NEW: What's Left on My Want List Swap 2013

patrob(8a)November 5, 2013

Still time to sign up for this swap!

I'm patrob (Patricia) and have volunteered to host the What's Left on My Want List (WLOMWL) Swap again this year. We had great participation last year, and I hope this year's swap is just as big. New traders are always welcome to join too!

In hopes of making this swap an even better experience and more fun for everyone, there are a few tweaks to the rules and procedures.

Please read all the info below.
Important Dates:
Sign up now through Dec. 2, 2013.
Post and update your want list through Dec. 2 as well.
Mail seeds to me no later than Jan. 6, 2014.
I will mail back to you no later than Jan. 20, 2014.

Participants
#1 patrob (Patricia)
#2 kchd (Katie)
#3 velsgarden (Velvet)
#4 pinkiris (Jayeanne)
#5 em247 (Emily)
#6 primrose1x3 (Karen)
#7 ishareflowers (Lisa)
#8 jhgarden9 (Judy)
#9 sandysgardens (Sandy)
#10 xiangirl (Heidi)
#11 jas_il (Jasmine)
#12 FryMomma (Laurie)
#13 poisondartfrog (Alana)
#14 micyrey (Michelle)
#15 drippy (Kim)
#16 ruthz (Ruth)
#17 midwestfarmwife (Mary)
#18 hibiscusfan (Sue T)
#19 sguanzon (Sue G)
#20 LullabyF360 (Alicia)
#21 ForeverRecycleReuse (Jessica)
#22 jlee160 (Jen)
#23 yeli0507 (Dionlys)
#24 sorellina (Julianna)
#25 rane_grow (Iris)
#26 jaynine (Janine)
#27 mjzzyzoff (Molly)
#28 debby_1 (Debby)
#29 Mermaidinthegarden (Miriam J)
#30 Charity
#31 beautifulreddahlias (Nina)
#32 leilahamaya (Leila)
#33 duane456 (Duane)
#34 foolforabloom (Miriam W)
#35 vajeff (Jeff)
#36 molanic (Morgan)
#37 lovesblooms (Taqiyyah)
#38 aquadragonfly
#39 loveless (Crystal)

Send Me Your Info:
As soon as you sign up, send to pat46rob@gmail.com
your GW name,
real name,
and mailing address

You may also include your preferences about duplicates and substitutions and types of seeds you do or don't want.

Your Want List:
Post your want list on your member page along with the date you updated it.

You may add to or take from your list until Dec. 2. After Dec. 2, no changes are allowed.

Each time you update your list, post to the thread so those who have already looked at your list will know to look again and I know to update the Composite List. It might be helpful to put newly added requests at the top of your list.

If your list is not current now, you might put "Not Updated" at the top until you are ready for others to start selecting seeds for you.

Composite Want List:
I post each person's list to The Composite Want List on Google Docs. When your list is ready, post here or e-mail me so I will know to add it. Any time you update your list, do the same, and I will update the Composite List as well.
The link to the Composite Want List is at the bottom of this post.

Eligible Seeds:
Send ONLY seeds that are on someone's want list. Seeds that are not on want lists will be returned to you unless you have indicated they are extras for sharing.

Send viable seeds not more than two or three years old in most cases.
Here's a chart to help you decide if your seeds are still good: http://www.hillgardens.com/seed_longevity.htm

Bottom line: Send only seeds you would be pleased to receive!

Please do not send anything other than seeds -- no cuttings, bulbs, etc.

Seed Packets:
Be as generous as you can in the number of seeds per packet. Normally 15-20 seeds are about right with more for tiny seeds and fewer for very large seeds.
Exception: If you have just a bit of something special, most of us would rather receive a small amount than none.

Mark each packet you send in clearly with
the name of the plant, including the scientific name if you can,
year the seed was harvested or packaged for,
recipient's number,
your name or number.

If you don't put your own number on the packet, I will have no way to prevent giving you back your own seed when I distribute the extras.

If the seeds fulfill a generic wish, such as "butterfly attractor" or "your favorite perennial" or "anything red," please mark this on the packet so l know for sure it was requested.

Group seeds for each participant in baggies or tape them together. That will save me lots of time.

Seeds You Will Receive:
You may send in any number of packets and will receive the same number in return unless you tell me not to send back that many. Extra packets will be divided among all participants.

How many of your wishes are actually filled depends on what is sent in for you by others.

If fewer are sent in for you than you sent to me, you will receive duplicates, when possible, or substitutions. If you have a preference, let me know when you e-mail me your info. Also if there are types of seeds you don't want, include that info in your e-mail, and I'lll do my best.

Return Shipping:
I prefer to return seeds to you in either a small priority box or a priority padded envelope. I can print labels at home at the following discounted prices, including delivery confirmation:

$5.15 -- The small priority box will hold up to 100 seed packets, perhaps a few more.

$5.70 -- The padded priority envelope will be necessary for larger trades.

