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I am a member of garden friends moderator rosie who do a seed swap every year i have loads as well what if they are out of date will they still grow as i am not lucky with seeds
Some seeds last for years, others have a short life. Always worth sowing them, you may be lucky. Also worth trying some of the hardy ones outside now as some of them need a chill to break dormancy.
Thank you nutcutlet i have plenty i dont need and i will try the others
You could always try a test sowing in some small pots
I tried them in pots last year but they dont seem to grow in my greenhouse as they dry out so quick i sowed them in trays in the garden that never worked then i was going to throw the lot onto the border but with other problems i never got round to it i have some lovely hollyhocks i bought online so i must try and grow those
I have seeds that sometimes are out of date - but as long as they are keept dry they should be ok.
I keep mine in old candy floss pots ( plastic sealed pots)
Where do you seed swap?
Have you got any seeds you want to swap?
You could try testing your seeds to see if they are still viable. When it's time to sow, sow a few on some damp kitchen paper, preferably in a small propagator, if not cover the container with cling film and pop them in a dark cupboard, providing it's warm enough, if they start to sprout, they are viable.
I'm really enjoying the seed swop not done it before. I love sowing from seed and always buy too many seeds (especially when they are cheap) and always sow too many so always have a surplus of young plants. This year I've been collecting seeds of the plants in the garden as well.
This is a great to pass on surplus seeds/plants in exchange for something else
Anyone read the seed club advert in January's edition of GW?
Hi Sam, it looks as if it's been sponsered by Mr Fothegill's. From the advert it looks as if you can sign up for emails reminding you on when to sow to stuff, discounts on their seeds, info on how to sow seeds, but also a dedicated online Seed Club forum
It was the seed sowing forum that interested me
link doesn't work- maybe http://www.gardenersworld.com/seed-club
We'll probably get some more interesting plants through our system as well.