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Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Posted by hmacdona Zone 3a Calgary (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 30, 11 at 1:51

Hi everyone,

As a Canadian member, I am unable to post this note in the exchange forum. I do hope you'll be ok with me posting here as I wanted to extend this offer to the US and International gardenweb members as I did last year.

I am hosting another Tomato and Pepper seed swap that will include members from a few different forums. I wanted to post this a bit early so you have time to collect seeds or place an order.

Here are the guidelines we will follow for this swap (Note - they differ slightly from last year):

1) Seeds must be received by me no later than November 15th, so I recommend you mail your envelope no later than November 1st. For those in the US and overseas, you need to allow at least a couple of weeks for mail time.

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 bonuses.

If you are sending hybrid seeds to exchange, only F1 seeds from a commercial source are acceptable. Your source for the F1 seeds must be clearly labelled on the envelope/seed packet. 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. Please stick to this limit. Every year there�s a few people that push past this limit and include a note that says "I hope it's ok - and by the way - I only want rare seeds in return"...LOL. Sorry folks, that will not work. It�s just not fair to everyone else. Bonus seeds are of course, more than welcome. I just ask that bonuses be clearly labelled as such.

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.

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 very best to handle this swap fairly. I will post a separate note shortly listing the highly sought after varieties from last years swap, in case this helps those that are wondering what to send in.

5) You will need to mail your seeds inside a bubble envelope with a return label inside, along with the correct amount of return postage. I will reuse your original bubble envelope to send your surprise seeds back to you. Return postage rates are as follows:

* If you live in Canada - $1.25 return postage stamps
* If you live in the US - $2.16 (CAD or US$) (includes tax)
* If you live outside Canada and US - $4.31 (CAD or US$) (includes tax)

All postage rates can be verified on the Canada Post website. For those outside of Canada, you will need to send enough funds to pay for return postage. You can either send concealed cash in the envelope or you could submit payment for postage via Paypal. Please DO NOT send stamps from your country. They will not work here in Canada :)

It's important that you send a regular bubble envelope and not the heavy cardboard insulated type. Weight restriction in this price category is 100g.

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 September 25th thru 29th and October 11th thru 15th and will not be responding to anyone during that time.


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

I received a great selection last year and I would like to sign up for this years swap!

Thanks


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Yippie hooray! I love this swap. It always brightens my winter months to receive new lovely seeds, and motivates me to save new seeds each summer.
Thank you Heather!


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YAY!!! Count me in!

Thanks for the invite Heather...I always look forward to this one :)


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Welcome everyone. Sent everybody private messages with more detail including mailing address. Please let me know if you do not receive it.

We're getting a great response so far, with 16 signups so far in our first day. Last year we had 109 participate altogether, so I'm looking forward to beating that number and having our best year yet !!!


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Count me in!

Without a doubt, this is my favorite part of the harvest season.


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I'd like to sign up!


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Ciao Heather-

Wow, I can't believe it's that time again already! Count me in! Thank you SO much for the email reminder. My life gets absolutely crazy at this time of year between canning and seed-saving.

My New Year's Resolution that I'm doing already is to keep the seed source with the variety on my Garden Plan, not just in my various inventory lists, so I can give better feedback to the individual gifter about which things worked and which things didn't. I really appreciate feedback and I've come across many other gardeners who love to hear back about seeds they've distributed.

Thanks again, Heather - it's a lot of work and you do it so graciously!


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I wasn't going to this year, but I've changed my mind.
Sign me up heather.


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Great! Everyone that's signed up has been sent a private email or message via the gardenweb system. Please get back in touch with me if you haven't received it.

We're up to 42 participants so far !!! And we just started two days ago !!!


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Hi folks,

Over the years a few people have asked me if there are paticular seeds that people are asking for, so I finally got my act together last year and kept a list of a few of the most sought after and the well....not so sought after varieties. I'm not sure if this list will help anyone with decision making this year, but just in case. Wish list items seem to vary slightly every year, but this may be an indicator of some of the ones that we could have used more of last year :) Here goes...

POPULAR TOMATOES - mortgage lifter bicolor, earl's faux, neves azorean red, barlow jap, gary o-shea, sungold, momotaro, omar's lebanese, applause, virginia sweets, fordhook first, summer cider, stump of the world, taylon lacey leaf, green zebra cherry, tim's black ruffles, kimberley, black and brown boar, russian #117, early varieties, varieties that do well in cool climate, varieties that do well in hot dry climates.

POPULAR PEPPERS - trinidad scorpion, red savina, biker billy f1, rocoto, manzano, tobago seasoning, poblano, orange sun, sweets - non bells, early peppers, rare varieties (of course :)

on the flip side....there are a few seeds that we tend to get way too much of and are typically not listed at all on wish lists. I've done my best to hold some of these back and replace with variety from my commercial purchases, but thought it might be best to give a heads up that these tend to come in on a high volume basis. Here goes:

TOMATOES WE GET TOO MANY OF - Green zebra, Large red cherry, Small red cherry, Rutgers, Regular beefsteak
Marglobe, Brandywine regular, yellow pear, regular roma

PEPPERS WE GET TOO MANY OF - Jalapeno regular, Cayenne Red (any kind of red hot- large or small), California wonder, Habanero orange, Hot cherry, hungarian hot wax

Having said this, it is not my intention to restrict what you send in. There will be participants that do not have what you send in as I fully expect a large number of people from around the world. I purposely stock up on a good variety to prepare for this swap, so I can mix things up if needed. We'll be more than happy to accept what you have in your stash for swapping. If you're in the position of trying to decide what to send in or what commercial seeds to buy to split up and send in, my hope is these lists may be helpful to you.

I'm still getting caught up on new signups that came in while I was at work today....wow! the numbers are getting bigger and bigger...and fast. I love it !!!!


