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storage of grass seed?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by fga, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    i get different advice on this. i leave it stored, in that canvass type bag, in my enclosed trailer. i was told this will dry it out, and that i need to store it in sealed containers..??

    i'm referring to long time storage, say a few months, over the winter, etc.
    also, in the northeast, cold winters,

    i spend so much money on those bags of seed payup , hate to see it wasted.
  2. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    best place to store seed is in your basement.
    seed will freeze and the endosperm will be damaged by the freeze/thaw process.
    do not keep the seed near your furnance, just in a cool, dark corner.
  3. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    Ditto... store in a cool, dry location.
  4. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    i have a question about this. i've heard many people say, that you can do a late seeding in my area, and what doesn't germinate this year, will germinate in the spring of next year. now, according to your "freeze/thaw" process, the late seeding practice is a bad idea. does anyone have any input on this? btw, adam, over the winter i keep the seed in my garage, right next to the pre emergents, and have never had a problem

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 834

    Seed can be stored in freezing conditions no problem. The big issue is mice. They deficate in the seed and contaminate it. Buy some plastic garbage cans and put the bags of seed in them.

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