NEW: 4th Annual I.E. Pick-A-Peck of Peppers Swap

highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)January 5, 2013

It's that time again!!! Welcome to the 4th Annual Incredible Edibles Pick-A-Peck of Peppers seed swap!

So here are the rules (every swap's gotta have them):

* No deadline on signing up, but ALL seeds must reach me no later than February 8th. I will do my very best to have them back out by February 15th. That's almost three weeks earlier than last year!

* Seed packets should be labeled as commercial, or harvested/hand collected.

* Seed packets should have minimum 12 - 15 seeds per packet.

* Limit of packets per variety = 3. If you send in more than 3 of a variety, the rest will be considered extras.
This will increase the variety in the swap. More variety sent in = more variety received back : ) If you have something very rare, or in high demand, contact me privately, and I may wave the 3 pack limit for that item.

*** This being my fourth year to host, I am still tweaking the rules a bit. Due to having way too many of certain varieties in the past, I've created a list of peppers that will NOT be accepted in this swap. It doesn't mean there is anything wrong with them, but they are very common varieties, that are available at any Walmart or Lowe's, so therefore, not on anyone's wishlist. If you send these in, I will return them to you.

Jalapenos
Cayennes
Habaneros
Cherry Peppers
Big Jim
Sweet Banana
Corno di Toro
Hungarian Wax
Hot Lemon/Lemon Drop
California Wonder, or any Unnamed Bell Peppers (very few people had Bells on their wishlists at all)
Seed Mixes of any kind

If you have a rare, named variety of one of the items on this list, email me, and I may make an exception.

*** NEWBIE RULE. Anyone just getting started is welcome to join the swap, just post that you are new to growing peppers and only have common seeds to share. Newbies will just send in the bubble mailer, with a return address label, and plenty of stamps and little seed baggies, along with a wishlist, but NO SEEDS. Between donations and my own stash, you should get a nice variety back.

* Limit of total packs = 40. I've lowered it from 50. In previous years I had a couple of folks send in 50 different varieties. Do you know how hard it was to come up with 50 varieties OTHER than the ones they sent in?

* Please put your GW name on the seed packet. This will ensure that you don't receive your own seeds back.

* Include a list of what you are sending in. This will also ensure that you don't receive the same thing you sent in.

* Please include a wishlist, or at least me know if you prefer Sweet/Mild, Hot, Superhot, or a Mix, so that I can send you things you will enjoy, even if I don't have items specifically from your wishlist. You may also indicate if you prefer OP/Heirloom types, or Hybrids. I can't guarantee what you will get back, since it is dependent on what others send in, but I will do my best.

* Commercial seeds should have an expiration date of '12 or '13. If hand collected, they should have been harvested in '11 or '12. Please put this information on the seed packet.

* Canadian GW members are welcome to join, as long as their seeds reach me by the deadline. Be aware that it can take up to two weeks, since the envelope has to make it through customs. Canadians are unable to post on the Round Robin forum, so you will need to email me to sign up.

* And last but not least, please include a return address label, and enough postage, for the return trip. If you are sending cash, please send in at least as much as it cost to get the envelope to me. Also, if you want me to send your package with a delivery confirmation, you need to send enough $ to cover it.

* I will email you privately with my mailing address once you have posted here to sign up for this swap. You must make sure that your GardenWeb profile has your email address listed, and it's visible to other members, so I can contact you.

I apologize if that sounds like a lot of rules, but this will keep the swap fair and fun for everyone.

Let me know if I've forgotten anything.

Your hostess,
Bonnie

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socalgardengal

Would love to join please. I'm new and will email you right now. Thanks for hosting Bonnie!

    Bookmark   January 5, 2013 at 6:17PM
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sandysgardens

Bonnie,

Thanks for hosting the 'Pick-A-Peck of Peppers Swap'.

Please sign me up to participate!

Sandy

    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 12:53PM
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rollinrockell(9)

I am not new to gardening, but have never ventured into peppers. I would love to join this swap. thanks rachel

    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 2:02PM
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julia42(9a)

All the swaps are getting started so nice and early this year! I'd love to join. I think I have some pretty nice seeds to send in this year.

Thanks for hosting again!
Julia

    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 2:08PM
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borge99(9)

would like to join. I am not new to gardening, but have not been very active on this site. never realized how much i was missing!!!!!!!!!!

    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 2:51PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Well, things are off to a great start! I posted this on a couple of other forums as well as this one, and we already have a dozen people signed up.

Here is the list from this forum:

Socalgardengal
Sandysgardens
Rollinrockell
Julia42
Borge99

I have emailed everyone my mailing address, so if you didn't receive it let me know.

It's great to see some familiar names, and exciting to make some new friends too!

Please feel free to post any questions here, or feel free to email them to me as well.

Bonnie

    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 5:44PM
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amiahjordan0(9)

Would love to join please. I'm new and was curious how much postage should I send you for the return seeds? or how many stamps usually? Thanks so much for hosting Bonnie! I am so excited to start growing!

    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 7:30PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Hi amiahjordan0! I am unable to email you my mailing address, since you do not have it listed on your profile page. If you will email me, I can send that to you.

The postage issue is always a tricky one. I can mail a small bubble envelope here in town and they charge me $1.95 or the equivalent of 5 stamps, but if I go to the next town over, they will charge $1.30 or sometimes less than that, for the same sized envelope. To make matters worse, my post office will sometimes deliver envelopes that were metered in other towns, as postage due, even though the post office where it was shipped from determined it to be the correct amount of postage. I have battled back and forth with them every year, but haven't made much progress.

