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Jan 2, 2016 1:04 PM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Houseplants Organic Gardener I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Garden Ideas: Level 2
I'm so excited, guys! Tomorrow is the start time for everyone that has signed up, I believe; that is because midnight on January 4th is the evening of January 3rd for everyone in the US.

Start time: 7pm EST

I hope you're all as excited as me. If any of you have friends that might be interested in signing up, let them know they can still do so through the end of the swap trading period (registration allows sign-ups mid-swap) but it's better if they join today or early tomorrow for maximum benefit to everyone. Even if it stays this small, cozy group of people, it's already an amazing assortment of seeds!
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Jan 2, 2016 7:17 PM CST
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Annuals Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Garden Procrastinator Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Indiana
Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Dragonflies Cottage Gardener Butterflies Birds
I am drooling , Drooling
When trading starts , I have some in the Bags with names of the swappers from the want list ,,
I am jumping up and down making noises , shaking the house with the seeds . (no not really , I just like humor of the feeling ) Hilarious!
Blooms and Dinner make me feel really good ,, Hurray! I Suppose when I type like that ,is why some thought I was a female , Confused Blinking

Blooms and Dinner is an "It's All Good " Smiling
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
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Jan 2, 2016 7:37 PM CST
Southeast OK (Zone 7b)
I'm so ready. This is going to be fun. Jimard, I assumed you were a man. First time I didn't make an asset out of u and me. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Jan 2, 2016 8:20 PM CST
Highlands Ranch, Colorado (Zone 5b)
Colorado Zone 5
Container Gardener Herbs Plant and/or Seed Trader Vegetable Grower Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I'm so excited too!! The top three on my want list is pepper Trinidad Scorpio, basil..., and blooms dale spinach nodding my husband will enjoy the menu of peppers this coming summer...I have Carolina reaper and ghost peppers...
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Jan 2, 2016 8:30 PM CST
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Annuals Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Garden Procrastinator Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Indiana
Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Dragonflies Cottage Gardener Butterflies Birds
Littlecheryl There is not many seeds in the Mixed Basil baggies I have offered , but , they could be any of two Ruffles, Amethyst, purple . or opal .. I have no Idea now ,
My actual Amethyst Basil seeds I spaced , with that missing grocery bag of pods ,( I really have to quit doing that ) really ,, Smiling
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
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Jan 2, 2016 9:14 PM CST
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Annuals Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Garden Procrastinator Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Indiana
Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Dragonflies Cottage Gardener Butterflies Birds
Hey Karen , Tick , Tick , Tick, The minute hand moves sooo , soooo ,, Slow , Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
The asset thing ,, Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
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Jan 3, 2016 9:10 AM CST
Southeast OK (Zone 7b)
Lol. And it's getting slower and slower. Time doesn't fly when you're having fun. And yes, anticipation is killing me. Hilarious!
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Jan 3, 2016 10:41 AM CST
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Annuals Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Garden Procrastinator Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Indiana
Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Dragonflies Cottage Gardener Butterflies Birds
Well I have a couple more Salvia and a Nicotania even if their old and not many , Maybe that will help ,, he , he , Hilarious! I agree Smiling Smiling
My only possible "Hit " is the Mixed Basil and maybe the Cucumbers ,
Basil are asked for before the Start ,,, nodding

I feel like I have been away someplace , waiting for my favorite Hamburger Smiling
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
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Jan 3, 2016 2:06 PM CST
Name: Kathy
Arkansas (Zone 8b)
"Pets should not be a whim"
Region: Arkansas Bromeliad Dog Lover Region: Louisiana Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plant and/or Seed Trader
Garden Ideas: Level 1
I only have one thing listed but I have 20 packets of it. I wasn't sure how this swap worked, even after reading the rules a couple times. Who do I send the money too? If no one wants the seeds I have, should I remove my wants?
"Don't breed or buy while animals in shelters die."
"A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal..." Proverbs 12:10
*READ MY BLOG*
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Jan 3, 2016 2:41 PM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Houseplants Organic Gardener I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Garden Ideas: Level 2
Kathy547 said:I only have one thing listed but I have 20 packets of it. I wasn't sure how this swap worked, even after reading the rules a couple times. Who do I send the money too? If no one wants the seeds I have, should I remove my wants?


