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HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Posted by hmacdona Zone 3a Calgary (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 17, 12 at 10:21

Hi everyone,

I am hosting another Tomato and Pepper seed swap that will include members from a few different forums.

Here are the guidelines we will follow for this swap. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ ALL OF THE GUIDELINES.

1) Seeds must be received by me no later than November 15th, so your envelope must be in the mail no later than November 1st.

You can send "named varieties" of tomatoes or peppers (or both). Do not include mixes or seeds labeled "granny's mystery mix" or unnamed bell peppers or anything like that. I cannot, in fairness, send mixed or unknown packs of seed back to people that followed the instructions and only sent in "named varieties". If I receive anything like this, the seeds will be returned to you, unless they are clearly marked as bonus seeds.

If you are sending hybrid seeds, only F1 seeds from a commercial source are acceptable. Your source for the F1 seeds must be clearly marked on your envelope/seed pack. Do not send in seeds you have collected from a hybrid plant. They will not grow true to the original parent plant. If you are unsure if the seed you have collected is from a hybrid, please do your research online before mailing in your seeds.

2)A minimum of 10 seeds per packet. A maximum of 5 packets of the same seed. An overall maximum of 40 packets per person. You must put your seeds into individual packets. I will not do this for you. Please stick to this limit as this ensures fairness and variety for all participants. Every year, I have a few people push past this limit and slip in a note that says "hope you don�t mind�.and by the way..I only want rare varieties in return"�LOL. Sorry folks that won�t work. It�s just not fair to others. Bonuses are of course more than welcome. I just ask that bonuses be marked accordingly.

Please ensure seed packets are clearly marked with the name, and whether they are heirloom, OP (Open Pollinated), or F1 hybrid seeds. If you are sending pepper seeds, it would help me a great deal with sorting if you could indicate on the packages if the peppers are sweet or hot as many individuals in the last swap had clear preferences. If seeds are from a commercial source, please note that as well. In another posting, I will provide a list of highly sought after seed varieties from last years swap, in case that�s of interest to those wondering what to send in.

3) If you send tomato seeds, you will receive tomato seeds in return. The same idea for peppers, unless you include a note indicating you want something different in return. You can also send in tomato seeds and ask for pepper seeds in return or visa versa, or any combination. I fully expect a large variety and volume of seed types to be able to accommodate this.

4) Please include a list of what you are sending, your wish list and if there are any seeds you do
not want to receive. It is very important to take the time to write out a list of what you are sending, otherwise I have to do it for you and I do not have time for that. If you are only interested in heirloom or OP, please tell me that as well. I will try my best to accommodate your wish list, but there are no guarantees of course. The variety will be completely dependent on what is sent in. In last year's swap, we were able to fill many items on people's wish lists so please take the time to prepare one - it will be worth your while. I do my best to be fair in this swap.

5) You will need to mail your seeds along with $1.29 in return postage stamps. If you are sending 10 or less seed packets, you should be fine just mailing in a regular envelope with seeds wrapped in tissue (I am happy to provide the return envelope in this case). If you are sending more than 10 seed packets, I would recommend you send a bubble envelope, with a return label inside and I will reuse the same bubble envelope to return your surprise seeds to you.

6) If you change your mind after registering, and no longer wish to participate, PLEASE notify me immediately so we do not delay the swap waiting for your seeds to arrive. This will also save me a great deal of time trying to follow up and track people down.

7) I will email you privately with my mailing address once you have posted here to sign up for this swap. You must make sure that your gardenweb profile has your email address attached and it's visible to other members, so I can contact you. Please triple check this before signing up for this swap.

Any questions. Please let me know. Let's have fun exchanging seeds !!!!

Thanks...Heather

Please note - I will be out of town on business Nov 19th through 23rd will not be responding to anyone during that time.


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

We're already up to 49 participants...and we just got started yesterday!!!


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Hi everyone, I received a question about sending in bonus seeds for sharing. I just love the generosity of the people that participate in this swap. While bonuses are certainly not expected, if you were lucky enough to get a bounty of extra seeds this year and wish to share with the other participants...that would be awesome. As always, I randomly distribute bonus tomato & pepper seeds to the participants. If you were wanting to send in some other type of seed to this swap, could I ask you to send me a private message, as I need to plan for those differently. I need to know about other types of bonus seeds in advance of actually receiving them, as I do not distribute those the same way..as not everyone will express an interest in "other" seeds. Advance communication will allow me plenty of time to plan distribution before the deadline. If I receive other bonus seeds as a surprise in the mail, they may arrive to late for me to distribute.

