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Dec 13, 2014 7:24 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
I don't freeze any tropical seeds. They are tropical for a reason and like mentioned above, you can damage a tropical seed by freezing it.

I don't freeze anything for any length of time. I may take seeds like hibiscus, echies and rudbeckias and maybe corn and peas and beans and toss them in for a few days just to make sure any critters are stopped.

I have been in a seed bank vault before and it was not freezing temps at all. Now it was cool for sure. If you planned on being in there any length of time, you needed a jacket. But seed banks are usually all climate controlled constantly and the humidty is kept at certain temps round the clock too.

I used to use the camera containers too. They were great, but since digitals came out, the way of film plastic containers went out the window. I'll use medicine bottles too, glass jars , glassine bags and plastic baggies.

Organized. I wish, but no way. I try. Closest I have gotten is having veggies in one group, herbs in another and plants in another and than break them down into alphabets.

Like Jonna said they don't have freezers in a lot of places overseas. For most , the fridge is the small ones like you find in college dorms. Maybe that's why those folks are healthier than we are as just about everything eaten is fresh, real fresh. Yet look at all the seed , especially alot of the new cultivars that come from overseas. If something needs a cold chill, you winter sow it.

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