DnD's ALL SEEDS SWAP #5: Important Notices From the Host

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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
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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DogsNDaylilies
Nov 17, 2017 6:36 PM CST
Oftentimes, there are important issues that come up during the course of a swap, before it, or after it. This is where I will post those important notices, so keep an eye out here for updates, particularly as we get closer to the swap start time and during the swap. It is also important to check your Tree-mail for notices that I may send to you directly, or to the group as a whole, usually in the month directly preceding the swap and during the swap.
Name: Tamara
Fresno County, California (Zone 9b)
Monetwwqi
Mar 1, 2018 2:03 PM CST
Is there a minimum number of packets for this swap?
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
Mar 2, 2018 8:54 AM CST
Hello, Tamara! My general policy has always been a 3 packet minimum; however, if the average number of packets falls below a certain number per person, I reserve the right to either call for members to add more packets or to cancel the swap. We always have a very generous group of participants, though, so it never seems to be an issue. I always say to contribute as much as you feel comfortable contributing. Smiling Usually, established gardeners have dozens or even hundreds of seed packets to contribute, but the minimum is set low to allow new gardeners the chance to join the swap and collect seeds to help them get their gardening start....and then they can return the next year with a greater number of seeds!

I haven't listed the details/rules for this Fall's swap just yet, but they should be nearly identical to the previous swaps. You can view the details from last fall's swap here: https://garden.org/apps/swap/v...

I hope that helps! If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask them in the FAQ thread (within this swap).
Name: Karen
Colorado (Zone 5b)
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rockpile1369
Nov 3, 2018 6:34 PM CST
DnD, do you have an idea of how many dibs we will start off with?
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
Nov 4, 2018 8:23 PM CST
@rockpile1369 I should know tomorrow or the next day. ;)
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
Nov 7, 2018 5:48 AM CST
Ticket multipliers have been bumped up to FIVE!!!

Thanks to all of the wonderful offerings you have all submitted, I feel confident that this swap will work out best with a multiplier of 5 (meaning that you will be awarded 5 tickets the first day, 10 the second day, 15 the third day, and so on....) I hope you all have created some pretty big wish lists! Lots of seeds looking for homes this time around. Big Grin

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
Nov 7, 2018 8:08 AM CST
One other update. In a previous email or post, I had talked about bumping the fee for the swap up by ten cents, to $7.25, to help cover the newer costs of shipping. The price update didn't take previously, I must have forgotten to save the new amount Blinking so I am very sorry if the new price is alarming to anyone. I will not be changing the price again and if the extra ten cents creates a hardship on anyone or makes anyone feel uncomfortable, please feel free to just send the initial amount (of $7.15). I'm not going to let a dime ruin anyone's chances at having fun in this swap. ;-)
Name: Tom Jones
Ralston, Ok 74650 (Zone 7b)
thomasjones2266
Nov 12, 2018 12:00 PM CST
I will send you a little extra for postage so you will not be out too much money.

kdlund
Nov 12, 2018 1:53 PM CST
Everything is packed up and ready to ship.
Name: Val
Near Boston, MA (Zone 6a)
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vma4922
Nov 12, 2018 5:01 PM CST
10 cents is not a deal breaker! :D

Kdlund..this is a weeklong swap...youre not done, are you?

kdlund
Nov 12, 2018 5:33 PM CST
sorry thought it was only the week end

kdlund
Nov 12, 2018 5:35 PM CST
Guess newby mistake. Glad it is all week cuz there are a few more that I want, haha
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
Nov 12, 2018 5:38 PM CST
It takes a few tries to read all these things on the electronics
Enjoy , Smiling
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
Nov 14, 2018 6:26 AM CST
Tom, that's really sweet of you! Group hug You don't have to do that, of course! If you choose to, however, it will definitely be put to good use.


EVERYONE: Keep your eyes peeled on the swap forum for a new thread around the end of the swap. I have some 2017 daylily seeds I'm giving away. Maybe another item or two, also. Rolling my eyes.

And speaking of the end of the swap, there's still time left to the swap! There may have been seeds entered mid-swap that you want and there may be seeds you overlooked that you should take a second look at. Joolie was awesome about advertising her overlooked-but-wonderful seeds Thumbs up and there are many other goodies still in the swap. Shameless plugs are welcome, LoL! Let's get those babies (seeds) some new homes to go to! Happy bidding today!
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
Nov 25, 2018 2:51 PM CST
The packages are coming in but, due to the family and festivities at my house the last several days, I simply have them collecting in a safe spot and will be updating my 'received' list in the next day or two once I can get through them all! Please don't worry if you don't see yours marked as 'received' yet. Smiling We celebrated Thanksgiving out of town on Thursday and then hosted our celebration (with a bunch of out-of-town guests) on Saturday, so you can imagine how busy its been here! Especially when you consider that a tornado (figurative, not literal) has blown through our house multiple times in the last two weeks. You'd think we have ten people that live in this house with the amount of mess we make!
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Name: Michael Haftl
Walnutport PA (Zone 6b)
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heavenlyfarm
Nov 25, 2018 7:54 PM CST
Awww sounds like a lot of excitement tho! I have a had my mix of things going on lately and hosted Thanksgiving so I'm a bit behind. I feel so bad cuz I am usually on top of the swaps but it will be in the mail tomorrow I promise!

~Michael

okieheart
Nov 27, 2018 12:19 PM CST
Don't worry about it, that's what package stalking is for. I think USPS cals it "tracking" tho. I can watch and know exactly when it's delivered.

I'm impatiently waiting for my seeds to get sent, but I know the holiday slows things down. You'll get them sent soon enough.

kdlund
Dec 2, 2018 6:34 AM CST
I jaut want to say thank you for this opertunity. I love these swaps. It is a ton of work for you , but we all love our seed swaps.
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
Dec 2, 2018 8:22 AM CST
kdlund - thank you for saying so! Smiling As much as I love seeds, it's the people in these swaps that keeps me going. I love swapping with 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
Dec 6, 2018 3:47 PM CST
Just popping in for a quick update: I believe the last of the seed packages arrived today! (I need to double-check it's actually the last, though.)

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