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Jeddeloh
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-05-02

I pity the poor suckers who don't garden. The have nothing to look forward to in January except dark and dreary days whereas for gardeners it's the start of Seed Starting Season. Don't you think that should be an official season? On year I even sent out cards (ok I'm weird even for a gardener).

Only one more hour to show time. 

Jan

Jan Jeddeloh, Portland, Oregon, USA, Zone 8.  Rainy winters (40 inches or 1 meter) and pleasant dry summers which don't start until July most years!

Lserowicz
Title: Guest
Joined: 2009-10-01

Hello everyone-

Just got a call from Chris Klapwijk, our webmaster and the programmer of the Seed Exchange database and the online ordering. Due to a family emergency he will not be able to get the seed list and online ordering up at 6 p.m. as he hoped but he should to be able to get to it later tonight or by morning (depending on where you are) when he gets back from the hospital. He apologizes profusely for the additional delay.

If anyone wants an email notice sent to them when the list is up rather than staring at the SeedEx page waiting for it to change(sort of like staring at a seed pot waiting for the seeds to sprout) please send me a note (seedintake@mi.rr.com). I will send out emails to everyone who contacts me as soon as the list is up. And as Fermi's experience shows, even if yours is not the first order to arrive you will have a good chance of getting some great seeds. Now there's a dedicated seed lover - getting a computer just so he can order seed!  ;D
Laura

Laura Serowicz
Seed Exchange Intake Manager
SE Michigan Z6

McGregorUS
McGregorUS's picture
Title: Guest
Joined: 2009-12-18

If you're in touch with Chris do give him our best wishes.

Having been online for the last 14 hours waiting and it now being 11 pm UK time I'm going to bed ... perchance to dream ... of seeds !

Malcolm McGregor
Global Moderator/NARGS Editor
East Yorkshire, UK

Mikkelsen
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-09-04

I don't know Chris but please let him know that prayers are spoken for his family and all concerned.
Having loved ones in the hospital around the Holidays is more difficult than the rest of the year. The
accumulation of stress can be mind-bending.  :-[

I'll back away from the "doors" to the seed and give him some breathing room. I'm certain that I'm
pressing against the doors the hardest.

Kind Regards,

James  :)

Margin of the Great Basin Desert & Wasatch Mountains
4350' (1326m) Elevation; Zone 5a - 7a; 5 miles from the
climate moderating effects of The Great Salt Lake, Utah
J. Mikkelsen

Lserowicz
Title: Guest
Joined: 2009-10-01

Hi all,

I'll pass on your good wishes to Chris and his family - I know they will appreciate your concern. He just got back from the hospital where the family member is stable and he is back to work finishing up the programming changes.

I'll post again when the seed list is up and the ordering is live (and lively).

Thanks for your patience and understanding!

Laura

Laura Serowicz
Seed Exchange Intake Manager
SE Michigan Z6

RickR
Title: Moderator
Joined: 2009-09-21

We all hope and pray for the best possible outcome, regarding Chris and his family.

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When I order from the Seed Ex, I don't always get the seeds I want the most,
      but goodness, I've never, ever, ever been disappointed!

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

Mikkelsen
Title: Member
Joined: 2010-09-04

So [color=yellow]very, very, [color=yellow]very, true!

Margin of the Great Basin Desert & Wasatch Mountains
4350' (1326m) Elevation; Zone 5a - 7a; 5 miles from the
climate moderating effects of The Great Salt Lake, Utah
J. Mikkelsen

Schier
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Title: Member
Joined: 2011-02-16

Jan wrote:

I pity the poor suckers who don't garden. The have nothing to look forward to in January except dark and dreary days whereas for gardeners it's the start of Seed Starting Season. Don't you think that should be an official season? On year I even sent out cards (ok I'm weird even for a gardener).

Jan

Sending out cards sounds like a good plan! I may have to "steal your idea"  :)

Faith S.   Gardening in central Alberta climate, from min. -44 c to max. 36+ C. ( not often! ) Avg. annual precip. ~ 48 cm  Altitude ~ 820 m. Have "frying pan gardens" up around the house, and also some woodland areas down the pa

Fermi
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Title: Member
Joined: 2010-03-03

Yay! The seedlist is on-line!
But I'm now at work!
Will have to finish early and get home to work on it! ;D
cheers
fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

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