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vinetou80

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1450 on: July 10, 2018, 06:18:46 PM »
Hello Bartek i'm also from Poland :)

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1451 on: July 11, 2018, 11:14:41 AM »
Hi, 

Joining from Pasadena, CA.  New to plants in general, learning more and more everyday.

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1452 on: July 13, 2018, 11:34:27 AM »
Hello everyone myself Pankaj Kumar Meena. I am a student and at present pursuing M.Sc. Fruit Science. I am from India.

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« Reply #1453 on: July 17, 2018, 10:25:15 AM »
good morning all,

i have been reading this forum for several months now and have been overwhelmed with the amount of knowledge that this resource provides. my sincere thanks to all for such a wonderful source of information.
i was prompted to register after the recent outage and cookie monster's post saying that funds would be required to update the database.  count me in for whatever contribution may be required.
my background is that i was born in the chicago area and moved to st. thomas in the mid 70's.  i recently retired after irma & maria mash up my office and am in the process of replanting after losing many of my plants to irma, maria and deer.  : >)
i lost duncan, glenn, keitt, valencia pride mangoes, pollack & lula avocados, arkin carambolla.
so far i've begun to replant the mangoes with duncan and venus  (i have a ndm that survived) and am trying to decide on 3 or 4 other varieties.  avocados are currently pollack, lula and oro negro.
i have pineapples (varieties unknown), bananas (what are locally called ''figs'' but i have no idea what the cultivar is), surinam cherry, mexican thornless, seedless lime, washington navel orange, genip (spanish lime), cinnamon, bay rum and guavaberry.
again, thanks to all for the resource.

all the best,
mike

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« Reply #1454 on: July 17, 2018, 12:28:36 PM »
Hello everyone! I am very happy to be a member of this forum! If it goes to me I love tropical fruits not only because of their taste, but growing them is really fascinating for me. I started my adventure with gardening a few years ago, but growing exotic plants became my new passion a few weeks ago. Hope that I will found some useful information here! :)

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« Reply #1455 on: July 27, 2018, 04:57:42 AM »
Dear Members,

This is an introduction post, although many of you may already know me, or know about my existence.
Together with Nimfa, my wife, we created SeedPirates in August of 2017 to spread tropical seeds from around the globe internationally. In this project it is usually me, who process, package and send seeds. I also develop our IT infrastructure to manage our orders to provide our buyers a good and reliable experience, you can enjoy the convenience of our website and mobile app [links below] also developed by me.
We travel around the world to catch good seasons and find rare fruits. We strive to improve our cleaning packaging methods to improve the success rate of our deliveries.

You can find our available seeds on our website:
http://www.seedpirates.org/availableseeds
Here you can also find a gallery of the fruits we found since the beginning of this project, and you can register and order seeds.

We have an iOS app to give you an even better experience of ordering seeds:
App Store link

Our future plan is to grow the platform to Android in the near future and develop Push Notifications so you can ask for notification on certain types of seeds instantly and conveniently.

Thanks,
Zoli

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« Reply #1456 on: July 31, 2018, 06:55:26 PM »
Hi Everyone,

I'm joining from Los Angeles.  Glad I found this forum. I am learning so much from everyone.  As of right now, my interests are in Avocados.  I just moved into a new place so I have a new backyard space to play with.

Best,
Nancy

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1457 on: August 08, 2018, 05:48:15 PM »
Hey all,

New here, although I've been quietly reading the forum for a while.
Originally I'm from The Netherlands, but I'm living in Poland right now. Both have cold winters, which meant container growing. But next month we are moving to Spain. Where we have bought some rural land. It has a lot of old olive trees, a few pines, carobs, an almond tree, a fig, blackberry bushes and the regular regional herbs like rosemary, thyme and cistus.

