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Drying Seeds with Silica Gel

By RickCorey
November 21, 2015

It can be slow to dry seeds thoroughly in humid weather and prevent mold. Seal partly dried seeds in a tightly sealed jar with a desiccant like silica gel to get them down to 15% eRH, which will give them the longest possible viable lifetime in storage.

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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Nov 20, 2015 8:46 PM CST
I'm happy to have this in an article so we can find it easier! Smiling

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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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Nov 20, 2015 9:13 PM CST
Thanks very much!

Kew Royal Gardens / Millennium Seed Project kept changing their links, but the ones I posted should still be active. I tested them recently.

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