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harold peachey
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Seeds came today, all 35 first picks-thanks seed ex

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Got my seed today too.  All, or almost all first picks, but then I upped the odds by being a seed packaging volunteer.  Now if it would just warm up enough so I felt like going out to get the potting mix etc to plant the seed.


Jan Jeddeloh, Portland, Oregon, USA, Zone 8.  Rainy winters (40 inches or 1 meter) and pleasant dry summers which don't start until July most years!

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

Wow, already?  What seeds are you most excited to get?  

I wasn't so quick off the mark in ordering, so I don't expect to receive mine so rapidly.  The seeds that will delight me most (if I am so lucky as to get them) are:
4107 Bukiniczia cabulica Pakistan: Batura Glacier
2042        Onosma nana

Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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Mine arrived on the 8th as well! I might have gotten all first picks but didn't keep a copy of the order form so I'm not sure. But it's close. I'm pleased to have received Campanulas morettiana from the Dolomites and zoysii from the Julian Alps as I'm a Campanulaphile and have ancestors from both locales.

Uxbridge, MA US Zone 6a
Consider that you might be wrong.

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Joined: 2009-12-15

And I am still waiting too . . .
Last year I either forgot to post my order or it disappeared in the mail, the result was I didn't get any seeds at all! - I assumed it was too late to get what I wanted when I discovered the blunder so I didn't send another order.

This year, on the other hand, I am positive I sent the order!

Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Jeremy wrote:

... from the Dolomites and zoysii from the Julian Alps as I'm a Campanulaphile and have ancestors from both locales.

Three of my grandparents are Slovenian, and I favor the plants from there (the Julian Alps), too.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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Joined: 2010-03-03

I'm very happy ;D - the NARGS seeds arrived on Friday - all 35 first choices! That's a first! There was even an extra packet which must been "stuck" between two others which I'd ordered.
Thanks to the Seedex Team for their hard work and to all the seed donors who make the exchange possible!

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

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Seems to be shorter to Australia than Europe!

Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Joined: 2010-09-04

Hi all!

I didn't think these would get here this early but I am so happy that they did.  Most of the species don't require any (or only a few weeks) of cold stratification.  I've got my alpine soil mix and 3" pots ready to go and I start tomorrow!

I received every one of my first choices except for one that came from the alternate list.  Wow!  Thanks to donors 261 (Panayoti Kelaidis and Mike Bone, PKMB) who fulfilled some of my fondest wishes by collecting seed in Kazakhstan. 

Happy Germination!


Margin of the Great Basin Desert & Wasatch Mountains
4350' (1326m) Elevation; Zone 5a - 7a; 5 miles from the
climate moderating effects of The Great Salt Lake, Utah
J. Mikkelsen

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Joined: 2009-12-06

Seeds have arrived to Vermont!! Mostly first choices. The potting mix is inside defrosting, I've gone through the packets noting down germination requirements from the Ontario Rock Garden Society websites seed index...I am ready to get started! YAY!! I love seeds!  ;D

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

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Joined: 2009-10-20

Seeds arrived in the UK at last. Ordered on the first day the list appeared online. Package has Jan 19. 11 on it. I guess my order spent a long time in the Christmas post getting to Nargs and things won't improve until we can order online, or email it through, but better than in the past when I recall not getting the list until well into January some years.
As a seed order "picker" for some time, (and past packer) with the AGS I know the effort put in by volunteers. Thanks everyone over there.

Brian Whyer



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