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asked in category: General Last Updated: 29th March, 2020

Can seeds be stored in plastic bags?

Seed should be kept in a paper bag or envelope. Never store seed in a plastic bag or air tight container. The moisture trapped will cause the seed to mold and ruin the sample. The bag should always be kept in a dry place.

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People also ask, what is the best way to store seeds?

Store seeds in tightly sealed glass containers. You can store different kinds of seeds, each in individual paper packets, together in a large container. Keep seeds dry and cool. A temperature between 32° and 41°F is ideal, so your refrigerator can be a good place to store seeds.

Secondly, how do you store seeds long term? Storing Seeds for the Long Term

  1. Keep seeds at a cool to cold temperature of 40 degrees or less.
  2. Avoid fluctuations in temperature such as a garage or storeroom that is cold in winter but blazing hot in summer.
  3. Avoid light and never store seeds in direct sunlight or a well lit room.
  4. Keep your seeds in a moisture proof containers.

Correspondingly, how do you preserve seed packets?

Put the packets inside plastic food storage bags, Mason jars with tight-fitting lids, or glass canisters with gasketed lids. To keep seeds dry, wrap two heaping tablespoons of powdered milk in four layers of facial tissue, then put the milk packet inside the storage container with the seed packets.

How do you store pepper seeds?

Then remove the seeds from the peppers. Inspect them and remove any that are damaged or discolored, then spread them out on paper towels or newspaper to dry. Place the drying seeds in a warm area out of direct sunlight. Turn the seeds every couple of days to make sure the bottom layer is drying as well.

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