3rd Annual Not From the Seed Rack Seed Swap: The Chatty Cathy Thread, for general discussion and updates

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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 17, 2017 6:01 AM CST
Swap Team,
We are up to 50 swappers. I'm sure we will add a few and lose a few by swap time, but that is a good number and should lead to another great swap with a diversity of seed types.
For game players, the first game of the swap will be posted in "The Game is Afoot" thread this evening. The prize for this first game will be....seeds, of course. Smiling
Alana
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Sep 18, 2017 10:30 AM CST

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Is this also the thread where we can start hawking our wares to drum up interest for some of our special offerings?
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 18, 2017 10:37 AM CST
Sure is. Smiling
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 19, 2017 4:41 AM CST
Good morning,
We've had a few more sign-ups and the trade list for the swap is growing. I'm already impressed by the scope of this year's offerings and many people are just beginning to add seeds, or will be over the next few weeks. Also, we are welcoming some new participants. This will be fun!

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 20, 2017 4:56 AM CST
Our seed catalog grows every time I look at the additions. Some of you are so prepared and efficient that it makes my head hurt, much envy.

Look for another game on Friday, a simple guessing game.
Name: Kelli
Northern Nevada (Zone 6a)
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KelliW
Sep 20, 2017 11:47 AM CST
I love this! There's so many to drool over in this list already.. I've still got quite a bit I can add, ill keep an eye on the wishlist thread as well!
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 21, 2017 6:23 PM CST
I posted the new game a little ahead of time.
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 23, 2017 6:05 AM CST
Looking over the list this morning, and oh my, the tomatoes! I'm adding some to my wish list. Lovey dubby
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member Birds Keeper of Poultry Herbs Native Plants and Wildflowers
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wildflowers
Sep 23, 2017 8:05 AM CST
Would anyone be interested in this native wildflower? It grows along side oak trees. I've never collected seeds but it looks like it's about to go to seed now so I can collect some if anyone's interested. And I'll have to protect the plants from Mr. Mow's Everything Down. Sighing!

Largeflower Yellow False Foxglove (Aureolaria grandiflora)

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May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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 23, 2017 8:12 AM CST
I would try it. It's parasitic to White Oaks, but I read that it is considered not vigorous enough to cause damage, and it is a host to larvae of the Baltimore Checkerspot, so my kind of plant.
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member Birds Keeper of Poultry Herbs Native Plants and Wildflowers
Vegetable Grower Organic Gardener Salvias Seed Starter Cottage Gardener Winter Sowing
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wildflowers
Sep 23, 2017 9:29 AM CST
Cool. Will plan to save seeds. Thumbs up I usually see just a few plants each year. I like butterfly host plants too.
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

Name: Larry
Hill Country TX (Zone 8a)
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ricelg
Sep 23, 2017 1:59 PM CST
Yeah, I'd be interested too!
Name: Leslie
Chapin, SC (Zone 7b)
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Lalambchop1
Sep 23, 2017 5:58 PM CST
I've just put in my order with Chiltern to have some special seeds for the sale. I've ordered Pink Muhly Grass, peony poppies, Hellebores, and 20 packs of Bargain Basement packs. I can't wait to see what they will be. Woohoo!
Leslie

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Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Sep 23, 2017 6:27 PM CST
I'd be interested in the foxglove to Thumbs up
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: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Charter ATP Member Birds Keeper of Poultry Herbs Native Plants and Wildflowers
Vegetable Grower Organic Gardener Salvias Seed Starter Cottage Gardener Winter Sowing
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wildflowers
Sep 23, 2017 6:35 PM CST
Okay, great! I'll collect as many seeds as I can of the Aureolaria grandiflora.
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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, 2017 6:01 AM CST
Lalambchop1 said:I've just put in my order with Chiltern to have some special seeds for the sale. I've ordered Pink Muhly Grass, peony poppies, Hellebores, and 20 packs of Bargain Basement packs. I can't wait to see what they will be. Woohoo!


Leslie, 20 surprises to look forward to sounds like fun!
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, 2017 6:30 AM CST
Uh oh. I was getting out my seed boxes and notes from last year and found an unaddressed bubble envelope in one of the boxes, complete with my return address and postage.
I opened it and found Lime Basil and Turk's Turban squash seeds from Sorellina. She had to send a follow up package last year because she left out some seeds and I was distributing them to the recipients after the swap. Apparently, I got this package ready to send and misplaced it. If it should have been yours, please let me know and I will send it to you in your package this year. The envelope was sealed, so these two packs would have been exactly what you were short.
I am so sorry! D'Oh!
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, 2017 6:46 AM CST
See the new thread "Bingo!" to participate in the first game of Bingo for this swap.
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 26, 2017 6:19 AM CST
There are 55 participants signed up for the swap and there is still plenty of time for more players before swapping begins in November. In the meantime we can continue to chat and play games while we work on our seed lists.

So...I'll pick a brain or two, if I may. Does anyone have any tips for growing 4 'O' Clocks? For the last few years mine have grown, but with no exuberance. It's like they resent the effort.

okieheart
Sep 26, 2017 9:58 AM CST
I had them for several years, but I'm afraid I'm no help. The more I took care of them, the worse they did. When I decided I was done & started yanking them up, they took off with a vengeance. So from my experience, the more you ignore them, the better they do.

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