How to Freeze Vegetable Seeds for Storage

H/t reader squodgy:

I’m wondering, since the seed vault initiative at Svalbard, whether the “Never store seeds in a freezer’ brigade are disinformation trolls?”

How to Freeze Vegetable Seeds for Storage:

Saving seed is a gardening tradition dating back to the days when seed was expensive and difficult to come by. Even in these days of relatively inexpensive seeds, some people prefer to save seeds from their best garden plants to replant the following year. Horticulturalist Gary Hickman, of the University of California Cooperative Extension, emphasizes that the most important considerations when storing seed is protecting seeds from moisture and from high temperature. He says seed that is dry and is protected from moisture can be safely stored in the deep freeze.

Choose to save the seed from your best, most healthy plants. Harvest vegetables such as tomatoes, beans, corn, peppers or squash when ripe. Allow greens such as lettuce to flower and go to seed.

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Build A $300 Underground Greenhouse “Walipini” That Grows Food Year Round

Build A $300 Underground Greenhouse “Walipini” That Grows Food Year Round:

DIY plans, videos, infographic, and info about the Walipini, an underground greenhouse that lets you grow year round. You can build it for less than $300!!

Homesteaders, farmers, and backyard gardeners often use various methods to extend the growing season, especially in colder climates.

They often use cold frames, hoop houses, black plastic, frost covers, and greenhouses to give their crops a boost or a head start for the coming growing season. They’re also used to hold off the fall frost for a few more days or sometimes weeks.

Greenhouses are the largest and most permanent of these structures. They are usually expensive to construct and require a lot of additional heat to extend the season much into the winter.

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