PBS BX - experience

John T Lonsdale john@johnlonsdale.net
Wed, 25 Apr 2007 07:21:27 PDT
Mary Sue said "Also I suspect we all are members of other groups that have
seed exchanges and many people share their donations with more than one

In my case this is certainly true.  I donate lots of seed to several groups,
mainly specialist societies, and also send a lot to individuals.  Most of
this seed would be equally suitable for the PBS exchange but I prefer not to
send lots of smaller packets to too many exchanges.  I always like to get
plenty of seeds in a packet, it greatly increases chances of success and
variability in the seedlings.  I've pretty much stopped asking for seed from
places, except Gothenburg BG, that include less than 5 seeds in a packet.

I will make sure I send seed of my Cyclamen to Dell this summer, as well as
anything else I get plenty of.  Would folks be interested in eastern US
trillium seed?

Feedback - virtually all of the seed I received from the PBS distribution of
the Robinett's material has germinated wonderfully.  I am very excited to
see what comes out of it in 2 or 3 years, and there'll certainly be lots of
second generation seed and cormlets available down the road.  Although I had
no experience with Crinum seed whatsoever, I have bunches of great PBS
'Jumbo' seedlings that need moving on or planting out.


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