If you prefer regular mail and do not want delivery confirmation or priority shipping, you may send a self-addressed label and the same number of stamps it took to mail your package to me. I'll reuse your bubble envelope and send it back to you by regular mail.

Last Year I Did Not Emphasize, But Should Have:

I really do look at each seed packet and check it against the recipient's want list. Most of you were excellent at filling wishes!
However, I spent many hours with piles of "orphan" seeds, searching the Composite Want List to see if I could find them homes where they were wanted.

Read want lists carefully. If a person lists specific varieties of a plant, that is what they are asking for. If they are open to other varieties, they will say so.
For example, sending a packet of unnamed marigolds is not acceptable if someone asked for "Marigold: Disco Flame." If you are searching the want lists and see "Marigold," look to see if it's a heading and specific varieties are listed before assuming that any marigold will do.

This year I will return to you seed packets that are not on want lists!
Exception: Unrequested seeds you have indicated are extras to be shared are okay.

This is NOT the swap to rehome really old seeds. If packets are so old that writing is worn off or the paper is wearing out, that's a hint the seeds are probably too old to be viable.

Packets need to be sealed! Seeds bouncing around loose at the bottom of your package are wasted!

If you send lots of seed packets with just a few seeds each, I'll count them as half packages, not wholes.
Exception: Small packets of special seeds are fine!

If you send multiple packets of the very same seed for one person, they will count as one packet.
(When someone says duplicates are okay, it means duplicates that just happen to come in from different people.)

Limit how many packets of generic seeds you send for any one person and try to send seeds for as many different participants as you can.

A person may have more general wants, and that is fine. This swap is for everyone. However, if a lot of you send in 20-60 packets each for that one person, others with more specific wants are going to end up with a lot of unwanted seeds. That's really not fair.

As far as possible, I will send back to you the same sort of seeds that you send in: mostly named in = mostly named out; mostly generic in = mostly generic out. Note: I said as far as possible.

If you can, mail before the deadline! Every day helps when it gets down toward the end.

Suggestions for New Traders:

Be sure to post on this thread or e-mail me when your want list is ready for others to use when selecting seeds for you.

The sooner I add your list to the Master List the better as some will start filling seed packets right away to avoid the holiday rush. Remember the old adage about the early bird and the worm!

You may keep working on your list until Dec. 2, even after I add it to the Master List. Just post here or e-mail me whenever you make changes, and I'll update the Master List each time. It's quick and easy to do as long as I know to do it, so don't worry that you are a bother.

It might be helpful to post a list of seeds you have available to trade on your member page. Lots of people like to "shop" and may add seeds they see on your list to their want list. What you consider ordinary may be just what someone else is hoping for. If you have seeds for plants native to your area, they may be perfect for trading.

And now:
Let's get this swap started and have fun!

Here is a link that might be useful: Composite Want List

This post was edited by patrob on Mon, Nov 25, 13 at 13:43

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kchd(7b/8a MS)

Sign me up! This was one amazing swap last year; one of my favorites! Looking forward to it again. Thanks so much for hosting, Pat.

Katie

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velsgarden(TN 7)

Sign me up please.I have been watching every day to see if it has been posted.This is my favorite.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 3:16PM
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pinkiris

Yay ! thanks for hosting again Pat! I really enjoyed last year as well. I would love to join!

Jayeanne

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 3:17PM
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em247(5a IA)

I'm in. E-mail sent. Will post when want list is updated.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 3:52PM
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primrose1x3(7)

Thank you for doing this swap, Pat - have been looking forward to it - sent you 2nd email with particulars

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 4:32PM
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ishareflowers

I'm in!

Thank you for hosting Pat, this is a big one!!

Lisa

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 5:39PM
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patrob(8a)

I've added the list of participants near the top of the first post. It's good to see returning and new swappers in the group!

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 5:49PM
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jhgarden9(9)

I love to join. Haven't finish reading all the rules, and will have more questions later, but please sign me up. Thanks!

Judy

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 7:39PM
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patrob(8a)

Welcome, Judy! I've added you to the list.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 7:54PM
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sandysgardens

Pat - Sign me up! It's so nice to have you hosting the WLOMWL swap again. Looking forward to perusing everyone's want lists and seeing what I can match.....Now to finish cleaning all my harvested seeds and get my want list updated.

Sandy

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 8:25PM
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patrob(8a)

Great to have you back, Sandy!

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 8:35PM
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xiangirl zone 4/5 Nebraska(5)

Yippy Skippy. I'm in. I updated my list. This is the easy part. Now is when it gets busy! I am excited. The longer I'm in this the less time it takes me to remember what in heaven's name WLOMWL stands for! ha

Heidi
P.S. The email invite was classy and I needed the reminder.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 9:28PM
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patrob(8a)

lol I can actually type WLOMWL correctly now most of the time. Glad you are joining us, Heidi!

