Old Seeds

Old Seeds
by Linda C Butler

I have a collection of part packages of seeds from last year and I accidentally dropped some radish seeds on the floor and decided that there has to be a better way.  I purchased some 4 x 5-1/2 inch plastic bags (try the dollar store or use snack bags.) These bags will hold a couple packages of seeds.  My seeds are now neatly sorted and the seeds will stay fresher.  Extra seeds should be stored in a cool dry location.

Seeds will usually germinate for several years.  To test for germination of old seeds take 20 seeds, moisten a paper towel and place the seeds on it.  Roll up the towel and store in a cool place. Check the seeds every 2 to 3 days for germination. If you wish, you can calculate the percentage of seeds that germinated. Plant seeds outside or in flats or trays until they can be transplanted outdoors.


About Linda C Butler

I write pioneer stories from the Herb Lake Ghost Town. Please do not re-blog this material or re-publish without my permission.
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