This thread is for Newbie seed requests, information and questions.
"New Bee" means that you joined DG in the last year (or so)
and are a paying subscriber. (Not necessarily "new to gardening".)
For the cost of postage, we'll send you at least 10 packets of seeds in a bubble mailer. That's all there is to it, thanks to all those who share seeds with us.
To get your seeds, send whichever you prefer:
1. $3.00 by PayPal, and a private Dmail to me (RickCorey_WA) to get my PayPal ID and send me your address and Want list.
2. A First Class envelope with 5 or 6 First Class stamps, your printed address, and a Want list. (I'll supply the bubble mailer.) I am in the address exchange as RickCorey_WA, so you know where to send it.
3. A bubble envelope containing 4 or 5 first-class stamps, your printed address and a Want list.
(Even the empty mailer will cost you $1.71 to send, so this is the most expensive option.)
Be sure to send:
- - - your DG screen name,
- - - real name,
- - - return address,
- - - postage and
- - - a list of "Wants".
Don't post your address here in the public forum, send it by Dmail
or put it in the DG Address Exchange: http://davesgarden.com/address_exchange/
(You have to add your address to be able to see everyone else's.)
You can list specific or general Wants: vegetables, herbs, annual flowers, perennial flowers, re-seeders, vines, shrubs, trees, lilies, or particular plants.
Look down 2 posts: I typed a quick list of some things that we curently have multiple packets of.
I'll do my best to find suitable things if you mention your Zone or "cold hardy only".
We won't always have exactly what you ask for, but will try. The more specific you can be, the more lucky you might get ... and it also prompts us to try to add those to our Stash.
I should warn you that I often get behind and may not get your seeds to you for weeks: once I got months behind.
Everyone, new and old: if you would enjoy donating seeds for new members, that would be great! We can also trade (Dmail or post a list of your Wants).
It's fine to print or type your address on a plain piece of paper: I will glue-and-tape it to your return bubble mailer. If you send a bubble mailer, I'll use that to return your seeds. If you use tape to close the bubble mailer that you send to me, I'll do the same when I return it, so you can use it a third time.
We need four stamps worth of postage ($1.71) to return a bubble mailer. The extra stamp goes into the "pot" for postage due. If you don't send a bubble mailer, we ask for an extra stamp to pay for the new mailer.
Please make sure to use enough stamps when you send to me.
An empty bubble mailer is now $1.71 (four stamps). That's why I urge a 44-cent First Class envelope.
If you are kindly sending seeds to share, it takes a fifth stamp if you go over 3 ounces.
Please let me know if I may add your name to labels for seeds that you donate.