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how to store cannabis seeds for long term

How to store cannabis seeds for long term

If you are a regular weed user and live in a US state where it is legal, chances are you have already tried your hand at growing your weed. If you haven’t tried it yet, well, there is a lot to learn.

How Can I Tell If Cannabis Seeds Are Good?

Storing your seeds in a cupboard or closet shelf is fine for short-term storage. Never store your seeds outside in a garage or shed because the constant temperature changes of day temps and cooler night temps will not be good for them.

Effects Of Humidity On Cannabis Seeds

Keeping your cannabis seeds cool and dry at a consistent temperature and humidity level is essential. First, you need to pick your storage container. It should be air-tight and keep out UV light if possible.

How to store cannabis seeds for long term

If you don’t have a fridge that would work, you could also store your seeds in a cool basement. The main thing to look out for here is that you protect them as much as possible from temperature and humidity fluctuations. You can use some type of insulation the maintain a steady temperature and desiccants to maintain a steady humidity level.

The cooler the better, when it comes to storing cannabis seeds. but only up to a point. You do not want the seeds to freeze, since that can damage them, unless you have the equipment to freeze them rapidly.

We often get asked: “Do marijuana seeds go bad?” And the answer is, yes, just like any other type of seed. But if you care for them properly, they can last many years. And that’s exactly what we’ll help you do.

Underground

Before you seal your container up tightly, make sure to check it carefully for pests. You do not want a single insect in the jar with your seeds, because it could potentially do serious damage to them. Once you’ve confirmed the container is pest free, seal it up tightly to ensure it stays that way.

If you plan on storing a lot of seeds, it might be worth investing in a vacuum sealer. Then you can vacuum seal them inside a small container and place that inside a larger one like a glass jar.

If a seed gets a steady supply of fresh oxygen, respiration can occur. This may lead to premature germination. To prevent this, store seeds in an airtight container. Inside a vacuum is ideal, but just somewhere that is sealed off is sufficient.

Maintain Fixed Conditions

You could also bury your seeds underground. This may seem strange, but if you go down deep enough that changes in air temperature don’t affect the ground temperature, this is actually a great storage location. You’ll definitely want to use desiccants to keep the humidity steady. And, of course, make sure you remember where exactly you buried them.

Correct humidity levels are vital. If the environment is too humid, weed seeds absorb moisture from the air. This can trigger germination or cause other issues like rotting.