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How Long Can Saved Seed Last?

Is it worth it to save seeds from your garden? We believe so! The average storage life of a seed is dependent on how they are stored. Ideal conditions for storage is in a cool and dry area. They need to be put into something like paper envelopes, ziploc baggies, glass jars, or a storage bin to eliminate moisture and warmth with glass containers as the preferred choice.

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How long will they last?

Here are some estimates based on ideal conditions;

1 year: onions, parsnips

2 years: corn, spinach

3 years: beans, beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, lettuce, peas

4 years: cucumbers, chard, lettuce, peppers, squash, melons

5 years: radishes, tomatoes, turnips

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