Rhodophiala Seed Offer to PBS Members

David Maxwell opbungalow@gmail.com
Mon, 23 Jun 2008 11:00:32 PDT
Hi All,

I'm trying my hand at growing Rhodophiala (Rh.splendens, Rh.andicola,
Rh.phycelloides & Rh.rhodolirion) from seed and have an overage of about 80
seeds each that I want to make available to PBS members who are interested.

I purchased these seeds from Michail Belov at Chilaflora thru his eBay
Store, and the experience far exceeded my expectations!

Chilaflora has an excellent website (http://www.chileflora.com/) to reference
growing information, Michail processed my order the next day and sent me a
confirmation email for both receipt of payment & shipment.

The seeds arrived 13 days later...Talca, Chile to Sacramento, CA...were
meticulously packaged, in excellent quality AND the number of seeds enclosed
more than amply supplied my tinkering attempts.

Now my seeds are chillin...er, I mean vernalizing (thank you Joyce)...in the

If you have not grown these Andean varieties of Rhodophiala from seed
before, I'm going to ask that you read thru in growing information listed on
the Chileflora website before responding to my offer.

Michail recommends a vernalization period of 2 to 8 weeks at 48F
degrees...depending on the specie...before even planting, so unless you have
a spare refrigerator...or are willing to share you food space with these
little babies...as I am...you might want to take that into consideration.

But if you're still interested, privately send me an email indicating which
specie(s) you are interested in and where you'd like me to send them (USPS),
and I'll get 10 seeds (each) in the mail to you a.s.a.p.

I'm sorry I don't have more seeds to share, so this will have to be on a
first email/first send basis.

If you don't hear back from me, then know I've sent out all the seeds.

Adam, your 06-20 PBS posting on eBay seed scams has struck a deep chord of
concern in me.

I'm a fretter-worrier by nature, but I also bought 3 other varieties
Rhodophiala seeds (Rh.advena and Rh.bagnoldii) from Mainly Bulbous Gems
through their eBay store.

As yet they have not processed my order within 10 days...like they said they
would...they did not single-charge me for shipping...like they said they
would..and they have not responded to 2 of my email inquiries.

I'm hoping for the best...but preparing for the worst.

Gas prices certainly puts a $30. dollar seed casualty into a whole new
perspective, but I'm not big on disappointment.

If anyone else has had dealings with Mainly Bulbous Gems...good or bad...I
would interested to know.



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