Patty's WLOMWL Swap

poisondartfrogNovember 8, 2010

Here's the thing, folks. I volunteered to host the swap this year while Patty is in a state of transition. Her plan was to help out with tips on best practices for this very large swap.

I have not had any communication from her recently. Patty did not respond to my email letting her know I was ready to go forward and I have concluded that for the moment she does not have internet access.

I am still willing to do the swap using Patty's format and rules, with a couple of small revisions to make the job a bit easier, if folks still want to go ahead with it. Patty said she expected to be back in the swing of things in 6 months or so, so I am banking on her being back to host next year's version.

Part of what makes this swap great are the returning players and the format. Newbies are welcome to sign up, but I will only go forward if a dozen or more of the usual suspects join in. I have reviewed prior years player lists and count anyone who has participated in any or the previous 5 swaps as a veteran. I count myself as one of those.

These rules are copied and pasted from Patty, with only the dates and the maximum number of packets changed. I have also strengthened the language of some of the rules to make their importance apparent based on what Patty has indicated some of the challenges are.

From Patty, (mostly)

We all have want lists of those elusive seeds this is a swap to try to empty those lists.

Here are the rules in this swap:

first we all sign-up I will take sign-ups December 3.

THEN YOU HAVE TO UPDATE YOUR WANT LIST as soon as possible so others know what you are looking for. This must be done by the end of sign ups on December 3 so that folks will have time to search the lists and find the right seeds based on your want list. I would encourage everyone to wait until people post here that they have updated their lists to start packing seeds, or wait until December 3.

Then you can check everyones lists ONLY SEEDS THAT ARE ON PEOPLES WANT LISTS are to be sent. Seeds that are sent in for people that are not actually on their want lists will be sent back to you. If you make arrangements on the side to receive certain seeds, make sure you add them to your want list if they are not already on it.

To make it easier for me mark who the seeds are for or place them in baggies marked clearly for whom they are intended. (I will not manipulate the seeds in any way-you will get exactly what is sent in for you with the exception of duplicates. Patty did not send duplicates unless you specifically stated that you wanted them. I will do the same.)

make sure you keep checking for the members who sign up all the way to the Dec 3 so no one gets left out.

Then you can send the seeds to me I will get them back within a few weeks of getting the last persons seeds

the deadline for sending will be the 3rd of January.

I will get the seeds ready and send them back out by January 22. This was great last year we all seem to get a lot of our wants.

I am making a limit of 150 packs this year because I don,t send duplicates(unless you request it) it's hard with that many sent. You will receive back the same number you send in. For example, if you send in 100 packs, and people have sent in 65 packs marked for you, the other 35 packets sent to you will come from a pool of duplicates sent in for others who do not want duplicates, and from any "extras" people have sent in for that purpose. (Patty says it always works out, and she should know.)

A few other rules this year this is a seed swap not a cutting or root swap send only seeds

Please if you can't follow thru with this don't sign up for others will be checking your list and gathering seeds you want

Again, I will be waiting to see how many sign-ups we have. When/if we reach 12 veterans, I will send out my address.

Thanks!

Alana

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jaynine

Alana,
Please sign me up~this is my favorite. Thanks for taking it on.
Janine

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yotetrapper(7)

Man, this is one of my favorites too, but with an early January cut off, I guess I am out this year. Too much with Christmas, for me. January is my month to play with seeds, lol.

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nottougly(Zone 7)

I guess I would be a newbie but I would like to join.
Faye!

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poisondartfrog

yotetrapper, would mid-January make it possible for you? I expect you guys to do 90% of the work so I should be able to turn this around fairly quickly.
If that would enable anyone let me know-we could go as far out as January 16 and I think I could still get the seeds back out by the end of the month.

Alana

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angelady777 (was angelady on GW) - Zone 6(6)

If it is 'til Mid-January, I could do it. With the holidays and being out of town for many of us, I think that'll work so much better! Thanks, Alana, for taking this huge task on!

Blessings,
Angela

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ishareflowers

Alana,

sign me up....My husband is working nights so I have all the time in the world to play with seeds!

Lisa

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poisondartfrog

January 16 as a last date to mail it is, then.
That should still allow time for wintersowers and greenhouse growers to get their groove on.

It's nice to see so many great traders signing up!
Alana

    Bookmark   November 8, 2010 at 7:14PM
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micyrey

hello
I would like to play but my wants are going to be very general such as berry producing disiduous(sp ck pls) bushes, and nut trees. I will be ordering flower seeds and I can devide the packets and send them in if they match anyones wants. so as long as my general wants are ok.
let me know
michelle

    Bookmark   November 8, 2010 at 8:06PM
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webuser_5438468

I will sign up also! Thanks for the later date as I am also swamped with Christmas and then the secret santa swap always gives us many things off our lists! Thanks, Melinda

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maozamom NE Ohio

This is a favorite swap of mine. I love that it's about giving. Count me as a returning veteran.

mao

    Bookmark   November 8, 2010 at 8:15PM
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just1morehosta(5)

Count me in again,I will be working on my list.
Thank you for hosting,:0)
cAROL

    Bookmark   November 8, 2010 at 10:47PM
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poisondartfrog

Your list will be fine Michele. As long as what is sent for you fits the list, it will be accepted.

Alana

    Bookmark   November 9, 2010 at 6:39AM
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poisondartfrog

I think I will elaborate on the matching list issue before I head out because Patty and agirlsgirl get the question often from new players.
If you are looking at a wish list and the person has listed
Zinnia elegans, Queen Red Lime,
then you must send only that Zinnia or seeds collected from that variety. If they have only listed
Zinnia
or
Zinnia Cactus flowered
or
Zinnia Red
for example, then you can send whatever fits that much broader description.

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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Hi! I would like to sign up and it looks like I'm a newbie too! :)

The later date works great for me too. Thanks Alana for hosting this looks like its going to be a BIG one!

One question...would you like us to print out a copy of our want list and include that in the bubbler too? or would that make it more confusing (those darn newbie questions :0) )

vina

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micyrey

hello
ok I'm in
thanks
michelle

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barefootgardner12(6)

I would like to join again.

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tkhooper(7)

I'm in I'm in, Woopie, I love wishlist swaps. Going to go check out my list right now.

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yotetrapper(7)

Ok, I can do mid January. I'll start on packing the day after Christmas, lol. Guess I'm in then. :)

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kilngod z6b(Zone 6b)

I'm in.

(are you going to limit the total number of participants at all? Just lookin' out for ya' gal....don't want ya' drownin' now.)

Thanks for taking this on. We promise to label things well, put them into good sets for each person, and only only only things on their want list.

:)
Tina

    Bookmark   November 9, 2010 at 7:21PM
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molly_and_me(9)

I would like to join this swap. When you receive the seeds I sent you from Paula’s Wish List Swap you will see that I use typed labels, group seeds together by recipient’s assigned number and send what’s on the person’s list.

I know this is a big undertaking and I will make my part of it as easy on you as possible.

