Saving Seeds - Knowledgebase Question

Elk Grove, CA
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Question by mrbizz
April 28, 2001
How long do seeds last when you buy them in packets from the
store? Can I use these seeds next year?

Answer from NGA
April 28, 2001
If properly stored, seeds can remain viable for several years. Place extra seeds in an airtight container and store in a cool, dark area. I put mine in a clean jar, screw the lid down tightly, and place the jar on the floor of a seldom-used closet. They germinate just fine 3-4 years later!

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