When mankind finally learn how to cultivate seeds, and how to restore them, different kind plants, herbs trees were able get planted all over the world –this gave us the chance to experience the taste of different fruits, crops and herbs. There are in fact seeds that are not originally planted in the US but have come to inhabit the land and feed everyone by their fruits.
Preparing and storing your seeds should be done properly, this is so important one should consider delicate monitoring similar to the process of how they were grown. They are dried up first under the sun (outdoor) and are stored safely under the appropriate conditions-Conditions are essential to good seed storage, Good germination occurs if water and oxygen are present at a suitable temperature. Good seed storage results when seeds are stored up dry area (below 8 percent moisture) and the temperature is maintained low (below 40 degrees). Through this, they will have the best chances of germinating and producing healthy plants when they are planted in the field.
It they (The seeds) are expose on a low moisture and storage temperature, the presence of oxygen will not be a factor in seed lifespan. Germination is unaffected by storage in atmospheres present with nitrogen, carbon dioxide etc. Relative humidity (RH) influences the moisture content of seed if it is not stored in moisture-proof storage.
Storing Seeds for the Long Term
During my own research, I learned that storing seeds is not unlike storing food. The enemies of seeds are similar: heat, light and humidity. Some sources also indicate that oxygen is a problem with seed storage.
Here are some tips for storing your seeds:
1. Keep seeds at a cool to cold temperature of 40 degrees or less.
2. Avoid fluctuations in temperature such as a garage or storeroom that is cold in winter but blazing hot in summer.
3. Avoid light and never store seeds in direct sunlight or a well lit room.
4. Keep your seeds in a moisture-proof containers. A Mylar bag or Mason jar is perfect as is a food saver bag. Even a standard Ziploc bag will work if you take care to squeeze out all of the air first.
5. Storing your seeds with a desiccant (silica gel) or oxygen absorber may prolong their life.
Government should look at how to teach the next generation how to save and store a seed for future use. Plaque, calamity and economic meltdown is just around the corner, these factors threaten human security. That is why we need to educate everyone to save the seeds that needs to be save.
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