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Wanted to touch base with everyone on wish lists. I really do encourage you to put together a wish list of tomato and/or pepper seeds that you'd be interested in getting. Some people hesitate because they think they're adding to my workload. You're not. That's really the main jest of this swap is to send you back seeds you don't already have. There are of course no guarantees, but taking a few minutes to put together a wish list is well worth your while.

Alternatively, there are folks who don't have a wish list, but they have an inventory of what they already have. They're just hoping to get things that are not already in their stash. In those cases, I would encourage you to send me the list of what you already have for seeds and I'll use that as a basis to come up with some nice surprises for you.

Wish lists and "already have" lists can be sent in the same envelope as your seeds. Or if it's easier for you, you could always send it to me by email attachment. You will find my personal email address in the welcome letter that's sent to you once you sign up.

Hope this helps to clarify if anyone was wondering.

I know there's some lurkers out there...come on..whatya waiting for. Come join our fun :)


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Spelling Errors - Popular Tomatoes

OOps...serves me right for posting when tired...LOL

For the most popular tomatoes. That should read "Gary O'Sena" and "Taylor Lacey Leaf". And a friendly reminder that Momotaro and Sungold are hybrids, so only F1 seed from a commercial seed source should be sent in for swapping.

Thanks....Heather


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Thanks Heather - Count me in again this year.
John A


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I would like to join!


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We're up to 59 participants. Anyone that has signed up was sent a private email or message from me with further detail. If you haven't received it, please get back in touch with me.


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im in
jon


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Participation is growing at a nice steady pace. We're at 68 and climbing :)

I sent everyone that signed up an email or message via the gardenweb messaging system. Sometimes the gw message system doesn't work, so I have no way of knowing if you did not receive that email.

Please get back in touch with me if you did not receive a follow up "Welcome" email from me once you signed up.

Thanks....Heather


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Hi everyone seed exchange virgin here, sign me up!

Going to get thos hot pepper seeds together.


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  • Posted by esox07 4, S. Cent Wisc (My Page) on
    Mon, Sep 5, 11 at 21:59

I will give it a shot. Sign me up.
Bruce


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Hey Bruce....welcome aboard. Just sent you an email as well. Let me know if you have any questions.


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Hello Heather,
Please count me in. I look so forward to the swap.
-Elizabeth


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Glad you can join us again Elizabeth. Just sent you an email.

74 participants so far. People from around the world are joining in. Can't wait to see the exciting variety of seeds that will be sent in. We're definitely tracking to blow away last years number of 109 partcipants !!!!


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Hi Heather! I'd like to sign up, please.

I've had a terrible tomato year, but should have plenty of pepper seeds to share.

BTW, I host a pepper seed swap here on GW in the spring, and I can relate to your 40 pack limit explanation. I set mine at 50 packs, and man that was a challenge trying to find 50 varieties of peppers different, but still rare enough, than the 50 that person sent in. I didn't receive any complaints afterwards, but I was almost completely insane for about two weeks there, LOL!

Anyway, looking forward to a great swap!

Bonnie


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Welcome Bonnie. Sent you an email earlier today. Please let me know if it doesn't come through. Thanks...Heather


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We're up to 83 participants. Still room for more tomato & pepper addicts to join in our fun !!!


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I'm in! Thank you so much! You are amazing!


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Yes please sign me up too
Thank you so much for doing this again.

tinley244@insightbb.com


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Welcome HoosierJoe and Tinley244,

Glad you can join us. Just sent each of you an email with further information.

We're up to 89 participants !!!

I've you've been lurking...don't be shy..come join our fun. The large participation in this group will mean great surprises for everyone :)


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Hi everyone,

We're up to 91 participants with lots of time for more to join in.

I've received a couple of questions and thought it would be worth addressing them here in case anyone else was wondering the same...

- Green customs forms - do you need to put them on your envelope? - it really depends on your local post office. You can just toss the envelope in the mailbox as with any other letter and it will be fine. If you take it to your post office, and they ask you to use the green customs form..that's good too. Just write tomato/pepper seeds (whatever you're sending) on the slip. There's no worries here, as these seeds are fine for sending into Canada and customs will not have an issue with it. Canada customs only has issue with sending live plants into Canada (not tomato and pepper seed)

- Is there a minimum number of seeds packs to participate in the seed swap? No. Only the maximum of 40 altogether with no more than 5 packs of any one type of seed. If you're just starting out and don't have much seed, this is a great way for you to expand your variety, and I would encourage you to participate.

Any further questions, please feel free to let me know.

Thanks...Heather


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Heather,

As in years past - Sign me up! I always enjoy this swap. It's been a bumper year for me regarding peppers and I have had a pretty decent tomato year too which is a bit surprising considering the excessive heat we've had here this summer.

Later,
Sandy


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Welcome sandysgardens,

I sent you an email with further details. Please let me know if you do not receive it.

We're up to 98 participants !!!


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I'm having a late crop but I would like to join the swap this year. Thanks


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Welcome Takama, sent you an email earlier today with further info.

We're up to 104 participants...need 6 more people to beat last years # of participants. In case you haven't already guessed...I'm a very competitive person...LOL


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Ciao Heather-

I think your feedback regarding popular and overly common varieties will be extremely helpful when putting together my parcel. I'm never quite sure which things will be received with great joy or an eye roll. Bonnie, you might consider this kind of thing for your swap as well.

We're right in the thick of things with the pepper harvests now and I'm in the bottom stretch with my tomato seed-saving, so things are moving along. Hopefully no frost overnight, thank you very much - more for the basil than the peppers and tomatoes. I just don't have the energy to cover things now.


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Count me in, also. Thanks for the detailed info.


