ECHO is frequently asked, by groups or individuals from North America, to suggest vegetable seeds to take with them on short trips overseas. Often the group is a “work team” that is being sent by a church. Someone with the group they are going to visit has asked them to bring vegetable seeds. Or perhaps the group has just decided that it would be a nice thing to do.

What's Inside:

  • Gardening Differs in the Tropics
  • Questions to Consider When Selecting Seeds
  • Recommendations for Selecting Seeds for Use Overseas
  • Pitfalls to Avoid and Some Positive Suggestions
  • Considerations Before Sending Free Seeds
  • Seed Sources

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TN #39 Introducing New Seeds Overseas

Dr. Martin Price, Revised by Larry Yoder

ECHO is frequently asked, by groups or individuals from North America, to suggest vegetable seeds to take with them on short trips overseas. Often the group is a “work team” that is being sent by a church. Someone with the group they are going to visit has asked them to bring vegetable seeds. Or perhaps the group has just decided that it would be a nice thing to do.