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Name: Cole
Pittsboro, North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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colelwol
Aug 26, 2017 7:24 PM CST
Anyone know a cheap method for long-term seed storage that is effective?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Aug 26, 2017 8:57 PM CST
Seeds need cool and dry for long term storage. Seal your seeds into Ziploc bags and store them in the produce drawer of your refrigerator. I've kept seeds for multiple years this way.
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Name: Tom Cagle
SE-OH (Zone 6a)
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Coppice
Aug 27, 2017 5:58 AM CST
Dry for storage, for me is a drawer on an interior wall, away from direct sunlight. Until you know what fully dry is, use paper envelopes.
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Name: Cole
Pittsboro, North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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colelwol
Aug 27, 2017 5:58 PM CST
ok thanks everyone
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
Aug 27, 2017 6:31 PM CST
Coppice said:Dry for storage, for me is a drawer on an interior wall, away from direct sunlight. Until you know what fully dry is, use paper envelopes.


I have read, but haven't done so, that you do what @Coppice said. And then, you place the envelopes in a glass jar. So you either need really small envelopes or a really big jar or some type of combination of envelopes and jars.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Aug 27, 2017 11:27 PM CST
Yes, put the little paper envelopes into ziploc bags. I assumed you already had the seeds in paper envelopes.

You can build your own little envelopes from small (4 x 4 inch or 6 x 6 inch) pieces of paper. I make origami drinking cups and fold both flaps one direction or tiny origami envelopes.
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