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Sep 14, 2016 6:12 PM CST
|Okay, everyone...I had some last-minute changes to my Thanksgiving plans happen today, so...|
How many of you would commit to joining if I held another seed swap from November 2 - 9 (which, effectively, is the evening of Nov 1-8 here in the states).
Seeds would need to be mailed out by November 16 (postmarked by that date) and my target date for getting seeds organized and shipped out is November 30, so that they arrive to you the first week of December.
In order to go forward with this swap, I need a minimum of 15 to sign up as active participants. Watchers are still welcome, but I need at least 15 people who will be providing seeds and actively trading.
Please respond below with something simple (Rick...simple! ) such as 'Count me in!' or "I'll join" so that I can figure out at a quick glance if we have the necessary number of members needed. Last chance to let me know is next Wednesday, September 21st! Please feel free to rally your seed-addict friends here on NGA (or persuade your seed-loving friends not on NGA to join NGA) and let them know about this possible swap so that they can chime in, too!
Sep 14, 2016 6:14 PM CST
|Count me in |
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Sep 14, 2016 6:36 PM CST
| in |
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Sep 14, 2016 7:08 PM CST
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Sep 14, 2016 7:16 PM CST
Sep 14, 2016 8:48 PM CST
|Simply count me in|
Sep 15, 2016 5:01 AM CST
|I'm in |
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Near Boston, MA (Zone 6a)
Sep 15, 2016 5:40 PM CST
|Count me in, too!|
Sep 15, 2016 5:56 PM CST
|9 so far...|
Sep 18, 2016 9:54 AM CST
|I would love to learn how this works...ty|
Near Boston, MA (Zone 6a)
Sep 18, 2016 4:47 PM CST
Welcome to NGA and DnD's Nov swap page....
When you sign up for the swap (here, then officially when the swap is good to go -- has enough participants to run, DnD will post a Swap section/page (whatever), you gain access to the area that will give you alot more info, but here's the basics:
Before the swap, you package your seeds, and put the name/variety of the seed, year collected, your name as basics. Then you will enter each in a "My trade list". This is the list that others will be able to see when you make them available to the Nov. Swap, by checking the left column (that is in gray til you give it a green "go" to offer in the swap). it will ask you the name of the seed, variety, # of seeds per pack, if you collected the seeds/if they were commercially bought/or received in a trade. There is a misc column that you can put additional notes if you wish re: the seeds/info
Before the swap begins, you can check out everyone else's offerings. You will notice 5 stars. You can rate the seeds offered by others by priority, so when the swap begins, you open your wish list (seeds you have rated) and the top ratings/wants come up. So your "most wanted" is right there, listed. There will be a treasure chest in a column, which is how you "bid" on the item to win it. In the Sept swap, the first night everyone got 3 "tickets" (to bid). When people bid on your seeds, you also get a fraction of a ticket so the more seeds of yours people take, the more opportunities you earn to get more bids and thus additional seeds. The next night, the tickets were 6 for each player, and I think the night after that, then it went to 12. The ticket # is set by the host as is the length of the swap (ie usually a week long), so every night, you get the opportunity to bid on more seeds.
At the end of the swap, you can print out the check list of what seeds have been " won" from your items by each participant ,and you pack them up in packets and send along with the fee (this time it was $7, to cover cost of mailing YOUR seeds you won back to you) to the host by the deadline stated on the swap info (approx a week or so).
If I left anything out or you have additional questions, please feel free to ask!
Sep 18, 2016 9:21 PM CST
|Welcome to NGA, @workmantd !|
Here's a link to an article written by DND with the "FAQs" about how the seed swapping works: http://garden.org/ideas/view/D...
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Near Boston, MA (Zone 6a)
Sep 19, 2016 7:38 AM CST
|AW, Weedwhacker! I didnt think about that! Thanks for posting the link!!|
A NOTE FOR NEWBIES who are considering diving into their first swap here at ATP.....It really seems a little confusing/daunting at first. I did not participate last year because of this and am sorry I didnt..... It really is very well put together and runs like an efficient machine :D
I was totally impressed by my first swap in Sept!
All the participants are here to answer questions if you need help! Dont hesitate!
Southeast OK (Zone 7b)
Sep 19, 2016 11:53 AM CST
|Yay! Welcome de. Thanks so much! You're going to love this, I promise! |
Dnd - This is my friend from one of my fb groups. She's got a nice selection to add to us. Yay de!
Sep 19, 2016 5:01 PM CST
|I think that puts us at 12 so far...|