Most seeds are stamped on the back of their packs with the growing year. Seeds have a small amount of moisture in them and they can naturally last years. Some seeds 'dry out' faster than other seeds. You can save a lot of money by test germinating your old seeds.
- Moisten a paper towel and wring out the excess water
- Put 10 seeds, scattered on the towel
- Fold the towel in half and then in half again
- Put the towel in zip lock back and label it.
- Store it out of the sun at around 70-75 degrees
- Check on it at day 5,7, and 10.
If 8 out 10 seeds sprout then you have an 80% germination rate. If you have 2 seed germinate then you have a 20% germination rate.
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