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By Hank

Cheshire, United Kingdom Gb

Daughter gave me 2 packets of beetroot seeds Recently. Set 3 from each 6 days ago and all are showing. Then I read the packets - produced in 2009, discard after 2010 ! Will they grow ok ?



I think they answered the question for you. They seem to be growing fine. Sounds like they just want you to buy new seeds every year - it's a marketing ploy.

29 Mar, 2016


Thanks B, I'll set another dozen tomorrow.

29 Mar, 2016


the fact they have germinated means they are fine. often seeds deteriorate once the packet is open. hence the instructions on the packet. I always try 'old' seed and if they don't germinate I buy new.

29 Mar, 2016


My beets & carrots are both up and coming along nicely too.

29 Mar, 2016

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