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#1 poor_old_dad

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Posted January 19 2007 - 07:17 PM

This is going to be a free seed exchange thread, NOT for selling ANYTHING. And it is ONLY FOR LEGAL SEEDS. Posts that violate these simple rules will be deleted and if it gets out of hand, the whole thread will be gone. It will work as follows:

If you have a need for seed, or spare to share, post it here. If you see that member has what you need or needs what you have, send that member a Private Message & arrangements can be made. I suggest that whoever needs the seeds send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the member with the seeds. I also suggest that when you get the seeds you need ot run out of the seeds you're offering, you edit your original post to let folks know.

I've seen this work in many places, and it can really help folks who are tight on $$$, or want to grow 3 basil plants without buying a pack with 900 seeds... stuff like that. It also works real well with seeds for flowers and even rare plants.

If there are questions or problems to let me know.

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#2 poor_old_dad

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Posted January 19 2007 - 07:32 PM

Ok, I'll even go first.

I have basil seeds, plus cayenne & jalapeño pepper seeds. And as a rare item some Red Peter Pepper seeds. http://www.peterpepp...ter_peppers.htm

To quote from the web site, "
which naturally and consistently contort themselves into a miniature replica of, well - take a look at its scientific name: Capsicum annuum var. annuum 'Peter' (Penis Pepper)."

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Posted January 20 2007 - 08:27 AM

Well, if anyone's been following my ongoing conversation with P.O.D., I have an ambitious gardening plan this year. One way or another, I'll be coming up with some transplants for certain veggies, and marigolds. But I have NO seeds, at all, yet, for all the veggies I want to plant directly into the ground. The first ones I'll be needing (thank you, poor_old_dad!) are lettuce, radish, and snow peas.

Eventually, I'll be needing a little of everything, near as I can tell!

Once I get down to my co-op and buy what I can, I'll post up any extra I may get in packets, etc. But I don't know how much or how useful that will be. Since it's my first year gardening, I don't have much to offer... But if my garden is successful, I will save seeds from everything and have lots to share next time around! :D

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Posted January 21 2007 - 04:12 PM

great idea p.o.d. ,,its about time we get a seed exstange on here,,ill look in the barn for some seeds to go up,when my seads start ariveing in a couple months ill post more up.
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Posted January 22 2007 - 09:44 AM

I have a couple (and by couple, I mean few, as in two...) Sensitive Plant seeds... It's a pretty cool plant, once it gets established (needs to be indoors, it's a pretty big wimp)
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Posted January 22 2007 - 07:18 PM

This is a great idea!

If no one minds a Canadian jumping in I have lots of Four O'clock Marvel Of Peru (Mirabilis jalapa) seeds to offer.

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Posted January 24 2007 - 05:03 AM

HUGE hug for P_O_D!

This is the way to go people!!

I am wondering if we can do this for the other side of the Atlantic too?

This must be the Global allotment in the Global Village!!

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Posted January 24 2007 - 10:11 AM

Great Idea!

Seabreeze,
Im up for it! Ill have a look see what seeds Ive got from last year and let you know what Ive got.

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Posted January 24 2007 - 06:11 PM

how about a bit of something i got a bushel of . it's named the Christmas bean . very good eating . a purple-splotched large bean , cooks quick and easy with a brown flesh. climbing-type . i've yet to grow it , so cannot indicate its yield . many others have grown it successfully as this is an heirloom variety .

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Posted January 26 2007 - 03:49 AM

Great Idea!

Seabreeze,
Im up for it! Ill have a look see what seeds Ive got from last year and let you know what Ive got.

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Hey Ripple

Me too - I know I have some peas/beans I can send you some wild garlic aswell ( you can use it like chives and use the bulb too) I have more but I need to have a look!

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Posted January 29 2007 - 06:36 AM

I have tons of herb and flower seeds. I think I am going to do almost all my planting in containers this year, so I won't need many seeds. I have: basil, strawflower, eggplant, shasta daisies, zinnias, marigolds, alyssum, gypsophila, oregano, thyme, and more. My dad has lots of seeds he saved from last year, too. If anyone would like to share, I would love to try some unusual sweet peppers or tomatoes. We also love, love purple crowder peas and no one around here has any. :)

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Posted February 04 2007 - 07:45 PM

I know its a little early or late depending on how you think of it, but anyhow its winter and nothing growing now its all died or hybernatin' lol but if anyone is interested I have some wild onions that grow in my garden and I never really use them and I have some pumpkin seeds. Thats about it for now though. Anyone interested get at me..............

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Posted February 14 2007 - 06:01 PM

I know winter is almost over, but I have cauliflower and broccoli seeds.


This is a rare request, but I am looking for bittermelon seeds and snap peas.

Know any good vendors?

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Posted February 18 2007 - 01:07 PM

Baker Creek sells bitter melon. I think they are a good company to deal with.
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#15 Sea Breeze

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Posted March 24 2007 - 05:36 AM

So what happened people? Did anyone ge tot swap seeds? Ripple what happened to you?

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Posted March 28 2007 - 08:50 PM

hey all, i got a few things to put up :)

-almost full packet of blue lake pole beans. i ordered some more of these without realizing that i already had this packet. theyre open pollinated, not hybrid.