Soooo that being said, I would err on the side of caution and include 5 stamps. If it ends up being less, I can return them to you if you'd like.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2013 at 8:51PM
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kwolfe0(7a)

Hi! I would love to join, we love peppers around here. I'm very new to gardening and also to seed saving so I don't know that I would have much to contribute. I have a few rarer varieties from a commercial source but they are from 2011 which is beyond your cutoff. And the only seeds I saved myself from what I planted last year were common varieties (serrano and cayenne), so that also doesn't help.

If it's still possible for me to participate please let me know! And if not, I won't be offended. Thanks for considering.

Kathy

    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 2:25PM
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Kevinitis(5)

Yeah I think I'm in. Got some pepper seed to trade.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 4:57PM
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foodeefish(z8SC)

Hello,

I would love to participate.

I am new to all of this and would like to start growing peppers of any kind. I have some Tomato seeds if it would help out anyone, but I am new to peppers.
I'll check that my address is available for you to see.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 5:14PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Welcome Kathy, and Kevinitis! I have sent you both an email with my mailing address. If you don't receive it, please let me know.

Amiahjordan, if you will edit your profile page to make your email address visible, than I can send you my mailing address. Or you can just email me from my member page.

The total number of participants is up to 20 now!

Here is the list from this forum:

Socalgardengal
Sandysgardens
Rollinrockell
Julia42
Borge99
Amiahjordan0
Kwolfe0
Kevinitis
keltickreek (Robert)
Shechar

This post was edited by highalttransplant on Mon, Jan 7, 13 at 17:24

    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 5:19PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

I am very excited to see so many people interested in growing peppers, and hope to be able to accommodate all that would like to participate. However, the number of newbies that I can send seeds too is dependent upon how many donations, and extras are sent in. It may be that I have to set a Newbie limit, but I don't want to discourage anyone just yet. So those of you that are new to growing peppers, and do not have seeds to share, please continue to sign up, but just be aware that I may have to issue a cut off at some point.

Thank you for your understanding!

Bonnie

    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 5:33PM
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elvimiller(5)

Hi Bonnie,

I am a newbie! I would love some pepper seeds.

Thanks,
Elvi

    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 9:02AM
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chefconnie(5)

I would like to join, I am a newbie too, but may have some common pepper seeds to share. I only do square foot gardening so I don't require very many seeds it would just be neat to have something a bit different then I could learn to save seeds and have more to share next year.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 6:48PM
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spacetogrow(4 MN)

I'd like to be in on this again this year. I'll see if I might be able to scrounge up a little seed for extras, too.

Thanks for hosting again, Bonnie.

This post was edited by spacetogrow on Tue, Jan 8, 13 at 19:20

    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 7:17PM
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illinoisdoglover(z5IL)

Just found this swap. I too am new to growing peppers. Hope it is not too late to get some free seeds. Just let me know if there will be enough and will send stamps for postage. sounds like fun. Thanks Bonnie and all donating seeds.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 8:43PM
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naturegirl_2007 5B SW Michigan(5B SW Michigan)

Glad to see this swap come up. I'd like to join. It is fun to share favorite varieties and interesting to try new ones from other people.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 9:05PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Okay, here is what I'm going to do. I am creating two separate lists. One for people that have seeds to share, and a newbie list. For the newbies that I have already sent my address information, go ahead and mail the things on the list I sent you. I should have enough from my own inventory to cover you. For all other newbies, once I get some donations in, I will figure out how many more newbies I can accommodate. I'm trying my best to be fair, so I'm handling it on a first come, first served basis.

List of Participants from this site:

Sandysgardens
Julia42
Borge99
Kevinitis
keltickreek (Robert)
Shechar
Spacetogrow
Naturegirl2007

List of Newbies:

Socalgardengal
Rollinrockell
Amiahjordan0
Kwolfe0
Foodeefish
Elvimiller
Chefconnie
Illinoisdoglover

Spacetogrow and Naturegirl_2007, I have emailed you my mailing address. If you don't receive it, let me know and I'll resend.

Thanks!

    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 9:46PM
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pinkiris

Sign Me up Please! Would love to join!

PinkIris

    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 9:58PM
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Kevinitis(5)

You had a list of peppers not allowed because they were common. What about peppers like poblano, and serrano which are common also? I do have some others so I'm still in.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2013 at 12:42AM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Yeah, Kevinitis, I get quite a few of those two too, but it's not quite as bad as the other items on the list. I tried to stick with the worst offenders, LOL. Personally, my basic rule of thumb is, if I can find the seeds at Walmart, everyone else can too, and probably already has that one.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2013 at 2:26AM
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MoonFire(8b)

hope i'm not too late! I'm new to peppers too so am a newbie...would love to join if there is enough to cover me...thanks, Dianne

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 9:41AM
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MariaTR(9b)

Love to join.
I am new at growing any vegetable but I like to start my garden of vegetables this year. Unfortunately I have no seeds to share but will pay for handling.

Kindly email me and advise how much for postage and I will send it along with the baggies.

Thank you for the opportunity.

PS I love peppers and will love to have regular, sweet, mild but no HOT Peppers lol! They don't agree with me.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 10:23AM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Hi Diane and Maria! I've added your names to the newbie list, and as soon as I receive some donations, I will let you know where to send your bubble envelope.

We are at 20 participants already, not counting newbies!

