HAVE: Official Tomato and Pepper Seed Swap - It's a go

hmacdona1October 21, 2008

It's official! We have enough participants from gardenweb and davesgarden to proceed with the tomato and pepper swap. Here are the guidelines we will follow for this swap.

1) Seeds must be received by me no later than November 28th, so I recommend you mail your envelope no later than November 20th .

2) You can send named varieties of tomatoes or peppers (or both). A minimum of 10 seeds per packet. A maximum of 5 packets of the same seed. An overall maximum of 25 packets per person.

Please ensure seed packets are clearly marked with the name, and whether they are heirloom, OP, or hybrids. If you are sending a non-commercial hybrid, please note the parent plant if known. If seeds are from a commercial source, please note that as well.

3) If you send tomato seeds, you will receive tomato seeds in return. The same idea for peppers, unless you include a note indicating you are open to receiving either in

return.

4) Please include a list of what you are sending, your wish list and if there are any seeds you do not want to receive. If you are only interested in heirloom or OP, please tell me that as well. I will try my best to accommodate your wish list, but there are no guarantees of course. The variety will be completely dependent on what is sent in.

5) You will need to mail your seeds along with $1.15 in return postage. If you are sending 10 or less seed packets, you should be fine just mailing in a regular envelope with seeds wrapped in tissue (I am happy to provide the return envelope in this case). If you are sending more than 10 seed packets, I would recommend you send a bubble envelope and I will reuse the same bubble envelope to return your surprise seeds to you.

6) I will email you privately with my mailing address once you have posted here to express your interest in participating. If you have already responded to my previous posting, no need to repost, I will contact you within the next couple of days.

Any questions. Please let me know. Let's have fun trading!!!!

ThanksÂÂHeather

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hmacdona1

So far, we have the following gardenweb members participating:

Cziga
Mayeeta
Ladyk2008
Niagra_jim
Jenf
growjo

Thanks....Heather

    Bookmark   October 21, 2008 at 9:23AM
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animoosh

Count me in Heather.....I'm in Winnipeg and am an avid gardener of hot peppers.......HB

    Bookmark   October 22, 2008 at 11:30PM
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hmacdona1

This is great. Our numbers are really picking up and I'm hopeful we'll have a good variety for swapping. So far, we have the following Canada and US gardenweb members participating.

cziga
mayeeta
ladyk2008
Niagra_Jim
Jenf
growjo
animoosh
austinnhanasmom
safado
luv-daises
janusdevil
vlkno

We also have a few from Dave's garden, making a total of 21 participants so far. We even have a couple of people from the US sending seeds in for the swap, without wanting any back in return.

Even if you only have a few to share, I would encourage you to join in the fun.

Thanks....Heather

    Bookmark   October 23, 2008 at 2:13AM
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hmacdona1

A quick update. We have 30 so far participating in this swap. Here's the list of gardenweb members (canadian and us). The rest of the participants are from Dave's garden.

cziga
mayeeta
ladyk2008
Niagra_Jim
Jenf
growjo
animoosh
austinnhanasmom
safado
luv-daises
janusdevil
vlkno
dirtdiggin
sprouts_honor
greylady-gardener
organicpepper_grower

Have I missed anyone? Come join in the fun!

Thanks...Heather

    Bookmark   October 25, 2008 at 8:04AM
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plantlover007(z3 AB)

I would also love to join in. If you have problems reaching me through this site, since sometimes it can be flaky. (:
my email address is
snowbird007@shaw.ca

Diana (plantlover007)

    Bookmark   October 26, 2008 at 1:48PM
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hmacdona1

We're up to 35 participants so far. Don't be shy, come join us for fun!

    Bookmark   October 26, 2008 at 8:52PM
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May To

Hi Heather,

I haven't receive your contact yet. I think the garden web mail is not working properly. Can you send your contact info to me again?