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Hey Sorellina, it's so sad that we get such an early frost. I have so many green tomatoes yet, that I just can't bear to lose then, so I'm tossing bedsheets over them every night now. I'm sure my neighbours appreciate the colourful display :) LOL

Welcome botanicat. Just sent you a private message via gardenweb. Please let me know if you do not receive it.

Received our first envelope full of seeds from "Xaroline" yesterday. What an awesome variety.

We're up to 108 participants !!!!


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Heather, you are an angel for doing this. Count me in!

Rick


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Glad you decided to join us again Rick. Sent you an email earier today with more details. Please let me know if you do not receive it.

Thanks...Heather


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Today I received seeds from "theman7676".

I also received seeds from a member with the initials PB from Denman Island, BC. I'm sorry but I don't know who you are and you need to contact me with your gardeweb id. Folks, as a friendly reminder, when you send your seeds, please make sure you include a note inside your envelope that has your member id clearly marked. I need this to be able to keep track of whose seeds I've received and who I'm still waiting on. DB from Denman Island, can you please contact me and advise your member id?

Thank you.


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Hi Heather,

I wasn't sure if I would be able to participate this year (last year was my first), but apparently I've got more spare seeds than I thought :) Count me in again - had a lot of fun last time!

Now if only some of my other peppers can ripen up in time...


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Welcome aboard timbersmith. Just sent you an email with further details.

We're up to 116 participants.


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We're up to 121 participants and with a few weeks left for signups...I fully expect a record for the number of signups this year.

As a heads up to everyone, I am out of town on business September 25th thru Sept 29th, and will not be able to respond to posts, email, or signups during that time. I will update you on any envelopes received this upcoming week when I return.

I am still needing someone with the initials PB from Denman Island to contact me. I have received your seeds but I have no idea who you are. I need you to get in touch with me and tell me your member id so I can track accordingly.

Thanks...Heather


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I'm in sign me up.


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Please sign me up for this swap. Love to grow peppers.


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Welcome slowrolling and ruthz. Sent you both private messages with further detail last night. Please let me know if you do not receive it.

I received seeds from "heavyoilguy".

We're up to 125 participants. Still taking signups for a couple of more weeks.

Still needing the person with the initials PB (first and last name) from Denman Island, BC to get in touch with me. I have received your seeds but have no idea who you are. I need your member id to update my tracking.

Thanks everybody.


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Today I received seeds from "Flytyer"


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Today I received seeds from "abeysyth and bigdan1".

We're up to 129 participants !!!!


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I'd like to join,


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Welcome Kywitt,

Just sent you an email with further detail. Please get in touch with me if you do not receive it.

Today I received seeds from "roadkill".

Thanks....Heather


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The last chance to sign up for this swap will be October 15th !!!

We're up to 133 participants !!


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Hi everyone,

I know there will be a few people that are struggling to finalize their wish lists. If you have your seeds all packed and ready to go, feel free to mail those now. You can always send me your wish list by email attachment later (by the deadline).

I keep all of the wish lists in a spreadsheet for easy sorting, so it's no work for me to add to your list (or delete from it, if you already received a wish list item from a trade).

Thanks....Heather


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Please be sure to keep checking back in the forums periodically for updates. I will not be contacting everyone individually for important updates, as there are just too many participants to do that.


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133 people,I should have sent more chile seeds to spread around as extras. :)
I hope people appreciate all the work it takes to get this together.
GREAT JOB!
I'm into spreading seeds around for what I grow but I did a pepper thing a few years ago and it was way too much work for me.
Way easier to donate seeds and let you sort out where they go. LOL
You are doing a great thing here,I hope people appreciate it and also spread seeds from what they grow to others in retrn after harvest.
I do an easy couple thousand SASBE offers between a couple sites a year but doing a trade/round robin is A TON MORE WORK.
It's easier to do a 1 on 1 SASBE than sort out 100+ peoples wants.
I only grow non bell peppers so it cuts the field down by probably 2/3rds.

I'm sure it means a lot to a lot of people in your swap.

Thanks for spreading the few seed varieties I sent you around over the last couple years and the other stuff too( From your desire to help people out).
You deserve a lot of respect for what you are doing,a big thank you for your efforts.

See you next year,if not sooner,I'll probably have more/different stuff for you to spread around.


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Smokemaster,

You donated so many great varieties. Plenty of great seeds for me to distribute as bonuses. You were more than generous and there are going to be some very happy campers when they get those seeds. I always enjoy sorting through these seeds, as I learn so much about varieties I've never seen of before.

I'm actually sitting on my couch having a glass of wine and packing up some of the seeds you mailed me :) LOL Cool varieties that's for sure. I'll be passing along the seeds you sent in as surprises to those participants that are interested in peppers.

I also received some donations from ottawapepper, all different varieties from what you donated to our swap, so the pepperheads in this group are in for a treat.

There will of course also be bonuses for the tomato lovers in the group. I've packed up a tonne of tomato seeds and have been receiving a few tomato pack bonuses here and there from the participants that have sent in their seeds so far.

Thanks again for always being such a great supporter of these swaps. There are a lot of self defined "newbies" that are now pepper addicts because of having the opportunity to grow out some of the seeds you shared.

What a great hobbie/addiction...isn't it?

Thanks....Heather


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I'm not suprised Ottawa came up with different stuff too.
Addicts like to spread their addiction. LOL
We just use big hearted people like you with lots of time to spread our seeds around to the people we haven't yet from time to time.

Next year the varieties should be better that I can donate.
Maybe some rarer or more wanted varieties-swet and hot.

Hey Pepper addict,want some candy/seeds. LOL

I do enjoy when people E mail me after your Round Robin to say they never heard of a strain or whatever they grew out from seeds you told them were from me and they liked the pepper they grew.
People think since my seed collection is faily large that they have nothing I want.
A lot of times what they think is rare isn't to me and what they have is something I already have.
I get a lot of stuff from people new to growing peppers,stuff they think I have that I don't-it's something I want(need!).

