Seeds in the fridge... Yes or no

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

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    Yoghurts

    Yoghurts Member

    I keep my seeds in ziplock bags inside another bigger ziplock bag, inside a small plastic tub with rice, inside a larger plastic tub with rice, inside an esky.
    Which lives in the vegetable crisper, in the fridge. :)
     
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    OLD DUDE

    OLD DUDE Active Member

    Ummm, why have seeds sitting around? Pop and grow them bitches;)
     
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    st0wandgrow

    st0wandgrow Well-Known Member

    Those of us living in a medical marijuana state are restricted by plant counts .... otherwise I'd be poppin!
     
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    nova1992

    nova1992 Active Member

    "It is possible to store seeds at temperatures below 32° if the water content is low enough. Temperatures as low as minus 320°, the temperature of liquid nitrogen, do not injure wheat embryos with less than 10% of water, but kill embryos containing 50% of water. So far, the technique of storing seeds at very low temperatures is merely an experimental laboratory procedure, which is neither necessary nor economically feasible."
     
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    Tjingles

    Tjingles Well-Known Member

    Something that I've always wondered is that if moisture expands when frozen wouldn't the minute amounts of frozen moisture damage say the inner shell wall or any cellular structure. I know if the moisture content is low enough it should be fine but what if some seeds do have a higher content? Dunno if I wanna take that chance!
     
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    BarnBuster

    BarnBuster Virtually Unknown Member

    i toss mine in the drawer
     
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    Ilovebush

    Ilovebush Well-Known Member

    fridge or freezer shouldn't matter...some seeds will germ faster when kept in the freezer for a while mimicking the long cold winter.
     
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    RockyMtnMan

    RockyMtnMan Well-Known Member

    I keep mine in the fridge, in a dark container with those pill bottle desiccants .
    I just dropped some two year old beans and they germed great.
     
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    GrowBrooklyn

    GrowBrooklyn Well-Known Member

    I do something similar and have had no issues with seeds as old as three years. Have not tried older. I let the seeds come to room temp for a couple days before trying to germ.
     
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    Amos Otis

    Amos Otis Well-Known Member

    Those tins the Attitude uses are perfect to keep out moisture and light. In the refrig crisper...no worries.
     
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    dabumps

    dabumps Well-Known Member

    It's crazy... When did I create this thread? July '12
     
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    nova1992

    nova1992 Active Member

    i like reading old threads!
     
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    docter

    docter Well-Known Member

    i,m gonna do whatever i want.
     
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    dabumps

    dabumps Well-Known Member

    wateva wateva it's my body I do what I want!
     
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    MERK JEEH

    MERK JEEH Member

    If i have mine inside of light proof packaginq & those packs inside of a pickle jar with 2-3 dessicant packs with jar lid on & kept in fridqe at 55 deqrees F....

    Do i have to take cautious measures when i pull the jar out in order to add to my inventory/qerminate seeds as time passes?

    Like when i pull it out from the 55 deqree F fridqe into a 75 deqree F house... am i riskinq moisture buildup or too much temperature fluctuation etc?

    Once i pull out the cold jar into the warmer room in order to pull out some seeds.. should i keep the jar open for a few hours & allow it to come to room temperature in order to verify that just incase moisture entered into the cold jar upon openinq it, that that moisture evaporated before i seal the jar back up & put it back in the fridqe?..

    Or is it ok to simply open the fridqe, pull the jar out into 75 deqrees F, open the jar, pull some seeds out, reclose the cold jar immediately & place back in fridqe?..
    Or do i qta let it sit open for a while to prevent moisture enterinq the jar via cold jar & warm room temp air interactions, etc?...

    Not tryinq to overcomplicate this.. its just that i have $2,000 worth of seeds in this jar & need EXPERT ADVICE.

    THANK U.

    PLEASE REPLY ASAP.





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