What is the best way to store/send seed?

vivilet(7b AL)October 19, 2005

I would like to know what is the best way to store/send seed? Is there and advantage of using paper coin envelopes

or is plastic bags ok? Also should all seeds be stored in the refridgerator over the winter? Viv

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susanzone5(z5NY)

I use tiny plastic ziploc baggies (from the bead store) but some use paper envelopes. No need to refrigerate them. Keep them in an airtight canister in a cool, dry place. I put a thin layer of dessicant (that powder you buy in a box to dry flowers with.) Mine last for years that way. One exception is peas and beans which shouldn't be sealed. I've heard they need to breathe, but don't quote me on that one. I keep them loosely bagged and they do fine.

When sending seed, I wrap the baggie in bubble wrap first.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2005 at 7:49PM
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vivilet(7b AL)

Susan:
Thanks for the information, it is very useful.Viv

    Bookmark   October 19, 2005 at 9:32PM
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