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Rehydrating 10 year old tomato and pepper seeds

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Post  sandij on 8/27/2012, 12:01 pm

I have seeds that have been sitting in dried paper towels and some in their original paper containers and would like to see if they're still viable. I put them in plastic bags with wet paper towels yesterday and put them in the frig, as I read online that this would help. Any ideas of reviving my heirloom seeds? Laughing
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Re: Rehydrating 10 year old tomato and pepper seeds

Post  rowena___. on 8/27/2012, 3:02 pm

this would not "revive" them. if they are viable, they will sprout under those conditions.
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Post  walshevak on 8/27/2012, 9:00 pm

I was with you until you put them in the fridge. That is too cold for tomato and pepper seeds. Seeds on damp paper towels inside a baggie on a warm surface will sprout if viable. A soon as you get the first rootlet, transfer to soil.

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