I very much appreciate what is sent in for sharing with the participants, as I know so many others do too. Please don't feel that you are expected to send in bonuses. This exchange is about sharing and trying new varieties and we like to take special care of our newbies...as we love nothing better than getting others addicted to tomatoes and peppers :)

Thanks everyone for all of your assistance in making this exchange a big success !


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

I thought it would be worth posting a note about tomatillos. Tomatillos are not tomatoes, and as such, should not be sent in for exchanging in this swap. If you want to send some in for bonuses, that's great...I'll open them up to the group to see who's interested. I did not have anyone list "tomatillos" on their wish lists in any of the swaps I have hosted, so wanted to make sure everyone is aware...that they are not considered a valid "exchange" item for this swap. Thanks everyone

We're up to 60 participants and only two days in. Looking good !!!


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We're at 69 participants...woohoo!! come join the fun :)


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highly sought after list

Hi everyone,

As promised, here is a list of highly sought after varieties from last years exchange. The names that appear on this list appeared frequently on wish lists, and in most cases we didn't have enough of that type to filll the wish list. Please keep in mind that there are hundreds of other types of seeds on wish lists. This list only includes those that appeared at a higher frequency level.

I will post a list of seeds that we tend to get way too much of or frequently appear on "do not want" lists shortly. Still working on that.

HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER TOMATOES

Amazon chocolate
Anna Maria�s Heart
applause
barlow jap
Belgium triumph
Big cheef
Big Sungold Select
black and brown boar
Bulgarian #7
Bulgarian triumph
Client eastwood�s rowdy red
Cow�s tit
Dagma�s Perfection
earl's faux
dancing with smurfs
fordhook first
gary o-sena
gold medal
goose creek
Green doctors
Green doctors frosted
green zebra cherry
JD�s Special C Tex
Little Lucky
Livingston beauty
Mama leone
momotaro F1
Monkey�s Ass
Moravsky div
Nebraska Wedding
neves azorean red
omar's Lebanese
Orange Russian 117
Orange Strawberry
Oxacan jewels
Pale Perfect Purple
Portuguese Neighbour
Prue,
Purple haze f1
russian #117
Sandul Moldovan
Sara black
summer cider
sungold F1
Tarasenko 06
taylor lacey leaf
tim's black ruffles
virginia sweets
Wes
Zapotec
1884 Purple
any of the new dwarfs
any of the boar series

HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER PEPPERS

Aconcagua
biker billy f1
Brazilian Starfish
Gypsy
Holy Mole
Lipstick
Manzano
Melrose
Mucho Nacho
orange sun
Purple Jalapeno
Purple Marconi
red savina
rocoto
St. Lucia Yellow Seasoning
sweets - non bells
tobago seasoning
trinidad scorpion
any rare or unusual
Superhots are always on wish lists

Hopefully this information is helpful to some. Thanks.....Heather


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Me again,

Here's a list of seeds we tend to get way too much of, or that frequently appear on "do not want" lists. The intention is not to restrict you from sending these seeds in. I realize there are a lot of newer participants that are just starting out and only have these types of seeds to share. By all means, send them in. We'll make sure you'll get some new varieties in return. This posting is made at the request of a number of participants that have asked for this info, in particular those that have lots of seeds to choose from, to help guide them a bit. Here goes:

TOMATOES

Brandywine regular
Green zebra
Large red cherry
Marglobe
Regular beefsteak (simply marked as beefsteak)
roma (regular)
Rutgers
Small red cherry
yellow pear

� A note on cherry tomatoes, we do tend to get a lot of cherry tomato seeds in. A number of members send in quite a few cherry tomatoes but indicate that they do not want cherry tomatoes back. If you send in cherry tomato seeds in, you will very likely get some cherry tomato seeds back (different ones than you sent in of course). This is to be fair because of the volume of these types we receive. There are lots of cherry tomatoes that appear on wish lists. Just want you to be aware that if you send some in, plan on getting some new cherries in return 

PEPPERS

California wonder
Cayenne Red (any kind of red hot- large or small)
Habanero orange
Hot cherry
Jalapeno regular
Mixes of any kind

Hopefully this info is helpful to some. Thanks....Heather


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

And....we're up to 81 participants. If you've been sitting on the sidelines, wondering whether you should join in....come on...join the fun !!!!


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We're now up to 90 participants from around the world !!!


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

We're one week into this swap and up to 95 participants. We're going to have such a great variety to share.


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

For all the newbies that have joined, please don't be shy about putting together a wish list. It doesn't matter how big it is A lot of time people hesitate to put together a wish list, because they think they are making more work for me. You're not..and I really want to know what's on your wish list. That's a really big part of how this swap is run. If for any reason you don't have a wish list, but you do keep a list of what you already have in your stash, you could send me that instead, or send me both. My goal is to expand your collection and not send you anything you already have.


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Hello, I tried to email you but I'm not sure if it's going through? I'd love to participate in this :)


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Hi turquoisegardenia,

I didn't get an email from you. Sometimes the gardenweb messaging system just doesn't work. I just sent you a message via the gardenweb message system (your email address didn't appear). If you didn't get my message, can you email me again? You'll need to click on my email address through the member page to send as regular email. That way it will be sure to go through.

Welcome aboard. Glad you decided to join us.

We're up to 100 participants !!!


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

We're up to 102 participants. I'll be accepting new signups until October 20th.

If possible, could you please send me a quick email or post when you put your seeds in the mails, so I can update my records. Thanks


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

We're up to 109 participants.


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

We're up to 110 participants.

As a friendly reminder to everyone....tomatillos are not accepted in this exchange, since they are not tomatoes.

Thanks....Heather


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Morning Heather, better add me to the list again. Thanks Cheryl


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Great. Glad you decided to join us again Cheryl. Just sent you an email with further info.


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Hi everyone, we're up to 116 participants!

As I receive envelopes in the mail, I will post updates in this thread to advise. Please keep checking the thread periodically to see if your envelope has arrived.

Thanks....Heather


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

We're up to 120 participants. Still time to join in the fun!


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We're up to 123 participants. I'm still accepting new signups for a little while longer.


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Today I received seeds from "bdgardener". Thanks


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Today I received seeds from "rustacator". Thanks

We're up to 126 participants !!!


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Hi Heather,

I want to get your mailing address so that I can get my seeds off to you as soon as possible.

Thanks,
Rob


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Hi Rob,

Thanks for posting. I don't think I received an email from you previously indicating you wanted to join in. Will get an email off to you tonight with further info, including my mailing address. Thanks.....Heather


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Today I received seeds from "habjolokia". Thanks

Rgvnewf, I sent you an email on Oct 12th with further info. Please let me know if you did not receive it. Thanks


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Today I received seeds from:

* crystalline_ca
* lorabell

Thanks....Heather


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Today I received seeds from "dirtdaddy". Thanks....Heather


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

We're up to 132 participants.


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

THIS SWAP IS NOW CLOSED TO NEW PARTICIPANTS.

We have 128 participating in this swap.


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Hey folks...now that we've closed this swap to new participants, I'm getting ready to post a bonus offer. You gotta be quick...so keep your eyes posted on this forum :)


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bonus veggie seed offer

BONUS OFFER TO THE PARTICIPANTS OF THIS EXCHANGE

Hi everyone,

Now that we're no longer accepting new signups, it's time to offer up some miscellaneous veggie seeds as bonuses. If interested, please post or message me with your TOP 15 CHOICES IN ORDER OF PRIORITY. Please do not message me saying "I'll take whatever you can share". Those types of requests go to the bottom of the pile, and you will likely lose out if you don't respond with your specific wish list on these items, as requested.

Requests are being filled on a first come first serve basis (I go by time stamps on postings and email). All of these seeds are being offered up only to the participants of this swap, including swap participants from other forums. There is no guarantee that you will get any, but if you are quick, and give me a long list to pick from, I'm sure you'll see some nice surprises in your envelope. I am not posting who will receive what from this bonus offer. You will get the surprises in your envelope. Some of the seeds are in very limited quantity, so if you are too late for one seed type, I can work my way down the rest of your list.

I will post a periodic update to indicate what's still available, but I do work full time, so my updates will be delayed, thus the reason I'm asking you to provide me with your top 15 choices.

I will reply to you to confirm receipt of your request the same day. If you do not hear back from me, I did not get your request. To make sure your request goes through, be sure to click on my actual email address in my gardenweb profile, and don't send a message via the gardenweb message system. It is unreliable.

Thank you to all of the generous participants who sent in these bonus veggie seeds to share with you. Your generosity makes this swap so much fun.

