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hi everyone 

ive just discovered a disaster and need your advice.

my seed tin was inadvertently left outside in the rain and all my envelopes of carefully collected seeds are soaked. Is this a saveable situation? 

So far I have dried out on paper towels the larger seeds however the really tiny ones are more of a challenge. Would it harm them if I gently dried them in the envelopes with a low heat hairdryer.


  • LoxleyLoxley NottinghamPosts: 4,961

    I would open the packets and let them dry on the windowsill.

  • Unfortunately I don’t have windowsills..... yes i know sounds weird but French windows don’t have them! At them moment I’ve placed the open envelopes to dry upright in the open tin On a table indoors.

    will seeds which have been wet like this then dried still be viable?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,845

    they often get wet in the garden, spread them out on sheets of kitchen towel or anything absorbent, they'll be dry in no time

  • LoxleyLoxley NottinghamPosts: 4,961

    //Unfortunately I don’t have windowsills// Anywhere dry and warm then!

  • Great thanks I’ll dry them out again and cross my fingers for next spring. 

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