DnD's ALL SEEDS SWAP (Int'l) #4: Off-Topic Chat Thread

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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
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DogsNDaylilies
Jun 15, 2017 8:03 AM CST
This thread is to talk about anything that doesn't belong in one of the other threads. Say 'hi' to other members of our seedy family Big Grin , talk about your day, gush about how excited you are about particular seed offerings, etc...
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
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DogsNDaylilies
Jun 15, 2017 8:30 AM CST
Jim, I love that you already have a couple of seed offerings up! Way to be on top of things and kick this off early! nodding Hurray! I tip my hat to you.
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
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jimard8
Jun 15, 2017 8:43 AM CST
Libby I have a few seeds ,
The onions I grew a few packages their not bad ,
The Tithonia seeds I took a finger full and put them on top of soil in the pots , barely covered , like dirty water , they sprouted in numbers , Smiling
Simple seeds . Like turnip greens and I have a can full
An Edible and an attractive bloom to start , Smiling
I want to try a few more plants (seeds) and was seeing what anyone else might like to try
That way I could share some wanted seeds Smiling
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
Southeast OK (Zone 7b)
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KarenHolt
Jun 15, 2017 11:53 AM CST
I agree with Dnd. Jim, you do us proud! I'm hoping to get started early so it's not such a rush. I have time today so I'm going through my list. Wish me luck!
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
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jimard8
Jun 15, 2017 12:42 PM CST
I Thank you all for the Compliment , Thank You!
Then there are the seeds I have goofed , The Salvia first time had dried out too much This past swap the Perilla seeds seemed to be no good , Then there is other , The Great white Tomato seeds I have not grown since 2009 , Of four seeds a sprout is up ,

I was thinking about some Echinacea seeds and Rudbeckia seeds to try in a month or so , Have to see if that works out ,

Seeds Two seasons ago Rudbeckia Grandiflora 4 ft tall
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Wildflower types require a lot of patience from me ,
Karen Curious??? Did any of the Orange Mandarin Double Scoop Echinacea seeds Germinate for you ?
and LUCK ..
In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
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Southeast OK (Zone 7b)
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KarenHolt
Jun 15, 2017 5:19 PM CST
Not yet Jim. I saved a few for fall to try again.
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
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jimard8
Jun 15, 2017 5:44 PM CST
Karen I will likely offer some more in a little better shape ,
Here is the plant , It droops in the evening , about to bloom
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It is about a foot and a half tall for looking small in the photo

In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure
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
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DogsNDaylilies
Jun 19, 2017 10:28 AM CST
Whoops, should have posted this in the seed discussion. Moving post over...
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Name: J Erb
philadelphia area,USA (Zone 7a)
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JErb
Jun 20, 2017 9:13 PM CST
Hello fellow garden addicts :)
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Winter Sowing Hybridizer Peonies Plant and/or Seed Trader Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Organic Gardener Composter Container Gardener I helped beta test the first seed swap Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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bxncbx
Jun 21, 2017 4:41 AM CST
Welcome! JErb! Great to have you!
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
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DogsNDaylilies
Jun 21, 2017 5:58 AM CST
Hello, J Erb! Welcome! I wrote to you in the other thread, but just saw that you posted your initial hellos here. We're happy to have you!
Southeast OK (Zone 7b)
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KarenHolt
Jun 21, 2017 7:14 AM CST
Hi Jerb!
Welcome to the best little seed swap you ever attended! Smiling Seriously, you are going to have a good time. Glad you have joined us and don't be shy in the chats. We love to get to know you and you getting to know us. And thankfully, everyone has something to offer in the way of chat. Smiling And seeds. Thought I would just add that, lol.
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Name: J Erb
philadelphia area,USA (Zone 7a)
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JErb
Jun 21, 2017 9:08 AM CST
Thx! So does anybody have anything off or extraordinary growing this year?
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
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DogsNDaylilies
Jun 21, 2017 10:37 AM CST
I'm not sure what I"ll get seeds from this year. I'm hoping to try collecting wormwood (?) seeds this year, and I know I'll be ordering some packets of different seed types this year (I'm sort of a seed addict) that I"ll be offering, I just haven't decided what yet.

