DIY Seed Vault

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For those of us who have been gardening for years, we know and understand the importance of saving some seeds from your garden. I remember writing a post on this blog on how to save your tomato heirloom seeds. Last week I learn how to make your very own diy seed vault.

What is a seed vault? It is basically your collection of seeds saved from your garden that you can plant in the coming seasons. The trick to being successful when storing your seeds for so long is in how dry and store them. If you dry your seeds correctly, you can have a never ending supply.

DIY Seed Vault

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • white rice
  • quart canning jar with lid
  • seed packets or old pair of stockings
  • baking tray
  • envelope
  • ziploc bag
  • marker

Firstly you have to prepare your rice by baking it on the tray in your oven at 350 degrees for up to 45 minutes. This will completely dry the rice. Immediately transfer rice into the canning jar and screw on the lid. Allow the rice to cool.

When the rice is cool, you can then place your seeds in seed packet, or use an old pair of stockings. Tighten the jar and leave the seeds in there for up to 14 days. Remove the now dried seeds, mark your envelope with the name and the date. Place in a ziploc bag and store in the back of your freezer for up to 10 years. It is that simple. 🙂

You can follow step by step instructions on the Preparedness Mama blog, here…

DIY Seed Vault

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