Hahahaha! The 12 year old seeds are turning into seedlings!!! :D I have little green sproutlings peeking through soil! So some are definitely still good seeds! :D
wow, pepper germinating with that old seed, that too this late in the season, what area are you in?
Way to go! That's great. What type of pepper are those seeds from? Now I wont feel like I am wasting my time with year old seeds. But 12 yrs that's amazing.
Depending on zone calculator you use, I'm either zone 9 or zone 11. I'm in the middle of a desert (Joshua Tree, CA), and they're gonna grow indoors. I'm surprised they're even germinating to begin with. Compost was dried up a bit, potting soil was dried up but I kept adding water to keep it moist and I've got seedlings.
the type of peppers? The packet I have was a mixed packet of 5 hot peppers. long cayenne, hungarian wax, anaheim tmr 23, jalapeno and cherry red. and I won't know for sure exactly which ones I have until the plant gets bigger and hopefully produces.
Currently, they're being started in an 18 count egg carton bottom. I've counted like 14 little shoots, a few visible and others about to poke through the dirt.
Wow, thats actually pretty darned amazing that you're getting seedlings. Congrats!
:3 Thank you! Although it's kind of funny watching them grow. 8 egg spots have seedlings. 8 don't.....yet... I'm just thrilled there's even green in all that dirt. o.O