Old seeds

B3B3 Posts: 9,727
I was thinking of emptying the contents of my seed box in  a cleared patch down the end of the garden. It might be interesting to see what I get -if anything. God knows what the muesli rattling about outside the packets contains.
I might even get a cottage garden - or not.
I can't bring myself to throw them away otherwise.
In London. Keen but lazy.


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 4,407
    @B3 , you could try the seed swap thread, you might be able to exchange them for something else ?
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,496
    You may be pleasantly surprised (or not!).You have nothing to lose!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • B3B3 Posts: 9,727
    @AnniD some of them are very old and some loose and mixed. I doubt anyone would want them.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 4,407
    edited 21 January
    You'd probably be surprised @B3 !! 
    Reminds me, l must sort through mine.
  • B3B3 Posts: 9,727
    I think it might be fun to sow them. Who knows. In a few month's time I might be posting shedloads of ID requests
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 4,407
    You may even come up with a new variety and become rich and famous......
  • The least you will do is feed the wildlife.
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 3,498
    Or you could sow them in seed trays and put them outside somewhere. You're less likely to weed out something you didn't know you had that way.
    It's hard to love, there's so much to hate
    Hanging on to hope when there is no hope to speak of
  • B3B3 Posts: 9,727
    I'm going to broadcast them good point about the wildlife
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Some seeds have a surprisingly long life - rather like some of the stuff in your food cupboard as you know  B3 :D
    I'd go for Raisingirl's advice rather than just chucking them anywhere - be easier to see if you have a gem rather than a dog ( apologies to dogs ).
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