3-5 year old sweet pea seeds

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missmoneypenny

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3-5 year old sweet pea seeds
« on: January 20, 2019, 19:35 »
Hello, I have some sweet pea packets which are undated but I 5think max 5 years old, are they past it?
Or am I ok to plant for this year? Thanks for any advice.

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Re: 3-5 year old sweet pea seeds
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2019, 21:03 »
Sweetpea seeds lose viability very quickly after the 3rd year.
Nothing lost if you soak them and chuck them in a tray of old compost though, some might grow :) and there is still plenty of time to buy some more if they don't..
« Last Edit: January 20, 2019, 21:03 by mumofstig »
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Re: 3-5 year old sweet pea seeds
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2019, 21:43 »
+1 with MoS (the seeds are like little bullets and you might think they'd last forever but they don't.)
Sow your seeds, plant your plants. What's the difference? A couple of weeks or more when answering possible queries!

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Re: 3-5 year old sweet pea seeds
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2019, 22:32 »
Thanks guys I think Iíll go out and buy new ones. Itís annoying to get those loo rolls filled with compost, pre soak, fill loo rolls then nothing....only £ 2:50 for a new  packet  :)

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Re: 3-5 year old sweet pea seeds
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2019, 17:40 »
I would try them and see. just pop them in a pot rather than the loo rolls.
 Put the fresh seeds in the loo rolls and the others would just be a bonus if they germinate.

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Re: 3-5 year old sweet pea seeds
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2019, 19:48 »
Good idea jay Iíll give that a go.



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