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Save seeds directly from plants or those you don't use from a seed packet.
Learn more about seed expiration dates here: https://foodhero.org/healthy-food/should-i-throw-out-my-seeds-their-exp….
Tips for storing seeds: (except for tomato seeds directly from plants as they are very different to save)
- Before storing your seeds, be certain the seeds are fully dry, to the point of being brittle or breakable.
- Place dried seeds in a paper envelope, which will absorb any moisture that might get in, and label it with the seed name and year. Another tip is to save silica packets that can be found in some food or packages and put them in with the seeds to help absorb moisture, but keep them away from children as the packets can be a chocking hazard.
- Label and date the envelope. If you are saving unused seeds from a seed packet label the envelope with the expiration date from the seed packet.
- Put the envelopes in an airtight container out of direct sunlight. Store the container in a cool, dry place. A refrigerator or freezer is a great storage spot.