Ideally, seeds should be planted as soon as possible.
Although older seeds do germinate, the amount they do is significantly decreased as time goes by.
How Long Are Cannabis Seeds Viable?
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Just like in human beings, characteristics of parent plants are passed down into their offspring.
First, look at the website and the location of the seed bank.
Marijuana seeds should be kept in a cool, dark place such as a basement or in your refrigerator. They should be in an air-tight container and must stay dry. Putting a cotton ball in with the seeds before storage can help suck up any extra moisture (this is why you often see little bits of cotton in seed breeder packs).
Heat and moisture ‘signal’ to cannabis seeds that it’s time to sprout, so as long as you keep the seeds in a dry, dark environment they can remain viable for years. I have heard cases of seeds sprouting after being in storage for 5 or even 10 years. However, you will notice that older seeds take longer to germinate than fresh seeds and a few of them may not sprout at all. As time goes on, fewer and fewer of the seeds will successfully germinate.
Make sure your seeds don’t prematurely sprout by storing them in a spot that doesn’t have the right humidity levels and ensure the seeds are dry before sealing them in a container
There are a few tips and tricks to apply in order to increase your chances of successful germination.
What is the best place to store your seeds?
What about a metal box or vault? That’s a big no. The metal will kill the seeds.
What’s your preferred way of storing your seeds? I’m interested in hearing your thoughts!
The freezer resolves the temperature fluctuations issue since you open it a lot less than the fridge door. Freezing seeds does not hurt them and can greatly extend their lifespan if done properly. . If you are saving seeds from a seed packet where you didn’t use all the seeds, keep the packet and put it into a Ziploc baggie.