Seed Storage - Breath or Not ?

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Seed Storage - Breath or Not ?

Post by mobiledynamics » January 29th, 2020, 7:21 pm

I've got a chamber vac ----for food stuff.
For storing leftover seed, does it need to be in a cool dry place with some level of non-airtighness to breathe/vent/etc. Kinda like storing Spring Bulbs ?

Or is it better if I just vac seal them in a bag ?

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Re: Seed Storage - Breath or Not ?

Post by Green » February 4th, 2020, 10:49 pm

This is a really good question.

I only have anecdotal evidence to offer, but my Bewitched seed in clear plastic--taped shut--lasted longer than my other KBG seed in woven, white breathable plastic.

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Re: Seed Storage - Breath or Not ?

Post by mobiledynamics » February 5th, 2020, 7:37 pm

I recall a post where others have put it in the fridge. Dunno if it's is dedicated non-food fridge....
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