The Q&A Archives: How To Store Unplanted Seeds

Question: What is the proper way to store unplanted seeds? There are seeds packets are clearance in my garden centers now, and would like to buy to plant for next year.

Answer: Seeds are best stored in a cool dry place at an even temperature, and the refrigerator works very well. Put the packets in an airtight container such as a jar with a lid or a zipper plastic bag and keep them in the fridge until spring. Most seeds will last for at least a year if well stored.

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