When I first started growing peppers I couldn't decide which ones to grow.I decided to grow them all.

Without people like you doing seed exchanges I would never have the seeds I have now or be able to spread them around.

Ya,the spreading the Heat/non bell pepper addiction hurts so good. :)
I'll continue making you pack up and spread my seed donation out for as long as I can.

I'm getting a chile addict to be more addicted in the next couple weeks.
Giving away a few plants that are full grown that I don't want to overwinter this year.
I can't stand tossing plants I don't need in the dumpster.
I gotta find them a good home.
My growing space has been cut down and I need to grow stuff next season I havent grown yet.
Gotta spread the heat and sweet to the Pepper impared.

Bell Peppers suck (imo) compared to a lot of the non bell sweets.
A lot of the mini bells are close but lack the ballance in flavor and productivity.
To me non bells are more productive and climate/growing conditions tollorant too.
I grow my garden in Southern California though.
I don't have cool weather or a winter to have to mess with.
Year round growing...no seasons but spring and summer in general.
Winter is only a few weeks in Feb. to March at most.
Only gets into the low/mid 30's a week at most a year.

Very cool seeing the number of people that you are able to get together in your quest to give people the oppertunity to grow different varieties of Tomatoes and Peppers that they might not otherwise have access to.


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I have zero luck with bells in my climate, so fully agree, the non bell sweets are much more productive. Having said that, the only pepper plants I still have going right now are a couple of mini bells. They were very late to get going and I have them under the eave of my house to protect from frost. Not sure they'll survive much longer as it's getting colder at night....but they seem to be producing quite well...so I'm going to drag out their agony as long as I can.

Like you, I've got a couple of plants that I can't bear to see die off, and I don't plan to over winter them, so I'm going to have to find a new adoptive parent that would want to grow them indoors. I always post my plants on freecyle as there's always a bunch of people that are happy to take whatever plants I can't use. I can't overwinter anything this year, as I'm undergoing renos and don't have the space while I'm making a huge mess of my upstairs.

I'm so glad to see the number of participants that sign up for this swap. That's the secret to this swap IMO. The higher volume of people from around the world, the bigger the variety of seeds.

I fully expect the number of participants to close off close to 150, as there's always a bunch of last minute signups that wait to sign up until they're sure their seed saving has turned out.


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We're up to 137 participants !!!

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving everyone :)


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I will be out of town on business October 12th thru 15th and will not be responding to email or new signups during this time.

I will respond to all correspondence and provide updates on envelopes received when I return.

Thanks....Heather


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Just checking in and reading WOW lots of people
Thanks again for running such a great swap.

" There are a lot of self defined "newbies" that are now pepper addicts because of having the opportunity to grow out some of the seeds you shared.
What a great hobbie/addiction...isn't it?"

that is me!!!! thanks to everyone
burn appetit


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Today I received seeds from "kellyk49"


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I'm wondering what you have on a Canadian Thanksgiving.

Escargot,Crepe Suzette,wine,Brioche,a souffle,Piment D'Espelette sauce and a Chocolate Mousse (Mousse au Chocolat)? :)


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Most times the same as you folks in the US. Turkey and all the trimmings.

Although, yesterday I hosted a couple of friends, who had already had their family thanksgiving dinner the night before, so I cooked mushroom chicken with herb risotto and lots of garden fresh veggies :) Not traditional at all...but not enough people to cook a turkey. "Pepper" the pooch got a ribeye steak for his special dinner. Boy was he happy.

When does everyone in the US celebrate thanksgiving? I know it's in November sometime but have lost track of the date.


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Date changes.4rth Thursday in Nov.

Had to google it-24rth this year.
Holidays are just another day to me in general.
Heidi (Black Lab X Aussie)gets something special though on Holidays.
Usually it involves food.
She is highly food motivated.
Smoked stuff drives dogs crazy,no matter what it is.


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Hi Heather - My seeds are in the mail. I agree with Smokmasters comments on the joy of sharing new varieties. Several of the ones I grew this year came from him. John A


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Please count me in Heather, and thank you!!!!

Gino


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Hi Heather. Mailed seeds today. This year I decided to go directly
to the post office, usually I just guess on the postage on the high
side and put it in mailbox. At the post office the lady made me
fill out a little paper to describe the contents. I put seeds on it.
I hope it makes it through your customs okay. It's funny if you just
put it in the mailbox, no questions asked, and it still gets to Canada.


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Thanks for the updates everyone. Very much appreciated.

Welcome aboard Diclemeg....sent you a private email. Please let me know if you do not receive it.

THIS SWAP IS NOW CLOSED. WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW SIGNUPS.

AS A REMINDER, PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHEN YOU HAVE MAILED YOUR SEEDS SO I CAN UPDATE MY TRACKING.

Thanks....Heather


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Updated Participants

We have a grand total of 139 participants in this swap !!!!


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Bonus Veggie Seeds

Hi everyone,

Now that we have closed off the swap to new participants - it is time to move forward with more fun.

I have some miscellaneous vegetable seeds to give away as bonuses. These are only for the participants of this swap (from various forums). All are commercial purchases I picked up this year. There are very limited quantities of these, so here is how were going to do it:

1) Respond if interested and provide me with your top 6 picks, in order of preference. Please be specific. Do not respond, saying I am interested in any of the melons for example, as I will be dividing them up to those that responded with my specific instructions followed first. You will lose out if you are not specific. You can either respond by private message, or post here, it does not matter. I am going by time stamps on all responses, no matter what way you communicate with me. If you respond by email or private message, I will acknowledge receipt within a couple of days so you know it came through ok.

