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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by Lithos » Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:39 pm

Updates? I'm a little confused what this is. Any forumites using this. Should I send seed to Pete or Chris43 ?
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by Pete A » Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:17 pm

Lithos wrote:Updates? I'm a little confused what this is. Any forumites using this. Should I send seed to Pete or Chris43 ?
It depends what it is and how much you have.

Send me a Private Message and I'll let you know if it's best for the BCSS December list or the more informal forum seed pool.
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by Chris43 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:12 pm

Hi Lithos, I'm a bit late in replying, to be honest I have only just had this.

What is the seed pool?

It is a small amount (often only 1 packet) of a number of different cactus and succulent seeds donated by members, for the benefit of members. Download the spreadsheet (original post has the details) and you'll see what's available.

It started when ths Forum was young, and no formally supported (other than by paying Tony Mace for the webspace as part of the BCSS site fees) by the Society. Obviously that has changed, and the seed pool continues.

Some of the seed is getting old now, but as no-one nows how viable seed is, it will stay there until it is taken or it rots :)

It doesn't get much use in the summer, but I take requests, and donations, mostly in the early winter and the spring.

As Pete has said, its a question of quantity. If there's enough to be formally offered to al our members for sale, then he shold have it. If not, I'll be happy to add it to the pool.
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by mamuga » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:54 pm

On December 30, I sent an email to Chris requesting Lithops karasmonta bella seeds from the BCSS Forum Seed Pool.

I made a mistake when paying via PayPal, because I sent the money to a wrong account.

I could say I made that mistake because I do not speak good English, but not be true. The truth is that I was wrong with the account because I was not careful.

I only paid for the cost of the stamp. I did not pay for the envelope, neither for the management costs ... Only for the stamp!

But the money is not the most important. The most important thing is that Chris kindly assist me. . . He solved all the problems I had created with PayPal . . . And today I have received this envelope:

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Inside the envelope came another smaller envelope:

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What could say I now? . . . I only can say one thing: Thank you so much Chris! And thank you to Lindsay Deaves, the seeds provider.

I think I can say otherwise: I will not be able to wait for spring. I'm going to sow the seeds next weekend! (at least a few of them)
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by AnTTun » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:55 pm

And thats (among other reasons) why some people donate money for seed purchase :)
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by McFarland » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:05 pm

Congrats!! (tu)
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by sue46 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:52 pm

Can I check first please, if I click on the link that was at the start of this thread (last January) will it give me an up to date list of available seed?
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by Morgans Beauty » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:22 am

I'm also interested in an actual seedlist... :roll:
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by iann » Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:30 pm

The list is usually up to date with whatever Chris has left.
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Post by Chris43 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:16 pm

Sorry, I hadn't noticed that there were new postings here.

Thanks to Mamuga and Anttun, its good to get feedback like that!

The list is usually updated within a day or two of my last despatch of seeds, and if you notice at th ebottom of the spreadsheet there is a date given as to when the sheet was last updated.

So ask away, still quite a lot left, and some of it is aging as well, so the earlier it is used, the fresher the seed!
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