Charity Seed Giveaway

After going through my stash of seeds this morning, I have far more seeds than I can hope to grow next year. Inspired by Beryl’s excellent ‘Seeds for Samaritans’ last year, I’d like to offer out some of these seeds in return for a donation to Thrive. Thrive is a UK based charity which aims to transform peoples lives through the use of social and therapeutic horticulture. They do some fantastic work all around the country and are well worth supporting.

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Most of the varieties on offer are on the more unusual side and the seeds have been saved by myself in the past year. So, for each variety here are the number of seeds per packet and number of packets available:

Pumpkin – Winter Luxury Pie (5 Seeds per Packet / 2 Packets)

Winter Squash – Dishpan Cushaw (5 Seeds per Packet / All Gone!)

Courgette – Tondo di Piacenza  (5 Seeds per Packet / All Gone!)

Courgette – Striato di Napoli (4 Seeds per Packet / All Gone!)

Achocha – Fat Baby (6 Seeds per Packet / 3 Packets)

Tomatillo – Green (5 Seeds per Packet / 3 Packets)

Sweetcorn – Special Swiss (8 Seeds per Packet / 1 Packet)

Cherry Tomato – Galina (5 Seeds per Packet / All Gone!)

Pepper – King of the North (5 Seeds per Packet / All Gone!)

Drying Bean – Hutterite Soup (8 Seeds per Packet / All Gone!)

Drying Bean – Ojo de Tigre (8 Seeds per Packet / All Gone!)

Drying Bean – Hidatsa Red (8 Seeds per Packet / All Gone!)

If you want to take part, then here’s what you need to do:

  • Leave a comment on this post with which seeds you would like, up to a maximum of three packets per person and no more than one of each variety per person.
  • Seeds will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and can only be requested through comments.
  • I will then confirm that the requested seeds are still available and contact you for a postal address. Seeds will be sent out 2nd class to UK residents only and I will cover all the costs of postage.
  • Once you have received the seeds, I’d be grateful if you made a donation to Thrive which can be done through their online donations page. It’s entirely up to you how much you choose to donate.
  • I don’t need any proof that you have donated, I’m just going to trust that this giveaway won’t be taken advantage of.
  • All of the seed is in good condition and the self saved seed should be true but I can’t provide any guarantees of germination.

Please get in touch if anything is not clear or you have any questions. It’s exciting to share some of my favourite varieties with you and hopefully raise some money for a worthy cause at the same time.

 

 

36 Comments Add yours

  1. Vicki Emmett says:

    Fabulous idea and very generous of you 🙂 can I please have the tomatillo, sweet corn and winter squash?

    Thanks, Vicki

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    1. Yes, you certainly can. Email me your postal address to modernvegplot@gmail.com or DM me it on Twitter @modernvegplot.

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  2. Robert Ramsay says:

    1 pumpkin
    1 winter squash
    1 cherry Tom

    If any are left thanks

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    1. Yes, they’re still left. Email me your postal address to modernvegplot@gmail.com or DM me it on Twitter @modernvegplot.

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  3. Great idea. Yes please! Dishpan cushaw and ojo de Tigre if available, thanks.

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    1. The Dishpan Cushaw has disappeared fast I’m afraid, I’ve still got Ojo de Tigre though. Email me your postal address to modernvegplot@gmail.com or DM me it on Twitter @modernvegplot.

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  4. Shelagh Seddon says:

    Hi, as requested please may I have tomato ‘Galina’, pepper ‘King of the North and pumpkin seed please. Many thanks

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    1. Certainly, send me your address to modernvegplot@gmail.com or DM me it to @modernvegplot.

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  5. Will says:

    Hi, please could I have courgette striato di Napoli, achocha and sweet corn special Swiss? Many thanks, Will @lymmallotment

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    1. Certainly, send me your address to modernvegplot@gmail.com or DM me it to @modernvegplot.

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  6. Susan Robertson says:

    Could I have Tomatillo and Hutterite soup beans please. Thank you

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    1. Certainly, send me your address to modernvegplot@gmail.com or DM me it to @modernvegplot.

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  7. ryansb90 says:

    Could I have a pack of Hidatsa Red please? My aim this year is to grow more beans for drying. Great idea and a good cause. Thanks, Ryan.

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    1. Certainly, send me your address to modernvegplot@gmail.com or DM me it to @modernvegplot.

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  8. What a great initiative!
    If possible can I have Achocha and Drying Beans – Ojo de Tigre and Hidatsa Red, please?
    Thank you, Sasha.

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    1. Certainly, send me your address to modernvegplot@gmail.com or DM me it to @modernvegplot.

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  9. Sarah Denby says:

    How wonderful! Tomatilo and pumpkin if possible king of the North. Thanks Sarah

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    1. Certainly, send me your address to modernvegplot@gmail.com or DM it to @modernvegplot.

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  10. Stuart butler says:

    One of each courgette varity and a cherry tomato if available please

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    1. Certainly, send me your address to modernvegplot@gmail.com or DM it to @modernvegplot.

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  11. All the seeds sound interesting so any 3 for me please

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    1. Certainly, I’ll send you a lucky dip selection! Send me your address to modernvegplot@gmail.com or DM it to @modernvegplot.

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  12. Any of these interesting seeds for me please, if you have any left!
    I’ll make a donation anyway, thank you for your generosity to this charity.
    Many thanks
    Dot

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  13. emmaofyoung says:

    Hello hello, what a fabulous idea! If they are still available I would love the tomatillo, achocha and courgette (striato) thank you 🙂

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    1. I’m afraid that the last of the Striato di Napoli seeds have gone. I can send you Tomatillo, Achocha and Tondo di Piacenza if you wish. Send me your address to modernvegplot@gmail.com or DM it to @modernvegplot.

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  14. Manda says:

    I’d love the last ojo de tigre beans please, I’ve been looking for them a long while.

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  15. stripedcatty says:

    Please may I have the last Ojo de Tigre please. I’ve been looking for them for a long while. Thanks Manda

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    1. Certainly, send me your address to modernvegplot@gmail.com or DM it to @modernvegplot. I’m assuming that you’re the same Manda as the previous comment, but please let me know if you’re not!

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  16. Hello Modern Veg Plot

    This is so kind of you, and Thrive are a fantastic charity. Our Community Plot at Whetstone Stray Allotments would love any selection of 3, except tomatoes as there is a recurring blight problem on site.

    Many thanks in advance – we have a blog and twitter so we will keep you updated on our progress.

    Best wishes and Happy New Year

    Brigid at the Community Plot
    Whetstone Stray Alloltments

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    1. Certainly, I’ll send you a lucky dip selection! Send me your address to modernvegplot@gmail.com or DM it to @modernvegplot.

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  17. Neil says:

    Could I please have the Tomatillo and Hutterite Soup beans please. Love this and will donate 🙂

    Many thanks

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    1. Certainly, send me your address to modernvegplot@gmail.com or DM me it to @modernvegplot.

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  18. Peter says:

    This is a great idea! If any are left, I’d love a pack of each of the drying beans.
    Many thanks,
    Peter

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    1. Sure, I’ve got your email as well so I’ll pop them in the post. I’m afraid that only the Hutterite Soup and Hidatsa Reb beans are left though.

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  19. sue Dunlop says:

    Hi, fabulous compassionate idea. I am trying new plants to grow, so please allocate me three packets of pumpkins or beans and I will give them a go.
    Sue

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    1. Certainly, send me your address to modernvegplot@gmail.com or DM me it to @modernvegplot.

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