free seeds for newbees- new beginnings

sun city, CA(Zone 9a)

As far as I can tell...We came from here...

Chat Thread here also lots of new and old sure to stop in and introduce your self...

K here we are!! This thread is for Newbie information and questions, No scrambles on this thread...

To get your free seeds

Be Sure to put your dmail name and a note of wants in your envie, along with return name and address
Address exchange is here
You have to add your information to be able to access everyone else's

Please feel free to Dmail me with questions
Many of us "oldies" and some Newbies would like to share our seeds with those of you new to Dave's. By new, we mean you joined in the last 8 months(or so) and are a paying member.
Send me a SASBE (Self addressed, stamped bubble envelope) and we'll send you 10 packets of seeds. (Usually more, depends on our stash) That's all there is to it. Let us know you are sending your envy. Just Dmail me with sent envie today in the subject. You will get a good variety of good seeds.

If you can, stick a note in your envy and tell me they types of things you like. Veggies and Flowers, some seeds you are looking for, stuff like that. It will help me fill your envy. I can't always get just what you ask for, but will try.

Postage keeps going up so now we need five usually,

Send 5 stamps and an address label with your name on it.
4 of the stamps will go back on your return envy, the extra will go into the "pot" I don't use it for personal use, but it helps when some mail comes with postage due and when the "oldies" send boxes of seeds sometimes there is postage due.
Best thing to do is just send me an empty bubble envy with your label and stamps inside. I can use that same envy to send your seeds back. Saves that envy!!
Also, if you will scotch tape the envy to send to me, I can use the self adhesive and won't destroy your envy pulling them open when I get them.
Please make sure you put enough stamps on your envelope you send to me. An empty bubble envy is at least 84 cents, so two stamps. If you are sending seeds, it's more of course.


I am in the address exchange, so you know where to send the envy. If you can't find it, just d mail and I'll shoot it right to you. At the top of your home page, you'll see the link "EXTRA'S" ,Go into that link, scroll down and you'll see the address exchange this goes to the exchange you have to add yourself to the exchange then you can get my address.

Oldies! lol If you would like to donate seeds, it would be great.!! I know how much I loved it when I was new and someone sent me seeds to get me started. Now I want to pay it forward and maybe you would too.

For those of you who would like to help the newbies, but just don't have a lot of seed, if you would like to trade for seeds, that is great as well. Send seeds for the newbies and I will send you the same amount back. Put a note in with your DG name and let me know what you are looking for also.
Happy Gardening Everyone,

* I try to give you what you put in your note of wants. The seeds for the newbees are donated by gardeners all over the world. I can not promise you will get what you ask for. You will get a great envie of seed!! Robin

If you are Zone 8 or above please send your envie and request to Rising Creek.

primary thread is in the garden talk forum:

This message was edited Jan 18, 2013 5:47 PM

Anderson, IN(Zone 6a)

Hello Robin you are like arejay59 ;CORRECT? That is the name to look for in the address exchange?

sun city, CA(Zone 9a)

I am not her, but yes, that is correct. she is arejay59

sun city, CA(Zone 9a)

read the directions to get your newbee packet here:

Lincoln, IL(Zone 5b)

I will be sending Robin my request tomorrow. :)

Anderson, IN(Zone 6a)

I, in my seed collecting.. owe a few seeds to the stash ... in my second membership of many years of reading through this site,(no longer New Bee (boo hoo

Barbourville, KY(Zone 7a)

I received a package of seeds today with a note apologizing for it being late. Since I have no memory of making the request, I can't say I was disappointed in the delay, lol. Thank you very much.
Although I don't have a specific memory of requesting seeds, I have a vague notion that I may have offered some a few years back for this project but no memory of having received a response. Do you still collect seeds to distribute? I would be happy to send some along.

Graham, NC(Zone 7b)

It is Christmas in February! I received my envie of seeds today. Soooo many interesting things! WOO-HOO!! Can hardly wait until spring.

Thanks Robin!

Litchfield, ME(Zone 5a)

Oh !! Look!! Newbies with new seed!! Yeay!!! Come over to the chatter thread!!

Upper Marlboro, MD(Zone 6b)

A BIG thank you for my newbie seeds, rec'd yesterday. But more importantly a big thank you for taking over a huge job and a Happy Valentines Day to you!! Can't wait to try my new seeds, especially the ones that were on my wish list. A big hug from me!!!

Upper Marlboro, MD(Zone 6b)

Robin - Forgot to mention that I am no longer a newbie but my original newbie request somehow fell through the cracks and I didn't rec seeds so I forgot about it. What a wonderful surprise and I truly thank you for taking on this huge time consuming task. I thought I better clarify, since other members will recognize that I am not a newbie :) Donna

sun city, CA(Zone 9a)

Dont forget the newbie iris draw--go here to put your name in

Litchfield, ME(Zone 5a)

You are very welcome Donna and I do hope you enjoy!! Be a newbie for another year!!!Come over and say hello when you get a minute on the newbie thread and like RC said!! Put your name in the Iris draw!!

Anderson, IN(Zone 6a)

I got a really nice envy of seeds today ,thank you , especially for the poppies !!! lots of try to , I need them Well after a season I will be back to you with a package , thank you again ...

Graham, NC(Zone 7b)

Are you still collecting seeds for newbees? I have a few items that I have quite a few seeds of that I could share.

sun city, CA(Zone 9a)

yes we are. any donations appreciated!

This message was edited Mar 1, 2013 1:04 PM

Graham, NC(Zone 7b)

I dropped the seeds being donated in the mail to you today. The post office said you should have them Friday.

sun city, CA(Zone 9a)


sun city, CA(Zone 9a)

qunofdsgn: cannot thank you enough for your very generous donation to the newbee seed stash !!!!!!!!!

Sierra Foothills, CA(Zone 8a)

Robin - Are you still accepting seeds for newbees ? It has been a long time since we talked. Will you please dmail me your address?

Thanks, Evelyn

Quartz Hill, CA(Zone 8b)

I am new here and just starting out. I was wondering if your still doing this for people? I just sent you a Dmail
Thank you Lisa

Natick, MA

Hi Lisa,

This is an OLD thread and you probably wont get any help here, but I know the gal who is helping newbies out with seed, and have asked her to contact you.

If you need some help finding your way around, let us know. It's daunting at first, but a great place to be and meet new gardening friends :)


Natick, MA


Send Mipii (DG name) a Dmail (do you know how to do that?) and she'll respond. She told me to tell you to send her a message; she is also going to start a new newbie seed thread.

Natick, MA

Lisa -- and all Newbies...
Here's the newest thread offering seed to newbies:

Quartz Hill, CA(Zone 8b)

Thank you all for your help. I appreciate it alot. I will post on her new thread.
Thank you

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