Patty's WLOMWL Swap
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.