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Post by Dandelion on 3rd January 2013, 2:43 pm

If anyone in the UK is interested in joining the seed swap please let me know. I have a large envelope of packets of seeds ready to go! I'll wait until the end of January before sending them out - as far as I know there are no varieties which need to be planted before then.
I wonder if we could enlarge our number through the seed swap? If you know anyone who would like to join in and/or have a suggestion for changing the way we do the swap please don't stay silent!

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Post by judesmith on 3rd January 2013, 5:20 pm

Hello,

I joined today - would I be able to participate in the seed swap? I grow lots of heritage varieties and have plenty of seeds to swap with others.

What do I need to do?

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Post by Chilli-head on 3rd January 2013, 5:48 pm

Can you count me in, Dandelion, and thank you for doing this again, you're a star !
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Post by Dandelion on 3rd January 2013, 6:04 pm

Thank you - I'd like to take the credit for being self sacrificing Chilli Head, but I do get to have a good look at what everyone has put into the pack of seeds when it finishes going round and ends up at my house again (Mwahahaha!!!)

Jude - of course you're able to participate! You need to PM me with your name and address. When we start the seed swap going towards the end of January I'll send the pack of seeds to the first person on the list. I then PM them with the address details of the next person and they post it to them. This continues until it's gone round everybody. That way people only ever have one name and address - it's thing of trust but it has always worked well in the past. People take out anything they are interested in and replace it packets of seeds they have left over. Some of us are organic and others less so - there are no restrictions to the types of seeds you can put in (well, I suppose they should be legal...!) We don't really mind seeds which are just out of their 'sow by' date either. It tends to be mainly veg, but we seem to be branching out into flowers. (I sowed a whole packet of Sweet Williams from seed swap seed last year - unfortunately my chickens got into the flower garden and have scratched most of them up! Luckily I bunged the ones left over into a tub so I have something to show for it!!)

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Post by Dandelion on 3rd January 2013, 6:05 pm

Forgot to say - the envelope of seeds cost about £2 to post last year - it'll be more this year as postage has gone up.

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Post by judesmith on 3rd January 2013, 6:32 pm

Brilliant, thanks!

I have PM'd you.

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Post by polgara on 3rd January 2013, 9:33 pm

I am sure Spar will want to join with me as usual

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Post by Dandelion on 3rd January 2013, 10:56 pm

OK, will put you on the list Pol - and give Spar our best wishes

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 4th January 2013, 1:21 pm

Count me in too, please Very Happy

and thanks for organising it again
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Post by Dandelion on 4th January 2013, 2:37 pm

Right-oh Angie. I may FB Billy and see if he wants to take part too - he hasn't been around on the forum for a while.

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Post by Dandelion on 11th January 2013, 10:28 pm

OK with everyone if I start the ball rolling and get the pack of seeds in the post?
It's going to Angie first.

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Post by judesmith on 13th January 2013, 8:41 am

Dandelion wrote:OK with everyone if I start the ball rolling and get the pack of seeds in the post?
It's going to Angie first.

I look forward to it - I'd better start packing my seeds up!

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Post by Dandelion on 13th January 2013, 3:02 pm

No hurry Jude - we'll give you fair warning when it's on its way to you! When it left my hands yesterday (when Mr D kindly took it to the post office) it was mainly vegetables with one or two packets of flower seeds in. I went through it before I posted it (I hung on to the seeds that were returned at the end of the seed swap last year) - I turfed out any carrots which had been opened and were a bit old as I don't think they germinate as well. I also turned out a few very old things - I know that archaeologists have germinated seeds they've found on iron age sites, but that's probably for specialists, so anything pre-2008 has gone.
When I got the seeds last year I passed them round a few gardening friends at school because I thought that the more people who swap seeds the better as it increases the chances of getting more varieties.
What we've done for the past few years is to post on here when the pack arrives then I'll PM the address of the next person to send it to when you've finished with it.

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Post by freebird on 13th January 2013, 10:20 pm

Dandelion, have you got me on the list? I expressed my interest in the tea room rather than here, so if it was overlooked, can you add me to the list please? You might already have my address, but let me know if you need it again.
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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 14th January 2013, 8:59 am

Woohoo
Excited about getting a surprise package in the post.

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Post by Dandelion on 14th January 2013, 10:14 pm

freebird wrote:Dandelion, have you got me on the list? I expressed my interest in the tea room rather than here, so if it was overlooked, can you add me to the list please? You might already have my address, but let me know if you need it again.
Don't worry Freebird - you are on the list! I still have your address too
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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 14th January 2013, 10:22 pm

Package has arrived safe and sound Very Happy
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Post by Dandelion on 15th January 2013, 6:41 pm

I'll PM you the next address towards the end ofthe week so you don't feel you have to rush to send it on!

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Post by warlock1 on 20th January 2013, 10:23 am

i have some chilli pepper seeds and spagetti squash seeds as well as the japanese squash uchi kurui all saved seed from 2012 for a swap
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Post by Dandelion on 20th January 2013, 1:39 pm

If you can PM me your address, Warlock 1 (can I call you W1 for short???) I can put you on the list to get the pack of seeds.

How did your Uchi Kurui do? I treid it for the first time last year but it probably wasn't the best year for squashes, and all I ended up with was one fruit. (Tasted good though!) Funnily enough, I also tried spaghetti squash for the first time too, which was more productive. Have found that the fruits have kept well in an unheated room - have just one more to use up.

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 21st January 2013, 10:12 am

Due to an unexpected weekend away I didn't get chance to post the parcel but I will get it out as soon as I can this week

sorry Embarassed
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Post by warlock1 on 21st January 2013, 6:22 pm

i still have 15 or more squashes left in my garage where i have shelving
all around it i put them up high .will be growing up to 7 types of squash
next year including spagetti and acorn squash . i am looking to get more sufficient in saving my own seeds . have not started any more digging this year on the allotment yet until this snow clears .i saved my own seed of ucchi kuru
squash ,spagetti squash,french beans blue lake ,and the round yellow cucumber , as well as habanero chilli peppers red .will also have some of the acorn squash on the next one i eat .sowed my onion and leek seed in the greenhouse (unheated ) a few weeks ago .
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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 22nd January 2013, 9:43 am

Package posted
does the next recipient want to know who they are or just keep it a surprise?

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Post by Dandelion on 22nd January 2013, 8:14 pm

It's probably better to let them know so they're looking out for it (Our postman sometimes chucks stuff over the back gate, so if we're expecting a parcel we keep a look out for it!) Shall I let you say who it's going toAJB??

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Post by AngelinaJellyBeana on 23rd January 2013, 8:36 am

The next lucky recipient is Pol Very Happy
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