Can I save my seeds?

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by Quiver0f10, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. Quiver0f10

    Quiver0f10 Well-Known Member

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    I bought my seeds from Johnny's last spring and we never planted a garden due to some issues that came up. Will I be able to use these seeds next spring or should I toss them?

    Its quite a large amount of seeds and I'd feel awful to waste them :(
     
  2. Manny

    Manny Well-Known Member

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    Put them in an air-tight container and put them in the refrigerator. Some seeds will last for many years treated this way. Next year, late Winter, do a germination test on a few of the saved seeds to determine their viability (place them in a moist paper towel in a warm place) and plant according to the percentage of germination. If all germinate plant at the recommended spacing, if 80% germinate plant them closer. If less than 60% germinate consider buying new seed.
     

  3. njmama

    njmama Well-Known Member

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    I have used seed several years old from Johnny's just fine! Don't toss them.
    :)