List of Participants from this site:

Lorabell (received)
Sandysgardens
Julia42
Borge99
Kevinitis
keltickreek (Robert)
Shechar
Pinkiris
Spacetogrow
Naturegirl2007

List of Newbies:

Socalgardengal
Rollinrockell
Amiahjordan0
Kwolfe0
Foodeefish
Elvimiller
Chefconnie
Illinoisdoglover
Moonfire
MariaTR

I have a big project at work this weekend, so if I don't answer your post or email right away, just bear with me.

Thanks,
Bonnie

This post was edited by highalttransplant on Thu, Jan 10, 13 at 22:00

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 6:54PM
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MoonFire(8b)

Thanks for adding me to the list Bonnie :) ...I'll be looking for your email about what I need to send where :)

    Bookmark   January 10, 2013 at 9:26PM
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chefconnie(5)

I have my seeds ready to send I just need an address. Some common a few good ones. Even though I am a newbie I had a few, I thought you could use the common for the newbies :)

    Bookmark   January 11, 2013 at 7:06PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Good Morning!

Starting to receive some envelopes now. Still waiting on a couple of donations to arrive, so if you are on the newbie list, and haven't received my address, just be patient.

Look what I came home to on Friday evening!

First sprout of the season, Condor's Beak, a purple habanero type pepper. Here's what it looked like last night.

Anyone else have anything sown, or sprouted yet?

    Bookmark   January 13, 2013 at 9:50AM
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sandysgardens

Bonnie - I like that sprout. I haven't sown any peppers yet, have been busy wintersowing my perennials. However, I do have my peppers sorted through and ready to begin sowing them this week. It's about the biggest list thus far, might have to add to my grow room and to my outdoor growing areas.........

I've got my seeds ready to send for the swap, but still working on packaging up for the newbies...... I don't get off work early enough to get to PO during the week so will be mailing next Saturday. I sent you an email last week, let me know if you have any requests per my email.

Sandy

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 6:48AM
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skyblue52(5)

Hello I would like to on. Skyblue52

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 11:55AM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Sandy, and Skyblue, I have sent you both an email.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 3:27PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

*** REMINDER FOR THE NEWBIES

Even though you aren't sending in any seeds, please use a bubble envelope. The equipment the post office sends the envelopes through can crush pepper seeds. I'm sorry but I am unable to provide the bubble envelopes for all of the swap participants.

Thank you!

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 4:07PM
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chefconnie(5)

Seeds sent, included bubble envelope!

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 5:26PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Just to clarify. You don't need to send an envelope within an envelope. I will simply reuse the bubble envelope you send the seeds to me in.

Thanks!

    Bookmark   January 14, 2013 at 6:39PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

In an effort to make things less confusing for myself, I'm combining the lists from all the GW forums. I've also notated if your package has been received.

List of Participants from this site:

Lorabell (Received)
Sandysgardens
Julia42
Borge99
Kevinitis
keltickreek (Robert)
Shechar
Pinkiris
Spacetogrow
Naturegirl2007
Maple_grove (Received)
LeafEricson (Received)
Fanatic79
Scorpion_john
Lorabell (Received)
Violetisme
tinley244

List of Newbies:

Socalgardengal
Rollinrockell
Amiahjordan0 (Received)
Kwolfe0
Foodeefish (Received)
Elvimiller
Chefconnie (Received)
Illinoisdoglover
Moonfire
MariaTR
Inthe 305

If you don't see your name on the list, please let me know.

There is still time to sign up!

This post was edited by highalttransplant on Thu, Jan 17, 13 at 20:12

    Bookmark   January 16, 2013 at 3:38PM
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julia42(9a)

Hi Bonnie,

I have another variety question. I have some Chocolate Habanero and Mustard Habanero seeds. Is that something you would be interested in having me include, or are those too common like the regular habaneros?

Thanks!
Julia

    Bookmark   January 17, 2013 at 6:48PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Hi Julia! They are fairly common, but not as bad as the regular orange ones. I think I gave one person the okay to send those varieties in, but can't seem to locate the email at the moment.

My email inbox is out of control at the moment, and the free service I use is horrible. The ads cover up the emails where I can't even check half of them. I've create another account somewhere else, but didn't want to confuse things in the middle of the swap, so I'm just trying to deal with it for a few more weeks.

Anyway, how about a one pack limit on them. Maybe that would keep it in check.

BTW, I've edit yesterday's post to reflect the packages received today.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2013 at 8:10PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Okay, I've changed the email address listed in my GW account, so hopefully that will solve the email issues I've been having. If you have sent me one in the past few days, and I haven't answered you, please resend, and it should go to my new address.

Thank you so much for your patience!

Here's the updated list of participants from this site:

Lorabell (received)
Sandysgardens
Julia42
Borge99
Kevinitis
keltickreek (Received)
Shechar
Pinkiris
Spacetogrow
Naturegirl2007
Maple_grove (Received)
LeafEricson (Received)
Fanatic79
Scorpion_john (Received)
Violetisme
Tinley244
Coolbythecoast

List of Newbies:

Socalgardengal
Rollinrockell (Received)
Amiahjordan0 (Received)
Kwolfe0
Foodeefish (Received)
Elvimiller
Chefconnie (Received)
Illinoisdoglover
Moonfire
MariaTR
Inthe305
Pique
Nak10
Churnoble
Scotty66
Mswiggi

There's a total of 25 participants now, not counting the "newbies".

