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Name: Kyle
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
Sep 30, 2017 7:29 AM CST
"If the plants are available for trade or sale, it will say so under the "Status" column. Please don't ask the member for plants unless they specifically say the plants are available."

I'm relatively new to If a plant file page says a member 'has' a plant does that mean they are available for trade? Or will there be more info saying so.
Thanks and apologies for my ignorance.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

Region: United States of America Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Procrastinator
Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener Houseplants
Sep 30, 2017 8:31 AM CST

Some members enjoy trading or selling plants, cuttings and seeds while others do not have the time or want the work involved ... so when you see a plant in the database, if the status says "Have" that means that the person owns the particular plant. If they are willing to trade or sell, it will say so in the status column and the member should only be contacted regarding a possible trade or purchase if they show that status for the plant. For example, these are random plants from the database that I pulled up:
Stella D' Oro Daylily: Some have it for trade and or for sale.
Rosa Scentimental: One person lists cuttings for trade.
Big Leaf Hydrangea: a few members list cuttings for trade.

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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
Sep 30, 2017 10:04 AM CST
The trouble is many members do not keep their lists up to date, and some such as myself don't keep up w that feature specifically because I just have too many plants. What may be available at one time may not be at another time, but I don't have time to keep it all sorted. I am not offended personally by someone simply asking me about a plant, but I may not respond if I don't have it. I do think it is tacky for a new member to ask for plants because makes me wonder if they just showed up to get something.
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
Fruit Growers Permaculture Hybridizer Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener Daylilies
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Sep 30, 2017 7:46 PM CST
Kyle if you'll update your have list it will make it easier for potential trades to see what you grow. If there is a certain plant you are looking for it's not nice to email everyone that has that plant and say something like "hey want to trade your Judge Judy Daylily for some of my bean seeds." The worst is contacting members offering postage for plant material. However if they have a few plants you'd like to grow it never hurts to reach out and ask if they would like to trade or sale some plant material. Don't be specific about what you want just introduce yourself and kindly ask if they would be interested and then go from there. Some members can get kind of rude but others will simply say yes or no. I reached out to several members over the years and only a few acted mad about me contacting them. These are probably the same people that punch the steering wheel in a traffic jam and use unfriendly hand gestures. Life is too short to get mad over an email but to each his/her own.
Besides the plant and seed trading forum you can also check out the classifieds
and may be able to get some good plants for a great value. Thumbs up
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Name: Kyle
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
Oct 1, 2017 4:47 AM CST
Thanks, all. I figured it out.

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