Herbs Galore!

hohumhollow(6A)January 6, 2011

Good Morning GW!

As a brand new member here, I thought I would jump in both feet first and arms flailing about ridiculously. First a little about myself, I am pretty new to having my very own garden. I grew up helping both my grandparents and my parents in their gardens, but last year was the first I planted my very own. It was a simple garden because I wanted to start off slow and didn�t have much money to invest in seeds. This year, I am going all out, taking these dreary winter months to plan my garden down to the very tiniest detail. I am so very excited and thankful to all of you how have helped out by offering seeds through SASE or adoption (thanks again dem_pa)!

Now on to the exchange!

I would like to host an Herb exchange.

There will be a minimum of 5 packs of seeds for any type of herb, only 3 pack of the same herb are allowed.

All packs must be clearly labeled and packed in a bubble envelope. Please include enough seeds, and remember that what you give is what you get back.

Include with your seeds: enough postage for me to mail it back to you, a label with your address, a wish list and a sent list (so that I can try to send you something different than what you sent in), and please include your name, GW name, and e-mail address so that I can track everything.

Finally, the deadline to sign-up is the 22nd and you must mail your seeds by February 1st.

I am so excited and eager to host this exchange (please let me know if I am missing anything.)

Blessings,

Jay

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smitties

Jay, let me be the first to sign up for your swap. I enjoy your enthusiasm and look forward to hearing about your successes in your gardens in the coming season.

Margo (smitties)

    Bookmark   January 6, 2011 at 7:42PM
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hohumhollow(6A)

Thanks Margo! Hope we'll get enough people interested to hold this swap.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2011 at 11:15AM
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jessewo(5 PA)

I'd like to join!

    Bookmark   January 9, 2011 at 7:18PM
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hohumhollow(6A)

Welcome Jesse!

    Bookmark   January 9, 2011 at 9:31PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

I'd like to join. I don't have a lot of herbs, but I can send in some :) vina

    Bookmark   January 11, 2011 at 12:26PM
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hohumhollow(6A)

Welcome Flowergirl. I am going to hold off sending out my address until we have at least two more people.

    Bookmark   January 11, 2011 at 3:29PM
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naturegirl236(8 NC)

I'd like to sign up too!

    Bookmark   January 14, 2011 at 11:55AM
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hohumhollow(6A)

There is still time to sign up! Let me know if you would like to join.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2011 at 9:35AM
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naturegirl236(8 NC)

Is this swap for cullinary herbs only or medicinal ones also?

    Bookmark   January 15, 2011 at 5:29PM
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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

I'll sign up too.
I'm pretty sure that mine are just culinary and fairly common ones at that. Will that be ok????
Bethb

    Bookmark   January 15, 2011 at 6:40PM
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hohumhollow(6A)

Welcome!

    Bookmark   January 15, 2011 at 7:12PM
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smitties

My package, although small, is going out tomorrow. I don't do as much in culinary as I do in medicinal. They should be enjoyed by someone.

Thanks for hosting Jay, smitties

    Bookmark   January 15, 2011 at 7:34PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Morning everyone!
My small bubblie is on its way. Boy, this swap made me think and have to sift through the big tub of seeds...and now I really need to clean out my seeds, lol!

Thanks Jay for hosting!
Happy Sowing everyone!
vina

    Bookmark   January 18, 2011 at 7:28AM
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hohumhollow(6A)

Hello All!
I'm excited to start recieving your bubblies. I will post when I recieve yours. If you did not get my address, let me know. Those who have joined are:

smitties
jessew
flowergirl34
naturegirl236
beth_b_kodiak
HoHumHollow

Thanks for making my first swap fun!

    Bookmark   January 18, 2011 at 9:06AM
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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

I've just been reading the beautiful book "Heirloom Herbs" and discovered that several of my flowers are also considered "Herbs".
That adds a couple to the packet I'll be mailing out today.
Herbs seem to resist the bunnies better than a lot of other stuff so I hope to try some new ones.
bb

    Bookmark   January 18, 2011 at 11:08AM
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celeegra(6 NYC)

I would love to join too!
I've been trying to collect a nice herb garden & have a couple extra packets that I could swap.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2011 at 11:49AM
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hohumhollow(6A)

Just a quick update since we have a new addition! When I get you bubblies. I will post here when I get them in the mail.

smitties
jessew
flowergirl34
naturegirl236
beth_b_kodiak
HoHumHollow
Celeegra

So exciting! Can't wait to start to receive your seeds!

