UPDATE: Pick-a-Seed Round 2 Important Bulletin!!!

mmqchdygg(Z5NH)January 4, 2007

First, PAS is still taking signups for Round 2.

Second, if you are considering jumping ship for Round 2 due to the progress of Round 1, please keep reading..

Third- Round 2 will be FURTHER SPLIT DUE TO THE NUMBER OF PLAYERS!

FOURTH, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, I would like to 'hand off' Round 2 of this Robin, and am looking for 3 willing bodies to host Round 2!

If you are interested in hosting a portion of Round 2 of this swap, please let me know. Here are the details:

1. I will set up all the details for Round 2, which will include all member lists, and starting the Robins on their way.

2. I will provide my new hostesses with everything they need to host this swap- that being the Master Listing of their respective Robins, and any suggestions that they might like to use to host their portion. (Plus, you'll likely get a nice little gifty thing from me because you're so willing.)

3. Your respective Robin will likely have NO MORE THAN 15 PLAYERS. Your duties will (hopefully) be light, as you won't have to babysit as many as we have going right now.

4. You can choose how to host your portion of the swap once you have it 'in hand.' No need to use the same methods that I'm using here, but I'm available for consultation if you like what you see presently.

5. Why am I doing this? Because I'm a die-hard winter-sower, and must get umpteen containers going now, and once Round 1 is over, it's going to start getting busier & busier in the 'plant-out' department for Winter Sowers.

I really appreciate everyone's cooperation here on the Pick-a-Seed, and don't want to leave you hanging, which is why I'd like to hand off to 3 willing & able bodies for Round 2.

Please email me directly, or post here with your interest in hosting a portion of Round 2. Thanks!

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columbusgardener

if Lisa cannot help I can lend a hand

let me know
Debbie

    Bookmark   January 4, 2007 at 5:13PM
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micyrey

hello
I wanted to drop out from round 2 , I have put the rest of my extra seeds in two swaps and Named seed RR. I just don't have any seeds I don't want.
thanks for hosting the RR
michelle

    Bookmark   January 4, 2007 at 9:16PM
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mmqchdygg(Z5NH)

Thanks for letting me know, Michelle.
Thank you, Debbie!

    Bookmark   January 5, 2007 at 8:15AM
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zabecc

Due to winter sowing as well (this will be my first year, and i'm overwhelmed already) I'm going to have to drop out of round 2 as well. Thank you for hosting the first go around, despite the small hangups, it's been great!
-Elizabeth

    Bookmark   January 5, 2007 at 10:35AM
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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

Hi Tina, I just now saw your post.
I'm not signed up for this RR and it looks like maybe there will not be as many players as expected. Well, sometimes life gets into the way of our plans. My expected trip out west is postponed indefinately SO, I guess that gives me some unexpected free time to lend a hand here. I like the idea of a couple small robins instead of one big one that seems to take forever to get to me.
Ok, keep us posted as to the plan and progress.
Good luck, BB

    Bookmark   January 9, 2007 at 2:53PM
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mmqchdygg(Z5NH)

Thanks, Beth! I'll add you to R2 of the Robin
Was that an official offer to host a portion of the Robin?

All-
With adds & drops, there are currently 38 participants for R2. If numbers remain close to this, there will be THREE Robins in the neighborhood of 13 players each, likely divided by physical location again to keep things moving quickly.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2007 at 3:48PM
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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

Tina, I'll host if that is still your plan (to pass it on to new hostesses ) A group of 13 to 16 sounds manageable. I'm not doing much except right now wintersowing, going to Doggie school and vet apts and an occasional day/night of work.
Gosh, maybe I actually will get to be retired this year. LOL, been trying for about 3 years now so it's "time enough".

    Bookmark   January 10, 2007 at 8:37AM
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lat0403(Z7-SWOK)

I'd like to sign up!

    Bookmark   January 10, 2007 at 9:39AM
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moonphase(z7 Ga)

I would like to drop out of round 2.I too have been waiting on cold weather to ws and it is finally here.I have about 400 containers to sow,so please count me out on the next one.You have done a wonderful job and I Thank You.I do appreciate all the work,worry,and patience you have put in this.It has not gone un-noticed.
moonphase

    Bookmark   January 17, 2007 at 2:22PM
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mmqchdygg(Z5NH)

Thank you, Annette. I appreciate the notice! Have fun WSing!!!

    Bookmark   January 17, 2007 at 2:42PM
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chelty2(8 TX)

I would like to sign up....where can I find details?

    Bookmark   January 18, 2007 at 9:32AM
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mmqchdygg(Z5NH)

Few details, chelty2:

We are currently running R1 of this Robin...it's a simple seed Robin. Nothing fancy.
Participants receive the Robin, take out whatever number of packets that they like, and replace them with an equal number (or more), and then send it on to the next person in line.
Delivery Confirmations are mandatory on this one.

