NARGS SeedEx

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RickR
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Middleton wrote:

Our rural mail delivery person came to the door with a very soggy and dirty bundle of mail.....the NARGS seed package ... had been found two concessions away, in the ditch, revealed by melting snow...
Sharon

So, you got a head start on the cold-moist seed stratification(!)

(Sometimes, you have to look hard for a bright side.)

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Middleton
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I meant to add, regarding seed packages lost in a snowbank for weeks, that they were fine, nice & dry inside the inner plastic bubble lining!  Just the outer cover had suffered.
Yes Rick, germination of those seeds was excellent, even though they received frigid temperatures....dry. One package of Calceolaria arachnoidea from Chile did not germinate but can't surmise it was too cold for them.

Tuesday's mail had come......no seeds ???

Sharon
Zone 5 Georgian Bay, Central Ontario, Canada

CScott
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Joined: 2010-02-23

A big THANK YOU to all the volunteers who make the Seed Exchange work.
I am delighted with the seeds which arrived yesterday when we were at minus 25ºC.
It is fun to go through the packages and look them up on line and plan how to germinate them.
Thank you to all the volunteers!
                                Caroline

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

Hi, Caroline!  Great to see you here!  If you have got your seeds, I guess I should be hopeful... ?
I echo your sentiments... thanks to all the volunteers who make these seed exchanges possible!

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

McGregorUS
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My seed turned up this morning here in the UK. Was just starting to wonder but it has arrived just as I'm getting started on the Spring issue of the Quarterly so I'll have to take some time out to sandpaper some Astragalus, and sow Castilleja and Towndsendia together in companion sowing (which I read about from Stephanie Ferguson in the Fall issue - it inspired my choices). It's such a great time of year - looking forward.

Malcolm McGregor
Global Moderator/NARGS Editor
East Yorkshire, UK

Boland
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Joined: 2009-09-25

Mine arrived a couple of weeks ago.  The first pots (those that didn't need strat) are germinated already.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Allison
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Joined: 2010-04-08

Todd wrote:

Mine arrived a couple of weeks ago.  The first pots (those that didn't need strat) are germinated already.

Yes, mine arrived about 10 days ago. But I'm ahead of you, Todd. Damping-off has already got one pot's worth, so one of mine has comed and goned already.

(Sigh).

Gardening on a wooded rocky ridge in the Ottawa Valley, Canada. Cold winters (-30C) and hot, humid summers. Nuts about native plants, ferns, pottery, my family, and Border Collies.

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

I got my order on Feb. 8... and just realized last night while entering sowing records in a spreadsheet that I had received rather fewer packets than I anticipated because I had forgotten to add my donor number to the order... acckk!  
(Just as well- I already had more than enough seeds to play with anyway, and in addition, my order from Vojtech Holubec just arrived today. :))

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Boland
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I am ashamed to say I have never ordered from Vojtech...mostly he has drylanders that just won't go here anyway.  However, I am now on the seedex list for Goteburg BG...I heard they have a great list.  Have to wait until next year though as they have already sent out this years list.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Klapwijk
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Joined: 2010-02-25

All,

for those of you lamenting not being able to order seeds online, please be advised the NARGS online SeedEx project is about 25% complete.
Barring any unforeseen circumstances there will be an electronic means of ordering your seeds this year.

To facilitate online ordering, please make sure Bobby Ward is in possession of your current/preferred email address.

Chris Klapwijk
NARGS webmaster

Chris Klapwijk, Surrey, BC, Canada

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