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    Mine are in a metal box, not in order just all in a big pile in there. I really need to sort it out and get it in order.

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    My seeds are in small brown envelopes.
    They are labelled and stored in alphabetical order in a shoe box .
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    I've got a big box for my veggie seeds, all grouped together by type, so beetroot all together, etc. I hold each bunch together with bulldog clips. I'm planning on getting some more, as I ran out of clips before I ran out of seed bunches lol
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    I'm doing a beginner's horticulture course at Edinburgh Botanic Gardens right now, and at last night's class the tutor recommended we keep seeds in an airtight container in the fridge, to keep them viable for as long as possible.

    I realise that those folk with mountains of seeds might find this a bit of a struggle ....but perhaps anything special might be worth storing very cold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babru View Post
    I'm doing a beginner's horticulture course at Edinburgh Botanic Gardens right now, and at last night's class the tutor recommended we keep seeds in an airtight container in the fridge, to keep them viable for as long as possible.

    I realise that those folk with mountains of seeds might find this a bit of a struggle ....but perhaps anything special might be worth storing very cold.
    I don’t have space in my fridge, but the garage is on the north side of our house, so always cooler than any other room.
    That is, when they’re not all strewn around the kitchen worktops when I cannot find the packets I’m looking for
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    She said a cold garage would be fine. I think airtight was almost the most important, so they are kept dry and don't go mouldy. Not sure the kitchen would be the best long term location
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    I have mine in shoe boxes,shoved anywhere I find a space. A shoebox for flowers and one for veg, all grouped in alphabetical order. A separate box for seeds that are expiring/expired and to be sown first. Peas and Beans have a big paper bag of their own. Seeds which have been sown are kept together with an elastic band. Seeds collected from seed in envelopes.
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