In my previous post a couple of days ago, I showed you how to check and see if old seeds are viable before you either throw them away, or waste your time and space by planting them. All of the seeds germinated in less than 3 days! What really surprised me was the date they were originally tested was 2006 and I purchased them in 2007. Here are some pictures. You couldn’t see them good on the white paper towels, so I put some on my kitchen table. They were sunflower seeds, bachelor buttons, cosmos, and zinnias. Again, all sprouted.
Yay! I need to check on all my seeds too. I have some oldies!!!
Quick, get them in a pot or something!
Karen Creel says
OOPs, Gardeness, I should have had everything ready to do just that!. They went out the door, and over the deck. Hey!, Maybe I will have a surprise garden there this spring.
comfrey cottages says
lol! i love surprizes and your fly away garden will be a cool one!lol great job germinating karen! hugs
Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) says
oh that is really cool…get them potted! do you know what they are??!!
I will have to try this as I save seeds every year from the plants I have grown. Saving for the time when we are ralllllly gonna need them in the near future. This year I am going to get new seeds for saving as mine are old.
Older seeds are good if they are put aside in an envelope and sealed tightly closed. This year I will be collecting seeds for when we are really going to need them in the near future. I truly believe this. We might be growing our own fresh veggies and fruit.