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 9:34PM
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jas_il

I would love to join. Thanks Pat for hosting. I will update my list. Got the email. Thanks

    Bookmark   November 5, 2013 at 10:46PM
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laurie_fry

I would love to join this! Thank you for putting work into it!
:) Laurie

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 12:42AM
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patrob(8a)

Glad to have you both, Jasmine and Laurie!

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 5:54AM
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poisondartfrog

Ready, set, go! Sign me up, Patricia.
Thanks, Alana

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 6:07AM
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patrob(8a)

Welcome, Alana!

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 6:25AM
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patrob(8a)

I've started posting want lists to the Composite Want List on Google Docs.

Be sure to post on this thread or e-mail me when your want list is ready to be added.

Suggestions for new people:

The sooner I add your list to the Master List the better as some will start filling seed packets right away to avoid the holiday rush. Remember the old adage about the early bird and the worm!

You may keep working on your list until Dec. 2, even after I add it to the Master List. Just post here or e-mail me whenever you make changes, and I'll update the Master List each time. It's quick and easy to do as long as I know to do it, so don't worry that you are a bother.

Here is a link that might be useful: Composite Want List

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 7:22AM
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micyrey

hello
I dont know how many wants I'll be able to fill but I would like to play.
my wants list is updated, very general, but thats what I like.
michelle

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 9:53AM
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drippy(7bAL)

Hi, Patricia - please include me, and thank you again for hosting this monster! To all the participants:

Please do not send me a lot of seeds!! I have a lot! I am playing strictly for fun, and because I have plenty to share.

I will send you an email with my info, Patricia, and my wish list is as updated as it is going to get. :)

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 9:59AM
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patrob(8a)

It's great to have you both!

All kinds of seed requests are welcome! I try to fill everyone's requests for specific varieties when possible, but thank goodness for those who are happy to have some more common seeds too.

Some of us are building up seed supplies, and some are trying to trim them down. This swap is a perfect opportunity for both.

Suggestion for new traders:

Post a list of seeds you have available to trade on your member page. Lots of people like to "shop" and may add seeds they see on your list to their want list. What you consider ordinary may be just what someone else is hoping for.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 10:31AM
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ruthz

Please sign me up also. Love this swap.
My list is updated, but I'm sure I'll be adding to it.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 11:08AM
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midwestfarmwife(5)

I'd like to join and hopefully fulfill some wishes...might tweak my lists today and will check out all the others. Sounds like fun!

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 11:18AM
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patrob(8a)

Welcome, Ruth and Mary!

It's exciting to see so many of our regulars returning and also to have several new traders join our group this year.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 12:14PM
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jas_il

I have updated my want list but I might add some more.
Jasmine

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 1:25PM
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patrob(8a)

Jasmine, I've added your list to the Composite Want List along with the others who have told me their lists are ready. I need to get busy on my own! I haven't touched it since this time last year, so it's going to be a job.

Here is a link that might be useful: Composite Want List

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 1:55PM
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ishareflowers

HEy pat, I will start packing seeds right away but wanted to ask a question. What will happen if people remove things from their list.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 4:09PM
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patrob(8a)

Hopefully there will be more adds than drops. That is usually what happens.

If you can, check the seeds you have packaged against lists after Dec. 2 or as you pack up for mailing. I realize that for those who send a lot, this may not be possible. If a few packets arrive that have been deleted from lists, I'll do my best to find a home for them.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 4:23PM
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hibiscusfan zone5-Northwest Ohio(5 northwest Ohio)

Been waiting on this swap. Please sign me up and thanks Patty for hosting this big swap!!!!!

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 4:53PM
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patrob(8a)

Welcome, Sue!

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 6:04PM
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poisondartfrog

My list is ready, although I will doubtless think of something else before the due date.
Thanks, Alana

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 7:59PM
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sguanzon(z9 AZ)

Please sign me up! I look forward to this every year and do my best to fill members "wishes" --- It will take me a bit to update my lists though~ :)

Sue G

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 8:15PM
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LullabyF360

I'd like to participate! Though I am worried about not having much from the Want List of others :/

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 8:42PM
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LullabyF360

Oops, double post.

This post was edited by LullabyF360 on Wed, Nov 6, 13 at 20:44

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patrob(8a)

I posted your list, Alana.

Welcome, Sue G. and LullabyF360! We are glad to have you both.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 9:06PM
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ForeverRecycleReuse(MN 4b)

I would like to join as well and have just completed my want list update. Thanks -- Jessica

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 10:46PM
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jhgarden9(9)

My want list is updated, but I still need to update my have list. Thanks!

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 12:56AM
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jlee160(5 MI)

I would love to join this swap again:)

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 8:11AM
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patrob(8a)

Welcome, Jessica and Jen!

Jessica and Judy, I'll post your lists to the Composite Want List. Remember you can still add to your lists until Dec. 2 if you want to. Just post here or e-mail me when you make changes so I can update.

Here is a link that might be useful: Composite Want List

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 10:53AM
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LullabyF360

I just updated my list.

