Seeds From My Garden by Helene Demels

To Obtain the Best Results with Your Garden Seeds

  1. Store only thoroughly dried seeds.
  2. Don’t allow seeds to become damp after the initial drying.
  3. Keep the storage temperature as low as possible.
  4. Keep the storage area as dry as possible, especially if the temperature is below freezing.
  5. Label all containers with variety, date, and any other pertinent information about the strain of your savings.
  6. If you keep seeds in envelopes, store the whole collection in a tightly covered lard can, large mayonnaise jar or other sealed container.
  7. Peas and beans are best stored in bags rather than in airtight containers.
  8. If you keep seeds for more than one year, be sure to protect them as much as possible from heat and dampness during the summer.


From the guidelines, you can see that an ideal place for storing seeds is in your refrigerator or freezer.

The refrigerator is an excellent place to store those commercial seeds left over from summer gardening activities. Place the envelopes of seeds in a canning jar and cap it and place in refrigerator until ready to use.

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