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How to Determine if Old Seeds Are Still Good for Planting

By: Tricia Craven Worley

If you’re like most gardeners, you’re sure to have bags of leftover seeds lying around. To find out if the seeds are still able to grow, pour the seeds into a container full of water and allow them to sit overnight.

The seeds that are still able to germinate will sink to the bottom of the container while the bad seeds will remain floating on top. Scoop the bad seeds off the top of the water, and plant the seeds on the bottom as soon as possible.

Watch this video to find out more.

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  • Jean Eyres Says:
    April 16th, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Over20yrs ago I sent Marigold seeds from my Mothers Garden who had just died in Australia to my Daughter in England!
    Only planted them last year they came to fruition lovely blooms!… We call them Ivy May’s Marigolds… Continue with more this year!… Our Mum lives on!…

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How to Determine if Old Seeds Are Still Good for Planting