I am a newbie to the Round Robin Exchanges. If I understand this correctly, I pay for the postage to send seeds back to me...??? Priority mail is no problem for me, but do I send the postage/money along with the seeds I mail in?

Here is a link that might be useful: Want List

This post was edited by LullabyF360 on Thu, Nov 7, 13 at 11:26

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 11:20AM
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patrob(8a)

Yes, that is right. You do pay the return postage, using one of the three options listed in the first post. If you choose priority mail, you may send cash or a check inside your package of seeds. If you choose the regular mail option, send the same number of stamps it takes to mail your package in.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 11:50AM
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yeli0507(9)

I want to sign on to this swap. just so im clear im looking at the master list of wants so ill send some packs of those I have and then ill receive the same amount I sent in? either way still looking in and add me please ( don't know where to make my want list) :(

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 3:08PM
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patrob(8a)

We're happy to have you join the group, yeli.

You have the concept of how this swap works correct.
You send in seeds to fill as many of other participants' wishes as you can or want to, and you receive the same number of packets back.

You list the seeds you would like to have on your member page under "trade lists: seeds I am looking for." I'll take it from there and copy it to the Composite Want List on Google Docs. The Composite list just makes it possible to search everyone's lists at the same time.

How many of your actual wishes are filled depends upon what others have and send in marked for you. If you send in more than others send for you, I make up the difference with extras. The extras happen when someone sends in more packets than they want back or when duplicates are sent in for a person and I reassign them.

When you have a chance, read through all the instructions in the first post and ask questions about anything that's not clear. We have quite a few new traders this year, so I'm expecting quite a few questions. And I don't mind answering them at all!

This post was edited by patrob on Thu, Nov 7, 13 at 16:16

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jlee160(5 MI)

my list is updated:)

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 3:44PM
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patrob(8a)

That was fast, Jen! I'm adding your list to the Composite List right now.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 3:49PM
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jaynine

Sign me up please!

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 3:58PM
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patrob(8a)

Sorellina (Julianna) has signed up by e-mail since she lives in Canada and is not allowed to post in this forum. Whenever she wants to post, she will e-mail me, and I will post for her.

Welcome, Julianna!

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 3:59PM
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patrob(8a)

Glad to have you too, Janine!

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rane_grow(7 soMD)

Hi Pat !

Sign me up please ! Thank you for hosting again this year and thank you for the reminder ! I love this swap , can't wait to sit down and have some seed therapy and share as many seeds as I can with everyone ;-) My wish list needs some serious updating so I will get to that asap.

Iris

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 6:15PM
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patrob(8a)

We're happy to have you join us, Iris!

    Bookmark   November 7, 2013 at 7:07PM
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hibiscusfan zone5-Northwest Ohio(5 northwest Ohio)

My wish list is updated although I may add later.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 9:57AM
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patrob(8a)

Thanks, Sue. I'll post your list now and update whenever you want to add to it.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 10:12AM
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patrob(8a)

I just answered an e-mail question and thought I would post the info here in case anyone else was wondering:

This swap is for all kinds of seeds: flowers, vegetables, vines, grasses, trees, shrubs, etc. I guess the only thing we try to avoid is weeds, but even a few of those are requested from time to time.

You may let me know by e-mail what kinds of seeds you do not want to see in your package, and I'll do my best not to send them.

If your want list is fairly specific (i.e. challenging), you might also send me an additional list of seeds you would not mind having in addition to your posted list. That might help me decide what to fill your package with in case not enough of your specific wishes are sent in.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 1:00PM
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mjzzyzoff(6oh)

I am SO in! Sent you an email and my list is updated :)

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 2:35PM
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patrob(8a)

Welcome, Molly! We're glad to have you join us.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 2:49PM
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debby_1(6)

I'm in. Thanks.
Debby

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patrob(8a)

Welcome, Debby!

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 6:41PM
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Mermaidinthegarden(6a)

I would love to join. I have a LOT of tomato varieties, so please feel free to look at my haves list and either add to your list of wants, or feel free to email me what you want and I will send them in for you. I would happily make recommendations too.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2013 at 3:56AM
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patrob(8a)

We're happy to have you join us, Miriam.

It's very generous of you to offer to fill requests, but It's much better for people just to add seeds they want to their own want lists and not request them from another participant. We have to remember than some will send in fewer seeds than are sent for them and the extras, including some wishes, may be distributed to others.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2013 at 10:55AM
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Mermaidinthegarden(6a)

Oh, alright, sorry for the confusion.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2013 at 12:27PM
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patrob(8a)

No problem, Miriam. I guarantee that this group will look at your have list and add requests to their want lists. You have a fabulous list of tomato varieties!

    Bookmark   November 9, 2013 at 12:58PM
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poisondartfrog

I did! lolol
Patricia, would you please update my list to reflect the additions. Thank you!
Alana

    Bookmark   November 9, 2013 at 7:50PM
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Mermaidinthegarden(6a)

Excellent choices Alana. The whippersnappers go in a hanging basket every year. They are one of my favorites.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2013 at 8:18PM
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patrob(8a)

Will do, Alana!

