Arkansas man planted mysterious seeds received in the mail: the result was unexpected
An Arkansas man who received one of the mysterious seed packages sent to thousands of US residents planted them in his yard and said the result was unexpected. Writes about it New York Post.
“We planted the seeds just to see what happens,” said Boonville resident Doyle Crenchon.
The plant has produced large white bouquets of orange flowers that resemble pumpkin flowers.
“Every two weeks I gave them garden fertilizers and they just started to grow like crazy,” Crenchon said.
The man planted the seeds before USDA officials issued a warning to recipients not to plant them.
“The problem comes from the invasive pest aspect: these seeds can lead to invasive weeds, invasive insect pests or plant diseases,” said Scott Bray of the Arkansas Department of Agriculture.
US residents in all 50 states reported receiving strange, unsolicited parcels of seeds.
A handful of seeds arrive in small, sealed clear plastic bags and are packed in standard size light gray or beige envelopes.
“The package said the package was from China, and the outside said 'ear cuffs,' and we thought it was a little weird,” admitted Crenchon.
It is unclear who is behind the packages, but US agriculture officials said they believed the seeds could be part of a "scam" where people receive goods they never ordered and then the sender posts a fake customer review on their behalf with aim to increase sales.
US agriculture officials are urging recipients to keep the seeds sealed and call them so they can collect them.
As ForumDaily wrote earlier:
- Officials in several states said residents were receiving unsolicited parcels of seeds in the mail. What to do if they were sent to you read in our material.
- Agriculture Department representatives identified several types of seedsthat were mailed to the Americans.
stdClass Object ([term_id] => 12 [name] => In the US [taxonomy] => category [slug] => novosti-ssha)In the U.S.
stdClass Object ([term_id] => 1309 [name] => package [taxonomy] => post_tag [slug] => posylka)посылка
stdClass Object ([term_id] => 13667 [name] => mail [taxonomy] => post_tag [slug] => pochta)mail
Read also on ForumDaily:
Let's face the crisis together and support each other
Thank you for staying with us and trusting! Over the past 5 years, we have received a lot of grateful feedback from readers, whom our materials have helped to arrange life after moving to the USA. We have big plans, we don't want to stop or slow down the pace of work. Even now…
The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected our income, and in order to stay afloat, we have to ask YOU for support. We will be grateful for any amount and will make every effort to continue to publish news and a lot of useful information just as quickly.
Thank you for being with us!
Always yours, ForumDaily! WomanForumDaily, NewYork, ForumDaily!
Security of contributions is guaranteed by the use of the highly secure Stripe system.
Do you want more important and interesting news about life in the USA and immigration to America? Subscribe to our page in Facebook. Choose the "Display Priority" option and read us first. And don't forget to subscribe to ForumDaily Woman and ForumDaily New York - there you will find a lot of interesting and positive information.