Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Do You Know How to Store Your Seeds?

In a previous post I discussed how to know when seed is ready for storage. But I may have left you wondering about the best WAY to store your seed. Just follow these 3 simple guidelines to ensure you keep your seeds in good condition. High quality seeds will last longer and have higher germination rates if you do.

1. Make sure you put seeds in a clean container that keeps the seeds dry and free of pests like mice.

2. Keep seeds in a dark location. Some seeds need light to germinate.

3. Seeds need to be kept cool until you are ready for them to sprout.

I like to keep my seeds in a large glass jar in the refrigerator. This meets all of the above conditions, and they're all in one place. If you do the same, remember to allow the jar to reach room temperature before you open it. If there happens to be any condensation on the outside of the jar, it will evaporate by that time.


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