The July 28 Morning Ag Clips reports: “USDA urges anyone who receives an unsolicited package of seeds to immediately contact their state plant regulatory official or APHIS State plant health director. Please hold onto the seeds and packaging, including the mailing label, until someone from your state department of agriculture or APHIS contacts you with further instructions. Do not plant seeds from unknown origins.”
Here’s a link to the full story on what to do if you receive such a packet…
NPR’s August 2 Morning Edition spoke with Darci Portie of Iowa, La., who received the mystery seeds.
In an update since the interview, NPR reported that the USDA says some of the packages have seeds for mint, sage, hibiscus, roses and cabbages. But they still say do not plant them.