The ATP Beta "First Swap" Swap: Trading is finished!

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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
Nov 28, 2015 6:30 PM CST

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As scheduled, trading is now over and it's time to send your seeds in. You should have all gotten a system message with a link to your send sheet, which included all your instructions on what to do. If anyone has questions about the process, please ask them here.

And in case anyone is wondering, here are the stats from our swap:

832 unique items offered.
1,382 dibs claimed.
3,774 tickets unspent. Smiling I'm taking that as a good sign, meaning everyone got everything they wanted.
Average trading ratio: 138%
Median trading ratio: 227%
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Nov 28, 2015 6:53 PM CST
I have everything sorted, packed, and the box is ready to be mailed hopefully Monday.

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Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Spiders! Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants I helped beta test the first seed swap
Region: Nebraska Keeper of Poultry Rabbit Keeper Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 2
Chillybean
Nov 28, 2015 6:59 PM CST
Here all were sorted and put in bags, but still have the other things to do. If the predicted weather holds, it may be Wednesday before we can get to the post office, but that should be plenty of time.

The printout worked nicely. That is handy. Big Grin
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped beta test the first seed swap Region: United States of America Region: Michigan
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Weedwhacker
Nov 28, 2015 7:30 PM CST
The "send sheet" is great! I made my own list, but this leaves no room for second guessing about missing something. I just have a very few things to add to the envelopes from the last couple of days and should be mailing my box out on Monday.

This has been a very easy way to participate in a group swap, in my opinion! @Dave, I hope we'll be seeing some info from you soon regarding the details of hosting a swap Smiling Thumbs up
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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
Nov 28, 2015 7:41 PM CST

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Weedwhacker said:I hope we'll be seeing some info from you soon regarding the details of hosting a swap Smiling Thumbs up


What kinds of details are you looking for, specifically?
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
Nov 28, 2015 7:42 PM CST

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Horntoad said:I have everything sorted, packed, and the box is ready to be mailed hopefully Monday


Remember, when you ship it, don't forget to go to the send sheet and mark it as sent, so the host can keep up with who has reported sending it in.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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chelle
Nov 28, 2015 7:56 PM CST
Fantastic send sheet, Dave!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

Thank you ever so much! I tip my hat to you.

Time was even more limited than I thought it might be for me during this swap, but finishing out will be a breeze. Thumbs up Big Grin

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Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
Life began in a garden.
I helped beta test the first seed swap Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Salvias Hummingbirder
Hostas Cottage Gardener Annuals Echinacea Container Gardener Dahlias
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duane456
Nov 29, 2015 10:05 AM CST
Thank you, Dave, for all your time and effort. I'm predicting this will be a great feature for ATP. Thumbs up Thank You!
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped beta test the first seed swap Region: United States of America Region: Michigan
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Weedwhacker
Nov 29, 2015 12:34 PM CST
I agree

And a lot of fun to be in on the initial test run!
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Name: Dee Moore
Arroyo Grande, CA (Zone 9a)
Seed Starter Winter Sowing Garden Photography Greenhouse Container Gardener Region: California
Cactus and Succulents Annuals Garden Art Butterflies Seller of Garden Stuff I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DomehomeDee
Nov 29, 2015 4:06 PM CST
Mine will go out tomorrow too.
Just a note to those of you who requested the "Red Scarlet" milkweed. I just had 4 six packs of them germinate in my unheated greenhouse! So if you have warm windowsill these will germinate without much effort.
Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Spiders! Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants I helped beta test the first seed swap
Region: Nebraska Keeper of Poultry Rabbit Keeper Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 2
Chillybean
Dec 1, 2015 7:15 PM CST
The predicted mess only lasted until yesterday, so was able to get out today. Smiling I got a new electric blanket, too. I'll be cozy tonight. Smiling
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Dec 1, 2015 8:12 PM CST
My package is ready to go. Yay!

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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Dec 1, 2015 8:32 PM CST
I got mine mailed today.
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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
Dec 1, 2015 8:41 PM CST

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75% of the participants have already indicated they've mailed it. Thumbs up
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
Dances with Dirt
Native Plants and Wildflowers Critters Allowed Garden Procrastinator Herbs Vegetable Grower Plant Identifier
Organic Gardener Keeps Goats Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Composter Houseplants
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gardengus
Dec 1, 2015 10:43 PM CST
Mine is ready to mail , going to town tomorrow Smiling
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Dec 2, 2015 2:15 PM CST
The tree crew was here most of the day today, so I won't be able to get to the PO until tomorrow.
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Newest Interest: Rock Gardens


Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped beta test the first seed swap Region: United States of America Region: Michigan
Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Birds Butterflies Dog Lover Cat Lover
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Weedwhacker
Dec 2, 2015 5:16 PM CST
Chelle -- the "tree crew" ?? Did you have bad storms there?
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Dec 2, 2015 5:36 PM CST
Sandy,

Nope. We just had them back out to take down the last dead ash tree. Last year when they were here one of the guys thought it just might live, so they thinned out the scaffolding and left it. It never leafed out this spring so it was time for it to go. Thank goodness, they're all done now! Seven dead 80' tall trees makes for a lot of work!
Cottage Gardening

Newest Interest: Rock Gardens


Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped beta test the first seed swap Region: United States of America Region: Michigan
Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Birds Butterflies Dog Lover Cat Lover
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Weedwhacker
Dec 2, 2015 9:52 PM CST
Well -- good that it wasn't storms that took them out... but, on another disaster front, Emerald Ash Borer? Or did they just die of old age? 80' tall seems like some pretty big trees!

You can always use that ash wood to make baskets in your spare time, Chelle! Big Grin
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Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Birds Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Winter Sowing Herbs
Critters Allowed Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
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wildflowers
Dec 3, 2015 8:02 AM CST
We're doing the same right now, Chelle, mostly oaks and hickories that didn't survive the drought, we think.

Hmmm... just wondering if there is something I should be doing with my seed list, while dormant should I mark them grey again?
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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