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dave

October 24, 2000
4:40 PM

Post #44901

I save pumpkins every halloween, and label them with the year that I got them. I still have the seeds from my wife and my first halloween as a married couple!

Dave
Shannon
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 7a)

October 25, 2000
12:46 AM

Post #44913

What do you intend to do with them, or is it just a sentimental thing? By the way, how long can you keep seeds before they are too old to plant? Is it different for different plant types? Just curious!

Shannon
dave

October 25, 2000
2:05 AM

Post #44920

I hear a story that they found seeds in an Egyptian pyramid. They planted them and they germinated.

Don't know if it's true, but, here's a personal anecdote:

I bought a packet of seeds in 1996 - they were Snow Snap Peas, Betters Homes & Garden variety from Wal-Mart. Every year I plant about 20 seeds, and I get 100% germination. This year they grew to 7 feet tall before I finally topped them to force the fruit to start coming in!

I've never had a problem with old seeds, though some varieties definitely go bad.

Dave

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