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Re: How Long Do Seeds Stay Good?


Patricia:
 
Do you have any suggestions as to how to sprout them?
 
Dream Builder
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Patricia
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 11:29 PM
Subject: Re: How Long Do Seeds Stay Good?

Dreambuilder,
the guide from Pat is a good one but don't throw out any seeds that may be older than the guidelines.  My Grandmother passed away a year ago and when we cleaned out her basement we found seeds and seeds and seeds.  some in original packages some just in envelopes with handwritten notes giving variety and date.  Some envelopes didn't give us a clue as to what they were or when they were gathered.  Well I claimed what turned out to be a garbage bag of seeds and this year have planted a variety of them.  The cantaloupe seeds and the zucchini seeds sprouted 100% and they were dated 1958 ( the year of my birth) radish and carrot that were 10 years old sprouted at about 80% and the flower seeds some of which I have never heard of are growing everywhere and some of these are listed as Australian seeds that she brought back from a trip to Australia in the 1960's.  So never throw out seeds that are old - get or keep backups in case but always try and sprout them.
 
Patricia




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