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Storing Your Garden Seeds: Creating a System That Works For You in 2024.
Episode 324th February 2024 • The Homestead Podcast • Carol & Jamie -
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Carol & Jamie of are your homesteading co-hosts. Jamie practices homesteading skills in town. Carol homesteads on the farm.

Storing garden seeds on your homestead is crucial for ensuring a bountiful harvest year after year. Proper storage helps maintain seed viability and protects against pests and environmental damage. Here are key points to remember:

  1. Container Choice: Use airtight containers such as glass jars, metal tins, or plastic containers with tight-fitting lids to keep out moisture and pests.
  2. Cool, Dry Location: Store seeds in a cool, dry place to prevent moisture buildup, which can lead to mold and seed spoilage. A basement or root cellar is ideal.
  3. Temperature Considerations: Seeds last longest when stored at cool, stable temperatures. Aim for 32-41°F (0-5°C) for most seeds.
  4. Darkness: Keep seeds in a dark location to protect them from light, which can reduce their viability over time.
  5. Humidity Control: Use silica gel packets or dry rice to absorb any excess moisture inside the storage container.
  6. Labeling: Properly label each container with the seed type and date of storage to keep track of their age and viability.
  7. Seed Saving: Consider saving seeds from your healthiest plants for future use, ensuring you have a supply of seeds adapted to your specific growing conditions.

By following these guidelines, you can preserve the quality and viability of your garden seeds, ensuring a successful harvest for years to come.

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