Thanks,
Mayeeta

    Bookmark   October 28, 2008 at 9:51PM
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hmacdona1

Hi Mayeeta,

I have sent you another message through the gardenweb messaging system with my mailing address. If it doesn't come through this time, can you please change your profile settings on gardenweb so that members can see your email address? You have it blocked.

Thanks....Heather

    Bookmark   October 28, 2008 at 10:47PM
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hmacdona1

We're up to 43 participants. I have the following gardenweb members registered for the swap.

cziga
mayeeta
ladyk2008
Niagra_Jim
Jenf
growjo
animoosh
austinnhanasmom
safado
luv-daises
janusdevil
vlkno
dirtdiggin
sprouts_honor
greylady-gardener
organicpepper_grower
plantlover007
tantaw0

Everyone has been contacted with my mailing address. If you have not received my email or gardenweb message, please change your gardenweb profile so members can see your email. For some strange reason, if you have not activated that setting on gardenweb you will often experience difficulty in getting your messages.

Please post here if you have not yet received my message and I'll send you another note.

Thanks...Heather

    Bookmark   October 28, 2008 at 10:54PM
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May To

Thanks Heather. I just received your e-mail. Sorry for the troubles.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2008 at 8:39PM
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hmacdona1

Glad you got the email ok Mayeeta. This gardenweb can be a bit finiky at times :)

    Bookmark   October 29, 2008 at 9:23PM
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hmacdona1

Today I received seeds from:

organicpepper_grower

We're up to 52 paricipants and still growing :)

    Bookmark   October 31, 2008 at 5:56PM
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jenf(z7b BC)

I sent my seeds off to you today, thanks for all your work.
:)

    Bookmark   November 3, 2008 at 9:53PM
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hmacdona1

Today I received seed packages from:

Animoosh
Jenf

Will continue to post updates as seeds arrive. Thanks

    Bookmark   November 6, 2008 at 7:20PM
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beetlejuicevoyager(5a Montreal (Quebec) area)

I would like to join in if it is still OK?

    Bookmark   November 6, 2008 at 7:41PM
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hmacdona1

beetlejuicevoyager - Welcome!

I just sent you an email.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2008 at 8:11PM
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hmacdona1

We're now up to 60 people participating in this swap. I have the following gardenweb members signed up (Have I missed anyone?)

amandasocal_22
animoosh
austinnhanasmom
beetlejuicevoyager
bonechickchris
coolbythecoast
cziga
danincv
dirtdiggin
greylady-gardener
growjo
janusdevil
Jenf
ladyk2008
luv-daises
mayeeta
Niagra_Jim
organicpepper_grower
phantom_white
plantlover007
purpleacres
safado
spacetomato
sprouts_honor
tantaw0
vikingkirken
vlkno

    Bookmark   November 6, 2008 at 8:19PM
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hmacdona1

Today I received seeds from:

* tantaw0

    Bookmark   November 7, 2008 at 11:41AM
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hmacdona1

We're up to 65 participants and the envelopes are just starting to arrive. There's still time to join in. If you haven't already done so, you should be planning to get your envelope in the mail within the next week or so.

I've received 5 envelopes so far and we have 47 different types of tomatoes and 46 different types of peppers. I can't wait to see what else starts rolling in!

Also, I will be waiting on envelopes from everyone that has previously indicated they want to participate. If something has come up and you've changed your mind, please contact me asap so I can update my records and know not to wait for your seeds.

Thanks.....Heather

    Bookmark   November 9, 2008 at 10:17PM
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hmacdona1

Today I received seeds from:

Ladyk2008

    Bookmark   November 12, 2008 at 11:10PM
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hmacdona1

Today I received seeds from:

Beetlejuicevoyager

    Bookmark   November 13, 2008 at 10:50PM
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hmacdona1

Today I received seeds from:

Austinnhanasmom
Sprouts_honor

    Bookmark   November 15, 2008 at 12:11AM
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hmacdona1

Hi folks,

As a gentle reminder, please do not send unnamed seeds in this swap. I have received a couple of seeds packs of mixed/unknown varieties and in fairness to the other participants, I cannot send these to people that followed the guidelines and sent in "named varieties" of tomato or pepper seed.

