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Apr 26, 2015 12:14 PM CST
|I planted a couple of seeds from an old box. One didn't survive. They were marked Sweet Peas. Can you tell if it may, indeed, be a Sweet Pea? |
Apr 26, 2015 12:21 PM CST
|Looks like morning glory to me.|
Apr 26, 2015 12:58 PM CST
|Well, I guess I'll just have to let it grow a little more to be sure. Thanks, Carol!|
Apr 26, 2015 1:05 PM CST
|It's a morning glory or something related. The leaves are wrong for a sweet pea.|
Apr 26, 2015 1:59 PM CST
|Thanks, Sue. We really can't grow sweet peas here successfully. Just too hot, unless they're started in fall. Still, they won't last long. I will let this seed grow and see what it becomes. |
I found some old seeds in an old pill box. My aunt planned to have an antique shop after she retired. She died before she could fulfill her dream. I have a garage and attic full of "stuff." I'm gradually going through it, but I'm drawn to all the little things...like this little box of surprises.
The little seed pk. is only 3"x2"
Apr 26, 2015 4:11 PM CST
|Cool and exciting find!|
Apr 26, 2015 8:01 PM CST
|I'm going to plant a few more, @porkpal. I may have mixed up the plant tags on the pots in the greenhouse. Would be neat if seeds that old would be viable. I think Farmers Seed Co. has been in business since 1950.|
Apr 26, 2015 8:40 PM CST
|If these are morning glory, those seeds can be viable for 50 years. Or so I've read. Those seeds in the tin(which is neat )do look like sweet pea seeds.|
Apr 26, 2015 9:11 PM CST
|The plants look like Morning Glory to my old eyes. |
I will be watching this thread to see what other gems you can resurrect from that treasure trove.
Would you consider posting photos of the other seeds you will be planting.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"