L. HUDSON, SEEDSMAN,
BOX 337, LA
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You can view the entire catalog on-line, and may e-mail us to obtain a free print copy of the 2020 catalog. Just send your NAME and STREET or P.O. BOX ADDRESS to us, and please tell us how you found this site.
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the amount of spam we get - spammers harvest e-mail addresses from websites, and
then send spam, or worse yet, forge our address and send spam using our address!
Please use "Catalog" as your subject line in the e-mail - otherwise it may be deleted by our spam-blocker.
PLEASE NOTE: If you put your name and address all on one line this can lead to confusion:
John Smith 1234 - 44th Street West Elmwood NE 55555
So is this guy on 44th Street West in Elmwood, or on 44th Street in West Elmwood? Please give us a break and send your address like this:
1234 - 44th Street West
Elmwood, NE 55555
PLEASE NOTE: We actually do need your STREET ADDRESS or P.O. BOX to send a catalog. The U.S. Postal Service still does not deliver print catalogs to e-mail addresses! (Those Luddites!) You wouldn't believe how many e-mails we get that just say, "Hi, send me your catalog!"
If you are in the US, Canada, or México, we will send you a free copy of our print catalog, and you may request seeds at your leisure. Outside the US, Canada and México, please use the on-line catalog for your first request, and we will send you a free copy with your request. Or, request a copy for US$5.00 - overseas postage is very expensive.
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NOTE: The "(at)" above should be typed
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amount of spam we get - spammers harvest e-mail addresses from websites, and
then send spam, or worse yet, forge our address and send spam using our address!
BEFORE YOU E-MAIL US, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT INFORMATION
We really do like to help people, BUT:
BECAUSE OF THE VOLUME OF E-MAIL RECEIVED IT IS PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE FOR US TO ANSWER THEM ALL. WE ASK YOUR HELP:
We receive thousands of e-mails, and the majority are asking questions that are already answered on our web-pages - "Do you carry such and such?" (If we have it, it is listed on the website! A site search engine is on every page.) - "Are the seeds I want to order in stock?" (We have a special "Out-of-Stock" page that is updated every few days, and every item that is out of stock has "Out of stock" right next to the price!) - "How do I sprout such-and-such?" - "How much is the cost per packet?" - "How much is postage and packing?" - "What is the total for my order?" (Please don't ask us to confirm in-stock status and send you a total for your order unless you are outside the US and Canada and are ordering bulk amounts so the postage is problematic! All prices are right on the website, and postage and packing charts, and this type of request really uses up scarce time resources.)
All of this information is already on the website. We spend many hours doing our best to have complete information that is easily found on our website, and we just ask that you take a few minutes to see if your question can be answered there before you e-mail us. We really, really do need to reduce the number of unnecessary e-mails that we receive. Plus you will get your answer in minutes, rather than days!
Please use the internet to answer your gardening questions, and join Dave's Garden - a wonderful site by and for gardeners, with thousands of members who can give you advice on many gardening questions.
If you do actually need to e-mail us, please note:
WE ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY DO NOT ANSWER ANY E-MAIL THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE YOUR FULL NAME AND MAILING ADDRESS!
Why? Because this information is often essential to giving you a useful answer.
Please remember that we are a seed bank, not a commercial seed company, and we do not have a large staff - we try to answer all e-mails, but sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day. We have pages giving full information on how to order on-line or by mail, postage and packing rates, etc. Many of your questions can be answered in a few minutes browsing our site, rather than waiting a day or two for us to answer an e-mail question.
"My garden is in (Colorado, Florida, Mongolia, Egypt). Will such-and-such grow well in my area?" Well, I've never gardened in Colorado, Florida, Mongolia, or Egypt, so this kind of question is difficult to answer. A local nurseryman who is familiar with local conditions would be a better person to ask. Support your local independent nurseryman!
And questions like "I've got (a rocky, south-facing slope at 6000 feet in the Cascades, a wet clay soil in Pennsylvania, a date-palm oasis in the Sahara). What should I grow here that will give lots of color with no care?" just aren't the kind of thing we can answer. Worse yet, "Will such-and-such grow in my area?" with no address given! I'm starting to pull my hair out...
"Is the flower white or cream?" "Is the flower crimson or vermilion?" "Is the scent sweet or like perfume?" "Does it have a good flavor?"—Somebody call the guys with the strait-jackets, because I'm headed over the edge! I really do like to help people when I can, but there are some things I just can't answer...
For sold-out items, we have a special page that lists them and is updated every few days: Out of Stock Please check here rather than e-mailing us your list asking for confirmation that everything is in stock. You will have your answer in moments, rather than days.
Please use an accurate subject line for your e-mail. E-mails with blank subject lines, or that just say "Hi", or "Inquiry" may be deleted by our ISP's spam-blocker, and we won't even get them! Many people don't seem to know that e-mails with the subject line "Hi" are usually spam!
PLEASE USE THE SEARCH ENGINE (found at the top of each seedlist page) before writing us to ask "Do you carry such-and-such?" This type of inquiry wastes valuable time resources - please actually check on the site before asking! It is easy, and saves time for everyone - you will get your answer in minutes, rather than days. If you still can't find what you are looking for, of course we are always glad to help out.
PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT CHECK E-MAIL EVERY DAY!
Please do not inquire as to whether we have shipped your request until at least 30 days after you mail it. Current backlog status - none. We can either fill requests promptly, or spend our time answering e-mails! Most people receive their requests 1 - 2 weeks after they send the request to us, depending on how far away you live and the speed of the mails, but this can be slower. In rare cases your letter can take 2 weeks to reach us, and another week or two for your request to reach you.
Outside of the U.S. parcels are frequently delayed in customs or agricultural inspection.
SORRY, NO TELEPHONE!
I HAVE NO BUSINESS OR PERSONAL TELEPHONE. Please do not call anyone named Hudson who is listed in the La Honda directory, as you will only disturb someone not connected with me. I do my web work off-site as we are off the grid.
"If your 'phone doesn't ring, its
SORRY, WE ARE NOT SET UP TO RECEIVE VISITORS.