-arugula. its a salad green, i dont really like it. sorta nutty/peppery/bitter taste. theres a reasonable number of seeds. open pollinated.

-mazurka spinach

the above are all from west coast seeds and are not treated with fungicide, etc.
the following are just your ordinary brands.

-yellow bush bean
-green bush bean
-zucchini
-large russian sunflower (2)
-cucumber, improved long green
-chiccory (2)
-peas, shelling, 'superb early bird' (not opened)
-cucumber
-watermelon, sugar baby
-carrot (3, one not opened)

i can test them if you like to see what percentage will germinate.

and heres some flowers saved from my moms garden:

-light pink hollyhock
-dark pink hollyhock
-maltese cross
-pink columbine


what i need:

basil is something i really need, lots of it. and pretty much any kind of heritage veggies. i want to save my own seed, so i dont want any hybrids. i also want herbs: perennial (roman) chamomile and peppermint especially, coltsfoot, mullein, vervain, rue, wood germander, valerian, milk thistle, borage... pretty much anything. just offer what you have, if youre interested, flowers too :)
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Posted April 01 2007 - 03:08 PM

Has anyone got any Aloe Vera seeds ???

Unfortunately I have nothing to offer, I don't have a garden
& just want a few plants around the house
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Posted April 01 2007 - 05:42 PM

Aloe Vera seeds ? Nada....Don't think they go to seed in a house enviroment.
Find someone who has a established plant. Get a couple side shoots and plant in nice damp soil and in a couple of months you'll have a nice healthy plant.........

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Posted April 02 2007 - 08:51 AM

Cool, thanks
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Posted April 03 2007 - 10:00 AM

Hey seabreeze!
Was almost going to give my garden a miss altogether this year due to my hip, but Ive just spent the day digging it and all is well!

If youre after any of these let me know

Leeks
Cabbage
Carrots
Peas
Onion seeds
Broccoli
Courgettes
Edit: Beetroot too!

Just back from the garden centre too, bought one of those mushroom grow kits, going to give that a go too!

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Posted April 04 2007 - 02:08 AM

Hi Ripple

Is the cabbage early or late? I have pretty much seeded up the garden for this year. Ree and I just planted peas at the weekend, leeks and onions are coming up in the shed, as are carrots. I am wondering if I could squeeze in broccoli? Beetroot already in. I would love to grow courgette but I would need a cold frame here as it is too exposed to wind. We have runner beans, broadbeans also which are not on your list.
Will PM my contact to you. Take care of your hip and watch the digging!! That's the one thing that will definitely set a hip injury off again!

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Posted April 12 2007 - 07:56 AM

Hi there-

I'm looking for Big Mama Tomato seeds. Have a relative who works for a major seed co., so can probably trade for something you want.

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Posted April 12 2007 - 01:44 PM

Im new to the forums but i would deffinently like to be involved in a seed exchange. I have Some Marigold and Snapdragon seeds that i have collected from last falls flowers. i also will soon be getting more snapdragon seeds (my flowers have already started going to seed). i also have some coleus seeds.

Edit: i have been harvesting more and more snapdragons everyday. Also i harvested some columbines today. Im going to plant a couple to see how well they germinate.

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Posted April 25 2007 - 09:28 AM

I have Mammoth Dill that is just so beautiful! If interested let me know!

I'm LOOKING for Angelica, Pinapple Mint, and various sages and other herbs...
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Posted April 26 2007 - 11:50 AM

I'm looking to start growing heirloom veggies/herbs (I understand this is the best way to harvest your own seeds)......if anybody has anything heirloom that will grow in New England, and they want to part with some, let me know. Thanks :)

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Posted May 15 2007 - 07:17 AM

I have Mammoth Dill that is just so beautiful! If interested let me know!

I'm LOOKING for Angelica, Pinapple Mint, and various sages and other herbs...


I have both Angelica (which is fabulous and can be a real bush!) and pineapple mint and all sorts of herbs....but I am in Scotland. If you can get cuttings propogate them. Mint is real easy to root.

Feverfew and lemonbalm are the only ones that I let 'go to seed' all the others get cut back or they go rampant!

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#27 PeaceLoveAndWeed

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Posted June 19 2007 - 09:32 PM

I now i have some rose seeds. Also i have some catalpa seeds chives and petunia seeds

#28 i'm_not_beethoven420

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Posted July 01 2007 - 09:59 AM

I have the following seeds available......




Red & Yellow Bell Peppers

Watermelon

Canalope

Honeydew

Basil

jalapeno

New mexico Chili

Red Cherry Pepper

Pumpkin



Always looking for rare hot pepper strains and looking for black pepper, ( piper nigrum )

#29 PeaceLoveAndWeed

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Posted July 05 2007 - 02:23 PM

i now have some mountain lourel (not sure if this is how it is spelt) seeds along with all the others i have

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Posted September 15 2007 - 08:01 PM

How about bulb exchange? Coming into fall and in a few months, time to start planting bulbs (at least here). I'll have to see what I can rip off my wife to trade here. Or, we could buy different variaties from places and exchange with each other.




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