The Old Seeds are Sprouting!!!!

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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.   IMG_8276 IMG_8280 IMG_8278

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About anaincolorado

Hi, I am an avid gardener both at home and at Rosedale Community Garden where I've had a plot for 19 years. I am very interested in learning more about gardening, how to preserve it, incorporating farm fresh produce into my cooking and living a healthy lifestyle. In addition, I am a Master Community Gardener through Denver Urban Gardens and am a shareholder at the Chatfield CSA. In 2015, I spearheaded an effort to start a community donation garden at St. Philip's Lutheran Church -- a project I will share on my blog. I am eager to share what I've learned and the adventures I had learning new things and interacting with the garden community.

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