So, after that long preamble...here's the list:

Miscellaneous Veggies
Beets - Chioggie
Beets - Early Wonder Tall
Borecole - Black Tuscany
Broccoli Spigariello
Cabbage - Pointed Calibos
Carrot - Chantenay
Carrot - Danvers Half Long
Carrot - Red Cored Chantenay
Carrot - Scarlet Nantes
Carrot - Solar Yellow
Cauliflower - Romanesco
Celeriac - Giant Prague
Cilantro
Cucumber - Armenian Long
Cucumber - Tasty Green
Cucumber - Tortarelo
Eggplant - Black Beauty
Lettuce - Grand Rapids
Lettuce - Romaine Cimmaron Red
Lettuce - Salad Bowl
Minnesota Midget Cantaloupe
Purslane - Golden
Radish - Early Scarlet Globe
Radish - Easter Egg
Radish - French Breakfast
Radish - Helios
Radish - Nero Tondo d'Inverno
Radish - Purple Plum
Radish - Scarlet Turnip White Tip (heirloom from 1880s)
Radish - Sparkler White Tip (Bolts easily, tastes hot if temps reach 80 degrees)
Radish - Yellow
Rutabaga - Laurentian Gold
Turnip - Golden Globe
Turnip - Manchester Market
Turnip - Purple Globe Top
Turnip - Seven Top
Turnip - White Shogun

Beans/Peas
Beurre de Rocquencourt (bush/wax bean)
Blue Goose Chowder (Cow Pea)
Blue Ribbon (bush/snap bean)
Fin de Bagnol (bush/snap bean)
Flamingo (pole/wax -6-10 inches long, flat, wide, tender, stringless, bright pink with some yellow, cooks
to all yellow, 70-75 dtm)
Rattlesnake (pole/snap bean)
Yard Long Bean (pole, likes warm climate)

Asian Greens
40 Day Yu Choy Sum (Flowering Bok Choy)
80 Day Yu Choy Sum (Flowering Bok Choy)
Ching Chiang (Green Bok Choy)(6-7 inches, tolerates heat)
F1 Big Stem Yu Choy Sum (Flowering Bok Choy)
Hazzards P6510 (White Bok Choy, tall)
Joi Choi F1 (White Bok Choy)(18" vigorous, bolt-resistant, fall or winter, wide range of temps)
Komatsuna (Spinach Mustard)
Mei Qing Choy (Green Bok Choy)(thiram, baby, tolerates heat and cold)
Mizuna (Japanese Mustard)
Tainong Seeds Tall (White Bok Choy)
Tatsoi (small rosette, mild, cold hardy to 15 degrees)
"Taiwan" San Tong (White Bok Choy)(OP 13 inches)


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Bonus seeds update

Hi everyone,

Thanks for the great response. I have a ton of messages with wish lists to sort through on this, but have updated a couple of items I know for sure are out, based on the volume of responses I've put in my database so far. There may be others that I'm out of once I sort through all the lists, but that's why I'm asking you to give me a long wish list.

On another note - I screwed up, and forgot to enter 4 bonus seed types earlier (3 cucumbers and 1 zucchini). I have modified the list and put an * in front of the new additions.

If you'd like to swap anything on your original wish list for any of these new items, please let me know asap. Sorry for the confusion.

Thanks.....Heather

***AS WITH THE ORIGINAL POSTING, I AM LOOKING FOR YOUR TOP 15 PICKS IN ORDER OF PRIORITY. YOU GOTTA BE QUICK !!! Here's the updated list

Miscellaneous Veggies
Beets - Chioggie
Beets - Early Wonder Tall
Borecole - Black Tuscany
Broccoli Spigariello
Cabbage - Pointed Calibos
Carrot - Chantenay
Carrot - Danvers Half Long
Carrot - Red Cored Chantenay
Carrot - Scarlet Nantes
Carrot - Solar Yellow
Cauliflower - Romanesco
Celeriac - Giant Prague
Cilantro
Cucumber - Armenian Long
* Cucumber - Marketmore 76
* Cucumber - Morden Early
Cucumber - Tasty Green
* Cucumber - White Wonder
Eggplant - Black Beauty
Lettuce - Grand Rapids
Lettuce - Romaine Cimmaron Red
Lettuce - Salad Bowl
Minnesota Midget Cantaloupe
Purslane - Golden
Radish - Early Scarlet Globe
Radish - Easter Egg
Radish - French Breakfast
Radish - Helios
Radish - Nero Tondo d'Inverno
Radish - Purple Plum
Radish - Scarlet Turnip White Tip (heirloom from 1880s)
Radish - Sparkler White Tip (Bolts easily, tastes hot if temps reach 80 degrees)
Radish - Yellow
Rutabaga - Laurentian Gold
Turnip - Golden Globe
Turnip - Manchester Market
Turnip - Purple Globe Top
Turnip - Seven Top
Turnip - White Shogun
* Zuchinni - Alberello di Sarzano

