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Using old seeds Marina

If you have seeds from past years and want to plant them it is totally fine, seeds should last for a long time. However there is still a risk of seeds not germinatings sometimes, due to the age of the seed. A good thing to do before planting old seeds is to test them first. You can do that by placing seeds on a wet paper towel folded in half in a sealed bag. First fold paper towel in half, then spray it with water, place seeds on paper towel and fold it again, forming a square. Spray more water and place the paper towels with seeds in a ziplock bag, and place bag by a window that gets light. After a day or two you should be able to see if the seed germinated. A little root will form from the seed and if that happens go ahead and plant that seed ;)


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Comment: Using old seeds

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genny_happy
genny_happy
March 30, 2009
This is great information.. thank you !
tobolonoble
tobolonoble
March 25, 2009
That is a helpful tip, I had heard of testing it, but did not think to go ahead to plant those ones that had germinated in the paper towel. Thanks Marina.

Barney

Portland, Main March 24, 2009
I wonder if that would work with some of the old seeds I have. I'll try it on some corn seeds.

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