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Incredible Edibles Upcoming Events Calendar

Posted by southerncharm1 Orlando, FL Z9 (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 29, 08 at 14:11

July (FAV. COLOR) Heather/Iheartroscoe
Based on your partners 2 favorite colors! WHAT FUN!

August ( )- Kathy/SouthernCharm1
Good on the grill: favorite recipes for grilling or summer time dishes including the seeds that the recipe calls for!

September (BURIED TREASURE)- Gardenkitteh
(Things that you either start with bulbs, or you eat the root crop. Like Onions, Garlic, Daylillies, Tarro, carrots, potatoes, radishes, etc.)

October (AUTUMN HARVEST)- SunnyK/Mrs. October ;) AKA Donna
All the things you relate with the Fall harvest table ie. Squash, Pumpkin, Peppers, Brussel Sprouts, Kale, Herbs,Corn etc.

November (CLEARLY CANNABLE)- Iheartroscoe/Heather
Send partners vegetable seeds that are good for canning/storing with a great canning recipe.

December (WINTER WONDERLAND)- Bonechickchris/Christy
Exchange seeds with Christmas or winter related names within the plant's name, example, Christmas Grapes Tomato, Snow White Cherry, Snowball radish, Snowball tomato, Evergreen Tomato, Icicle Radish, Cinnamon basil, I know there are many veggies that would follow these guidelines, and should be quite easy and fun to do! Don't forget to wrap seed packets up like little presents for added anticipation! :)

January (WINTER SOWING)- Sandlapperrose/Jeanne
Seeds for Winter Sowing. Lots of herbs do well with winter sowing and here in the south lettuce and other greens as well. I love winter sowing!

February (SUNNY SIDE OF LIFE)- Amybabyboy3/Amy
We could trade things that are sunny colors or have "sun" or "summer" in the title. Things like Sungold tomatoes, yellow Doll watermelons, summer squash, Sunray Peppers, Sunray squash, Sunburst or Sunray beans, Summer Dance cucumbers, etc.

March (FEEDING FRENZY)- OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST
Exchanging edibles for the critters in the yard (caterpillars, butterflies, bees, and birds) would anyone be interested in this kind of swap.

April (HOMEGROWN RECIPES)- OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST
Exchanging recipes for something using mainly home grown produce ie. Salsa, Soup, or Sauce, etc....and providing the seeds to accompany the recipe.


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RE: Incredible Edibles Upcoming Events Calendar

Kathy, I'm so glad you took the ball and ran with it. We needed someone to organize us! The line up looks great!


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I agree! Everything looks good, now I can't wait for the next swap. :)


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Hi, I will host the March "Feeding Frenzy" swap! This sounds like a great one for me!

Smiles,
Pixie


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Calendar Update...

AWESOME! Thank you Pixie for signing up to host March! :)

I was kinda worried when I did the ideas post, I wasn't sure if I was gonna be stepping on anyones toes. I'm really glad I didn't!

July (FAV. COLOR) Heather/Iheartroscoe
Based on your partners 2 favorite colors! WHAT FUN!

August (GOOD GRILLIN')- Kathy/SouthernCharm1
Good on the grill: favorite recipes for grilling or summer time dishes including the seeds that the recipe calls for!

September (BURIED TREASURE)- Gardenkitteh
(Things that you either start with bulbs, or you eat the root crop. Like Onions, Garlic, Daylillies, Tarro, carrots, potatoes, radishes, etc.)

October (AUTUMN HARVEST)- SunnyK/Mrs. October ;) AKA Donna
All the things you relate with the Fall harvest table ie. Squash, Pumpkin, Peppers, Brussel Sprouts, Kale, Herbs,Corn etc.

November (CLEARLY CANNABLE)- Iheartroscoe/Heather
Send partners vegetable seeds that are good for canning/storing with a great canning recipe.