This post was edited by highalttransplant on Sat, Jan 19, 13 at 21:24

    Bookmark   January 18, 2013 at 6:10PM
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sandysgardens

Good Day Bonnie - Two Bubble Envy's will be departing my PO and heading west to Colorado later today. My postmaster said that they should be on tonights truck to the States PO hub at the Int'l airport and on a plane heading west sometime Sunday!! Sure beats pony express!!

I'll shoot you an email later with what's in each of the two envies. There's a bit of extra cash in my return envy, so please use it to cover any postage shortage...

Thanks again for all your hard work in organizing such a great swap!

Sandy

    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 1:18PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Awesome, Sandy! Can't wait to see what all you sent in this year!

So far, you guys are doing all the work! My work starts once the envelopes arrive! I do have a spreadsheet already set up, and have been entering the data in as I receive each package, but it's too early yet to do much sorting.

Haven't checked the mail yet today, but if I receive any envelopes, I'll just edit the list I posted yesterday.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Bonnie

    Bookmark   January 19, 2013 at 2:11PM
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skyblue52(5)

Hello Must have missed my email. Please send me yours so I can join in. Thanks Susan [skyblue52]

    Bookmark   January 21, 2013 at 6:36AM
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barefootgardner12(6)

I would like to sign up. I can send in common extras for newbies if that would help.

    Bookmark   January 21, 2013 at 1:44PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Susan, and Barefootgardner12, I have sent you both an email. Please let me know if you do not receive it.

Thanks,
Bonnie

This post was edited by highalttransplant on Mon, Jan 21, 13 at 15:46

    Bookmark   January 21, 2013 at 3:45PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Good Afternoon Swappers!

Well, today's mail made up for the holiday yesterday. I received 7 bubble envelopes today!!!

There was one that I am not sure who it came from.
If your name is David and you live in Louisiana, I need to know your GardenWeb name. Thanks!

Pinkiris, loved the labels! Prettiest packets so far!!!

Sandysgardens, sent in an entire envelope full of seed packets just for the newbies! Thank you so much!!!

List of Participants from this site:

Lorabell (Received)
Sandysgardens (Received)
Julia42
Borge99
Kevinitis
keltickreek (Received))
Shechar
Pinkiris (Received)
Spacetogrow
Naturegirl2007
Maple_grove (Received)
LeafEricson (Received)
Fanatic79
Scorpion_john (Received)
Violetisme
Tinley244
Coolbythecoast
Skyblue52
Barefootgardner12
Suburbangreen

List of Newbies:

Socalgardengal (Received)
Rollinrockell
Amiahjordan0 (Received)
Kwolfe0
Foodeefish (Received)
Elvimiller
Chefconnie (Received)
Thismembername
Illinoisdoglover
Moonfire
MariaTR
Inthe305
Pique
Nak10
Churnoble
Scotty66
Mswiggi
Seedkeeper
Growsy
Divina3315

We are up to 31 participants, not counting newbies!

This is the point in the swap that is both fun, and scary, seeing all the cool things that are sent in, and realizing all the work to come, LOL!!! I love it though : )

Bonnie

This post was edited by highalttransplant on Sun, Jan 27, 13 at 23:21

    Bookmark   January 22, 2013 at 3:52PM
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Kevinitis(5)

No worries mine are coming soon!

    Bookmark   January 22, 2013 at 5:52PM
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julia42(9a)

My seeds are on their way to you today, plus the extras we talked about - they're the ones with the handwritten labels.

Thanks!
Julia

    Bookmark   January 22, 2013 at 6:48PM
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Kevinitis(5)

Seeds sent!

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 1:18PM
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seedkeeper(9)

Hi I am new and would like to join the seed swap. I read the instructions and can offer only a few common seeds if needed. Thank you so much for allowing new people to join. Jamie

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 3:09PM
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seedkeeper(9)

Hi I am new and would like to join the seed swap. I read the instructions and can offer only a few common seeds if needed. Thank you so much for allowing new people to join. Jamie

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 3:11PM
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MoonFire(8b)

I never did get an email with who to send my bubbly to and what to put in it...for us newbies we put lots of stamps, some seed envelopes or baggies, and a bubbly with a return address label right?...how many stamps do i need to send and how many seed baggies?...I want to make sure I send enough :)...thanks, Dianne

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 5:13PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Hi Dianne, I have sent you an email.

Seedkeeper, you have been added to the newbie list. I will send you my mailing address, as soon as the rest of the donations come in.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 11:22PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

I received three envelopes today, and one was a large donation from Smokemaster. I spent most of the afternoon researching all the interesting varieties he sent in. Thank you, Mike!!!

Also received an envelope from Julia42, and one from Naturegirl2007 with lots of extras!!! I am overwhelmed by the generosity I have found here!

Hope everyone has a great weekend! I've got my work cut out for me with so many seeds coming in!!!

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 6:03PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Okay, I tried to email all of the people currently on the newbie list. If you are on the NEWBIE list and did NOT receive an email from me, please post here, and I will resend.

Thanks,
Bonnie

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 11:36PM
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socalgardengal

Hello Bonnie, didn't receive an email,thank you

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 11:54PM
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socalgardengal

Hello Bonnie, didn't receive an email,thank you

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 11:56PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Socal, I think I've already received your envelope. This email was for those still waiting for my mailing address.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 12:04AM
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socalgardengal

Ok thanks Bonnie

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 12:11AM
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chefconnie(5)

Hello Bonnie, I am on the Newbie list and I got an original email.....was there another email I was supposed to get?