Margaret

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poisondartfrog

flowergirl,
You and anyone else who wants to can print out your wish list and send it in but it is not required. I will be printing them all out and I can just skip the ones who have submitted copies. Thank you for asking.
Newbies are quite welcome and questions are fine but I have watched this swap evolve into a massive one in past years and having that core group that knows the drill and steps in to help out people who are new to the swap keeps things flowing.

Tina,
I decided to limit packs instead of people and try to control it that way. I have always been afraid of drowning so I am already preparing to deal with a possible onslaught. Everyone is so supportive that I am optimistic that things will go smoothly and I am going to keep reminding myself of that. Thanks for watching out for me!

From the response so far it appears the swap is a definite go. I will list all of the participants who have signed up so far tomorrow.

Have a good evening,
Alana

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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

Hi Alana!

I'm so glad to see you move the deadline back a bit! I already signed up for the Secret Santa swap, and trying to do two big swaps over the holidays would have been a lot to keep with.

So guess I'm in. I'll start working on updated my wishlist tomorrow.

Bonnie

    Bookmark   November 9, 2010 at 10:41PM
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poisondartfrog

Since we moved the mailing deadline back a bit, lets make the last day to have your trade page want list updated to December 10.

These are our seedy friends that have jumped aboard so far:
1. poisondartfrog
2. jaynine
3. nottougly
4. angelady
5. ishareflowers
6. ilovefarac
7. mao_tse_mom
8. just1morehosta
9. flowergirl34

  1. micrey
  2. barefootgardner12
  3. tkhooper
  4. yotetrapper
  5. kilngod
  6. molly_and_me
  7. highalttransplant
    Bookmark   November 10, 2010 at 6:45AM
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austinnhanasmom(5 CO)

I'm in!

Thanks for leading this huge undertaking!!

Deb

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ruthz

Sign me up please. I've been waiting for this one.
Thanks for hosting it.

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kmpsmom

Alana, I'm lurking trying to decide if I have the time for this...Ann

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tkhooper(7)

I've updated my wishlist. Of course I am always updating it but it's usually to add rather than delete anything. Does that suprise anyone?

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jas_il

I would like to join. It was fun last year!

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sguanzon(z9 AZ)

Thanks for taking this on for Patty! Please continue to update us if you hear from here.

I believe I qualify as a veteran and I'm in!

Sue G.

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rane_grow(7 soMD)

Count me in please ! This was so much fun last year and I have plenty of time at home this winter to work on packing up seeds ;-)

Iris

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suecirish(6 SE MA)

Hi Alana,
I would definitely like to join this swap. It was a great one last year! Thanks for filling in for Patty.
Sue aka suecirish

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poisondartfrog

Hi everyone. More old friends have come to call-excellent!
I will definitely let everyone know if I hear from Patty. I believe if she gets settled while the swap is going on she will make an appearance. I sure hope she chimes in soon.

Here is our list of players to date:
1. poisondartfrog
2. jaynine
3. nottougly
4. angelady
5. ishareflowers
6. ilovefarac
7. mao_tse_mom
8. just1morehosta
9. flowergirl34

  1. micrey
  2. barefootgardner12
  3. tkhooper
  4. yotetrapper
  5. kilngod
  6. molly_and_me
  7. highalttransplant
  8. sorellina
  9. austinnhanasmom
  10. ruthz
  11. jas_il
  12. sguanzon
  13. rane_grow
  14. suecirish

kmpsmom is undecided for now

    Bookmark   November 10, 2010 at 6:34PM
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austinnhanasmom(5 CO)

WOO HOO!! I'm at 75 packets - half way done!!

At this rate, I'll be mailing next week:))

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poisondartfrog

austinnhanasmom,
tkhooper is the only player that has indicated that their list is ready. You may want to hold on to those seeds to make sure requests for them don't disappear as people prepare their lists for this swap.
You are a super speedy seed sorter for sure!
Alana

    Bookmark   November 10, 2010 at 10:54PM
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rbrady(5/Eastern Ia)

I love this swap-I'm in! Thanks for hosting!

Rhonda

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alwaysagarden(CA 9b)

Hi Alana,
Thank you so much for stepping in to host the swap for Patty this year! I love this swap and it will be my 3rd year participating... please sign me up!!

Thanks,
Cindy : )

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deanna_in_nh(5a/4b)

I'm in, too! Last year as a newbie all of you literally transformed my gardening experience.

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velsgarden(TN 7)

Im in too.I told myself to do only one swap this year,but dang it,i cant help myself....

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kilngod z6b(Zone 6b)

Word. My list is nowhere near ready.

Hang in there and wait until those are set, austinnhanasmom. Love your enthusiasm though! :)

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poisondartfrog

Here is our list of players to date:
1. poisondartfrog
2. jaynine
3. nottougly
4. angelady
5. ishareflowers
6. ilovefarac
7. mao_tse_mom
8. just1morehosta
9. flowergirl34

  1. micrey
  2. barefootgardner12
  3. tkhooper wish list updated
  4. yotetrapper
  5. kilngod
  6. molly_and_me
  7. highalttransplant
  8. sorellina
  9. austinnhanasmom
  10. ruthz
  11. jas_il
  12. sguanzon
  13. rane_grow
  14. suecirish
  15. rbrady
  16. alwaysagarden
  17. deanna_in_nh
  18. velsgarden

kmpsmom is undecided for now

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ishareflowers

Austinhanasmom, Please don't look at my list yet. I am in three swaps right now and I'm sure that my list will change in the next week or two, not that I would mind a few doubles but the wishlist swap that I joined you sometimes get triples!

I will be looking at lists as Alana posts that they have been updated.

KMPSMOM, you know you wanna join, Just do it! haha

Tina, I know that your list isn't ready but are you looking for everything that IS on there right now???

Ilovefarac, same question for you... BTW..I never sent you the helenium because I found out that it was all chaffe. I still have the envy stamped with your addy if you would like to pick something from my list.

Alana, thanks for taking this one, it's a big one!

Lisa

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

I'm in! Whoo-Hoo!

Sue

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hibiscusfan zone5-Northwest Ohio(5 northwest Ohio)

I have been waiting for this one! I'm in again this year. Thanks Alana for hosting!!!

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molly_and_me(9)

I am excited that I have quite a few seeds from wish lists.

My trade page has been updated.

Margaret

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austinnhanasmom(5 CO)

In my search, I noticed that this page is updated for this swap too -

  1. alwaysagarden

Happy List Updating;)

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sassybutterfly_2008(7 NorthWest GA)

It's so kind of you to step in for Patty this year Alana! Please count me in as well. This is one of my absolute favorite swaps each year!

Thanks!
Wendy / sassyb.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2010 at 12:31PM
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ruthz

Alana, I copy and print your list to use for making notes beside names that I can send seeds to.
I check everyone's want list several times and make changes if needed.
I don't see a post/want list for #17. sorellina.

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

I see in looking at Sorellina's page that she is in Canada. I've always thought it was kind of iffy when it came to trading out of the country, and that seeds 'could' be confiscated. Maybe others have had positive experiences though.

