have been meaning to post the one topic about seeds saving and have just kept forgetting. Many of you probably know, but for others, I will tell you about my seed saving.
About 8 years ago, I bought about 300.00 worth of rare, heirloom varities of tomatoes and peppers. I have friends all over the globe so they assisted me in finding rare varieties in the country's they live in. I have a vacuum sealer. I stored all the seed in a vacuum sealer bag, in my refrigerator. I also covered the vacuum bag with a paper bag to keep out light. Long story short...I am still using those seeds 8 years later. Every year, including the very first year, I have averaged 90+% germination rates. I have read up on this topic extensively, and it appears that the seeds will just about store forever. I use my vacuum saver for a bajillion things and have found it to be one of the best investments I ever made (I am on about my 4th sealer in 18 years.)I keep mine on the counter and use it at least 2 or 3 times a week (I remember someone had posted a comment wondering if the sealer was worth the investment.)