Test Old Seeds for Viability

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How do I know if my stored seeds are still viable?

Test Old Seeds for Viability

To test an old package of seeds for viability, wrap a few of the seeds in a moist paper towel and place them in a plastic bag. Keep the bag at room temperature. Within a week, most of the seeds should sprout. If they do, you will know that the rest of the seeds in the package are good. If the seeds in the bag do not sprout, discard the entire pack of seeds.



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