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Jul 23, 2011 7:51 PM CST
|If you plan on saving pollen for next year what type of bottle/env do you put the pollen in and kept in the freezer?|
I saved a few medicine bottles, but general too large. Any suggestions?
Jul 24, 2011 12:25 PM CST
|Cut some squares of aluminum foil (2"x2") and use a square for each anther. Lay the anther on the foil to dry for a day or two. Then fold the foil up like an envelope and label the back. I use sharpie for this. Put them all into one jar, preferably with a desiccant packet included. If you can't find silica gel desiccant, you can use horticultural sand from a garden center. Either should be dried in the oven first (250 deg.). A couple of tablespoons of dried sand or silica gel gathered together on a piece of cloth tied with a string should work great.|
THEN DO WHAT I DIDN'T DO LAST YEAR: MAKE A RECORD OF WHAT POLLENS YOU HAVE IN THE JAR!!!
Put jar in freezer.
Jul 24, 2011 4:04 PM CST
|Thanks, I will try your procedure...|
Jul 27, 2011 7:04 PM CST
|You do want a jar with a tight sealing lid. Moisture spells death for pollen (until you're ready to use it).|