Kathy, that's perfectly fine! That meets the 3-packet requirement! (It's a light requirement on purpose.)

You send the money in to the host (me) after the trading ends. An address is provided to you in a system notification at that time. Please don't un-request anything if no one requests your items. Many of the seeds in this swap need someone to give them a loving home, so they are yours even if you aren't shipping any seeds in yourself. Thumbs up I know i, for one, am happy to see my seeds find homes. Some are varieties I got in a kit that I can't grow.
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Jan 3, 2016 2:45 PM CST
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Vegetable Grower Plant and/or Seed Trader Spiders! Seed Starter Garden Procrastinator
Peonies Organic Gardener Hybridizer Growing under artificial light Daylilies Container Gardener
Just FYI, I'm still listing seed. I'm going to stop listing an hour before the swap starts. We'll see if I get it all done by then!
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Jan 3, 2016 5:05 PM CST
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Vegetable Grower Plant and/or Seed Trader Spiders! Seed Starter Garden Procrastinator
Peonies Organic Gardener Hybridizer Growing under artificial light Daylilies Container Gardener
I'm done listing for today! I didn't get everything listed though. I might get a chance to list more on Tuesday.
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Jan 3, 2016 5:41 PM CST
Southeast OK (Zone 7b)
Ya'll are killing me. All these beautiful seeds needing a home and I can't take them all. What to do? Click, click, click I suppose.
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Jan 3, 2016 6:10 PM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Houseplants Organic Gardener I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Garden Ideas: Level 2
Cheryl was the first one to claim dibs on an item--whoo hoo! Nice quick clicking there! Others were in hot pursuit, too. So far, it looks like everyone had their eye on something different from each other, it seems to have a nice spread at the moment.

Those of you that are concerned that you might not be 'quick enough', don't forget that you can use the search textbox in the tradelist to search for the items you want.

And I must apologize, I don't know if everyone was clear that you need to click on the TREASURE BOX ICON to claim dibs. It didn't occur to me to remind everyone about that until I saw them because that not be completely intuitive for everyone. So, to reiterate...

to claim dibs on an item, click on the TREASURE BOX ICON

and don't worry about accidentally double-clicking an item. The system only allows you to claim one item of a given type. (For instance, if I have a listing of 10 packets of Mammoth sunflower seeds, you cannot use two of your dibs to get two seed packets.) If you want two of a given seed type, make sure to talk to the person listing it and try to work something out. They might give you an extra pack at the end of the swap if they have extras or they can split their listing into two different list items to 'trick' the system into letting you have second dibs. (I would request and recommend that you don't use this method often since the idea behind the system's setup is to allow as many people in a swap to have a chance at getting that variety.)
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Jan 3, 2016 6:13 PM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Houseplants Organic Gardener I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Garden Ideas: Level 2
So far it looks like Cheryl, Elena, Karen, and Jim have all cast their dibs....it's fun to watch the updates and see what everyone is nabbing! Big Grin
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Jan 3, 2016 6:14 PM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I'm just donating, not taking in. So in a sense I'm done.
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Jan 3, 2016 6:20 PM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Houseplants Organic Gardener I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Garden Ideas: Level 2
jvdubb said:I'm just donating, not taking in. So in a sense I'm done.


Your job is the easiest, then! (If you change your mind, though, feel free to jump right in!)
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Jan 3, 2016 6:20 PM CST
Highlands Ranch, Colorado (Zone 5b)
Colorado Zone 5
Container Gardener Herbs Plant and/or Seed Trader Vegetable Grower Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I'm at Bass Pro with my father in law and I was supposed to be helping finding fishing stuff! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Jan 3, 2016 6:21 PM CST
Southeast OK (Zone 7b)
This has been fun! I like watching what everyone is getting too. I've been smiling since it started. Smiling
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Jan 3, 2016 6:22 PM CST
Southeast OK (Zone 7b)
Well good job cheryl! You helped find fishing stuff... Lures, hooks.... Reel em in girl!

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