Seeds in the fridge... Yes or no

Discussion in 'Subcool's Old School Organics' started by dabumps, Jul 19, 2012.


    dabumps Well-Known Member

    Does it help them keep or is it just messed up?

    jgould Well-Known Member

    keep seeds in fridge! Keeps them fresh for years.

    SpicySativa Well-Known Member

    Cool and dry is good. Your fridge is humid...

    missnu Well-Known Member

    Actually refrigerators are very very dry..because of the can keep them in the freezer too...I would be more likely to store seeds in the freezer...I like the idea of stopping time once something is frozen.

    DeeTee Well-Known Member

    I keep my seeds in the fridge,doesn't seem to hurt them and I have some that's been in there for a year and they are still viable.

    SpicySativa Well-Known Member

    Well crap.... apparently it works! :)

    But... If you ever open your fridge, it will not be dry any more. When you open it, the mingling warm ambient air and cold conditions of te fridge will actually result in a RH near 100 %.

    st0wandgrow Well-Known Member

    I keep mine in the fridge and have never had a problem with germination. Be sure that you keep them in a container that is NOT transparent so you don't have light on them every time you open the fridge, and also put some grains of rice (uncooked) in the container as well as this will soak up any moisture that might seep in to the container.
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    SpicySativa Well-Known Member

    A quote from Subcool about his seeds.

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      Seeds will keep just fine for 5 years just sitting in a dark dry area.
      If you need to extend there life past this use a container with rice and store at 42 degrees. Do not use a home refrigerator the opening and closing of the box will raise and lower the temp of seeds reducing there longevity.

      40-45 constant.


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    smoke and coke Well-Known Member

    i keep mine in a safe in a room that is control temp of 70 degrees year round. have seeds that are quite a few years old and so far have been good germ rates.

    i saw a show on tv where they have a seed bunker will all different kinds of seeds in case something happens and we need to start over. i think the bunker was kept just above freezing, but they also changed out the old seeds with fresh every few years.

    jgould Well-Known Member

    Thats bullshit , fridge is best place. Put seeds in ziploc container and store in crisper. Easiest and BEST!!

    SpicySativa Well-Known Member

    Alright. I'm done here... Just trying to help.

    brotherjericho Well-Known Member

    Frost free freezers, I wonder if they are a bad idea...

    nugbuckets Well-Known Member

    i don't agree bro, Sub is right on with this one....if you want seeds to remain viable longest, they need to be in their own refrigerator that maintains the same temp and humidity, just ask yourself this....what keeps things the longest in a dormant state....the answer, is an evirionment that does not fluctuate..........i am sure most breeders whom are preserving genetics over time use this method, and quite sure Sub just didn't pull the idea out of thin air.....

    jgould Well-Known Member

    Whatever , fridge dude . It works period...

    jgould Well-Known Member

    And no sub is not right on with this one...

    jgould Well-Known Member

    Put them inside of any airtight container and throw them in the fridge anywheres , best place is crisper and they will last forever!!!!

    adgas Well-Known Member

    How often are you opening the fridge door to make the temps rise and fall?

    In NORMAL use the fridge will hardly fluctuate in temperature, also that being said ive sprouted some of my dads old bag seeds from the 70's that were just kept in a tin and in a drawer and 7 out of 10 sprouted and grew fine. just do what you think is best.

    if they dont work just buy some more, thats the beauty of the internet age.

    chbk Member

    I keep mine in the fridge in a tupper ware dish full of rice mine germ fine.....but hey i was wrong before......once lol

    polyarcturus Well-Known Member

    seed in dark place room temp. that it pollen needs the fridge seed will last for ever at room temp ive got bagseeds that are 3 years old never seen a fridge and they still pop.

    chbk Member

    Where does a seed spend the winter in nature???in the cold dark ground so i would think a fridge would be ok ....

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