Beans/Peas
Beurre de Rocquencourt (bush/wax bean)
Blue Goose Chowder (Cow Pea)
Blue Ribbon (bush/snap bean)
Fin de Bagnol (bush/snap bean)
Flamingo (pole/wax -6-10 inches long, flat, wide, tender, stringless, bright pink with some yellow, cooks
to all yellow, 70-75 dtm)
Rattlesnake (pole/snap bean)
Yard Long Bean (pole, likes warm climate)

Asian Greens
40 Day Yu Choy Sum (Flowering Bok Choy)
80 Day Yu Choy Sum (Flowering Bok Choy)
Ching Chiang (Green Bok Choy)(6-7 inches, tolerates heat)
F1 Big Stem Yu Choy Sum (Flowering Bok Choy)
Hazzards P6510 (White Bok Choy, tall)
Joi Choi F1 (White Bok Choy)(18" vigorous, bolt-resistant, fall or winter, wide range of temps)
Komatsuna (Spinach Mustard)
Mei Qing Choy (Green Bok Choy)(thiram, baby, tolerates heat and cold)Tainong Seeds Tall (White Bok Choy)
Tatsoi (small rosette, mild, cold hardy to 15 degrees)
"Taiwan" San Tong (White Bok Choy)(OP 13 inches)


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Here's an updated list of bonus seeds. Have removed what I know for sure is gone. Still have a number of requests to sort through, so I still ask that you submit your top 15 in order of priority.

Miscellaneous Veggies
Beets � Early Wonder Tall
Borecole � Black Tuscany
Cabbage � Pointed Calibos
Carrot � Chantenay
Cauliflower - Romanesco
Celeriac - Giant Prague
Cilantro
Cucumber � Armenian Long
Cucumber � Marketmore 76
Cucumber - Tasty Green
Eggplant � Black Beauty
Radish � Early Scarlet Globe
Radish � Sparkler White Tip (Bolts easily, tastes hot if temps reach 80 degrees)
Turnip � Golden Globe
Turnip � Manchester Market
Turnip � Purple Globe Top
Turnip � Seven Top

Beans/Peas

Blue Goose Chowder (Cow Pea)
Yard Long Bean (pole, likes warm climate)

Asian Greens
Komatsuna (Spinach Mustard)


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Blue Goose chowder bean is now gone too!


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

An updated list of what's remaining for those that haven't already responded:

Beets � Early Wonder Tall
Borecole � Black Tuscany
Cabbage � Pointed Calibos
Carrot � Chantenay
Cauliflower - Romanesco
Celeriac - Giant Prague
Cilantro
Cucumber � Armenian Long
Cucumber - Tasty Green
Cucumber - White Wonder
Eggplant � Black Beauty
Radish � Sparkler White Tip (Bolts easily, tastes hot if temps reach 80 degrees)
Turnip � Manchester Market
Turnip � Purple Globe Top
Turnip � Seven Top
Yard Long Bean (pole, likes warm climate)


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Today I received seeds from:

* Aenelson
* Flytyer
* Maplegrove
* Northernhab
* Wildmantrav

Thanks....Heather


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

An updated list of what's remaining for those that haven't already responded. There may only be one or two pkgs left of many of these, so you gotta be quick:

Beets Early Wonder Tall
Borecole Black Tuscany
Carrot Chantenay
Celeriac - Giant Prague
Cilantro
Cucumber - Armenian Long
Cucumber - Tasty Green
Eggplant - Black Beauty
Radish - Sparkler White Tip
Turnip - Manchester Market
Turnip - Purple Globe Top
Turnip - Seven Top


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

An updated list of what's remaining for those that haven't already responded. There may only be one or two pkgs left of many of these, so you gotta be quick:

Beets Early Wonder Tall
Carrot Chantenay
Celeriac - Giant Prague
Cilantro
Cucumber - Armenian Long
Cucumber - Tasty Green
Eggplant - Black Beauty
Turnip - Manchester Market
Turnip - Purple Globe Top
Turnip - Seven Top


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Oct 23rd - I received seeds from:

* BriAnDaren
* BigDan1
* Churnoble
* Penguinsrock09
* Sandysgardens

I have not had a chance to look at what you sent, so may need to contact you a bit later if I have any questions.

Thanks...Heather


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Today I received seeds from "Karen58".

