Checking Seed Viability (Will they still grow?)

It’s mid-winter, but we’re starting to dream about digging in the soil and starting the annual process of planting out our gardens. Remember all the varieties of seeds you purchased last year (or many years ago), they could still be useful. Let’s test out the seed viability to see if we really need to get a bunch of new seeds this year.

Many seeds have a certain dormant life span, and depending upon how they were stored will be a big contributing factor to how well they will germinate when planting.

Follow these easy steps to test your seeds: Testing Seed Viability

Or another step by step process here: Testing Seed Germination

And for general guidelines to the average shelf life of most common garden crops check here:

Seed Viability Chart