Pumpkin Shepherd
Sep 10, 2017

GVGO Membership Packs

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Edited: Sep 10, 2017

I'll be putting together the GVGO membership packs again this year. I hope everyone enjoyed them and put them to good use this season. Remember to take along some seeds you didn't use to the upcoming weigh offs to give away to people that might be interested in giving them a try. Since the weigh off season is here it also means that seed harvesting is soon to follow. We really need more of the "other" giants like Long Gourds, Tomatoes, Watermelon, Field Pumpkin, Green Squash, as well as the "other other" giants like carrots, beets, cabbage, rutabaga, cucumber, and others. So once you get the seeds harvested, dried properly, and labelled (individually is preferred but bulk seeds will be packaged as time permits) please send them to me;


John Nieuwenhoff

37 Stewarttown Road

Georgetown Ontario L7G 4S5


Last year, one package from a grower never arrived, out of 35 packages, although Canada Post says it was delivered (we have security cameras so were able to determine that it never was delivered). Unfortunately these were likely the best seeds that would have been in your seed pack, but they never did show up anywhere. If you are sending top of the line, irreplaceable, best in show seeds, feel free to send them "signature required" just to be on the safe side.

I plan on putting together the packages the same way as last year, and it went as follows; Everyone that sent in seeds was given pretty much a complete set of everything that was sent in (except their own). After that, I started filling the seed packs weekly as I got an update on memberships paid. So the earlier you paid your membership, the better selection you got in your seed pack. That being said, last year the selection was great so everyone got a great pack but if you are paying your membership in March instead of January there may be a few seeds that we have run out of by then. Good Luck at the weigh offs, and may all your fruit be big and full of seeds!

Phil & Jane Hunt - GVGO
Oct 10, 2017

Last year the GVGO sent out a little over 200 membership seed packages. These packages were filled with a great selection of seeds. We expect membership to remain the same for 2018, so that means John & his team will be doing up that many GVGO seed packs again this winter. Thanks John.

I know some growers will say that their seeds aren't good enough for the seed packs, but that isn't the case. We can use all donated seeds. Jane & I hope to be able to package & donate over 200+ seeds from each of our pumpkins, squash, watermelons & tomatoes to make sure everyone in the club gets a seed from each one.

Remember to make sure the seeds have dried completely before mailing them in. If not, they become moldy & not worth putting in the membership seed packages.

We appreciate any amount of seeds you can donate, even if it's only 25, 50, 100 or more.


Thanks in advance,

Jane & Phil



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