Gardening Basics: Testing Seeds for Viability

A good winter project is to sort through the caches of seed packets and vials that have accumulated over the years. However, depending on the variety and the age of the seeds, there may be some question whether the seeds are still viable.

Here is a simple way to determine the viability and germination rates of old seeds rather than risking making a fruitless spring planting. This hand-lettered excerpt is from my book Gardening: An Ecological Approach.

Excerpt from Fred Montague's  Gardening: An Ecological Approach . © 2009/2013

Excerpt from Fred Montague's Gardening: An Ecological Approach. © 2009/2013