Sue

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jaynine

Sue,
Sending seeds to (& from, I suppose) Canada only requires a filled out customs sticker. The contents are subject to inspection, but I've never received a package that had been opened and resealed as far as I could tell. I've traded with a few folks from Canada with no problems at all. It's very different for packages being sent to & arriving from overseas.
Alana~did you get my email? No rush on the response, just want to make sure you got it.

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austinnhanasmom(5 CO)

I have traded quite a few times (maybe 10) out of the country and have not had any issue yet.

Mail from USA to another country takes forever; that's the only problem.

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poisondartfrog

Jaynine, I did not get your email. Try again?

Sue, I have done a number of swaps with Canada with one problem other than the sometimes protracted wait for the seeds to arrive. That one time the envelope I sent in to Canada was opened for inspection and delivery was delayed about a week as far as I could tell. The seeds were delivered to the recipient.

Ruth, I don't believe she has updated it yet, but I have added the link to sorellina's trade page in case you don't find it.

Here is where we stand:
1. poisondartfrog
2. jaynine
3. nottougly
4. angelady
5. ishareflowers
6. ilovefarac
7. mao_tse_mom
8. just1morehosta
9. flowergirl34

  1. micrey
  2. barefootgardner12
  3. tkhooper wish list updated
  4. yotetrapper
  5. kilngod
  6. molly_and_me wish list updated
  7. highalttransplant
  8. sorellina
  9. austinnhanasmom
  10. ruthz
  11. jas_il
  12. sguanzon
  13. rane_grow
  14. suecirish
  15. rbrady
  16. alwaysagarden wish list updated
  17. deanna_in_nh
  18. velsgarden
  19. chemocurl
  20. hibiscusfan
  21. sassybutterfly_2008
    kmpsmom is undecided for now

Welcome everyone!

Here is a link that might be useful: Sorellina's trade page

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jas_il

Just a note, i have updated my wish list.

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debby_1(6)

I would like to join again this year. My list won't be updated until a couple of other swaps are completed. Thanks for hosting.
Debby

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jodie74(6)

WOW!! This looks like the swap to be in!!

I'm in!! Will work on my list.

Jodie

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tkhooper(7)

jas il, I have a straw flower, bractanth bracta that has a good sized yellow flower on a very short stem. Would you be interested?

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nottougly(Zone 7)

Hello everyone.
My wish list is now updated.
Faye!

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alwaysagarden(CA 9b)

Hi all,
I was working on my wish list till the wee hours last night and finally finished it. So it is updated!

Cindy : )

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poisondartfrog

1. poisondartfrog wish list updated
2. jaynine
3. nottougly wish list updated
4. angelady
5. ishareflowers
6. ilovefarac
7. mao_tse_mom
8. just1morehosta
9. flowergirl34

  1. micrey
  2. barefootgardner12
  3. tkhooper wish list updated
  4. yotetrapper
  5. kilngod
  6. molly_and_me wish list updated
  7. highalttransplant
  8. sorellina
  9. austinnhanasmom
  10. ruthz
  11. jas_il wish list updated
  12. sguanzon
  13. rane_grow
  14. suecirish
  15. rbrady
  16. alwaysagarden wish list updated
  17. deanna_in_nh
  18. velsgarden
  19. chemocurl
  20. hibiscusfan
  21. sassybutterfly_2008
  22. debby_1
  23. jodie74

kmpsmom is undecided for now

    Bookmark   November 12, 2010 at 7:26AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

I have a question...it may seem silly, but...can we send seeds from other GW'er's or do they have to come from our stash? I have a bunch of seeds that were sent to me as extras and little surprises here and there, and some were trades, but they sent A LOT of seeds. I'd be happy to pass them along as well. Is this okay? Since my gardenweb name won't be on the baggie? or should I add my name to the baggie with there name? All these seeds say 2010 on the baggies, I just won't be using them and thought they could use a home that wants them :)

Okay...so that's more than one silly question...but they are clumped together :)
vina

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poisondartfrog

Not silly Vina. You can send them as part of the swap if they are on someone's wish list. You can put "flowergirl from trade" on them.
If you want to send them as extras to be distributed that's okay too, but they won't count toward the 150 limit and you may not receive extra seeds yourself depending on how things work out. If you send them that way, it would help if you put them in a separate baggie labeled "extras".

Happy Friday,
Alana

    Bookmark   November 12, 2010 at 8:25AM
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sandysgardens

Hello Everyone! Thanks Alana for stepping in and hosting this years WLOMWL Swap. Please count me as a participant in this years WLOMWL Swap. I believe this will be either my 5th or 6th year playing in this swap and it's one of my favorites.

We're suppose to be getting snow this weekend (rain turning to snow) so will be a good time to be indoors playing with seeds!!

Sandy

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kilngod z6b(Zone 6b)

Yes, THANK YOU ALANA!

*Ishareflowers -- I actually have to remove things that I've gotten. I never mind duplicates now (I just sow heavier then), but wouldn't want someone to part with something they don't have much of if I have 2 trades of it already!!

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pumkingal(5)

oh I am lurking,, I will be gone all of feb to florida will get back in may,,Don't know if I will have them back and will be so late for thank you's,, i will see,, Lisa

    Bookmark   November 12, 2010 at 9:23PM
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ggwrn(7NC)

Alana,

Sign me up, this is always one of my favorite swaps. Thank you for handling it this year.

Ginger

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tkhooper(7)

Ok I'm ready for more updated pages to look through please. I so enjoy this.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2010 at 8:22AM
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austinnhanasmom(5 CO)

Mine is updated - and crazy.

I am more excited about sending!!

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rane_grow(7 soMD)

Mine is sorta updated ;-) will try to finish updating it this weekend .... but everytime I look at someones trade list I see something and say oooh I want that too LOL .... Hope everyone is having a great weekend, I am feeling good today so I plan on doing more fall clean up in the yard later and enjoy some rare 62 and sunny weather ;-)

Iris

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kilngod z6b(Zone 6b)

I'll be sure to work on my Have list too, so rane_grow can copy chunks of it onto her wants :)

PS: I don't mind that at all! Peoples' haves and wants always get my tastebuds tingling too.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2010 at 11:44AM
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jodie74(6)

My LONG list is updated. I am in a couple of other seed swaps & plan to delete seeds as I receive them so it will be an everchanging list! :)

But if I get duplicates or even triplicates, I don't mind!!! I am new & have plenty of yard, or I will wintersow them & donate to my kids elementary school (I joined their garden club!)or I'll trade them off. :D

Seed swaps are SOOOO FUN!!!
Jodie

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rane_grow(7 soMD)

LOL thanks Kilngod ... ya know I just can't help myself when it comes to pretty flowers and tasty veggies .... still working on my wish list ... its a work in progress ...

Iris

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poisondartfrog

More garden friends are joining or considering it. This will be a good sized swap.

