How to preserve your cannabis seeds properly
Written by Redacción Mota Radio on 2 October, 2020
Marijuana seeds are generally resistant to a number of conditions; however, they can be damaged, so if you need to save some to sow them later, it is necessary to ensure that certain factors such as humidity and temperature are appropriate to prevent your seeds from losing their germination power.
As marijuana seeds are a living organism, they require specific care. Fortunately, conserving them correctly is very simple; you only have to follow a few recommendations. Look at this post to take note of some tips.
Tips for preserving your cannabis seeds
1- The temperature is one of the factors that you must take into account to guarantee the conservation of your marijuana seeds. Do not let it get too hot.
The recommended temperature should be between 4 and 8°C.
2- To ensure that your seeds last much longer, it is ideal to avoid exposing them to light and to store them in a dry, cool and dark place.
3- You can store your cannabis seeds in an airtight container in your fridge, preferably in the drawer where you put your vegetables.
If you are not going to keep your seeds for a long time you can store them in a dark drawer or cupboard, you can store them in their original packaging.
4- Moisture is one of the greatest threats to seeds. It must be adequate, otherwise, with time mold can develop.
Seeds should be stored in an environment whose relative humidity is between 10% and 20%; however, some people recommend that it should be between 20 and 30%.
Some growers use silica gel to ensure that the moisture in the seed container remains the same.
5- Finally, it is important that you buy your seeds from a reliable supplier; it will give you more security that they will germinate in a large percentage. It also prevents the seeds from being crushed by packing them in too small a space.
In addition to the above tips for storing your cannabis seeds properly, it is also ideal to keep your work area clean and dry to avoid the presence of fungus and mold. If you comply with these recommendations, you will be able to keep your seeds for several years.