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How Long Can You Keep Vegetable Seeds?

By Nannette Richford ; Updated September 21, 2017

Garden seeds keep from one to five years depending on the storage conditions and specific plant. Keep seeds in a cool, dry area. Use within one year for best results.


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Nannette Richford is an avid gardener, teacher and nature enthusiast with more than four years' experience in online writing. Richford holds a Bachelor of Science in secondary education from the University of Maine Orono and certifications in teaching 7-12 English, K-8 General Elementary and Birth to age 5.