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Why are Yates seeds not lasting to the date specified on the packet?

I have Yates beans, peas and radish that will only germinate about 10 percent now from packets purchased last year and dated to be used before August 2011.

What do you treat them with that kills them before the date specified?

Submitted: 10:14AM, 07 Apr 2010
Answer: Graham, let me assure you that we do not treat seeds to lose viability before the sow-by date (assuming the pack is still sealed). To fail with several types of seed usually suggests something in the sowing environment is wrong eg too cold, too wet etc.

we will gladly replace seed that doesn’t germinate well, for any reason, simply post the packs back with a short note.

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Answered: 10:29AM, 07 Apr 2010

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