Is it possible to germinate 20 year old pepper seeds?
I come from a long line of avid gardeners, but am a complete novice myself. This is the first year I've tried a garden. So far it's going well!
I recently found a bag of pepper seeds tucked in the bottom of my great-grandmother's jewelry box. I remember watching her carefully tend her garden when I was a child, and would love it if I could manage to get one of the seeds to grow. There are quite a few, so I could take a few shots at it.
My question is, would it be possible to resurrect these seeds? If so, how would I start? What time of year would be best?
Temperatures here don't range far past 45-85 degrees at the outside between the seasons. I have floor to ceiling windows to the south and west, and a teeny little balcony garden.
Any advice would be much appreciated!