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Should I trade these seeds???

Posted by vic_zn5 5 MT (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 4, 08 at 17:45

Ok, I'm new at seed saving, but through trades and sabe offers I've aquired quite a bit. I kept them in a bubble env. in a ziplock bag in my dresser drawer. Some I know how old they are, some I don't. Then I just read some should be kept in the frig. some are good for a yr. some for much longer.

I don't want to trade bad seeds, should I research each one to see the storage/shelf life of them? Or make a comment on how I've stored them so ppl know before trading? Or just keep them myself and see if they are still good?


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RE: Should I trade these seeds???

Hi Vic,

Now if'n it was me...I would list the date it known, and where it came from...If I rec it in trade, and the date was unknown, I would just list it that way.

I see no need to tell how they are or are not stored. Very few folks, I imagine, keep all their trading and growing 'stash' in the frig...I don't.

I planted some tomato seeds that were likely 4-5 years old this year, just stored in boxes in bedroom, and had great germination. I was hoping for 50% but got many more than now I am over run with great mater plants.


RE: Should I trade these seeds???

this is so true, i know some of the people talk about secret boxes and such. under beds in the closets and such. mine did great!!

RE: Should I trade these seeds???

i never stored mine in the frig, [my son sleep eats, noway im letting him eat my seeds!lol] ive planted seeds that were 3 or so years old n they came up
ive seen some trade pages that had
---old seeds from 06-----
list of seeds

you could do that?

RE: Should I trade these seeds???

I just had great germination from '01 and '03 seeds!:)
Like the ladies said,just list what info you have on the seed! Happy Trading!

RE: Should I trade these seeds???

Thanks everyone, I am starting some in the baggie method to see how they do. I got a late start with the move. I also want to try some winter sowing this yr. Just seems soooo long to wait! I'm sure I'll be glad I did it next yr.

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