If you are storing your marijuana seeds properly, you could use them for up to as long as 10 years later. Pretty cool, right? This means that if you have found the perfect strain for you that has the exact genetics that you are looking for, you won’t have to fumble around looking for them from sellers when you decide to plant again. Aside from that, proper storage also means that you will be sure of the quality buds that you are going to harvest in the future. Remember that it takes a good start in order to gain a good harvest. Proper storage can indeed make or break your marijuana growing endeavors.
The most common and simplest instructions in storing your marijuana seeds is to store them in a cool and dry place. But what else is there to do? Here are some things you should remember:
If you purchased your good quality marijuana seeds from a trusted seller and they packed it properly in a vacuum sealed package with desiccants that capture moisture, you should keep them inside for as long as you can if you are not going to use the seeds yet.
But if you’ve already used some of the seeds, the initial packaging would already be broken and therefore won’t hold up anymore. If that’s the case, you should take an airtight container or at least a Ziploc bag to store your marijuana seeds in. And in order to capture moisture to avoid any molds and other pests from forming, you should put in desiccants such as silica gel inside the bag. It is also a good idea to invest in a vacuum sealer. This makes sure that there is no excess air in your bag and will keep your seeds nice and fresh for a long time.
IN THE FRIDGE
Some marijuana growers do not agree on this one. This is because storing in the fridge exposes your marijuana seeds to condensation and moisture therefore will attract molds. However, many people say that some marijuana strains are okay to store inside the fridge. Also, newer models of refrigerators have frost-free features that reduces the amount of water vapor inside the fridge.
So if you do decide to store your seeds in the fridge, make sure to put them inside an airtight container and put them towards the back of the fridge. This ensures that your seeds are not exposed to too much air and to too much moisture since the back of the fridge has lesser moisture than the other parts.
IN THE FREEZER
Like the issue with storing marijuana seeds inside the refrigerator, there is also argument about storing your marijuana seeds in the freezer. Most experts say that freezing your seeds and thawing them before use will damage them. This is most probably true. Therefore, when you choose to store your marijuana seeds in the freezer, make sure to store them there for not longer than six months. And if you do this, also make sure to store your marijuana seeds in an airtight and moisture free container to prevent too much freezing from happening.
Whichever method you decide to do, proper storage practices will take you as far as 5 years tops. However, some users have reported that they have had successes with marijuana seeds that are already ten years or even older. But with this case, the germination rates continue to drop as more time passes. It all just really depends on the genetics. The only thing you can do for your part is just make sure that you are doing everything you can to store your marijuana seeds properly.