Saturday March 13 at the Community Garden Work Day
Thanks to everyone that participated in the seed exchange. We will do something similar with a “seedling swap” with leftovers people have after planting. (Probably end of April, early May).
1. Seeds should only be from heirloom varieties if you harvested them. This means if they are seeds you collected from flowers in your garden, they should not be from a named hybrid variety of plant. Why? Hybrids will not produce the same characteristics of the parent plant. (If they are from a purchased seed packet this does not apply.)
2. Package seeds manila coin envelopes that you can seal or mini plastic zip lock bags. (Search on Amazon for coin envelopes or mini zip lock to see) You don’t want seeds to fall out. Label the outside of the envelop clearly or put a slip of paper in the zip lock that clearly identifies the contents. i.e. “Better Boy Tomato”
3. You don’t need to go overboard sharing seeds. 6-12 seeds is enough to go in a packet. This is enough to get a couple viable seedlings to try something new.
4. If your seeds are a couple years old, test that they are going to sprout before sharing them.
5. If you commit to sharing, please make sure you follow through. If you can not make it to the community work day, please coordinate to complete your swap.
6. There is no requirement that you have to give something in order to get a trade. If you don’t have anything though, you could buy a packet or two of something new/different to be able to fully participate.
7. Read through the comments. If someone already said they have a seed to provide for a request, do not say you will provide it too.
To participate, simply include a specific list what you have to trade in the comment section at the bottom of the page. (Don’t just say “lots of flowers” as it then requires unnecessary follow up replies.) If you are looking for something specific to trade, include this too.
If you see something that someone has to share, click reply to the right to their name so the reply will be connected to their comment to let them know you are interested and what they have to trade.
Individually package seeds and label them for the requests you have received to the work day on Saturday March 13 10am -1pm.
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HAVE TO TRADE:
Thai Basil (purple)
Top Crop Bush Green Bean
Cherokee Purple Heirloom Tomato (not much)
Any heirloom tomato
Adrienne, if you are interested, I have seeds of the polish variety (big deep red) of tomatoes I planted last year. I have used seeds from the previous years tomatoes and it worked well for me last year.
I am interested in just a couple of seeds from your Cherokee tomato if you still have any
Yes, I would love some. I have some Cherokee seeds still.
good, see you tomorrow
I would love some Thai Basil and heirloom tomatoes seeds- if possible
I am going to post my list shortly!! 😊
Carla, I can bring you some Thai basil seeds (just bought package last week) – I would love a few eggplant seeds. Chantal
Beans- top crop bush; Kentucky Wonder; Blue Lake 274, all heirloom
Brussels Sprouts- Long Island improved
Cauliflower- snowball x
Chives- regular & garlic
Cucumber- picking & marketmore 76
Eggplant- Black beauty
Okra- red burgundy
Squash- butternut & yellow straightneck
Swiss Card – mixed colors
Tomatoes- (heirloom) sweetie, bite sized cherry and beefsteak
Watermelon – sugar baby
I really want some collard seeds
Have lots of flower seeds as well if anyone is interested-
Hello Please suggest me some places where i can get broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower
I have some I will share with you.
Apurva- I will be happy to share as well- but I got my seeds from the dollar store- 4 for a dollar and they have all sprouted
Also I can share Kale, Okra (green and red varieties) , Cucumber (straight 8) , thyme, and flowers (impatiens, marigold… )
Great- Chantal! I am super excited
I have a ton of Matt’s Wild Cherry tomato seeds, and probably a bunch of other seeds as well.
awesome! Thank u.. please let me know when i can meet you all for collecting the seeds.
We will be trading at the community work day on Saturday between 10am – 1pm.
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