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Do the boots need seeds?

 
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I have a bunch of seeds I likely won’t get to due to me buying more seeds every year. 😀

Do any of the boots or people at the lab need seeds?  I have a lot of varieties, most are relatively recent, but some are older (but worth a try?)

 
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I'm not there, but from everything I've seen, they're all really excited to get seeds and put them to good use!
 
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I've been thinking of the same thing! I found two addresses:

"Boots c/o paul wheaton
2120 s reserve #351
missoula, mt 59801"

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"send gifts and post cards to paul wheaton, 2120 s reserve #351, missoula, mt 59801"



Considering that seeds are time sensitive(ish) does anyone know if one of these addresses is more preferred than the other?

Edit: Both addresses were already published on the site and publicly viewable. (To check, I logged out and loaded the pages again.)
 
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those sure look like the same address to me.
 
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greg mosser wrote:those sure look like the same address to me.



Same location, but Paul may get a lot of mail. I wondered if "Boots c/o" gets opened sooner, or later, or sent to bootcamp to be opened by the boots, etc. Yes, I'm sure it'll work either way, being sent to the same physical location.
 
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I'd do the c/o boots one.  They'll get opened up in plenty of time either way...
 
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The boots all love seeds! We are all excited to plant stuff on our individual plots. We don't have the best soil (yet), so we have to plant a lot of seeds to find the toughest ones.

If you send the seeds to paul, instead of boots c/o paul, then they will still get planted, but it will be at basecamp on the hugels, or for a PEP event.
 
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Do you want curly dock seeds? I saved a bunch of them this year. They are good for breaking up clay soil. Du not have the annoying burr seeds of burdock. roots are similar.  
 
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I can pack up some stuff and send it either way, but how about a wishlist?
 
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Hans, I collected seeds from some kind of dock growing near Missoula. When i try to ID it, it doesn't quite seem like curly dock. So, curly dock seeds would be appreciated. Maybe i'll end up with two species of dock growing, maybe i'll just have more genetic diversity in one.

Wish list seeds for me:

I'm most excited for seeds from perennials: deciduous trees of ALL sorts, veg like asparagus, rhubarb, garlic chives, etc.

all kinds of culinary and medicinal herbs

greens: kale, mustard, chard, arugula, etc.

roots: turnips, radishes, beets, parsnips

flower seeds for beauty and diversity

 
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I am very excited about medicinal herbs and pollinator plants, as well as nitrogen fixers! Fruit and nut tree seeds are always appreciated, as well.
 
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Any and all perennial vegetables, too!
 
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I might still have some Antonovka apple seeds.  I’ll look.

And there is still a reward I have for $100 plus shipping for the first apple grown from seed from the antonovka I sent a couple years ago
 
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Fred Tyler wrote:Hans, I collected seeds from some kind of dock growing near Missoula. When i try to ID it, it doesn't quite seem like curly dock. So, curly dock seeds would be appreciated. Maybe i'll end up with two species of dock growing, maybe i'll just have more genetic diversity in one.

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all kinds of culinary and medicinal herbs

greens: kale, mustard, chard, arugula, etc.

roots: turnips, radishes, beets, parsnips

flower seeds for beauty and diversity

I will include a large bottle of the dock it has larger less curly leaves which from my search indicates it has less bitter roots.
A large bottle of winter hardy kale.  A bottle of Sweet William for the berm.
A bottle of New Zealand spinach for the wofati green house. It grows well in the low light at the back of my unheated green house. in bright light the vines are short and the leaves are small and thick. in low light the vines are longer and leaves get larger. Leaves can be individually picked from the vie for raw or cooked consumption.  At the base of each leaf a tiny yellow blossom forms and grows into a large hard seed so avoid getting into your food. The vines could hang over the wall into the well and will branch at the base of each leaf beside the seed so a large area can be covered. It has continued to produce from 25 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.  I have seen video of it being picked under trees in Tasmania.
 
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I will put together seeds and list them here and hopefully send this week.  

I’ll go with what I have extra and if you don’t use them, give them away to someone who will (or just put them in a hugle bed)
 
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Fred Tyler wrote:Hans, I collected seeds from some kind of dock growing near Missoula. When i try to ID it, it doesn't quite seem like curly dock. So, curly dock seeds would be appreciated. Maybe i'll end up with two species of dock growing, maybe i'll just have more genetic diversity in one.

