Hello break23, thanks for missing MY experience. Something is so different to the methods in UK. Because of this I repress my own opinions sometimes. Anyway, I "work" not often with seeds (more cuttings). But If I want to grow from seeds, I pay attention to the following points. 1. Fruit seeds I store only for a short time, maximum 1 month-if they are kept moist and cool (not freezing!). Moisture allows the seeds to continue respiration, while cool temperatures inhibit fungal and bacterial activity, so that they do not rot during storage. 2. To prepare fruit seeds for storage, place them in a container with moist peat moss, sand or paper towels to keep them from drying out. Make sure, that the container admits a small amount of air (leave the lid loose or poke some holes), because fruit seeds will continue to respire or breathe and will suffocate if sealed into air-tight containers. Store in the refrigerator. Do not let the seeds freeze or dry out. Plant them so soon as possible because they will begin to mildew or rot because of their high moisture content. The same go for other seeds like tomatoes&Co. By this way, friends from Germany send me some seeds from "black" tomatoes. A good kind, but all the seeds are rotten during the 18! days on the Air-post to Thailand . I hope, it help you a little and wish large success furthermore. Sawadi krap, ThaiGer.