Round 2 will be set up in a couple weeks, after round 1 is over and I get both Robins back. It will be split so that there are likely no more than about 15 players per Robin to save time (Round 1 is currently at 110 days. That's too long for a Robin, so I'm splitting R2)

Anyway, that's it. I'll send you an email.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2007 at 9:45AM
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mmqchdygg(Z5NH)

Question to all: Has anyone heard from TinaTN recently? She bowed out of R1, but I kept her in for R2, and now the email that I have (the same one that's here on GW) is bouncing. Anyone have any updated information?

Tina, if you're out there, can you please confirm your participation for Round 2? I need to hear from you before we start R2. Thanks.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2007 at 3:53PM
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nature_farmer(z5b IL.)

Please add me to round#2 Please..Thanks,Jody

    Bookmark   January 21, 2007 at 1:11PM
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ramazz(8a VA)

Hi, I've never done a round robin before and this sounds like a good one to try. If you still have space, could you please add my name?

Becky

    Bookmark   January 22, 2007 at 9:32AM
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mmqchdygg(Z5NH)

Jody, Becky, Chelty, & Leslie...you're all in. More details later.

    Bookmark   January 23, 2007 at 1:00PM
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chelty2(8 TX)

Hi,
I sent you an email.
chelty2

    Bookmark   January 24, 2007 at 10:10AM
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efrosty1(Z9 fla.)

I WOULD LIKE TO JOIN TOO. I HAVEN'T BEEN IN A RR FOR AWHILE.TIME TO GET BACK ON THE WAGON..LOL

    Bookmark   January 24, 2007 at 6:30PM
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beth_b_kodiak(zone 5a)

Hi Erica, nice to see you back
BB

    Bookmark   January 24, 2007 at 8:09PM
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mmqchdygg(Z5NH)

Erica- You'll be getting mail in a sec...

    Bookmark   January 25, 2007 at 2:17PM
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mmqchdygg(Z5NH)

There have been several drops & adds, but the number remains constant at 38.5 participants for Round 2. (Erica, you're the .5 heheh. I'll add you when I get your information back).
Tina_tn has been dropped from Round 2, as I have not heard from her in several inquiries.

I will post the original email bulletin here now for everyone's info:

To all my "Pick-a-Seed and Pay it Forward" Round Robin Participants:
Hello, everyone!
If you are on the following list, I have you included in Round 2 of the Pick-a-Seed Round Robin. If you do not want to participate in Round 2, please reply to this notice.
STRMYWTHR3
PRAIRIEWINDS
CAROL BOWEN
SGUANZON
MILLYBUG
MOGARDENING
DREVALVO
CEDARNEST
OKNISH
MNWSGAL
JULIE_MN
CANDYCOW
DEBBYA
ETRAVIA
MICHIGANALICE
JSELWA
LISAM627_OHIO_Z6
DAFF_KNEE2000
STRMYWTHR3
COLUMBUSGARDENER
MSPRETTYKY
FLOWERGARDENLADY
MIMIB1
GIVERNY4ME
LIL_GREEN_THUMB
BETH_B_KODIAK
FLOWER_POWER2
LAT0403
CHELTY2
RAMAZZ
NATURE_FARMER
PAMELAMARIE
MARIACAT
GARDENINGDUMMIE
DEM_PA
SHIMLA
GARDENSCOUT
AMY B

We currently have 38.5 (one new unconfirmed) participants for Round 2 (for those of you following along up there, STRMYWTHR3 had to be moved to the end of Round 1, so she will show up at the beginning of one of the Robins, and will be also included on one of the other lists...thereby getting to participate in essentially both rounds).
There will be 3 new Robins for Round 2 once Round 1 is over.
The new Robins will be split by physical location. I will play Âconnect-the-dots with your ZIP codes again, so that the Robins run as quickly as possible.
Please welcome your new hostesses: Debbie C (columbusgardener), Debbie D (flower_power2), and Beth B (beth_b_kodiak). I will be making the original split for the 3 Robins, then I will mail the new packages to each respective hostess, who will also be provided with the information that they need to run the Robins.
As with the first round, a ÂMaster List will NOT be circulated with these new Robins. I promised you all as much security as possible with this Robin, and hopefully, that will continue into Round 2.
Once the new Robins are off, your new hostesses are Âlarge & in charge. The rules of your robin will likely change little, if at all, but the hostesses have full reign to do so as they wish. Please respect your hostess, and donÂt harass them too much ;)
***IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL: If, at any time, you have concerns about another participant, please inform your hostess. At no point should these concerns be posted publicly to the forum. Your hostess will decide what, if any action should be taken, and will take the appropriate action to alleviate any concerns of the other participants.

Thank you again, and if anyone has any questions, please buzz me.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2007 at 10:13AM
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mmqchdygg(Z5NH)

THIS ROBIN IS NOW CLOSED FOR SIGN-UPS. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR SIGNING ON!
THE NEW ROBINS ARE VERY NEARLY READY TO BE ANNOUNCED, SO STAY TUNED! NEW THREAD(S) WILL POST FOR EACH NEW ROBIN!!

    Bookmark   January 30, 2007 at 12:02PM
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mmqchdygg(Z5NH)

No, really. This robin is closed for signups.

Please watch the board for the new lists later this week.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2007 at 12:18PM
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