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Storing Seed/Fert in plastic buckets.

I'm forever nicking the sides of bags, not quite doing them up correctly as well as not really being able to neatly store bags of seed etc. Would food grade plastic buckets work for storage without shortening the shelf life of the product?

 

By some very rough calculations 10kg of seed should fit in a 30 litre bucket so it would at least fit nicely. But my concern is whether or not I will end up with seed and fert that no longer works.

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  • it is best pratice to store it in the origanal container so you know what it is and the safty data and use of the product is there for any one to read 

    can you make a wooden box to stand the bags in and a boot lace to fasten the part bags up 

     

  • How is sealing it in a more air tight container going to reduce the shelf life? Of course it will work. To address Neil's point, cut the label off the original bag and sellotape it to the bucket.

  • Yep, go for plastic tubs and fold the bag and put it in the bucket with the feed. I'd imagine a 30l tub would take a lot more than just 10kg.

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    I use 25 litre buckets I got from Amazon

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00ECW3XVA/ref=oh_aui_search_de...

    I use them for storing Perlite, which I get in 100l sacks, making it a lot easier to handle.  We tried storing compost in them as well, but as they are kept in a shed, they were getting condensation.  And consequently the contents were going mouldy.

    To overcome this I drilled a couple of small holes in the sides at the top, to aerate and this worked well.  My advice fertilser no problem, I use old tubs that contained bonemeal.  Seed maybe trickier.

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