DND's ALL SEEDS SWAP (Int'l) - #3: where to post what seeds you have

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Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
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Agoo
Oct 11, 2016 4:11 PM CST
Hello, this is my first swap since joining garden.org. where do we post the seeds we have for this swap? Or do we? Thanks, and please forgive my ignorance.
Happy Gardening :-)
Southeast OK (Zone 7b)
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KarenHolt
Oct 11, 2016 4:20 PM CST
Hi Agoo!

If you will go to the main section of this swap, look at the top left corner. There will be a link that says "Manage your own seed list". Click on that and it will open to a new page that has a link that says "Add a new item to your swap list". Click on that and then you will be able to list your first seed offering. If you need anything else, I'll stick around and help you out with any questions you have.
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
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jimard8
Oct 11, 2016 4:21 PM CST
« DND's ALL SEEDS SWAP (Int'l) - #3 When you go here , you should have a Manage your Swap List among the choices at the top of the page , Among the See all the offers for this swap Among others ,,

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edited to say ,,, oh well
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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
Oct 11, 2016 5:44 PM CST
It occurred to me it would be cool to have a YouTube video showing a simple version, and then a detailed version, of how to add things to "Your Plant List", then add them to "Your Swap List", then add them to a swap.

A series of screenshots would be almost as good, and I started doing that once or twice, but I seem to have lost any links to such posts.

But there are two basic paths: one is to just type names into your swap list and wind up with just common names. I think that's the easiest path.

The other path drags along all the info in our database including photos, and it assures that your items will be listed as near-to-alphabetical as any list of plants' common names can be.

The other path is:

1. find your plant in THE plant database.

2. From the plant database entry, "ADD TO YOUR PLANT LIST"
(Probably do this for all the seeds you want to trade.)

3. Now, from Your Plant List, hit the three-corned "recycle" symbol to add it to YOUR Swap List.

4. I think now you can edit the quantity, number of packets, and comments like color, year harvested, or vendor and year-packed-for. And the crucial "Ready to Trade" pull-down.

The "Quantity" field is not how many trade packets you HAVE, it means how many trade packets you are OFFERING in THIS particular swap. Let's say you enter the quantity "3".

5. The final step is easily missed. From SOME screen (? Manage Your Swap List?) , you have to scroll through "YOUR Swap List" and check the green check marks that DND spoke of. Once you check the green checkmark, "3" packets of that variety will become visible to other members of the swap, and they can start putting stars on it.

If you are in two swaps, you will have two columns of check marks. If you check both, then members of EACH swap will see that they have been offered "3" packets. If the variety is popular, you need to have SIX packets available, 3 for each swap you "checked".

BTW, when you offer more packets of a variety than are taken, you keep the extras.



Southeast OK (Zone 7b)
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KarenHolt
Oct 11, 2016 6:58 PM CST
Libby, I hope you don't mind but I went ahead and made a post with pics to help.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Oct 11, 2016 7:18 PM CST
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Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
Live Long & Prosper.
Agoo
Oct 12, 2016 9:55 AM CST
OK, I went and started adding seeds I have, I have only added a few as this is a process. But the problem is...... It still says I have no seeds listed, and I swear I did. I will work on it someore as time permits. Thank you all for the instructions Confused
Happy Gardening :-)
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
Oct 12, 2016 10:10 AM CST
Agoo When your at your swap list
Species choice
Number of seeds offered and so forth ,

You have to use the green button that says add (under all that at the bottom) , later an update choice will be there

The point being You have to wait a minute for the plant to be added , waiting for the page (happens automatically ) that says add another plant ,or return to your list
If you don't wait for the automatic update , the plant won't add ..
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
Southeast OK (Zone 7b)
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KarenHolt
Oct 12, 2016 11:19 AM CST
Hopefully this explains it all and why it doesn't show up.

The thread "How to add your seeds to the swap..." in DND's ALL SEEDS SWAP (Int'l) - #3
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
Oct 12, 2016 12:02 PM CST
Good luck, Colleen! (I realize you may not answer until you find time to play with it again.)

>> But the problem is...... It still says I have no seeds listed,

Which of these two lists has none listed? Or are both empty?

There are two closely-related lists, and I have to stumble around a little each time I go back to it.

There is "YOUR Plant List", which you can get to from your profile:

in your profile, click on "There are XX plants in Agoo's plant list":
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viewing "YOUR Plant List":
Thumb of 2016-10-12/RickCorey/395b15

(I always add to MY Plant List from the Plant Database, so other people can see what I "Have" or "Want", from the database. (These "Have" and "Want" categories are outside the swapping system, and do not mean you are offering them for trade in a seed swap.)
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Now, Your SWAP List is different, and you have to add items TO Your SWAP List. One way to do that is to click on the "triangle made of three blue arrows that look like a recycling icon" in "YOUR Plant List" (above).

Another way is to get into Your SWAP List and just manually type in names. If the website finds what you're typing and tries to auto-complete your entry, you might permit that since it will group "the database name" alphabetically near some other names for that variety.

Your SWAP List looks like this:

Thumb of 2016-10-12/RickCorey/f47e58

I usually get there by using the website menu
"Tools & Apps" |
Seed Swaps |
"DND's ALL SEEDS SWAP (Int'l) - #3" |
" Manage your own swap list"

To be seen by an individual swap, after adding them, you still need to mark them "Ready", and enter a # of packets offered, and also check the big green check mark.

Fortunately or unfortunately, once you find all the right buttons to click, it's so easy that it's hard to remember exactly how from one swap to the next.

My only problem is FINDING items in my swap list after adding a few pages. Since common names are all overt the map, alphabetization doesn't help as much as you might think.

I like to go to the page "Access the full tradelist for this swap", then filter on "RickCorey". Then filter on a genus name.

THEN I can see what I have in my list.

Edited to add:

The THIRD related list is "THE Swap List" for the entire swap. That's what other swap members will see and pick from.

After you have them in YOUR Swap List, you still need to mark them "Ready", and enter a # of packets offered, and also check the big green check mark for a specific seed swap like DND's #3..


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