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just a question

Posted by mary_grether 7/8 (mary_grether@yahoo.com) on
Sat, Nov 19, 11 at 9:15

I have seeds that are about 3-4 years old, can they still be planted and grow?
I have had them in a cool dark place, does that help or should I just throw them away?


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RE: just a question

Depends on wehat seeds you have--see chart at site linked below.
You can Google "seed viability chart" --add either flower or vegetable aas the first word if you want. There is a LOT of info out there.
You can always do a germination test, too, using damp paper towels-- if you have enough to spare of the seed you are testing.
Every few years or so I take all my old leftover flower seed to a back corner of the yard -- where I had had a compost pile, say, so there is bare ground -- and just scatter all the contents of the packets around to see what comes up!

Here is a link that might be useful: Seed viability chart


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RE: just a question

Give the seeds a chance! What is the worst thing that could happen?

I have read that seeds that are really really really old still can produce sprouts. So give them a try. Three years is not very long.


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