It's fine to send them in if your sending them as extras for me to distribute as bonuses, but please do not make them part of your "swap" submission.

Thanks for your understanding.

...Heather

    Bookmark   November 15, 2008 at 1:26PM
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hmacdona1

Today I received seeds from:

bonechickchris
coolbythecoast
vlkno

    Bookmark   November 17, 2008 at 7:39PM
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hmacdona1

Today I received seeds from:

tomatobob_va7

    Bookmark   November 18, 2008 at 8:31PM
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hmacdona1

Today Ireceived seeds from:

dirtdiggin

    Bookmark   November 19, 2008 at 8:34PM
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hmacdona1

This swap is now closed to new participants. If you previously registered, and haven't already mailed your seeds, you should be doing so right away. I need to receive your seeds by the end of November.

A quick update....we are waiting for seed packages from the following gardenweb members:

amandasocal_22
cziga
danincv
greylady-gardener
growjo
janusdevil
luv-daises
mayeeta
Niagra_Jim
phantom_white
plantlover007
purpleacres
safado
spacetomato
vikingkirken
plsell

    Bookmark   November 20, 2008 at 9:14AM
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hmacdona1

This afternoon, I received seeds from:

phantom_white
cziga

    Bookmark   November 20, 2008 at 4:06PM
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hmacdona1

Today I received seeds from:

greylady_gardener
mayeeta

    Bookmark   November 21, 2008 at 2:06PM
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hmacdona1

Hi folks,

As we near the deadline, I need to know who's seeds we're still waiting on. Could the following members please take a moment to advise if you've mailed your seeds and are still participating in this swap:

amandasocal_22
growjo
janusdevil
Niagra_Jim
plantlover007
purpleacres
safado
spacetomato
plsell

If you've changed your mind, that's ok too, but please send a quick note so I know, and so we don't hold up the swap needlessly waiting for seeds that are not coming.

Thanks for your help with this everyone. We have 70 people registered for this swap, so keeping track is a bit of a task.

.....Heather

    Bookmark   November 22, 2008 at 1:15PM
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hmacdona1

Today I received seeds from:

plantlover007
growjo
spacetomato
vkingkirken
purpleacres

    Bookmark   November 24, 2008 at 10:38PM
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hmacdona1

Today I mailed seed packages back to the following members:

austinnhanasmom
beetlejuicevoyager
dirtdiggin
greylady_gardener
tantaw0
tomatobob_va7

I'm still waiting for several seed packages to arrive, and will be periodially mailing packages back as I'm able to fill "wish lists". Thanks....Heather

    Bookmark   November 26, 2008 at 12:14AM
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beetlejuicevoyager(5a Montreal (Quebec) area)

Thanks a lot, Heather! Just can't wait to see what nice surprises are on their way here!! I will let you know when they arrive!

Again, thank you so much for this fun swap and trade!

    Bookmark   November 26, 2008 at 8:58PM
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hmacdona1

A quick update for everyone. We're waiting on 11 more packages to arrive (all have been confirmed that they're on their way). I don't think it will be much longer. I will mail out the rest of the packages once all the outstanding ones have been received.

We started with 70 registered participants and after several follow up attempts with people who I haven't heard from since, we're down to 60. There's still a few people that haven't responded to any of my follow up attempts, and I obviously will not be waiting for packages to arrive from them.

Will continue to post here as parcels arrive.

Thanks....Heather

    Bookmark   November 28, 2008 at 3:24PM
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jenf(z7b BC)

Thanks for all the hard work Heather. It's much appreciated

    Bookmark   November 29, 2008 at 7:14PM
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hmacdona1

Today I received seeds from:

* Danincv

    Bookmark   December 1, 2008 at 10:25PM
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beetlejuicevoyager(5a Montreal (Quebec) area)

Today, I received seeds from Heather!!! WOW!! How can I thank you, I am amazed at all the beautiful varieties enclosed in the envelope! Everything I wished for is there plus more to enjoy...

