How Long Can You Keep Seeds?
Most gardeners have a few seed packets laying around the house or garage. It’s important to test them for germination before you spend the time planting them. Doing a homemade germination test is super simple. Start with at least ten seeds to t... Read More
est for germination, although you can use more if you have them. Space the seeds evenly on a paper towel keeping them from the edge. Now roll the paper towel and wet it. Do not soak it, just have the towel wet. Next place it in a zip lock bag and label the bag with the date and the type of seeds.
Place the bag in a warm spot. I using a seed starting mat, but on top of the fridge also works great.
Check the towels every few days. If you have 7 out of 10 seeds that germinate you are good to plant. If the germination rate is under 70% you can still use the seeds, but you might have to replant or move them closer together to get proper spacing.
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