I have a five gallon bucket half full of seed packets, some going back to 2008. We’ve all heard the stories about viable seed found in the Pyramids. But how do you check your seed to see if it’s viable? As always, Steve Solomon has the answer:
“Do a germ test on every packet; the packets that germ well now will germ
well next spring. Put 10 to 20 seeds in a folded moist paper towel in a
sealed plastic container held at 75° (for most sorts of seed). If you get
more than 70% germ within ten days, assume it is good seed for next spring.”
I was getting ready to toss them but this seems like a much better idea.