Seed Saving - how do I store my seed?
Vegetable seed saving is a way to keep your gardening costs down. For best results fresh seed should be bought each season, however most seed will keep for a year or two if stored properly.
The best place to store vegetable seeds is in a cool dry place. Heat and humidity are the major factors that destroy the viability of seeds. The best way to save vegetable seed is to store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Some vegetable seeds have a shorter life span than others. Some of these are:
There are other vegetable seeds that will germinate 3-4 years after they have been harvested. Some of these are:
Then there are some vegetable seeds that will last up to 5 years.
The viability of the seed will depend on whether or not they have been stored properly and any stored seed should be tested before planting.
To test the seed: