Return to the Round Robin Exchange Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

Posted by habitat_gardener z9 CA/Sunset15 (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 10, 13 at 3:27

It's time to swap cucurbits! That means cucumbers, melons of all kinds, and summer squash!

* You can join the swap until March 2. ALL seeds must reach me by March 9. I will mail out all the packages by March 18.

* Label each seed packet with the year, source (commercial or garden), and your GW name.
Because cucurbits cross so readily, send collected seed only if you took steps (bagging or isolation) to maintain seed purity. Please don't send seeds you collected from a purchased fruit or a hybrid, they likely will not grow true. Commercial seeds should have been purchased in 2012 or 2013. Collected seeds should be from your 2012 or 2011 garden. Your name on the packet ensures that you don't get back what you sent.

* Put at least 10 seeds in each packet.

* Limit of 3 packets per variety and 30 total packets.
If you send more than 3 packets of a variety or more than 30 total packets, they will be used as bonuses. Bonuses don't count toward what you get back.

The following common varieties will all be considered bonuses because they're widely available and not on anyone's wishlist: Marketmore 76 Cucumber, Hale's Best Cantaloupe, Crimson Sweet Watermelon (red), Sugar Baby Watermelon, Black Beauty Zucchini. You may get them back if no one wants them.

I will also send back any seed mixes and any packets without specific variety names. For backyard gardeners, these crops take up too much space to not know what we're planting.

* Send your seeds in a bubble envelope, which I will reuse. In the envelope, besides your seed packets, be sure to include 4 things:

1. A list of what you are sending, to ensure that you don't receive the same thing you sent. It will be helpful if your lists are organized by type (cuke, melon, squash).

2. A wishlist, or at least let me know what categories you are most interested in, so that I can send you things you will enjoy, even if I don't have items specifically from your wishlist. You may also indicate if you prefer OP/heirloom types, or hybrids. I can't guarantee what you will get back, since it is dependent on what others send in, but I will do my best.

3. A return address label.

4. Return postage: at least 5 stamps. The local post offices all consider bubble envelopes to be parcels, not envelopes.

* Canadian GW members are welcome to join, as long as their seeds reach me by March 9 and they send US$ to cover return postage (Canadian stamps won't work here).

* Send me an email to confirm joining. Include your mailing address, and the #1 cucumber, melon, or summer squash on your wishlist. I will be posting the #1 wishlist varieties on this thread. I will reply with my mailing address within 2 days.

This post was edited by habitat_gardener on Sun, Feb 10, 13 at 3:45


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

I'm in,sent email. Thank you for hosting :)


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

may I join?


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

Count me In:o)


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash S

Wonderful! At least 4 people on the first day!

Someone asked about winter squash. The Incredible Edibles Pumpkins, Winter Squash & Gourds swap is scheduled for October-November.

Don't forget to send me an email, and make sure your email address is unblocked so that I can reply.

This post was edited by habitat_gardener on Mon, Feb 11, 13 at 0:31


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

Hello "habitat_gardener". Thanks for the thread. Just Count me in.


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

Hi! I am new to seed swapping and also am starting a new garden at a new house. So, I don't have much to share (a few leftover seeds from last year). Not sure whether I should join or not. Thanks!

Nicole


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

Hoping for at least 10 participants...we're up to 6 so far.


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

Here are the #1 wishlist cucurbits so far.

Zucchini Eight Ball
anything Italian
Melon: Escorial, Savor, or Charentais
Cukes: all kinds and sizes
Melon: 'Tigger', 'Rich Sweetness' or 'Apple Melon' or other single serve size


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

Sending mine in next week, just waiting on an order coming in :)


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

Hello I would like to join Susan


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

one more addition to the most-wanted list:
Poona Kheera Cuke or any unusual Indian Cuke

We have 8 people signed up so far. Let me know if you haven't received my email.

socalgardengal
borge99
‪eircsmith
tormato
itzybitzy
scorpioangel
skyblue52
(plus one person from another site)


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

Habitat gardener:D I have sent you couple e-mails and had no answer? wonder what happend.They should be under ItzyBitzy :-)


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

ngraysmith, you need to make you email available for other to see/contact you,I have some extras veggies seeds that I can share with you,contact me if intrested.Itzel


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

I would love to join! if not too late =)
Thanks!!


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

Itzel, I sent you my address on Feb. 14, and sent it again just now. Check your spam folder, too!

pinkiris, yes, you can stll join! I sent you my address.


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

Just checked my email and nothing came through, even checked in spam. please resend, thank you =)


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

hmm, it seems the emails through gweb aren't getting through. I sent again directly to your email address.


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

I've started receiving packages! Two so far. And there's still time to join.

borge99
eircsmith
itzybitzy
pinkiris
scorpioangel
skyblue52
socalgardengal -- received
tormato
+1 from another site -- received

Do you have a favorite recipe for cukes, melons, or summer squash?

I had a terrific "spaghetti" at a community garden potluck that I didn't realize was all raw vegetables and herbs until I was told the noodles were spiralized summer squash! I had to try a second portion to be sure.

It doesn't really feel like summer to me unless I'm picking cucumbers in my garden and eating them on the spot.


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

I'm in. Sound awesome.


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

Great! We now have 10 people (including me). And there are still 4 days to join.

update...

borge99
eircsmith
itzybitzy -- dropped out
mchill320
pinkiris
scorpioangel
skyblue52
socalgardengal -- received
tormato
+1 from another site -- received


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

put mine in the mail today


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

One more day to join!

update...

borge99 -- mailed in
eircsmith
itzybitzy -- dropped out
mchill320
pinkiris
scorpioangel
skyblue52
socalgardengal -- received
tormato
+1 from another site -- received


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

Hi Habitat_gardener,

I'll join too!

-Julia


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

Hi Habitat_gardener,

I'll join too!

-Julia


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

Last day to join! Here's who's participating.

borge99 -- mailed in
eircsmith
itzybitzy -- dropped out
julia42
mchill320
pinkiris
scorpioangel
skyblue52
socalgardengal -- received
tormato
+1 from another site -- received


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

Dropped my envelope in the mail today!

-julia


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

they're trickling in...

borge99 -- received
eircsmith
itzybitzy -- dropped out
julia42 -- mailed in
mchill320
pinkiris
scorpioangel
skyblue52
socalgardengal -- received
tormato
+1 from another site -- received


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

I've received some packets of pumpkin seeds. Who wants them?

5 received, 5 to go...

borge99 -- received
eircsmith
itzybitzy -- dropped out
julia42 -- received
mchill320
pinkiris
scorpioangel
skyblue52
socalgardengal -- received
tormato -- received
+1 from another site -- received


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

borge99 -- received
eircsmith
itzybitzy -- dropped out
julia42 -- received
mchill320
pinkiris -- mailed in
scorpioangel -- received
skyblue52
socalgardengal -- received
tormato -- received
+1 from another site -- received


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

Two people haven't checked in here or replied to direct emails, so I assume they've forgotten or dropped out. So the final count of participants including me is 9.

A few people contributed some winter squash seeds. Please let me know if you're interested in receiving some of these. I can send or post a list in a day or so -- 20+ varieties.

borge99 -- received
eircsmith -- ???
itzybitzy -- dropped out
julia42 -- received
mchill320 -- ???
pinkiris -- received
scorpioangel -- received
skyblue52 -- mailed in
socalgardengal -- received
tormato -- received
+1 from another site -- received


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

I'd be interested in hearing what varieties they are.

Thanks,
Julia


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

I've received all the packages!

It turns out I have about 20 watermelon varieties (about a third hybrids), and only one person has requested any watermelon seeds. If anyone else would like watermelon seeds, let me know! Or if you want to add to your want list, please do.

borge99 -- received
eircsmith -- ???
itzybitzy -- dropped out
julia42 -- received
mchill320 -- ???
pinkiris -- received
scorpioangel -- received
skyblue52 -- received
socalgardengal -- received
tormato -- received
+1 from another site -- received


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

Ok twist my arm, I'll try a few watermelon. Do you have any that are small in size? And I'll try a few winter squash also. I have Turban and Buttercup already. Thank you :)


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

I would love some watermelon both hybrid and non please =)

thanks!


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

I wouldn't mind some seedless watermelon seeds, if you have any of those.

-Julia


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

I created a sunny spot in the front - send any watermelon seeds my way.
Thank you!


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

sorry college is overwhelming me and i haven't sent in my seeds. I am dropping out. Sorry.


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

Update: Almost done! I'm planning to send out the envelopes on Thurs. or Sat. I spent some time splitting up some of the large seed packages, so expect a fat envelope!


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

Any updates?

-Julia


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

I mailed them all out today, Saturday! They should arrive sometime next week.


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

Thanks! Looking forward to it!

julia


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

yippee! cant wait


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

rec'd my seeds today. thank you so much to everyone involved


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

Thanks so very much! Today I received a wonderful variety of seeds to try out. Thank you for the beans Habitat! Appreciate everyones generosity! Happy Spring planting!


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

Thank you so much! What a wonderful surprise in my mailbox today =) Very happy!! Happy Easter Happy Spring


 o
RE: NEW: Incredible Edibles Cukes, Melons, & Summer Squash Swap

I got my seed package yesterday - thanks so much! I can't wait to try them! I have some soaking on my counter right now.

Happy!
Thanks,
Julia


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Please Note: Only registered members from the U.S. are able to post messages here (this may be indicated by the title of the forum. All exchanges not indicated otherwise are restricted to those living in the U.S.)

If you are a member from an area mentioned above, please log in.


Return to the Round Robin Exchange Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here