    Bookmark   November 9, 2013 at 8:36PM
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midwestfarmwife(5)

I have updated my Have and Wish lists for Nov. 10 and will be updating again soon.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2013 at 12:31PM
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patrob(8a)

I'll add your want list to the Composite List right now. Just post when you change your want list, and I'll update the master list too.

Here is a link that might be useful: Composite Want List

    Bookmark   November 10, 2013 at 1:13PM
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patrob(8a)

I found a couple of lists that had recent dates and added them to the Composite LIst. If I added yours before you were ready, it is no trouble to update the Composite List at any time. Just let me know when!

If anyone has trouble using the Composite List online, I can e-mail you a copy in plain text after Dec. 2. I did this last year for some who are on dial-up and could not load the entire list.

Most of you can also download the Composite List from Google Docs into your own computer if you want to. I keep a copy saved in Word myself so I can highlight the seeds I have for others without marking up the online copy. lol I found myself highlighting on the online copy last year by mistake, so now I give my personal copy a different color background to help me keep it straight.

There's still plenty of time to sign up and for everyone to keep working on their want lists!

    Bookmark   November 11, 2013 at 9:01AM
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sguanzon(z9 AZ)

Just letting you know my haves and wants list won't be updated until close to the end of November

Sue G

    Bookmark   November 11, 2013 at 9:07AM
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patrob(8a)

Thanks, Sue.

I know all the regulars will get their lists done by the deadline. New people are doing great too! There are still three weeks left to join and to update and post want lists!

Now I need to quit hovering over this swap and do some serious house cleaning. Not fun, but necessary from time to time.

This post was edited by patrob on Mon, Nov 11, 13 at 12:21

    Bookmark   November 11, 2013 at 9:23AM
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mjzzyzoff(6oh)

My want list has gotten bigger :) Also updated my haves a little although not much new, but I will be doing a full seed inventory the next few weeks so will have more up there! Also, I love the idea of saving the google doc for my own marking!

    Bookmark   November 11, 2013 at 2:14PM
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kchd(7b/8a MS)

I've updated my wishlist, too. No doubt I will do some more tweaking as I think of more "must haves."

Now I need to get started stuffing baggies!

    Bookmark   November 11, 2013 at 3:05PM
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patrob(8a)

I'm updating your list right now, Molly!
Yours too, Katie.

This post was edited by patrob on Mon, Nov 11, 13 at 15:12

    Bookmark   November 11, 2013 at 3:09PM
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jas_il

I have updated my list. Some of those tomatoes are very tempting. Added some other stuffs too. Hope I will not update anymore but can't say for sure. :)

    Bookmark   November 11, 2013 at 7:40PM
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patrob(8a)

lol Most of us will update right up until the deadline. That's part of the fun!

    Bookmark   November 11, 2013 at 7:45PM
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midwestfarmwife(5)

Just updated my Have and Wish lists: 11/12/13

    Bookmark   November 12, 2013 at 9:13PM
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patrob(8a)

I've updated the Composite List!

    Bookmark   November 12, 2013 at 10:39PM
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LullabyF360

I have updated my list. I told my sister in law about this round robin & asked me to put up her list. She does not have access to internet, so I do a lot of posting for her, haha! She gave me the list this morning but said she might add more to it. They are the scientific names listed.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 11:16AM
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patrob(8a)

I've added your update to the Composite List, Alicia.

If you would prefer, I can give your sister-in-law her own number and list her requests separately on the Composite List. As it is, your seeds and hers will be lumped together, and you will have to divide them up when you get them. Of course, either way you two can save on mailing costs both ways by putting yours in the same package. Just let me know if you want me to make a separate list for her.

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LullabyF360

Yes, you can give her, her own number, but you can ship her seeds to me in the same package. Having her own number will make things easier for when I sort through them.

On a side note, has anyone else been having problems with recieving replies to this post? I keep having to check the box at the bottom.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 4:27PM
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jas_il

Hi all,
Just a note: I have updated my HAVE list and added some of the seeds I have harvested this year from my garden.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 7:48PM
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velsgarden(TN 7)

I have updated my list but sure I will be adding more.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 11:43PM
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midwestfarmwife(5)

I updated my Have and Wish lists again today.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 11:56PM
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patrob(8a)

I've updated lists for all who have posted or e-mailed me to do so.

Still a couple of weeks left to sign up and post or edit lists!

Here is a link that might be useful: Composite Want List

    Bookmark   November 16, 2013 at 10:43AM
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hibiscusfan zone5-Northwest Ohio(5 northwest Ohio)

I added to my want list.

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patrob(8a)

Updates are done for those who posted or e-mailed me today.

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LullabyF360

My list has been updated as well.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2013 at 9:26AM
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poisondartfrog

I made some changes, Patricia. I need to keep my nose out of my gardening books.

