To keep your Cannabis seeds intact, you need to store them properly. Even though they’re hardy, it’s true that changes in temperature and humidity can affect them, and you run the risk of losing them all. The best way to preserve Cannabis seeds is to look after them. Read on for some useful tips.
Tips for short-term storage of Cannabis seeds
For short-term storage of your Cannabis seeds, they should be kept in a dark place. You can, for example, put them in a drawer or cupboard. The place should be dark and the temperature stable. Make sure there are no natural temperature variations in the place where you store your Cannabis seeds.
Tips for long-term storage of Cannabis seeds
The long-term storage of your Cannabis seeds is absolutely different from short-term storage. We recommend keeping them refrigerated in a sealed container. Avoid opening your fridge at any time, as this may cause temperature changes. If you have a second fridge and use it only rarely, the best solution is to store your Cannabis seeds in it.
Should seeds be kept in their original packaging?
This is an important consideration. It is absolutely recommended to keep your seeds in their original packaging ZmoothieZ. But it may happen that you open a packet of seeds and there are leftovers. In this case, you should keep the extra seeds in an airtight container and follow one of the two points above.
At what temperature should seeds be stored?
To keep your Cannabis seeds intact, you need to store them at the right temperature. The right temperature for this is between 6°C and 8°C.
How much moisture should seeds be kept at?
Humidity is also a real enemy for Cannabis seeds. That’s why you need to keep them at a good level of humidity, generally between 20% and 30%. If you store them at less than 20%, for example, then the seeds are likely to sweat and fungi will grow inside and outside the seeds. What’s more, this may attract insects. At humidity levels above 80%, the seeds will lose their color after a few hours.
Is it necessary to store seeds in the freezer?
It’s perfectly possible to store Cannabis seeds in the freezer. But this is not at all necessary, especially if you already have a fridge. If you follow our recommendations above, there’s really no need to store them in the freezer. By following our advice, you can easily keep your Cannabis seeds for at least 5 to 6 years, with a relatively high germination rate.
How to protect seeds from insects?
Insects are a real danger to your Cannabis seeds. The presence of a single insect in a container housing your seeds can damage them all. To prevent this, we recommend using diatomaceous earth close to where your seeds are stored. Diatomaceous earth is a powerful natural insecticide feared by insects.
Light, a danger for Cannabis seeds
Light is an enemy of Cannabis seeds. That’s why it’s absolutely inadvisable to turn on a light bulb to illuminate the seeds. As a consequence, this will have a negative impact on seed germination. They will deplete their nutrient reserves and will not germinate properly. Cannabis seeds should be stored in opaque metal tins to protect them from light.