Incline Village, NV, June 06, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Home and Garden America (HAGA) has been active in the organic gardening industry since 2012. With its vast experience with organic garden seeds, the company was able to determine the best storage methods that will make seeds last for years.
Storing seeds offers several advantages, such as helping gardeners save more money and prevent waste. Most people buy lots of seed packets so they can grow more vegetable varieties. But in reality, the majority of those seeds will not be planted within one growing season. They need to be kept away properly so they can still be used for the succeeding years.
To make sure the seeds will remain viable for future use, HAGA suggests the following seed storage techniques:
First and foremost, put the seed packets in a zipper bag and then place the bag in a clean glass container. Spaghetti, pickle, or mason jars are good options for this.
The next step is to use desiccants. Just add some silica gels in the jar to get rid of the extra moisture that can affect the seeds.
Finally, close the jar tightly and keep it away from moisture and heat. These two things can quickly damage the seeds, so they must be avoided at all costs. The best place for storage is in a cold and dark area, like the freezer. Freezing can effectively retain freshness and extend the shelf life of the seeds. Just remember not to open the jar until the seeds are going to be used.
Following HAGA's storage tips can help any seed last for several years and be utilized for future growing seasons. Now there's no need to spend money on new packets every year as long as a well-preserved seed supply is available at home.
More information is available at HAGA's SlideShare page.
Chuck Harmon has been writing about organic gardening for many years. He uses heirloom organic garden seeds to grow the freshest and tastiest vegetables at home.