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What's the best way to store my unused seeds for the next planting season?

  1. DonnaCosmato profile image95
    DonnaCosmatoposted 5 years ago

    What's the best way to store my unused seeds for the next planting season?

  2. Rosemay50 profile image79
    Rosemay50posted 5 years ago

    Firstly make sure any seeds are thoroughly dry.
    If they are loose keep them in a sealed  envelope so you can label them & write any instructions on them. An open packet can be kept in a sealed envelope too. then put them away in an airtight container. just make sure they are not kept  in an area where there may be humidity, i.e your kitchen, laundry. 

    Seeds can be kept in a zip-lock bags too but be sure the  to keep them in a cool dry place, if the bags sweat it may cause mildew on your seeds. 
    They should be fine to use next year.

  3. Sandy Frost profile image60
    Sandy Frostposted 5 years ago

    You can preserve them in bag vacuum sealers or air-tight canning jars for an year or more but keep these seeds dry first. Before preservation, put these unused seeds before sunlight for few hours, though, you can even use an alternative method of drying so choose as you wish.

    I'll recommend bag vacuum sealer as the best preservation medium. Besides, try to choose any non-humid location where you are going to store these seeds.

    Thank you, hope this answer could be helpful for you.

  4. TheNerdyGardener profile image87
    TheNerdyGardenerposted 5 years ago

    I wrote a hub about this very topic:

    http://thenerdygardener.hubpages.com/hu … -Viability

    I hope you find it useful.