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  1. Jam Jar

    Snapshot Title: Jam Jar
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Inside the vault - Kew Garden's Millennium Seed Bank
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    Strange to see jars that perhaps your nan would use to make jam being put to such an important use



  2. Red

    Snapshot Title: Red
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Inside the vault - Kew Garden's Millennium Seed Bank
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    Colourful seeds



  3. Anonymous

    Snapshot Title: Anonymous
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Inside the vault - Kew Garden's Millennium Seed Bank
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    All of the seeds kept here are stored anonymously to protect the collection. They can be traced back using these reference tags on the computer database



  4. Seeds come in all shapes and sizes

    Snapshot Title: Seeds come in all shapes and sizes
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Inside the vault - Kew Garden's Millennium Seed Bank
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    The largest seed in the world is the single-seeded fruit of the giant fan palm, or Lodoicea maldivica, which can weigh 44 lbs



  5. Jars

    Snapshot Title: Jars
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Inside the vault - Kew Garden's Millennium Seed Bank
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    Just a tiny fraction of the collection keept in -20 storage, underground at the millenium seedbank



  6. Seeds again

    Snapshot Title: Seeds again
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Inside the vault - Kew Garden's Millennium Seed Bank
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    Up to 10000 specimins of each seed variety are kept in the vaults at Kew



  7. Strange

    Snapshot Title: Strange
    Taken by: New Scientist

    Image: Inside the vault - Kew Garden's Millennium Seed Bank
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

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  8. seeds

    Snapshot Title: seeds
    Taken by: Merry Marquand

    Image: Inside the vault - Kew Garden's Millennium Seed Bank
    Image Owner: New Scientist



    Description:

    I wonder what kind of seeds these are.... I've never planted anything like this in my garden.