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Storing seeds in a poly-tunnel - any advice to keep them at their best?

 
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Afternoon all,

I have lots of seed packets and I am still waiting for my shed to be built so I was wondering how would it be best for me to keep my seeds inside my poly-tunnel?

Thanks for your reply,

Samuel
 
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Don't, if you can help it. A cool closet in your flat would be better.

If that isn't an option, coolest driest you can get. Under a table (shade) in contact with the ground in a bin with a tight lid and some kind of desiccant to keep it dry. You could use silica gel (like fancy kitty litter or for drying flowers), damp-rid (which is actually an icemelt and fertilizer), or plain dry white rice or salt. Something to keep them from molding or sprouting.
 
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We store our dry saved and bought seed in glass lidded jars labeled with the contents...and then in the dark and always the coolest spot in the house. I would worry that a poly tunnel would get too hot, too damp, etc. but if that is absolutely your only choice I suppose seeds in jars and then a sealed white bucket on the ground might work for a few seasons. I do keep a lidded bucket of buckwheat for cover cropping in my garden shed with no problem but my more special seeds get pampered.
 
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