    Bookmark   January 20, 2011 at 1:52PM
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hohumhollow(6A)

The first bubblie is in!!

smitties - Recieved
jessew
flowergirl34
naturegirl236
beth_b_kodiak
HoHumHollow
Celeegra

Blessings,
Jay

    Bookmark   January 21, 2011 at 3:58PM
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sassybutterfly_2008(7 NorthWest GA)

I'm a bit late, but I'd love to join if you've got room for one more! :)

Thanks,
Wendy / sassyb

    Bookmark   January 22, 2011 at 2:14AM
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lindaruzicka(Z6 PA)

"sneaking under the line"...is there still time?

    Bookmark   January 22, 2011 at 8:23AM
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hohumhollow(6A)

There's still time! There's still time! Welcome!

Here's the list of the participants,

smitties - Recieved
jessew
flowergirl34
naturegirl236
beth_b_kodiak
HoHumHollow
Celeegra
sassybutterfly_2008
lindaruzika

Blessings,
Jay

    Bookmark   January 22, 2011 at 8:36AM
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brambleoak(4 - WI)

May I join in also? This sounds like so much fun!

    Bookmark   January 22, 2011 at 6:17PM
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hohumhollow(6A)

Another new participant and some bubblies received!

smitties - Recieved
jessew
flowergirl34 - Recieved
naturegirl236
beth_b_kodiak - Recieved
HoHumHollow
Celeegra
sassybutterfly_2008
lindaruzika
brambleoak

Beth - Thanks again for the added seeds for Manuela. I know that she will just love them!

Blessings,
Jay

    Bookmark   January 22, 2011 at 7:30PM
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sassybutterfly_2008(7 NorthWest GA)

Hey Jay,

Is there a maximum number of packets to be mailed in?

Thanks!
Wendy

    Bookmark   January 24, 2011 at 3:33PM
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sassybutterfly_2008(7 NorthWest GA)

My package went out today! :)

Thanks,
Wendy

    Bookmark   January 26, 2011 at 11:11PM
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jessewo(5 PA)

The seeds are in the mail!

    Bookmark   January 31, 2011 at 11:31AM
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hohumhollow(6A)

Ok,so far I have received:

smitties - Received
jessew
flowergirl34 - Received
naturegirl236 - Recieved
beth_b_kodiak - Received
HoHumHollow
Celeegra
sassybutterfly_2008 - Received
lindaruzika
brambleoak

It's so nice to open the bubblies and smell all the herb seeds!

    Bookmark   January 31, 2011 at 7:19PM
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brambleoak(4 - WI)

Did mine arrive yet?

    Bookmark   February 2, 2011 at 8:02PM
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sassybutterfly_2008(7 NorthWest GA)

Just checking in for any updates! :)

    Bookmark   February 3, 2011 at 11:25PM
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hohumhollow(6A)

Well, I have yet to receive some of your bubblies (I am assuming they've been delayed because of all of the snow. However I don't want to delay the participants that I have gotten, so, I am going to do this in two rounds. Smitties, flowergirl, naturegirl, beth_b_kodiak, and sassybutterfly will swap; and when I get the bubblies from jessew, celeegra, linda, and bramble I will swap them. I hope this is ok by everyone! I'm so excited for you to get your herbs! Blessings!

Jay

    Bookmark   February 5, 2011 at 11:09AM
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sassybutterfly_2008(7 NorthWest GA)

Well, have you heard from the other participants yet? Personally, I think it'd be better for everyone if we wait til all the envies have arrived, but I'm game either way! lol Just wondered if you've been in contact with the others or not.

~Wendy

    Bookmark   February 5, 2011 at 1:30PM
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jessewo(5 PA)

They haven't arrived yet? Our mail has been fine here, but I know there have been problems other places. I've got my fingers crossed-please let me know when they arrive

    Bookmark   February 5, 2011 at 2:13PM
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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

Maybe Monday,IT's worth waiting another day or two.
Though, I'm like Wendy, either way is OK with me.
BB

    Bookmark   February 5, 2011 at 6:28PM
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celeegra(6 NYC)

Well we've definitely had our share of snowstorms this winter. Still I'm surprised that you haven't gotten mine yet. Well either way I'm ok
thanks, grace

    Bookmark   February 5, 2011 at 11:55PM
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brambleoak(4 - WI)

Surprised mine hasn't arrived yet either. :( Thanks for your patience tho....

    Bookmark   February 7, 2011 at 4:19PM
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smitties

I don't mind waiting if you haven't sent any packages yet. You should be getting the other packages any day now.