You can always add to your list but you can't delete items from your list after you post that your list is complete or the 12/10 deadline as a courtesy to all of the players. The reason for this is because people will be looking at the lists as they are completed and raiding their stashes; packaging seeds and filling wishes over the course of the month or so after that date. If you remove an item after they went to that trouble and it is not on your wish list when I start sorting it will be sent back to them. That person will have spent time on packing and mailing unwanted seeds that won't count toward their return number.

If anyone needs to extend the deadline for completing lists a few days beyond 12/10 let me know and we can extend it a bit. We just want to be sure they are finished in time for everyone to have a good long time to peruse them.

It's been a beautiful weekend so far-I hope you are all as fortunate!

So far we have:

1. poisondartfrog wish list updated
2. jaynine
3. nottougly wish list updated
4. angelady
5. ishareflowers
6. ilovefarac
7. mao_tse_mom
8. just1morehosta
9. flowergirl34

  1. micrey
  2. barefootgardner12
  3. tkhooper wish list updated
  4. yotetrapper
  5. kilngod
  6. molly_and_me wish list updated
  7. highalttransplant
  8. sorellina
  9. austinnhanasmom wish list updated
  10. ruthz
  11. jas_il wish list updated
  12. sguanzon
  13. rane_grow
  14. suecirish
  15. rbrady
  16. alwaysagarden wish list updated
  17. deanna_in_nh
  18. velsgarden
  19. chemocurl
  20. hibiscusfan
  21. sassybutterfly_2008
  22. debby_1
  23. jodie74
  24. sandysgardens
  25. ggwrn
    kmpsmom is undecided
    pumkingal is undecided
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barefootgardner12(6)

My list is pretty much updated, although I probably will be adding to it. lol

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kilngod z6b(Zone 6b)

I'm keeping up on making a hyperlink list, to be posted later. Announcing it so that I can either pass it off to the person who did that in the past (can't remember who), and/or so that no one else starts one up and does the work a second time.

:)

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ishareflowers

OH BOY!
I packed seeds for 6 people and I'm already at 38 packets.

Alana, I have all the seeds in individual baggies with the persons name on the larger bag. Do you think it would work out okay if I just sent what I have for each participant and just got credit for the first 150 packets???Then you could just toss them into the envy of who they are intended for....will this work out okay?

Lisa

Funny, I haven't touched my own list yet! Maybe tomorrow.

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kilngod z6b(Zone 6b)

Ok, in case you have no idea what I posted about hyperlinks...

I've got a list of everyone's screenname and it's programmed so that when you click on a name it goes right to their trade list page on GW.

Sorry, should have used better language in the first post.
:)

Ishare....you are a HOOT! Don't drown Alana, now. :) You can always take those extra packs and Adopt-An-Extra-Newbie (or three).

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poisondartfrog

That's fine ishare; it will make it very easy for me.

Tina, thanks for preparing the list with links! I was going to try to find time to work on that and I am very grateful that you are doing it!

You are all making hosting this swap cake!

Have a great day. I am off to the races; literally.

Alana

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ishareflowers

Thanks Alala, That's great!

Tina, I DID adopt two newbies,one already has her seeds and I just last night took another! But you keep on laughing... your going to get another packet from me too!

Lisa

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kilngod z6b(Zone 6b)

Uh-Oh! Run for my life! :)

Have fun, you seed packin' machine.

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molly_and_me(9)

I have added a few peppers to my wish list. Last update before the swap, I promise.

It is so hard when I read some of your lists. I want one of everything!

I do have a lot things from some of you wish lists. Up to eighty two packets, still going strong and having so much fun.

Margaret

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rane_grow(7 soMD)

Good morning everyone !

I FINALLY finished updating my wish list ;-) I've been looking at everyones' wishlists and see where I can share seeds with quite a few ;-) Between this and the SS Swap I am going to get in a lot of seed therapy ... its the best feel good hobby I know of ;-) I think I might also attempt making my own seed packets for the very first time ever ;-)

Iris

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tkhooper(7)

I love making seed packets. It's a relaxing hobby for the evenings for me. It takes me right up to the time I start decorating for christmas.

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webuser_5438468

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I finally found time to finish updating!
Melinda

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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Afternoon everyone!
My list is officially updated.

I was going to wait because I'm in other round robin swaps too...then I figured if I get doubles or even triples of seeds that is always a good thing in my book.

And I'm having a great time going through everyone else's lists and I'm up to 38 packets going to new homes...so far...
vina

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micyrey

hello
my want list is updated, I'm starting all over with all my gardens since moving and I concentrating on just a few things and foundation plantings.
I'm gonna wait to look at lists till everyone is signed up
thanks alana
michelle

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just1morehosta(5)

I updated my Have list,now need to do my want list.
See if I have anything you might like.
cAROL

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ishareflowers

EVIL LAUGHTER....As I pack Kilngod's seeds.

Lisa

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elliesfun

Count me in also. January is a slow month waiting for spring. Yea!

Ellie

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shrlieb(5 NE Ohio)

I would like to join, I am a newbie after 7 yrs of non-gardening. I need to update wish list and gather some seeds to trade. this sounds like alot of fun!!

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lisam627_ohio_z6(Z5 OH)

Hi Alana,

I always enjoyed this swap - so please count me in! I'm so glad you are coordinating it and keeping this great swap going. Thanks! - Lisa

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poisondartfrog

This is where we stand. Please review the list and if I have anything incorrect, let me know.
Thanks! Alana

1. poisondartfrog wish list updated
2. jaynine
3. nottougly wish list updated
4. angelady
5. ishareflowers
6. ilovefarac wish list updated
7. mao_tse_mom
8. just1morehosta
9. flowergirl34 wish list updated

  1. micrey wish list updated
  2. barefootgardner12 wish list updated
  3. tkhooper wish list updated
  4. yotetrapper
  5. kilngod
  6. molly_and_me wish list updated
  7. highalttransplant
  8. sorellina
  9. austinnhanasmom wish list updated
  10. ruthz
  11. jas_il wish list updated
  12. sguanzon
  13. rane_grow wish list updated
  14. suecirish
  15. rbrady
  16. alwaysagarden wish list updated
  17. deanna_in_nh
  18. velsgarden
  19. chemocurl
  20. hibiscusfan
  21. sassybutterfly_2008
  22. debby_1
  23. jodie74
  24. sandysgardens
  25. ggwrn
  26. farmergirl2009
  27. shrlieb
  28. lisam627_ohio_z6
    kmpsmom is undecided
    pumkingal is undecided
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kilngod z6b(Zone 6b)

Someone take away Ishare's coffee. She's cut off.

(You realize I haven't updated my list yet, right? You may be sending me some dupes, which I don't mind....)

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jodie74(6)

Hi Alana! My wish list is updated!

Thank You!
Jodie74

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hibiscusfan zone5-Northwest Ohio(5 northwest Ohio)

Alana, thanks for hosting this swap as it is one of my favorites! I have my wish list updated but I'll probably add to it when the new seed cataloges start comming.

Thanks!

