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Post  lisaphoto on 3/21/2010, 5:37 pm

I know this forum says seed exchange, but it doesn't look like anyone has posted anything about trading. I would love to exchange seeds. Unfortunately, I only have boring/normal seeds, but I am willing to trade for other seeds. I would love to have some fun plants and herbs. I am in zone 6a.
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Post  choksaw on 3/21/2010, 7:23 pm

since the season is just starting for alot of people not too many have seeds yet to exchange but after first harvests and such im sure there will plenty out there
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Post  lisaphoto on 3/21/2010, 7:43 pm

I just thinking of left over seeds from seed packets, I have a ton left over. My seeds are all very common though, so not sure if anyone would even want them. I was planning on saving them for next year if I didn't exchange them for something else.
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Post  choksaw on 3/21/2010, 7:51 pm

yeah most of the ones i have for now are common lowes/homedepot/walmart stuff although there are some posts on here with websites to get hierloom seeds and tons of diffrent stuff i just didnt get my orders ready in time so i went with what i could find localy but next year look out cause im gonna be on fire
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Post  lisaphoto on 3/21/2010, 7:54 pm

yeah, all mine are from Lowe's etc. If someone wants to exchange common seeds I'm down with that. There are so many seeds in some packets, I could never use them all
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Post  aquafern on 3/22/2010, 10:37 am

Here are some links for GREAT seeds!! They will make for SUPER exchanges at the end of the season as well. They support high biodiversity, YAY!

SEEDSAVERS.ORG
RARESEEDS.COM
HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM
HERITAGEHARVESTSEED.COM

Next season I plan on doing only these types of seeds. After buying plenty of chain store seeds, I did some research and found that we really need to preserve our other species. I also found out that organic seeds can be hybrids. I think there might be a forum on this topic, if not maybe I'll start on. Rolling Eyes

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Post  Lavender Debs on 3/22/2010, 10:46 am

There are so many seeds in a packet!! Has anyone thought about swapping some of there extra instead of just what they save from plants?

Like I just got a short season hot pepper but only started two peppers. I have a whole (small) packet of seed left. As I put the seed packet into the container I wondered if there were any other short season gardeners who might want just a few seeds in exchange for something they might have?

Deborah ....knows it is getting late for starting peppers and just wondering.


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Post  dixie on 3/22/2010, 11:09 am

I have a lot of seeds that I could exchange - a lot from seed exchanges I've done at gardenwebs, veggies & flowers.
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Re: Seed exchange

Post  Daynannan on 3/22/2010, 11:57 am

Here is what I have...
ALL WERE PURCHASED LAST YEAR EXCEPT WHERE NOTED

Page's Seeds...
-Zucchini (Garden Spineless F1 Hybrid) I called...it's a vine
-Kohlrabi White Vienna
-Pumpkin Small sweet or sugar

Lake Valley Seed...
-Blue Lake FMI Bean (pole)
-Sugar Snap
-Kohlrabi (a purple kind)
-Carrot (A dwarf kind)
-Broccoli
-Soybean/Edamame
-Tyee Spinach (extra slow bolting) BOUGHT THIS YEAR
-Buttercrunch Lettuce BOUGHT THIS YEAR

Seeds of Change Certified Organic
-Rossa di Milano Onion (rare) It's red BOUGHT THIS YEAR
-Dragon Carrot BOUGHT THIS YEAR

Also I have 100 yellow onion sets (bought at Menards)

If anyone is interested in a trade LMK what you have.
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Re: Seed exchange

Post  lisaphoto on 3/22/2010, 12:16 pm

I have:

HERBS: Chives, Cilantro, Marjoram, Oregano, Sweet Basil, Parsley (moss curled),Thyme, Sage, Rosemary, (some herbs are from last year, but are sprouting fine this year)

VEG/Fruit: Carrots (crispy treats), summer squash, sugar baby Watermelon, Jalapeno Pepper, and Summer Salsa Tomato (all purchased this year, and already sprouting)

Flowers: Sweet William (this year, and already sprouting fine)

Daynanna, I would love some of your vine zucchini, sugar snap, spinach and buttercrunch, and/ or red onion. Please let me know if there is anything of mine that you would like, and if you are willing to trade any of those
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Re: Seed exchange

Post  Daynannan on 3/22/2010, 12:37 pm

Lisa,

A small amount of the following would be super!

Cilantro, Oregano, sweet basil, parsley, thyme, sage, rosemary & sugar baby watermelon

You welcome to all that you requested. PM me w/ your address and how much you want.
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Post  chocolatepop on 3/22/2010, 2:28 pm

If we are going to do this trade, it would be easier to have two separate threads, one for ISO (In seach of) and one for IHA (I have available), or at least divide up the post like that, makes it easier and more stream line Wink

Just an idea.
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Thank you Choco, good idea!

Post  Lavender Debs on 3/22/2010, 2:40 pm

I just have time to pop in between moments at school. Would you like to start the thread? Maybe Dayna?

Deborah.... Who also has too many tomato plants....TIA
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Post  Daynannan on 3/23/2010, 9:31 am

It would be a good idea to have two threads for wish list and have list. You would link your have list on your wish list post and vice versa. It might be easier to have your want and have on the same post.
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Post  Lavender Debs on 3/23/2010, 9:41 am

Ta-dah! Danyna! Chocolatepop just started those threads!
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