Do seeds really expire? Should they be thrown out? I was watching a gardening programme on TV and they said it was a good time of year to go through your seeds and dispose of any that are out of date (i.e. last year). Looking at the box of seeds (three boxes of seeds) in the corner of my office on the shelf... I wondered how important is the date on seeds? Lifting some seed packs, some say sow by 2016 and some are clearly out of date. Should I use them anyway? The thought of throwing out seeds saddens me.
I was planning on going through my 100 or so seed packs and giving any I can't use or don't want to the garden club I belong to. Would they complain if they were 'out of date'!?
And even though I have numerous seed packs already... I still find I occasionally buy magazines that offer free seeds like the Kitchen Garden magazine above - it came with 11 free seed packs! Even though I was only really interested in the yellow tomato 'lldi' I was so excited about my free seeds!
Do you throw out your old seeds, or sow them in the garden?
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