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em247(5a IA)

Updated my list as well.

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velsgarden(TN 7)

Updated my wants also.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2013 at 12:17PM
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patrob(8a)

Updates done up to here!

    Bookmark   November 17, 2013 at 5:19PM
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ishareflowers

Hi Patricia, my list is fine for now..Thanks!

    Bookmark   November 17, 2013 at 6:02PM
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patrob(8a)

Lisa, I've added your list to the Composite List.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2013 at 7:25PM
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mjzzyzoff(6oh)

UPDATED! Also, have been filling wishes for last few days - I'm surprised how many I'm actually able to fill! This is fun!

    Bookmark   November 18, 2013 at 9:51AM
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patrob(8a)

I've updated your list too, Molly. Yes, filling wishes is fun, and it's also addictive. I have trouble putting down the seed boxes and getting other tasks done.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2013 at 11:00AM
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beautifulreddahlias(6a)

I've never done this swap before and it sounds like fun, Please sign me up!!!! I've also UPDATED my list!

    Bookmark   November 19, 2013 at 9:22AM
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patrob(8a)

We are happy to have you join us, Nina! I've added your want list to the Composite List. Don't hesitate to ask questions if you have any.

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velsgarden(TN 7)

Have added more...I have got to quit looking!Does anyone else have this problem...lol

    Bookmark   November 19, 2013 at 4:39PM
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patrob(8a)

Most of us do, Velvet, but it's part of the fun of this swap!

My problem is wanting so many plants that are just not going to survive in the middle of Texas. If it can't take heat and wind or requires constantly moist soil, I need to forget it. I still look though.

I've updated your list on the Composite List.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2013 at 5:14PM
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velsgarden(TN 7)

Thank you Patricia.Im one of them that have to try it.Im a zone pusher and everything.Just might as well say Im a seed addict.Just cant help my self..

    Bookmark   November 19, 2013 at 7:31PM
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patrob(8a)

That's one reason we all enjoy this swap. We can wish for anything, try it, and not be out a lot of money if it does not work out. Sometimes we are successful with those new plants, and that is the real reward!

We used to grow a large vegetable garden, and I spent the summers canning and freezing. When the boys grew up and left home, we cut way back and now have just a few raised beds. Fresh veggies are just so much better than store-bought, and prices for ordinary veggies have gotten ridiculous. I'm going to plant even more next spring. If we harvest an abundance, there's senior housing not far from us, and the residents are always happy to receive good vegetables.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2013 at 8:35PM
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Mermaidinthegarden(6a)

Updated my wishlist

    Bookmark   November 19, 2013 at 11:54PM
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leila hamaya(8 nor cal)

hi
i would like to sign up for this swap. =)
i have a lot of edibles for sending.
my have and want list is pretty well updated, but i will edit it tonight again..my want list is pretty long!

i will send an email with my address and info.

ps, cool about your farming and growing your own food =)
i am all about it, and very pro yardens

Here is a link that might be useful: my trade list

    Bookmark   November 20, 2013 at 12:22AM
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patrob(8a)

Miriam, I've updated your list.

Welcome, Leila! We are happy to have you join our swap. I've posted your want list to the Composite List. I hope you have a lot of fun and many of your wishes are fulfilled!

Here is a link that might be useful: Composite Want List

    Bookmark   November 20, 2013 at 11:03AM
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duane456

Please sign me up, my list are updated. Thanks !!

    Bookmark   November 20, 2013 at 11:40AM
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patrob(8a)

I will e-mail my address to all participants Dec. 2, right after the deadline for signing up and posting or changing lists. Unless you have an emergency, please wait until then to mail your package to me.

We've had four new people sign up in the last two days, and there are still a few others who need more time to update their lists, Try to look at all the lists and send some seeds for as many as you can.

Here is a link that might be useful: Composite Want List

This post was edited by patrob on Wed, Nov 20, 13 at 13:55

    Bookmark   November 20, 2013 at 11:48AM
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patrob(8a)

Duane, we are glad to have you join us! I have added your list to the Composite Want List. I hope you have fun and many of your wishes are granted too. E-mail me your info when you get a chance.

Here is a link that might be useful: Composite Want List

    Bookmark   November 20, 2013 at 12:08PM
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foolforabloom

Hello Yall and Patricia,

I'm a new member, first contact with Gardenweb members, but I've been an avid reader of all inputs concerning daylilies mostly, for at least 5 years. I would like to enter the red robin, even though I really mostly only have daylily seeds, THOUSANDS of them, in little plastic packages of 5 seeds or so average. labeling and collecting seeds is a work of love, as you all know. I'm off to peruse your "have" list and your "want" list, with the hope that I fit in.

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foolforabloom

Hello Yall and Patricia,

I'm a new member, first contact with Gardenweb members, but I've been an avid reader of all inputs concerning daylilies mostly, for at least 5 years. I would like to enter the red robin, even though I really mostly only have daylily seeds, THOUSANDS of them, in little plastic packages of 5 seeds or so average. labeling and collecting seeds is a work of love, as you all know. I'm off to peruse your "have" list and your "want" list, with the hope that I fit in.

