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cytf
Staten Island, NY

February 5, 2013
9:58 AM

Post #9409231

I ORDERED SOME SEEDS AND WHEN THEY ARRIVED I GOT PELLETED SEEDS . I SOWED SOME AND I AM NOT SURE HOW TO STORE THE REST I DID NOT USE. CAN ANYONE ADVISE ME

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

February 5, 2013
1:30 PM

Post #9409452

Info on pelleted seeds
"The pre-prepped pelleted seeds are only good for a single growing season at best!"
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

February 5, 2013
6:14 PM

Post #9409739

It really depends on the species of plant as to how long the seeds remain viable. Given that the seeds are pelleted, it sounds like they are likely annuals in which case they probably have good (multi-year) longevity.
Well, why don't I just ask - what are the seeds for?
cytf
Staten Island, NY

February 13, 2013
1:00 PM

Post #9417921

THE SEEDS ARE VERBASCUM

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

February 13, 2013
1:34 PM

Post #9417944

Take your typing letters off the capital setting...
WeeNel
Ayrshire Scotland
United Kingdom

February 13, 2013
2:27 PM

Post #9418021

Is there no info on the seed packets, or even get in touch with the supplier's, it's difficult to know the best advice as things will depend on your zone, where and how you store the seeds and even ask, do you wish to do a later sewing of the same seeds like I do with carrots, peas ect so I dont have a glut of stuff needing picked / harvested all at the same time.
Can you say what type of seeds you have, some seeds are good for another year and others are best used the same year.
Good luck, Weenel.
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

February 13, 2013
6:52 PM

Post #9418338

Don't worry... Verbascum seeds are not short-lived. They'll be fine for years to come.

I gather they must be pelleting the seed just to make them larger and easier for beginners to handle?

kwanjin

kwanjin

(Zone 7a)

February 14, 2013
6:19 AM

Post #9418664

My Verbascum seeds came pelleted, as well. They do just fine. And, yes, it makes them much easier to handle.

Good luck with them! I love Verbascum.
cytf
Staten Island, NY

March 5, 2013
12:24 PM

Post #9439714

My verbascum seeds in the pellets germinated well, I already transplanted them. I was really surprised at the end result. Thank you altagardener and kwanjin

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