The climate there is a lot warmer and probably good enough for growing some of the more hardy tropicals:
- 2700 hours of sun per year
- 550 mm of rain with a dry period in summer
- Average maximum temperatures between 16-30 degrees Celsius (61-86 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Average minimum temperatures between 8-20 degrees Celsius (47-68 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Yearly extremes range from 0-41 degrees Celsius (34-106 degrees Fahrenheit)
- 400 chill hours (0-7 degrees Celsius) per year

So I'm hoping to learn about new things that can grow in the region, which varieties are best, where to get seeds or plants and of course to get to know some people with similar interests  :)

Priyanka

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« Reply #1458 on: August 11, 2018, 03:46:12 AM »
Hi, everyone. I am Priyanka from Canada (zones 5-6a). I love gardening, especially growing tropical flowers, vegetables, herbs and of course, tropical fruit. I live in a high rise in the big city but that doesn't stop me from growing different things or at least, trying to grow them. I am definitely what you could call a "zone pusher". I grow some native plants but tropicals are what I LOVE because I was born in a tropical country (and raised in Canada)! I am here to learn new things, grow as a gardener, as well share my own experiences with everyone and maybe even be of help to others! 😊

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1459 on: August 14, 2018, 11:19:09 PM »
Hi,
I am a plant LOVER. Despite living in Canada (albeit Vancouver, a warmer area of the country), i like (attempting) to grow tropical fruits both inside and outside. Everything from figs to lychee to pomegranates etc. Professionally, I run a landscaping business and work with plants for a living. So this hobby is really just an extension of my work. That being said, I always love learning new things and am willing to help others as well.
Cheers.

zoli.seedpirates

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Re: Introduce Yourself
« Reply #1460 on: August 19, 2018, 12:45:19 AM »
In recent events I was accused by another forum member by a couple of things.

He says I swap seeds and than people get different seeds then what they pay for.
In his case i had to swap two kinds of seeds out of 8 because of the nature of his order (it had to be posted on the same day with EMS, to ensure that the rest of his seeds arrive to inspection unsprouted)
Normally I always communicate if i don't have something available, and we find a solution together with the buyer. In his case and in the situation we were in this was unfortunately not an option.

He also accused me of cancelling his order based on the wording that he found on the tracking page of the package.
"24 Jul 2018, 04:27:00 PM   Export cancellation Item disposed off according to sender's instruction."
Obviously the package was not cancelled destroyed due to my instructions. It would be suspicious and very counter-productive from me to call the customs and ask them to destroy my package (if such thing is even possible). They did it on their own unfortunately.

I am sorry for your losses Paul.
I keep on working hard to provide everyone with great seeds and great customer service.

Bush2Beach

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« Reply #1461 on: August 22, 2018, 12:41:37 PM »
Some customer's are a pain in the ass and unreasonable/rational. Sight them from afar and and don't take the money, not worth it. A ton of questions and changes when you have clearly stated what your offering can be an indicator of this sometimes.
Either way , this is the Newbie Intro page , better to defend your situation on your sell thread.
And Welcome to all!  8)

In recent events I was accused by another forum member by a couple of things.

He says I swap seeds and than people get different seeds then what they pay for.
In his case i had to swap two kinds of seeds out of 8 because of the nature of his order (it had to be posted on the same day with EMS, to ensure that the rest of his seeds arrive to inspection unsprouted)
Normally I always communicate if i don't have something available, and we find a solution together with the buyer. In his case and in the situation we were in this was unfortunately not an option.

He also accused me of cancelling his order based on the wording that he found on the tracking page of the package.
"24 Jul 2018, 04:27:00 PM   Export cancellation Item disposed off according to sender's instruction."
Obviously the package was not cancelled destroyed due to my instructions. It would be suspicious and very counter-productive from me to call the customs and ask them to destroy my package (if such thing is even possible). They did it on their own unfortunately.

I am sorry for your losses Paul.
I keep on working hard to provide everyone with great seeds and great customer service.

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« Reply #1462 on: August 23, 2018, 09:34:06 AM »
Hello, everyone. My name is Hui Chuan. I live in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. This city is the largest city in Southwest China. I have an organic vegetable farm and an organic orchard. I like traveling, photography, delicious food, tea ceremony, cooking, planting all kinds of plants. I like making friends. If you want to know me, please leave a message for me.

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« Reply #1463 on: September 01, 2018, 07:49:20 PM »
MAN v Fruit and I am from San Diego, I grow wide varieties of rare figs, Garcinia, Eugenia , Passion Fruit and Jaboticabas.

if you like to see pictures of some of my collections, feel free to like my page, I appreciate all the likes and support :-)

https://www.facebook.com/manvfruit/




 

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