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Johnplotman's Journal

Johnplotman's Journal

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Keeping times of your vegetable seeds.

25 January 2010 18:20:12

Here is a list of the storage times that i use for vegetable and some fruit seeds.The storage times are a rough guide as they may vary between plants.Another thing,the difference of good and bad seasons.To keep your seeds in good use, a lot will matter on the storage way that is used for them.

The total of years they last,Starting with Peas and Beans 2y Beetroot 2y Broccoli,Brussel sprouts,cabbage,cauliflower,all last 3y.Carrots 2y,Lettuce,3y,Onion,Parsnip,1y Spinach,3y Beet Spinach 2y,Swede,Chinese cagg,3y,Sweet corn,2y,Turnip,3y.Tomato,3y,Peppers,3y,Marrow,6y,Cucu,6y,Aubergine,5y.

If stored right they will come up to those times or there abouts all going well.


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Jacinta Jacinta 25 January 2010 18:34:45

Very useful, John. I must copy all those down in MY DIARY.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 25 January 2010 18:37:55

Good tips once again for us novice kitchen gardeners.


Clara Clara 25 January 2010 18:46:47

Thank you once again just wrote all that great inf. down


Periwinkle Periwinkle 25 January 2010 18:55:06

Interesting info. there, John.


fran m fran m 25 January 2010 19:34:48

John, when you say, stored right, can you explain on that a little, please.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 25 January 2010 23:32:18

Thank you all.

Sorry about the late reply.I have just returned from the first meeting of the G.I.Y in this area.

Fran,that word is just another way of where they go.To store them is how they are kept for safe use for the following year.If you want seeds to last never put them near a damp shelf in the garden shed.Store the seeds in an air-tight containor.


Gismo1981 Gismo1981 26 January 2010 10:18:22

I hope to get a raised bed this year and get going on the veg, your tips and advise are great I will be using your journal for help :O)


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