I've been lugging around a huge box of seeds for years now, adding to
it from time to time, planting some of them, forgetting what's in there and buying more. LOL. Last night I had a big ol' Seed Roundup and dumped them all out on the desk and organized them.
I had seeds in there that I bought back in 1987!!! LOL. I have some unidentified seeds that people gave me or sent me, some seeds that I bought at Monticello on our trip to VA way back in '90, seeds I snatched from public places, etc. etc.
I was going to do research to look up the viability of seeds, how long specific ones last, but decided to sort them first. When I was done, I had three of those plastic shoe boxes filled up and they are sorted by spring veggies, fall veggies, herbs, flowers, grains and natives. I didn't know where to put the gourds. LOL.
Now I'm going through each section, and culling the oldest ones. I did some of them last night, and am dumping those all together in a big plastic bag. I'm going to throw those on the compost and see what comes up. I could NOT make myself throw them in the trash. You never know, there might be ONE seed that sprouts. LOL!