Another seed-sharing extravaganza is over, and my seed boxes are almost empty. All of the requested seeds are now divided and packed up, and many are on their way to their new homes. I’m still waiting for a few SASEs, so if you haven’t sent yours yet, it would be great if you could take care of that as soon as it’s convenient. At the end of this post, I have a list of all the orders that have already been filled. If you requested seeds and do not see your name on the list, feel free to leave me a message here or email me, and I’ll let you know when I receive your SASE. If your name is on the list but you haven’t gotten your seeds by December 6 or so, or if you requested seeds and have not heard back from me, PLEASE contact me right away.
All in all, 123 of you ended up submitting over 1000 requests. Subtracting about two dozen specific requests that I couldn’t fill, I ended up sending out 988 individual packets of seed: a new record! Barely two dozen prepared packets were left. My apologies to those of you who didn’t get one or two of the things you asked for. I hope that the seeds that you did (or will) get make up for the disappointment. Thank goodness I’ve been so busy with this project that I didn’t get my fall garden cleanup finished, because I was able to collect additional supplies of many seeds from the still-standing seedheads, but in some cases, I just couldn’t magic up any additional seeds.
If you’re curious, some of the most popular plants included:
I’d like to thank all of you who participated this year, with a special thanks to those who included cheery notes, surprise seeds, or extra stamps or postage money (that was a huge help!) with their return envelope. It makes me happy to know how much many of you look forward to this event. I want to keep offering unusual seeds, but I think I’m going to have to find another way to do it next year, to make the process easier for all of us. That will likely include listing all of the available seeds in my Etsy shop as they become available through the growing season. As I add new seeds, I’ll put a note in the Blog News box in the sidebar, in case you’re interested.
Orders filled as of December 9: