Best Way To Store Daylily Seeds over the winter?
Finally finished planting all the daylily seeds from last season. Last year I dried the seeds for 48 hours after collecting then placed them in small plastic zip lock bags. These bags were then put in an air tight jar and stored in the fridge since last fall. I had very little fungus growth and all the seeds were firm and plump.
After planting about two weeks ago, I have about 50% germination with some crosses not germinating at all yet.
I am wondering if I should have placed the seeds in an airtight container or just have put them in a sealed plastic container as I did in past years. In past years I was able to get 80 to 90% germination but had more fungus growth on the seeds over winter storage,
Have you found a better way of storing seeds for the winter months so they stay viable and stay free of mold.
One year I coated the seeds with a light dusting of captan. That seemed to work well. I may go back to doing that this year.
All suggestions are welcome.