Are my seeds still good?

Seeds are only viable for a few years, some longer than others. After the peak period most seed germination rate starts to drop. If you have old seed it’s always worth trying to plant them but don’t count on a high germination rate. Here are a few guidelines of various seed life span:
Zinnias: 5-6 years
Nasturtium 5-6 years
Calendula 5-6 years
Hollyhock 4 years
marigold 4 years
sweet pea 4 years
digitalis (foxglove) 2-3 years
Phlox 2-3 years

This is only a sampling. If you have quite a few seeds left from previous years and they have been stored in a dry moderate temperatures you probably can still get 50% out of them. Worth a try!

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