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Did anyone get their free tomato seeds yet?

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Did anyone get their free tomato seeds yet?

Post  quiltbea on 3/7/2011, 3:42 pm

Did anyone get their free Wintersown tom seeds yet?

I got mine today and I'm thrilled. Not only did I get 5 that I most wanted, but they replaced the one they didn't have with one that would be closest,
plus they sent me six others plus basil and eggplant.

I got 12 in tomatoes:
Amish Paste, Chico III, Lithuanian, Paquebot Roma, Red Robin, Roma VFN, Romeo Roma, Russo's Sicilian Togetta, San Marzano Nano, Sausage, Sibirskij Skorospelyi (a replacement for Sibirskiy Stambovyi), and Super Marmande

What they sent since they couldn't give me all first choices:
Toscano Basil and Rotonda Bianca Eggplant.

The extra toms, I'm sure, are for a small donation I sent.

Unfortunately I won't be able to plant them all but I will try a couple this year. I have sooooo many tomato varieties this year its difficult to choose. I know I want to plant more plum/paste tomatoes and Juliet, Moskvich, Dixie's Sweet and the cluster tomatoes I bought last fall.

The rest will be difficult to choose, except in the community garden where I can only plant organic seeds, so have decided on Moskvich saved from last year's crop, Sophie's Choice, Green Zebra or Rose, and Zarnitsa.

Happily, I have room for 15 tomato plants in my home SFG.

Can you tell I'm delighted?

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Re: Did anyone get their free tomato seeds yet?

Post  dizzygardener on 3/7/2011, 3:48 pm

I got mine a few weeks back.

They sent me:

Brandywine 'Sudduth's Strain', Cherokee Purple, Big Rainbow, MoneyMaker, Mountain Princess, Siberian, The 'Blend', Mexico, Empire Hybrid, and Jaune Flamme. I also got Oxheart tomatoes, Romanian sweet peppers, and Broccoli Rabe as bonuses.

I also included a small donation.

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How do you get the free seeds?

Post  Diamond Jim on 3/7/2011, 3:52 pm

Hi, I just joined yesterday. Could you tell me how you got the free tomato seeds? Is it too late to get them for this year? Thanks, Jim

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Re: Did anyone get their free tomato seeds yet?

Post  quiltbea on 3/7/2011, 4:18 pm

Diamond Jim,
Welcome to the forum. You'll find lots of good info here and folks who can answer your questions.

This first one is easy: Go here:

http://wintersown.org/wseo1/YourChoiceTomatoSASE.html

Then follow the instructions in the blue section as you scroll down a bit.

You MUST send a copy of a particular dated page they ask for, but just print it on your printer and enclose with your Self-addressed Stamped (with two 44-cent stamps). number 10 business-size envelope.

You do NOT need to send a donation. They will send you 6 packs of tomato seeds with at least 12 in each pack, for FREE. If you send a couple of dollars, they'll probably send you more than the 6 little packets.

Good luck and be sure to check in and let us know how your garden is doing. And we love pictures.
Welcome!

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Re: Did anyone get their free tomato seeds yet?

Post  middlemamma on 3/7/2011, 4:37 pm

I sent off for mine Friday....... Smile I'll let you kow what I get.

I put in the $5 donation for the double packets.

I didn't do the tomato seeds, I just did the generic they send you 6 packets of their choice various veggies...so I hope they send something fun...it's will be nice to be surprised!

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Re: Did anyone get their free tomato seeds yet?

Post  NHGardener on 3/10/2011, 8:12 pm

Why does wintersown send out free tomato seeds?

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Re: Did anyone get their free tomato seeds yet?

Post  middlemamma on 3/10/2011, 8:30 pm

I got my seeds today...VERY FAST for a free thing...I am impressed. They are in NY if I remember right and I am in NY...less than a week from me to them and back again. Smile

They sent me:

Barese Swiss Chard
Sweet William (flower?)
Scarlet Sage
Mexican Hat
Chicory and Radicchio Blend
Saint Pierre (tomato?)
Candy Tuft
Perennial Lupine
Cosmos Dwarf Pink
Lemon Mint
Wildflower Blend
Portucala (Moss Rose) Mixed Colors


FUN FUN!

