Seed envelopes

James Waddick
Thu, 16 Feb 2012 08:25:46 PST
Dear Friends,

	I guess I am a professional when it comes to seed envelopes 
because I have purchased and used 10s of 1,000s as co chairman of the 
SIGNA Seed Exchange.

	Belive me not all envelopes are created equally.

	 We use 1 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. glassine for its light weight 
(makes a big difference if you are sending or storing a lot of 
seeds), for its semi transparency, easy of use, ease of seal , low 
price, relative availability etc.

	Even all glassine envelopes are not equal. Some really cheap 
version have a zig-zag, ragged cut opening that makes handling of 
seed very difficult. Some packets open along the side, another 

	We have seen samples of envelopes from many suppliers. We use 
the same envelopes as NARGS and can recommend them.

	If you have any questions I'd be glad to give specifics.

	We used to use brown paper coin envelopes, but rejected them 
early on.  As we did to small zip seal plastic packets.

SO if you are serious seed about collecting, storing and sending 
seeds, glassine are the things to use. There are some seeds that have 
special needs that may not be suited to these standard seed 
envelopes, but not many.

		Best		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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