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What is the best way to store/send seed?

Posted by vivilet 7b AL (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 19, 05 at 9:16

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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RE: What is the best way to store/send seed?

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.

RE: What is the best way to store/send seed?

Thanks for the information, it is very useful.Viv

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