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My experience has been that usually last year's seeds germinate pretty well, even though I don't take great care to store them at the ideal temperature or anything.
 

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last year, most will sprout unless they got wet then sometimes even then, I have had many year old seed come up <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> If you are in doubt can try sprouting them between 2 damp paper towels in a ziplock bag, sometimes you will want to plant closer or a couple seeds per spot where with new seeds you would only plant 1 per hole.
 

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Thanks for your replies - I think that I will go for it then <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I would guess that most of them will be fine! As an experiment this winter I planted some 4 year old tomato seeds and they sprouted just fine!
 

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I've read about people putting thier seeds in the freezer and them lasting 20 yrs. Not all sprouted, but some did. I have seeds that I'm planting from like 4 or 5 yrs ago. Not all sprouted, but quite a bit did. They say seeds can keep from about 3-7 yrs depending on the type of seed.
 
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