Heirlooms - Life Span - Knowledgebase Question

Madison, CT
Question by mikemazzafer
March 24, 1999
If I order heirloom seeds now, can I plant them next season (1-year from now) if stored properly? I'm planning in the unlikely event that Y2K creates major problems.

Answer from NGA
March 24, 1999


Heirloom seeds, or any seeds for that matter, should remain viable for 2-3 years (sometimes longer!) if stored properly. Place them in an airtight container and store them in a cool, dark location, such as the back of a cupboard or on the floor in a closet. Keep seeds away from sources of heat, humidity and light, and they will last quite a long time.

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