2) Preference for specific types will be given on a first come first serve basis, so you need to respond quickly.

3) I cannot guarantee you are able to get any of these seeds. It all depends on how many respond, and how quickly you respond, and how many individuals request the same seed. This is why I am asking you to identify your top 6 picks in order of preference, so your odds of getting something are higher.

4) I will post a periodic update as certain varieties are fully depleted.

5) PLEASE RESPOND NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 21ST IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THESE SEEDS.

Here is the list of bonus seeds:

Bean - Rattlesnake Pole Bean

Eggplant - Black Beauty
Eggplant - Goya Kumba
Eggplant - Gretel
Eggplant - Hansel
Eggplant - Japanese Millionaire
Eggplant - Kecskemeti Lila
Eggplant - Round Mauve
Eggplant - Turkish Orange
Eggplant - Twinkle

Melon - Mekti Painted Serpent

Radish - China Rose
Radish - Easter Egg

Watermelon - Sugar Baby
Watermelon - Sugar Lee
Watermelon - Yellow Crimson

Thanks ..Heather


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Wow, 139 participants!

Great job Heather, you keep it getting better each year.


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Today I received seeds from "bdgardener".

Still seeds available for the bonus offer above.


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Hi Heather,
I'd like to have a few of your bonus seeds (just a couple of each would be great):

Eggplant - Goya Kumba
Eggplant - Gretel
Eggplant - Hansel
Eggplant - Japanese Millionaire
Eggplant - Kecskemeti Lila
Eggplant - Round Mauve
Eggplant - Turkish Orange

Thanks so much for the offer.


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Hi Heather, I put my seeds in mail today, I would definitely like to try Eggplant bonus Japanese Millionaire.

Do we email you our wish list?


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Thanks for the update Behlgarden. I have noted your wish for the eggplant. If you're referring to your other wish list for tomatoes and/or peppers, sure you can email it to me or include it in the envelope you are mailing.

Thanks....Heather


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bonus veggies

Just reposting the bonus offer so it's front and centre to anyone checking in on this forum.

.....................

Hi everyone,
Now that we have closed off the swap to new participants - it is time to move forward with more fun.

I have some miscellaneous vegetable seeds to give away as bonuses. These are only for the participants of this swap (from various forums). All are commercial purchases I picked up this year. There are very limited quantities of these, so here is how were going to do it:

1) Respond if interested and provide me with your top 6 picks, in order of preference. Please be specific. Do not respond, saying I am interested in any of the melons for example, as I will be dividing them up to those that responded with my specific instructions followed first. You will lose out if you are not specific. You can either respond by private message, or post here, it does not matter. I am going by time stamps on all responses, no matter what way you communicate with me. If you respond by email or private message, I will acknowledge receipt within a couple of days so you know it came through ok.

2) Preference for specific types will be given on a first come first serve basis, so you need to respond quickly.

3) I cannot guarantee you are able to get any of these seeds. It all depends on how many respond, and how quickly you respond, and how many individuals request the same seed. This is why I am asking you to identify your top 6 picks in order of preference, so your odds of getting something are higher.

4) I will post a periodic update as certain varieties are fully depleted.

5) PLEASE RESPOND NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 21ST IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THESE SEEDS.

Here is the list of bonus seeds:

Bean - Rattlesnake Pole Bean

Eggplant - Black Beauty
Eggplant - Goya Kumba
Eggplant - Gretel
Eggplant - Hansel
Eggplant - Japanese Millionaire
Eggplant - Kecskemeti Lila
Eggplant - Round Mauve
Eggplant - Turkish Orange
Eggplant - Twinkle

Melon - Mekti Painted Serpent

Radish - China Rose
Radish - Easter Egg

Watermelon - Sugar Baby
Watermelon - Sugar Lee
Watermelon - Yellow Crimson

Thanks ..Heather


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oops~I chose one too many! Please remove Japanese Millionaire from my bonus seed wish list. Sorry about that!


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Greetings Heather,
I request you to add Hansel and Gretel Eggplant seeds, to my swap. Thanks
diclemeg (Gino)


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oops, please also add Millionaire, too. thanks.


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Just reposting the "updated" bonus offer so it's front and centre to anyone checking in on this forum.
.....................
Hi everyone,

Now that we have closed off the swap to new participants - it is time to move forward with more fun.

I have some miscellaneous vegetable seeds to give away as bonuses. These are only for the participants of this swap (from various forums). All are commercial purchases I picked up this year. There are very limited quantities of these, so here is how were going to do it:

1) Respond if interested and provide me with your top 6 picks, in order of preference. Please be specific. Do not respond, saying I am interested in any of the melons for example, as I will be dividing them up to those that responded with my specific instructions followed first. You will lose out if you are not specific. You can either respond by private message, or post here, it does not matter. I am going by time stamps on all responses, no matter what way you communicate with me. If you respond by email or private message, I will acknowledge receipt within a couple of days so you know it came through ok.

2) Preference for specific types will be given on a first come first serve basis, so you need to respond quickly.

3) I cannot guarantee you are able to get any of these seeds. It all depends on how many respond, and how quickly you respond, and how many individuals request the same seed. This is why I am asking you to identify your top 6 picks in order of preference, so your odds of getting something are higher.

4) I will post a periodic update as certain varieties are fully depleted.

5) PLEASE RESPOND NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 21ST IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THESE SEEDS.

