2007 or 2008? Purple Castor Bean leaves.
Today I stuck out old seeds into soft ground ahead of the rain. Maybe one or two will sprout.
You know how you research things? You can find any answer you want, if you read enough articles. Most current articles just dismiss old seed as being viable for 2-3 years. Some learned articles from years back found castor bean seed to sometimes be viable for years. We'll see. I only need one plant to sprout, to save enough seeds to plant several beds next year.
A seed vendor sent an email today saying it is time to start perennials. I need to do that. Some need starting in flats and I need to scatter seeds in new places. Echinacea can go along the field roads. I gathered some Verbena bonariensis seeds before the rain and cut back Verbena on a Stick for new growth.