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Old 06-07-2016, 10:33 PM
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Was out of one of my favorite pole bean seeds, scarlet runner.

I had a open gallon jar in the pantry from 2011 I saved as dried beans for cooking. So I did a germination test, about 50% so far! Mind you, this was an open jar in the kitchen since fall 2011. I will be more careful this year and put some aside with care for seed crop rather than just food.

Note: these were from pods allowed to fully mature and die on the vine first frost, dried standing on the vine, then inside in the pods. Pods were shucked and put in an open jar since
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Old 06-07-2016, 11:03 PM
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Aren't seeds amazing little critters? How 'bout those wheat seeds from the pyramids that still can germinate after 3000 yrs?
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Old 06-07-2016, 11:49 PM
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Aren't seeds amazing little critters? How 'bout those wheat seeds from the pyramids that still can germinate after 3000 yrs?

Wish my buckwheat and winter rye lasted that long.
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Old 06-22-2016, 10:43 PM
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Aren't seeds amazing little critters? How 'bout those wheat seeds from the pyramids that still can germinate after 3000 yrs?

9 of 10. After 5 years. Planted a lot of the food savings for crop, they are up too.

P.S. wonderful pole beans, green or saved mature and dry, a heritage/legacy you can save
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