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Will freezing temps affect seeds?

Posted by heirloomjunkie 5a (My Page) on
Mon, Dec 26, 11 at 14:59

I have a variety of veggie seeds in the garage. I just remembered I have them out there, and the temps have been below freezing at night for about a month or so now.

Are they okay to use for next year, or should I start with new ones?

Thanks,

Kim


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RE: Will freezing temps affect seeds?

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Mon, Dec 26, 11 at 21:32

Kim, it may depend on your humidity, how dry the seeds were when stored. Dry and cold, even frozen shouldn't harm the seeds of anything you would be planting in a vegetable garden. Widely fluctuating temperatures combined with moisture or high humidity can damage them.


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RE: Will freezing temps affect seeds?

Thanks! I'd probably be risking it planting them. Oh well, gives me an excuse to try something new!


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RE: Will freezing temps affect seeds?

Johnny Chapman may have been a nut but he provided apple trees for over 3 states for the local farmers for 5 cents per seedling. As for me I have never eaten any apple that was home grown that was not 10 times better tasting than any store bought apple. Red and Yellow delicious have a great taste if picked off your own trees, store bought just do not have that much flavor. I learned a while back that there are no such things as an expert, only educated guessers.


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