I think it's neat that you're going to grow a highly-grafted pepper tree. I'll be honest, I didn't even know you could graft peppers to a tree! I assumed, being annuals, they would just fade away at the end of the season. I really hope you'll show us pictures! I'm looking forward to seeing it.
Name: J Erb
philadelphia area,USA (Zone 7a)
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JErb
Jun 21, 2017 1:19 PM CST
No doubt. I'll defo post a pic/vid record! I've learned annual is loosely applied to peppers, determined by the climate. Most die off or are intolerant to cold and freezing temps. If you remove that from the environment pepper plants will grow for years. There are some rocoto peppers (capsicum pubescens) indigenous to the Andes in South America that are way more tolerant of colder temps and can grow for 15 years or more in some cases. I'm with you DnD...addict
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Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Winter Sowing Hybridizer Peonies Plant and/or Seed Trader Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Organic Gardener Composter Container Gardener I helped beta test the first seed swap Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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bxncbx
Jun 21, 2017 2:30 PM CST
JErb, you're going to find that we are all seed addicts! Seriously, I have so many seeds I'm considering getting a dorm fridge to store them but I'm not sure it would be large enough! Rolling on the floor laughing

I'm attempting to grow lentils for the second time. The wonky weather didn't help (hot-cold-hot-cold-hot-cold-hot). I've harvested a measly amount but may try again in the Fall. I'm also trying chickpeas but while the plants look healthy I haven't seen any blooms. I'm hoping if I can keep them alive over the summer they may do something in the Fall. I'm also trying peanuts but those are a longshot in my area. But I do have unripe ground cherries (I still have the plant in a peat pot *Blush* ). I need to get that planted this weekend.

I've really neglected my wintersown flowers so I need to see what is still alive. The weather took my Daphne out which was heartbreaking. I need checksome and plant/give away others. Seeds that I got good germination from I'll offer for the swap even if the seed is old. I grew way too many tomato plants so I've been giving those away like crazy. I've gotten so many different varieties from the swap it will take me years to try them all!
Name: J Erb
philadelphia area,USA (Zone 7a)
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JErb
Jun 22, 2017 1:20 AM CST
hahaha, maybe the united nations will sell you arctic property to build a giant seed vault??!!

I grew lentils last year, in maybe a 10 foot row, give or take a foot. they were super prolific, even tho at times they seemed to be browning or wilting, i assume to heat in direct sun for maybe too many hours a day, they would always bounce back. i want to say they bloomed once they were a foot and a half tall. harvesting was another story lol, it was trying, to say the least. i youtubed vids to help, to see how they did it back in the day, like with sheets and boxes and sifts..all dependent on the wind. took too long to harvest and the work involved sheesh lol. I grew quinoa as well, thats even worse to try and harvest!!! good luck with them :)
Peanuts are defo on my to-do list. please keep me updated with their progress!

the weather has defo been odd last few years, has me way more interested in indoor gardening...hydroponics, non-circulating hydroponics, aeroponics. Im anxious to learn everything i can about it. only thing ive ever done inside was start my seeds every winter, and the occasional over-wintering project. would be cool to turn an unused bedroom into a super prolific functioning greenhouse lol.

im trying to get my hands on some ground cherry seeds atm, i NEED to grow and taste one. ive heard so many great reviews. sweet/tart pineapple mixed with tomato flavor. have you ever tasted them?
Name: J Erb
philadelphia area,USA (Zone 7a)
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JErb
Jun 22, 2017 3:58 AM CST
guys, i have made a swap list...i think lol.
it consists of everything, i currently have, unused.
some jalapeno seeds may be spoken for, i am playing treemail tag atm..attempting to score some ground cherry seeds :)
everything on the list i am willing to trade ASAP, as my inventory should be replaced by season's end harvest ;)

if any of you are willing to trade for anything on my list, now, or any time before the official swap in nov let me know. I am willing to trade for literally anything, so if you guys have any extra unused seeds, as well, I am your man Smiling thanks
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Winter Sowing Hybridizer Peonies Plant and/or Seed Trader Vegetable Grower
Seed Starter Organic Gardener Composter Container Gardener I helped beta test the first seed swap Avid Green Pages Reviewer
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bxncbx
Jun 22, 2017 4:48 AM CST
I got the ground cherry seeds before I ever tasted them. But last year my CSA had them & I loved them! There are 2 varieties that I know of-Aunt Molly & Pineapple. I'm growing Aunt Molly.

To me nothing ever tastes like descriptions. They tasted sweet with no tomato flavor at all. Other people said they tasted strange-kinda like you described. Could be the difference between fully ripe or not maybe? Or maybe I just can't taste it?

The good news about them is they start producing when very small. I started them indoors and they got flowers when only 2-3 inches tall!

Not sure I'm going to be able to plant this weekend. Just heard the remnants of TS Cindy will hit us this weekend. Sad
Name: J Erb
philadelphia area,USA (Zone 7a)
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JErb
Jun 22, 2017 6:48 AM CST
Cool about ground cherries..
Not cool about tropical storm leftovers. Good luck and be safe!

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