Shipping Restrictions

Countries and US states each have their own restrictions on what plants we can send.  We do our best to know and follow the rules, but the ultimate responsibility rests with you to understand your local laws.

International Restrictions

We no longer ship seeds outside the United States.  This isn’t because I don’t like you or don’t think that the rest of the world is important.  If it were up to me, I would happily share seeds with anyone, anywhere.  It is because there are too many phytosanitary rules to keep track of and I don’t want to make a mistake that brings you trouble.  People still obviously find ways to order from outside the country.  Keep in mind that the risk hasn’t ended when your seeds make it through customs.  You can get in trouble later on if it turns out that you have imported seeds that carry a disease that is not endemic in your country.  That could be expensive and unpleasant and I would prefer to spare you that experience.

State Restrictions

Some states have restrictions on import of plant materials, as listed below.  If you live in one of these states, your order may be stopped and inspected and potentially confiscated if the inspectors don’t like the condition of the materials.  Usually the inspectors will contact us if there is a problem, but if they contact you first, please contact us.  We guarantee the condition our products, so we will be happy to work with state inspectors to resolve any problems.

We cannot ship the following products to the states or provinces indicated.  Because our software does not allow ordering restrictions by state, we will cancel and refund these items if you order them with a shipping address in a restricted state.

For states with agricultural inspections, we add a label to the outside of the package that lists the contents by species.

Alaska: Potato tubers (seeds OK)

California: Onion bulbs

Florida: Potato tubers (seeds OK)

Hawaii: Sea kale and related Crambe species

Idaho: Onion bulbs and potato tubers (seeds OK)

Maine: Potato tubers (seeds OK)

Montana: Potato tubers (seeds OK)

Puerto Rico: No roots/tubers/vegetative material (seeds only)