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Coming Soon! Seed Traders Corner

Post  RoOsTeR on 9/8/2012, 3:18 pm

As some may (or may not) have noticed, there is a new seed exchange forum in the works. It will be located about half way down on the index page, right before the Contest forum and Regional forums.
While I can truly appreciate all the time and effort put into the current Seed Exchange, I never did find it to be particularly easy to navigate, or forum friendly. It just didn't seem to fit. And I mean NO disrespect to the creator as it took a lot of time to put together. But I don't see the current exchange used much and I've had numerous emails and pm's on how to use it exactly. I never used it just because it seemed like such a chore.
Seeds are a hot topic here on our forum and I just thought it was time for a change and maybe something a bit more personal. I'm putting together several different forums in the exchange to break the seeds down some for easier reference. Honesty and trust is going to come into play here.
If you have hybrid seed and know for a fact it's hybrid, then place your available seeds in the hybrid section. Same with heirlooms.
Some seed knowledge and honesty is going to play a role here. If you are a seed saver, you need to be honest about hybrids/heirlooms, breeding true, cross pollination and so on. I don't think we'll have much of a problem here on the forum as we are a pretty honest bunch and love to see others succeed.
So, let's say you have lot's of purple beans available. You would go to the vegetable section and start a thread: Purple Beans Avail. you would list a brief description and how much you have to get rid of. Someone likes your beans and makes a post asking for more info perhaps or just says pm sent, indicating they are truly interested. The transaction would take place through pm...address exchange etc. I don't think I need to go into tons of detail here, but you could also start a thread in the vegetable seed section if you're looking for purple beans...Purple Beans Wanted! Let others know exactly what you're looking for. Someone pops up and says,"Hey I got some purple beans for ya!" The transaction is handled through pm's... The person receiving the beans (or whatever) sends a SASE (self addressed stamped envelope) to the bean (or whatever) holder.
There has been some discussion of a Trading Post in the exchange. Seed in the Trading Post would be just that. Traded. You send me something, I send you something. Done deal.
What the seed exchange forum won't be used for is seed discussions. We already have a forum for that. That's not to say you can't discuss the qualities, varieties and so on of the seed you're putting up or interested in obtaining.
This is also not the place for selling or any type of monetary gain transactions.
I do think this method of seed exchange will be a lot more interactive and interesting and hopefully easier for everyone. I'm still working on getting everything in order, but some have noticed the seed exchange forum work taking place and I thought I would go ahead and let everyone know what's in the works and what is taking place. I have goofed on the code a time or two and the site has looked a bit funky a time or two when this has happened.
Be a bit patient with me and hopefully I'll have the new forums up and running soon!

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Post  camprn on 9/8/2012, 3:36 pm

clap you rock

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Post  plantoid on 9/8/2012, 3:41 pm

Thanks for the exchange set up Rooster .

One thing that must be included is that to send some types of seeds over international and in some cases county borders is illegal and could land you in trouble as the sender or as the recipient . It is a bit of a minefield so do your home work first please.

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Post  RoOsTeR on 9/8/2012, 3:55 pm

Excellent point plantoid

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Re: Coming Soon! Seed Traders Corner

Post  RoOsTeR on 9/8/2012, 6:43 pm

I will be adding a few things in, but I think the new Seed Traders is up and ready for the most part! I've tested the new forums out on Chrome, Maxthon3, Firefox and IE9. Everything seems to be functioning and set up properly. If you notice something, please let me know. Enjoy Cool

When you go to place a post in the Seed Traders Corner, please pay close attention to the rules listed. Very Happy

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Re: Coming Soon! Seed Traders Corner

Post  thegreatcob on 9/8/2012, 7:14 pm

you need a category for none heirloom open pollinated varieties

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Re: Coming Soon! Seed Traders Corner

Post  RoOsTeR on 9/8/2012, 7:34 pm

I have no idea what a none heirloom open pollinated variety is.


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Post  camprn on 9/8/2012, 7:50 pm

@RoOsTeR wrote:I have no idea what a none heirloom open pollinated variety is.

LOL< me either..... but I'm willing to learn. What a Face

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Post  plantoid on 9/8/2012, 8:59 pm

@thegreatcob wrote:you need a category for none heirloom open pollinated varieties

Is that one ......... You don't know the variety name of ,because you don't have the seed packet & you forgot to label it , that you have found growing in your garden ???? Wink

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Re: Coming Soon! Seed Traders Corner

Post  Daniel9999 on 9/8/2012, 9:19 pm

@camprn wrote:
@RoOsTeR wrote:I have no idea what a none heirloom open pollinated variety is.