Thanks to all the participants, this swap is a real happy event for me. I never thought that so many of you were growing OP, traditional and heirloom varieties. Fantastic!!!

It was the first swap ever that I have made so far in this forum and I was quite unsure of what to expect. I have to admit: I will participate again and again, that is one sure thing!

    Bookmark   December 2, 2008 at 1:39PM
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hmacdona1

Yesterday, seed packages were mailed back to:

* Jenf
* Ladyk2008
* Organicpepper_grower
* Phantom_white
* Spacetomato
* Vikingkirken

I'm still waiting on a couple of envelopes, so I am holding a few back hoping to add more to your wish lists when those envelopes arrive.

Thanks....Heather

    Bookmark   December 5, 2008 at 8:48AM
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hmacdona1

This weekend, I mailed seed packages to:

* animoosh
* bonechickchris
* coolbythecoast
* cziga
* mayeeta
* vlkno

I have a few more packages to mail out but am holding them back hoping to fullfill more of their specific wishes. I am awaiting 3 more envelopes to arrive from the US and will complete the swap as soon as they arrive.

Stay tuned. Thanks....Heather

    Bookmark   December 7, 2008 at 3:08AM
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hmacdona1

Today I am mailing seed packs back to:

* danincv
* growjo
* plantlover007
* sprouts_honor

Thanks....Heather

    Bookmark   December 9, 2008 at 7:13AM
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jenf(z7b BC)

Hi Heather
Got my seeds today !!!! Thanks so much for doing this, it's like an early Christmas present. Thanks also to everyone else who participated, very cool :)
Jen

    Bookmark   December 9, 2008 at 6:54PM
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hmacdona1

Tomorrow I will be mailing seeds back to:

* Amanda_socal22

That's the last of the seed envelopes for participants from this forum. All have been mailed back. Hopefully you get them soon. Please post here when you receive them, so I know they arrived safe and sound.

Thank you everyone for participating in this swap. May those chili peppers warm your hearts over the holiday season. Have a Wonderful Christmas everybody!

    Bookmark   December 9, 2008 at 11:09PM
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May To

Thanks Heather and everyone who participated. I just received the seeds. Absolutely love the varieties and the alien zip block bag.

    Bookmark   December 12, 2008 at 1:34AM
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ladyk2008(3b)

Yeah Yeah Yeah, baby!!! I got my seeds yesterday... Man oh man, was it ever like Christmas! It was awesome. I laid them all out on the kitchen table and went and got my family to come and check it out. We were ooohing and aaahing for a good bit o' time. Loved it! Thank you Heather for doing such a great job, gathering everyone, keeping track, swapping it all out and sending it back. This swap was awesome ::-)

    Bookmark   December 12, 2008 at 8:35AM
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cziga(Zone 5 -Toronto)

I got my seeds in the mail today and was very impressed. Heather, you did a great job keeping track of such a large number of participants and getting the swap in order. I got several seeds that were on my "desperate to have" list, and quite a few others that I'm very interested in and looking forward to trying. Thanks so much! And thank you to everyone who participated and sent in such great seeds . . . hopefully we'll do this again next year!

    Bookmark   December 12, 2008 at 11:21AM
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animoosh

Hi Heather,

Picked up the seeds today and they all look great! Thanks again for all the work involved and to everyone who participated! Now if only it wasn't so far 'till spring....its minus 26 degrees here this morning........Howard (animoosh)

    Bookmark   December 13, 2008 at 7:48AM
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plantlover007(z3 AB)

I just received my package of seeds and absolutely delighted with all I see!!! Thank You So Much for this Much Appreciated Opportunity, Heather. (:

    Bookmark   December 16, 2008 at 3:31PM
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growjo(4)

I received my tomato and pepper package-and WOW-Santa came early to my house. Thanks to all who participated and to Heather for all the time and effort you spent on this exchange! I can't wait until spring!

    Bookmark   December 20, 2008 at 6:52AM
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