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.