Storing seeds - Knowledgebase Question

Camarillo, Ca
Question by whiter2
July 10, 2009
I purchased too many pumpkin seeds for a pumpkin patch,also corn seeds. How can they be stored to be used next spring?

Answer from NGA
July 10, 2009


Heat, light and humidity are enemies of seeds so store your seeds in a jar with a tight fitting lid, in a cool, dark place. I keep leftover seeds in their original packets (so I have the cultivar names and days to maturity) and just put the packets in a mason jar which I set on the floor of my linen closet. I also make a note on my next year's calendar where my seeds are stored so I don't purchase more seeds next spring.

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