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Seed swop anyone? The seeds are now back to me!
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gardening-girl



Joined: 25 Feb 2009
Posts: 5667
Location: Somerset.
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 12 8:23 pm    Post subject: Seed swop anyone? The seeds are now back to me! Reply with quote    

So,I expect like me,all you frustrated gardeners have been rifling through seed boxes,and browsing the seed porn that comes through the post.
I have seeds to spare,I expect you do to.
Shall we do a swop?
If you are interested,sign up.I`ll give everyone a week,and we`ll go from there.
Basically,I need a list of names.I`ll start off,and post to the next on the list.
Not sure re sending abroad though.Anyone know the rules/regs?

Last edited by gardening-girl on Thu Apr 12, 12 12:13 pm; edited 3 times in total

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
Posts: 34316
Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 12 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd be up for it.

earthyvirgo



Joined: 24 Aug 2007
Posts: 7446
Location: creating prints in the loft, Gerlan
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 12 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Chez wrote:
I'd be up for it.


Me too but I've not even thought about buying any seeds yet

Mind you, we are probably about a month later planting up here than you South Western Softies

EV

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
Posts: 18751
Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 12 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Me to. I have packets left from last year. Swapping means I get different varieties of chilli and tomatoes.

Is there a list somewhere of when seeds which lose their viability?

lottie



Joined: 11 Aug 2005
Posts: 5059
Location: ceredigion
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 12 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Veg seed No of years Flower seed No of years

Asparagus 3 Ageratum 4
Aubergine 5 Amaranthus 4-5
Beans 3 Anthemis 2
Beetroot 4 Anthirrhium 3-4
Broccoli 5 Calendula 5-6
Brussels sprouts 5 Celosia 4
Cabbage 4-5 Cineraria 3-4
Carrot 3-4 Clarkia 2-3
Cauliflower 4-5 Cosmos 3-4
Celeriac 5 Digitalis 2
Celery 5-6 Eschscholzia 3
Chicory 5 Gaillardia 2-3
Chinese cabbage 5 Godetia 3
Cucumber 5-6 Helianthus 2-3
Endive 3-4 Heliotrope 1-2
Fennel 4 Hollyhock 2-3
Kale 5 Impatiens 2
Kohl rabi 5 Larkspur 1-2
Leek 3 Linaria 3
Lettuce 4-5 Linum 1-2
Marrow 5-6 Lobelia 4
Melon 5 Marigold 2-3
Onion 1-2 Mesembryanthemum 3-4
Parsley 2-3 Myosotis 2
Parsnip 1-2 Nasturtium 5-7
Pea 3 Nicotiana 4-5
Pepper 4 Nigella 2
Pumpkin 4 Pansy 2
Radish 5 Petunia 2-3
Salsify 2 Phlox 2
Scorzonera 2 Salvia 1
Seakale 1-2 Schizanthus 4-5
Spinach 5 Sweet peas 2-3
Sweetcorn 1-2 Sweet William 2
Tomato 4 Viola 1
Turnip 5 Wallflower 4-5
Watercress 5 Zinnia 5-6
That's kept under ideal conditions for a lot of seeds on this chart---and germination rates drop with every year,but I've still got some to germinate right at the end of these ranges so it's about right.

gardening-girl



Joined: 25 Feb 2009
Posts: 5667
Location: Somerset.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 12 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bump.

gythagirl



Joined: 18 Feb 2010
Posts: 1208
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 12 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Me too - haven't got great numbers of packets as I started with fresh 2 years ago, but I can certainly divide up those with loads of seeds within!

yummersetter



Joined: 26 Jan 2008
Posts: 2982
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 12 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

yes, count me in - but I need to check my stash first, too.

gardening-girl



Joined: 25 Feb 2009
Posts: 5667
Location: Somerset.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 12 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Please could someone stickyfi this ,otherwise it will disappear.

welsh veg grower



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 2024
Location: here today but tomorrow...
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 12 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

yep join me in although I go tot he seed swap here in town so not sure how much I will have but will take a look

lisaP



Joined: 24 Aug 2005
Posts: 127
Location: milton keynes
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 12 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Can I join in too please?

gardening-girl



Joined: 25 Feb 2009
Posts: 5667
Location: Somerset.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 12 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bumpety bump.

gardening-girl



Joined: 25 Feb 2009
Posts: 5667
Location: Somerset.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 12 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Anymore takers?
So far we have,
Me,
Chez,
Earthyvirgo,
Cathryn,
Lottie?
Gythagirl,
Yummersetter,
WelshVeg Grower,
LisaP.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 29414
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 12 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'll also post this in events, but I've just been told about this, via my veg bag.

http://www.swapseeds.org.uk/

gardening-girl



Joined: 25 Feb 2009
Posts: 5667
Location: Somerset.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 12 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Last chance folks,list closes to morrow.

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