germination part 3

This actually surprised me. These are corn and bean seeds that have been sitting on my desk exposed to heat, sun and cold since September. I just left them out and didn't store them in any way. But all of them have sprouted. Cool.


Another germination test

Meanwhile, just to see what would happen, I put one gigi hill blue corn seed in a wet paper towel. After a few days...look what happened.

Germination test

I saved, dried and froze seeds from last summer's gardens. On Jan 31st I planted 20 shortnose white seed and 20 gigi hill blue seeds in a mini greenhouse. Even on this snowy day most of them have started sprouting. I think this is a good sign that these seeds will be viable for planting this years gardens. Yay! These seeds are brooklyn born and raised!