The ziplock bags have seeds I saved from last year. The packages are seeds to plant this year. I usually plant seeds in the greenhouse in February. It's the end of March and I've planted three packages of tomato seeds (yesterday), but mostly I'm waiting until it is warmer. We had snow flurries this morning and it's supposed to be 21 degrees tonight. So I'm not in a big hurry to try to get the seeds to start. It's too cold still.