question re old seeds and bulbs

Discussion in 'HortForum' started by kathy b, Apr 21, 2003.

  1. kathy b

    kathy b Member

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    i've been helping my parents clean out their garden shed and have discovered some old flower seed packets which may be several years old and also some gladiola bulbs which were purchased last spring. are these worthless or should we try planting them?
  2. HortLine

    HortLine Active Member 10 Years

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    Vancouver, BC
    There is no harm in trying. However, correct storage of seeds is in a refrigerator and they are rarely viable beyond a year of storage. Certain seeds are best sown very fresh... hellebores for instance should be sown as soon as possible after ripening.

    Bulbs usually dry up if not planted... but try growing any that are firm when squeezed.

    Good luck
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