Jennie

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Re: Did anyone get their free tomato seeds yet?

Post  Furbalsmom on 3/10/2011, 8:54 pm

What a nice assortment.

Enjoy!

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Re: Did anyone get their free tomato seeds yet?

Post  camprn on 3/10/2011, 9:01 pm

OK I guess I missed that part about free seeds Sad but I am already flush w/ seed right now... Very Happy

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Re: Did anyone get their free tomato seeds yet?

Post  Megan on 3/10/2011, 9:09 pm

@middlemamma wrote:Sweet William (flower?)

Sweet William is, indeed, a flower. One of my favorites, growing up. Sweet William is a smaller version of Dianthus or Pinks, or maybe the other way around--I can never remember that one. It is a bright, cheery flower with finely-toothed petals. Flowers not very large, but a lot of them. Enjoy! (Only, I don't understand how you got flowers when asking for tomatoes... but freebies are cool.)



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Re: Did anyone get their free tomato seeds yet?

Post  Furbalsmom on 3/10/2011, 9:19 pm

WinterSown offers a free variety of seeds, their choice, or you can select from a list of tomatoes.

Sweet Williams are in the dianthus family, but are considered biennials/perrenials. They smell really good, sort of spicy sweet

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Post  camprn on 3/10/2011, 9:21 pm

I love Sweet William and carnations! same genus. Love the spicy smell!!

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Re: Did anyone get their free tomato seeds yet?

Post  middlemamma on 3/10/2011, 11:03 pm

I didn't do their tomato request I just did their random they choose
request...just for fun to see what they would send! Those flowers are
really pretty I will like those! Thanks for the info Megan and FB. Smile

@middlemamma wrote:I got my seeds today...VERY FAST for a free thing...I am impressed. They are in NY if I remember right and I am in NY...less than a week from me to them and back again. Smile

See what I get for trying to multi task dinner, kids, SFG among other things. I don't even know what state I live in!! They are in NEW YORK and I am in IDAHO... it took 6 days for my request to get to them, them to process and to get back to me.

Jen

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Re: Did anyone get their free tomato seeds yet?

Post  dizzygardener on 3/10/2011, 11:09 pm

Idaho? New York? Ehh... same difference.

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Post  Kabaju42 on 3/10/2011, 11:10 pm

lol!

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Re: Did anyone get their free tomato seeds yet?

Post  muffinator on 3/18/2011, 4:01 pm

I just got my seeds today! Exactly a week turnaround from NY to NH. Wow!

I got:
Cilantro
Pepperonchini and Padron Peppers
Mountain Gold Tomato
Great White Tomato
Burgess Lemon Cherry Tomato
Yellow Banana Tomato
Livingston's Gold Ball Tomato
Siberian Tomato
Sunray Tomato
and Chang Li Tomato

And there's a ton of seeds in each packet! And the envelope smells wonderful!


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Re: Did anyone get their free tomato seeds yet?

Post  dixie on 3/18/2011, 7:21 pm

Where did you find the seeds other than tomatoes? I didn't see them. My envelope is ready to mail.

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Re: Did anyone get their free tomato seeds yet?

Post  muffinator on 3/19/2011, 7:56 am

Dixie, I didn't pick them, they were just randomly in the envelope. It was a pleasant surprise for me.

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Re: Did anyone get their free tomato seeds yet?

Post  quiltbea on 3/19/2011, 11:41 am

dixie,
There were other pages about free seed besides the tomatoes. You have to look for them. They had random seeds where they choose for you but mostly flowers, also. When you find it, send for another free group of seeds with another envelope. I got mine over a month ago and then found the tomato choice page later.

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