How to store

kyla76(6)June 29, 2009

I'm looking for information on the best way to store a small variety of seeds. This is my first year of harvesting my own and I'm having a hard time finding information on which ones need to be refrigerated/frozen or can just stay in a cool place. Does anyone know where I might be able to find such information?

Thanks!

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remy_gw

Hi,
Most all seeds can be stored in a cool dry place just fine. Freezing is recommended for long term storage. There are certain things you must do for freezing so I don't recommend it if you are saving seeds to trade or if you plan on re planting you seeds in the next few years.
A few seeds need to be sown immediately or stored with moisture which I think you might vaguely remember reading somewhere and have confused for cold storage. Most of those seeds are spring woodland plants like hellebore or dicentra. Also some fruit seeds need moisture to be viable.
In general, a cool dark dry spot works just fine : )
Remy

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kyla76(6)

Thanks!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2009 at 4:31PM
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