Lettuce seed tape - Knowledgebase Question

St. Augustine, FL
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Question by epg2
February 10, 1998
Every year I buy gourmet blend lettuce seed tape. I have a small garden so I use only one packet in our Spring (now) and save the rest for Fall planting in September. Last September the seeds did not germinate. Should I being storing the seed tape forthe Fall in a special place? Cool? Dry?

Answer from NGA
February 10, 1998
The best way to save your seed tape for fall planting is to
place it in an airtight container. If you have room in
your refrigerator keep it there. If no room in refrigerator, keep them in the coolest place you can find.
If kept in the refrigerator lettuce seed should remain
viable for up to 5 years.

Also, perhaps there was another cause for your poor germination--dry soil, for example.

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