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#3228263 - 04/21/13 11:51 PM left over seed???
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So I did my first plots this spring. I overestimated the acreage. I bought Imperial Whitetail Clover in the winter and planted about 5 weeks ago. Now I have enough left over for another 1-1.5 acre. How long will it last? I'm considering putting in a fall plot just to use it up.
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#3228304 - 04/22/13 06:23 AM Re: left over seed??? [Re: pass-thru]
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I have kept and used clover seed that was over 2 years old with no problems. I always seem to over estimate. I keep my left over seed in the bag, in a rubber maid trash can w/lid in a fairly cool dry place. Never had a problem doing this.
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#3228325 - 04/22/13 07:13 AM Re: left over seed??? [Re: BlountArrow]
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 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow
I keep my left over seed in the bag, in a rubber maid trash can w/lid in a fairly cool dry place.


I've done this and had seed last for a decade.
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#3228431 - 04/22/13 08:42 AM Re: left over seed??? [Re: BSK]
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I had different clover seeds, and I just kept them in my house for 8-10 years and finally used em. I had clover come up everywhere.
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#3228885 - 04/22/13 07:18 PM Re: left over seed??? [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow
I keep my left over seed in the bag, in a rubber maid trash can w/lid in a fairly cool dry place.


I've done this and had seed last for a decade.


Yeah I've definitely used seed that was at least 4 years old many times, but to those that would doubt me I figured 2 years was more believable ;\) .
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#3228918 - 04/22/13 07:51 PM Re: left over seed??? [Re: BlountArrow]
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If you have space, put it in the deep-freezer. No joke; I have seeds (both hard coat and soft) that I have actually forgotten about in the freezer that germinate just like seeds I bought the day before.
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#3228946 - 04/22/13 08:24 PM Re: left over seed??? [Re: Boll Weevil]
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 Originally Posted By: Boll Weevil
If you have space, put it in the deep-freezer. No joke; I have seeds (both hard coat and soft) that I have actually forgotten about in the freezer that germinate just like seeds I bought the day before.
What he said.

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