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MistyPetals
North Augusta, SC

December 30, 2007
9:18 PM

Post #4341581

Thanks for this article, the tone was wonderful. As a new gardener, this very morning was the first time I ever did any seed 'borrowing'; I felt a tinge of guilt. After reading this, I no longer feel that guilt.
I have a tremendous amount of 'legal' seed which I've purchased, but now I am getting more and more interested in gardening and I knew it for certain when I did the seed borrow.
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

December 30, 2007
9:44 PM

Post #4341631

I like the term "seed borrowing!" But I have to admit that I rarely return seed to the same place from whence I borrowed it. However, I do pass along a lot of seed to people who share it in turn to people who pass it along again... so I figure it all works out in the end!
MistyPetals
North Augusta, SC

December 31, 2007
1:40 AM

Post #4342300

You see, it's borrowing because we give it back to the earth. As one of my favorite seed suppliers says, "we gardeners share the beauty." I like to think I'm doing humanity a favor by returning more than I ever borrowed. (lol) They 'loaned' seven seeds fully expecting me to make it happen, with a little help from my research, the sun, water and fert.
I, in turn, gave seven plants, possibly more depending on the follow-up, i.e. propagation and sharing with others. So, henceforth, my rule of thumb will be, "If I borrow the seed, I must be true to my original intent -making something beautiful." Ain't it great? Enjoy!

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