Top 10 Tips for Storing Seeds

If you have leftover seeds or aren’t ready to plant your seeds when they arrive, you’ll need to store them properly to ensure good germination.

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Pre-sprout your seeds9. Or dry saved seeds on paper towels. They’ll stick to the towels when dry, so roll them up right in the towel to store them. When you’re ready to plant, just tear off bits of the towel, one seed at a time, and plant seed and towel right in the soil.
 
10. Even if you’re organized, methodical, and careful about storing seeds, accept the fact that some seeds just won’t germinate the following year. Home gardeners will find that stored sweet corn and parsnip seeds, in particular, have low germination rates, and other seeds will only remain viable for a year or two.
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