I've only been storing my seeds in plastic bags in a tote. Always in a dry place, but sometimes it would get in the 80's in the summer. I thought so long as the seeds were kept dry they'd be ok for a while. Now that I've read through this thread, I'm wondering if I messed up some by storing that casually.
I just threw some of my oldest beans, which are about 5 years old, into some paper towels to try to germ, to test if I messed up or not. My seeds from the last 2 years are the ones I'm sprouting regularly, and they're doing fine. But this made me a little nervous. So I'm gonna try to reassure myself that I didn't mess up.
With that being said, if I plan on keeping these seeds for 10+ years, should I just change to an airtight container? Or is the 2nd step of putting them in the fridge that important. I can't guarantee that they'll be kept under 80F all the time, so maybe the fridge is the best choice... What do you guys think?