While many websites recommend using desiccants in the drying and storing process, I have found that rice works just as well, and is both easier and inexpensive. It will absorb any excess moisture and is perfect for long term storage. Seeds that will be used the following year may be stored at room temperature or cooler. Seeds that will be stored for longer period should be stored at a temperature between 33 and 40 degrees.
Special thanks to Steven Chamblee, horticulturalist, Chandor Gardens.