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ishareflowers

OH TINA,
Don't you worry, I will check your list again and again and again and then one more time just to make sure to fill your baggie!....I may just send you one of everything that I have, even if half of them started from your seed!!!

I have an off topic question, well, kind of off topic question for everyone.

After your seeds are dry and you are packing them up to store away. Do you pack them in a large baggie to be divided when someone requests that particular seed?

Dinner is cooked,eaten and cleaned up, time to break out the seed boxes!

I see some new lists that need looking after...lol

Lisa

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ishareflowers

Alana, I know your going to kill me for posting a photo but I had to do it!

Tina, this is your stack...lol

My method for keeping things straight

I really wish I knew how to change the date on my camera! I just took the second one tonight.

I should not have collected seeds from every person that I gave seeds to my first year growing from seed!

Lisa

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kilngod z6b(Zone 6b)

(drooool)

I want those cubby holders. Can you put those in my bag?

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bev2009(6 IN)

I would love to sign up. I love checking out people's lists. I get so many ideas for my garden! I'll let you know when my wish list is updated.

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ishareflowers

Tina,

What do you think of your packages??

I used to be a keyholder for Homegoods and at the holiday season we would get these in for display. I have since left BUT I still talk with the other managers. I'm sure that I could get one or two of those if you want them. I actualyy threw one away. They are light weight but large or you could ask your local retailer..

Lisa

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poisondartfrog

I can see it's time I start looking at lists, too. They are coming together quickly.

Wow! ishare, I thought I had a system. Yours is uber efficient! I don't think I will post photos of mine now. I would be embarrassed.

If anyone would like seeds from Cosmos "Yellow Garden" put it on your wish list. I think I have harvested enough to cover any requests.

Our group as of today:
1. poisondartfrog wish list updated
2. jaynine
3. nottougly wish list updated
4. angelady
5. ishareflowers
6. ilovefarac wish list updated
7. mao_tse_mom
8. just1morehosta
9. flowergirl34 wish list updated

  1. micrey wish list updated
  2. barefootgardner12 wish list updated
  3. tkhooper wish list updated
  4. yotetrapper
  5. kilngod
  6. molly_and_me wish list updated
  7. highalttransplant
  8. sorellina
  9. austinnhanasmom wish list updated
  10. ruthz
  11. jas_il wish list updated
  12. sguanzon
  13. rane_grow wish list updated
  14. suecirish
  15. rbrady
  16. alwaysagarden wish list updated
  17. deanna_in_nh
  18. velsgarden
  19. chemocurl
  20. hibiscusfan wish list updated
  21. sassybutterfly_2008
  22. debby_1
  23. jodie74 wish list updated
  24. sandysgardens
  25. ggwrn
  26. farmergirl2009
  27. shrlieb
  28. lisam627_ohio_z6
  29. bev2009

kmpsmom is undecided
pumkingal is undecided

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tkhooper(7)

I took one of the heavy boxes with flaps and then created dividers with heavy cardboard. Just cutting strips the height of the box and then cutting half way through them where I wanted the divisions to be. It works great.

Lately I've been thinking about papier mache so that I can paint it with pretty flowers. Do I sound like I occassionally get bored?

When my seeds are dry I put them in handmade seed packs. Larger seeds 10 to a pack, medium sized seeds 25 to a pack or in the case of some prolific seeders 50 to a pack and the standard 1/8 teaspoon for the seeds the size of dust.

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ishareflowers

TKhooper,

Thanks for the answer about your seed packing. I do about the same with seed counts. I do often have just a seed head or two of something and wil send less just to grant the wish. Actually, this year I have alot of those. I have friend at the nursery that was saving me a seed head from a ton of plants that they sell there.

No packing today...neck is too sore!

Lisa

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bev2009(6 IN)

Is it OK to send seeds from 2009 if we label them as such? If they don't count towards a matching pack for me,I don't care. I would just rather send them and maybe someone can use them rather than have them go to waste. I will be sending in more than I want back anyway.

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poisondartfrog

bev, 2009 is fine, especially if they are labeled as such. I would not want to see any seeds older than than 2008, and those only ones that are not notorious for a short "shelf life".

sorellina's list is updated. I will add it to the list when I update our player's list again.

It is gray and rainy and cool and I am at home today so hot cocoa and seed packaging are on the agenda. I love the sunshine, but if there were no days like this I would never get anything done!

Alana

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carsons_mimi(7)

Alana,

I'd love to participate in the swap. Consider me a quasi-newbie with aspirations of being a veteran some day. lol

Now off to start updating my wish list.

Thanks!
Lynn

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slo_garden(9 CA Coast)

Please count me in also!!

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angelady777 (was angelady on GW) - Zone 6(6)

I have updated my "HAVES" list completely for those that want to scour it to add a few things to their wants. I am very limited on the items I have to fill wishes so if any of my haves appeal to you, please, add it to your wants list.

My wants are pretty general, so overall, I have updated my wants also. I'll probably put specific items here or there, but I'm not sure. I really just want a variety of various things that anyone wants to send. I don't think I've ever been this general, but with most of my seeds being ruined by critters plus moving out of state to a new home, I really am starting almost totally over. I'll appreciate anything that anyone sends my way to help me restart my gardening here!

Blessings,
Angela

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poisondartfrog

Good morning,

We are here:
1. poisondartfrog wish list updated
2. jaynine
3. nottougly wish list updated
4. angelady wish list updated
5. ishareflowers
6. ilovefarac wish list updated
7. mao_tse_mom
8. just1morehosta
9. flowergirl34 wish list updated

  1. micrey wish list updated
  2. barefootgardner12 wish list updated
  3. tkhooper wish list updated
  4. yotetrapper
  5. kilngod
  6. molly_and_me wish list updated
  7. highalttransplant
  8. sorellina wish list updated
  9. austinnhanasmom wish list updated
  10. ruthz
  11. jas_il wish list updated
  12. sguanzon
  13. rane_grow wish list updated
  14. suecirish
  15. rbrady
  16. alwaysagarden wish list updated
  17. deanna_in_nh
  18. velsgarden
  19. chemocurl
  20. hibiscusfan wish list updated
  21. sassybutterfly_2008
  22. debby_1
  23. jodie74 wish list updated
  24. sandysgardens
  25. ggwrn
  26. farmergirl2009
  27. shrlieb
  28. lisam627_ohio_z6
  29. bev2009
  30. carsons_mimi
  31. slo_garden
    kmpsmom is undecided
    pumkingal is undecided
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patrob(8a)

Alana, thanks for hosting this year! Please add my name to the list of participants, and I will start working on my wish list right away.

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micyrey

hello
I'm adding a few things to my wants list from those that said we could look at their lists.
thanks
michelle

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suecirish(6 SE MA)

I have just finished updating my want list. I am working on bringing my have list up to date too, as I have discarded many seeds that were old and sent out quite a number on other swaps. I have also added a few new ones collected this season. That list is taking a bit longer, but hopefully will be done soon. So if you ask for something that is on that have list, I may no longer have it.

