Seed/bulb box

Lee Poulsen
Mon, 28 Oct 2019 10:52:29 PDT
Melanie’s email makes me want to make a suggestion for one additional thing to implement in the new BSX: I’ve been participating in the BXs since the beginning of PBS and even before that in predecessor organizations, and have greatly benefitted from them, receiving all kinds of rare and wonderful bulbs seeds over the years, even being successful at growing a lot of them. However, since I live in the U.S., I have always felt bad that maybe I got to have more than my fair share of the “good” seeds. If I hadn’t gotten lucky enough to have gotten the really cool seeds long ago and thereby been able to grow some really wonderful species early on, I might not have continued with the hobby. So I think it would be wonderful to maybe now and then reserve a few of the really cool species seeds to send to beginners, newbies, those who haven’t made the lottery for them, and let them get some now and then. I really wouldn’t mind missing out from time to time if I knew someone else newer to the hobby got a chance to grow them. Plus, I’ve had enough black thumb experiences that have helped my green thumb get greener over the years. Everyone needs the opportunity to have those experiences as well.

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USA - USDA Zone 10a
Latitude 34°N, Altitude 1150 ft/350 m

> On Oct 27, 2019, at 11:29 PM, Melanie Lewinsohn <> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I’d really love to receive excess seed and have a chance to grow some bulbs
> that I might not have a chance of getting. I’m happy to pay. Being in
> Australia I can never receive bulbs, so grow most things from seed, also
> because I live in a regional area, there’s not much available. Also because
> of the time difference, I often miss out as things are snatched up quickly.
> I actually felt quite despondent as I’ve only had very little success. I’ve
> received 2 mailings and the 2nd one had only one packet of seeds. ( which I
> have successfully raised)
> Regards, Melanie Lewinsohn

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