Disclaimer: I have not seen not received seeds, but I am sharing this in case someone here or someone you know has.
Someone in my area are receiving seeds from China. If you receive ANY seeds from another county that you are not expecting or did not order read the following:
From my Neighbor:
People receiving seeds in the mail from China that they did not order. I know of a neighbor in (removed name) neighborhood who received this package.
FROM: Washington State Department of Agriculture PSA
Today we received reports of people receiving seeds in the mail from China that they did not order. The seeds are sent in packages usually stating that the contents are jewelry. Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants, or be harmful to livestock.
Here's what to do if you receive unsolicited seeds from another country:
1) DO NOT plant them and if they are in sealed packaging (as in the photo below) don't open the sealed package.
On ebay, as well as Amazon , seeds or otherwise, make sure it is either from a vendor here who states 'grown in the USA" or ships from here. One can't always tell where a seed comes from through a private vendor..I could order seeds from John Doe and he could have gotten them in bulk from CHina, stating that he is a USA vendor (which is true).
I like seeds from farms in the US, but can't always afford it..the shipping costs more than the seeds!
One advantage we AG-ers have is to grow heirloom and save our seeds from our projects...sometimes a great project to look forward to as well as the primary project.
On a related note, if you order seeds online and they don't look like what you expected, always, always, try growing them indoors in a room that doesn't have any other plants or access to the outdoors. (closed windows are fine, but avoid doorways)
If it turns out to be something unexpected, you don't want it spreading or contaminating anything else. I ordered some alpine strawberry seeds once, and ended up getting some type of very thorny vine.
Last Edit: Jul 28, 2020 8:36:07 GMT -5 by ERR0R1755
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