How to store seedsDesign by Andrea DeLong-Amaya • Photos by In Churl Yo
Adapted from Native Plants Magazine Summer 2004 VOL. 20, NO. 4.
OBSERVE location, bloom time, and seed ripening dates and mark plants while they are still identifiable.
HARVEST seed when mature – at full size and beginning to ripen in color.
ALLOW seed to dry in a cool, dark, and dry location.
CLEAN seed by separating it from chaff or fleshy fruits.
STORE the seed in breathable containers like paper bags or envelopes in a cool, dark, dry environment.
LABEL seeds with the name of the plant species, the date of harvest, and the location of harvest.