Green Bean seeds-can I use last year's seeds - Knowledgebase Question

Atlanta, Ge
Question by szmcnabb
March 25, 2010
Hi, Skip, I have 3/4 pkg. of green bean seeds left from last year. What will be the fail rate if I don't use new seeds? Also, I need to plant in ground, right? I heard beans don't like to be transplanted. Thanks.
Suzanne in Atlanta

Answer from NGA
March 25, 2010


You're right = beans prefer not to be transplanted so plant the seeds directly in the ground. Seed viability really depends upon how they were stored. Heat, sunlight and moisture are their main enemies. If you stored yours in a cool, dry, dark place, they should be fine. If not, you may not see good results. I'd go ahead and plant them - and keep your fingers crossed!

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