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    Quote Originally Posted by sparrow100 View Post

    I don't want this to sound negative - I can understand why it would be difficult in this new format, but I do miss the additional info. Seed numbers, links and seed age helped me choose what to pick, and it possibly sounds self-serving but it was really nice seeing my name start to appear in the lists.
    I agree, but at the same time I am all for anything that
    1. helps make it easier for VC (she does do a wonderful job)
    2. keeps the VSP going (its a great resource and it would be horrible to lose it)
    3. stops some of us being fussy beggars and homing in on certain aspects (yes, hands up I have picked some seeds on grounds such as someone sent them in or they are from HSL etc. etc.) and in turn hopefully it gives some of the slower movers a chance.
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    Thanks for all your comments
    One small suggestion that may help you decide which seeds to choose from the VSP - and this is something that you can do - not me. I like that!

    When you send your seeds in to the VSP, particularly the special, unusual ones, post about them at http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...vsp_82134.html
    Tempt others to try them. Boast about them and make sure that your name is on the packets when you send them in
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    I think that more has been made of my comment than I intended! I've said often and loudly how great I think the VSP is and I try to add new/uncommon varieties in.

    One suggestion I though might be useful is that there is something in the new rules about not sending in saved seed from F1s - with the caveats about accuracy, that was possible to spot in the old format.

    Noviceveggrower - I run seed circles online and in real life and this is really simple and comprehensive advice about seed saving and drying seeds: seed drying and storage Though little seeds like chillies and tomatoes will be easy to dry out enough on a plate over a couple of weeks, I tend to use the rice for those too if I am planning on storing them for a while. (I'm a bit addicted to seed saving!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparrow100 View Post

    Norfolkgrey - I run seed circles online and in real life and this is really simple and comprehensive advice about seed saving and drying seeds: seed drying and storage Though little seeds like chillies and tomatoes will be easy to dry out enough on a plate over a couple of weeks, I tend to use the rice for those too if I am planning on storing them for a while. (I'm a bit addicted to seed saving!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norfolkgrey View Post
    Noviceveggrower might change my name soon several grapes seemed to have called us each other lately
    Oh pants! Sorry!

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    Still haven't got around to sending the seeds I wanted to send in... the real question is do I need anymore! I've just filled a propagator now.. Should I & Can I resist the temptation?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparrow100 View Post
    One suggestion I though might be useful is that there is something in the new rules about not sending in saved seed from F1s - with the caveats about accuracy, that was possible to spot in the old format.
    Saved seeds from F1s don't usually make it as far as the VSP They're consigned to the compost bin. In practice, very few saved F1 seeds are sent in.
    However, with all the saved seeds, there are no guarantees that they are pure and haven't crossed with something else
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    "Normal" service has been resumed.

    VSP seeds have been posted to:-
    nellie-m
    Zelenina
    Lizzporter
    Snow.
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