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To copy out by hand, whilst waiting for the thaw !


Seed durability.
Aubergine seed keeps 4 years.
Beans 3 years.
Beetroot 5 years.
Brassicas 4 years.
Carrots 2 years.
Celery 2 years.
Courgettes 4 years.
Cucumbers 5 years.
Leeks 2 years.
Lettuce 1 year.
Onions 1 year.
Parsnips 1 year.
Peas 3 years.
Peppers 2 years.
Radishes 4 years.
Salad leaves 3 years.
Spinach 3 years.
Swedes/Turnips 2 years.
Sweet Corn 1 year.
Swiss Chard 3 years.
Tomatoes 3 years.

Remember to write year of purchase on packet.
I stuck this list inside the lid of my seed tin.
I leave Spinach to seed itself, on its own piece of land.

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That's a good tip Diane, and thank you for mentioning it.
I must remember to write when I bought my seeds. I never know how old they are.
Useful information too ...

We haven't got much snow left now. We didn't have much to start with, and it's all thawing nicely ... could be quicker lol ... but as long as it's thawing I'm happy :D

23 Jan, 2013


I shall keep this on Favourites ... many thanks for the info.

23 Jan, 2013


Thankyou Diane, that is very useful......

23 Jan, 2013


Thanks Diane, I don't grow much veg, but some of my friends do, into favourites, Derek.

23 Jan, 2013


Many veg. seeds are on sale with 50% off at garden centres right now .......

23 Jan, 2013


Diane, if you have a printer linked to your computer, you can just click on tools at the top of the page, click on print, and it will print out for you, you don't need to copy out by hand, [bit hard if you don't have a printer though],
hope this has helped, Derek.

23 Jan, 2013

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