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Old 09-22-2019, 08:24 AM   #1
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Could I store some extra food plot seed for a year in a shop and it still be good to plant? Is there any trick to storing it?
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Old 09-22-2019, 08:42 AM   #2
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For gardening we store seed in the freezer.
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:54 AM   #3
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Keep it dry.
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:56 AM   #4
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I've kept Buckforage oats for a year in the barn for a year with planting success. I just kept it dry
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Old 09-22-2019, 10:19 AM   #5
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I keep garden seeds in the garage fridge. Some have been in there for years and still grow. Have kept oats and rye (50 lb bags) in the garden shed for a couple years and they still worked OK. Got a 10lb bag of buckwheat for cover in the garden. Only used a couple lbs this summer. Will see how well they keep in the house.
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Old 09-22-2019, 03:08 PM   #6
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Keep dry, cool climate best.

Does it have inoculate on it? The bacteria would need to be kept in a cool place. Not in a hot garage or barn for a year.
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Old 09-22-2019, 06:30 PM   #7
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You can keep it but your germination percentage drops.
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:03 PM   #8
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I would just overseed instead of save it.
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:17 PM   #9
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Put it in sealed container. Rats and mice will year it up if they can get to it!


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Old 09-24-2019, 11:56 PM   #10
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Could I store some extra food plot seed for a year in a shop and it still be good to plant? Is there any trick to storing it?
5 gallon bucket. Just keep it dry
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Old 09-26-2019, 07:51 AM   #11
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The freezer works great if not put it in the house with consistant temps, maybe under the bed!!!!
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Old 09-26-2019, 08:04 AM   #12
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Weevils will be in it, the problem is that the seed companies store this stuff in warehouses that contain all kinds of seeds and sometimes feed.

I had oat seed left over and put it in sealed 5 gallon buckets. The next fall it was full of weevils and useless.
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Old 09-26-2019, 08:28 PM   #13
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I have kept it a full year, it might depend on the seed type. I just planted some year old medium red clover and itís up and running. I stored some plot screen seed for three years because I only needed a little of it each year. It was stored in a rat proof storage building but it got hot as heel in the summer. Still germinated to the bottom of the bag. I had a half bag of wheat left over from last year and I just mixed it in with whatever I planted last week, but I canít tell you it germinated. Hereís the clover.
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I planted everything in our autumn garden from seeds I found in the shop fridge dated 2012.





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