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Re: Buying Seeds

Post  floyd1440 on 7/23/2012, 8:21 pm

AvaDGardner wrote:Floyd, don't save them too long! They do lose germination potency with time.

Ava

I understand that different seeds have different shelve lives; like chives is very short. I think 2 years max?

Now I pulled my spinach after it bolted and am going to let it dry and get the seeds. Never saved spinach seeds so any advice?
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Post  AvaDGardner on 7/23/2012, 8:29 pm

If you keep seeds in a cool and dry, they will do better. I put mine in resealable plastic and in the fridge. One for cool weather & one for warm.

Was your spinach a hybrid? If so, the 'children' will be like one of the parents, but no what you grew.

If not, dry, store and use them this fall!

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Post  LittleGardener on 7/24/2012, 7:18 am

RoOsTeR wrote:
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Middlemomma suggested we ask her to add more companies to her Stickie up there, has she been here since May?
http://www.seedsavers.org/Items.aspx?hierId=8 - Maybe someone could add the SeedSavers Exchange Smile

Added Seedsavers to the list.
Thanks Smile Rooster.

Actually, others from this thread here, can be added too:
http://www.bountifulgardens.org/
http://www.burpee.com/heirloom-seeds-and-plants/
http://comstockseed.com/Inventory/inventory.htm
Fisher's Seeds
http://www.mypatriotsupply.com/
http://www.nativeseeds.org/
http://ohioheirloomseeds.com/

Boy, this is a very comprehensive Smile Resource list alright. Thank you!



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Post  floyd1440 on 7/24/2012, 8:22 pm

AvaDGardner wrote:If you keep seeds in a cool and dry, they will do better. I put mine in resealable plastic and in the fridge. One for cool weather & one for warm.

Was your spinach a hybrid? If so, the 'children' will be like one of the parents, but no what you grew.

If not, dry, store and use them this fall!

Ava

I am not sure if it was a hybrid. I was checking the net and they talk about male and female plants so I am concerned. But I have some drying out and will propably attempt to remove the seeds next week.

Currently they are green but the ones in the seed package are brown, do I have to get them out of their green shell?
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