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trigonus II

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PostSubject: Seed envelopes???   Seed envelopes??? EmptyTue Mar 20, 2012 8:29 pm

I was wondering where you can get those little wax paper seed envelopes?

Anyone know? Or have any they might want to sell, looking for about twenty or so I guess.

Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Seed envelopes???   Seed envelopes??? EmptyTue Mar 20, 2012 8:48 pm

No idea, I just use the little zip lock bags that are 3cm x 3cm. I got them on eBay, 100 for $1
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PostSubject: Re: Seed envelopes???   Seed envelopes??? EmptyTue Mar 20, 2012 9:03 pm

Hi trigonis II i will send you some spares with the seeds. I got them from a friend i bought 1000 @ $70 i think from memory and he bought them from overseas. They are called glassine envelopes i will try to find out for you. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Seed envelopes???   Seed envelopes??? EmptyTue Mar 20, 2012 10:19 pm

Those are handy for posting seeds IXOXI, but for storing seeds it is actually better to let the seeds get a little bit of air otherwise they end up suffocating. I have plenty of those zip lock bags.

Thanks cactuscook, that would be great if you could send some along. Hmm I will have a look into these glassine envelopes. Thanks for that.
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PostSubject: Re: Seed envelopes???   Seed envelopes??? EmptyTue Mar 20, 2012 10:29 pm

Ahhh, ok. I thought they would do better dry, so that they wouldn't get moldy or anything. Well, I rarely keep seeds for more then a couple of weeks anyhow, unless they are ones that need a cooling off time before planting.
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PostSubject: Re: Seed envelopes???   Seed envelopes??? EmptyTue Mar 20, 2012 11:16 pm

I found a new source thanks to my friend here is a link. Hope it works and hope it helps. I have not bought from this source yet but will soon.
http://www.bedwynstamps.com/500-glassine-envelopes-45mmx60mm20mm-flap-acid-free-and-safe-for-protecting-and-storing-11-p.asp
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PostSubject: Re: Seed envelopes???   Seed envelopes??? EmptyThu Mar 22, 2012 2:07 pm

Cool thanks CC.

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PostSubject: Re: Seed envelopes???   Seed envelopes??? EmptyMon Mar 26, 2012 5:39 pm

Thanks for that. They look a bit cheaper than the ones you first mentioned.
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PostSubject: Re: Seed envelopes???   Seed envelopes??? EmptyMon Mar 26, 2012 6:33 pm

If money is a real issue, you could always try storing them in a pharmaceutical fold. Doesn't cost anthing and you can make them out of almost any sheet of paper.
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PostSubject: Re: Seed envelopes???   Seed envelopes??? EmptyMon Mar 26, 2012 6:39 pm

If my memory is correct the first ones i got were the around the same price but postage was a killer around $30 from the UK. This is the best price we have come across so far. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Seed envelopes???   Seed envelopes??? EmptyWed Mar 28, 2012 10:13 pm

There's a place in Blacktown, NSW that has sells glassine envelopes. All they do is stamps and coins. I buy pocketed protective plastic sheets that fit a 3 ring binder from them.
The website is:
http://www.prospectstampsandcoins.com.au/
I have no idea on the prices for the envelopes, but I know I have seen them there.
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