Saving seed question

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by TnMtngirl, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. TnMtngirl

    TnMtngirl Well-Known Member Supporter

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    how can I save corn seed without bugs getting in it?Mothballs OK?
     
  2. decamper

    decamper Well-Known Member

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    Don't know about anyone else but I save seeds in my Tupperware containers, Ziplock bags, and I use film canisters for small seeds. I wouldn't use moth balls as I like to keep everything chemical free. I do not have any problems as long as the seeds are good and dry. I guess you could put seeds in the freezer. Anyone do that?
     

  3. Pony

    Pony Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I don't know that it's a good idea to freeze seed unless it requires a period of frozen dormancy.

    As long as the seeds are kept in a cool dry place, they'll be fine. I use paper envelopes, foil, plastic bags, whatever is handy. :)

    Pony!
     
  4. dlangland

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    As already said, no mothballs, please. Old jars work nicely for large seed. Deb
     
  5. TnMtngirl

    TnMtngirl Well-Known Member Supporter

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    OK no mothballs :) I dont have any used them all to keep the dogs out of the flower beds.Wont do that again.