December (WINTER WONDERLAND)- Bonechickchris/Christy
Exchange seeds with Christmas or winter related names within the plant's name, example, Christmas Grapes Tomato, Snow White Cherry, Snowball radish, Snowball tomato, Evergreen Tomato, Icicle Radish, Cinnamon basil, I know there are many veggies that would follow these guidelines, and should be quite easy and fun to do! Don't forget to wrap seed packets up like little presents for added anticipation! :)

January (WINTER SOWING)- Sandlapperrose/Jeanne
Seeds for Winter Sowing. Lots of herbs do well with winter sowing and here in the south lettuce and other greens as well. I love winter sowing!

February (SUNNY SIDE OF LIFE)- Amybabyboy3/Amy
We could trade things that are sunny colors or have "sun" or "summer" in the title. Things like Sungold tomatoes, yellow Doll watermelons, summer squash, Sunray Peppers, Sunray squash, Sunburst or Sunray beans, Summer Dance cucumbers, etc.

March (FEEDING FRENZY)- pixieluvplants/Pixie
Exchanging edibles for the critters in the yard (caterpillars, butterflies, bees, and birds) would anyone be interested in this kind of swap.

April (HOMEGROWN RECIPES)- OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST
Exchanging recipes for something using mainly home grown produce ie. Salsa, Soup, or Sauce, etc....and providing the seeds to accompany the recipe.


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I am going to make a suggestion and I hope I am not stepping on anyone's toes in doing this. Could we maybe have a person responsibile for this group who keeps up with all the names and addresses, GardenWeb names, and e-mail addresses and who checks off the list at the end of each month to make sure things have been sent? And maybe a rule that you cannot join in on a swap until that person has the necessary information? I see some names who I know are super traders so this is not to say that anyone is not, but we want to allow new folks to join us and we really need to know how to get in touch with people and most of us want to know that people are "up to date" with their swaps. It's very hard to get e-mail to go back and forth unless the e-mail addresses are available and not everyone in GardenWeb lists them. If the information is in someone's hands, she/he can match back and forth with mailing addresses, etc. I just think that since the hostess will change from month to month, that would make things go a lot smoother. Originally, Susan said that if you did not send you would not be allowed to swap for 6 months and even after the 6 months, only with a sponsor. Is that rule okay with everyone? (Now, I think if you are just a little late because of illness, travel, or whatever, this group will allow some extra time. Please don't think I am being critical of anyone if you have had unusual things pop up - that happens from time to time.)
So, what does everyone think? Do we have a volunteer?
Have a good 4th of July everyone.
Pixie, it's hot and dry here, too, just like at your house. I'm glad your package got to you okay. I won't be doing much planting either for awhile. I already have too much to water and am trying to get most of it through the summer.
Those who have too much rain, do a little "Rain, rain, go away" dance and send it to the dry areas. Okay?
Jeanne


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What would that be considered - the group Moderator? We'll probably need a backup/assistant in case it's needed, with that person having all the info on hand also.

I will second keeping the rule on *Unsent trade = no trading in the group for 6 months and then must have a sponsor after the 6 months.


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Bump! I think this is important. Some people have made some good suggestions here. I'd like to see someone step up to be moderator.

I'd like to be more involved but my work situation right now is making me a nervous wreck. Once that stabilizes I'll be able to do more. I've enjoyed the idea of this group right from the get-go.


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I think this is a good idea also. Maybe you should post a new thread about the moderator idea to make sure that people in this group who are not reading this tread will know that we are looking for moderators. just an idea! Christy


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July (FAV. COLOR) Heather/Iheartroscoe
Based on your partners 2 favorite colors! WHAT FUN!

August (GOOD GRILLIN')- Kathy/SouthernCharm1
Good on the grill: favorite recipes for grilling or summer time dishes including the seeds that the recipe calls for!

September (BURIED TREASURE)- Gardenkitteh
(Things that you either start with bulbs, or you eat the root crop. Like Onions, Garlic, Daylillies, Tarro, carrots, potatoes, radishes, etc.)

October (AUTUMN HARVEST)- SunnyK/Mrs. October ;) AKA Donna
All the things you relate with the Fall harvest table ie. Squash, Pumpkin, Peppers, Brussel Sprouts, Kale, Herbs,Corn etc.

November (CLEARLY CANNABLE)- Iheartroscoe/Heather
Send partners vegetable seeds that are good for canning/storing with a great canning recipe.

December (WINTER WONDERLAND)- Bonechickchris/Christy
Exchange seeds with Christmas or winter related names within the plant's name, example, Christmas Grapes Tomato, Snow White Cherry, Snowball radish, Snowball tomato, Evergreen Tomato, Icicle Radish, Cinnamon basil, I know there are many veggies that would follow these guidelines, and should be quite easy and fun to do! Don't forget to wrap seed packets up like little presents for added anticipation! :)

January (WINTER SOWING)- Sandlapperrose/Jeanne
Seeds for Winter Sowing. Lots of herbs do well with winter sowing and here in the south lettuce and other greens as well. I love winter sowing!

February (SUNNY SIDE OF LIFE)- Amybabyboy3/Amy
We could trade things that are sunny colors or have "sun" or "summer" in the title. Things like Sungold tomatoes, yellow Doll watermelons, summer squash, Sunray Peppers, Sunray squash, Sunburst or Sunray beans, Summer Dance cucumbers, etc.

March (FEEDING FRENZY)- pixieluvplants/Pixie
Exchanging edibles for the critters in the yard (caterpillars, butterflies, bees, and birds) would anyone be interested in this kind of swap.

April (HOMEGROWN RECIPES)- OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST
Exchanging recipes for something using mainly home grown produce ie. Salsa, Soup, or Sauce, etc....and providing the seeds to accompany the recipe.

May (MEMORY LANE) - OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST
A few of your favorite fruits, herbs & veggies from when you were a kid and a story or two to go along with it. (Booberry is on a Roll like butter today! LOL)


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Hello everyone! I've been thinking of hosting one of the swaps for some time now. My work situation has not been good for the past two months. It's made me a nervous wreck. So I haven't wanted to add anything to that. However, my work is picking up for the moment (let's hope this trend continues!) I am still sending out resumes though.

Anyway, I know it's been silly to hold off on hosting, considering we're into April. So if no one one objects I'd like to host April!

Happy Gardening!
Becky


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RE: Incredible Edibles More Ideas

Thinking, thinking, thinking! How about a "Dodge the Duds" swap? Tired of flavorless grocery store tomatoes? Carrots that have the elasticity of aged wood? Peas that only serve a purpose if put into a sling shot? Herbs that come "pre wilted?" Lets dodge the duds by growing our own.

Another one would be Regional Favorites. Someone from the south may send collard greens, okra, sweet potato starts. Someone from New England may send Boston Horticultural Beans, fingerling potatoes, carrots, cabbage, and so on. This would be a great one to include regional favorite recipes.

And you probably thought I was out of ideas!


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Regional favorites is an awesome idea! Becky, you always come up with the best ideas! :) I definitely think we should add these to our calendar.


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Becky Boo, I have to ask you this.... are you an ADVERTISING AGENT???? If not you sure should be!!! You make such a wonderful presentation!!! As I was reading your post I could see in my minds eye the things you were describing!!!

I love the regional favorites except the fact that hmm believe it or not Texas isn't east/west/south/north. We have rice, peppers, cotton, and hmm I am sure other things but I am sure I could find a slab of cow to send. (J/K!). Hmmm really there is not alot that Texas can say that it is known for as far as veggies right??? PLZ SOMEONE CORRECT ME!!!

I LOVE the regional favorite idea and think it should be added. (I can always "adopt" a different region since I am a military brat anyways eh??

