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storage of grass seed?

fga

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
S.I., NY
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.
 

PurpHaze

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
Visalia, CA
SWD said:
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.
Ditto... store in a cool, dry location.
 

bobbygedd

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
NJ
SWD said:
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.
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
Location
New Jersey
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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