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Storing Seeds

If you don't use all your seeds in one planting, they typically can be stored for later use. The rule for successful seed storage is "clean, cool and dry." It's a good idea to put the seeds in a labeled paper envelope—wildly different plants can have similar-looking seeds! Put the envelope into the container and tightly seal with the lid. To keep the seeds cool, place the container in your refrigerator. Most seeds stored this way will keep for a year or more.

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