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posted by: gwTamara on 01.29.2013 at 07:51 pm in Seed Exchange Forum

Welcome to the Seed Exchange forum! Whether you are new to trading or new to GardenWeb, we are happy that you've found us. We know that you are excited to get started, but to ensure that you have the best possible experience on our forum, we ask that you take a moment to read some helpful tips before participating in your first exchange. Once you've familiarized yourself with these 'best practices', we invite you to jump in. We know that you'll quickly become as addicted as we are to trading and that you'll make some wonderful friends!

* Update your member profile. It's critical that you have enabled your email link so that others can reach you.

* Update your exchange list. Even if you have nothing of your own to trade at the moment, everyone should have a wish list!

* Read the Special Instructions. Everything you always wanted to know about trading, but were afraid to ask. ;)

Questions? Never fear, help is here! Post your question and someone will be happy to come to your rescue.

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clipped on: 09.08.2014 at 03:10 pm    last updated on: 09.08.2014 at 03:10 pm

NEW: Seed Purge 2014

posted by: bumblebee23 on 08.28.2014 at 02:30 pm in Round Robin Exchange Forum

Hi Everyone! I posted this on Dave's Garden this morning under my screen name absinthe27, but thought I would post it here also if anyone is interested.

legallyheidi is not hosting her annual seed purge this year, and gave me her blessing to go ahead and host one. I had so much fun last year being involved in Heidi's, and am very excited for this year! Her setup seemed to work really well, so I'm going to follow a lot of the same rules and guidelines.

This swap is currently open to the US and Canada. If anyone international is interested, please message me and I'll look into postage pricing and details.

DATES AND DEADLINES

Sign up here and send seed packages by October 18th - I will message you my address.
Return seed packages will be sent out by December 1st.

GUIDELINES

1. Sign up here and post your HAVE and WANT list.

2. Get your seeds ready. For every pack of seeds you send you will receive one pack back, up to a maximum of 100 packs. Each should be properly labeled with the type of plant and name/cultivar. Feel free to include extra information regarding growing conditions and requirements if you'd like.

If possible, please limit the number of packs to 5 or less per cultivar - 5 packs each of 10 different types of beans is fine, but sending in 50 packs of all Kentucky Wonder Pole Beans is a bit excessive. If you have more than 5 of a specific cultivar and still want to get rid of them, you can include them and mark them as EXTRA, and they'll be disbursed as bonus packs on top of everyone's regular swap amounts.

Seeds should be from known varieties/cultivars. Please no hybrids or unknowns unless they are EXTRA.

All types of seeds are accepted - vegetables, herbs, annuals, perennials, trees...etc. Commercial and self-saved seed are both fine. Commercial seed can be left in its original packaging or split up into separate packs - just note that it is commercial if you repackage it. Seed should be from 2012 or newer - older seed can be sent in as EXTRA if you'd like.

Try to include a decent amount of seed in each pack. Examples:
TINY SEEDS (POPPIES, BASIL, PORTULACA): 1/4 tsp
SMALL FLOWER SEEDS (CALENDULA, BACHELOR BUTTONS): 1/2 tsp
LARGE FLOWER SEEDS (4 O'CLOCKS, NASTURTIUM, THUNBERGIA): 10 seeds
SMALL VEGETABLE SEEDS (TOMATO, PEPPER, EGGPLANT): 20 seeds
LARGE VEGETABLE SEEDS (SQUASH, BEANS, CORN): 10 seeds

3. Mail me your seed packs and info. Send the following in a bubble wrap envelope: the seed packs you are contributing, an address label with your name and address on it, 5 US stamps (Canadians can send monetary funds), your GardenWeb screen name, your wish list, and a list of seeds you do not want (if any). If you have promised certain seeds to someone on here, please clearly label who they should go to and separate them from the general swap packs.

Let me know if you have any questions. I will be adding my have and want list soon and will be adding to it as I save more seed from the garden. Can't wait to see what everyone has!

- Anna

Participants
absinthe27 DG (bumblebee23 on GW)
FloGro DG
CheerMom DG
froggies_girl DG
bluee19 GW
midwestfarmwife GW & DG
suzydaze GW
Flinter DG
pmb2005 GW
EricaBraun GW
billingsdj GW
sinbadsmom GW
leilahamaya GW

This post was edited by bumblebee23 on Thu, Sep 4, 14 at 13:22

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clipped on: 09.06.2014 at 05:07 pm    last updated on: 09.06.2014 at 05:07 pm