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Postby jbullard1 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:19 pm

Had a friend drop off 5 pounds of Chicory and a 10 pound bag of Hunters Mega Plot
These are 2 seasons old but are still sealed in the plastic bags

What do you think about planting them the Chicory alone cost 46 bucks
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Re: Old Seeds

Postby gtk » Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:23 pm

I've had mixed results with old seed. I've planted corn with 2 year old seed, and not a bit came up. But I've planted clover that was two years old and got a good stand.

I guess you have a 50% chance. Personally, I would mix it with new seed "just in case".. At least you would have something, although it may not be as thick as you like.
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Re: Old Seeds

Postby huntall » Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:48 pm

I think I would open it up a few weeks before you would normally plant them and test a little of the seed just to
see if it will germinate. If it germinates you can use when it gets time to plant.
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Re: Old Seeds

Postby jbullard1 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:51 pm

huntall wrote:I think I would open it up a few weeks before you would normally plant them and test a little of the seed just to
see if it will germinate. If it germinates you can use when it gets time to plant.


Thats a good idea
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Re: Old Seeds

Postby lugnutzz » Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:35 pm

Send it to the Ms State Seed Lab. You can get 1 free test a year. they can do blends too.

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