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I had lots of heirloom seeds packed for Spring planting, and when we moved my husband left the "garden box" outside for 2 months in the cold. Are these ruined? Can I plant them? or should I buy new seeds?<br><br>
They were heirloom seeds and ones I'd saved. In little paper packs or little jars.
 

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oh, they're probably just fine as long as they were kept dry. cold is good for 'em. some seeds require a period of cold before they will sprout.
 

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I second the 'dry' part...if they were dry they're probably all right. Extreme heat would probably be bad, but cold is a natural part of many plants' growing cycles.<br><br>
The only way to find out is give them a try, though.
 

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Just to clarify Gardenmom's point a bit, you can give them a try by germinating them on paper towels indoors, you don't have to actually plant them in the garden to see if they'll sprout.
 

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Thanks so much for the replies! I'm sure they were dry, but I'll check inside the box to be sure.<br><br>
I'll germinate them indoors to be sure.
 
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