LA1
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Grass seed

I was wondering how long grass seed was good for. I found 2 opened packages in my basement that are probably more then 20 years old.

pomme8916
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grass seed

20 Years?! In never seen grass that old. Throw it away. and get some new seed.

LA1
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The question is NOT whether YOU have seen old grass seed or not. The question IS how long does grass seed last in the seed form.

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well if kept dry I can't see why it would not last forever - it seems to hang around for years in the soil and not germinate until you cultivate....

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Yes I have heard of 2,000 year old mustard seed sprouting when planted. Anyway I went ahead and planted the seed. It took 3 weeks of watering, it is sprouting grass. A neighboor said to put the grass seed in the frig nrxt time for a few weeks b4 planting. The seed thinks it is winter and will grow sooner when planted.

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