Just noticed a bag of Scotts grass seed that I guess I had in my garage
for two winters now, that I had forgotten about.
Under the house garage, but still getys pretty cold in
there; live outside of Boston.
Think the seed would still be good if I used it this spring ?
Irrespective of the above, how long do seeds stay rerasonably potent ?
Better if stored cold, cool, or warm ?
My answer is the same as it was when you asked the question on
rec.home.repair. ;-) Use the seed at a higher than normal application
rate. Watch for germination. If it doesn't germinate well, buy new seed.
Seed doesn't store well.
It stores best in cool, dry conditions.
Yes, cool and dry are key. The typical garage is not a good place. I
keep mine in a covered plastic garbage can in the basement. Inside I
place one of the damp/dry dessicant canisters.
Another important factor is that many of the quality grass seeds are
now endophyte enhanced. The endophyte has a shelf life of about 6
months, after which it goes south fast. So, the seed will still
germinate, but you lose the endophyte benefit.
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