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turtles11756
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by turtles11756 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:44 pm

it's not all that easy ordering from the seed list from across the pond
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by Chris43 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:19 pm

OK then, seems to be a total of 3 responses saying continue. Sadly that is not exactly an overwhelming level of support to keep this going.

So, I'm going to do three things -

a) do a cull (and note to let JohnMadrid have details)
b) make another request for new seed and then redo the current list - with some newly received interesting Ariocarpus additions from Tina to be added shortly,
c) give it until the end of the year and see if interest picks up.

Then if I get more than 6 requests in the next 3 months, I'll continue. Otherwise I'll offer what remains to any other forumite who would like to carry on with it; and if not then close due to lack of interest.
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by Chris in Leeds » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:19 pm

Chris
I have just looked on the first page and it did take me a bit to figure out where to view the seed list and then there is the problem of the 15 pages after maybe the link needs to be on its own and locked so no one can add anything with the rest of the related stuff on another thread stuck underneath
By the way I have just had a look and I might have to order some more seed from you if I do would you bring them to the zone 3 rally with you please
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by Chris43 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:20 pm

OK, so the list is updated with new additions from Tina and deletions where I have judged the seed to be old. Please note that for Tina's 3 Astrophytums there are links to pictures of each imbedded in the Excel file.

I have done a full stock check so it is fully up to date.

Plenty there!!
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by tonyironscacti » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:33 pm

Hi Chris,

Can you privately send me your address, so that I can let you have a few packets of seed that you can offer others ?

Cheers

Tony.
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by Chris43 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:29 pm

PM sent.
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by tonyironscacti » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:15 am

Sorry, dont seem to have received anything ?

Tony.
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by jadegarden » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:32 am

Chris,

I'm very late in responding to your question about the seed pool and I'm really happy to see that you have chosen to keep it going, at least for now. I really appreciate the seed pool, as it has allowed me to get several varieties that would have been very difficult to access, given my location.

Thanks for all you have been doing, and I hope that you see the activity pick up to make this feel worthwhile, but if not, I do understand your position.

Janine
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by Chris43 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:17 am

On Holiday, so the seed pool will be closed until Feb 14th.
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by JohnMadrid » Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:59 am

Just a quick update on the old seeds I picked up from the cull:

I received 14 different varieties last Autumn (service was excellent). Sowed most of them at the start of February. Of these, I´ve had good germination for the majority, and at least a few seedlings have come up for all bar three (if anyone´s interested in germination rates I can post these as well.)

So overall this is a really great service and strongly recommend it to everyone. Will definitely be using it again in the future (tu)
John W
Madrid, Spain
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