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Author Topic: Seeds conservation  (Read 205 times)

sapla

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Seeds conservation
« on: July 21, 2020, 10:27:40 pm »

Hi,

when the garden becomes too small, we have to organize crop rotations especially with annuals.
I would like to know if someone has tried freezen seeds to keep them viable for several years.
I have read seeds can be viable over 20 years if they are packaged well in the freezer.
this way would make it easier to collect our favorite seeds, and would have more viable seeds to trade with less gardening
do you have any feedback?
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Mangrove

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Re: Seeds conservation
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2020, 03:52:31 pm »

I can hook you up with Jamaican Dogwood seed. but A. Nilotica here is seeding too, but idk if EU customs let's things from FL in these days
« Last Edit: July 24, 2020, 03:54:39 pm by Mangrove »
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MadPlanter

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Re: Seeds conservation
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2020, 07:48:56 pm »

Most veggie and herb seeds if dried to the right moisture level can be frozen without damage. Problem with not drying down enough is rupturing the cells in the seeds when they freeze and then killing them.
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Re: Seeds conservation
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2020, 03:46:09 am »

Hi there! Take a look at my post, you might find it interesting. Cheers!
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