Hello all, I'm new to the forum. I recently got the bug to try to start hybridizing and growing orchids from seed. I could outsource the process to a lab that specializes in the process, but I thought I might try to save some money and do it myself. I've found a few methods for preparing flasks/jars for germination and replating (using Agar or Gelatin), but I was curious, how long can prepared flasks be stored? As long as the flasks remain unopened and sterile, what is the anticipated shelf-life? Or should they be used within a certain amount of time to maintain potency? Does the medium break down after too long? If they can be stored for an extended period of time, it might make more sense to produce a large quantity of growing medium at once and prep the flasks en masse and store them for seed sowing at a later time.