This one is definitely Pretty in Pink
If Anyone has seeds of the plants I'm looking for. From the list above, Seeds I'm Looking For, I will gladly trade ANY seed I have to offer. That includes seeds from my Web Site listed here: Seeds by Trade and any seed type for sale. With the exception 1 pack for the pack of seeds I'm trading for. Unless I agree to send more. For reference my Trading Feedback
In 1996 My father saved watermelon seeds from my Great-Grandfather's watermelon. He use to grow the best. He has long passed. In 2006 I took the seeds and grew the watermelons myself.
When I sell, give away, or trade seeds "Freshness" always seems to be the concern or question. Therefore I always pick and send seeds of that year (because of the hype). Unless I inform the person from what year they are from.
But here's my point...
I NEVER throw away seeds I plan on sowing at some point or another. All of the seedlings and flats I have now are from seeds over 6 years old. I have just about 100% germination rate. And next year I might sow seeds from 2004. There are some seeds that do not store well in my opinion and those are Marigolds. I have also noticed the very same seeds I have germinated this year, WOULD not germinate when they were received or the year after. But just about popped out in 2 days this year. Therefore I am deeply inclined that many many seed types need to be older to germinate.
I put away seeds a friend sent me in 2004 dated and labeled "Pasithea Coerulea 2003". When I first tried these seeds they would not germinate. I tried them the following year..nothing! I revisited the pack and this year, 6 years later, I now have babies.
Can some of you list some seeds in Your opinion that are not viable over time?
1. My Opinion: Marigolds (somebody please prove me wrong ) because I'm holding on to one special kind knowing they may never sprout!
With All Being Said...
Here begins the story of my gardens, growing experiences, And WHAT I'm growing and propagating right now.