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Old 05-31-2016, 08:47 PM   #1
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Seed storage


Wondering how long a opened package of seed will keep for, have some squash seed been sitting in garage probably 2 or 3 years I would guess. Will they still grow or do I need anew package ?
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Old 05-31-2016, 11:40 PM   #2
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They will grow.

The world seed repository stores seeds for decades hoping to have a supply in case of a major catastrophe worldwide.


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Old 06-01-2016, 12:17 AM   #3
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Soak those seeds overnight in water to rehydrate them , then plant as usual.

My Grandmother taught me that, and it has always gotten the seed off to a great start.


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Old 06-01-2016, 10:38 AM   #4
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Or,you can place them between a few layers of damp paper towel for a few days to germinate.That way you will be sure they will grow before even planting them.
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Old 06-14-2016, 03:04 PM   #5
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Well I soaked them in water overnight then planted them 12 days ago, so far it doesn't appear they are going to grow - bummer.
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Has it been warm enough at night to prevent a delay, give them a few more days .

Also there is an optimum depth , somewhere around an inch deep, too deep and they stay dormant,

As well as the proper moisture.

Did birds get them.

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Everything thing was fine with all of the above questions. Yes I will keep waiting
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Try the damp paper towel trick.
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Canary, it's too late for that they been in the ground almost 2 weeks. I'll keep watching them hopeful.
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