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poisondartfrog

This mornings update:
1. poisondartfrog wish list updated
2. jaynine
3. nottougly wish list updated
4. angelady wish list updated
5. ishareflowers
6. ilovefarac wish list updated
7. mao_tse_mom
8. just1morehosta
9. flowergirl34 wish list updated

  1. micrey wish list updated
  2. barefootgardner12 wish list updated
  3. tkhooper wish list updated
  4. yotetrapper
  5. kilngod
  6. molly_and_me wish list updated
  7. highalttransplant
  8. sorellina wish list updated
  9. austinnhanasmom wish list updated
  10. ruthz
  11. jas_il wish list updated
  12. sguanzon
  13. rane_grow wish list updated
  14. suecirish wish list updated
  15. rbrady
  16. alwaysagarden wish list updated
  17. deanna_in_nh
  18. velsgarden
  19. chemocurl
  20. hibiscusfan wish list updated
  21. sassybutterfly_2008
  22. debby_1
  23. jodie74 wish list updated
  24. sandysgardens
  25. ggwrn
  26. farmergirl2009
  27. shrlieb
  28. lisam627_ohio_z6
  29. bev2009
  30. carsons_mimi
  31. slo_garden
  32. patrob
    kmpsmom is undecided
    pumkingal is undecided
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tkhooper(7)

Well so far I have 38 seed packets choosen for this swap. 3 peoples lists were to specific for my garden but as years go on I expect to have more and more plants. Each persons seeds are in an individual baggy with a list of the seeds included listed on a note paper along with their screen names. Hopefully that will make it easy for our hostess.

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molanic(Zone 5 IL)

Please sign me up too.

I was going to wait to join until I had my "have" list updated so people could look at it to add to their "want" lists. But, I collected a ton of seed this year and am still working on cleaning and sorting it before I can update my "have" list. I hope to have it done before Thanksgiving.

My "want" list is pretty much updated. If I add to it I will highlight any new additions.

I really loved this swap last year. I got so many goodies that I ended up wintersowing over 200 containers... not to mention all the direct sowing in spring! I also had to "replenish" my want list by scouring a bunch of gardening books. Now I have a much greater variety of seed to give back to others as well.

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jaynine

My want list is pretty much updated. If I add to it, I'll do it at the bottom and include a date. I don't mind receiving duplicates.

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countrycarolyn(6-7nwTN)

I want in on this, the mid january will work for me.

I will get busy on my list.

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poisondartfrog

The very latest:
1. poisondartfrog wish list updated
2. jaynine wish list updated
3. nottougly wish list updated
4. angelady wish list updated
5. ishareflowers
6. ilovefarac wish list updated
7. mao_tse_mom
8. just1morehosta
9. flowergirl34 wish list updated

  1. micrey wish list updated
  2. barefootgardner12 wish list updated
  3. tkhooper wish list updated
  4. yotetrapper
  5. kilngod
  6. molly_and_me wish list updated
  7. highalttransplant
  8. sorellina wish list updated
  9. austinnhanasmom wish list updated
  10. ruthz
  11. jas_il wish list updated
  12. sguanzon
  13. rane_grow wish list updated
  14. suecirish wish list updated
  15. rbrady
  16. alwaysagarden wish list updated
  17. deanna_in_nh
  18. velsgarden
  19. chemocurl
  20. hibiscusfan wish list updated
  21. sassybutterfly_2008
  22. debby_1
  23. jodie74 wish list updated
  24. sandysgardens
  25. ggwrn
  26. farmergirl2009
  27. shrlieb
  28. lisam627_ohio_z6
  29. bev2009
  30. carsons_mimi
  31. slo_garden
  32. patrob
  33. molanic wish list updated
  34. countrycarolyn
    kmpsmom is undecided
    pumkingal is undecided
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jodie74(6)

Can someone tell me what WLOMWL stands for?

All I can come up with is...
Want Lots Off My Wish List

Am I close? Sorry if this info has been posted & I missed it. It's been driving me nuts trying to figure it out! LOL

Jodie

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poisondartfrog

Sorry Jodie, for not spelling it out. You are very close- It means "What's left on my wish list".

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kilngod z6b(Zone 6b)

ahem :)

What's Left on my Want List (I think it is officially.)

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poisondartfrog

Dag nab it! Okay. I was close, too.
Is dag nab one word or two?

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sandysgardens

Dagnabbit is one words.

Yep - What's Left on my Want List!

I tweaked both my want and have lists a tiny bit today, so I’m considering my lists updated. I still have some seeds coming to me (from Kansas) that my sister harvested this fall. They will be here by mid December so all is good on the seed front for now. Well I guess that’s true until I start drooling over the seed catalogs that have been arriving! Has anyone ever had a complete want list for more than a few days, especially this time of year?

I’ve been reviewing want lists today too and writing lists, etc…… We tape a ½ dozen TV shows during the week and watch them over the weekends or at least try to. We are about 3 weeks behind so tonight will be the beginning of a show watching marathon and at the same time I will be labeling ziplocs baggies for everyone, and then begin filling them with individual seed packets. I will have to package up some of the little seed packets as I go, since I mainly keep my seeds in ziplocs until needed for trades/swaps.

Happy seeding everyone
Sandy

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sandysgardens

I don't seem to be able to type a simple word like word.

Dagnabbit is one word

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kilngod z6b(Zone 6b)

It was funnier as:
Dagnabbit is one words.

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angelady777 (was angelady on GW) - Zone 6(6)

I know! I was laughing so hard! And, I thought you did it that way on purpose to be funny, Sandy. Now, with your 2nd post, I'm laughing even harder. (Sorry to be having such giggles at your expense!) I think the chuckles actually started over the WLOMWL question. I would have wondered the same thing, but really like the name she came up with for it, as that's how we all are with this swap! Oh, now, I'm really laughing so hard my stomach is hurting! ROFL

Blessings,
Angela

    Bookmark   November 20, 2010 at 5:45AM
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poisondartfrog

I retract my first explanation. The name clearly means: Who's left on my Wit List. You are all pretty funny.

If anyone knows shanti, please send me an email. She has tried to email me a couple of times asking to join the swap and my replies keep bouncing back to me.

I've fought a cold all week and I plan on giving in today; lying around and trying not to overmedicate the way I have all week. I will probably check in a few times.

Thanks and have a good weekend,
Alana

    Bookmark   November 20, 2010 at 8:05AM
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sandysgardens

Alana

I sent you an email with the email address I have for Shanti, when she was in the RUNV swap I hosted last year.

Sandy

    Bookmark   November 20, 2010 at 8:47AM
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tkhooper(7)

Two questions:

1. If I send in something that qualifies for a general group of seeds a person has on their wish list will it be sent back to me. For example if someone has requested anything drought tolerant for zone 8 and I sent something for that would it be returned to me?

2. If I only have 30 something variety of seeds on my wishlist and then some general groups of seeds and I send in say twice that number of seeds will seeds meant for me that are in the general group be sent to me or should I stop choosing seeds when I reach 30 something seed packets?

