The Q&A Archives: Seed Germination

Question: What percent of vegetable seeds will germinate a year or two old. I have a small garden area and always have seeds left over from previous years. Ken Kremke

Answer: You can save unused seeds for use the following year if you store them in airtight containers and put them in a cool, dark place. Germination rates should be about 80 percent, depending upon type of seed. Under proper storage, seeds can remain viable for several years.

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