Thanks...Heather


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

An updated list of what's remaining for those that haven't already responded. There may only be one or two pkgs left of many of these, so you gotta be quick:

Beets Early Wonder Tall
Celeriac - Giant Prague
Cilantro
Cucumber - Tasty Green
Eggplant - Black Beauty
Turnip - Manchester Market
Turnip - Purple Globe Top
Turnip - Seven Top


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Today I received envelopes from:

* Green_go
* Violetisme
* Slo_garden

Have not peeked inside the envelopes yet. Just had a quick second to let you know the envelopes are here. May need to reach out to you later if I have any questions. Thanks....Heather


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Today I received seeds from:

* azzure08
* botanicat
* jaynine
* john11840
* onesteward
* peppermeister
* phpete
* pond_gardener
* reach_for_the_sun
* scorprion_john

Had not yet peeked inside the envelopes. Just had a quick second to let you know your envelopes arrived. May need to connect with you a bit later if I have any questions.

Thanks....Heather


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Today I received seeds from:

* sweet_marie
* theloud
* tinley244

Have not yet peeked inside the envelopes. Just had a quick second to let you know your envelopes arrived. May need to connect with you a bit later if I have any questions.

Thanks....Heather


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

I need your help finding the owner of a mystery envelope I received today. The member name was not written on the note inside (as per instructions), so I have no way of knowing who these belong to.

I have 18 people with the same first initial participating in this swap.

If your initials are G.M. and you live in Hillsboro, MO, can you please contact me as quickly as possible.

Thank you


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Found my mystery person. Thanks again


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Today I received seeds from "fanatic79". Thanks...Heather


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Today I received seeds from:

* bbjm
* cziga
* happygardener23
* jonboy999
* mrdoitall
* rgvnewf

Thanks....Heather


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

There are a few members in this forum, who signed up for the swap and have still not answered any followup emails/messages from me which requested an update. It is a massive task to keep track of everyone in this swap, and I didn't think I was asking too much to let me know if you've changed your minds and no longer want to participate - or to take a quick second to let me know your seeds are in the mail.
I will not mention any names, but this is to notify those individuals, that I have no choice but to assume you are no longer in this swap. If your envelope arrives without any communication from you, it will be sent back "return to sender". I just wish you could have taken a second to send me a message....it would have saved me a great deal of time with followup. IF YOU HAVEN'T MAILED YOUR SEEDS, IT'S TOO LATE NOW...DON'T SEND THEM.

Thanks to everyone who took a moment to keep me up to date by posting or sending an email. Your communication makes this job of coordinating the swap, so much smoother. Thanks again.


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Ok folks,
Time for another bonus offer. This is only for participants of this exchange. Email me (or post here), a list of seeds you are interested in, in order of priority. First come first serve. What you get will be a surprise to you when you get your envelope in the mail. I am also carrying forward a couple of seeds from the prior offer. Some of these are very limited quantities so you need to be quick.

I will only be able to update the list of what's available every day or so, so I am not guaranteeing anything is still available by the time you contact me, so please be sure to give me a list of number if items you're interested in, so I can work my way through.

Here goes......

Miscellaneous Veggies/Herbs/Flower

Anise Hyssop "Golden Jubilee" (agastache foeniculum)
Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry
Basil � Blue Spice
Basil � Fino Verde
Beans � Kentucky Wonder
Borecole Black Tuscany
Celeriac Giant Prague
Chervil (anthriscus cerefolium)
Cilantro
Corn Salad (valerianella locusta)
Cucumber Tasty Green
Edamame � Midori Giant (70 days, extra early)
Eggplant Black Beauty
Eggplant Ping Tung
Gai Choy Small (Leaf Mustard)
Iris Setosa � Baby Blue
Kohlrabi � Supersmeltz
Marigold Yellow Taishan
Peas � Sugar Snap Dwarf Grey
Radish Daikon Minowase
Sunflowers - unknown variety
Tomatillo Purple (physalis ixocarpa)
Tree Aloe (aloe arborescens)
Tree Angelica (Aralia Elata)
Turnip Manchester Market

Thanks...Heather

P.S. If you email me, I will confirm back to you within 24 hours so you know I got it. If you don't hear from me, I didn't get your email.


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Wow! Have received an overwhelming response on this one. have noted everyones preferences that posted here. If I received your email, I have also sent an acknowledgement.
Here's an updated list of what's still available:

Miscellaneous Veggies/Herbs/Flower

Beans � Kentucky Wonder
Celeriac Giant Prague
Cucumber Tasty Green
Eggplant Black Beauty
Kohlrabi - Supersmeltz
Turnip Manchester Market

Thanks...Heather

P.S. If you email me, I will confirm back to you within 24 hours so you know I got it. If you don't hear from me, I didn't get your email.


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Updated Bonus List....here's what's remaining.

