September is a great time to sow vegetable seeds and a harvest season, but it is also time to prepare ahead and start sowing the vegetables which will provide useful winter harvests and earlier spring and summer pickings.
Protect your finds and ensure that your seeds are viable with proper seed storage when the planting time is right.
It doesn’t take much, especially if you store short term (less than two years) vegetable seeds.
When you intend to store your vegetable seeds longer, a few more steps are required to safeguard the seed’s long-term viability. But a cool, dark, dry and free spot of insects is all you need for short-term storage.
Vegetable seeds to sow in September – Cabbage Seeds, Carrot Seeds, Cauliflower Seeds, Peas, Radish Seeds, Tomato Seeds, Lettuce Seeds, Cucumber Seeds, Onion Seeds, Spinach Seeds.
How to Process Vegetable Seeds?
Sorting out seed lots is a significant first move after seed has been issued. The precleaner eliminates all undesired bits, such as plant parts, soil parts, broken seeds, damaged seeds, dust and weed seeds. Upon precleaning, the seed is moved to the finer cleaner and de-stoner where it eliminates dirt and heavier particles.
Grading is done to eradicate all undersized vegetable seeds, only gathering seeds of the correct size. If required, seeds are passed through Seed seizer to ensure proper seed size. The seeds are further processed to remove the dull and light weight seeds through the gravity separator. During this process, non-mature seeds of the right size but light weight are also removed, resulting in rich quality vegetable seeds.
What Temperature is best to store vegetable seeds in Cold Storage?
The secret is in two words: cool and dry.The seeds are dried and stored in sealed containers at 5 ° C for short-term storage. These are stored for long-term survival at temperatures below freezing (0 ° F or -20 ° C), whether using cryopreservation, or freezing in or over liquid nitrogen at -180 ° C, for exceptionally long-term storage.
Estimated Years of Vegetable Seed Life in Cool & Dry Conditions for September Crops:
Cabbage – 5, Carrots – 3, Cucumbers – 5, Lettuce – 5, Peas, English – 3, Radishes – 5, Spinach – 5, Tomatoes – 4
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