Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Save Money on Seeds

Most home gardeners purchase their seeds in the spring.  I usually wait until the fall when the prices have been drastically reduced. Many gardeners don't know that the quality and shelf life of seeds can be extended if they are kept in a cold, dark, dry area.

The photo above is a room inside The Millennium Seed Bank Vault.

Deep inside the mountain on a remote island in the Svalbard archipelago, halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, lies the Global Seed Vault.

Currently, the Vault holds more than 860,000 samples, originating from almost every country in the world at A temperature of -18ºC. Fortunately, you don't have to go to such extremes to prolong the life of your seeds. 

Here is a chart that will help you to determine how long your seeds will be usable. 

The seeds in the photo above have been stored in the back of my frig. This past spring and summer I used quite a few of them to grow the vegetables you see on my YouTube garden video channel. Gardening is fun and rewarding but it doesn't have to be expensive. 

YouTube Channel

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