Seedfork said:I will state for a fact that seeds stored in a metal garden shed through the summer in Alabama are not very good the next year.
They probably cooked. Even in Minnesota, my shed gets too warm in the late winter. One year I tried overwintering delosperma in the shed because I always have a problem with winter wet in late winter/very early spring. They came out of dormancy too early and subsequently froze. And there are no windows in the shed, either.
And yes, I disagree with somethings on that longevity chart, also. But one has to start somewhere, I suppose.
Everyone should remember that with Mother Nature, there are no unbroken rules.
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