I thought I would post this in case you have not heard. Apparently in various places around the world people have received random seed packages in the mail, If you do receive something like this:
DO NOT plant them
DO NOT throw them in the trash
DO NOT flush them in the toilet.
Here is a Master Gardener’s notification. This is what you do if you receive one of these seed packages:
As many of you are aware, during the past few days, Unsolicited Packets of Seeds are being mailed to individuals in San Diego County. The San Diego County Ag Department is aware of this situation and has asked for our help in dealing with this concern. If you, or anyone you know receives one of these mailings, please following the following directive from the Ag Department.
If a customer calls with Mysterious seeds:
Ask them to take pictures of the shipping label and send them to the Pest Exclusion inbox: PHPP.AWM@sdcounty.ca.gov
Ask them to double bag the envelope
Ask them to drop them in the San Marcos (151 E. Carmel Street, San Marcos, CA 92078) or County Operations Complex (9325 Hazard Way, San Diego, CA 92123) sample drop box
If they can’t drop them off, please refer them to the Ag Department and ask them not to throw the seed away
The Ag Department will compile a list of addresses and forward them to USDA. The pickup will probably not happen until next week at the soonest.
Thank you in advance for your help. Take care and stay safe and healthy,
Master Gardener Program Coordinator and IPM & Environmental Issues Program Representative UCCE San Diego County
UCCE San Diego County
attn: Scott Parker
9335 Hazard Way, Suite #201
San Diego, CA 92123
University of California Cooperative Extension –
San Diego, 9335 Hazard Way, Suite 201, San Diego, CA 92123
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