wanted: closer plant trades to charleston, sc
This is going to be kind of a complaining post.
Please, folks up in North Carolina, do not take offense to any of this, My mother lives in Raleigh and I have met many of you the few times I went to the Raleigh plant swap.
I really would like to swap more plants with people, but this forum NEVER seems to have any South Carolina folks, LET ALONE Charleston people. I see hundreds of posts relating to the Raleigh Plant swap (John, you do a HELL of a good job on that)! I post something about a Charleston plant swap and all I get is crickets! My Spring swap we had 75 people there, Fall I had 55. I always get a good local response, Master Gardeners, Newspaper, Facebook and such. We even do it the same way as Raleigh. Charleston Swappers, are you out there!!??
Sending plants in the mail is an option, but so dog gone expensive. I would like to find more local people. There is even a Local plant exchange online: http://cubits.org/lcge
This does not even seem to be a good outlet. North Carolina, what do you have we don't?
Even the garden/farm section of Craigslist sucks here, you guys get hundreds of posts, we get 20 on a busy day.
Anybody have any ideas on how I can improve any of these sites? I have lots of plants that I would like to trade, but can't because either the shipping is cost prohibitive or the plants do not fly well. I have tried sending some Theobroma cacao to folks and it dies because of the cold on the plane. Ground shipping is WAY too expensive.
Oh well, Thank You for allowing me to vent. Maybe this will spark a Charleston swap or two and I can get even more people to my next Spring swap.