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Free seeds with May issue

Postby thevegplotthickens » Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:44 pm

Hi

I've recently subscribed to the magazine and have only been receiving 1 packet of free seeds - for my new May issue I've received Salad Leaf Rocket. Since subscribing in Feb I've received no more than 5 seed packets. I'm a bit surprised as when I purchased the magazine at the shop there were many seeds packets with each other.

Is it different when you subscribe?

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Re: Free seeds with May issue

Postby Westi » Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:03 pm

Yes, probably due to the posting costs I suppose? I choose to buy in the news agent to support the High St but have heard this before & pleased I continue to buy, although as a subscriber I believe you get offers & discounts theatre just for subscribers & have a dedicated spot on the website.
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Re: Free seeds with May issue

Postby Clive. » Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:31 pm

With the last issue, recvd via post here, there were 3 seed packets, rocket, lettuce and radish enclosed .

edit, to add, that was with my June edition.

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Re: Free seeds with May issue

Postby Geoff » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:33 pm

Same 3 here - I think the previous month may have been basil, garlic chives and oregano.
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Re: Free seeds with May issue

Postby Shallot Man » Fri May 01, 2020 6:47 am

I subscribe to have it delivered by post. On average six packets in each issue. [ I must have blue eyes ] :wink:
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Re: Free seeds with May issue

Postby Colin2016 » Fri May 01, 2020 8:40 am

If you look on page 94 of the June issue it tell you what to expect next month.

I too had 3 packets seeds with June issue.
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Re: Free seeds with May issue

Postby Primrose » Fri May 01, 2020 10:11 am

I had Rocket, radish and "Marvel of four seasons" lettuce which is one I haven,t come across before.

Am running short of growing space so will be sowing the rocket in punnets.

The packets have been really useful with garden centres closed in the lockdown. I've managed to keep a couple of friends supplied with my spares.
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Re: Free seeds with May issue

Postby Shallot Man » Fri May 01, 2020 12:20 pm

On our site. All surplus seed's are put in a tin in the site shed. Help yourself basis.
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Re: Free seeds with May issue

Postby Monika » Fri May 01, 2020 3:14 pm

I had six seed packets with the latest issue (bought at the village shop), none of which I needed. So I put a notice on our village website and left them in the open porch for people to collect.
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Re: Free seeds with May issue

Postby Westi » Fri May 01, 2020 8:15 pm

At ours, all unwanted seeds used to go into the box on the table at lottie so people can grab what they need or can't get. Now stopped as there is always one or two that ruin it & don't buy a damn thing including the magazines & take the lot, even if duplications. I give mine to the shop as they grow lots of plants which they sell & also share with the little site on the estate nearby. This year my excess seeds have gone to the shop, the folk in the close, my nephew who has been allowed to grow on a neighbours huge patch in central London, (he's never grown a thing), but has a 90yr old neighbour who can't cope with it anymore so if he is successful a win/win for them both, some to work colleagues. I have also sown well more than I need so hopefully can provide a few veg to others as well, without grow space; on top of those I do already.
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Re: Free seeds with May issue

Postby Shallot Man » Sat May 02, 2020 7:55 am

Shallot Man wrote:I subscribe to have it delivered by post. On average six packets in each issue. [ I must have blue eyes ] :wink:


Op's. Wrong magazine. I share a magazine with a fellow plotholder. He with this one. Me with the other well known one. It is the other one that reguly includes up to six packets of seed. I put it down to senile decay. :roll: :roll:
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Re: Free seeds with May issue

Postby oldherbaceous » Sat May 02, 2020 10:48 am

Brilliant Shallot Man...I think we all have those momments... :)

I too got the 'marvel of four seasons', i'm sure these were handed out to their favourite suscibers... :wink: :)
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Re: Free seeds with May issue

Postby Monika » Sat May 02, 2020 6:47 pm

I am not a subscriber and don't have blue eyes, but I got six packets with KG this time! So there.
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Re: Free seeds with May issue

Postby Monika » Sat May 02, 2020 6:51 pm

I am not a subscriber and I don't have blue eyes, but I got six packets with the latest KG. So there.
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Re: Free seeds with May issue

Postby Westi » Sat May 02, 2020 9:39 pm

We're all special! Marvel of 4 Seasons is a right hardy little guy & I just about got the 4 seasons out of it but beaten by the slimy guys!
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