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Our previous thread was getting long and taking a long time for dial-up subscribers to load so this is a continuation of the Free Seed for New Bee DG Subscribers.
To quote Rick Corey, keeper of the New Bee Seed Stash:
"This thread is for "New Bee" seed requests, information and questions.
"New Bee" only means that you joined DG in the last year or so and are a paying subscriber. (Not necessarily "new to gardening".)
Anyone is welcome to trade for seeds or generously contribute seeds.
For the cost of postage, and a list of wishes, we'll send you at least 15 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. (This is the cheapest option, and easiest for me.)
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'm in the Address Exchange (http://davesgarden.com/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,
- - - a list of "Wants" and
- - - postage OR a big bag of your saved or leftover seeds
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:
lilies, iris, hibiscus, hollyhock, morning glory, marigold, zinnia, alyssum, lobelia
or other particular plants.
It helps a little if you say what hardiness Zone you're in. If you really like a particular thing, adding a specific name to the common name makes it more likely that I'll find the right seeds.
I should warn you that I have been "behind" since I started and may not get your seeds to you for multiple weeks. Don't hesitate to remind me if you're in a hurry. Feel free to NOT send postage until you hear that I have shipped your mailer!
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).
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 and let me supply the bubble mailer.
If you are kindly sending seeds to share, it takes a fifth stamp if you go over 3 ounces, and I would be dleighted to reimburse your postage.
Please let me know if I may add your screen name to labels for seeds that you donate.