Does anyone have Touch me not = impatiens balsamina seeds they would be able to send to me for postage and future seeds, other than touch me not, from my garden this upcoming growing season?
I am trying to get ready for wintersowing this winter and desperately wish to grow this wonderful plant again. I grew this plant previously but I had a "helper" pull all my impatiens balsamina before they seeded...sigh.
I would really appreciate it if you are able to send any extras that you have.
I wasn't sure where to post this and this seemed liked the logical place.
I have never had a problem sending seeds to Canada, or receiving seeds from Canada. I do it several times a year and clearly label the package as seeds. If I had enough I. balsamina to make it worth your while I would send it, but I have only a small packet and postage to you would be in the neighborhood of $3.00 US. You should be able to purchase them locally for less than that.
KayJones - Thanks for the response but it is incorrect. Seeds can be sent but plants cannot. Plants need a Phyto certificate but seeds do not. I have sent and received seeds in the past (from generous DG people) and it is not a problem. I have even told the P. O. what I am sending and they said it was a gift. No problems at all.
I receive catalogues from U.S. and they can only send seeds, nothing else. I don't wish to be argumentative but I know that seeds can be sent, no problem.
I do appreciate your response though because perhaps other people are not aware that seeds can be sent. No different than
sending a birthday card as far as the P.O. is concerned.
Thanks poisondartfrog - I can't seem to find them here. Since I would want them for WSing (preferably) I can't get them locally.
I live in a small village that has next to nothing here. I have looked in two seed catalogues that I get and they are not offered.
That is the reason I asked on this thread. Anything under $5.00 would work for me since they are something that I really want. I never have a very large budget for my garden (life hasn't smiled on me with wealth - LOL) but I think this is a great investment.
Thanks for clarifying the misunderstanding though.
I'm not just talking - it happened to me twice - the person I sent the seeds to received an empty envelope and a note that they had been destroyed by customs. I will you the best of luck in your endeavor.
I don't doubt your experience at all, Kay. Maybe it depends on the Inspector? I have had my seeds opened for inspection before, which caused a delay, but never confiscated.
I send/receive from Canada a dozen times a year without incident and I clearly state seeds, and specifically what kind of seeds and how many seeds, on the customs form.
Maybe if I did it more often I would run into trouble, but my experience has always been positive. At any rate, the dollar amount involved is typically pretty small and I would not hesitate for something I wanted to try.
Edited to add that I have had seeds confiscated from China and Thailand, but not India, South Africa, Argentina, Netherlands, Belgium and elsewhere.
My point is that although some folks may be unwilling to trade with Canada, there are many who choose to do so.
I am so happy to have brought back some wonderful memories for some of you.
Kay - You are such a sweetie and I do appreciate your helping spirit and all you have done. Those plants are gorgeous. How can I say this so you don't think that I am picky or unappreciative - I have never used E-bay and don't have any friends up here in the frozen tundra (LOL) that use E-bay.
Please know that I think you are a doll for doing what you have, for me. I think that I will just rely on other sources to get my seeds. I do know that a very dear lady on DG is willing to send me some Balsam seeds. Other people are looking for me as well.
Thanks for being so considerate and I do hope you don't think less of me because of my honesty.
dmac - Wow. I had a good look at the link and I am so impressed by the amount of information that was given regarding the seeds. Another DGer directed me to that site and I must say that I am overwhelmed by the amount of effort that has gone into my little want. DGer's rock and you are one of them.
By the way - Greta's Organic is on my short list of suppliers now that I have discovered so many great sites thanks to the DGer's that provided me with so many options.
When I'm just goofing around on the PC--I'll go to Garden Watchdog and just wander through the suppliers. If you look at the bottom half of the page you can do specific item searches or even by country (say only Canadian companies). I've done company searches by my state and it's always suprising to see what is offered in your own backyard:lol:
dmac- I did not know that. Although I have been around DG for quite some time I tend to stay in the same spot. I will keep that in my memory bank. Actually, I am going to save this info. Don't trust myself to remember - LOL