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Ideally, seeds should be allowed to fully dry on the plant before harvesting. If this is not possible,
cut the seed heads with a portion of the stem or stalk and store in paper bag to continue drying at
normal room temperature and humidity which is sufficient to complete the drying process.
o Seeds and bulbs must be clean and disease free.
o Package seeds 20-25 in paper envelopes (not plastic bags).
o Label envelopes with plant name, description and planting instructions,
o Package bulbs 3-7 in paper bags (no softies, please).
o Label each seed envelope and bag with plant name, description and planting instructions;
Include as much information as possible: perennial, annual, biennial; color; height and width;
bloomtime; full sun, part sun or shade.
o Participants deposit packaged seeds and bulbs at Show entrance and receive exchange ticket
for each seed packet* and 3 exchange tickets for each bulb package.
o No uncleaned or unpackaged seeds accepted day of Show.
* We reserve the right to limit quantities of donations as well as seeds/bulbs exchanged for tickets.
We accept up to 50 seed packets per donor in exchange for tickets.
Questions? Please send your name and phone number to John at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to these contributors whose participation helps to ensure the success of the
Seed & Bulb Exchange:
Department of Parks & Recreation Jake's Feed and Garden
Valparaiso, IN 326 S State Road 49
Four Seasons Landscaping Nursery
226 US Highway 6
Samuelson's Garden Center
295 State Road 2
Seed & Bulb Exchange Guidelines
Porter County Master Gardeners Association
Seed Gathering at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
enlarge seed packet pattern.
Janet Magnuson, past President of the Porter County
Master Gardeners Association, and her granddaughter
Victoria, clean and package seeds.
Dr. Judy Serwatka