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What Does Hermetically Sealed Mean?

Hermetically Sealed Seed Packets

Some of our customers have asked, “What does hermetically sealed mean?”

her·met·i·cal·ly [hur-met-ik-lee] adverb
so as to be airtight: hermetically sealed.

Why is this important?   Air deteriorates the quality of the seed.

I have a pretty little box I keep my seeds in. It’s overflowing with seeds packets. So on those days I’m planning to work in the garden, I bring out the pretty little box, spread seed packets all around the garden so I can visualize what to plant where.  Peas here, lettuce there, build a trellis for my cucumbers over there. 

Well, inevitably, at least one packet of seeds doesn’t make it into the ground because I ran out of daylight or I didn’t go back to that section of the garden.  For whatever reason, it or they don’t make it back into the pretty little seed box, so it can be days before I discover the packet either laying in the sun or damp from the night.

When I discovered “Franchi” seeds, it was like they designed these seed packets just for me. While the outer package may be weathered, the envelope inside is dry and unharmed. I can’t tell you how many packets of seeds I’ve lost to leaving them out in the elements.

“Protetta In Doppia Busta” means “Protected in a double envelope.”