Mylar bags for storing and preserving seeds

  • Mylar bags closure strip size 12 × 15 cm
  • Mylar bags closure strip measuring 15 × 25 cm

Mylar bags for refrigerated seed preservation

Seed Storage

Most vegetable seeds can be stored for many years without any unusual means and they will germinate. The percentage of germination will vary depending on the age of the seeds and how they are preserved. In general, the colder and drier they are, the better the seeds will be preserved over time. Many people freeze their seeds, but we do not recommend it because the seeds can be severely damaged if the freezing process is not done properly.

We are also often asked if vegetable seeds can be vacuum-packed. Remember - live seeds! They should breathe just like you, but the seeds do not need much oxygen. We sell special packaging in which you can store your seeds using Mylar bags, which are a good barrier to air and moisture.

Most seeds will remain in good condition naturally for at least 2-3 years if kept in a cool cellar in a dry, airtight container. However, if you want to store them longer, reducing the percentage of moisture in the seeds to less than 10% will allow you to extend their lifespan by up to 10+ years.

Mylar bags are a great way to build your own seed bank, the little ones hold a small amount of seeds, the big one can hold large amounts of seeds. Seeds stored in Mylar bags keep your seed collection moisture-proof, stored in the refrigerator, ready to use when you need them.



See the chart below for the natural (i.e. just left in a cool dry shelf in their paper packets) seed life expectancy:

SEED CROP

LIFE SPAN IN YEARS

SEED CROP

LIFE SPAN IN YEARS

Asparagus

3

Leek

2

Beans

3

Lettuce

1

Beets

4

Muskmelon

5

Broccoli

3

Okra

2

Brussels sprouts

4

Onion

1

Cabbage

4

Parsley

1

Cabbage, Chinese

3

Parsnip

1

Carrot

3

Pea

3

Cauliflower

4

Pepper

2

Celeriac

3

Pumpkin

4

Celery

3

Radish

4

Chard, Swiss

4

Rutabaga

4

Chicory

4

Salsify

1

Corn, sweet

2

Spinach

3

Cucumber

5

Spinach, New Zealand

3

Eggplant

4

Squash

4

Endive

5

Tomato

4

Kale

4

Turnip

4

Kohlrabi

3

Watermelon

4

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