Celeriac Giant Prague
Eggplant Black Beauty
Kohlrabi - Supersmeltz
Turnip Manchester Market


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Today I received seeds from:

* detroitgirl77
* mike3
* naturemitch
* newine
* poisondartfrog

Thanks...Heather


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Updated Bonus List....here's what's remaining.

Celeriac Giant Prague
Eggplant Black Beauty
Turnip Manchester Market


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Updated Bonus List....here's what's remaining.

Eggplant Black Beauty
Turnip Manchester Market


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Today I received seeds from "emcd124".

Thanks...Heather


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Today I received seeds from:

* coolbythecoast
* dmforcier
* misterpatrick

Thanks....Heather


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Yesterday (Nov 7th) I also received seeds from "redthreaddiy".

Thanks....Heather


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Last Chance - Wish Lists

Hi folks,

Last chance to add to your wish list. If there any other specific varieties you want me to add to your list, please let me know no later than Nov 11th.

Specifically requested varieties are filled first. So if you are hoping for a specific variety, but you only gave me general guidelines of types you're looking for, you might miss out. Don't be shy....it's easy enough for me to add to your wish list.

If I receive all of the envelopes before the deadline, I'm going to start stuffing envelopes at that point...so I need you to get your wish lists in asap please.

Thanks....Heather

P.S. If you don't have a wish list, but do keep track of what you have already, feel free to email me your "have" list for me to cross reference.


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Today I received seeds from "foodiefish".

Thanks....Heather


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Hi everyone,

Just a quick update.....I'm still waiting on a few envelopes (not many) and will start stuffing them as soon as they are all in.

It will likely take me a couple of weeks to sort through all the wish lists, have lists and don't want lists and cross reference to the seeds. I work full time, so can only do this for a couple of hours every night.

A friendly reminder that I will be out of town on business Nov 19-21 and I will be unable to reply to email or sort seeds during that time.

I've had a few emails asking me if I would be mailing all the envelopes on November 15th. Unfortunately no, I can't even begin to sort until all the envelopes are in....so the process just gets started at that point. All the envelopes are part of one big pool.

Thanks for your patience. I know everyone is anxious.

.....Heather


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Hi everyone,

Just a quick update.....I'm still waiting on a few envelopes (not many) and will start stuffing them as soon as they are all in.

It will likely take me a couple of weeks to sort through all the wish lists, have lists and don't want lists and cross reference to the seeds. I work full time, so can only do this for a couple of hours every night.

A friendly reminder that I will be out of town on business Nov 19-21 and I will be unable to reply to email or sort seeds during that time.

I've had a few emails asking me if I would be mailing all the envelopes on November 15th. Unfortunately no, I can't even begin to sort until all the envelopes are in....so the process just gets started at that point. All the envelopes are part of one big pool.

Thanks for your patience. I know everyone is anxious.

.....Heather


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Final Bonus Offer - Wildcard Round

Hi everyone,

I have one last bonus offer to put forward. I'm going to handle this one differently from the prior two offers. This bonus offer will be left open until midnight November 16th (mountain standard time).

Everyone is welcome to reply with a list of seeds they hope for in order of priority. I will be giving priority to individuals that have the least amount of seed packets already set aside for them from prior offers, and on a first come first serve basis to those individuals. In many cases, these would be individuals that were late to respond, but not necessarily.

I am not going to be telling people how many packets they already have allocated...you will find out by surprise when you get your envelopes back. I will apply these parameters from behind the scenes so please don't ask me to give you updates. I just don't have time for that.

After the deadline, seeds will just be allocated on a first come first serve basis period. You never know who's going to respond or what people want, so if you see something you like, just email me your wish list. You may or may not get something, but it is worth putting your name forward.

Once again....you need to be fast. Here's the list of seeds available (some in very limited quantities).

Beck's Snapping Okra
Calabrese Trixie F1 Hybrid
Cape Gooseberry
Cowpea Pretzel - needs a warm climate
Eggplant Goyo Kumba
Eggplant Slim Jim
Eggplant Snowy
Orange Cosmos
Sprouting Broccoli
Sprouting Radish
Tomatillo Green
Watermelon Early Canada

Thanks.....Heather


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Hi everyone,

A quick update.....I am still waiting for one envelope to arrive (it was mailed on time), but have been diligently working my way through wish lists where possible. Still have lots of work to do.

When I am ready to start mailing envelopes back, it will be gradual and I will post here to keep you updated on what envelopes have been mailed back.

So please keep checking the forum periodically for updates.

