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Storing seeds in the fridge

I would like to store seeds in my fridge because that is what the school is doing. It seems to be very effective. They had lettuce in there that germinated with a 95% rate. That is 6 yr old seed! I am ...
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Practicality of storing long uncut logs

I'm not sure what community to post this under so please let me know if this should be in a different place. I am about to cut down a lot of trees (15-20) on my property and will be using the wood ...
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In general can hardwood cuttings be stored, and how?

I've been experimenting with various cuttings taken during the winter (so hardwood cuttings). I've had some failures: taking from plants that (I now know) don't propagate well from hardwood cuttings, ...
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What should I consider before vacuum-sealing seeds for storage?

This year I have harvested more seeds than I will use next spring. I plan to vacuum-seal them and I want to know if, except for drying them really well, I should consider anything in particular. ...
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How to best/safely store my lawn mower outdoor without garage or shed?

Now I just park my lawn mower (gas) outside in the backyard and cover it with heavy duty tarp so it prevents rain reach the unit. I don't have a garage or a shed, I wonder if there is a better way to ...
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How can I store onion bulbs?

I just got six gallons of red onion bulbs for planting, since the store was getting rid of them at 50¢/gallon. I intend to plant them late fall and let them go over winter, since that worked so well ...
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What should I do with my daffodil bulbs after having removed them?

I've recently dug up a patch of the garden and taken out a whole bunch of daffodil bulbs. I want to keep these bulbs, so what should I do with them now that I have dug them up? Would I be better ...
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Can a solution of neem oil and water remain effective through storage, and if so, for apx. how long?

I made a mix of 1:8oz neem oil: water solution to treat some indoor plants against insects occassionally. I wonder how long, if at all, this solution can be stored and remain effective? It's in a ...
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Can I plant saffron in spring?

I ordered some saffron bulbs and thought they would be delivered in the fall but they are here now. The directions say to plant immediately. These came from China. They were a little moist from being ...
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How long can I store seed potatoes?

I've just ordered 1kg of heirloom seed potatoes but I only intend to plant 500g or so. Going forward, I intend to harvest true seed from their fruits, but I'd like to keep a backup in case blight ...
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How do I overwinter potted fruit trees?

I have 3 apple trees and 2 cherry trees that are about 6 to 7' tall in the original plastic pots. The plan was to take them to our land over an hour away last spring but then we decided to hold off ...
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Why do we kill store-bought vegetables? Why not store them so they can keep growing?

I just pulled some radishes from the fridge. I forgot they were in there and the stems and leaves had turned to mush. The radishes themselves were fine, but it made me think: why didn't I just plant ...
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Hugely different results storing apples from different trees?

So, I took a look at my apple store over this weekend. It being February, the apples have been in there a number of months. In previous years I haven't had a massive amount of success storing apples ...
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First sweet potato crop — Now what?

OK, so, I just harvested my first batch of sweet potatoes: (Holy crap, there are few things as satisfying as going on a treasure hunt in the dirt and pulling out a big ole hunk-o'-dinner!) But...now ...
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How can I keep bare root blackberries viable for 8 days?

I ordered some bare root blackberries for myself and a friend. They left the nursery last Friday, but my friend won't be able to pick them up and plant them until Saturday. What can I do to ensure ...
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Will rhizomes that have been in the fridge still grow?

I have some galangal, ginger and turmeric that have been sitting in the fridge. Is it still possible to get them to grow, and if so, how? Update: I tried ginger, tumeric and galangal. Initially I ...
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What exactly happens to potting soil if it is stored for a long period of time?

The story: I have bought a few sacks of "Plagron Royal Mix" here in Chile. This soil is supposed to be sufficient for my "tomatoes" for roughly six weeks. After four weeks in the soil I noticed ...
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Can Ranunculus bulbs be re-used in cold climates?

I've planted ranunculus for the first time this year in Minnesota (USDA zone 4). I beleive that these are not winter hardy here but can these be dug up, stored and replanted like dahlias, callas, ...
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When to harvest chilis? What happens if I don't? How can I store them?

My last chili experiment was some 5 years ago, when the dried results started to use up. So I went to buy 2 chili plants (habanero & jalapeno, both F1 hybrids) this European spring - and the ...
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How to store (Iris)-rhizomes?

I dug out Iris rhizomes yesterday in order to put them somewhere else, I was surprised by their quantity and couldn't put all of them to their new destination due to space limitation. So, now I have ...
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In which part of the fridge should muscaris (grape hyacinths) be stored?

I put my muscaris in the part of the fridge where I store fruits, but I heard that some people store them in the freezer where it's much colder. However, won't the freezer freeze them to death? Which ...
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Can bulbs be stored in the fridge for over 60 days?

I stored some bulbs in the fridge a while ago. Now it is already the 50th day. I am wondering, if I store it longer than the recommended duration (60 days), would anything happen to them?
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Storing apples - how do I improve my success rate?

Here's my apple store a few weeks after I put them into storage: As you can see, already quite a high failure rate. And even for the apples which still look sound as of today, are they still at risk? ...
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How should I store my chili seeds for planting next year?

Should I let the chili mature on the plant, cut it open and take the seeds, dry them and store in a cold, dark and dry place? Or is there more to it than that.
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Should I lift my onion crop?

Looks like my onion crop is done (end of August). The green part has died right back and I've got just the bulb sat a little way into the soil. I don't have a good rodent-proof cool dry dark outdoor ...
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How and for how long can home-grown onions be stored?

How should I prepare home-grown white or yellow onions for long-term storage? This answer says the ideal conditions for storing onion sets for re-planting and storing mature onions is the same, but ...