Storing seeds

I bought some flower and herb seeds that I never used. Is there a way to store them for next yr, so I don't let my $ go to waste?
  7 answers
  • Hi I save a lot of seeds & maintain a local community seed bank. Good storage is really important if you want to preserve the viability of your seeds. Small seeds have a shorter life than larger ones. You may find this article I wrote helpful. Ideally, if you have room, keep a small sealed container in your fridge or a dark jar/rodent proof box + keep moisture & light out. Hope this helps!

  • Jo A Jo A on Jun 03, 2014
    Saving seeds are not hard, just keep them dry. Make sure you put them into paper envelopes and mark them as to know what they are. Do not keep them any where they will collect any moisture. Just remember, the older the seed the less they will germinate.

  • Robert Muttenthaler Robert Muttenthaler on Jun 03, 2014
    I always have plenty of seeds or bulbs left over each year from the planting season. All I do is store them in paper bags and put them in a dry play. I use paper bags because it allows air to flow and circulate keeping the bulbs and seeds healthy till next years planting. So I keep paper lunch bag and elastics on hand and don't forget to mark what is in each bag and the date

  • Frances Davis Frances Davis on Jun 03, 2014
    I've heard you refrigerate them like you do bulbs but I'm not sure so you may want to research that further.

  • Frances Davis Frances Davis on Jun 03, 2014
    I just read the other comments so please don't refrigeratate your bulbs!

  • Donna Shepard Donna Shepard on Jun 03, 2014
    I keep mine in the refrigerator and they do just fine.. Some I have over two years old and they still grow..

  • Polly Zieper Polly Zieper on Jun 05, 2014
    @Donna, thank you so much!Do you store them in airtight containers?