Smiles,
Pixie


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ROFLMBO!!! WOW! Boo you really are full of it, in such a wonderful way!!! :) I will second that thought, if you aren't in Advertising you should be! And oh no, I was so sure that you weren't out of ideas! Just wondering what you were gonna come up with next! LOL :) It really takes some special talent to come up with ideas, and to think you came up with one just from eyeing up some Pop Rocks!!! *I can just picture you standing there going through that sad, sad selection in the produce department. giggles... Thanks so much for sharing all of your wonderful ideas!

Pixie, you pick whatever region you loved the best! :) As for Texas, I'll have to get with my bestfriend on that one, she lived there her whole life until about 10 years ago, as far as I know it's Yellow Roses and Beef! Moooooo! LOL

***UPDATE***
July (FAV. COLOR) Heather/Iheartroscoe
Based on your partners 2 favorite colors! WHAT FUN!

August (GOOD GRILLIN')- Kathy/SouthernCharm1
Good on the grill: favorite recipes for grilling or summer time dishes including the seeds that the recipe calls for!

September (BURIED TREASURE)- Gardenkitteh
(Things that you either start with bulbs, or you eat the root crop. Like Onions, Garlic, Daylillies, Tarro, carrots, potatoes, radishes, etc.)

October (AUTUMN HARVEST)- SunnyK/Mrs. October ;) AKA Donna
All the things you relate with the Fall harvest table ie. Squash, Pumpkin, Peppers, Brussel Sprouts, Kale, Herbs,Corn etc.

November (CLEARLY CANNABLE)- Iheartroscoe/Heather
Send partners vegetable seeds that are good for canning/storing with a great canning recipe.

December (WINTER WONDERLAND)- Bonechickchris/Christy
Exchange seeds with Christmas or winter related names within the plant's name, example, Christmas Grapes Tomato, Snow White Cherry, Snowball radish, Snowball tomato, Evergreen Tomato, Icicle Radish, Cinnamon basil, I know there are many veggies that would follow these guidelines, and should be quite easy and fun to do! Don't forget to wrap seed packets up like little presents for added anticipation! :)

January (WINTER SOWING)- Sandlapperrose/Jeanne
Seeds for Winter Sowing. Lots of herbs do well with winter sowing and here in the south lettuce and other greens as well. I love winter sowing!

February (SUNNY SIDE OF LIFE)- Amybabyboy3/Amy
We could trade things that are sunny colors or have "sun" or "summer" in the title. Things like Sungold tomatoes, yellow Doll watermelons, summer squash, Sunray Peppers, Sunray squash, Sunburst or Sunray beans, Summer Dance cucumbers, etc.

March (FEEDING FRENZY)- pixieluvplants/Pixie
Exchanging edibles for the critters in the yard (caterpillars, butterflies, bees, and birds) would anyone be interested in this kind of swap.

April (HOMEGROWN RECIPES)- OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST
Exchanging recipes for something using mainly home grown produce ie. Salsa, Soup, or Sauce, etc....and providing the seeds to accompany the recipe.

May (MEMORY LANE) - OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST
A few of your favorite fruits, herbs & veggies from when you were a kid and a story or two to go along with it. (Booberry is on a Roll like butter today! LOL)

(I'm not sure which months would be best for these so I'll just add more ideas as we get them for now :) )

"REGIONAL FAVORITES" Someone from the south may send collard greens, okra, sweet potato starts. Someone from New England may send Boston Horticultural Beans, fingerling potatoes, carrots, cabbage, and so on. This would be a great one to include regional favorite recipes.

"DODGE THE DUDS" Tired of flavorless grocery store tomatoes? Carrots that have the elasticity of aged wood? Peas that only serve a purpose if put into a sling shot? Herbs that come "pre wilted?" Lets dodge the duds by growing our own.


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Good Morning! No , I'm not an advertising agent. I'm glad people like my ideas.