I know questions questions questions. I'm like that.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2010 at 8:52AM
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ishareflowers

Good Morning All!

Alana, I hope you feel better soon!

TKhooper, You will get back the number of packages that you send in. So,if you send in 50 packets and only thirty of your wants come in Alana will chose 20 additional packets to add for you.

In my case, I will not be getting back the amount that I send because I don't want that many back. I will get back 150 but will send god knows how many! I have made it through 16 wishlists and already have 119 packets of seeds in my swap envy.

Alana, are you shaking yet?? I promise that they are all in seperate baggies with the name and number of the person they are intended for!!! It should be a breeze!

Jaynine, I am pleased to say that I have things from your list. Please don't think I was being stingy, they are all commercial and some I don't have many of!

MY WANTS LIST IS READY........UNTIL I ADD TO IT......LOL

Have a great day

Lisa

    Bookmark   November 20, 2010 at 9:13AM
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poisondartfrog

Questions are no problem.

To me drought tolerant for zone 8 is specific enough. Anything that meets those two specific requirements counts. It would be kind of you when sending seeds like that to note that on the packet or baggie so that I don't have to look up each seed to make sure it qualifies, especially if it is a little uncommon.

You will receive those seeds that match your list in the same way your seeds will be accepted as in question one, up to the number you have sent in. Obviously the more specific you are the easier it is for me to tell that the seeds sent for you are correct, but I will do my best to put the puzzle together. If you send in more than is sent for you, the balance will be made up of "extras". If there are no extras that are an exact match to your list, I will honor the gardening personality your list expresses if there are seeds available that allow me to do that.

Let me know if that did not clear things up, please.
Alana

    Bookmark   November 20, 2010 at 9:20AM
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poisondartfrog

ishareflowers is (and has always been) an excellent choice of screen name for you, Lisa.

Thanks for that nice clean answer to tk's question, also. It took my fogged over mind so long to compose that mess that your post beat mine.
Sheesh!!

I'll have three weeks during the holidays to spend a lot of time at home. I plan on keeping my head above water by doing all that I can on during that time. I've already cleared a large area for my "file" system to keep me organized.

The last time I hosted a seed swap I remember sleeping with seeds a couple of nights. I have a feeling I will be sleeping with seeds for a couple of weeks with this one.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2010 at 9:35AM
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tkhooper(7)

Your answer was very clear. I feel more confident adding seeds that meet descriptions rather than exact specimens. This will allow me to share more than just looking for exact matches. And I will be sure to note it on the individual baggies so you don't have to look it up.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2010 at 10:45AM
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weebay

Hi,
I would like to sign up, it's too tempting to pass up!
-weebay

    Bookmark   November 20, 2010 at 12:35PM
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molanic(Zone 5 IL)

Alana,

The topic of how the host determines what is on someone's want list had me wondering. Do you check everything sent in to see if it is on the recipient's want list? Or do you only check the want lists if you have to weed some out because too many are sent in for that person even after removing duplicates. I know you said you will check lists if you need to add more to someone's list.

I'm just curious how it works because it seems like a daunting task! Last year I got such an awesome assortment of seed and realized how much work must go in to running a swap like this. Especially when dealing with generic wants, differing common names, and mis-spellings and typos on lists.

Just preparing my own packets to send in last year was quite a task. I think I'm being smarter this year though. Before I thought making a bunch of packets ahead of time would make it easy to just select packets already made and add to a participant's baggie. I ended up making not nearly enough packets of some things and way too many packets of others that weren't as popular.

I took the idea from someone else to do a spreadsheet with the participants as columns and my list of seeds as rows. Now I just do one column (one person's list) at a time and fill in "1" for each seed (row) that I plan to give them. I also did a running total for each person, each seed, and a grand total. Now I can see exactly how many packets to make of each seed. I also can easily see how to fairly distribute things I don't have enough of for everyone who wants it. My running grand total also helps me see when to stop, or not :) My first run through I'm trying to only do specific wants, then I will go back to the people that don't have much and try to fill any general wants.

My seed addiction began just a few years ago. Each year I "thought" I had come up with a great system to help keep me organized from harvesting seed through trading and sowing. The next year I always end up changing my system though. Some things get more complicated, others simpler. I ditched the seed germination record keeping after my first year, that was a bit much :)

-Molanic

    Bookmark   November 20, 2010 at 12:37PM
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poisondartfrog

molanic, I always admire your lists!
I was keeping what turned into a massive detailed seed database in Access for a while but I spent so much time trying to keep it current and adding new worksheets that I scrapped the whole project in frustration. Now I keep a simple Excel spreadsheet with Latin name, common name if known, the year and the source. I am still way behind on that one, but it really does help when I start planting or if I am trying to find out if I have a particular seed without going to the seed cabinet.

To answer your question, yes. I will be comparing the seeds sent against wish lists and rejecting any I can't make fit. Unless I misunderstood Patty, one of her chief challenges was that she was inundated with seemingly random submissions of seeds designated for people who did not request them and then had to figure out what to do with them because she had no idea why they were included at all. That must have been very perplexing.

In the event that after all the sorting and matching is finished there are more than a few remaining, how would most of you like me to handle any extra seeds at the end? Would most of you be agreeable to my posting the left over seeds and allowing people who would like them to claim them for their envelope? If I do that I would like to pre-arrange a couple of different days and times to post so that more people would have a fair chance at them. If someone has a better idea for handling that, please share.

Now:
1. poisondartfrog wish list updated
2. jaynine wish list updated
3. nottougly wish list updated
4. angelady wish list updated
5. ishareflowers wish list updated
6. ilovefarac wish list updated
7. mao_tse_mom
8. just1morehosta
9. flowergirl34 wish list updated

  1. micrey wish list updated
  2. barefootgardner12 wish list updated
  3. tkhooper wish list updated
  4. yotetrapper
  5. kilngod
  6. molly_and_me wish list updated
  7. highalttransplant
  8. sorellina wish list updated
  9. austinnhanasmom wish list updated
  10. ruthz
  11. jas_il wish list updated
  12. sguanzon
  13. rane_grow wish list updated
  14. suecirish wish list updated
  15. rbrady
  16. alwaysagarden wish list updated
  17. deanna_in_nh
  18. velsgarden
  19. chemocurl
  20. hibiscusfan wish list updated
  21. sassybutterfly_2008
  22. debby_1
  23. jodie74 wish list updated
  24. sandysgardens wish list updated
  25. ggwrn
  26. farmergirl2009
  27. shrlieb
  28. lisam627_ohio_z6
  29. bev2009
  30. carsons_mimi
  31. slo_garden
  32. patrob
  33. molanic wish list updated
  34. countrycarolyn
  35. weebay
    kmpsmom is undecided
    pumkingal is undecided
    Bookmark   November 20, 2010 at 1:50PM
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jaynine

Lisa~Thank you, that's very sweet. I could never associate the word stingy with you. Now you've got me anxious to get started (which I'll be doing tonight). I believe I can come up with a few things for you, too!
Have a good weekend everybody.
Janine

    Bookmark   November 20, 2010 at 5:44PM
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patrob(8a)

My wish list is now updated! I do not have a current list of seeds I have to share, but I have lots and will be going through everyone's list very carefully.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2010 at 7:16PM
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rbrady(5/Eastern Ia)

Hi everyone! Just dropping in to let you know my list is updated! Thanks!

