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Seed Exchanges....Wants and Haves.Go to page << Previous Page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:02 amForum Host
Brittney ~ welcome! I am sorry I did not see this sooner. I removed your email address from your first post as it probably isn't the best idea to have it out there where anyone could pick it up. However, you can send and receive PM's (personal messages) here on food.com that only you and the other person can see. That is the way to exchange personal info if you choose to do so.
But ~ I have seeds. Especially now that it's fall and lots of things are gong to seed here in KY. You can send me a PM (it's called z-mail here) and I will send you a variety to get started. Put your mailing address in the PM (I won't share it with anyone) and I will get the seeds out to you.
Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:36 amFood.com Groupie
Not sure if this is allowed here, but if anyone is near Brisbane, Australia, I have a bunch of growing chillis that will need homes soon. I have mini birdseyes, friar's hat (I think), a small round red chilli, a HOT yellow chilli and a sweetish red chilli all growing. I should be above to give away about 5 seedlings of each type.
If you're interested, just send me a pm and we'll sort something out. It would be a great help if you have your own pots to use.
Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:51 amForum Host
Hi, Satyne! Maybe post this in the Australian forum too. It will probably have a better chance of being seen by someone close to you.
Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:10 pmFood.com Groupie
Here is what I'm looking for:
Golden Patty Pan Squash
Lettuce, Hungarian Pink Winter
Amaranth, Red Leaf, Tampala, Calaloo
Lima bean, King of the Garden, dry, pole
Cabbage, January King, Savoy
Kale, Russian Red, Organic
Tomato, Cherokee Purple
I'm trying to find heirloom vegetable seed that I can save for next year's harvest.
Beet, Mangel, Early Yellow Intermediate
Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:36 pmFood.com Groupie
* The Freecycle Network is a non-profit group for people to trade, barter or give away excess items. Trade anything from furniture to gardening supplies on Freecycle. With over four million members in several countries, Freecycle is a great way to find free items. Post wanted ads, or wait until the end of the spring planting season to see if anyone has leftover seeds.
* A company called Winter Sown Seeds offers vegetable seeds if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE). http://wintersown.org/wseo1/Free_Seeds.html
* The America the Beautiful project saves seeds from going to waste when seed companies discard them. In 2005-2006, they saved 800 tons of seeds! They offer both flower and vegetable seeds. Most seeds go to groups beautifying areas, so this source may be best if your garden is community-based.
* Ed Hume Seeds offers free vegetable seeds. Plant a row for the hungry, and donate vegetables from the free seed offer to this worthwhile organization. Plant A Row for the Hungry encourages gardeners to plant vegetable crops and donate the bounty to their local food bank http://www.humeseeds.com/free1.htm
* You may also request free seeds through Dinner Garden.org.
Gardening catalogs often include free seeds with every order. The catch is, of course, that you have to place a paid order first. Many catalogs entice orders with coupons. Common offers include $25 off the first order. Take advantage of these coupons and add plants to the garden while using the catalogs to get free seeds.
* If using Freecycle or any other Internet resource, use common sense. Remember, total strangers read your post. Do not include personal information. Suggest pickups by mail, or somewhere public. Never reveal personally identifiable information to strangers.
* Do not accept unlabeled, unmarked seeds. Memory plays tricks, and the gardener giving you the seeds may think he is giving you tomato seeds, only for you to find out later they’re zinnias.
* Be careful with seeds gardeners collect themselves. Seeds collected by gardening friends or local garden club members may be cross-pollinated from hybrid seeds. These seeds occasionally yield odd results. Cross-pollinated hybrids look and taste differently from the parent plant varieties. Sometimes the results are fine, but often not worth the time and effort.
The USDA has a seed vault (NPGS/GRIN) where they collect trees, vegetable seed, flower seed, and other specimens, from around the world. The seed is free but they are listed with their scientific name and it takes time to decide what you want. I open 2-windows and copy the name from the USDA and run it in Google search engine images. Read the instructions on the site, choose what you want, and then submit a request for the items
Free Garden Seed for Kids. This site will send 2-packs of vegetable seed per child. But the children have to choose their vegetable seed and write it out in their own hand. Include 2 unused postage stamps per order.
Help Grow Your Soup - Campbells's Soup offers a free pack of seed - Vote for a barn to be saved & then you'll get the form. Soup codes - Chicken Noodle-P5-25, Cream of Chicken-P5-03, Beef w/veg-EST4C-11. The code is on the bottom of the can.
Through a generous donation from a major distributor of garden seeds, Lake Valley Seeds of Boulder, Colorado, we are able to supply you with high-quality vegetable seeds of many varieties. Every local Grange in Oregon has, or will have, access to these donated vegetable seeds, and can distribute them in their local area as is needful.
A Word of Caution...
The offers listed above are not guaranteed. In February 2010 they appear to be valid offers, however, these free seed offers may end at any time. So take advantage of them as soon as possible.
*Celery - take the leftover bottom of a stalk of celery that has part of the root and plant.
*Cut the "eyes" out when peeling potatoes. Let harden overnight and plant according to guidance for your temperature zone.
*Save the seeds from cantaloupe, squash or pumpkin. Dry and plant according to guidance for your temperature zone.
*Dry beans: pintos, red beans or navy beans are also viable for planting. Picked early, pintos make fine green beans.
*Chili pepper: fish out the seeds from your dried pepper in the pantry and plant.
*Cilantro: from the coriander seed in your pantry
*Dill: the same as coriander (herb companies sometimes heat treat the seeds for long term storage...test a few seeds in a dixie cup prior to planting an extensive row in your garden)
If there is a dairy, horse farm, etc, in your area just stop in and ask the farmer if he has a pile of old manure. You do not want fresh manure since it will burn the plants. Manure needs to be at least six months old and composted or it will kill your young plants.
Vegetable Garden Worksheets for Planning Your Home Garden; a Gardening Diary, Zone Chart, and Planting Guide
Thanks for this links.........
Please also visit Non Hybrid Seeds
Romaine lettuce bottoms if you set into a dish of water and change the water periodically roots will appear and your Romain will begin to grow. Interesting mine has.
Parsley seeds- To get them started take a wet paper towel. Wrap the seeds into the towel and stick into the refrigerator for a few days. when you open the paper towel you will see they have started to germinate. Plant immediately into the ground and it will start the parsley much sooner for you since it is a stubborn seed to begin.
Also no matter how small those tomato plants are..who cares..grab a pot put them in, give them fertilizer, water and off you go. They will eventually give you what you some tomatoes. They grow very quickly all the way into the Fall months if you have a Fall that is still warm.
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