Seeds forum: Will you be doing any seed swaps?

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 26, 2012 8:36 AM CST
Or should we just ask for/offer specific seeds here? Or not? Green Grin!

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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Jan 26, 2012 11:00 AM CST
The need for phytosanitary certificates restricts us from trading across the border.
I participate in local swaps and the NARGS swap. The NARGS people take care of the phytosanitary certificates for their swaps.
I think some other gardening and horticultural groups do something similar.

That said---I would encourage you to get people swapping seeds.
This is the only way that some of the old heirloom varieties will continue to exist.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 26, 2012 11:12 AM CST
I agree Caroline ... that's one reason I asked. Lovey dubby
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jan 26, 2012 2:25 PM CST

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I don't think anyone has a swap organized, but there's no reason why you couldn't. And you can feel free to post here for specific haves/wants. And of course, there's always the Trading Forum.
http://garden.org/forums/view/trading/

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 26, 2012 2:55 PM CST
Just thought I'd check to see if anything is in the works. I've posted a couple of places and did check the trading forum, but so far have only heard the sound of crickets chirping there. Green Grin!

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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jan 26, 2012 3:03 PM CST

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Feel free to post away, Tee.

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 26, 2012 3:04 PM CST
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jan 26, 2012 3:29 PM CST

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I agree. Seed and plant trading through the mail is a cornerstone of my own gardening. There is a lot of trading going on between the members here, it just often occurs in private conversation. I have plans to create tools to help us connect with each other in a more easy manner!
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 26, 2012 3:33 PM CST
That will be most welcome. I've traded some things here on ATP, but it would be good to be able to connect more easily in the right places.
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jan 26, 2012 4:04 PM CST
I was thinking more along the lines of a seed robin/round robin ... so I will revisit this later. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Jan 31, 2012 6:49 PM CST
I listed a bunch of Asian Brassicas and herbs that I have available to swap or for postage. The "Asian Seed Swap" link in my sig block will jump there (a thread in Cubits).

For one-to-one trades, I also listed my two "Have" lists in my sig block, but they are somewhat messy at the moment.

I've started threads a few times in the ATP Group Buy / Classified forum, and the Trading forum, about a coop seed buy, or splitting large packets, but I agree: chirping crickets don't trade many seeds.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 1, 2012 4:14 AM CST
Thanks, Rick. I'm not on Cubits so I'll check out your links. Green Grin!
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Name: Sally
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Sossman
Feb 1, 2012 2:36 PM CST
If anyone wants to send me a sase, I would be willing to send some of the following seeds:

Moonflower Vine
Royal Poinciana Tree
Powder Puff Tree
Japanese Morningglory
Red Cardinal Flower Vine
White Texas Star Hibiscus
Double Purple Devil's Trumpet

Most of these I have gotten about 90% germination on the seeds in the past.

I have limited quantities of some of the seeds, so just send me Tree Mail and I will let you know how much of what I have available. Smiling
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 2, 2012 5:05 AM CST
I am searching for the following (purchase or trade):

Mirabilis jalapa 'Broken Colors'
Mirabilis jalapa 'Stars and Stripes'
Mirabilis jalapa 'Limelight Rose'
Mirabilis jalapa 'Marrakesh'

Also looking for some seeds for 'Monkey A$$' tomatoes. (No offense meant ... that's what they are called.)

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I have the following for a trade:

Giant Fuschia Mirabilis jalapa (4 ft+)
Gomphrena globosa 'Little Purple Buddy'
Asclepias currasavica
Mesclun
'Kentucky Wonder' pole beans
Purple Hyacinth Bean Vine (Lablab purpureus)
'Oriental Red' perennial Poppy
'Russell Hybrid' perennial Lupine (mixed colors)
'Summer Pastels' perennial Yarrow
Tennessee Coneflower (Echinacea tennesseensis)





The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Feb 2, 2012 5:13 AM CST

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sorry can't help you.. I used up all my four o'clock seeds last year.. a 4 ft one.. cool!!!
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 2, 2012 5:17 AM CST
I have found a few places to order some of them but it's one kind here and one kind there ... nobody has a variety all together in one place. Thanks though. Smiling
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Shannon
Feb 2, 2012 9:45 AM CST
Hi Tee... I have some assorted 4 O'Clock seeds I can send you if you want them. There are
broken color's ,Yellows & white in the mix..Send me a email with your addy if you want them Thumbs up
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 2, 2012 9:57 AM CST
Thanks ... sending you TreeMail. Thumbs up
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Name: Charleen
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Ridesredmule
Feb 2, 2012 12:53 PM CST
My husband wants some Annie Oakley okra seed. Anyone got any???
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Feb 2, 2012 1:27 PM CST

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no .. what a fun name

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