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Steve Flanagan
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My families budget is tight this year. I really want to continue to develope our property towards a permaculture setting. This will be year three of living here. We live in California's Sierra Nevada foothills. This is zone 8b/9a. I was wondering if anyone has any seeds or cuttings they can donate to me. I really hate asking for handouts, but I would like to move this project along a litte more. The number one priority right now is nitrogen fixers and ground covers. Thank you very much.
 
John Elliott
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I have Egyptian walking onions. Right now I don't have any topsets, just what look like regular onion sets, but if you get these started now, by summer you will have all the topsets you need to establish a large patch of onions. Send me a PM with your address and I can send you them plus some assorted other seeds.
 
Judith Browning
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Steve, I could send some seeds...this is the year I actually ordered quite a lot...usually I just use what I have saved but I wanted some things I had been hearing about on this site...so I have some goji berry, seabuckthorn {in damp sand in the refrigerator stratifying), burdock, stinging nettle(I know it grows here but when I wanted it I couldnt find any. Probably a few others...all seed...several perennial herbs. PM an address. I think you are on my curly dock list.

My favorite way to gain plants and seeds though is to host a plant and seed exchange...everyone goes home with lots and there is usually plenty of leftovers for those who didnt have anything to bring. They wont necessarily be what you are looking for but usually are local and sometimes native. good luck!
 
Steve Flanagan
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Judith Browning wrote:

My favorite way to gain plants and seeds though is to host a plant and seed exchange...everyone goes home with lots and there is usually plenty of leftovers for those who didnt have anything to bring. They wont necessarily be what you are looking for but usually are local and sometimes native. good luck!


That is a really good idea. That way many people benefit.
 
Steve Flanagan
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Thank you both.
 
Steve Flanagan
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Does anyone have any Althaea officinalis seeds?
Or Black Mulberry Cuttings?
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