2014 seeds

Asked April 1, 2015, 10:12 AM EDT

i have some unopened packets of 2014 vegetable seeds. Can I use them this year or should I toss them? Hate to waste....

Anne Arundel County Maryland vegetable seeds viability

1 Response

When properly stored, most vegetable seeds will remain viable for at least 3-5 years. To test for germination, sprout 20 seeds between moist paper towels. If germination is less than 50%, either discard the seed or plant enough extra to give the desirable number of plants.