Join Tomato Lovers & Participate in the Ukrainian Tribute Growout!
The Ukrainian Tribute Growout is a great opportunity for tomato lovers to get their hands on some unique and delicious varieties. The deadline for sending in seeds was October 15th, but there are still plenty of ways to get involved. Here's what you need to know about the project.
First, make sure your seeds are dry before sending them in. You should also label each packet with the variety name, date, and a brief description (e.g. 5-7 oz Orange, mid season). It's easiest to create a Word document that duplicates the details of each packet and then print it out and slip it into each pack. Additionally, include a self-addressed stamped envelope so you can receive different seeds back from the organizer.
Participants were asked to send in at least five packets of seeds, though many sent more than that. This way, the organizer could ensure everyone received at least five different Ukrainian varieties. All envelopes have now been posted and should arrive around Thanksgiving time.
If you missed the deadline or didn't have any Ukrainian varieties to send in, don't worry - there are still other ways to get involved! For example, someone recently went online and ordered some Greek Elephant Gigantes beans for growout. They came with some free seeds too! So even if you're late to the tribute, there are still opportunities to participate.
Overall, this has been an exciting project for tomato lovers everywhere! We hope that everyone who participated enjoys growing out these unique varieties and sharing them with others.We also hope that the Ukrainian Tribute Growout will become an annual event, so keep your eyes peeled for next year's deadline.
Finally, don't forget to share photos of your plants and harvests on social media with the hashtag #ukrainetributegrowout! This way we can all see each other's progress and celebrate our successes together. Good luck everyone - let's make this tribute a success!
What should I do to prepare my seeds for the Ukrainian tomato varieties swap?
Make sure your seeds are dry and make multiple packets of at least 5 seeds. Label packets with variety name, date, and brief description. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) in your package to me so I can send different seeds back to you. Put 2 stamps on a standard legal sized envelope. PM me with your name and the varieties you are sending.
What is the deadline for sending the Ukrainian tomato varieties?
The deadline for sending the Ukrainian tomato varieties is October 15th. Seeds must be received in Denver by this date.
How many packets should I make?
It is hard to answer, but make a reasonable amount of packets that will ensure each participant receives at least 5 different Ukrainian varieties.
Is there any way to participate if I missed the boat?
Yes, Shawn got a pass as he always rocks out on these things. Heide reported that all Ukraine Tribute envelopes were posted and they will hopefully be in mailboxes around Thanksgiving. You can also take a chance and order some Greek Elephant Gigantes beans online for growout.
Are there any free seeds included when ordering Greek Elephant Gigantes beans online?
Yes, there are some free seeds included when ordering Greek Elephant Gigantes beans online.