Here is the list of bonus seeds:

Bean - Rattlesnake Pole Bean -out

Eggplant - Black Beauty
Eggplant - Goya Kumba
Eggplant- Gretel-out
Eggplant - Hansel -out
Eggplant - Japanese Millionaire
Eggplant - Kecskemeti Lila
Eggplant - Round Mauve
Eggplant - Turkish Orange
Eggplant - Twinkle

Melon - Mekti Painted Serpent

Radish - China Rose
Radish - Easter Egg

Watermelon - Sugar Baby
Watermelon - Sugar Lee
Watermelon - Yellow Crimson

Thanks ..Heather


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Hello Heather,
I would be interested in Eggplant - Turkish Orange ,Eggplant - Japanese Millionaire
Eggplant - Kecskemeti Lila.
Thank-you!
-Elizabeth


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

A quick update,

eggplant gretel, hansel and japanese millionaire are now gone.

rattlesnake pole beans are also gone.


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Just reposting the bonus offer so it's front and centre to anyone checking in on this forum.
.....................

Hi everyone,
Now that we have closed off the swap to new participants - it is time to move forward with more fun.

I have some miscellaneous vegetable seeds to give away as bonuses. These are only for the participants of this swap (from various forums). All are commercial purchases I picked up this year. There are very limited quantities of these, so here is how were going to do it:

1) Respond if interested and provide me with your top 6 picks, in order of preference. Please be specific. Do not respond, saying I am interested in any of the melons for example, as I will be dividing them up to those that responded with my specific instructions followed first. You will lose out if you are not specific. You can either respond by private message, or post here, it does not matter. I am going by time stamps on all responses, no matter what way you communicate with me. If you respond by email or private message, I will acknowledge receipt within a couple of days so you know it came through ok.

2) Preference for specific types will be given on a first come first serve basis, so you need to respond quickly.

3) I cannot guarantee you are able to get any of these seeds. It all depends on how many respond, and how quickly you respond, and how many individuals request the same seed. This is why I am asking you to identify your top 6 picks in order of preference, so your odds of getting something are higher.

4) I will post a periodic update as certain varieties are fully depleted.

5) PLEASE RESPOND NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 28th IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THESE SEEDS.

Here is the list of bonus seeds:

Bean - Rattlesnake Pole Bean - out

Eggplant - Black Beauty
Eggplant - Goya Kumba
Eggplant - Gretel- out
Eggplant - Hansel - out
Eggplant - Japanese Millionaire - out
Eggplant - Kecskemeti Lila
Eggplant - Round Mauve
Eggplant - Turkish Orange
Eggplant - Twinkle

Melon - Mekti Painted Serpent

Radish - China Rose
Radish - Easter Egg

Watermelon - Sugar Baby
Watermelon - Sugar Lee
Watermelon - Yellow Crimson

Thanks ..Heather


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

My seeds will be in tomorrow's mail.


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Sent my seeds out on Friday.

Oooh Extended deadline!
I'm definitely interested in the 'Turkish Orange' Eggplant if there are any left!


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

ANOTHER BONUS OFFER

Hi folks,

A member from another forum sent in some "Cucumber Double Yield" seeds to share as bonuses.

First come first serve. Even if you responded to the other bonus offer, please let me know if you are interested in any of these. I haven't received the seeds yet, but was told there are enough to share with a number of participants.

Please respond no later than October 28th. After this date, seeds are going to be stuffed in envelopes and the bonus offers will be closed down.

Thanks....Heather


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Just posting the updated list of what's still available for bonus seeds. These are available to participants of this swap. All are commercial purchases I picked up this year with the exception of the cucumber seeds. There are very limited quantities of these, so here is how were going to do it:

1) Respond if interested and provide me with your top 6 picks, in order of preference. Please be specific. Do not respond, saying I am interested in any of the melons for example, as I will be dividing them up to those that responded with my specific instructions followed first. You will lose out if you are not specific. You can either respond by private message, or post here, it does not matter. I am going by time stamps on all responses, no matter what way you communicate with me. If you respond by email or private message, I will acknowledge receipt within a couple of days so you know it came through ok.

2) Preference for specific types will be given on a first come first serve basis, so you need to respond quickly.

3) I cannot guarantee you are able to get any of these seeds. It all depends on how many respond, and how quickly you respond, and how many individuals request the same seed. This is why I am asking you to identify your top 6 picks in order of preference, so your odds of getting something are higher.

4) I will post a periodic update as certain varieties are fully depleted.

5) PLEASE RESPOND NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 28th IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THESE SEEDS.

Here is the list of bonus seeds:

Cucumber - Double Yield
Eggplant - Black Beauty
Eggplant - Goya Kumba
Eggplant - Kecskemeti Lila
Eggplant - Turkish Orange
Melon - Mekti Painted Serpent
Radish - China Rose
Radish - Easter Egg
Watermelon - Sugar Baby
Watermelon - Sugar Lee
Watermelon - Yellow Crimson

Thanks ..Heather


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Today I received seeds from:

Botanicat
Diclemeg
Jaynine
John11840

Thanks....Heather


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Another Seed Offer

Boy are you guys ever spoiled :)

Just got some more veggie seeds in the mail to share with you (courtesty of diclemeg).

Once again...first come first serve. Open to everyone, even if you responded on a prior bonus offer. There are limited quantities...so you gotta be fast around here :)

* Fagiolo Nano - Bush Slenderette Bean
* Beet - Scarlet Prince
* Beet - Detroit Dark Red, Medium Top
* Sunflower, Russian Mammoth

Thanks....Heather


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The Fagiolo Nano Bean and Russian Mammoth Sunflower are now gone.


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Hello Heather,
Just letting you know that my envelope of seeds hit the post office yesterday.
Thanks,
-Elizabeth


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Thanks for the update Elizabeth......

Here's the updated list of bonus seeds available for participants of this swap. Note there are new additions to this list (marked with *). If you previously responded, and see anything else you want, just let me know about your "additions" please.