LOL< me either..... but I'm willing to learn. What a Face

I am pretty sure greatcob meant NON-heirloom open pollinated variety.....as in a modern open pollinated variety that has been developed recently enough it does not qualify as being "heirloom".




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Re: Coming Soon! Seed Traders Corner

Post  RoOsTeR on 9/8/2012, 9:33 pm

I knew what thegreatcob meant...

I believe for the most part the main categories are covered for the majority of our users. We could obviously go way overboard with different categories for everything out there.

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Re: Coming Soon! Seed Traders Corner

Post  thegreatcob on 9/8/2012, 10:39 pm

there is no standard definition of heirloom. the term was adapted to fit seeds the where developed as open pollinated varieties before the introduction of hybrid to the public.
the term heirloom when it come to vegetables dates to 1950.

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Post  camprn on 9/8/2012, 10:45 pm

@thegreatcob wrote:there is no standard definition of heirloom. the term was adapted to fit seeds the where developed as open pollinated varieties before the introduction of hybrid to the public.
the term heirloom when it come to vegetables dates to 1950.
Cob, do you have any thing to swap?

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Re: Coming Soon! Seed Traders Corner

Post  ericam on 9/8/2012, 10:53 pm

@plantoid wrote:One thing that must be included is that to send some types of seeds over international and in some cases county borders is illegal and could land you in trouble as the sender or as the recipient . It is a bit of a minefield so do your home work first please.

Unfortunately this is why I can't participate in this even though I'd love to. Stuff would never get through Aussie quarantine, they are REALLY strict!

But have fun guys, it's a great idea, especially for newbies like me with only small gardens, a regular seed packet goes a long way and will probably be useless by the time I could use them all so sharing benefits everyone.

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Re: Coming Soon! Seed Traders Corner

Post  thegreatcob on 9/8/2012, 11:07 pm

camprn i have about 100 different seed packets that could swap seed from.
but i usually swap seed at local seed swap we have in the spring.
I used to swap seeds by mail. but i used to get to many sase and not to many seeds in return. it also go overwhelming I now only swap with 10 people by mail.

one thing you might need to add is away to discontinue seeds offering on the trade boards or limit offering to month before renewal by the trade poster

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Post  RoOsTeR on 9/8/2012, 11:11 pm

one thing you might need to add is away to discontinue seeds offering on the trade boards or limit offering to month before renewal by the trade poster

This is covered in the rules section in the each seed exchange forum.

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Re: Coming Soon! Seed Traders Corner

Post  ericam on 9/8/2012, 11:16 pm

Rooster, I'm not seeing any rules in the Seed exchange section, either I'm blind or it's not showing up for some reason!


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Re: Coming Soon! Seed Traders Corner

Post  RoOsTeR on 9/8/2012, 11:17 pm

Try to make a post. You can't miss them Wink HOPEFULLY! If everything is set right they should appear.

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Post  camprn on 9/8/2012, 11:20 pm

@RoOsTeR wrote:Try to make a post. You can't miss them Wink HOPEFULLY! If everything is set right they should appear.
I saw them when I clicked on the new topic button.

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Post  ericam on 9/8/2012, 11:20 pm

Aahh, that would be why I can't see them then, I haven't tried to post because I can't swap with you guys!

Just thought I'd check just in case others couldn't find them either. Wink

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Post  RoOsTeR on 9/8/2012, 11:24 pm

@camprn wrote:
@RoOsTeR wrote:Try to make a post. You can't miss them Wink HOPEFULLY! If everything is set right they should appear.
I saw them when I clicked on the new topic button.
@ericam wrote:Aahh, that would be why I can't see them then, I haven't tried to post because I can't swap with you guys!

Just thought I'd check just in case others couldn't find them either. Wink

Great! Any time a new post or topic is replied to in the seed exchange, the rules should appear. I figured they would be harder to overlook that way Very Happy

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Post  ericam on 9/8/2012, 11:26 pm

Good idea, forces a memory refresh!

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great idea and implementation

Post  nycquilter on 9/9/2012, 9:09 am

thanks so much for starting this. sunny

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