Box of seeds?

marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern OntarioJanuary 15, 2014

Does anyone know where it ended up last year? It should be time to get it going again. The last person on the list was Cdnfruit. I've emailed her through her profile but have gotten no answer. If anyone knows her, can you get hold of her and ask about it?

Thanks!

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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

Well, it's been over a week and no answer. Is that it for the long-running box of seeds??

    Bookmark   January 23, 2014 at 9:19PM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

Hmmmm.... I found out what happened to it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Where the Box of Seeds went

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 9:21PM
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cdnfruit(1)

I am waiting on an address. I cannot send seeds through email as much as I would like to pass them on when I never get an address to send to.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 11:43AM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

Sorry - it's just that we didn't know exactly where it had ended up, and i never got an answer from you when i emailed you about it in January. The box was started here and has been ours traditionally to pass on to people who come to this forum. Usually the last person to have it starts it up again the following winter by posting here.

Now that we know where it is, people can post here if they would like to have it.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 10:56PM
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northspruce(z3a MB CDA)

I'll take it first if nobody else wants to. Cdnfruit, please email me through Gardenweb. If you don't hear back from me within a day, try groundskeeperjilly(at)gmail.com. Use the @ sign.

Thanks!

    Bookmark   February 9, 2014 at 1:28PM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

Thanks, Gil!

    Bookmark   February 9, 2014 at 1:39PM
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Destinyvp

Okay so I'm new here. Zone 3a in AB
I'd love the box of seeds when it becomes available.
So anxious to grow something I started an avocado seed yesterday.

blushingirl ))at(( hotmail dot com

This post was edited by Destinyvp on Fri, Feb 14, 14 at 13:26

    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 3:15PM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Do we have any update to where the box is now? I would love to get in line. I have lots of stuff to trade now :)

SCG

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 6:12PM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

Gil has them now. I think i'll get it next and send it on to Destiny after that. SCG, if you want the box, Destiny can send it to you, and i think Syreeta would like them after that. I'll see if i can get her here to get on the list.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 10:22PM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Sounds great! I can be found at filimek _at_ me dot com if any body needs to contact me. I will make sure it is a one day turnaround for the next peep too :)

SCG

    Bookmark   February 25, 2014 at 11:40PM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

The seeds are now on their way to Destiny. She can contact you, SCG, for your address, and we'll see where they go from there.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2014 at 5:47PM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Thanks. Looking forward to it

SCG

    Bookmark   March 8, 2014 at 5:19PM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

I haven't received the box of seeds yet but to ensure a speedy turn around am looking for who to send it to next.

You can post here and/or contact me at filimek _at_ me dot com

SCG

    Bookmark   March 16, 2014 at 4:14PM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

Have messaged Syreeta to see if she wants it. Hopefully, she'll let you know. Edited to add that she will check in to the forum later this evening and let you where to send it.

This project has really dwindled over the years and people don't seem to be as interested in it anymore. And given the cost of mailing it, i don't know whether or not it should be continued. What do others think?

This post was edited by marciaz3 on Sun, Mar 16, 14 at 19:43

    Bookmark   March 16, 2014 at 7:35PM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Too answer the question as to price, how big is the box?

If it is chosen to not continue I will be happy to list what is in the box for a SASE. I also have several thousand seeds I can email to folks, although germination is very spotty.

Edit. to edit the read edit...as I didn't read well before...I will send it her way LOL

    Bookmark   March 16, 2014 at 9:05PM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

Oh, i misread your post! I thought you said you had received it! I sent it to Destiny about a week ago so she must have it..

The box is actually a large padded envelope but it still goes as a package, and it cost me $15 to mail. I think it cost Gil $12 to send it to me. I bought the envelope last year in the hopes that it could go as an envelope not a package, but it didn't work, even if the seed packets are spread out in it.

It used to go to several people in Ontario as well as out west, but this year there hasn't been much interest.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2014 at 10:15PM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Then my offer still stands.. I can divide it and send for a SASE. All the unclaimed seeds will be added to this years clearing by mouth competition plot.

To spice things up, well not so much, I am adding lettuce seeds for the competition.

And those of you with the acquisition disorders I will get too you. Best thing you can do to cure your addiction is send me seeds.

