collecting and storing pansy/viola seeds
I have some pretty blue and purple pansies that have done a good job of reseeding in my gardens. Many of the offspring are prettier than their parents. I'd like to collect some seeds and grow them in flats next year so I can have better control over where the plants end up.
The plants are producing seed heads now.
What is the best way to store them?
Would they be better off in the fridge or at room temperature? I've been told that pansy seeds have a very short shelf life. Will they make it until next march, when I usually sow purchased pansy seeds?