DnD's ALL SEEDS SWAP (Int'l): November 16 Seed Swap Sign-Up

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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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! Big Grin Hilarious! Group hug ) 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!

Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
Fruit Growers Permaculture Hybridizer Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener Daylilies
Region: South Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Photography Herbs Region: United States of America Seller of Garden Stuff
Sep 14, 2016 6:14 PM CST
Count me in Thumbs up
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Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter Dragonflies 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
Sep 14, 2016 6:36 PM CST
in Smiling
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
Frugal Gardener Garden Procrastinator I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest
Photo Contest Winner: 2014 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.
Sep 14, 2016 7:08 PM CST
Name: Tina Johnson
Mansfield, TX (Zone 7b)
Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader
Sep 14, 2016 7:16 PM CST
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Plant and/or Seed Trader Winter Sowing Hybridizer Peonies Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Organic Gardener Composter Container Gardener Spiders! Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Sep 14, 2016 8:41 PM CST
Me too!
Highlands Ranch, Colorado (Zone 5b)
Colorado Zone 5
Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Enjoys or suffers cold winters Herbs Plant and/or Seed Trader
Sep 14, 2016 8:48 PM CST
Simply count me in Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Dahlias Cut Flowers Zinnias Morning Glories Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Annuals
Bee Lover Dragonflies Butterflies Hummingbirder Birds Bookworm
Sep 15, 2016 5:01 AM CST
I'm in nodding
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Southeast OK (Zone 7b)
Sep 15, 2016 11:51 AM CST
I'm in!
Name: Val
Near Boston, MA (Zone 6a)
Sep 15, 2016 5:40 PM CST
Count me in, too!
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
Garden Ideas: Level 2
Sep 15, 2016 5:56 PM CST
9 so far...

Sep 16, 2016 5:58 AM CST
I would love to join!
California (Zone 9b)
Vegetable Grower Cat Lover Herbs Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California Seed Starter
Sep 16, 2016 2:58 PM CST
Me! Me! Me!

Sep 18, 2016 9:54 AM CST
I would love to learn how this works...ty

Name: Val
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!
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters Butterflies Birds
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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Name: Val
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!

Sep 19, 2016 11:52 AM CST
I would love to join for November please
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!
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
Garden Ideas: Level 2
Sep 19, 2016 5:01 PM CST
I think that puts us at 12 so far...

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