I have always been a glutton for seeds and over the years, I’ve collected boxes full. More often than not, I’ve used only a fraction of the packets while the rest remained unopened. I have always known that the rate of seed germination decreased over time. But still, I could not dispose of the old seeds. This year I learned from a sage gardener in my master gardening class that she’d had success with seeds over 14 years old! Her comment was challenge I could not deny. I decided to pull out the old seeds, some a decade old, and plant them. To my great joy, many of them are sprouting. The photos I took this morning are of the seedlings I’ve had to transplant. Its awesome!!! So my advice to you is to try those old seeds before you toss them.