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Originally posted by sweetpeanc
Seeds sprout best in a warm, moist environment. Therefore, to store seeds, you need to create the opposite conditions. The above suggestion about the silica gel packs is a good one. You want your seeds to be no more than 8%-9% moisture. I have my seeds in a glass jar in the fridge with a couple silica packs in there. When you get ready to sprout them, get them out about a week before you plant to let the moisture level rise.
Certain seeds store longer than others. The shelf life listed below assumes that seeds are stored correctly. Seeds can be expected to have 80% of normal germination or greater for at least this long. However, you should have at least some germination for much longer if you take care of your seeds.
Bean, Dry 3
Bean, Lima 3
Bean, Snap 3
Swiss Chard 4
[edit on 17-3-2009 by sweetpeanc]