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Old 07-26-2008, 12:26 PM
 
Location: S.E. US
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I've harvested quite a large number of seed heads from my huge clumps of daisies (I have more than enough to share! they have tripled in size since last year!). The zinnias seeded themselves from last year, and I'm hoping I can sprinkle the seeds in a new bed along the fence, and that they will grow. I will probably be collecting other seeds also, if I find out how to preserve them.

Shall I sow the daisies this fall in a new spot, and save the annual seeds until spring?

What is the best way to preserve the seeds over the winter? Right now, they're in plastic baggies, but the tops are open so they can breathe. It's hot and humid, and there's no basement, so I don't have a "cool, dry place" to store them. Any ideas? Do I just tuck them away somewhere at room temperature?
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Old 07-26-2008, 12:38 PM
 
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What is the best way to preserve the seeds over the winter? Right now, they're in plastic baggies, but the tops are open so they can breathe. It's hot and humid, and there's no basement, so I don't have a "cool, dry place" to store them. Any ideas? Do I just tuck them away somewhere at room temperature?
Store them in a 'sealed' baggie in a cool dry place. An open bag can lead to fungal problems with your humidity, or critters getting in and eating the seeds. I store seeds under the kitchen sink in baggies.
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Thumb of Michigan
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IMO -

Usually, the daisies will re-seed themselves, but if you want to be on the safe side, by all means, bag 'em.

I'd get 'em in paper bags (the brown lunch-bag kinds...) along with a cardboard box of comparable size to amount of baggies. T

As far as storing 'em, hard to say where to with your situation. Like the one poster said; in a cupboard or closet or pantry, perhaps?!
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:10 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Put them in a paper lunch bag or seal them in an envelope and store them in the fridge. They can last for years like this.
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Old 07-28-2008, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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With commercial seeds we often have extra's that we keep for the next year (or the next!). We leave them bagged and stuff 'em into a Ball canning jar, with a screw-on plastic cap. Then they go in the fridge. This works fine for us.
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