How to store seeds?

November 4, 2014
How to store seeds?

In order to get a good harvest, you must comply with the requirements for storing seeds. From our article you will learn how to store seeds.

Store the seeds correctly

The following factors need to be considered to conserve seeds.

  • When storing seeds, make sure they are well dried. To dry the seeds, you need to put them on paper and leave in a warm ventilated room;
  • The humidity of the air in the room should be within 50%;
  • The optimal place for storing seeds is a glazed balcony;
  • If you prefer to store seeds at home, then the storage temperature should not exceed + 20 degrees. Avoid temperature fluctuations in the room;
  • When storing seeds at home, put them in the bottom drawers of cabinets or under the bed away from the battery;
  • It is not recommended to store seeds in the kitchen;
  • For those who prefer to keep the seeds in the fridge, put them on the door;
  • If you have a large number of seeds for storage, it is recommended to clean them in the basement or cellar;
  • Before you send the seeds for storage, you must sort them from foreign debris. For the best preservation, it is recommended to check the seeds once a month and sift the spoiled ones;
  • It is necessary to store seeds in a dark room, as sunlight stimulates germination;
  • For storage of seeds it is recommended to use paper or plastic bags, or cloth bags;
  • If the room in which you plan to store the seeds is subject to the appearance of rodents, then fold the seed containers into a tin box;
  • To protect against moisture, place a grain of silica gel in the box (bags of silica gel can be found in the box with new shoes);
  • For ease of use of seeds, sign the boxes indicating the name of the crop, variety and year of collection;
  • The shelf life of seeds ranges from two to eight years, depending on the crop.