how do old seeds grow?

All I could think while I had my hands in the dirt, was, Goddess bless my efforts. Everything I can plant is ‘in’. I haven’t been able to buy new seeds but I planted all of my stash! Seeds dated from 2008-2011. They will either grow or they won’t. I took all the greens I had and mixed them together and planted them between the rows of all the plants. I actually still have 3 cold frames I can plant, but I think I’ll plant my nettle in one to make sure I get it in. I know people think I’m nuts to direct the weeds, but they grow so well and they are so good for me as menopause approaches.

It’s Easter morning…no real significance at my house with so many yrs spent in a cult…but I honor the earth every day, and prayer is a constant around here.

Still no job – no money – no prospects. Food stamps are gone faster than I can blink with all the price hikes at the grocery store. We have one more month with a house payment possible – 1 more week of benefits, then nothing unless something opens up. Life is going to get real interesting, real soon.

Bright Blessings.

~A

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About Green Jean Granny

I believe in and practice positive living with a bit of a barb it seems. I love YARN, music, reading, history, and gemstones. I am passionate about the Earth. I am a true homebody. I've said I was Pagan for years to separate myself from a churchy upbringing and judgmental family that left me outside of its beliefs. I believe it's our responsibility to tend and protect the Earth. I basically do my thing in a (not so) quiet, amused way. I believe in the power of my own hands, the energy of combined prayer, and caring for the earth. I attend a nondenominational Christian Church. I have 6 kids, all home-born and successfully breastfed. The oldest 5 are grown. The youngest is attending Community College and living at home. I'm the oldest of 9, daughter of a missionary mother who lives in The Republic of Congo, married to the son of a preacher, with 3 spoiled dogs and and an add on (my daughter's pit bull lives here for a bit while she hikes the Appalachian Trail. Right now, there is small balance after yrs of unemployment. My disability was approved due to degenerative disc disease and fibromyalgia. I believe we owe it to ourselves to protect our mental health. It's precious and the one thing we can control. I dislike my own housework and I talk too much. I bought a house in North Carolina and after trying to get my husband here for 6 months, he had a stroke. I'm a two-time caregiver. Steve's got hemiparesis and diabetes and is learning to walk and trying to use his right side again. It's slow going. Our 10 kitties were rehomed by rescue after his stroke.
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2 Responses to how do old seeds grow?

  1. Kathy says:

    I just saw this posted blog and thought of you. They may have some useful tips for your future planting 😉
    http://www.highmowingseeds.com/blog/how-to-do-a-quick-germination-test-at-home

    xo

    • Amber says:

      I’ve actually seen that Kathy and forgot! I sowed super thick as I’m sure they are old, but they are what I had, so we will give them a go before I ask Vanessa for seed money. My fingers are crossed!

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