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 9:34AM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Nope, you're good. I was just sending my mailing information to those that didn't already receive it.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 11:43AM
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amiahjordan0(9)

I don't think I got an email?

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 5:29PM
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MariaTR(9b)

Hello

I am on your list but I didn't receive an e-mail.

Thank you.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 11:04PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Amiahjordan, I have already received your envelope. The email was for those who had not already received my mailing address.

MariaTR, I resent the email. Let me know if it goes through this time.

Thanks guys! Sorry for any confusion.

I did receive a couple of envelopes, but it's almost midnight, and I just got home from taking the kids to the X Games, so I'll go through them tomorrow.

Goodnight,
Bonnie

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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Okay, I still haven't gone through yesterday's mail yet. I promise to do it tomorrow. My daughter had her first playdate today, so I was busy painting fingernails, and making tea party snacks, etc. Sometimes my gardening hobby just has to take 2nd place to being a mom : )

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 8:32PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Just a reminder if you haven't already mailed your package out:

Please put your GardenWeb name somewhere either on the envelope, or on your wishlist. There are participants with the same first name in the swap. Please be nice to your host : )

I received a package from a Kevin L. Is that you Kevinitis?

I also received a very nice donation from Habjolokia for the heat lovers in the swap! Thank you, Mark!!!

Here is the updated list:

Lorabell (Received)
Sandysgardens (Received)
Julia42 (Received)
Borge99
Kevinitis - (Received)
keltickreek (Received))
Shechar
Pinkiris (Received)
Spacetogrow (Received)
Naturegirl2007 (Received)
Maple_grove (Received)
LeafEricson (Received)
Fanatic79
Scorpion_john (Received)
Violetisme
Tinley244 (Received)
Coolbythecoast
Skyblue52 (Received)
Barefootgardner12
Suburbangreen (Received)

List of Newbies:

Socalgardengal (Received)
Rollinrockell
Amiahjordan0 (Received)
Kwolfe0 (Received)
Foodeefish (Received)
Elvimiller
Chefconnie (Received)
Thismembername
Toucan
Illinoisdoglover
Moonfire
MariaTR
Inthe305
Pique
Nak10
Churnoble (Received)
Scotty66
Mswiggi
Seedkeeper
Growsy
Divina3315 (Received)

We are up to 34 participants, not counting newbies!

If there is anyone on the list that hasn't received my mailing address, please let me know!

Thanks,
Bonnie

This post was edited by highalttransplant on Fri, Feb 1, 13 at 17:15

    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 4:26PM
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Kevinitis(5)

Yep that was me, Kevin L.. I did not have much to trade, I have many more tomato varieties than peppers. I thought I had more chimyo seeds but it turns out I only had a handful left.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 11:37PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Hi Kevin! Yeah, I finally found an email that had both your name and GW name on it.

Just a reminder for those of you that haven't mailed your package out yet. The deadline for your seeds to reach me is Friday, February 8th!!!

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 4:25PM
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MoonFire(8b)

I mailed out my envy yesterday...hope you get it soon :)

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 8:40PM
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Crazymtn(4)

Please sign me up as a newbee. Thanks

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 1:26PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Crazymtn, you have mail : )

Okay, since the deadline for seeds to arrive is this coming Friday, I will close off sign ups at the end of this weekend. So anyone lurking about, trying to decide whether or not to join in ... no more procrastinating!

I received a few more envelopes yesterday, and edited the list posted on Monday to reflect the new arrivals.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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barefootgardner12(6)

I mailed my envelope yesterday.

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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

I received a few more envelopes today.

*** If there is a J.Morris from FL signed up on this forum you need to message me as soon as possible. ***

Updated List:

Lorabell (Received)
Sandysgardens (Received)
Julia42 (Received)
Borge99
Kevinitis - (Received)
keltickreek (Received))
Shechar
Pinkiris (Received)
Spacetogrow (Received)
Naturegirl2007 (Received)
Maple_grove (Received)
LeafEricson (Received)
Fanatic79
Scorpion_john (Received)
Violetisme
Tinley244 (Received)
Coolbythecoast (Received)
Skyblue52 (Received)
Barefootgardner12
Suburbangreen (Received)

List of Newbies:

Socalgardengal (Received)
Rollinrockell
Amiahjordan0 (Received)
Kwolfe0 (Received)
Foodeefish (Received)
Elvimiller
Chefconnie (Received)
Thismembername
Toucan
Illinoisdoglover
Moonfire (Received)
MariaTR
Inthe305
Pique
Nak10
Churnoble (Received)
Scotty66
Mswiggi
Seedkeeper
Growsy
Divina3315 (Received)

If you haven't mailed your envelope yet, you do NOT need to mail a bubble envelope inside another bubble envelope!!! I will reuse the one you send everything in.

Thanks!

    Bookmark   February 2, 2013 at 6:35PM
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dm_kelly

I'm just getting back into gardening after a long absence so I guess my lack of a seed collection makes me a newbie. I would love to participate in your seed exchange if it isn't too late!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 2:07PM
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dm_kelly

I'm just getting back into gardening after a long absence so I guess my lack of a seed collection makes me a newbie. I would love to participate in your seed exchange if it isn't too late!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 2:08PM
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helenb1949

never grew peppers before, but would love to try. Can I still mail SASE?

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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Dmkelly and HelenB1949, I have sent you both an email.

This swap is now officially closed. The deadline for your package to arrive is Friday, February 8th.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 10:20PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

I received 7 envelopes today!

