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Subject: Free seeds
Date Posted: 2/5/2008 10:05 AM ET
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http://www.wintersown.org/wseo1/Free_Seeds.html

Wintersown.org is giving away free seeds. Just send a #10 envelope with two stamps made out with your name and address. That comes to $1.23 in stamps, and I received 10 nice sized packages of seeds. Trees, annuals, perennials, veggies, and vines. Yippee!!

Date Posted: 2/5/2008 10:47 AM ET
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Trudi is terrific! She also has a SASE for tomato seeds that's hard to beat, if you're interested in trying new varieties.
Date Posted: 2/11/2008 4:45 PM ET
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Wow! Do you know what kind of seeds have been offered in the past?

I don't know if I'd rather have tomatoes or a wider variety.

Date Posted: 2/12/2008 12:27 AM ET
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I think you can send in a SASE for both. She's an active poster on a couple of winter sowing sites, as well. I haven't done her flowers one, but her tomato one is terrific.
Date Posted: 2/13/2008 8:38 AM ET
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I only got one little package of tomatoes, and they were a really cool type that I've never seen before. The rest were a mixture of annuals and perennials.

Date Posted: 2/13/2008 9:07 AM ET
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I just read about wintersowing recently (it seems to be something of the new thing) but with a border collie who thinks flower pots and milk jugs are the bestest toys in the whole world, I decided it was totally doomed here.

Unless I could put them in the gazebo?  Nah - they wouldn't get enough light.

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 11:24 AM ET
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Thanks! I'll try it!

Date Posted: 2/19/2008 12:35 PM ET
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Cool!  (looking for my stamps)

Date Posted: 2/24/2008 8:03 AM ET
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#10, is that a regular legal size envelope?

Date Posted: 2/27/2008 9:10 PM ET
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I love the idea on their website for a warm tunnel using tomato cages.  My SASE is going out tomorrow!

Date Posted: 2/28/2008 9:19 AM ET
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#10 is just the regular letter-size envelope.

Date Posted: 3/12/2008 11:22 AM ET
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Got my seeds in the mail yesterday.  Wow!  I received five different varieties of tomatoes plus some lima beans and kabocha squash.  I am very happy with the seeds.  Thanks for the info.

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 11:03 PM ET
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My seeds are starting in our kitchen. I am so excited to see the little sprouts!  There are some really neat varieties! One was a yellow cherry tomato that I am looking forward to.  Of course, it is the slowest to sprout.

Date Posted: 4/3/2008 9:25 AM ET
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My purple tomatoes are sprouting now.

Subject: Thanks
Date Posted: 4/22/2008 8:56 PM ET
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Thanks for the site info.  Pretty kewl.

This is the first year I have started some veggies from seed and so far so good.  I will definitely send in my envelope.  Good info on the site too.

 

Subject: Burts Bees
Date Posted: 4/27/2008 9:46 PM ET
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Check out www.burtsbees or www.pollinator.org  for free wildflower seeds to help the bee population polinate.  Read about how you can help save our nations bees!  Something called Colony Callapse Disorder.

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 2:01 AM ET
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I got my free seeds from Burts Bees, but I think they've run out now. I guess that's good news for the bees with all of those wildflowers being planted. :)

Thanks for the info on wintersown.com, I'll have to check that out and see what they have.

Subject: free seeds
Date Posted: 5/5/2008 4:32 PM ET
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Thank you for the tip.  I mailed my envelopes today!

Look forward to seeing what I get.

Frances

Date Posted: 5/12/2008 10:57 AM ET
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Wow!  I got my seeds today.  It was an awesome assortment.  I will be spreading the word.