Storing seeds

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Storing seeds
« on: October 15, 2008, 14:20 »
Hi all, I've been really pleased with my first year of small scale veg growing in pots, bags and a raised bed.  :D

Generally 1 only had about 6 - 12 plants of each veg which I grew from seed. this quantity was fine for us.

I now have  a lot of seed left over which I'm hoping I can use next year. Is this the case and what's the best way of storing it?

I have: runner beans, sweetcorn, peas, sweet peppers, aubergine, salad leaves, basil, oregano.

Here's hoping they'll be okay for next year's fun!  :lol:

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2008, 14:26 »
Air tight tin in a cool place.

I use our pantry - others use the bottom of the fridge!
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2008, 14:42 »
wow, thanks DD - that was a quick reply! :o

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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2008, 14:45 »
Been a miserable day here, so could not get down the plot. I'm sitting at the PC doing some other work, with one eye on the forums!

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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2008, 15:07 »
Another way is in a jar with a lid and toss in one of those little silica gel packs you get in boxes of shoes, sports equipment, handbags, etc. Do make sure the seeds are thoroughly dry first. Bean seeds can take longer to dry than you realize.



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