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Toronto, Ontario Canada
Lorne
May 10, 2020 4:50 AM CST
Hello,
I am writing to ask about purchasing seeds for gardening for my mother. She is in her mid 80's and is at high risk. She has been isolating for months now. But for Mother's Day, I thought to by her seeds that she can use to start a balcony garden. It is safe to by seeds (i.e. would the virus be carried on seeds/growing vegetables and flowers)?
Any guidance would be appreciated.
Thank you
Sincerely,
Lorne Opler
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Christine
May 10, 2020 5:19 AM CST
Welcome! I believe it's safe to buy seeds, if it were me and I'm 70, I'd rather have plants that are easier to take care of, rather than the hard work of starting seeds, that's just my opinion, other members will post their thoughts.
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BigBill
May 10, 2020 5:38 AM CST
Yes. I feel that the seeds are safe. I too think that plants make a little more sense then seeds. Growing seeds takes more care, more involvement in the beginning but can be very rewarding. I'll leave the decision up to you. If you think that she can handle it, then go for it.
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Lorne
May 10, 2020 5:39 AM CST
Christine! Thank you so much for the quick response! Much appreciated....that is very kind of you. Thank you for your thoughts. I agree that seeds are likely safe. Speaking of which...do stay safe and enjoy gardening, as therapeutic for the mind as it is for the body. Smiling
Sincerely,
Lorne Opler
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Lorne
May 10, 2020 5:40 AM CST
Hi Bill, Thanks kindly for your reply! I am grateful for your feedback as well. Mom loves to garden, so your advice is most helpful! Smiling
Stay safe and thanks again.
regards
Lorne
Name: Big Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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BigBill
May 10, 2020 5:43 AM CST
Good luck with that project.
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