2nd Annual "Not from the Seed Rack Seed Swap" Any seeds, all members.: Let the games begin, 2nd annual Not From the Seed Rack Seed Swap

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Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
Frogs and Toads Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter I helped beta test the first seed swap Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
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poisondartfrog
Sep 24, 2016 3:14 PM CST
We have a lot of time to fill before the swap and I'm going to try to post one game a week, usually on the weekend.

Our first game will last several weeks. People who have not joined yet will still be able to participate in this one up to November 30. Swap members can answer immediately. If you guess between now and November 30, you can submit one revision up until midnight Eastern November 30. Please post your guess on this thread and post here and email me if you make a revision.

Simple game-
How many swap members will we have when we go active on January 1, 7:00 pm EST?

Things to consider:
This swap was posted one week ago and has 16 members at this point.
We will have other swappers join, but there are almost always a few who drop out over the course of time.
Last year we had 25 total swappers.

The prize for the winner of this game will be 15 commercial seeds of Dianthus x isensis, Dancing Geisha.
http://www.jelitto.com/Seed/Perennials/DIANTHUS+isensis+Danc...

Updated guesses for Number of Participants game.
Patrob-46
suzysparklesalot-37
Karen Holt-28
sundownr-41
Wildflowers-48
LittleCheryl-22
luvsgrtdanes-40 final answer
ediblelandscapingsc-21
midwestfarmwife-33
shawnb-35
janinilulu-36
ishareflowers-52
LaLambchop-38
tabbycat-39
ladyblackr-51
joan33aa-47
vma4922-43
Esperanza-62
duane-45
Danita-44
bluee19-49
dave-63
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Name: Patricia
Goldthwaite, TX (Zone 8a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Tip Photographer Region: Texas Cat Lover
Irises Daylilies Lilies Hummingbirder Birds Raises cows
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patrob
Sep 24, 2016 9:22 PM CST
46
Name: Sue Seymour
Escanaba Michigan (Zone 5a)
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suzysparklesalot
Sep 25, 2016 3:37 AM CST
37
Sue from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
Frogs and Toads Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter I helped beta test the first seed swap Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
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poisondartfrog
Sep 25, 2016 4:18 AM CST
Those both seem like good guesses to me. Smiling
Southeast OK (Zone 7b)
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KarenHolt
Sep 25, 2016 8:54 PM CST
28
Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
Frogs and Toads Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter I helped beta test the first seed swap Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
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poisondartfrog
Oct 1, 2016 3:44 PM CST
Another simple game. The player who guesses closest to the actual number will receive 100 zip lock seed envies with matte white writing block in their return envelope.

Guess how many Ipomoea nil seeds I harvested today. You have until Monday night, October 3rd at 7:00 pm eastern to make your guess.


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Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Morning Glories Garden Photography Region: Pennsylvania Charter ATP Member Orchids Dragonflies
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 I helped beta test the first seed swap Bookworm Bee Lover
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luvsgrtdanes
Oct 1, 2016 6:51 PM CST
239 seeds

28 traders
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

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Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator Hummingbirder Salvias Butterflies Birds
Plant Identifier Vegetable Grower Container Gardener Seed Starter Cat Lover Region: Georgia
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Danita
Oct 1, 2016 7:34 PM CST
That's funny, Ronnie. I estimated about 240 as well (actually ~ 60 per quarter.) I'll go with 233. Shrug! ...for the seed game not the participants game! Hilarious!

Also funny, in the participants game, I had decided to go with 37 but then saw that Sue had beat me to it. (I'll return later with a guess.)

So, I may not be good at guessing the answers, but I seem to be good at reading your minds! Blinking (enter creepy Twilight Zone music - do, do, do, do)

Or, wait a minute!!! Maybe you all are reading MY mind! Blinking Blinking Blinking

Yikes! Where's my aluminum foil hat? I tip my hat to you. Ahhhhh, that's better. Big Grin
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Morning Glories Garden Photography Region: Pennsylvania Charter ATP Member Orchids Dragonflies
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 I helped beta test the first seed swap Bookworm Bee Lover
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luvsgrtdanes
Oct 1, 2016 7:44 PM CST
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It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator Hummingbirder Salvias Butterflies Birds
Plant Identifier Vegetable Grower Container Gardener Seed Starter Cat Lover Region: Georgia
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Danita
Oct 1, 2016 8:43 PM CST
OMG, Ronnie has hacked the webcam on my computer!!! Ahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

Where's my duct tape??? .... Ah, I've foiled you now (just like my hat!)

