As any gardener knows, a winter can be long or seem longer than it is. Our green thumbs start twitching and we look for something to do that pertains to gardening. My new project a few weeks ago was to see if seeds that are older then a few years old would germinate. I got the idea from all the older seed packs I have and figured Id give it a try...one seed pack was from 2006.
On February 23 I planted:
Marigold seeds-3 years old
Sweet Williams-3 years old
Bunny tails-6 years old
Cardinal Climber Vine-3 years old
Hyacinth Bean Vine-3 years old
Red Salvia-3 years old
Nicotinia-3 years old
Cherry delphiniums-3 years old
The success was amazing and it makes me wonder why people have always told me not to use seeds from the last year...always buy new. I have used veggie seeds from the year before for years with good results. I will continue this practice!
Cherry Delphiniums and Red Salvia
Hyacinth bean and Cardinal climber
Marigold-didn't get many