*** If there is a J.Morris from FL signed up on this forum you need to message me as soon as possible. I have no idea who you are!***

Final List of GW Participants:

Lorabell (Received)
Sandysgardens (Received)
Julia42 (Received)
Borge99
Kevinitis - (Received)
keltickreek (Received))
Shechar
Pinkiris (Received)
Spacetogrow (Received)
Naturegirl2007 (Received)
Maple_grove (Received)
LeafEricson (Received)
Fanatic79 (Received)
Scorpion_john (Received)
Violetisme - Dropped out
Tinley244 (Received)
Coolbythecoast (Received)
Skyblue52 (Received)
Barefootgardner12 (Received)
Suburbangreen (Received)
Peppermeister1

List of Newbies:

Socalgardengal (Received)
Rollinrockell (Received)
Amiahjordan0 (Received)
Kwolfe0 (Received)
Foodeefish (Received)
Elvimiller
Chefconnie (Received)
Thismembername (Received)
Toucan
Illinoisdoglover
Moonfire (Received)
MariaTR
Inthe305
Pique
Nak10 (Received)
Churnoble (Received)
Scotty66
Mswiggi
Seedkeeper (Received)
Growsy
Divina3315 (Received)
Dmkelly
HelenB1949
MissyGA64 (Received)
Lesuko

*** If you haven't mailed your envelope yet, you do NOT need to mail a bubble envelope inside another bubble envelope!!! I will reuse the one you send everything in.

*** Newbies that do NOT send in a bubble envelope, or do NOT send in any return postage will go to the back of the line so to speak. I will fill ALL other envelopes first. It's just not fair to those that actually followed the directions.

Thanks!

This post was edited by highalttransplant on Tue, Feb 5, 13 at 23:26

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 5:22PM
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seedkeeper(9)

Hi this is j Morris. Aka seedkeeper. Just saw the message.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 8:06PM
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seedkeeper(9)

Hi this is j Morris. Aka seedkeeper. Just saw the message.

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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Thanks for letting me know! You have mail.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2013 at 10:41PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Only received 1 envelope today. There is just one envelope from this forum and three from the other site that haven't arrived yet. The rest are newbies, and I don't really have to wait on them, since they won't have any seeds in them anyway.

I have a fairly busy schedule this weekend, so I may not make a lot of progress on sorting until Monday, but I will hit it hard then.

Final List of GW Participants:

Lorabell (Received)
Sandysgardens (Received)
Julia42 (Received)
Borge99 - Dropped Out
Kevinitis - (Received)
keltickreek (Received))
Shechar - Dropped Out
Pinkiris (Received)
Spacetogrow (Received)
Naturegirl2007 (Received)
Maple_grove (Received)
LeafEricson (Received)
Fanatic79 (Received)
Scorpion_john (Received)
Violetisme - Dropped out
Tinley244 (Received)
Coolbythecoast (Received)
Skyblue52 (Received)
Barefootgardner12 (Received)
Suburbangreen (Received)
Peppermeister1 (Received)

List of Newbies:

Socalgardengal (Received)
Rollinrockell (Received)
Amiahjordan0 (Received)
Kwolfe0 (Received)
Foodeefish (Received)
Elvimiller
Chefconnie (Received)
Thismembername (Received)
Toucan (Received)
Illinoisdoglover
Moonfire (Received)
MariaTR
Inthe305
Pique
Nak10 (Received)
Churnoble (Received)
Scotty66
Mswiggi
Seedkeeper (Received)
Growsy
Divina3315 (Received)
Dmkelly (Received)
HelenB1949
MissyGA64 (Received)
Lesuko (Received)
Crazymtn (Received)

If you don't see received next to your name, please let me know if your package is on its way.

Thanks,
Bonnie

This post was edited by highalttransplant on Fri, Feb 8, 13 at 18:38

    Bookmark   February 6, 2013 at 6:38PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Okay, I thought I would give a little update, so everyone would know how things are coming along.

I have received all the seed packages. There are a couple of newbie envelopes still out, but I am busy sorting (on a spreadsheet). Some lists are already complete, and just need to be physically sorted and packaged up. Those participants whose packages had the maximum amount of packets inside, will take a little longer, since it's harder to find things that you don't already have. I had hoped to have everything mailed back out by the end of the week, but I can see now that wasn't realistic. I didn't take into account Valentine's Day, and my two little ones have class parties that I have to prepare for and attend.

What I will probably do is send the envelopes back out in small batches. As I have envelopes ready, I will post a list of whose went out.

Oh, and I did place a couple of small seed orders for some frequently requested items, so there are a few envelopes that I won't be able to complete until the orders get here, which should be by the end of the week.

So just know that I haven't fled the country with your seeds, LOL! And I am chipping away at the sorting every chance I get.

I appreciate everyone's patience, and hope it will be worth the wait!

Your hostess,
Bonnie

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    Bookmark   February 12, 2013 at 9:06PM
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MoonFire(8b)

Just saying hi Bonnie :) ...no rush necessary tho i am excited about it and can't wait to see what kind of peppers are out there lol...hope things are going well and thanks again for including newbies like me in this swap...it's appreciated big time...hope things are going well, Dianne

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 3:31PM
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elvimiller(5)

Thanks for the update Bonnie :)

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 5:13PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Mailed out four packages, two to GW participants, and two to folks on the other website.

Now that I've got everything organized, things should move faster. The first couple of envelopes always seem to take the longest. I'll have more ready to go out in the morning, and will post the names once they are on the way.

Please post on the swap thread to let me know that when your package arrives.

