THE NARGS SEED EXCHANGE IS PROCEEDING WITH SOME EXTRA SAFETY PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE.
The Main Round Orders are being pulled in FEBRUARY this year by the members of the Siskiyou Chapter (Oregon). We ask for your patience while they fill your orders in a safe manner. The Surplus Order Fulfillment will be done by the Great Lakes chapter (Michigan) in late March - early April. We wish to thank them for their hard work as well as acknowledge the many donors and packaging volunteers who also made this year’s Seed Exchange possible!
Since you may be receiving your seeds too late to sow the seeds that need cold temperatures outdoors, we recommend that you start your seeds that need cold in your refrigerator. You can either sow them in small pots (if you have a separate refrigerator or very understanding spouse), or inside a plastic bag on a moist (but not soaking wet) paper towel or coffee filter, or with some damp soil media (vermiculite or seed starter mix). Then chill them for 3 months or until they start to germinate. Be sure to check them frequently to make sure they are still damp, and move them out of the refrigerator and into pots (and warmer temperature) as soon as they start to germinate.
Check out the Seed Exchange Helpful Links page for website and article links on Seed Collecting & Cleaning, Seed Identification, as well as Seed Germination.
The 2020-2021 Seed Exchange Main Round Ordering is now CLOSED.
The Surplus Round will begin later than normal - probably late March this year. An email will be sent to all members once we know the start date, and members will have early access to the surplus list to give them time to make their selections before ordering goes live.
Contact us if you have any questions
Print copies of the Seed List will be mailed ONLY to members who request one. Contact: Joyce Fingerut , 537 Taugwonk Road, Stonington, CT 06378-1805 USA
IMPORTANT: The European Commission recently issued a regulation stating that a phytosanitary certificate must accompany all shipments of seed entering any country within the European Union (including the UK). This is in addition to the phyto already required for seeds entering Japan.
Members residing in European Union, UK and Japan will be able to place orders in the Main Distribution that starts in December (no moist packed seed and no Surplus round orders will be allowed). NARGS will provide the necessary phyto and send the orders to a consignee in each country. Due to phytosanitary restrictions, moist packed seeds cannot be sent to EU, UK or Japan.
You can view previous year's lists on Past Years Seed Lists page.
If you have any questions/comments regarding the Seed Exchange send a message to Seed Exchange Director and/or Intake Manager using this link.