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Index: GrowFAQ : How should I store my seeds? Added by: MisterIto Last edited by: administrator Viewed: 828 times Rated by 7 users: 9.50/10 For uninterrupted long term storage, freezing in a vacuum pack with a dessicant is best. Each time a batch of seeds goes through a freeze/thaw cycle, a few become unviable. For storage lengths of a few years or less, room temperature storage in an airtight container with a dessicant is satisfactory. Vacuum packing with dessicant and room temperature storage is best for access without the thaw and re-freezing that kills them. The problem with using the refrigerator for any period of time is the excessive amount of moisture constantly present. Each time the door is opened,
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Unformatted text preview: moisture condenses on items inside, for which the dessicant is an inadequate deterrent for molds. A vacuum sealed container should not condense moisture on the inside. Using heat to remove any moisture present in rice or other "makeshift" dessicants will improve effectiveness and longevity. I have heard of vermiculite being used as a dessicant, but would recommend silica gel as a first choice. I heard of properly stored seeds over 10 years old still germinating at acceptable rates. Last modified: 18:20 - Nov 08, 2000 Quicklink: http://overgrow.com/growfaq/33 GrowFAQ © 2000-2004 Overgrow faq:33 "How should I store my seeds?" Compiled by QMP3T...
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