Carson City, NV – October 20, 2017 – Emergency seeds are a staple in every survival kit, but without proper storage, they won’t last long enough for the next disaster. Any self-respecting survivalist knows this, and only those who know how to store emergency seeds for the long term will be ready when the unexpected comes.
Home and Garden America (HAGA) could not agree more. As an expert in survival seeds, the Nevada-based company understands the importance of effective seed storage. “Preppers buy emergency seeds so they can use them in case of a disaster. But since it’s impossible to predict disasters, the seeds must be carefully stored so they can still be grown at any point in the future. To achieve this, long-term seed storage techniques should be implemented,” a representative from the company remarked.
He then revealed 3 vital seed storage tips that preppers should keep in mind. The first is putting the seeds in a resealable plastic bag, then keeping the bag in an airtight container. According to the HAGA representative, “Emergency seeds will quickly deteriorate when exposed to air and moisture, but airtight containers can protect them well. The resealable bag serves as added protection so that you don’t immediately expose all the seeds when you open the container.”
The second seed storage tip is putting a desiccant in the jar. The drying agent helps eliminate any excess humidity and moisture, therefore further protecting the seeds. Silica gels are commonly used for this purpose, but they must never directly touch the seeds; they should only be placed outside the resealable bag and changed every six months for the best results.
Keeping the seed jar in a cool and dry location is the third essential tip. Emergency seeds are proven to last longer when stored in temperatures below 70°F. When kept in the cellar or basement, the average shelf life is 5 years or so. When kept in the refrigerator, the shelf life can go up to 15 years. But when stored in the freezer, the seeds will remain viable for decades.
“A lot of factors can impact the longevity of emergency seeds, such as the quality and germination success rate. However, the way you store the seeds can greatly increase their shelf life for years. It’s always best to get the highest quality seeds with a germination rate of at least 85%+ so you have good seeds to begin with. Store them well and your seed supply will deliver for you when the time comes,” said the HAGA representative.
Remember that with emergency seeds, the goal is always to preserve them for as long as possible. By applying the seed storage tips above, any prepper can learn how to store seeds for years with great success.
More information on the topic is available at www.homeandgardenamerica.com
About Home and Garden America
Home and Garden America is the gardening division of the Charles C Harmon Co LLC. The small family-owned business supplies non gmo emergency seeds for survival preparedness.
Company Name: Home and Garden America
Contact Person: Chuck Harmon
City: Carson City
Country: United States