We planted some Bush contender string beans last year, nice germination time, and great growers and producers right into frost.
We had seeds left over, which she kept in a plastic ziploc in the garden shed, temps sometimes very hot, and then through a freezing winter.
This year, it seems they to be taking a long time to germinate. Is there a good estimate of how long seeds are good for? I would say to buy just enough for what you need each year, but perhaps you find a strain that you really like, and don't know if they will carry that at the seed store next year.
And tips on storage from season to season would be appreciated.