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patrob(8a)

Welcome foolforabloom (Miriam W)!

I know several have daylilies on their want lists, and I love them too, especially those with eyes or ruffles. I'm going to add daylilies to my want list right now!

When you have your want list ready to add to the Composite List, just post it on your member page and let me know it's done.

I hope you have fun in this swap and many of your wishes are granted!

This post was edited by patrob on Wed, Nov 20, 13 at 13:36

    Bookmark   November 20, 2013 at 1:26PM
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ishareflowers

Patricia, I have updated again. I'm sorry, I have to update my list bits at a time due to my neck issues.I promise to get it done complete in my next session.

Thank you!

Lisa

    Bookmark   November 20, 2013 at 4:09PM
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patrob(8a)

Lisa, it's really no problem for me to update lists. It takes me only about a minute! Update all you want to between now and Dec. 2.

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poisondartfrog

It's great to see some new players signing up. I have not packed the first seed for this swap, but this weekend I'm going to get to work.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2013 at 7:43PM
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vajeff(7b VA)

I'm late again!

Sign me up, please. My wishlist is up to date, but I may have a change or two before the deadline. There's an email heading your way.

Jeff

    Bookmark   November 21, 2013 at 1:51AM
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patrob(8a)

It's good to have you back, Jeff! You're not late at all. I'm adding your list to the Composite List right now. Just let me know when you've made changes.

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molanic(Zone 5 IL)

Hi everyone. I would love to join again. I just updated my want list, but have not worked on my have list yet. Embarrassingly, there may be a few of the same things on both lists!

I have been gathering lots of seed, but have not had a chance to get it all cleaned up and "cataloged" yet. I am way behind compared to previous years, I am fine with extras though and will not be removing anything from my want list. I will probably be adding more though as I look through your lists and the new catalogs.

Some things I seem to have on my want list every year because I either can't get them started, or can't get any seed off from them.

This year was very strange because I have several clumps of prairie smoke that I have saved seed from for several years that did not produce a single seed. They all flowered profusely but no seeds ever formed. I was checking every day. My first year wine cups also bloomed a lot, but I was only able to find one seed head. It seems like they just weren't getting pollinated or something.

Anyways I am looking forward to swapping with you all. This and the wintersowing swap are my favorites and the only ones I have done the last couple of years.

-Morgan

    Bookmark   November 21, 2013 at 6:37PM
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patrob(8a)

Glad to have you, Morgan! I'll post your list to the Composite List right now.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2013 at 7:36PM
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jhgarden9(9)

Love daylily. Just updated my list with daylily added. Thanks!

    Bookmark   November 22, 2013 at 2:25AM
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lovesblooms(7a)

Hi, Patricia,

Please sign me up! My wantlist is updated.

Here is a link that might be useful: My Exchange List

    Bookmark   November 22, 2013 at 10:47AM
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patrob(8a)

Judy, I've updated your list to add daylilies.

Welcome, lovesblooms. We're glad to have you join us!
I've added your want list to the Composite List. You may add to it until Dec. 2. Just post or e-mail if you do so I will know to update as well.. Please e-mail me at pat46rob@gmail.com with your info: real name and mailing address. Thanks!

    Bookmark   November 22, 2013 at 11:35AM
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lovesblooms(7a)

Just updated my want list.

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leila hamaya(8 nor cal)

whew, thats quite a list!
started packing, i know not everyones list is up but i figure this will take a few sessions.

since this is fresh in my mind, and apologies for going a bit off topic here, but i noticed several people requested umbrella plant, aka "indian rhubarb" - darmera peltata. i have recently been fascinated by these, i am completely surrounded by these awesome plants, they line most all of the six rivers in the six rivers national forest...theres like tens of thousands of them along every river here, being native to here. now youre all gonna be dissappointed that even though i tried to gather seeds this year, i was too late an they were already gone. next year!

but if anyone wants to contact me about getting roots, or keep it in mind for later, next year i am going to be on it and get them early =) they should be fresh anyway, according to my reading they dont store well at all.
end off topicness =)

    Bookmark   November 22, 2013 at 2:00PM
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LullabyF360

I began packaging seeds since the day I signed up. Already have a box full!! I was surprised that I am meeting people's requests! Just the other day, to preserve my mind, I decided to wait until the deadline to finish up!

    Bookmark   November 22, 2013 at 2:45PM
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velsgarden(TN 7)

Hi leilahamaya.I sent you a email.Thanks

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lovesblooms(7a)

Just updated my want list--I went "shopping" on everyone else's have lists and my want list swelled considerably!

I've also been happy to see how many wishes I can fulfill, but since a few of us haven't yet updated our lists, I'm thinking I'll wait until after the deadline to start packing.

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poisondartfrog

I fine tuned my list a bit, Patricia. Thanks!
Alana

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patrob(8a)

I've updated lists for those who posted or e-mailed me today.

