After thinking about it for a couple years I am finally giving WS a try... and I am finding all sorts off seed packs that I enthusiastically purchased let's just say some time ago. I'm giving them a try because I have nothing to lose. I'm curious to know how other folks have fared with older seed that has been kept cool and dry in packets, just never planted.
I am also curious to know how small a container folks have ever tried to WS in? A Dixie Cup? Do they even make those anymore? I have a load of clear plastic baby food tubs in my recycling bin and I have the urge to try taping them together in pairs top and bottom just to see if it would work. If it did it would need to be with a seed that can be transplanted pretty quick after germination given that the little greenhouse would be none too tall. I think I have seeds on the brain!
lady -- I know there are sites that will list how long a seed is viable for... i just dont know it off hand.
and as for small containers, it's more 'depth' you need to be concerned with. you should have 3-4" of soil so the roots have room to roam. plus shorter, smaller containers do dry out faster... I've made that mistake and had plant loss due to them drying out.