I recently found a packet of seeds which I had sealed and put away in 1990 - Then forgot all about them completely... They are from this plant, (see picture below), which is called holiday cheer ornamental chili pepper. It's a very eye-catching plant to have in the garden. But unfortunately I don't have it anymore, (the seeds which I had saved got eaten by insects). But now I guess I have another chance at getting this plant back! However the seeds are today very old. And just around 14 to 16 seeds only... Anyhow I did some Googling and YouTubing. Even found a video where a person successfully grew a tomato plant from seeds which were over 80 years old, yes eighty, eight-zero, (this isn't a typing error). I guess the trick to reviving old seeds and making them sprout - Is to first soak them in sugar water overnight. As sugar seems to restore some of the key nutrients the seed would have otherwise lost over time. OK, so now I got the idea, of why not use coconut water instead of sugar water??? I figured, that since coconuts are extremely large seeds themselves - Coconut water would be far more effective at restoring the nutrients those seeds lost in the last 30 years. Also, it is my observation, that rainwater during a thunderstorm works like magic when it comes to sprouting very difficult seeds. Now since yesterday I am already experiencing a major once in a lifetime storm which is going to last for over a week, (arrow in the picture above shows where I am situated at the coast). So why not use this opportunity? Some seeds were floating, others sank. So those at the bottom I assume will stand a better chance at sprouting. I also put a nylon mesh screen over it, so that birds don't pick the seeds or sprouts, (if any). And thunderstorm droplets also are very big and heavy. So hopefully the screen will soften the impacts of the heavy downpour. Here is a video I found, explaining why rainwater from a thunderstorm is so beneficial for plants and seeds.