Just let me know when they go out. I can't plant for a while anyway. :) Thanks Margo

    Bookmark   February 8, 2011 at 8:39PM
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Lisa Stevens

Can I still sign up for this? I have so many herbs that need homes!

    Bookmark   February 8, 2011 at 9:06PM
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hohumhollow(6A)

Hello All!

Ok so after my last posting, I recieved celeegra's and jesse's that same day. I figured I'd wait until Monday, and sure enough bramble's came in. Linda has withdrawn from the exchange. Now I am ready to swap! I will have your bubblies out in the mail by this weekend.

Just a little forwarning, there have been alot of the same types of seed sent in, feverfew, parsley, basil, etc. I am trying to send you back a different variety, but I just wanted to give you a head's up. It seems we all have very similar herbs. I promise that you will get something new though.

Blessings,
Jay

    Bookmark   February 9, 2011 at 8:43AM
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brambleoak(4 - WI)

Thanks so much for all your hard work and patience Jay! (glad mine finally arrived. LOL)

    Bookmark   February 11, 2011 at 3:26PM
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sassybutterfly_2008(7 NorthWest GA)

G'morning everyone!

I have some herb questions if anyone would like to chime in... What herbs grow best in part/shade? I have 3 already made beds that were here when I moved into this house but 2 are part shade and 1 is very dappled shade. It's closest to the kitchen so I would LOVE to have some herbs growing in it. Does anyone have any experience growing any herbs in p/s?

Also, is it just me, or is Comfrey SEED really hard to find!?! lol

Thanks!
Wendy

    Bookmark   February 13, 2011 at 8:37AM
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peaches0104(6b)

Jay,

Sign me up for the herb exchange... luv them
peaches
BTW Wendy cilantro and parsley like the particle shade and cooler weather, grown them in the winter. And most of the herb seeds are small so barely cover the seeds when germinating them. Also Tina Marie Wilcox of Ozark Folk center is a expert of herbs, heres her email, wilcox@arkansas.gov tina.wilcox@arkansas.gov

    Bookmark   February 13, 2011 at 5:27PM
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Lisa Stevens

I'd like to take part if there's room!

    Bookmark   February 13, 2011 at 9:32PM
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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

MMMMMm, I'm getting anxious now to see and smell some new herbs.
Looks like the rosemary here survived the cold. Hooray.
BB

    Bookmark   February 18, 2011 at 7:39AM
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smitties

Jay

I was wondering if you sent the envelopes last weekend? I have not received anything as of yet. I am beginning my seed planting and anxious to get the herbs started. Could you give us an update.

Thanks

Smitties

    Bookmark   February 18, 2011 at 8:50PM
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sassybutterfly_2008(7 NorthWest GA)

Agreed, I'd love an update as well. :)

Thanks!
~Wendy

    Bookmark   February 18, 2011 at 11:28PM
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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

Seeds arrived in todays mail. Several that I had been wanting. Thanks for hosting and to all for sharing.
Bethb

    Bookmark   February 22, 2011 at 7:33PM
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smitties

Yeah, hoping I get mine soon too.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2011 at 8:06PM
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jessewo(5 PA)

Seeds! Seeds! Seeds in the mail!

Thank You!

jesew/Beth

    Bookmark   February 22, 2011 at 9:55PM
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sassybutterfly_2008(7 NorthWest GA)

I received my pkg today, too! Thanks!! :)

    Bookmark   February 23, 2011 at 1:19AM
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celeegra(6 NYC)

I got mine yesterday! Thank you!

    Bookmark   March 1, 2011 at 10:18PM
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hohumhollow(6A)

Hello all! I am sorry for kinda falling away. I had a family issue that needed to be dealt with. I am glad that some of you have recieved your seeds and are enjoying them! I hope that you all got something that you had wanted or something new to you. If you haven't, would you please post to let me know that you have recieved your bubblie. Thanks and enjoy your herbs!

smitties -
jessew - recieved
flowergirl34 -
naturegirl236
beth_b_kodiak - recieved
Celeegra - recieved
sassybutterfly_2008 - recieved
lindaruzika
brambleoak

    Bookmark   March 3, 2011 at 10:20AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Hey Ho Hum!
You can check me off the list...I got mine :)
A little funny though. I sent the reg. envie with my addy on it so you could tape it to my bubble envie. When I got just the envie back at first I looked at it and said "wow!" someone has handwriting just like me :) The seeds were fine, but it sure made me chuckle.

Thanks again for hosting!
vina

    Bookmark   March 3, 2011 at 2:17PM
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