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Garden seeds can last anywhere from one to five years on average (and sometimes even longer) depending on the type and variety. However, storing seeds in a cool, dark place with low humidity will further prolong their lives. As seeds begin to expire, their rate of germination decreases, so even if they are old, some seeds may still be viable. If seeds are stored properly, I think it’s safe to say that you can still expect to see them germinate on average, after up to three years.