Thanks....Heather


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Seeds mailed

Today (Nov 17), I mailed seeds back to:

* azzure08
* BriAnDaren
* Mike3

PLEASE let me know when your envelopes arrive so I can track and update my records.

Thanks....Heather


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Absence Notice

Hi everyone,

I'm just heading to the airport. Off to Toronto on business. From this point forward, I won't be replying to email until I return on Nov 22nd.

Will get back to the seed sorting when I return.

Thanks.....Heather


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Today I received seeds from Rick_in_va. Thanks....Heather


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Seeds mailed

Today I mailed seeds back to:

* Aenelson

Thanks....Heather


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Seeds mailed

Today (Nov 24), I mailed seeds back to:

* bdgardener
* karen58

PLEASE let me know when your seeds arrive, so I can update my records. Thanks....Heather


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Seeds mailed

Today (Nov 25) I mailed seeds back to:

* emcd124
* newine
* violetisme

PLEASE let me know when your seeds arrive so I can update my records. Thanks....Heather


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Today (Nov 26) I mailed seeds to "Happygardener23".

PLEASE let me know when your seeds arrive so I can update my records.

Thanks....Heather


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Today (Nov 28) I mailed seeds to:

* delltraveler
* jillybeantx
* robinb

PLEASE let me know when your seeds arrive so I can update my records. Thanks....Heather


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

Got the seeds Heather, Thanks again, great stuff, you're the best. Cheryl


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Seeds mailed

Today (Dec 2nd) I mailed seeds to:

* green_go
* dhemmer

I should be getting the rest of the envelopes in the mail over the next few days.

PLEASE let me know when your envelopes arrive so I can update my records.

Thanks....Heather

P.S. A friendly reminder...there are people from a few different forums and some that don't belong to any forums that are part of this swap. Envelopes being mailed from this forum are not an indication of how many envelopes are being mailed out.


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Seeds mailed

Today (Dec 4th) I mailed seeds to:

* bbjm
* botanicat
* dmforcier
* northern_hab
* peppermeister1

PLEASE let me know when your seeds arrive so I can update my records. Thanks....Heather


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Seeds mailed

Today (Dec 6th) I mailed seeds to:

* churnoble
* cziga

PLEASE let me know when your seeds arrive so I can update my records. Thanks....Heather


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Seeds mailed

Today (Dec 7th) I mailed seeds to:

* detroitgirl77
* gardendrivenlife
* maple_grove
* rustacator

PLEASE let me know when your seeds arrive so I can update my records. Thanks....Heather


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Seeds mailed

Today (Dec 8th) I mailed seeds to:

* mrdoitall
* onesteward
* reach_for_the_sun
* rgvnewf
* wildmantrav

PLEASE let me know when your seeds arrive so I can update my records. Thanks....Heather


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Seeds mailed

Today (Dec 9th) I mailed seeds to:

* john11840
* rick_in_va
* sweet_marie

PLEASE let me know when your seeds arrive so I can update my records. Thanks....Heather


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Seeds mailed

Today (Dec 10th), I mailed seeds to:

* coolbythecoast
* jonboy999
* slo_garden

PLEASE let me know when you receive your envelopes so I can update my records. Thanks.....Heather


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Seeds arrived

Today (Dec 11th) I mailed seeds to:

* crystalline_ca
* kristel
* redthreaddiy

PLEASE let me know when your seeds arrive so I can update my records. Thanks....Heather


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Seeds mailed

Today (Dec 12th) I mailed seeds to:

* dirtdaddy
* pondgardener

PLEASE let me know when your seeds arrive so I can update my records. Thanks.....Heather


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Seeds mailed

Today (Dec 13th) I mailed seeds to:

* bigdan1
* flytyer
* poisondartfrog
* sandysgardens

PLEASE let me know when your seeds arrive so I can update my records. Thanks...Heather


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RE: HAVE: 5th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange

cziga - can you please contact me. Have tried to reach you by email but am posting here in case you didn't get the email. Your envelope was returned to me with a postal sticker saying "moved/unknown". I used the mailing label you provided.


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Seeds mailed

Today (Dec 15th) I mailed seeds to:

* fanatic79
* foodiefish
* habjolokia
* jaynine
* lorabell
* misterpatrick
* naturemitch
* penguinsrock09
* phpete
* scorpionjohn
* theloud
* tinley244

PLEASE let me know when your envelopes arrive so I can update my records.

That's the last of the envelopes from this forum. Have a very Merry Christmas everyone.

Thanks....Heather


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Merry Christmas

Thanks for the updates everyone. Have a very Merry Christmas.

CZiga...thanks for emailing me with the correct address. Your envelope was remailed today.


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