DND's ALL SEEDS SWAP (Int'l) - #3: How to add your seeds to the swap...

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Southeast OK (Zone 7b)
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KarenHolt
Oct 11, 2016 6:55 PM CST
Hi all!

For those having a hard time or you are new to this, perhaps this will help. I've included pics to help guide you.

Step 1:
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Click on "manage your own swap". You will only be able to do this if you have previously joined the swap.

Step 2:
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Click on "add a new item to your swap list"

Step 3:
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Add your plant/seed info. If your item is already listed in the plant section, it will turn into a drop down list. If it has not been added to the plant list, you will have to just type the name of your plant in. Make sure to fill in as much info as possible.

Step 4:
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After you have finished entering your information, click on add new plant. This page should be what you see next. Click on the "view your list" link.

Step 5:
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You should now be on a page that shows what you just listed. You now need to make sure you click on the checkmark by the item you listed. This way it will turn green and everyone else in the swap can see what you have to offer.

* A small note. In this picture there are currently 2 swaps that I'm in. This is why you are seeing 2 checkmarks beside the entries. If you are only in one swap, you will only see one set of checkmarks beside your entry.

I hope this helps. If there is something I can be a bit more informative about, let me know.
Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
Live Long & Prosper.
Agoo
Oct 12, 2016 1:02 PM CST
ok, the seeds that I added showed up in my swap list. I was getting thrown off cause it still says I have 0 item for trade, which I take it is a seperate issue. Smiling PS I will be adding pictures along with what I have. its just that I use my digital camera as it takes better pictures then my phone.
Happy Gardening :-)
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
Seed Starter 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 Butterflies
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jimard8
Oct 12, 2016 1:14 PM CST
press the gray checkmark and turn it green to activate your listing , far left of individual item
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
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
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. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Oct 12, 2016 3:25 PM CST
Good so far: they are in YOUR Swap list, but not yet "in the combined swap list"

Jim is right, you'll need to check the green check-mark.

You'll also need to mark them "Ready", and enter a # of packets offered, and also check the big green check mark.

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http://garden.org/thread/view_post/1296541/
Name: Leslie
Chapin, SC (Zone 7b)
"As for me and my house, we will se
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Keeps Sheep Daylilies Irises Hostas Hybridizer
Cat Lover Hummingbirder Birds Region: South Carolina Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Lalambchop1
Oct 14, 2016 7:27 AM CST
Is there any way for us to know when folks add our offerings to their wish lists?
Leslie

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Oct 14, 2016 7:43 AM CST
Leslie, do you mean if they have rated them with stars?

If so, the answer is no, but it's a good question. Rick and I had a discussion about this the last swap and agreed it was probably for the better for a few different reasons. People might take it personal if they could see what their offerings were rated. There could also be confusion when someone rates something 5 stars, but then doesn't end up claiming dibs on it (I've done that a number of times for various reasons). It also might give too much insight into which items will be claimed first and shift the way people claim dibs the first few nights. I think there was another reason or two that I'm missing, but I think the point comes across nonetheless. While it would be neat to see how people rate each item, it could be misleading and possibly embarrassing or sad for some members. Shrug!

Right now, the best way to get an inkling of what people are looking for and interested in is to view the wish lists in the wish list thread. I hope that helps! Smiling
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 14, 2016 8:51 AM CST
If you click on View recent events for this swap you can see what was added recently.
I viewed all the list and starred what I like. Now I just view the recent events and don't have to go through all the lists again.
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: Val
Near Boston, MA (Zone 6a)
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vma4922
Oct 14, 2016 2:34 PM CST
Exactly, Luvs, I agree!
This makes it so much easier to keep on top of who is adding what, rate what you want the most, etc. and keep up in general before the swap begins! I think this feature is great!
Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
Live Long & Prosper.
Agoo
Oct 14, 2016 11:33 PM CST
I think that I'm going to cry. I was looking over the full swap list and decided to just look for my own. It said I don't have seeds being offered for this swap. I swear I have entered seeds I have for this swap. OK not a ton, but I listed at least ,12 different flowers. It also says I have no trade items, how do I change that? D'Oh!
Happy Gardening :-)
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Oct 15, 2016 12:01 AM CST
Colleen, @agoo , I see that you have ten seed packs in your list, which means you have entered them, you just need to activate them for this swap. Go back in your seed list by clicking on "Manage your own swap list"...from there, if you have grey checkmarks next to the items, click the checkmarks to make them green ('green for go'). If you don't see any checkmarks, then there are two steps you need to take: 1) go into each item and select "Show it and make it available for trade" (in the 'availability' drop-in); 2) go back to your seed list and you should now see the grey checkmarks....click them to turn them green. (If you are in multiple swaps, make sure it is turned green under swap #12 column...that's this swap.

Let me know if you have other questions after that point! Smiling
Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
Live Long & Prosper.
Agoo
Oct 15, 2016 4:56 AM CST
Yah, I finally got it. Thank you for helping me with this. Hurray!
Happy Gardening :-)
Name: Leslie
Chapin, SC (Zone 7b)
"As for me and my house, we will se
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Keeps Sheep Daylilies Irises Hostas Hybridizer
Cat Lover Hummingbirder Birds Region: South Carolina Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Lalambchop1
Oct 16, 2016 7:28 AM CST
Thanks for the advice everyone. I'm really getting into this. Hurray! Hurray!
Leslie

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
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. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Oct 26, 2016 4:07 PM CST
Dave's video shows the easiest way to add seeds - just type the name into Your Swap List.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v1XR_IWxxI

The video covers the entire process from joining to shipping your package to the host.


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