Whew! Thank goodness she missed capturing the image of the fabulous plume at the top of my hat! If anyone guesses the secret word on that plume, I would have to send them an acorn! Acorn
Name: Bev Walker
SW Virginia (Zone 6a)
Miniature Gardening Garden Art Frogs and Toads
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Sundownr
Oct 2, 2016 7:59 AM CST
My guesses: 41 swap members; 363 seeds harvested

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Bev WalkersWayWeeds.com
It's all about recycling the WEEDS of our daily life!
Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
Frogs and Toads Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter I helped beta test the first seed swap Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
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poisondartfrog
Oct 2, 2016 8:20 AM CST
I just finished counting the seeds in that bowl. Fall break is this week and into next so most of my seed harvesting is about to take place. I'm getting the heck out of Dodge on Wednesday, though, and won't be back until Monday, so no game for next weekend unless someone else has one. (Like naming Danita's plume??? Hilarious! )

I'll be offering this mix of I. nils from that bowl in the swaps. I wasn't able to garden much this summer and planted several together when I ran out of time. Here are some photos of flowers the seeds were collected from. There was a particularly fine heavily diamond dusted light pink too, but I must not have taken a photo.




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Name: Alana H
(Zone 7a)
Frogs and Toads Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter I helped beta test the first seed swap Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Level 1
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poisondartfrog
Oct 2, 2016 10:00 AM CST
Guesses so far:

Number of participants, last day to guess, midnight Eastern Nov. 30. One up-date allowed.
Patrob-46
suzysparklesalot-37
Karen Holt-28
sundownr-41

Ipomoea seeds in white bowl, last day to guess, 7pm Eastern, Monday Oct. 3. No revisions.
Danita-233
Luvsgrtdanes-239
sundownr-363
Highlands Ranch, Colorado (Zone 5b)
Colorado Zone 5
Container Gardener Vegetable Grower Enjoys or suffers cold winters Herbs Plant and/or Seed Trader
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Littlecheryl
Oct 2, 2016 2:22 PM CST
Seeds in bowl 111
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Birds Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Winter Sowing Herbs
Critters Allowed Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
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wildflowers
Oct 2, 2016 2:25 PM CST
I'll guess 48 participants.

I'm guessing 482 Ipomoea seeds in the white bowl.

A name for Danita's plume - Reddish Blond #111. Hilarious!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Birds Organic Gardener Native Plants and Wildflowers Winter Sowing Herbs
Critters Allowed Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Composter
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wildflowers
Oct 2, 2016 2:26 PM CST
Uh oh... now who's reading whose mind? Blinking Rolling on the floor laughing
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Patricia
Goldthwaite, TX (Zone 8a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Tip Photographer Region: Texas Cat Lover
Irises Daylilies Lilies Hummingbirder Birds Raises cows
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patrob
Oct 2, 2016 4:56 PM CST
My guess is 295 Ipomoea nil seeds in the bowl.
Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
Life began in a garden.
I helped beta test the first seed swap Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Salvias Hummingbirder
Hostas Cottage Gardener Annuals Echinacea Container Gardener Dahlias
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duane456
Oct 2, 2016 9:37 PM CST
my seed guess is 260
Southeast OK (Zone 7b)
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KarenHolt
Oct 3, 2016 12:17 AM CST
There could be 273 seeds in that bowl.
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator Hummingbirder Salvias Butterflies Birds
Plant Identifier Vegetable Grower Container Gardener Seed Starter Cat Lover Region: Georgia
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Danita
Oct 3, 2016 3:55 AM CST
wildflowers said:A name for Danita's plume - Reddish Blond #111. Hilarious!


Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! That's pretty funny, Christine, but, no hair dye... yet!

Clue: The word on this plume is written in blue.

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