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07/11/2013 at 20:10

I have saved some seeds from squash and three types of beans

I dried them all and they have been in sealed plastic pots for a few weeks

? Is this right as someone said they should go in envelopes or in the fridge etc etc

Advice please Friends

07/11/2013 at 20:16

I save my beans in paper bags or envelopes, and store them in a plastic box under the stairs. Cool and dark. Same for all my seeds. Don't do fridge unless a seed specifically needs that treatment.

07/11/2013 at 20:28

? So are they in an air tight situation Kef

07/11/2013 at 20:41

If they ripened on the plants before picking off and are completely dried they can be stored in any dry cool cupboard. If they have any moisture in them they'll go mouldy in seeled plastic boxes, I prefer paper bags or envelopes.

07/11/2013 at 20:52

As Nut says they must be dry. When mine are they go into bags and into an airtight box. The box suits me as they are out off sight and all in one place.

07/11/2013 at 21:28

I use some old tablet pots, but only those with dessicants in. In a plastic pot, unless there is something to absorb moisture, seeds will go mouldy.

08/11/2013 at 07:51
08/11/2013 at 14:55

I use old envelopes, plastic press top bags and tiny plastic or glass pots.  I like to be able to see what I've got.  The essential thing is they must be really, really dry before you store them.

The cupboard under the stairs works well for me - dark and unheated by dry.

08/11/2013 at 15:50

Hi Dove, just ordererd some of these from Amazon, thanks for the tip

19/11/2013 at 19:07

Here's how I make mine. This is with A4 paper but obviously A5 would be better. 

19/11/2013 at 19:18

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