Wish list seeds for me:

I'm most excited for seeds from perennials: deciduous trees of ALL sorts, veg like asparagus, rhubarb, garlic chives, etc.

all kinds of culinary and medicinal herbs

greens: kale, mustard, chard, arugula, etc.

roots: turnips, radishes, beets, parsnips

flower seeds for beauty and diversity



I don’t know much about seeds yet, but I do love to plant seeds and watch growies grow.. all of these types sound great.. and I gather that nitrogen fixers are generally nice to grow.. yay!
 
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What I've got so far. Still hoping to add some amaranth and squash. Flowers are kind of my wife's department, but she's been collecting and threshing and drying all summer. Expect something in that vein, too.
 
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Hi Y'all!

Mike Haasl directed me to this thread in a comment on a post I made on gifting seeds here: https://permies.com/t/153037/Free-Seeds.  I'm absolutely delighted to read that many of the seeds that you all want are ones that I have. I've put together a plump seed bundle based on the comments on this thread and plan on sending it off promptly!
 
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Thank you very much!
 
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Hi Jennifer, you are most welcome!  I'll almost certainly mail them out tomorrow.
 
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Awesome! It’s good to hear from you; hope all is going well.
 
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I'm delighted we've been able to connect through this forum, Jennifer!  This years been challenging but extremely productive on my end.  Likewise I hope that this season finds you well! The seeds are in the mail, sent off earlier this morning.
 
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I've been dragging my feet on breaking down squash for seed. My wife was cleaning Monday night and dropped a mospermia*.  It cracked, so I broke down all I had of that species. Seeds are in the dehyrator with the temp turned all the way down.

*Mospermia = Argyosperma X Moschata. Interspecies cross made by Joseph Lofthouse (or his bees, maybe). He sent seeds to William Schlegel, who grew them out with moschatas. They were fertile. He sent me seeds, which I grew with moschatas and pepos. (I think those are both relevant.) They were also near watermelons, muskmelons and laganaria gourds, but I think crossing with them is unlikely enough to just say it won't happen. The mospermias are the striped squash in the picture below.

 
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Violet,

I'm delighted to find you here, as well, and glad to hear that it's been a productive year for you. I'm doing very well, and looking forward to the seeds you've kindly sent!
 
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Here is what I am sending, I have included apple seeds (including antonovka) and some comfrey.  The rest are annuals, some are pretty old, a lot are relatively recent, so plant generously.

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Here’s the tracking number.  I think they said somewhere around Jan 5th

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Violet,

We got the seeds! Thank you so much! I am especially excited about the anise hyssop.
 
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Jennifer,

You are most welcome and thanks for letting me know!  Anise hyssop is such a lovely plant and it delights me to know you'll be growing some from my garden.
 
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The tracking number shows delivered on the 5th, let me know if it is there the next time you do a pickup
 
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M Johnson,

We got the seeds! What a haul! I feel like Scrooge McDuck in his Money Bin.
 
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Any seeds left? I too would like some seeds to plant now in the winter\spring  for the summer! Whatever you reccomend
 
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Dropped off all my outgoing seed packages today, including yours. Hope you guys like marigolds and garlic chives! Tracking #9534613969261012259454.

•Marigold 2020
•Dry Beans 2020
•Mixed Corn
•Mutt Corn 2020
•Last Stand Beans 2020
•Zinnia 2020
•Yucca 2020
•Garlic Chives 2017, 2020
•Scarlet Runner Bean 2017
•Watermelon 2020
•Tepary Bean 2015
•Muskmelon 2020
•Mospermia Squash 2020
•Cucumber 2015, 2020
•Morning Glory 2020
•Butterfly Weed 2020
•Celosia 2020
•Radish 2017
•Mung Bean 2019
•Orach 2014
•Tall Phlox 2020
•Moss Rose 2020
•Feral Alfalfa 2018
•Rapini Broccoli Raab 2015
•Radish 2020
•Brassicas 2017
•Amaranth 2019
•Unknown, like moss rose 2020
•Proto Heat Tolerant Peas 2017, 2019
•Cabbage 2013
•Hummingbird Vine 2020
•Purslane 2020
 
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Awesome! I will keep an eye out!
 
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If any of the flowers are considered edible, be sure of the ID, I think we did a fair bit of guessing.
 
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Will do, thanks!
 
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So, how are the growies in general doing, and specifically the ones from seeds from this thread? Is it late/warm enough to plant everything yet?
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