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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Jan 17, 2013 7:40 AM CST
Here's another resource link to "sticky"
http://www.hillgardens.com/seed_longevity.htm
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jan 17, 2013 6:18 PM CST

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you got it
Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Jan 17, 2013 6:19 PM CST
Thanks!
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Mar 17, 2014 7:16 AM CST
This seed longevity chart does not always agree with ATP members observations.
It is a guide only. It is also important to know how the seeds were stored for a particular longevity.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 17, 2014 7:38 AM CST
I will state for a fact that seeds stored in a metal garden shed through the summer in Alabama are not very good the next year. Zero percent germination out of three planting of last years carrot seed, with a new pack of seed looks like pretty good germination! Rolling my eyes.
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Leftwood
Mar 17, 2014 7:52 AM CST
Seedfork said:I will state for a fact that seeds stored in a metal garden shed through the summer in Alabama are not very good the next year.

They probably cooked. Even in Minnesota, my shed gets too warm in the late winter. One year I tried overwintering delosperma in the shed because I always have a problem with winter wet in late winter/very early spring. They came out of dormancy too early and subsequently froze. And there are no windows in the shed, either.


And yes, I disagree with somethings on that longevity chart, also. But one has to start somewhere, I suppose.
Everyone should remember that with Mother Nature, there are no unbroken rules.
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Mar 26, 2014 7:32 PM CST
On the other hand, I left some Lisianthus seeds in my closed up greenhouse through 2 summers, hot enough that the plastic clock in there melted. Said what the heck and sprinkled them on some potting soil, rather than just tossing them, and got a whole bunch of nice little plants. They were still attached to the shriveled up plant, so maybe that made a difference.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Jonna
Belgium, Europe (Zone 6a)
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JonnaSudenius
Dec 9, 2014 10:58 AM CST
Maybe this is a little help
http://www.seedsite.eu/seed-viability
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Dec 10, 2014 5:25 AM CST

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Thank you, Jonna. What an extensive list!

Karen
Name: Rob
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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plantrob
Feb 26, 2015 8:54 PM CST
I'm compulsive about keeping seed records, and record my findings on my website. For many species, I have records for the same seed lot over multiple years, and you can watch how it goes down year by year. For example, http://www.robsplants.com/plants/ClarkBotta (seed-starting details near bottom of page). While many seeds don't have much more than a year of life in them (and some less), I'm amazed sometimes at how long they stay viable!
Rob from Pennsylvania - robsplants.com
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Feb 27, 2015 10:51 AM CST
Very nifty information, Rob! Thumbs up
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Mar 1, 2015 9:05 PM CST
And just to prove the perversity of all things. I haven't grown white Lavatera trimestris in about 5 years. I tried some of my saved seeds last year and not a one sprouted. I noticed a couple of weeks ago that I had left the seed packet, once again, out in the GH over the summer where things get ever so toasty. Figured, what the heck, soaked all the remaining seeds and popped them in to some seed trays. Guess who now has a bumper crop of white Lavatera sprouts? Sigh.
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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Mar 1, 2015 10:18 PM CST
Don't you just love surprises like that?
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Mar 2, 2015 1:06 PM CST
Heh, at least I'll be able to collect some fresh seeds this year. Smiling
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Name: Sandi
Franklin, WI (Zone 5a)
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Seedsower
Mar 19, 2015 6:21 AM CST
Do we have our own seed longevity chart here somewhere? I just germinated 8 yr old Dreadlocks Amaranthus seeds I'd like to add to the list if we have one!
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Mar 19, 2015 2:40 PM CST
You could at least put that information in the comments for that plant. Useful information to have!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Mike Dunton
Liberal, Oregon (Zone 8b)
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MikeD
Apr 26, 2015 3:11 PM CST
Joannabanana said:Here's another resource link to "sticky"
]http://www.hillgardens.com/seed_longevity.htm


It appears that this link's domain is now for sale and the link is no longer working.

Perhaps @Dave or one of the mods can make the call whether to "unsticky" this thread.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Apr 26, 2015 4:46 PM CST

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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Apr 26, 2015 5:31 PM CST

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Bummer.

Karen
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Apr 26, 2015 7:02 PM CST
Hmmm. Do we want to create our own Seed Longevity Chart?
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.

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