Classifieds and Group Buys forum: I just ordered some big pkts of lettuce seed (and one endive) - want a few grams

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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Jun 21, 2013 10:57 PM CST
I just ordered some one-ounce pkts of lettuce seed (and one endive and a dwarf Bok Choy).

Would anyone want a little of this or that, somewhat above my cost, plus pay the postage from me to you? I would ask that you pay by PalPal if at all possible.

The pro-rated cost, including the S&H I've already paid, would be 20 to 35 cents per gram for most of them ... one gram is around 800 lettuce seeds.

So, as usual, the cost will be almost entirely for postage.

I only got a little of the 'Matina Sweet' butterhead, so I'll only offer a a few 1/4 teaspoon, approx half-gram pkts (around 400 seeds each). This one is "pricy" - 80 cents per 1/4 tsp

The one ounce pkts, I would sell pkts around one gram each, say 1/2 teaspoon.
Probably a limit of two grams per type per person.

I'm dividing with measuring spoons, so the weights will be approximate

I think postage for a bubble mailer is now $2.07 for the first 3 ounces
Call it $2.50 for your postage with the cost of mailer.

This is done a little hastily, so I should double-check before we say "done deal".

Lettuce seeds:

Buttercrunch - - - - - - - 20 cents / gram
May Queen Lettuce - - - 20 cents /gram (butterhead for Early SPRING. light green w' pink blush)
Tom Thumb Lettuce - - - 20 cents /gram (mini-butterhead)
Valmaine Lettuce - - - - - 30 cents / gram (big romaine, very heat tolerant)

Merveille des Quatre Saisons Lettuce - - 80 cents per gram, will split to ½ gram (buttercrunch)
- - Early spring, Bolts easily. Bronze-red tips & tightly-packed light green base or heart.
- - Head is 12-16" wide. Thin, crisp, tender leaves, fine flavor. Pre-1885 French heirloom,

'Matina Sweet' - - 80 cents per half-gram, (Butterhead, heat tolerant, small qty)

non-Lettuce seeds:

Batavian Full Heart - - - - - - - 20 cents / gram - - (Endive / Escarole sl bitter in chicory family)
Extra Dwarf Pak Choy OP - - 35 cents / gram (250-350 seeds per gram)
Mizuna Green OP - - - - - - - -20 cents / gram
Territorial 'Chinese Snow Pea' - PE627 - - $1.50 per ounce - maybe around 90-125 peas / ounce. 1/2 ounce OK, ballpark 50 peas.
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Jun 21, 2013 10:58 PM CST

Since I'll be sending you a mailer anyway, there are some things I would toss in for a few people if they're interested. Some other things, I would want to trade for.

(I have a link to my Have Lists in my signature block, plus my ATP "Plant Lists"

Freebies:

If anyone wants some cover crop seeds, or "cat grass", I bought some pounds of those, so I can toss them in until the bubble mailer gets up to 2.5 ounces or 2.75 ounces.

- OATS = Cat Grass = Avena sativa
- Fred Meyers Hard Red Spring Wheat - "Berries" Triticum aestivum
- Fall Rye Cover Crop - several years old. (?limited qty?)
- Soil Builder Cover Crop Mix - Snohomish WA Co-op, 82-88% germn Sept 2012
- - - - 50% Rye Grain
- - - - 20% Austrian Winter Peas
- - - - 10% Dutch White Clover
- - - - 10% Buckwheat

(I can also throw in some odd seeds that I have a lot of, like these

collected rom my garden:
- Pacific Giant Delpinium and
- white Alyssum,
- maybe a little Dianthus/Sweet William.

commercial:
- Spigariello Liscia = Broccolo Spigariello = Brassica oleracea var. 'Spigariello' (free)
- - - - - - gailan, tatsoi, komatsuna, Yu Choi Sum small qty free

- Carrots (trade for, or small qty free)
- Radishes (trade for, or small qty free)
- OP 'Tyfon' Holland Greens (trade for, or very small qty free)
- - - - many kinds of Bok Choy and Chinese cabbage, Michihli & Napa (Trade for)

Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Jun 21, 2013 11:01 PM CST
What is the etiquette of offering to sell things for acorns? Is that gauche? Is there any accepted "exchange rate"?

I would certainly "sell" small quantities of the seeds themselves for acorns, but not necessarily the $2.50 postage
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Jun 22, 2013 6:59 PM CST

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I personally value acorns at about 10 acorns to the dollar. That's how I arrived at the ATP shirt price: $12.50 or 125 acorns. That has worked out pretty well. So raffle tickets (5 acorns) cost what I would consider to be 50 cents.

Rick, I'd love some of your lettuce and can paypal you whatever you think is appropriate. We grow a lot of lettuce in the fall but don't have any seed yet so if I got some from you I'd be all set.
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Jun 23, 2013 1:49 AM CST
Cool! Sure thing. Is one gram enough? Any favorites?

I finally figured out that I could get pretty close to one gram if I picked the right size measuring spoon, and then used a little scale to figure out "heaping" or "scant".

>> can paypal you whatever you think is appropriate.
Rolling on the floor laughing

Just keep doing what you're doing!

Between DG, Cubits and ATP, I'm in your debt by a whole big lot. How much pleasure have I gotten from those three sites? Put aside the measuring spoons and start counting the cubic yards.

Besides, so many people have sent me seeds gratis that it's a pleasure to return the favor, forward.

PLUS the Tee shirt for acorns! Really nice quality, but the way. Thank you!

If I don't still have your address at work, I'll TreeMail to ask for it. It will be a little while yet because the Baker Creek order hasn't arrived yet. They have some great deals on 'bulk' seed! But you have to look under "Vegetables, Bulk".

Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jun 24, 2013 1:56 PM CST

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Thanks Rick, I'll send you a tree-mail. Smiling
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Jun 24, 2013 5:23 PM CST
Great.

Cute kid! I bet you hear that a lot.

Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Jun 24, 2013 5:44 PM CST

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I do. Smiling

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