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Old 07-12-2007, 11:10 AM   #21
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there are all kinds of problems with sending plants, seeds, foodstuffs not shrink wrapped etc. California and several other states have veyr strick laws to prevent pest infestation whichi could wipe out their ag areas. Just enter Calif from Arizona or Nevada...looks like a border crossing. Bugs etc can "hibernate" in seeds etc. The UP of Michigan wants no untreated wood products brought in because of the bore beetle etc.

So we're talking about a few select items which can safely be packed and sent.
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Old 07-12-2007, 11:28 AM   #22
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thanks jmed, but we're starting to pick our own zukes every day now, and will be for weeks.

robo, you can always hop on the turnpike if you want any arrugula.

come to bucky's "pick-your-own" lettuces!
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Old 07-12-2007, 11:41 AM   #23
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[quote=AllenOK]That's what I was thinking.

Actually, I believe ALL poppies produce opiates of varying strength.

Really?! It shows up in tests?
That explains why the people in the bakery looked at me funny when I went to ask for 4 lbs of poppy seeds the first time.
They know now what I use that for. I took a piece of the pastry in for them to try.
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Old 07-12-2007, 11:44 AM   #24
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[quote=. California and several other states have veyr strick laws to prevent pest infestation whichi could wipe out their ag areas. [/quote]

Could that be the reason why I can't get currants, gooseberries, elderberries among other things in CA?
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Old 07-12-2007, 11:58 AM   #25
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As to the poppy thing...I believe it is the pink poppy and the red one that are the opium poppies. And yes, they all produce a certain amount that will show on a drug screen. Did you see that Mythbusters episode? Loved it.

mitmondol, you can send some of that poppyseed pastry my way. I love it!
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Old 07-12-2007, 12:26 PM   #26
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LEFSE, I love this idea and my only comment would be that we need to exchange our addresses via PM and not on the boards for obvious reasons. I think we should also use our best judgement in trusting the folks we send to. (Witness the Apron fiasco as a lesson to us all)
I can make this thread sticky for you if you like so folks can see what is being offered or make a request and then from there the PM's can fly with addresses etc, but otherwise I don't think DC will be involved in that transaction. Would you like me to do that for you?
And I am so in for the seed thing. I will even offer some Himalayan Blue Poppy seeds once my seed pods are ripe. I have a beauty. (OK, its not edible, but I'm really proud of it anyway. LOL)
Yes, a "sticky" [whatever that is] would be a good thing I think. << I am sooo not in the know regarding online verbiage . And when I have exchanged addresses, I've done it with much trepidation too. Only goes into PM's and even then, you never really do know unless you've got verification from someone who knows that person. So far, I've been lucky.
The person in DC that I'm closest to did the apron so I thought I'd do it too. Could have been fun to get it, sign it, then send it on. I don't know about the fiasco there, I never heard anything. I did decided against doing the apron due to feeling unsure if I should send out my address to everyone on the planet, as most on the planet, come into these bulletin boards. If there's a link for the apron fiasco, please send it to me. Clueless in Vancouver here.
My day lillies, well, Mary's day lillies, are yellow, anyone care to share other colors and I'll send you yellow ones?
I love poppy seeds and living by the California poppy preserve, you'd think we could get the seeds easily. We can, but I have two words for you on that subject... PRICE+Y.........I would love your Himalayan's sound wonderful.
Anyone need or want Lavender seeds, I have 4 finds in my front yard?
Question: the cilantro growing season is very small, can you plant them by seeds again when your plants dies after about 4 weeks, or is the season gone for the year by then?
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Here is my blue poppy. Do you know if there is any prohibition about sending seeds in the mail? And yes, Alberta and Wisconsin have very similar growing seasons jmediger, send me your address via PM and when the seed pod is mature I'll mail you some seeds. A warning though, they are TOUGH to get started.

OH MY LORD! I will now NOT be sending a picture of my California orange poppy's. They pale in comparison. Si

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I once lived in the land of no tomatoes--Ely Minnesota. An Indiana friend mailed me a big box of tomatoes. The postmaster asked me, please, don't do that again. (They were more than a little juicy by the time they got to me.)
Simply gorgeous Alix!


My cousins live in Newfolden Minnesota. They grow wonderful rhuebard and raspberries, which I can't grow in California but my strawberries are gorgeous and they can't grow them there at all.


Since today, I'm in Vancouver BC, I am wondering if I should attempt to go to a nursury and see what's available there for planting, seedwise, I mean.
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sorry about this particular post. I didn't want to keep responding and have every new post be mine. We serve poppy seed rolls and yes, employees have turned up positive in drup tests. Also positive eating the Saviognione {SP?} salad dressing. No joke. My BIL many years ago, downed a little square can of nutmeg, ingested the whole tin. Major hallucinations, who knew?
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Old 07-12-2007, 01:11 PM   #27
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Lefse, I'll take some lavendar seeds please! I keep killing mine and I just love it.
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Old 07-12-2007, 01:14 PM   #28
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you love killing lavendar?
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EEK! Its the grammar police!
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As to the poppy thing...I believe it is the pink poppy and the red one that are the opium poppies. And yes, they all produce a certain amount that will show on a drug screen. Did you see that Mythbusters episode? Loved it. ]

Dang, I could get in trouble then! Love poppy seeds..

[mitmondol, you can send some of that poppyseed pastry my way. I love it!
Which one? I make different ones.
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