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how long do marijuana seeds last

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.

How long do marijuana seeds last

If you plan to store your seeds for longer, it requires a few more steps to protect the long-term viability of the seed. But for short-term storage, a cool, dark, and dry spot are all you need.

Riley also advises making sure to label the container/package with the strain name, quantity, and date of storage to make storing easier.

Key factors for your storage conditions environment

Make sure your bargain isn’t going to cost you and ensure the viability of your seeds when planting time arrives with proper seed storage. It doesn’t take much, especially if you are storing seeds short term (less than two years).

Where do you keep your seeds in?

There are a few tips and tricks to apply in order to increase your chances of successful germination.