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Can I whine here for a minute?

Posted by decohouse 6b-7 (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 20, 09 at 1:56

I am new to gardening, so every little seed is precious. Last year several people from a couple other boards sent seed to me and I was a good girl - I put them all in the fridge so I could plant them this year. The fridge in the garage.
Well, hubby took it upon himself to put the box in the crisper drawer. Well, guess what? The fridge leaked something into the drawer, and when I got them out tonight the ones that were in paper envelopes (about 1/2 a shoebox worth) were wet and moldy! Do you know how many seeds there are in 1/2 a shoe box? I could cry!
The ones that were in little plastic ziplock bags look to be dry and fine.
Gardening is a continuous learning experience. What did I learn from this? I know, when I start collecting seeds to trade, they will be going in little plastic bags - even though they are a little more costly than making my own bags! lol.
Have a great day everyone - and thanks for listening to me whine.

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RE: Can I whine here for a minute?

I often wonder why people keep seeds in the fridge...I always think there will be too much moisture. I only keep the seeds that definitely need cold stratification in there...Anyway if you are in need of seeds I can send you a bunch for postage.

RE: Can I whine here for a minute?

  • Posted by bakemom z6 Central Ohio (My Page) on
    Fri, Mar 20, 09 at 11:21

This makes no sense. Only certain seeds need to be cold stratified and they need mositure. My seeds sit on my desk.

Girl, head over to winter sowing. We will help you. Post, and tell them Bakemom sent you. See what happens.

RE: Can I whine here for a minute?

Ladies, I appreciate you!
I saw a church sign just yesterday that said:
This might be a perfect example of that. lol. I read that to keep seeds fresh that couldn't be planted right away - put them in fridge.

RE: Can I whine here for a minute?

dried seeds--optimum storage=in an airtight container in a cool, dark, dry place; possibly the basement, garage or refrigerator. (I read somewhere that storing seeds near apples is a bad idea, but I can't remember why.) well-dried seeds can even be kept (in an airtight container) in the freezer for longer storage.

RE: Can I whine here for a minute?

  • Posted by bakemom z6 Central Ohio (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 23, 09 at 12:40

How has it gone so far? LOL!

RE: Can I whine here for a minute?

it's always been that way.

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