The problem, Madam Tallpines, is that it indeed is a good thread but monstrously long. Even if someone takes the time to wade through the first 2 pages, there are still 3 to go. As a result of its restoration to the first page on this forum, I received 3 requests for seeds yesterday! OK, so a waiting line has begun. If something happens between now and when the next offer comes along, and I lose those 3 addresses, those gardeners may not end up getting anything. Then I go from being a hero to a cad. Not a good thing for my reputation!
There was one thing which came to light yesterday due to this thread's revival. In the deepest part of Florida, the time to start tomatoes would be November-December. My Garden Web tomato offer begins in the fall here and thus those Florida gardeners receive their seed at the proper time. I may include HT in that offer but strictly for the extreme southern growers. Since the cost of postage is borne 100% by me, with special thanks to the Social Security Administration, I don't think that it would be fair if I were asked to be so generous twice in the same season. I have no way of knowing what the Jung's trial packet for 2005 will be until January. Availability to me may not be until mid-February. Were they something really desired by someone whom I had already included in the GW tomato seed offer, that would put everyone between a rock and a hard spot. It would be a free offer, with no strings attached, but costing me twice as much. I'd be in a tight spot if someone also asked for the second offer since I'd have already sent seeds to that person. Gardeners would be in a bind since they may really want something in the second offer but won't ask out of politeness and fairness. And if I asked for postage to cover the second request, then it isn't free!
Anyway, I'm not going to worry about crossing that river until I get there. No bridge there yet but it's under construction!