Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Plant seed expiration

I know they have a sell by date but do my flower seeds have an expiration date. Will they not grow if they sat for soo long?

 
Kimkh

Asked by Kimkh at 8:32 PM on Apr. 22, 2011 in Home & Garden

Level 16 (2,476 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (8)
  • There is a germination method and it doesn't always work but I have gotten lucky and I think it would be worth a try for you:

    Dampen not soak a paper towel and sprinkle the expired seeds in it, wrap it up and place in a warm area. Wait about a week and revisit. If the seeds start to germinate you may continue to use if not sorry, gotta buy more updated seeds.

    good luck!



    Liveyourlifeval

    Answer by Liveyourlifeval at 11:01 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • Many seeds won't grow if they're too old- I learned that last year. Definitely worth springing for some new ones!!

    skittles1108

    Answer by skittles1108 at 8:34 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • I think if they've sat for too long and have lost all moisture they won't grow. I've had seeds for a couple years that I plantedd and grew though.
    KristinRox

    Answer by KristinRox at 11:24 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • I found a fairly large tin of mixed flower seeds that were for the year prior. I planted all of them in a large mouthed flowerpot and got a profusion of blooms!
    CoffeeWriter

    Answer by CoffeeWriter at 12:25 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • i've planted expired seeds...and they didn't grow.
    Kainalu55

    Answer by Kainalu55 at 4:02 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • If they're too old, they won't sprout.
    onecuteladybug2

    Answer by onecuteladybug2 at 3:30 AM on Apr. 24, 2011

  • Some might still, so it wont hurt to try.
    ethans_momma06

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 2:50 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • I think most will be fine a while after the "best by" date.
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 11:13 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

Next question in Home & Garden
Whats good to use for a rug stain

Next question overall (Pregnancy)
TMI.. I know..

close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN