DnD's ALL SEEDS SWAP (Int'l): Seed Discussion

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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
May 13, 2016 7:48 AM CST
This is where you can post your questions to other members about their seeds. [More information about this thread will be posted closer to registration date and/or seed swap start time - please check back later.]
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Frogs and Toads Garden Procrastinator Cottage Gardener Birds
Annuals Hummingbirder Region: Indiana Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies
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jimard8
Jul 12, 2016 2:15 PM CST
For this season I thought I would do the seeds offered this way
Thumb of 2016-07-12/jimard8/2fb757

Wax Paper inside a plastic reusable , with a photo and info glued to the back of the photo

For now I hoping a few more seeds get done
That and that they all grow
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
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
Jul 12, 2016 3:26 PM CST
It is nice to get photos of blooms or fruits.

For me, that only seemed practical when I was packing dozens of packets with just one kind of seed.

I see your system supports onesie-twosie batches. Cool!

Do you have your own color printer? I use the ones at work, and they have one color LASER printer which is really nice.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 12, 2016 7:28 PM CST
jimard8 said: For this season I thought I would do the seeds offered this way
Thumb of 2016-07-12/jimard8/2fb757

Wax Paper inside a plastic reusable , with a photo and info glued to the back of the photo

For now I hoping a few more seeds get done
That and that they all grow


I love that. I'd hoped to do pictures last swap, but it was so time consuming and I was already out of ink, to boot. I think you might inspire me to do it this time, though.
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Frogs and Toads Garden Procrastinator Cottage Gardener Birds
Annuals Hummingbirder Region: Indiana Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies
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jimard8
Jul 12, 2016 9:55 PM CST
Makes it easier to do seed package sorting also , I seal the photo and use them on straws for garden markers ,

Rick Some of them I will do four or five of (realizing the limit is 3 of any one type ) But one two I get asked for more of
I may offer your Tiny Tim Tomato gift to me from last time ,
I am germination testing leeks Fleabane White , Pink and blue ,
A few others ,
As my list is few so far , even as it stands I may have to withdraw a few , But Mustards , Kale , possibly a pink wild radish ,
some more than plenty of , Am trying for at least 30 seeds a package , some are 2 or 3 hundred Smiling
Thumb of 2016-07-13/jimard8/fc172d A possible

A wild pink radish probably
Thumb of 2016-07-13/jimard8/0da7bd

Rick , yes , a color printer , owned by my neice , HoweverPaid for the ink cartridges the past few times ,

In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
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Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Hybridizer Peonies Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Organic Gardener
Composter Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
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bxncbx
Jul 20, 2016 1:38 PM CST
Id love to do pics but I know I won't have time. I still have to reorganize my swap list and that takes a ton of time on my phone. Then for the daylily crosses I have to do photo montages for each cross for the list. Again, on my phone. I really need to write a list of which crosses have the best chance of having ripe seeds for the swap. No point in doing all the montages for seeds still on the plant!
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 20, 2016 5:18 PM CST
Yeah, don't count your eggs before they hatch... Nor your seeds before they crack...
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 24, 2016 7:52 AM CST
I was just dead-heading my daisies this morning and decided to keep a few on their to get seeds from in the upcoming weeks. Any interest in white shasta daisies?

For what it's worth, I just looked up shasta daisies and found out that we have a great article on cultivating shasta daisies in our database:
http://garden.org/learn/articles/view/2044/

Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Frogs and Toads Garden Procrastinator Cottage Gardener Birds
Annuals Hummingbirder Region: Indiana Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies
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jimard8
Jul 24, 2016 9:02 PM CST
I have the white Daisy , but would consider growing more , nice early long bloomer here
I have a few I am about to collect and or try to add to my list
I have 12 or so there not activated ,
Blue Ballon flower I am waiting on also
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Hybridizer Peonies Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Organic Gardener
Composter Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
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bxncbx
Jul 24, 2016 10:12 PM CST
Id love some Shasta daisies! I always plan to plant more perennials than I do. How tall do they get?
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 25, 2016 5:41 AM CST
Jim - if you have space, they are great to grow, as I'm sure you well know. I have two large clumps of them and hubby didn't realize one of the clumps was my daisies, he thought it was some sort of out of control weed Hilarious! , so he weed whacked it and it STILL put out a large show of flowers (though with shorter stems). Hardy flowers, they are. Great for bringing indoors and putting in the center of the table to enjoy looking at over dinner.

Elena - I would say mine get to about 2' tall...sans weed-whacking, that is Hilarious! (see comment to Jim). I highly recommend trying them, especially if you find yourself lamenting having so many daylilies and not enough flowers. (I don't always cut ours, though, and sometimes just enjoy them growing outside so I deadhead them in order to produce the second flush of flowers they will give you.) As Jim mentioned, they have a really nice, long bloom period.
Name: Val
Near Boston, MA (Zone 6a)
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vma4922
Jul 26, 2016 7:39 AM CST
DnD, please sign me up! I missed last year's swaps due to time limitations on my part, so looking forward to this year! THANKS For hosting!
Do I just let you know here I want to register or do I have to do something "special"? Just let me know!
Off to start organizing some seeds to trade :)

Val
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 26, 2016 8:51 AM CST
Val ( @vma4922 ) , sorry we missed you last time around, but it's great to have you this time!! You'll need to sign up, but it's really easy. Here is the place to do so: http://garden.org/apps/swap//

Just select "DnD's ALL SEEDS SWAP (Int'l)" and I think there's a button that says "Join This Swap". I don't remember offhand because I've been in the swap awhile ( Rolling my eyes. ) and don't recall what the join button said, but it should be fairly straight-forward once you get there.

If you have any questions getting set up, let me/us know! There are a number of seed swap veterans in this group to help you.


Edited to add: I wanted to ask you, what's your avatar? It's gorgeous! Is that an iris?...
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Name: Val
Near Boston, MA (Zone 6a)
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vma4922
Jul 26, 2016 1:22 PM CST
THANKS, DnD, I totally missed that before...but signed up now! LOL
I had already started listing seeds after the last swaps, so I'm in the process of updating/listing more. Home sick today, so good time to do this.

My avatar is a Japanese Iris, Lion King, a gift from a friend, and my first blooms of Japanese Iris in my garden this year...I think this might start a new addiction :)
Thanks for the compliment. I so enjoy seeing what's growing in everyone's gardens.
Looking forward to chatting and come Sept...scooping up some seeds :)

Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 26, 2016 8:04 PM CST
Sorry to hear that you're sick. Sad That's crummy. But, like you said, it's a good time to update seed lists! I'm so busy *creating* seeds right now, I haven't had time to make my list yet.

I love the iris and it's name! Lion King brings back memories of the original movie...good movie. It's been awhile though. Do you have many irises yet? It's a new addiction of mine, too. I had an iris from a 2015 plant swap that bloomed this spring and I was smitten by it and had to have more irises, so I bought enough to fill two garden beds. Rolling my eyes. That's a garden bed more than I devoted to my seedlings!...so I might have to make it right and purchase a few more raised beds to start some more seedlings in the next few weeks. Good luck trying to cure your 'iris virus' (addiction). If you end up purchasing more, I'd love to know what you get! (I've purchased from Mid-America and T's Garden and Things so far)
Name: Val
Near Boston, MA (Zone 6a)
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vma4922
Jul 27, 2016 1:31 PM CST
Hi DND (and all!)

My new love is Japanese and Siberian Iris, but I am in love with all TOO many flowers (perennials!) I have been working on a backyard project for 3 yrs and surprisingly I have filled much of my garden space in that short time! I have a few more japanese and siberian iris I traded for last year (small starts) and they have grown, but have not bloomed. Lost some over the winter.I have a bunch of "regular" iris. I love them when they bloom, but I think I need to incorporate them in with my other beds so I dont have a large non-blooming space in the "iris garden".

I love the photos with the seed trades, but have not gotten to the point I can coordinate that.
Have a great day, everyone,and stay cool!
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Frogs and Toads Garden Procrastinator Cottage Gardener Birds
Annuals Hummingbirder Region: Indiana Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies
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jimard8
Jul 27, 2016 7:56 PM CST
I go at that photos and all a few minutes at a time , what gets done , gets done ,
I will try to offer a few more offers of what I have up and listed , No where near last year but all new seeds ,,
I was hoping for iris seeds to be done only I don't think their going to make it ,
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
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
Jul 28, 2016 12:12 PM CST
I've started browsing online for early-year-end-sales. Not great pickings so far.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 28, 2016 5:08 PM CST
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Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Frogs and Toads Garden Procrastinator Cottage Gardener Birds
Annuals Hummingbirder Region: Indiana Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies
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jimard8
Jul 31, 2016 1:41 PM CST
I was considering wether or not to get the Stella d'Oro seeds and offer them ,, same as DnD last year , Not much interest in the seeds anymore ,
I am browsing to see what might be available ,
Some possibles ..
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure

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