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Post  SwampCatNana on 5/2/2012, 6:25 pm

Other countries. I would like to see if I can raise seeds from various parts of the world. So far I have 1 packet of seeds sent to me from a woman in Australia. It is a flower specific to her part of the world.
Are there any others out there who would be willing to send me a packet of seeds, maybe a flower specific to your part of the world?
I'd like to devote one 4 x 4 box to just these seeds.
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Post  UnderTheBlackWalnut on 5/2/2012, 6:56 pm

Hopefully some of the others on the forum can help. I am not sure if there are regulations about sending/receiving seeds from out of country or not??? But it's a cool idea.
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Post  RoOsTeR on 5/2/2012, 7:06 pm

There are some regulations and actually I think Australia is one of them with restrictions, as are most middle eastern countries if I'm not mistaken. I know there are some plants that are also considered evasive, noxious, and pests here and that should be a concern not only for here, but going to other countries as well.

These are for "plants" but it might be a starting point.
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/plant_exports/index.shtml

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/plant_imports/index.shtml

For whatever ehow is worth:
http://www.ehow.com/facts_5542362_legal-seed-other-countries-usa.html

Seed specific:
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/plant_imports/smalllots_seed.shtml
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/plants/plant_exports/faqs.shtml

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Post  SwampCatNana on 5/2/2012, 7:24 pm

I'm talking about packaged seeds like you buy at Walmart. Not seeds from your garden. I can understand that restriction.
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Post  givvmistamps on 5/2/2012, 7:27 pm

Do be careful about that. I don't know if you've ever visited the South, but think about what kudzu did...it was originally imported as what they thought was a great plant to hold soil in place on a steep hill, but it turned out to be perennial in the South and is now on the Noxious Weeds list. I know lots of people that have to battle the plant every year during the growing season...it grows at least a foot a day!
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