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    ^^^Don't buy anything yet you were the only one with a box. there were about 10 jiffys that qualified (both veg and flower circle) the one you sent was about 10x15cm but the ones that went back out were 21x28cm I think (I did mention the size earlier somewhere). Honestly I will do hints and tips but I am currently getting behind on some life stuff
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    21x28cm padded envelope is the size I send for the tomato seed circle.
    Have it weighed in the post office.
    I enclose a stamped self addressed envelope for the returns.
    Works well for me.
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    Oooh, hope it wasn’t me...thought I’d put in enough stamps for a parcel but could have been having a senior moment, in which case let me know and I’ll reimburse. Fab parcel arrived yesterday and am over the moon (and over excited!) to be planning what to grow. Thanks again NG x
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    Quote Originally Posted by bramble View Post
    21x28cm padded envelope is the size I send for the tomato seed circle.
    Have it weighed in the post office.
    I enclose a stamped self addressed envelope for the returns.
    Works well for me.
    What happens to postage cost if you get more packets of seeds back than you sent in though? Just wondering out loud...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thelma Sanders View Post
    What happens to postage cost if you get more packets of seeds back than you sent in though? Just wondering out loud...
    The stamps usually cover a certain weight and unless we send heavy beans/ large seeds we generally stay within the weight limit for toms and chillies - it's mostly the 2.5cm width restrictions that we have trouble with.
    Peas and beans can be a pain - I usually jam those in the corners

    I always check double on my scales at home to be sure.
    But we have a little village coffee shop /post office and any parcels that may be a bit suspect I get double checked there. I usually get them to look at all Ireland and bulky packages just Incase they don't fit.
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    1. Standard Letter
    First class - 70p
    Second Class -61p

    Size - 24.00 x16.5 cm size max
    Thickness - 0.5cm
    Weight -100g
    #generally only use this size stamp if you are sending one or two packs of seed due to the thickness restrictions


    2. Large letter stamp (usually fine for Tom/chilli circles if no thicker than 2.5cm.)
    First class - 1.06
    Second class - 83p
    Size limit - 35.3 x25cm wide
    Thickness - 2.5 cm
    Weight limit 100g


    3. heavier packages ( usually peas and beans or if you have lots of seed packets)

    Weight limit 250g
    First class -1.50
    Second Class -1.32

    Weight limit 500g -
    First Class -1.97
    Second Class - 1.72

    If the parcel is thicker than 2.5cm you can send a small parcel.
    Size limit -45x35cm
    Width - 16cm
    Upto 1KG
    First class 3.55
    Second 3.00

    Up to 2KG - 5.50/3.00
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    2. Large letter.
    This is fine for chilli /Tom circles although ensure the thickness of the envelope is no bigger than 2.5cm.
    You can stop seeds from bunching in the middle or corners by taping or stapling to a piece of card.

    Eg : (old photo) JJ tapes hers to a piece of paper.
    Seed Circle Postage - Mini Moan and hints and tips-30293563-30fb-478c-bf1c-9031ce03da7c.jpg

    #Beans and peas that will fit within the 2.5cm
    limit may be heavier than 100g - these seeds move about within the packet so must be kept flat.

    Another Example:
    Letter size D1 - 27 x18cm / thickness less than 2.5cm
    Large letter Stamp/ 1.06
    NG - stapled all bags evenly to a piece of card -Seed Circle Postage - Mini Moan and hints and tips-d700ba53-1065-46ae-b075-85abaae50e01.jpeg

    In hindsight a larger envelope would have been easier - for the same stamp the envelope could be up to 35 x25cm and 2.5 thick.

    # I am a nerd and don't throw anything away and I have a drawer full of used envelope just Incase.
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    I hope I was not one of the people who caused issue?
    Anyway, I second the idea of a non refundable stamp donation, I sent 5 second because that was exactly how many I had but in hind sight, I should have sent more to cover any unforeseen eventualities.
    Thanks again all and NG the beans are greatly appreciated and well beyond expectations very generous thank you.

    PS everyone please try to reuse the bags, the labels should come off reasonably easily.
    Next year i'll do the origami trick, although it maybe the year after.. I don't think I need any seeds for a while!

    Sincerely
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