Yes, its that time again, actually I'm quite late again! I will be offering most of my 2009 tubers in flat rate boxes (one per requester), as many as will reasonably fit and still ensure tuber safety. Last year the box cost was $10.35, I have to check if that went up by now.
I will do this on a first come first serve basis, and keep it going till all are gone. As I go through my orders from this year, I may add some of the freebies that I've received to the available list. You can post your preferences here, or send me a dmail.
Anyway, you'll find the varieties available below, with a tuber count. This count is the number of tubers I have, they are not all sprouting yet by any means. I don't want to send you a non-sprouting tuber, so I've put them in bags of potting soil by windows, so they should be coaxed awake if possible. As a reference, here are the links to the photos I posted of the offerings. Some available you will not see there, as no decent flowers were produced before frost.
Hi Tod - Looks like I am first in line on the request list for the year. I had pretty much filled my available gardening space, but now I am slowly expanding out into the lawn - digging it up foot by foot to prepare new beds... I'll send you a dmail of the list of requests.
By the way, Medium size flat rate postage for this year is $10.70.
Babara Hardesty Kantor
Migus Fern (I think those are all gone)
I hope I have not ask for too many and if they have already been spoke for, I would be happy with just any...
This is unbelieveable! I did a stupid thing last year and lost mine, I am so excited and promise NOT to do another stupid thing.
The postage is $10.70 for a regular size flat rate box. On average I get about 8 in there, depends on how small/big they are. I really don't know how the professional sellers get so many more in there. :)
This is my list.If some is already gone anything will really do...Thanks so much..I missed out on this last year...
Holly Hill Six in one Yellow
Hi Tod: I sure would like a box; you sent me one last year and they all bloomed! The picture is of Devil Durio Albert. Any of the flowers you have listed will be just fine as I have none of them. I have your address and will get my check out tomorrow. I will d-mail you my address. Thanks again for your generosity. Kay
pirl, i saved the American Dream with you in mind, but I don't have tremendous hope for it, it wasn't a perfect tuber. We'll see. Ms. Megan is sort of iffy too. Doesn't it bum you out when one you really like doesn't produce a good crop? :(
Oh what a nice generous offer, if you have any left I will send postage for some.
edited to say:
In case you do have some left, here's the ones I would love to get:
CAFE AU LAIT
BARBARA HARDISTY KANTOR
BELL OF BARMERA
SYLVIA HUNTER CRAIG
I am doing the happy dahlia dance too - I got my box yesterday.
Thanks so much, Tod. Now I just have to go get the garden area prepped so I can plant them in the next two weeks or so. I appreciate all the work you put into doing this - wrapping, labeling, organizing, sending...this is in addition to all the work that was done last winter in digging and storing the tubers.
I know that this is way too late but if there are any at all left I would love to get some. I have taken a liking to these plants. I've got about 30 something different ones growing and some have even started budding (Arabian Night) I find myself looking at the catalogs and ordering more but I wouldn't mind paying postage either for any of them. If there is any left please do let me know. If not; can I sing up for next year??? LOL
I don't know how you get through stuff like this, Tod. I'm doing something very similar but on a much smaller scale for my friends and it's a bit of a pain sorting through this stuff and packing it all up. Fortunately I only have to send a few through the mail everything else is getting put temporarily into a ventilated plastic bag with some sphagnum peat moss and handed off to those that have been wanting some dahlia tubers. I'm sorting it all out and making sure everyone gets a variety of sizes and colors and trying to evenly distribute it. I think I get way too over-analytical about these small details. They'd better pay off in the end for everyone.
I don't know either, I am going to get a bunch of vermiculite and insulation next year, I think it would be easier to pack that way. I was a bit frazzled of late, so i thought, why would any more sprout at this point? I usually reach this point, three weeks in potting soil is probably enough to get most tubers going. So for the last two days I've been unbagging everything left, cleaning it off, wrapping it up. There were like 97-98 good tubers left - and I thought I was about done by now! So most who asked will get something. Now if I can get enough boxes from the post office, I only ordered 25 by mail.
And I've got 177 more of my tubers to plant, aaaaaggghh.. And will it please stop raining, its pushing my flimsy row covers to the limit. 1/2 inch rain indeed. More like 2 inches.
gee, I am envious if you can read that address! I can't even make out the city/state with hints from the poster's post LOL!
You have to ask Admin to delete a photo via the "Contact Us" button at the bottom of every page. I've done this before when an address was made public/posted without the addressee's blessings and Admin was right on it in minutes.
Received your generous box on Saturday; my bed was waiting for them! They are in the ground, thank you very much. Weather has been in the 80's this week so I'm glad we were able to get all our dahlias planted, they should get a good start. I'll get your check right out, Tod. Thanks again.