If any of you don't know this, The seed you buy for your garden are 'hybrid'. THat means that they are genetically engineered to produce full fruits and large plants. The by-product of this manipulation is that they are also 'sterile'. The seeds from these fruits and vgetables will not produce more plants. I have a case of non-hybrid seeds from 99. They are only good for 3-4 yrs at room temperature. Mine are 6 yrs old and have been stored poorly. From below freezing to 100. Bad, I know but I just cracked a can and did the second grade sprouting experiment with some of them. I put 2 different types of beans and corn in a ziploc with a wet paper towel. They are sitting in the window sill right now. I figure I'll give them 4-5 days to sprout anything. If they do, I'll keep the seeds. If not, I'll feed the birds before they get H5N1... I just purchased a few more cases of Non-Hybrid from Ark... These things do need to be rotated every few yrs. Next time around, I'll make sure and plant them before they expire.