How long do seeds last?
Many that are not that great after the second year come from the onion family, including leeks, chives and shallot seeds, parsnips, possibly peppers and lettuce. Sow plenty of extra seed to compensate for relatively low germination. So plop a few extra seeds into your planting hole and cross your fingers!
In my experience, most garden seed will keep longer than just one year. If stored as mentioned above, most types are worth planting even after 2-3 years of storage, and many types, including squash, beans and tomatoes, can give surprisingly good results even at 5 years. Just remember, germination drops off gradually with most types, so as seed ages, plant more seed to account for reduced germination rates.
What seeds do you get in the Heirloom Seed Collection?
Here's what was included...
- Basil lime (herb)
- Beans cantare
- Beet Chioggia
- Cabbage tete noire
- Carrot pusa rudhira red
- Cauliflower purple of Sicily
- Corn country gentleman
- Cucumber marketmore 76
- Eggplant little green
- Kale blue curled Scotch
- Lettuce parris Island cos
- Melon golden Jenny
- Mustard Southern giant curled
- Onion Tokyo long white
- Pepper Jimmy nardello Italian
- Pepper purple jalapeno
- Radish French breakfast
- Rutabaga wilhelmsburg
- Snow pea Oregaon sugar pod II
- Spinach bloomsdale long standing
- Squash winter luxury pie pumpkin
- Squash desi
- Sunflower mammoth grey striped
- Tomato orange banana
- Tomato pink vernissage
- Turnip purple top white globe
- Watermelon sugar baby
The Heirloom Seed Collection from Baker Creek valued at approximately $50!
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