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B3B3 Posts: 24,450
I have a shoebox and a tin of old seeds. Some are in packets never even opened. Some are ones that were stuck to magazines. Some are plants I dislike e.g. Love lies bleeding - seriously creepy.
 I haven't the space to nurture them. I'm inclined to sprinkle them all over the garden and if the birds have them so be it. What would you do?
In London. Keen but lazy.


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,539
    I’d pay a late night visit to a neighbour that I particularly disliked and sprinkle them in their garden. 😁
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,984
    I've just done that today, after the rain. Goodness knows what was in there.  

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • B3B3 Posts: 24,450
    I can see myself posting a few ID threads😉
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants Posts: 894
    I had to Google love lies bleeding- yes it looks creepy but it’s an edible so that sounds good. Maybe donate to a school for clubs or community gardens so they can see what works and what doesn’t? Or just scatter them… in car parks lol
  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 1,964
    Yes it is always worth ago. You may only have 2 seeds germinating but they could be the greatest plants to develop.
    Never throw anything away!
  • seacrowsseacrows Posts: 221
    Our town has small wildflower beds, just dug this spring, and we are being encouraged to go along and chuck on any seeds we aren't going to use. It's going to be interesting. The beds by the church have been hit with a few million poppy seeds, the primary school kids are nurturing individual sunflowers in yogurt pots. I emptied all my out of date seeds and anything I was never going to plant into a tub, and scattered over the nearest patch. Don't know what the organisers will think about the ornamental cabbages, if any come up.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,162
    Like to see a photo when that lot comes up @seacrows :)
    Any old unopened seed packets that are still in date, l send to either Thrive, or the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.
    I might try the "chuck 'em all in a pot and see what happens" approach with the rest, sounds interesting. 
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