Before your marijuana seeds germinate, they are in a similar state to animals when they hibernate. Like all living organisms, your seeds can die if you don’t take care of them correctly. The good news is that cannabis seeds can last for five years after harvest with proper storage.
In this guide, we outline how to store and preserve your cannabis seeds. We focus on the following:
Keeping Light Away from Your Marijuana Seeds
It would help if you also stored your seeds as high above the ground as possible. This reduces the possibility of a pest like a rodent coming in and feasting on the seeds.
When they are exposed to temperature changes or light, cannabis seeds begin using their store of nutrients.
If you have old seeds not stored in ideal conditions, there are still a few ways to germinate them.
Once you have received your ordered cannabis seeds, most growers start their grow right away. After all, your seeds are fresh, and you want to prevent the cannabis seeds from germinating in an uncontrolled way. However, if you can not or do not want to start with your cultivation immediately, it is important to store the seeds properly.
Cannabis seeds can withstand very low temperatures, but air humidity and fluctuations in temperature should be avoided at all times. Keep in mind that marijuana seeds are living organisms. When the seed makes contact with water, the nutrients in the seed that trigger the germination process will be released.
How to store weed seeds?
Of course, it’s also possible that you have bought several cannabis seeds and that you want to keep a part for, for example, next year. The best way to store cannabis seeds for a long term is to freeze the seeds. Make sure you vacuum pack the seeds, place the seeds in a dark lockable (plastic) container and put them in the freezer. If done right, you can store your seeds for years.
When storing cannabis seeds properly, your seeds remain fresh and viable. Curious how to take care over storing cannabis seeds, and how long you can preserve your weed seeds? Read on and learn how to store weed seeds!
Note: seeds that are stored in the freezer should be germinated immediately after you take the seeds out of the freezer. Do not let the seeds thaw first.