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Hello Everyone,

I just thought I'd share an amazing opportunity I discovered this morning on Reddit:

https://web.uri.edu/mastergardener/files/2019_Seed_Order_Form.pdf

Just fill out the form, include a check for the cost of return postage, and the University of Rhode Island will send you free seeds to grow in your own yard! Deadline to send form is January 18th.

I'm going to fill it out, send it, and we'll see what happens next!


Just for fun - if you're gonna order, share what you order on this thread so we can all pre-celebrate our (hopefully bountiful) harvest together!
 
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Okay, I made my choices:

Radish
Carrot
Turnips
Parsnips
Nasturtium
Amaranth
Tarragon
Leek
Beans(not sure what kind, that'll be part of the fun)
Summer/Winter Squash

I wish there were some tree/bush seeds available, and more perennials, but I understand that's not their mission - they're more geared to the gardening for beginners/teaching classic gardening.
 
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Hi Dustin,

Good catch!  Thanks for the heads up.  I will be placing my order tomorrow.
 
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I'm curious as to the variety of seeds they send. Say, it you get 5 packets of tomatoes, what would you end up with? Would you get different varieties? Sizes? It's really not a lot of money to have them shipped, if you're not picky about the varieties.

Thanks for posting it, I'll mull it over for a few days. Please update the post with what you get once it arrives!
 
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Hello Dem,

Based on what I've read, in your example it seems you will get 5 random packets of retail Burpee Tomato seeds from the previous year's stocks that did not sell.  Because these are "expired," I would imagine there is no germination guarantee (but the chances of them germinating are still very good).

Like you said, it's so little money I'm willing to take my chances.
 
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I just sent out the order form(kept forgetting to get out the checkbook for the return postage).

Will post back when I get the seeds, should be after the Jan 18th order deadline, sometime late Jan, Early Feb.
 
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