Re: Seed bank Quality

Tue, 24 Jan 1995 08:40:48 -0500 (EST)

Hi Folks,

Just to offer my 2 cents about the seedbank. Once upon a time
you ordered seeds and they arrived in 2-16 weeks. This was not
during the tenure of anyone on this list and due primarily to the
director being too busy with other obligations.

During the course of rebuilding my collection I began to use the
seedbank about the same time Tom Johnson took over. In my opinion
Tom has done a great job and given the attention he has paid to the
seedbank I'm afraid it could become a burden in the near future. The
seed quality has been good and the quantities equal to or greater than
any commercial source. Many commercial sources do not guarentee seed
germination if you read their fine print. The seedbank is not a
commercial seed source, but is a benifit of ICPS membership. If you
order seeds think of it as a donation to the ICPS and not a purchase
from the seedbank. Anyone know of another place you can get Nepenthes
seeds for US$1?

Applause for Tom!

in North Carolina