Did you save your own seeds last year? Or maybe you have seeds left over from last year or several years ago. A germination test is a great and easy way to make sure those seeds will sprout and grow. Even if you have test phobia,don’t panic-this is easy! Place 10 seeds of the same variety between damp paper towels and slide in ziploc bag and put in a warm place. Check daily for sprouting. 10 is good number because it makes it easy to get your germination %. 1 seed sprouts= 10%, 9 seeds=90%. Anything under 50% probably isn’t worth using unless it’s a special variety.
It’s almost planting season and now you are ready!