Testing our seed stock

I purchased some seeds 2 years ago to store in case we may need them. I purchased buckwheat, red winter wheat, and hull-less oats. I have had them in the refrigerator, I put the package that they were shipped in right in the bottom drawer and forgot about them.

I was thinking that I needed to check the viability of the seed and to try to produce more seed to store.  After I harvested our potatoes, I planted a small test plot of each seed. After the 2 years of storage,  we have  a very good germination rate and each plot is growing nicely.

The buckwheat is about to bloom, and the wheat and oats are leafing out nicely. I have never grown these to produce seed before, so this is a project of trial and error. I will write updates along the way.


 

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