Plant World

Soil, Gardening, and Farming

How many years can seeds be kept?

Seeds stored in an airtight container and kept in a cool, dry place are usable for a long time. The following table indicates how long commonly used seeds can be kept for planting:

Vegetable Years
Beans 3
Beets 3
Cabbage 4
Carrots 1
Cauliflower 4
Corn, sweet 2
Cucumbers 5
Eggplant 4
Kale 3
Lettuce 4
Melons 4
Onions 1
Peas 1
Vegetable Years
Peppers 2
Pumpkin 4
Radishes 3
Spinach 3
Squash 4
Swiss chard 3
Tomatoes 3
Turnips 5


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