Here are the ones that went out today:

Sandysgardens - Mailed
Julia42 - Mailed

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 3:32PM
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MariaTR(9b)

Hi Bonnie
Though my name is on the list I have not received your e-mail as to what to send or where to send.
Kindly advise mts424@yahoo.com
Thank you I know there's a lot going on.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 4:27PM
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julia42(9a)

I will be anxiously awaiting the mail for the next few days. Can't wait for the seeds - thanks Bonnie!

Julia

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 6:58PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Maria, I emailed you the information on Friday, January 25th through GardenWeb, and resent it again on January 27th. I will send this one directly rather than go through GardenWeb.. Please let me know right away this time, if you don't receive it.

Thanks,
Bonnie

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MariaTR(9b)

Just received it.
Please let me know what to send and where.
Thank you so much.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 10:13PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

The email has my mailing address in it, as well as the information on what to include.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 11:07PM
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sandysgardens

Greetings Bonnie -

Knowing that an envy of pepper seed packets is on it's way makes this chilly winter morning a GOOD morning. I'm excited to be a part of this GREAT Swap and I know I'm going to enjoy growing peppers from seeds that so many people have graciously shared.

Hmmm - I wonder how fast that big bird in the sky can fly to get me them seeds!

Thanks again Bonnie for hosting and I'll let you know when the seeds get here.

Sandy

    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 7:40AM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Sandy, you are a BIG part of making this a GREAT swap this year!!! Lots of folks will be benefiting from your generosity. So, thank you very much, and I hope you will be pleased with what you receive back!

Sent one envelope out today, but it was for the other website. I have one ready to mail in the morning, and hope to get a couple more done tonight. However, my oldest son starts high school next year, and I have to take him to registration tonight, so not sure how long that will take, or how much time I'll have to work on the swap afterwards.

Lorabell/Laura - Ready to mail

UPDATE:

Well, I managed to get one more packaged done this evening, and the lucky person is ...

Naturegirl2007 - Ready to mail

I'll stop by the post office on my way to work and get those in the mail. I am off on Friday, so I should be able to knock quite a few out then.

This post was edited by highalttransplant on Thu, Feb 21, 13 at 1:10

    Bookmark   February 20, 2013 at 4:49PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

I've gotten three more packages done this afternoon, and am hoping to keep working on the swap this evening. My oldest son had a youth group event to go to tonight, but this time the hubby is taking him instead of me. Anyone else find that their kids schedules are way busier than ours were at their age? Not sure which one is more exhausting, the whole diapers/up-half-the-night stage, or the activities director/taxi driver stage of parenthood!!!

Okay, back to the swap.

Maple_grove - Ready to mail
Peppermeister1 - Ready to mail
Pinkiris - Ready to mail

I'll update this post before going to the post office in the morning.

Have a great evening!

    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 7:57PM
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spacetogrow(4 MN)

Just don't stay up half the night changing pepper seed packs!

Waiting a few more days won't kill me.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2013 at 9:42PM
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sandysgardens

Bonnie - I received the BEST PEPPER envelope ever in the mail on Thursday and I'm now in BIG trouble with myself. You completely out-did yourself with my envy, causing me to have to start a LOT more peppers this weekend on top of what I've already started. I guess I don't have to start more, but I sure want to and most likely will; and I'll have a good supply to get me going next season!

A BIG thanks to everyone who sent seeds in and a BIG thanks to Bonnie for putting this all together.

Sandy

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 7:18AM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Sandy, glad to hear that your package has arrived, and that you are pleased with what you received back! It's a big relief to see that first package complete the circle. Of course, it will be an even bigger relief when the final package reaches it's destination!

Okay, headed to the post office. In addition to the three listed above, I also have:

Spacetogrow - Ready to mail
Suburbangreen - Ready to mail

Plus, a couple of envelopes for participants from the other website.

I'll work on some more later, but my brain hurts, LOL, and I need a small break.

Have a great day!

    Bookmark   February 22, 2013 at 3:25PM
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julia42(9a)

Hi Bonnie - I got my seeds today! What a great selection - I can't believe how many items on my wish list you filled! And now I get to sit and do some fun research to learn about all the other varieties too! I have a feeling I'm going to be looking for a lot of new pepper spots in my yard this year.

Thanks so much for hosting such a great swap! I can't wait to get some of these going...

    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 8:28PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

You're very welcome, Jullia! I am so glad that you are pleased with what you received back!

I worked on the swap all afternoon, and only have 5 packages ready to mail. Grrrr!!! The good news is that was the last of the big envelopes, folks that sent in close to the maximum. The rest of them only have a dozen or less packets to swap, so they shouldn't take as much time. Plus, they are already swapped on the spreadsheet, so I am hoping it will move pretty quickly from here on out.

Missed the post office hours for today, so the following will go out first thing Monday:

Tinley244 - Ready to mail
Coolbythecoast - Ready to mail
Fanatic79 - Ready to mail
Barefootgardner12 - Ready to mail

Plus one for the other site.

Need to make a grocery run tomorrow before I have a mutiny on my hands, LOL, but if I get a chance to do any envelopes I'll update the list..

    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 8:43PM
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naturegirl_2007 5B SW Michigan(5B SW Michigan)

Fantastic selection of seeds in the package I received today. Thanks everyone and thanks to highalttransplant for making it all work. I couldn't even begin to imagine making the spreadsheet you enclosed with mine! It is going to be especially fun to grow some varieties that I'll associate with names I've seen here through the years. And many will proudly be grown in our front yard. I'll be replacing the annual flower planting with ornamental peppers!