SCG

    Bookmark   March 16, 2014 at 10:34PM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

Thanks, SCG. Maybe... LOL If it dosn't go anywhere after Syreeta, maybe she can send it to you and you can hang on to it for.... safe keeping!

How about a nice butterhead for the clearing by mouth thing?

    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 7:55AM
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northspruce(z3a MB CDA)

If people were adding and removing more I think it would be worth the money. I know I could make it worthwhile if I actually planned and saved seeds. It was $11 and change to mail it to Marcia. Unfortunately postage rates have gone up a LOT in the past few years!

The thing that really stuck out for me was why the heck do we have heavy corn and bean seeds in there. I almost removed them and threw them out, but then I thought it wasn't my prerogative.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 9:05AM
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Destinyvp

I do have the package and I kept it over the weekend (it benefited from Seedy Saturday) and it has gone out in today's mail. Just under $12 after trading out some heavy seeds.

Mom was thrilled with the corn. :)
Gma was thrilled with the sprouting broccoli
I kept some beans, tomatoes + peas plus flowers.
Added back some lighter seeds - onions, ornamental pumpkins, peppers and others.

As a first timer on this train, I think it would benefit NEW members most especially if they knew what to expect.
$12 wasn't much considering the variety of flower seeds etc. that was available.

This post was edited by Destinyvp on Mon, Mar 17, 14 at 18:31

    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 4:23PM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

You're right - it would be better if we were taking more seeds. Sounds like you did all right, though! I just don't need a lot anymore. We can keep it going another year and see what happens.

    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 7:26PM
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northspruce(z3a MB CDA)

I'm glad you were able to use things Destiny! I took and added a few too... last year I ate ALL the dill so I needed new dill seeds. LOL who runs out of dill?

    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 7:26PM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Methinks the box needs enough seeds that it worth the postage. So everyone save this year. Then send to me and I will assemble the box for circulation next fall. Just a thought!

If not I can use all these seeds in the clearing by mouth competition this year!!!

SCG

    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 11:46PM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

I'll save you some datura seeds just in case you have a section for people you don't like. :>

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 8:02AM
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myfrozenlittlepond(3)

I just had to find out what you were all talking about, this clearing by mouth competition. did the search and now I know! Just wondering what happens when one comes across poison ivy like in our woods? Oh Man!!

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 8:07PM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Oh clearing by mouth doesn't stop at poisonous or thorny bushes. That is where we separate the true competitors from the chaff. Do you want to enter in the 2014 gardening challenge? There could be up to $100,000 in prize money.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2014 at 10:02PM
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momof4ont(2a/ NE Ont)

I wasn't planning to participate this year, as I didn't plant much last year and still have plenty of seeds to work with this year.

I was happy to see more people adding vegetable seeds last year though, and I'm sure those "heavy" corn and bean seeds were mine.

Maybe splitting the box into two would be appropriate- one for the flower people and one for veggies and herbs. Would that cut down on postage sufficiently?

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 7:46AM
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Destinyvp

I suspect if this post moved to the Canadian Seed Exchange and listed the varieties in the box that things would definitely pick up. Past trains that I've been involved in listed a: whats in the box, b: what you take from the box and c: what you put back in the box, thereby letting people see the value in advance.

I do like the idea of switching it up to a veggie vs flower train. But then, I'd probably have missed out on some wonderful surprises. :) Why not call it the $12 train and let it roll? *lol*

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 5:53PM
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SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC(Zone 4b-5 SE BC Canada)

Option is still open to plant all for the "clearing by mouth" 2014 Canadian championships.

I will also be happy to distribute as the group feels. While it might get busier on the exchange my thoughts was it was for our community.

Happy to do we decide. If anybody needs clearing by mouth practice we are mostly clear of snow and you are welcome to practice any time soon.

SCG

    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 10:30PM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

I'd rather keep it here and keep it as is. :) I know it was me who complained about the postage, but still, if people don't care about it, we might as well keep it going the way it is now.

SCG, i think i'll be clearing snow by mouth for many more months.....

    Bookmark   March 21, 2014 at 10:26PM
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Destinyvp

First sprouts from the box of seeds are UP! Tomatoes that I'm excited to see grow. They'll get babied until they are set out in the sun-room :) Still waiting on Tomatillos - got them cozy up next to my oven light for warmth. I think the house may be too chilly for them. Because of the joy I got from the box of seeds my vote is to keep it running as is.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2014 at 1:21PM
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