Asian Vegetables Seed Exchange Group

chadmdSeptember 18, 2011

Dear Asian Vegetable home growing enthsiest group.

As a home growing vegetables enthusiest I find heirloom vegetable seeds get pricy when you want to grow a variety of asian vegetables or even otherwise.All I need is few seeds and not a whole packet or bunch.

I was looking for different varieties of heirloom egg plant seeds - Thai, Japnese, Indian , Italian, and Brazilian.All I need is 5-10 seeds of each.What is available - $3 each packet plus C & H charges.Over $20 for these ............ pricy.

I have requested many times to seed companies to make affoardable and small packages for home garderns use .Understandable - it does not make business sense for them.

SO

I think it is a good idea if we can creat an exchange group and share with each other smaller quantities of heirloom asian or our local vegetable seeds.

Chad

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aaaaaaaa(6)

I am with you.

Anna

    Bookmark   September 18, 2011 at 2:40PM
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ckap(9a Sugar Land,Texas)

I think it is a great idea.Count me in too.

Chaya

    Bookmark   September 19, 2011 at 9:06AM
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kellyk49

May I join as well? I've been going to the local Asian stores to buy some eggplants to harvest the seeds but have not had any luck finding exotic eggplants. I may need to go to Seattle's International District. Have any of you tried getting seeds this way? Did it work?
Thanks,

Kelly

    Bookmark   September 20, 2011 at 8:33PM
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kellyk49

Also, I have mizuna kyoto, mustard Han Tsai, Bok Choy, cilantro and red spinach seeds to trade. I am letting my Japanese Eggplants go to seed but they are not ready yet. I do not know how much seed I will get from them but I'll share if I have it.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2011 at 12:35AM
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piksi_hk(9)

Would like to try eggplants too.
I currently have lots angled luffa gourd, bitter melon (small oval) and hon choy (green/red stripe). Will have yard long bean. Also my neighbor from India has some kind of bean seeds.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2011 at 6:51PM
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behlgarden(9)

Count me in! I got rhim-jim eggplant heirloom open pollinated seeds (fruit still ripening on plant) and some black beauty and Japanese ichiban seeds as well. Will have bellpepper seeds as well.

Would love to trade few here and there. add me to the list. infofiles@gmail.com

    Bookmark   September 28, 2011 at 12:05AM
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zzackey(8b GA)

I read you could eat the luffa gourd. How big do you let it get before you harvest it to eat?

    Bookmark   October 21, 2011 at 5:32PM
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chuckesweetmb(8)

Has there been exchanges yet? I'm in interested and in san antonio, tx. add me to the list, chuckesweetmb@gmail.com. Thanks!
"Chuckie"

    Bookmark   October 21, 2011 at 9:20PM
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yukkuri_kame(Sunset 19 / USDA 9)

Count me in!

At this point, I have 2 types of interesting asian vegetable seeds:

asian winged bean
malabar spinach

I will have a lot more by next fall.

    Bookmark   October 21, 2011 at 9:28PM
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behlgarden(9)

Count me in. I just saved seeds from indian rhim jhim eggplant and chinese eggplant. I have these ready for trade. I also participated in 2001 Annual tomato and pepper seed exchange and Heather is doing a wonderful job on that forum where everyone mails the seeds to her and paypal her return postage. she collects all seeds and then does the exchange as a volunteer. Has anyone thought of doing this here for So Cal folks?

    Bookmark   October 25, 2011 at 7:19PM
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behlgarden(9)

Chad and others. this is what I was reffering to. folks jump in but no one takes the lead. it does take someone to volunteer this. in addition, not all folks have what they want and what they have to offer may not be appealing to others. this is why I feel one-on-one exchange doesnt work that well unless there are more than few varities available to exchange.

I suggest other people to bring on ideas. I suggest that whoever is interested sign-up at http://groups.google.com/group/veggieseedexchange and we go from there. Gardenweb is great site and will continue to post our things here, for specific exchange, communication on googlegroup would be very helpful. Thoughts?

    Bookmark   October 28, 2011 at 12:09PM
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gardencraze(9b Groveland FL.)

Behlgarden, If people want to do an exchange with just one seed what do you care?? if you don't want to join then don't, but don't discourage other people from doing it. One on one is wonderful.
My two cents......
And don't have any asian seeds but I can sure look for some to trade all depends on who wants what. Just

    Bookmark   November 6, 2011 at 12:09PM
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gardencraze(9b Groveland FL.)

My apology for this post I spoke out Stupidity and anger at I don't know what.
behlgarden Please for give me, that was uncalled for.
carmen

    Bookmark   November 6, 2011 at 2:00PM
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behlgarden(9)

No worries carmen. I was just trying to help and make it easy for all. that's all. I am still waiting for some leadership skilled person/s to step forward or some volunteers to step forward. You can view my exchange list and these are good seeds.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 5:05PM
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yukkuri_kame(Sunset 19 / USDA 9)

I signed up for the googlegroup but it just looked like SPAM to me. What's up with that?!

    Bookmark   November 7, 2011 at 9:02PM
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jimster(z7a MA)

Great idea and this forum is already set up for it. Just click on "exchanges" near the top or the messages directory.

Jim

    Bookmark   November 14, 2011 at 5:11PM
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peaches0104(6b)

have pac choi, all red amaranthus,chinese fuzzy melon nice and hugh lot like a cuke,chinese frog pumkin, eatable chinese bottle gourd, japanese white and white and green eggplant, french sorrel, also try artisticgarden.com. seeds start at .35 cents and pinetree is about 1.25 a pack with around the world seeds

1 Like    Bookmark   November 17, 2011 at 1:24PM
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oliveoyl3

On the Round Robin Exchange forum there are several edible seed swaps available now. I am expanding my asian vegetables this year, so very interested in having others join in.

Corrine

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wynnho

In the fall after I plant and harvest to make sure I have fresh seeds, I may have snake gourd and the birdhouse gourd. I have trifloiate orange seeds now- not Asian, but a native here that makes what looks, smells, and tastes like lemons. I may also have amaranth (burgundy, i think). I can't offer much NOW because when I ordered seeds form Pinetree, I got too buswy with school to plant them right. I want to offer only fresh seed to trade. Please check what I will have in keep me in mind.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2015 at 5:23PM
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