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Seasonal observations of the UCCE Master Gardeners
by Diana Bryggman
on February 28, 2014 at 8:50 AM
Very timely! Thanks for sharing your research.
by Clear Creek Seeds
on October 3, 2015 at 4:05 AM
Properly stored seeds will last a very long time. I had 1/4 lb of dill seeds from 1999 (Baker Creek, I wasn't in the business back then). It was in the back of the frig and forgotten. Planted it expecting nothing but ended up with a row of healthy dill. Thanks Erin for putting this together. It's the #1 question we get.
by Chris Smith
on March 30, 2020 at 4:15 PM
Thanks so much! Really appreciate it!
by Rick Thornton
on May 11, 2020 at 9:37 AM
Is there seeds that you can buy that all of them last up to 25 years. If so what's the difference in the seeds so I know what to look for. Such as none gmo.  
Thank you,  
by Susan Middleton
on January 18, 2021 at 5:43 PM
Can I have your permission to use the text from your posting for my garden club horticulture newsletter?
by Erin Mahaney
on January 26, 2021 at 7:25 PM
Certainly. Please credit “Under the Solano Sun” by the UCCE Master Gardeners, Solano County.
by Mark Hodges
on April 5, 2021 at 3:41 PM
I found an old, unopened packet of Roma tomato seeds from Northrup King dated 2001. They had been stored in my unheated shop, where temperatures get to over 100F in summer and below freezing in the winter. Not thinking that any would germinate, I put all of the seeds in five 1" squares in a germination kit from Burpee. I was astounded when virtually ALL of the seeds germinated. I am not kidding.
on March 8, 2022 at 3:09 PM
Is germination always a yes-or-no proposition? Or are there cases where a seed germinates, but the plant soon dies or is otherwise compromised because it doesn't have all of its genes?
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