It's cold in the middle of Texas. It's raining, and we're expecting sleet and ice by morning. We gave the cows a lot of hay this afternoon, so I plan to stay inside and sort seeds until it warms up in couple of days. I know, I know.... We Texans don't know what a real winter is like, and for that I am very grateful!

    Bookmark   November 23, 2013 at 8:28PM
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duane456

Sorry Patricia, but I updated my want list again. I really shouldn't look at other people's stuff.
Duane

    Bookmark   November 24, 2013 at 11:06AM
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patrob(8a)

lol Duane, it's not a problem. Looking at what others have to offer and adding to our own lists is fun! I do it too. It takes me about a minute or less to update a list on the Composite List, and I don't mind at all! I'm updating yours right now.

Here is a link that might be useful: Composite Want List

    Bookmark   November 24, 2013 at 11:32AM
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molanic(Zone 5 IL)

I have finally updated my HAVE list in case anybody wants to go window shopping :) I usually only include seed I have collected myself since I already have the info on my computer, and am too lazy to go through the other seeds and enter them too.

I've been trying to keep a database of plants I have for generating labels and trade lists. I also have this idea in my head that I am going to be super organized and map out the yard with numbers linking to the database to keep track of what I have and where it is planted (especially the hidden bulbs). I haven't actually done it yet since it would be hard to keep up with the near constant adding, moving, and tossing of plants! So far the only thing I have used it for is seed swaps. It does save me some time, but probably makes me look a little crazy!

I'm going to start browsing the HAVE lists and thought others might find a list of links to the trade pages helpful for that purpose as well. Think I will wait on the WANT lists until everybody is joined and updated. I still have a bunch of seed to clean anyways.

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    Bookmark   November 24, 2013 at 12:08PM
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aquadragonfly(7b NC)

I would like to join. Thanks Patrob for taking over this daunting task. (I don't remember who used to do this one, I just know this is the big one everyone wants to participate in ) I know this one is a big deal.
I am so excited about it!!! I will start working on it as soon as I get some things out of the way.....fun, fun, fun!!!
:) Aqua

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patrob(8a)

Thanks, Morgan, for creating the list of links. That took a bit of time! lol I've never posted a have list for my seeds as I normally don't do any trading, just a couple of swaps each year. I have mine alphabetized by scientific name in several plastic shoe boxes, so I have an issue with too much organization in some areas and not nearly enough in others. :)

aquadragonfly, we're glad to have you join us. Just let me know when you are ready for me to add your seeds wanted list to the Composite List and send me an e-mail with your real name and mailing address: pat46rob@gmail.com
I hope you have lots of fun and many of your seed wishes are granted!

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velsgarden(TN 7)

I have been shopping again,Patricia.Please update my list.Thanks

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loveless(9to10)

I would love to join the What's Left on My Want List Swap 2013 please!

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patrob(8a)

Will do, Velvet. "Shopping" is fun!

Welcome, loveless. We're glad for you to join in the fun and hope many of your seed wishes are fulfilled. Please e-mail me your info as soon as you get a chance and let me know when your seeds wanted list is ready for me to add it to the Composite List.

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midwestfarmwife(5)

I updated my Have & Wish lists again. I've made a huge mess in my living room with bags of seeds, little ziplock baggies, pens, notepads, colored labels, seeds under the couch cushions....have to clean it all up before Thanksgiving. This has to be the biggest trade I've been in so far!

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patrob(8a)

lol I have a little room upstairs where I keep all my seed stuff. After I mailed out the last package last year, I just closed the door and did not go back in there to deal with the mess for weeks! Downstairs there are too many cats, and it takes only one to make a complete disaster of a seed box. This year I am going to take photos of the seed sorting and result mess!

Mary, I'll update your list right now!

    Bookmark   November 25, 2013 at 2:34PM
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leila hamaya(8 nor cal)

i tweaked my want list a bit, just added a few things =)
i wont need to edit it again.

ooo and thanks for the list with everyones want lists, i got to go over some of the ones that havent been posted. have this at least half packed up, but gotta take a break now!

Here is a link that might be useful: my trade list

    Bookmark   November 25, 2013 at 2:42PM
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patrob(8a)

I've updated your list, Leila.

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ishareflowers

This is what I am trying to sort through...I am so overwhelmed..lol. The tiny bag on the chair are theonly matches so far..I wish I could type a have list!!!!

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lovesblooms(7a)

Hi, Patricia,

I've updated my list once more.

Wow, ishareflowers!

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patrob(8a)

Taqiyyah, I've updated your list too!

I agree, Lisa! Wow! I can tell you don't have a cat in the house. lol That would be a major temptation for any feline.

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patrob(8a)

This thread is not far from the maximum number of posts and is difficult for some to load. Let's move to a new thread:

Part 2 WLOMWL Swap

This post was edited by patrob on Mon, Nov 25, 13 at 19:18

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