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December 30th 2020

Important Changes to Our 2021 Seed Sale

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Here on the farm, the team and I are back after a restful holiday break and are busy getting everything ready for our big seed launch on January 5. The ladies have been hard at work packing seed, taking inventory, filling up our seed racks, and getting all of our mailing supplies prepared. We’ve also spent a great deal of time mapping out exactly how we will fulfill the many thousands of orders that we’ll be receiving in January, while providing the safest work environment possible for our family and team.

In years past we’ve welcomed a big, temporary “launch team” to help fulfill orders as quickly as possible during our busiest times. But this year that’s not an option, and our small but mighty team is going to have to manage this incredible feat alone. 

So I wanted to share some important updates so that you know what to expect as we head into our busiest time of the year.

Unlike previous years, we will NOT be releasing all of our inventory at once. This will allow our team enough time to keep up with the volume of orders and also hopefully help everyone get the seed varieties that they want. Please note: If a variety has a “Coming Soon” tag, we will be restocking it, and the best way to know when it’s back in stock is to use the “Email When Available” feature above the product description. 

Orders will take longer to process. With a smaller crew and the extended safety measures that we’ve put in place, orders will inevitably take longer to process. So if you need your seeds quickly, you may want to order from another source. 

Expect shipping delays. In addition to longer order processing times, the U.S. Postal Service has been experiencing increased shipping delays—two to three times longer than normal.

New international restrictions. At this time we can only ship seeds to Canada, Australia (50 packet limit), and the United States. Unfortunately, because of export restrictions beyond our control, we are unable to ship seeds to other countries. Be sure to check out our new resource, Floret’s Favorite Specialty Seed Sources, for a list of companies both here in the States and abroad.

I realize that these changes and delays may be inconvenient, and I so appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this unusual time.

18 Comments

  1. Jac on

    Maybe please don’t sell mega orders to flower farms so the rest of us home gardeners get a chance to buy some of that beauty. It’s home gardens that are going to allow more people to see more of your blooms and make the world a more beautiful place, one garden at a time.

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  2. Jill A Trueblood on

    I am new to Floret thanks to Discovery+ and more inspired than I have ever been. I can’t til spring to order some sweet pea seeds, and many others. Thank you for giving me something to look forward to.~Jill Trueblood. Terre Haute, Indiana.

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  3. Shari on

    Loving the feeling of spring and sunshine filling the air! I will be starting my planters this next week, running a little behind due to greenhouse is being redone. So excited for that! My garden is small but full of love and effort. I have been doing a mix of flowers and vegetables for the last three years and I still feel like a beginner to the sport of gardening. I have about 40 Dahlias that I have been putting in and loving them and there beauty. For now I use them for myself and give them away when I have extras. I have been so excited to be apart of all of this flower fun! Thanks again!!!

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  4. Lisa Sandler on

    love your products seen on garden answer
    looking forward to seeing the results of seeds.
    Lisa

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  5. Carolyn Kelly on

    I have the same question as Rita Jan 7th. If we order as items become available can they be combined so as not to have multiple shipping charges? Thanks so much. Stay well.
    Carolyn

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  6. Muriel Spitler on

    I await my email concerning my flower seeds, and book I’m anxious to read. All will be worth waiting for. Take care of yourselves and thank you for all your hard work to supply us with your wonderful seeds, education, and books to keep us inspired .
    Hope Springs Eternal, Especially In A Garden.

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  7. Mike from Baltimore on

    We are so happy to have found your site and to have the opportunity to purchase these beautiful flower seeds. We love dahlias and appreciated your free workshop last fall. We garden at home and City Farms in Baltimore and flowers add so much joy to our lives and our pollinators appreciate them as well. We also joined Discovery+ and enjoyed watching your show on Magnolia Network. Looking forward to a great growing season and adding Floret seed sales to our yearly traditions. I received our shipment notification and can’t wait to receive our first order!

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  8. Rita Hollingsworth on

    Thank you for keeping yourself, family and staff safe……I appreciate all that you do to get your wonderful product to us……so my only question is how will shipping charges be handled if we cannot get things shipped altogether ?….no hurry with an answer….cheers and take care..Rita

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  9. Faith on

    Hope you all are able to get enough rest… Don’t want you to be worn out and then come down with anything…. Praying you all stay Happy and Well…. Here’s to 2021…

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  10. Edna Ruth on

    You have got to be kidding me. You are supposed to the be queen of pretty pictures and marketing. Maybe you need fewer ladies and more women. But, in any case, no one is sowing their flower seeds in January or even February so taking the orders with an appropriate ship date of 1-3 months later would have made more sense. Your competitors certainly know this.

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  11. Jan Byorkman on

    Hi: Your site says you are all sold out of dahlias. Is it because your inventory has not come in, that you are really sold out of dahlias?

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  12. alice m rojas on

    Hello, i have a question, so if we have to order more than once, do we have to pay shipping each time the seeds are available?

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  13. Betty Blakeslee on

    “If a variety has a “Coming Soon” tag, we will be restocking it, and the best way to know when it’s back in stock is to use the “Email When Available” feature above the product description.”

    I’m wanting to order ranunculus, which has recently said sold out, not coming soon.
    I did sign up to be notified when available.
    Will you be selling (salmon) ranunculus this season?

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  14. Tracey on

    Thanks for keeping safety first. Take care of yourselves and good luck tomorrow and in the days ahead!

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  15. Carolyn Kelly on

    I have this concern as well since I will be at work that day. I would love to have my daughter order for me

    Thanks
    Carolyn Kelly

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  16. Mary Shelton on

    Thank you all for your hard work getting ready for this most anticipated seed launch! I have grown accustomed to count down bar to be set for PST time, is this the case for this year as well? We all know we have to have our clocks set right if we intend to get in on the beauty. CHEERS!

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  17. Harriet Comer on

    I have a Doctor’s appointment in Atlanta on Tuesday, the 5th. I will have to get a friend to place my order.

    Can she use my account? What number should I give her to order? I would appreciate any help

    to make this easy for her and me. Thank you

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