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    Amberngriffinco
    Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:28 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    I want:

    Orange Trumpet Bush

    Heirloom Tomatoes - not sure the name, but they are big like a steak tomato, a darkish red with light brown stripes near the top going downward

    sapphire tower (Puya alpestris)

    Native to the Chilean Andes, this terrestrial bromeliad relative puts out startlingly turquoise flowers (called by some 'metallic' or 'electric blue') that emerge by the dozens on lofty flower spikes.
    - We saw this plant way back around 1998 at a San Diego Botanical Garden and never forgot it. I bought seeds a few years ago, but nothing happened.. the blue is simply stunning! ! surreal, but true.


    I Have:

    California Poppies
    Molly53
    Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:48 pm
    Forum Host
    * 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.
    http://america-the-beautiful.org/free_seeds/index.php

    * 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.
    http://www.dinnergarden.org/

    Catalog Freebies
    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.

    Safety Tips
    seed packets
    * 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
    http://www.ars-grin.gov/npgs/stats/

    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.
    http://www.ecoseeds.com/seeds.kids.html

    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.
    http://www.helpgrowyoursoup.com/

    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.
    http://www.winonagrange271.org/gpage12.html

    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.

    Ideas:
    *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
    *Mustard seed
    *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
    Karyl Lee
    Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:51 pm
    Forum Host
    Here's an heirloom seed exchange site with a huge range of offerings:seed savers
    Molly53
    Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:31 pm
    Forum Host
    For Amber:



    Puya alpestris - Clumping bromeliad w/gray spiny margined foliage 3' tall w/blue-green flowers in spring to 4-5' tall. Recurving, spiny-margined, light green leaves that are silver-gray beneath. Leaves are 1-2 inches wide at their base and 2-3 feet long. Turquoise blue-green flowers (sometimes called metallic or "unearthly") bloom on terminal branching 4-5 foot tall stalks in the spring. Plant in full sun. Drought tolerant. Sometimes confused with the larger Puya berteroniana which has much longer (to 4-5 feet) and wider (to 2-3 inches) leaves and flowers that are Kelly Green. Native to high barren slopes in the Andes of southern Chile. Hardy to 15-20 degrees F.
    michEgan
    Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:11 pm
    Forum Host
    Molly53 wrote:
    For Amber:



    Puya alpestris - Clumping bromeliad w/gray spiny margined foliage 3' tall w/blue-green flowers in spring to 4-5' tall. Recurving, spiny-margined, light green leaves that are silver-gray beneath. Leaves are 1-2 inches wide at their base and 2-3 feet long. Turquoise blue-green flowers (sometimes called metallic or "unearthly") bloom on terminal branching 4-5 foot tall stalks in the spring. Plant in full sun. Drought tolerant. Sometimes confused with the larger Puya berteroniana which has much longer (to 4-5 feet) and wider (to 2-3 inches) leaves and flowers that are Kelly Green. Native to high barren slopes in the Andes of southern Chile. Hardy to 15-20 degrees F.


    I love this plant, wish I could grow it here in MI. !
    Secret Agent
    Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:17 am
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    I have been looking for moon flowers, the giant vine, forever. Anyone have a few seeds to swap? I have coleus to swap.

    SA icon_cool.gif
    KeyWee
    Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:35 am
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    I have moonflower (just a few but am willing to share icon_biggrin.gif). Two kinds: the large white (probably the one you are looking for) and the smaller purple. They look cool planted together! Send me a zmail with address if you are interested. I don't need anything in return. Coleus doesn't do well for me around here unless I water 300 times a week. We get NO rain June~August.
    Secret Agent
    Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:24 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    KeyWee wrote:
    I have moonflower (just a few but am willing to share icon_biggrin.gif). Two kinds: the large white (probably the one you are looking for) and the smaller purple. They look cool planted together! Send me a zmail with address if you are interested. I don't need anything in return. Coleus doesn't do well for me around here unless I water 300 times a week. We get NO rain June~August.


    KeyWee I am zmailing you......

    Thanks!!! icon_cool.gif
    Secret Agent
    Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:20 am
    Food.com Groupie
    KeyWee you are my new best friend!!!! Got the seeds just today! Thank you!!!!!!

    SA icon_cool.gif
    KeyWee
    Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:21 am
    Forum Host
    You are very welcome ~ I am so glad they arrived. Thanks for letting me know! Hope you have success with them. Hurry up, Spring!!
    michEgan
    Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:14 am
    Forum Host
    I have red tipped lettuce, very hardy to share, also a heirloom green bean, Pole Bean. ( Thanks to Key Wee) Plus German Queen tomato Heirloom, large pink beef steak, seeds. Plus Kale and a few Moon and stars heirloom water melon.

    Looking for any heirloom seeds, pickles, egg plant, carrots, red beets.
    Secret Agent
    Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:53 am
    Food.com Groupie
    I can't wait to plant the moonflower seeds. I am so impatient! My chives are popping up and so is the mint. I was hoping the rosemary would winter over but it looks like it's gone. My thyme is getting lush too. I just can't wait!


    SA icon_cool.gif
    meldrum2011
    Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:44 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Molly53 wrote:
    * 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.
    http://america-the-beautiful.org/free_seeds/index.php

    * 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.
    http://www.dinnergarden.org/

    Catalog Freebies
    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.

    Safety Tips
    seed packets
    * 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
    http://www.ars-grin.gov/npgs/stats/

    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.
    http://www.ecoseeds.com/seeds.kids.html

    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.
    http://www.helpgrowyoursoup.com/

    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.
    http://www.winonagrange271.org/gpage12.html

    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.

    Ideas:
    *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
    *Mustard seed
    *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
    Brittney707
    Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:36 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Hi everyone im looking to start my own little garden but due to financial
    Situation I havnt got to do it icon_sad.gif if anyone would be kind enough to lend me some seeds I would appreciate it im new to this site and already in love with it if ud like email me (link removed by Forum Host)
    Brittney707
    Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:39 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    That is beautifull !
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