THE 2020-2021 NARGS SEED EXCHANGE IS NOW CLOSED!
The remaining seed were distributed to the chapters that requested leftover seed.
Many thanks to the seed donors for all the wonderful seeds they sent in; to the seed packagers who sorted all the seeds into individual packets in December; to the Siskiyou chapter volunteers who filled the Main Round seed orders in February; and to the Great Lakes chapter volunteers who handled the Surplus Round in March-April.
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.
Don't forget to start collecting seeds as they ripen for the 2021-2022 Seed Exchange. Instructions on donating seed will be in the Summer issue of the Rock Garden Quarterly and can also be found on the Seed Donation Instructions page.
Check out the Seed Exchange Helpful Links page for website and article links on Seed Collecting & Cleaning, Seed Identification, as well as Seed Germination.