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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: Sharon Mc
Upstate SC (Zone 7b)
Peonies Region: South Carolina
Nov 21, 2015 4:52 AM CST
Wonderfully informative article; this is exactly why I love ATP.
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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Nov 23, 2015 12:12 AM CST
Thanks very much, Sharon!

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