So, I was inspired by this NYTimes article on seeds from your kitchen, to just do an experiment on some seeds I happen to have. They're not exactly from my kitchen, but they were IN my mom's kitchen for about 15 years. All of the seeds on this plate date from 1996-1999. I wanted to see if any of them are still good, as I am pretty sure the scallion seeds from this batch that I tried to grow a couple weeks ago are no good.From 12 o'clock, going clockwise in alphabetical order, I have Beets (Early Wonder), Cantaloupe, Carrots, Celeriac, Celery, Dipper Gourd, Easter Egg Blend Radish, Endive, Lemon Cucumber, Lettuce, Onions, Parsnips, Squash (Early Summer Crookneck), Swiss Chard, Tomatillos, Watermelon (Sugar Bowl), Zucchini.
Let's see if any of them sprout! I won't be surprised if many do not, but then I can just throw that seed packet away and stop letting it take up space =) And if some sprout, I can plant them or at least know that the seeds will work. =)