The annual seed exchange opens on 1st November. Each member is sent a seed list with associated notes by e-mail, or by post if they do not use the internet. Seed donors are given priority until 10th November. All seed requests must arrive before 1st December, after which the seed exchange closes.
Each member may request an allocation of 10 free packets by placing an ‘X’ against each desired item on the order form, together with 5 alternatives ‘A’. If no alternatives are indicated it will be assumed that none is required. Extra packets of seed, at 50p per packet, may be requested from any stock remaining after the main seed distribution has closed by placing an ‘E’ on the order form. An ‘AE’ would signify that the member would like to purchase that item as extra seed if it had not been allocated as an alternative.
Those members requesting extra seed (E or AE) will have their initial allocation of 10 packets reserved, with the extra packets being added after the seed exchange has closed. Those members will then be invoiced for the payment due for the extra packets. They do not need to pay in advance.
Seed requests should be sent to the Seed Exchange Manager:
Ian Scott, 6 Hays Road, The Gauldry, Fife DD6 8SJ, UK
To send an e-mail, click here.
Members are reminded to complete the return address label on the order form, but there is no need to send a self-addressed envelope.
Seed List compiled after donations complete.
Seed Exchange opens. Requests for seed accepted from donors only.
Requests for seed accepted from all members.
All requests in. Seed Exchange closes.
Payment can be made by cheque to ‘The Meconopsis Group’ at the above address, or by using the following PayPal button, which has a variable value payment facility. Click on this button to make an extra seed exchange payment.
December / January
U.S. members must have a ‘Small Lots of Seeds’ permit, issued by APHIS. Click here for details of how to obtain a permit.
The ‘Small Lots’ permit is the only one not requiring phytosanitary certification in the UK. A copy of the permit with the conditions attached to it, with a green and yellow customs quarantine label, should be sent to the seed exchange manager, together with the seed request. No seed can be sent without this documentation. The permit lasts for 3 years and can be re-used.
The Meconopsis Group is a Study Group so please report back to Ian on your experience.