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To prevent unused cannabis seeds from germinating or getting damaged, you have to store weed seeds in a cool, dark and moisture-free place.

Once you have received your ordered cannabis seeds, most growers start their grow right away. After all, your seeds are fresh, and you want to prevent the cannabis seeds from germinating in an uncontrolled way. However, if you can not or do not want to start with your cultivation immediately, it is important to store the seeds properly.

Storing cannabis seeds for a short term

When storing cannabis seeds properly, your seeds remain fresh and viable. Curious how to take care over storing cannabis seeds, and how long you can preserve your weed seeds? Read on and learn how to store weed seeds!

The best way to temporarily store weed seeds (several days, weeks or months) is to place the seeds in a dark, lockable (plastic) container in the refrigerator.

Cannabis seeds can withstand very low temperatures, but air humidity and fluctuations in temperature should be avoided at all times. Keep in mind that marijuana seeds are living organisms. When the seed makes contact with water, the nutrients in the seed that trigger the germination process will be released.

At Royal Queen Seeds, we take pride in our work and want to ensure every grower only has the best genetics in their garden. That means we inspect all of our seeds before packaging. If you notice any damage to your RQS seeds, get in touch with our customer service team immediately.

We’ve all found an odd seed somewhere at the bottom of an old drawer or cupboard. Here are a few tips on how to germinate old cannabis seeds:

Again, whenever possible, keep your seeds in their original packaging. If you do open a pack of seeds and have leftovers, transfer the extra seeds directly into a sealed airtight container.

WHERE AND HOW TO STORE YOUR CANNABIS SEEDS

When you’re ready to germinate your seeds, inspect them and germinate any seeds with damage to the outer shell first. The outer shell of your seeds is designed to protect the volatile genetics inside. Seeds with cracks in the outer shell are a lot more vulnerable and shouldn’t be stored.

For short-term storage, a dark cupboard or drawer with stable temperatures is usually fine. Try to keep your seeds out of areas of your house that are susceptible to the natural temperature changes of your local environment.

Humidity is easily one of the biggest threats to your seeds. Here is how different levels of humidity (% relative humidity) affect your cannabis seeds:

Many people forget this, but it’s true—your cannabis seeds are living organisms. Before they germinate, however, they are in a state of rest (much like some animals when they hibernate). And like all living things, seeds can die. When storing your seeds, you’ll want to give them the optimal conditions to ensure they hold through until you’re ready to germinate and plant them.