Donations for Newbie Seed Project 2012-13

bakemom_gw(z6 Central Ohio)August 19, 2012

I will host the Newbie Seed Project again this year. Right now, I am accepting donations - anything - anyway you want...leftovers...old seeds, fresh seeds.

I am going to keep track this year and See how many people participate and how many states we serve. USA only of course. It's usually 300-500 people involed in some fashion.

I will post when it is time to start handing out packs. Please wait until then. My addy is:

Karen McCoy

1630 Ardwick Road

Columbus, Ohio 43220

Columbus, Ohio 43220

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drippy(7bAL)

Oh, good, I was hoping you would do this again, Karen. I have a ton of seeds this year, more than I can trade for sure, and now I know they won't go to waste. I'll start packing now, it will take me at least a month to get them together, LOL.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 7:11PM
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pdsavage(5/6)

Wow 300-500 people thats alot of keeping track.
Hats off to you....

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 6:32AM
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Carolinaflowerlover NC Zone 7b

What is the Newbie Seed Project and how does it work?

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 9:44PM
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bakemom_gw(z6 Central Ohio)

I am planning on doing the project again this year and will be accepting seed donations through February 2013.
For those who aren't familiar. it's a seed pack with 15-30 packs of seeds - my choice. I ask for sasbe, but if you don't have a bubble envelope, I have plenty. At the minimum I need a mailing label and four stamps for the return trip.
Anyone can participate, and repeats are welcome. I use the newbie term because many of the seeds are common. You can use them or trade them off. I have sent special packages to various organizations and projects.

USA only please. I do 24 hour turnaround. This is fun and informal and literally hundreds of people have participated in some form. I post when I have enough to start - pack start small (15 packs) and get larger as donations come in.

I dont want anything except the opportunity to do this. It is a great joy to manage this beloved monster. I accept seeds in any form and have plenty of small baggies to divide them.

About 3,000 packs of seed went out last year. Let's see how this year goes.

For requests, wait until I post offers. Donors:

Karen McCoy
1630 Ardwick Road
Columbus, Ohio 43220

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 1:23PM
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halfandhalf(10b)

Wow,what an awesome job you are doing to help others! Hats off to you Karen! I'm new to gardening and can't wait. I also have seeds to send you. Keep up the great work and please let us know if you could use some help :)

    Bookmark   August 24, 2012 at 1:49PM
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ladyrose65

I'll go thru my seeds and send them to you.

Peace Out!

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 10:02PM
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leisa_in_md(z6 MD)

Hi! Your newbie seed packs got me started, and addicted! I have some seed I can send. Do you want little individual bags of seeds, or a big batch that you can split up?

Thanks!
Leisa

    Bookmark   August 26, 2012 at 7:21PM
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bakemom_gw(z6 Central Ohio)

I would prefer bagged and labeled, but I can take them anyway you want to send them. As soon as I get enough to start, I will offer the packs...probably late fall. This runs through the spring, so don't feel there is a deadline. The fewer rules, the better.

I'm gathering shastas and rudbeckie triloba right now.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2012 at 11:37AM
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drippy(7bAL)

Seeds on the way to you!

    Bookmark   August 29, 2012 at 9:36AM
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ladyrose65

Karen, I've sent the seeds. Tell me if they have arrived.

Sincerely,
Ladyrose65 (Avis)

    Bookmark   August 29, 2012 at 2:22PM
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kimka

A full jiffy bag of seed packets is going in the mail to you this weekend, Karen.

You are the best for taking on this labor again.

KimKa

    Bookmark   September 13, 2012 at 12:30PM
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bakemom_gw(z6 Central Ohio)

Not ready to start giving away seeds. Keep that donations coming and thanks! I'll post when the project is ready.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 2:13PM
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micki

I was the recipient of your newbie packs last yr and welcome an opportunity to give back, I've saved several of my most favorites.

Last yr. I was new to the forum and my garden was more beautiful this yr than ever due to the generous people at WSing

Micki777

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 6:59PM
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shallot(7a)

Hi Bakemom, I am new to this forum but would like to send you some seeds for this project. Do they need to be sent in a jiffy bag or is a regular envelope fine so long as it is sealed up well?

Thanks,
Charlotte

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 12:23AM
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pippi21(Z7 Silver Spring, Md.)

BakeMom..refresh my memory, are we allowed to send a Wish list along with the 4 stamps, and we get back the same amount of seed packets as we send? Is there a minimum of pkts. we are allowed to send along or a maximum? Is this open to gardeners that are no longer Newbies this year? I'll start getting an envelope ready for you while I await for confirmation of my questions. Thanks for doing this again.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 6:02AM
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bakemom_gw(z6 Central Ohio)

This is a project of sheer benevolence. It is not a swap and the seeds are my choice. The pack of seeds I send in Newbie pack depends on the amount I have available. Right now, I am accepting donations. When we have enough for a meaningful offering, I will post that newbie packs are available and with the number of packs in each package. We will also have veggie packs depending on how much seed is received.

I accept seeds any way you wan to send them. This is a labor of love for me.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 10:20AM
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mastergarder2003(5 MI.)

I sent you out a large package today, with hundreds of seed from,Gallardia,Garlic bulblets,hens and chicks,zebra and bunny grass,Allysum white,Butterfly shrub lav.,Cilantro herb,Bachlour Button blue,Clematis yellow Radar love tiny flowers lg vine,Aster lavender yello center,ad Ameranthus pink Hopi tall. Enjoy I cant wait to see what you send me as well. Every pak is very big and full of lots and lots of seeds. I put in 4 stamps and addy for me too. First time with you glad to share my extra seeds in a great way with others too. enjoy.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 2:22PM
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katkni(4)

All right! I'll be sending off seeds this fall, and will look for offers starting soon. My winter sowing was not too successful last year, so I need to start over with some seeds.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2012 at 11:50AM
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shallot(7a)

Bakemom I sent you a jiffy bag of seeds today from Oklahoma, please could yu let me know when it arrives safely? Thanks!

    Bookmark   October 30, 2012 at 9:20PM
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terrene(5b MA)

Bakemom, I put together a bubble envelope this afternoon with some seeds for the your project. All posted and ready to go on Monday. Some butterfly and hummer favorites! I think that what you're doing is very nice for the newbies.

    Bookmark   November 3, 2012 at 9:11PM
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bakemom_gw(z6 Central Ohio)

I'm getting the packs put together and it's looking like a nice assortment. I hope to begin offerings in time for winter sowing. if you have extra seeds to send - i'll take them - in any form.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 10:59PM
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