Learn How & Where to Store Extra Seeds

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Keep extra seeds dry and on-hand for your next round of plants. Learn more in this free educational video series. View Video Transcript

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Doug Smiddy

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Hi, I'm Doug Smiddy of Smiddy's Gardening Services here on behalf of expertvillage.com. Today we are here to talk about starting your plants from seeds. Okay, now I have planted all of my seeds but guess what? I have got a bunch of them left over. I mean, that is a lot of plants you can get out of there. Now, most seeds will stay viable for two to three years depending on the type and the best way to keep them fresh, you want to A. to keep them dry. B. keep them in an air tight container. I am going to use a bag like this, with a zip lock type top or a Tupperware container. Whatever is handy for you . Put them in there, of course the open end up so they don't spill out. Try to get most of the air out. It doesn't have to be critical. So now they are dry, in an airtight container and what I am going to do is put these up on a closet shelf. You want to keep them in the dark too because you don't want them to germinate. Moisture, air, and light is what germinates seed so we want to remove the seeds from that environment. Why waste them? You know use all the seeds for two to three years, get the most for your money.