I tried searching for it to no avail, it seems from the grow diaries I've seen that people seem to cut the whole plant down, and that doesnt seem healthy for a return next spring. Can it survive cold snowy winters and come back the next year? Also, I'm not looking for a huge yield or anything the first year (if they come back that is) so would planting in the end of june/very begining of july be that terrible? I'm using a bag of Early Special which contains Siberian Ruderalis genes. It's supposed to be a fast grower. Also, this question I didn't search for but I figure since I'm posting this thread anyway might as well save me some time. How long are seeds supposed to last?