Seed Storing - Knowledgebase Question

Vienna, VA
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Question by JohnnySuede
June 26, 1998
I just recieved your catalog (thanks!) and I have a question. Some of the packages have a lot of seeds in them. I'm wondering if I can save whatever is left for the next season. Where and how do I store the seeds? How long (how many years) will those seeds stay good?

Answer from NGA
June 26, 1998
You can store seeds for 2-3 years, and sometimes longer. Put the unused seeds into an airtight container, label them, and place them in a cool, dark location like the bottom of a closet or the back of a cupboard. Viability of seeds diminishes with age, but if you keep your seeds dry and out of temperature extremes, they should sprout reliably for two or three years after purchase.

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