    Bookmark   February 23, 2013 at 9:27PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Naturegirl, glad you received your package and are happy with the selection! I'd love to see a picture of your ornamental pepper bed later in the season!!!

Life has been extremely hectic for my family the past couple of weeks, so I really appreciate everyone's patience with me. This is the first year since I started hosting this swap, that I was also working, so I should have allowed more time between when the seeds arrived and when I promised to have them back out. I am doing my very best, and have quite a few ready to go out in the morning. There are a couple more that I'd like to finish tonight, but I still have to finish cooking dinner and get the kids bathed, so not sure if I can get to them or not.

Here is the list of the packages going out in tomorrow's mail:

Keltickreek
Churnoble
Skyblue52
Davina3315
Toucan
Amiahjordan
Chefconnie
Plus a couple from the other forum.

I'll update this post later if I get any more done. Please be sure to let me know when your package arrives.

Thanks!
Bonnie

UPDATE:

Got two more ready to go:
Scorpion John
LeafEricson

That is pretty much the last of the participants that sent seeds in. The rest is newbies.

Won't have time to work on those tomorrow, but will try to wrap them up by the end of the week.

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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Worked on the swap all afternoon, and made it to the post office 10 minutes before they closed.

Here's whose packages went out today:

Socalgardengal
Kwolfe0
Dmkelly
Growsy
HelenB1949
Lesuko

Plus 3 from THP

There are a whole lot of envelopes that have been sent out, and I just want to be sure they all arrive safely.

Please post here when you receive your package.

Thanks,
Bonnie

    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 7:14PM
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socalgardengal

Yahoooo lol, can't tell I'm excited! Thank you for all of your hard work Bonnie :) I will let you know when I receive them. Thank you everyone who shared seeds, I appreciate your generosity!

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spacetogrow(4 MN)

I got your package. Great fun researching the ones I hadn't heard of. Tomorrow is time to sow the ones from my wish list.

Thank you, Bonnie, for organizing and all the work, and thanks to all those who sent in wonderful seeds.

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chefconnie(5)

I am completely overwhelmed!! Thank you so much, I had no idea there were so many pepper plants I had no clue about. I want to start seeds today but I have to research first. I think I will have the biggest pepper patch in my county!!

Thanks so much.
Connie

    Bookmark   March 2, 2013 at 9:49AM
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amiahjordan0(9)

Received my WONDERFUL assortment of pepper seeds today! I am so blown away at what you sent me...not to mention all the work you've put into this exchange! Thank you Bonnie!!! YOU ROCK!!!!

    Bookmark   March 2, 2013 at 9:46PM
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barefootgardner12(6)

I received my seeds! Thank you so much for the great variety of seeds! I can't wait to try them. Thanks again!

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barefootgardner12(6)

I received my seeds! Thank you so much for the great variety of seeds! I can't wait to try them. Thanks again!

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growsy(8b GA)

got my package today - THANK YOU!!! Bonnie, you've done an amazing job coordinating this & thank you to everyone for your generosity! This is wonderful - I can't wait to try all of these peppers. I will now have to haunt the pepper forum to learn everything I need to grow them well. This made my day! Awesome!!

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socalgardengal

A great big THANK YOU to you all! I received my package today, time to research. Thank you Bonnie for your hard work! Your selections are perfect :)

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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Glad to hear that everyone is happy with what they received back!

I am down to the LAST THREE ENVELOPES!!! I have 10 ready to mail this morning:

Rollinrockell
Foodeefish
Elvimiller
Thismembername
Moonfire
Nak10
MissyGA64
Trickfox

Plus the last couple packages from THP folks.

It is such a relief to be winding down the swap. I love being able to fulfill wishes! Makes me feel a bit like Santa Claus, LOL, but I am ready to focus on getting the garden ready for planting. Well, as soon as it warms up a bit. Right now, it's 16 degrees outside. It's supposed to reach 50 by the weekend though. Come on spring!!!

Thank you, EVERYONE, for participating in the Pick-A-Peck of Peppers swap!

Your hostess,
Bonnie

    Bookmark   March 5, 2013 at 10:31AM
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kwolfe0(7a)

Hi! I am in receipt of the wonderful package you sent -- probably a few days late, since I just got back in from being out of state since early last week. In any case, they are here and I'm extremely pleased with what was sent. Thank you so much for arranging this and for being open to folks with limited ability to contribute like myself.

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dm_kelly

My package is here and what a great selection!!! I'm going to have to add on to my garden space. Thank you so much for all the time you put into this!!

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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

In tomorrow's mail:

Kevinitis
Crazymtn
Seedkeeper

... and that is the last of the envelopes!!!

Remember to post when your seeds arrive!

Thanks,
Bonnie

    Bookmark   March 5, 2013 at 8:26PM
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pinkiris

Many thanks Bonnie! I had the best surprise in my mailbox today =) Thank you so much!

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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Yay!!! That is a BIG relief, Jayeanne! I was stalling on sending you the tracking #, because I kind of wanted its arrival to be a surprise. A happy one this time : )

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Kevinitis(5)

Seeds recieved! Thanks all and Thanks Bonnie!

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skyblue52(5)

Wow love the the pepper package. You did a great job.Thank you

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MoonFire(8b)

Bonnie thanks so much for all my pepper seeds...you chose such great choices for me!!! :)...appreciate your time and work on this and thanks for including pepper newbies like me :)

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