wonderful seed longevity chart

ensatagirl(6a Floyd VA)April 10, 2005

I think this chart is invaluable: http://www.hillgardens.com/seed_longevity.htm

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magus(8a BC)

Thanks! I've been looking for something like that for a long time. I disagree with some entries, though. I have two-year-old salvias that haven't shown any sign of deterioration, and same with sweet williams. On the other hand, my experience with one and two year old cyclamen seeds showed a steady decline (78% and 33% germination, respectively), so 4-5 years sounds like they're pushing it.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2005 at 11:13AM
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DanaNY(z6 Astoria, NY)

Terrific, thanks!

    Bookmark   April 11, 2005 at 2:11PM
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Great info resource. Thanks.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2005 at 1:56PM
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Joeray(Z9 LA)

I have an unopened packet of corn seeds that's 4 years old. I was debating whether to plant them or not. According to your chart it sounds like a good bet. I think I'll try them. Thanks.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2005 at 10:46PM
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    Bookmark   May 19, 2005 at 10:04AM
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triple_b(BC 5b)

Great! I saved it to my "Favorites". Now I can clean out my seed box and get rid of those oldies that I probably wouldn't plant anyway. I have been hedgeing my bets on some for years now!

    Bookmark   October 30, 2005 at 1:29AM
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averybird(Zone 5b, WA)

Thank you, I can really use this! Also, if anyone is interested, here is another favorite of mine. It is a Seed Germination Database. Scan down the page for a list of plants and their germination rates, seed starting tips, etc. (link below)

Here is a link that might be useful: Seed Germination Database

    Bookmark   October 31, 2005 at 5:48PM
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