Rhonda

    Bookmark   November 20, 2010 at 10:06PM
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tkhooper(7)

21 people left to update and I already have 46 seed packets choosen. I'm really enjoying this.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2010 at 9:18AM
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yotetrapper(7)

OK, mine is updated. I'll most likely add to it, but for now, everything on it, I am still wanting....

    Bookmark   November 21, 2010 at 11:04AM
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poisondartfrog

Wow! Wish lists are filling up!
I am having trouble emailing shanti, but am adding her to the swap. I will try later tonight from another email address.
sorellina also reports having fun with the swap, although she can't post. That's really too bad.

Still more than a week for signups, but here is our current status:

1. poisondartfrog wish list updated
2. jaynine wish list updated
3. nottougly wish list updated
4. angelady wish list updated
5. ishareflowers wish list updated
6. ilovefarac wish list updated
7. mao_tse_mom
8. just1morehosta
9. flowergirl34 wish list updated

  1. micrey wish list updated
  2. barefootgardner12 wish list updated
  3. tkhooper wish list updated
  4. yotetrapper wish list updated
  5. kilngod
  6. molly_and_me wish list updated
  7. highalttransplant
  8. sorellina wish list updated
  9. austinnhanasmom wish list updated
  10. ruthz
  11. jas_il wish list updated
  12. sguanzon
  13. rane_grow wish list updated
  14. suecirish wish list updated
  15. rbrady wish list updated
  16. alwaysagarden wish list updated
  17. deanna_in_nh
  18. velsgarden
  19. chemocurl
  20. hibiscusfan wish list updated
  21. sassybutterfly_2008
  22. debby_1
  23. jodie74 wish list updated
  24. sandysgardens wish list updated
  25. ggwrn
  26. farmergirl2009
  27. shrlieb
  28. lisam627_ohio_z6
  29. bev2009
  30. carsons_mimi
  31. slo_garden
  32. patrob wish list updated
  33. molanic wish list updated
  34. countrycarolyn
  35. weebay
  36. shanti_5
    kmpsmom is undecided
    pumkingal is undecided
    Bookmark   November 21, 2010 at 3:00PM
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patrob(8a)

Just a thought, but I don't find shanti_5 as a DG member. There is a shanta_5. If her name is part of her e-mail address, that would make a difference.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2010 at 7:13PM
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poisondartfrog

Thank you Pat!! I am so glad you caught my mistake. I should have typed shanta_5. I will correct it when I do the next update tomorrow.
Alana

    Bookmark   November 21, 2010 at 7:44PM
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bev2009(6 IN)

I have updated my wish list. I will work on the seeds I have available after I have filled everyone's lists.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2010 at 10:15PM
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poisondartfrog

bev2009, there is no requirement to fix your have list but you certainly may if you like. You have finished the important part!

Updated:
1. poisondartfrog wish list updated
2. jaynine wish list updated
3. nottougly wish list updated
4. angelady wish list updated
5. ishareflowers wish list updated
6. ilovefarac wish list updated
7. mao_tse_mom
8. just1morehosta
9. flowergirl34 wish list updated

  1. micrey wish list updated
  2. barefootgardner12 wish list updated
  3. tkhooper wish list updated
  4. yotetrapper wish list updated
  5. kilngod
  6. molly_and_me wish list updated
  7. highalttransplant
  8. sorellina wish list updated
  9. austinnhanasmom wish list updated
  10. ruthz
  11. jas_il wish list updated
  12. sguanzon
  13. rane_grow wish list updated
  14. suecirish wish list updated
  15. rbrady wish list updated
  16. alwaysagarden wish list updated
  17. deanna_in_nh
  18. velsgarden
  19. chemocurl
  20. hibiscusfan wish list updated
  21. sassybutterfly_2008
  22. debby_1
  23. jodie74 wish list updated
  24. sandysgardens wish list updated
  25. ggwrn
  26. farmergirl2009
  27. shrlieb
  28. lisam627_ohio_z6
  29. bev2009 wish list updated
  30. carsons_mimi
  31. slo_garden
  32. patrob wish list updated
  33. molanic wish list updated
  34. countrycarolyn
  35. weebay
  36. shanta_5
    kmpsmom is undecided
    pumkingal is undecided
    Bookmark   November 22, 2010 at 6:44AM
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weebay

Hi,
My list is updated ;)
weebay

    Bookmark   November 22, 2010 at 9:32AM
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deanna_in_nh(5a/4b)

Thanks for moving the deadlines back to mid-Dec for seed lists and mid-Jan for mailing. That's a big help! Looking forward to it.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2010 at 10:57AM
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molanic(Zone 5 IL)

Hey everyone. Sorellina contacted me by e-mail because she can't post here on the Round Robin forum. She asked if I would post the spreadsheet I was using to keep track of this swap. It is nothing fancy, but I thought it might be of some use to others.

I uploaded it to Google Documents so it could be downloaded. It is in .xls (Excel) format, and 136 kilobytes. I don't know how much of the formatting will be retained if it is used in another program. It is supposed to have a split window so that you can scroll the seed list and people list independently without the other moving. Below is a picture of what it should look like. It has a few lines filled in as an example. Obviously if more people join or drop out you will have to update that. I have been making the names blue if their want list is updated, and then changing the color or making it bold after I have looked at their list. It seems to be working out well for me so far.

Download Spreadsheet

    Bookmark   November 22, 2010 at 11:53AM
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hibiscusfan zone5-Northwest Ohio(5 northwest Ohio)

Will have to have some more info on how to type my have list in. Haven't taken the Computers For Dummies course yet.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2010 at 12:23PM
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esiuol(z5/6-PA)

Count me in!! Count me in!!
Love this swap!!

Louise

    Bookmark   November 22, 2010 at 1:41PM
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just1morehosta(5)

Hellow one and all.
I am finally finished, my list is updated.
Now I can get busy and read all your wishes,and hope to fill a few.
Isn't this FUN!
cAROL

    Bookmark   November 22, 2010 at 3:30PM
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sandysgardens

Molanic,

Thanks for the link to the spreadsheet. I've saved it and have already started to fill in my seed info. I used to use a similar one but I got a new laptop late last winter and never transfered it from the old laptop yet, now I don't think I will.

Hibiscusfan

It's pretty easy even with no experience using excel. Once you click on the link, select open and it will open on your computer. Then select where you want to save it on your computer. For example I have a file called Gardeining so I saved it there and called it WLOMWL swap tracking info.

To input your seed info, just click on the proper cell, for example B6 and type your seed name, then you can tab over or click to the next cell and so forth.

Sandy

    Bookmark   November 22, 2010 at 3:40PM
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