Beet Detroit Dark Red, Medium Top
Beet Scarlet Prince
* Broad Leaf Batavian Endive
Cucumber - Double Yield
Eggplant - Black Beauty
Eggplant - Goya Kumba
Eggplant - Kecskemeti Lila
Eggplant - Turkish Orange
* Falstaff Red Brussel Sprouts
* Leaf Brocolli
* Love in a Mist (Purple flower)
Melon - Mekti Painted Serpent
Radish - China Rose
Radish - Easter Egg
* Saisai Leaf Radish
* Spaghetti Squash
Watermelon - Sugar Baby
Watermelon - Sugar Lee
Watermelon - Yellow Crimson

Thanks ..Heather


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Falstaff Red Brussel Sprouts are gone.


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Eggplant Turkish Orange is gone


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I'd like to try the Melon - Mekti Painted Serpent if it's still available, please.


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Got you down for melon Jaynine :)

Today I received seeds from:

Barefootgardener12
punkrotten

Thanks...Heather


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I'll take any of the watermelons you have available.

Thanks,
Bonnie


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Thanks Bonnie. Have added watermelons to your "wishlist".


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I'd like to try the Scarlet Prince beet! dd


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Just posting the updated list of what's now available for bonus seeds. Coolbythecoast has graciously donated some more seeds. These new additions are marked with an *.

These are available to participants of this swap. There are very limited quantities of these, so here is how were going to do it:

1) Respond if interested and provide me with your top 6 picks, in order of preference. Please be specific. Do not respond, saying I am interested in any of the melons for example, as I will be dividing them up to those that responded with my specific instructions followed first. You will lose out if you are not specific. You can either respond by private message, or post here, it does not matter. I am going by time stamps on all responses, no matter what way you communicate with me. If you respond by email or private message, I will acknowledge receipt within a couple of days so you know it came through ok.

2) Preference for specific types will be given on a first come first serve basis, so you need to respond quickly.

3) I cannot guarantee you are able to get any of these seeds. It all depends on how many respond, and how quickly you respond, and how many individuals request the same seed. This is why I am asking you to identify your top 6 picks in order of preference, so your odds of getting something are higher.

4) I will post a periodic update as certain varieties are fully depleted.

5) PLEASE RESPOND NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 28th IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THESE SEEDS.

Here is the list of bonus seeds:

Beet Detroit Dark Red, Medium Top
Broad Leaf Batavian Endive
Cucumber - Double Yield
Eggplant - Black Beauty
* Eggplant Fengyung Purple
Eggplant - Goya Kumba
Eggplant - Kecskemeti Lila
* Eggplant Pingtung Long
* Eggplant Rosa Bianca
* Eggplant Slim Jim
* Eggplant Snowy
* Eggplant Kumari Sri Lanka
Leaf Brocolli
Love in a Mist (Purple flower)
Melon - Mekti Painted Serpent
Radish - China Rose
Saisai Leaf Radish
Spaghetti Squash
Watermelon - Sugar Baby
Watermelon - Sugar Lee
Watermelon - Yellow Crimson

Thanks ..Heather


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Hi Heather,

My seeds will be in the mail this week. I'm also interested in bonus seeds. My top six are...

Eggplant - Rosa Bianca
Eggplant - Kumari Sri Lanka
Eggplant - Fengyung Purple
Eggplant - Goya Kumba
Eggplant - Kecskemeti Lila
Eggplant - Black Beauty

Thanks for all the work you're putting into this!

Stacy


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Spaghetti Squash and Love in a Mist are now gone.


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Heather, here are my pick 6 bonus seeds pick:
Radish- China Rose
Radish-SaiSai Leaf
Watermelon- Yellow Crimson
Beet- Detroit Dark Red
Eggplant-Slim Jim
Brocolli-Leaf

thanks, dd.


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

I will take snowy eggplant if still available.

Thank you


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Radish China Rose is gone !!!


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

  • Posted by ruthz DFW/TX (My Page) on
    Thu, Oct 27, 11 at 13:30

I mailed my seeds out this morning from the airport post office.
Seems to get to destination quicker if I mail from there.


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

I've been off the grid for a bit - busy at work and babysitting 2 year old grandson in evenings. I do though want to report my seeds are in the Mail!!

Thanks,
Sandy


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Thanks for the updates everyone.


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Today I received seeds from "phpete".

As a friendly reminder to everyone, you need to get your seeds mailed no later than Nov 1st. It's too late to mail them after that as I will not get them in time, and will not hold up the swap waiting on seeds that were mailed after the deadline.

There are still a number of people that I haven't heard from yet, so I would really appreciate if you could update me when you have mailed your seeds.

Thanks a bunch....Heather


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Heather could you please send me your address again. I most have deleted I have the seeds ready to go just not the address. I tried emailing you privately but it didn't get through.
Nes


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Hi Nes,

Just resent you my address via email. Please let me know when you mail your seeds. thanks..Heather


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bonus seed update

Beets, detroit dark red are gone


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Final reminder folks...your seeds must be in the mail by Nov 1st. There are still a number of people on this forum that I have not heard from. I have send a couple of reminder messages to everyone, and would very much appreciate just a quick communication to let me know if you are no longer participating in this swap.....or when you mail your seeds.

Your communication is very important to helping me run this swap smoothly and to avoid unnecessary delays.

Thank you for your cooperation.


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Please make sure you get your wish lists to me no later than Nov 1st. (If you haven't already sent it to me or included it when you mailed your seeds).

Thanks....Heather


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Today I received seeds from someone with the initials M.K. (first and last name initials) from Ithaca, NY. I have no idea who you are, as you did not write your member name on a note anywhere in the envelope and have not received any correspondence from anyone that has disclosed this name to me.

Please contact me asap so I can update my records accordingly. I need to be clear on whose seeds I've received and which ones I'm still waiting for.

