I have googled this for weeks with no luck. I have non-stop and
fibrous seeds that I bought from Stokes last year. I saved them in
the fridge over the last year and now want to plant them. Does anyone
know if the seeds will be viable or a reference source?
Brian, try them. Most seeds will still come up years after they were sold
as long as they were not allowed to get hot or damp.
Watermelon seeds have a better percentage of sprouting after during the
5th year of being produced (I read that somewhere). I have had 2 to 5 year
old flower seeds come up after planting them. Give it a try.
I've done this for years with begonia, tuberous and fibrous alike. I
purchase my begonia seeds in larger lots because it is generally fresher and
always cheaper. The seed from different colors may last from 2 to 4 years
before I reorder. Keep your unused seed labelled and sealed in the
refrigerator and you should have no problems.
Just to close the loop on this thread, the seeds germinated nicely.
They are now off the heat mats growing at 50F. I give them 1/2
strength miracla grow right out of the gate, and they should do fine.
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