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#341 Jeffcontonio

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 10:02 AM

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Train has arrived with some fresh pods! How cool is that? That’s a real treat considering up north here in Massachusetts we are months away from seeing anything.

So now that it has wrapped up, when would everyone want to get this rolling again? Fall? Sooner?


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 10:06 AM

I think the time the first train left the station was perfect


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 11:46 AM

I think the time the first train left the station was perfect


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Last Time it was around October 1st.
It’s late enough to get seeds harvested, and early enough to start them for the next season.


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 12:40 PM

October 1 is good for me. Thanks for running the train!


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Posted 20 April 2018 - 05:26 PM

Last Time it was around October 1st.
It’s late enough to get seeds harvested, and early enough to start them for the next season.
 

 

I like the timing last year.

 

People need some time to get their harvest in and get their seeds thoroughly dried.



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Posted 27 April 2018 - 03:51 PM

How can this work for people abroad?

 

I'm dead keen to join in...


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Posted 27 April 2018 - 03:55 PM

How can this work for people abroad?
 


It doesn’t

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 04:05 PM

Nice short answer...

 

I guess I should have asked if this train includes countries other than US.

 

I am part of a regular tomato seed train, and it certainly does work.


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Posted 27 April 2018 - 04:30 PM

Nice short answer...
 
I guess I should have asked if this train includes countries other than US.
 
I am part of a regular tomato seed train, and it certainly does work.


It’s just super expensive to ship a package this size international, plus I’m sure there would be permits needed. It’s one thing to send a legal size envelope, but this is far larger. That would not be fair to anyone who expected to spend around $7.

Then the shipping time could be up to 2 months each way, so figure 4 months for the package to be unaccounted for.


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Posted 28 April 2018 - 07:55 AM

No permits are required for any type of seed to SA, but I certainly do get the expense issue...

 

Our tomato seeds are all standard envelopes, not small packages,


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#351 Jeffcontonio

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 08:36 AM

No permits are required for any type of seed to SA, but I certainly do get the expense issue...
 
Our tomato seeds are all standard envelopes, not small packages,


That’s not exactly true. Although most people don’t follow the rules, does not mean they don’t exist.

https://www.aphis.us..._smalllots_seed


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Posted 28 April 2018 - 12:54 PM

I have had two shipments of seeds from AliExpress confiscated by the USDA.  They send a note saying it has been done and why.  



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Posted 13 June 2018 - 01:17 PM

New to this forum and new to pepper growing. Going through all the threads.. and this is an awesome idea. Loved how everyone participated.

Hopefully I will be old enough(4 months) by the time next train starts. If not, I can wait for a year more.. not a problem.

 

Thanks for organizing this Jeff.


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:08 PM

When is the next train or is this one still going?

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:11 PM

When is the next train or is this one still going?

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October 1st


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:15 PM

Cool lookin forward to it! As if I don't have enough plants already! Lol

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