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    I keep my seed packets in a tin box in the greenhouse in the past there has not been a problem with this but recently I have been having a higher than normal amount of failures when sowing seed and was putting it down to poor compost, but now thinking it could be due to higher temperatures in the greenhouse the past 2 years have given higher than normal temperatures so am now wondering if this is contributing to the change, how do you store your seed and have you noticed a change in any way?
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    I keep mine in tins as well, stops mice having a free lunch. I wouldn’t keep them in the greenhouse. Far to hot. In a cupboard in the shed for my seed tins.
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    Mine are in plastic boxes and video cassette boxes in the dining room - which is quite cool and only gets the evening sun.
    GHs are much too warm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Small pumpkin View Post
    I wouldn’t keep them in the greenhouse. Far to hot. In a cupboard in the shed for my seed tins.
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    Mine are in plastic boxes and video cassette boxes in the dining room - which is quite cool and only gets the evening sun.
    GHs are much too warm.
    Thanks for the replys as I said it wasn't a problem in the past but noticeable the past couple of years so will try and find some space in the hut
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    I keep mine in a tin box in the cowshed which is cool and with a few bay leaves to deter the seed bugs and some silica jel packets to make sure they keep dry. Never had a problem with germination.
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    I store mine in brown envelopes in a cardboard box.
    We have a spare room so they are stored in the house.
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    Anyone bought any purpose made storage?

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    I store mine in a plastic jar that used to be an old shop sweet jar and keep that in my garage.
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