Thanks


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Today I received seeds from "Behlgarden", "Dirtdaddy", "Roper2008" and someone with the initials M.K. from Ithaca, NY.

Thanks....Heather


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

My seeds were mailed this morning. Thanks again!


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Thanks for the update neepeppers. Much appreciated.

Today I received seeds from:

* Mayeeta
* Newine
* Tinley244

I am still needing the person with the initials M.K. from Ithaca, NY to get in touch with me. I have received seeds from you but have no idea who you are, as you did not write your member name on a note. This is urgent. Please contact me.

Thanks...Heather


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

I still have not heard from the following members that signed up for this swap:

* Dirtscratcher2010
* Greenthumb2011
* HoosierJoe
* PLSell
* Rgvnewf
* Sagg30
* Takama
* Tomazo
* Vronp

Folks, I have emailed you on a few occassions reminding you of the deadline (Nov 1st) and asking that you 1) advise me when your seeds have been mailed or 2) tell me you are no longer in this swap. I do not understand why there has been no communication from you. I really do not have time to continue to follow up with numerous participants.

As such, I am not going to wait on your seeds. I have no choice but to assume they are not coming. If you haven't already mailed your seeds, it's too late now. I won't get them in time. If I get any envelopes that are postmarked after today, they will be returned to you, unopened with the original seeds sent back to you. I will not email anyone on this list to advise your envelope was returned, because I'm not even going to open it to find out who it came from. If you sent your envelope by today, I strongly recommend you let me know right away, or I will not wait on your envelope and there will be no seeds left to swap for the ones you sent in.

Thanks everyone.


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Yesterday I received seeds from "appaloosa909".

Thanks...Heather


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Today I received seeds from:

* coolbythecoast
* cziga
* slo-garden

Thanks....Heather


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more bonus seeds

I just received these bonus seeds to share (thanks slo-garden). I have very limited quantities of these, so first come first serve...you'd better be quick :)

* Charentais Melon (french cantaloupe)
* Collective Farm Woman (russian melon)
* Ha'Ogen (Israeli melon)
* Zolotistaja (Russian melon)
* Shi-Li-Hon (Chinese mustard greens)

Thanks....Heather


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Oooh!

Please add

* Charentais Melon (french cantaloupe)
or
* Zolotistaja (Russian melon)

to my wishlist!

(fun exotics bump out the pumpkins in my garden)


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I would like to try the Charentais melon. Thank you!


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Charentais Melon is gone. phpete and barefoot gardener....sorry..someone in another forum got the last one.


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Charentais melon and zolotistaja is gone.


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Collective farm woman is gone too.


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Shi-Li-Hon (Chinese mustard greens)are gone too. The only things left is Ha'ogen.


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I have one pack of Ha'ogen melon seed left for a bonus.


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The ha'ogen melon is now gone. that was the last pack of this bonus offer.


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Today I received seeds from "Mike3".

Thanks....Heather


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

A quick update for everyone....as I'm sure you're very anxious to get your surprise packages back. Once all of the envelopes have been received, I will get started on filling and remailing your "surprise" packages back to you. I'm waiting on 40+ envelopes, and I expect the majority will arrive close to mid November.

I will post updates in this forum when I start remailing envelopes. Please remember...it will likely take a couple of weeks for your envelope to arrive once I've mailed it.

I would really appreciate if you could let me know when your envelope has arrived.

Thanks....Heather


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Today I received seeds from:

* happygardener23
* jonboy999
* kwilds
* luckynes13
* pondgardener
* rgvnewf
* slowrolling
* tmacmillan

I have not had an opportunity to sort through the seeds you sent in, so may have to reach out to you individually, over the next couple of days, with any questions I may have on the seeds you sent in.

Thanks....Heather


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another bonus offer

I received some veggie seeds that "tmacmillan" has generously donated as bonuses. There are limited quantities of these, so let me know asap if you are interested in anything on this list. First come first serve, and this offer will be posted in all participating forums:

* Cilantro
* Cucumber Muncher
* Lettuce Grand Rapids
* Okra
* Radish Round Black Spanish
* Spinach Tyee Hybrid
* Strawberry - Sweet Fresca

I am off to my beloved dentist tonight for my annual checkup so will not be able to post updates on what's "taken" until later tonight. I will go by timestamps on replies. It does not matter if you reply by email or post here.

Thanks....Heather


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

STRAWBERRIES!?!

Consider them wished.


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Gotcha down for strawberries Phpete.

The strawberries and cilantro are now gone.


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Cucumber muncher is gone as well.


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update

Cucumber muncher is gone as well.


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Grand Rapids Lettuce and Okra are now gone.


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The rest of these bonus seeds are now gone.


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Today I received seeds from:

* Neepeppers
* Rane_grow
* Sorellina

I haven't had a chance to sort through the seeds yet, so I may still need to contact you if I have any questions.

Thanks....Heather


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Ok everyone....I have one packet of Spinach Tyee Hybrid to give away as a bonus. The person that wanted the last pack no longer wants it. Please let me know asap if you'd like this seed.

Folks, please consider requests for bonus seeds a done deal as I have already stuffed the envelopes with the miscellaneous veggie bonus seeds that have were gifted and posted updates in all the forums. It's really not that easy for me change everything if you change your mind at this point

Thanks


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update

The spinach seeds are now gone.


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Today I received seeds from "Highaltatransplant".


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We're about to reach to maximum limit for postings on this thread, so I've started a new thread to continue to provide updates. Here's the link:

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/pepper/?20529

Here is a link that might be useful: New Updates Thread


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RE: Come Join Us - 4th Annual Tomato & Pepper Seed Exchange !

Having a little trouble with links tonight. Let's try that one again. Here's the link to the new thread.

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/pepper/msg1122414420529.html

Here is a link that might be useful: New Updates Thread


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