Seed Exchange 13 now open for orders

Started by Jan Jeddeloh, June 16, 2023, 07:59:56 PM

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Jan Jeddeloh

Seed Exchange 13 is now open for orders until June 20 at 5pm PDT. You must be a paid up PBS member to order seed. Non-members may not order seed. Members in arrears for past SX/BX may not order seed.  I check. 
This list includes our final offering of seeds from Mauro Peixoto's Brazil Plants.  Most of this seed is in very short supply, in many cases I was only able to divide the seed into two or three packets. I try to allocate this seed fairly.   I will do a separate posting of notes sent to me by some donors, particularly Michael Mace our moraea donor. This information was too much to include on the spreadsheet.  I advise a least skimming the notes to see if there is additional information about the seed you are ordering.  
Some donors have large collections of a specific genus.  Unless stated that the seed is hand pollinated (HP) you should assume there is a possibility of hybridization.  
I will randomize the order and then fill one or two requests per person. After filling everyone's top requests I will then go back through the orders and fill the rest of the requests.  This gives more people a chance to get some of the rarer seed and prevents the top few from getting it all.  
Any order submitted by the deadline has an equal chance of being filled first. All orders should be submitted to with "SX 13" in the subject line.  Do not post your orders to the list!
The packet labels do not include additional information such as color, parents etc.  You'll need to transfer that information from the list.  Donor information is also available from the list.  In most cases the list now includes the number of packets available and if extra seed is available to make additional packets.  
Rules for ordering 
Your name, address, and email should be listed first on your order.  Give your address just like you would on an envelope. Don't string it across a line; I can't tell what goes on what line. This is particularly important for foreign addresses.  
For example:
Sue Bulbcrazy
2654 Bulbnut Ln
Bulbnutsville, OR 92013
Seed is $2 per packet.  Your bill will reflect postage credit for any previous SX submissions.  Domestic postage will be charged at $4 per order.  All previous orders shipped for under $4 to slightly over $4 per padded envelope so I am standardizing postage at $4 per envelope for all domestic orders.  The extra over the postage costs will help pay for the mailing envelopes. Foreign orders will be charged at cost.  You will receive a bill in your envelope which you can pay online at
List your 15 first choices vertically in numeric order. For example:
13 Narcissus bulbocodium 
14 Narcissus cantabricus
15 Romulea rosea
I must have both the seed number and name!
Unless you tell me differently I will assume you'll accept seed from a different donor if seed from your first choice donor is sold out. 
List your alternates in order of preference.  You can also include notes to help me pull seeds that will make you happy.  For example; "any gladiolus seed ok as alternate".  If you don't list alternates I will only send the first choices I have available. I am not limiting people to 15 packets but if you want extras I will process the amount in excess of 15 packets after I am done filling the other orders.
No seed orders from countries that require a phytosanitary certificate. New Zealand orders are at your own risk for postage costs.  As best I can tell my last order to New Zealand did not get through.  
It is important to follow the ordering rules.  Orders that don't, and drive me crazy trying to fill them, may be put at the bottom of the stack!  Don't make me do that. 
Contact me with any questions about the SX procedure, but not about the offerings, at  Questions about germination or the suitability of the seed for your climate should be posted on the forum.  

Seed list will be posted separately as soon as I figure out how to do it, again.