Notice I "borrowed" two regions I'm not from to give a good description! LOL! I don't think NY state will be too difficult though.

Pixie, when I think of Texas I think of BBQ and I think LARGE. Everything's bigger in Texas right?! Maybe for Texas you could do giants: Dill's Giant Pumpkins, Goliath tomatoes, Keystone Giant Peppers, etc.


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Just another idea for a future swap. Maybe we can do a favorite swap with one or two veggies/herbs? Like, your partner will tell you what their favorite veggie is and the other will buy seeds of that person's favorite veggie? So if you want tomato, you get all different tomato seeds, you like carrots, you get all different carrot seeds, etc. I know there are a lot of people out there that only grow a few types of veggies each year.

But what I would really like to do is have a swap being "weird and odd" veggies/herbs. I just love wierd and oddball veggies. Can be any weird veggie, or even crosses. I love growing the unusual, and I think this would be so much fun, to recieve, and also lots of fun to hunt for these weird veggies/herbs! Maybe the person who finds the oddest veggie selection could get a special prize!

Also, I would love to do a veggie swap being all heirloom varieties, whether purchased, or seeds passed down through the generations. Plus, we would be helping to preserve these heirlooms. And since they are heirlooms, we can save seed, and have a future swap to swap back our collected seeds (even though that would probably take a while for the follow up swap).
Just putting out some more ideas, although, it looks like we have so many great ones lined up already! Christy


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Wow! Those are some wonderful ideas!!! We will have lots of fun with all these great swaps coming up! :)

***UPDATE***
July (FAV. COLOR) Heather/Iheartroscoe
Based on your partners 2 favorite colors! WHAT FUN!

August (GOOD GRILLIN')- Kathy/SouthernCharm1
Good on the grill: favorite recipes for grilling or summer time dishes including the seeds that the recipe calls for!

September (BURIED TREASURE)- Gardenkitteh
(Things that you either start with bulbs, or you eat the root crop. Like Onions, Garlic, Daylillies, Tarro, carrots, potatoes, radishes, etc.)

October (AUTUMN HARVEST)- SunnyK/Mrs. October ;) AKA Donna
All the things you relate with the Fall harvest table ie. Squash, Pumpkin, Peppers, Brussel Sprouts, Kale, Herbs,Corn etc.

November (CLEARLY CANNABLE)- Iheartroscoe/Heather
Send partners vegetable seeds that are good for canning/storing with a great canning recipe.

December (WINTER WONDERLAND)- Bonechickchris/Christy
Exchange seeds with Christmas or winter related names within the plant's name, example, Christmas Grapes Tomato, Snow White Cherry, Snowball radish, Snowball tomato, Evergreen Tomato, Icicle Radish, Cinnamon basil, I know there are many veggies that would follow these guidelines, and should be quite easy and fun to do! Don't forget to wrap seed packets up like little presents for added anticipation! :)

January (WINTER SOWING)- Sandlapperrose/Jeanne
Seeds for Winter Sowing. Lots of herbs do well with winter sowing and here in the south lettuce and other greens as well. I love winter sowing!

February (SUNNY SIDE OF LIFE)- Amybabyboy3/Amy
We could trade things that are sunny colors or have "sun" or "summer" in the title. Things like Sungold tomatoes, yellow Doll watermelons, summer squash, Sunray Peppers, Sunray squash, Sunburst or Sunray beans, Summer Dance cucumbers, etc.

March (FEEDING FRENZY)- pixieluvplants/Pixie
Exchanging edibles for the critters in the yard (caterpillars, butterflies, bees, and birds) would anyone be interested in this kind of swap.

April (HOMEGROWN RECIPES)- OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST
Exchanging recipes for something using mainly home grown produce ie. Salsa, Soup, or Sauce, etc....and providing the seeds to accompany the recipe.

May (MEMORY LANE) - OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST
A few of your favorite fruits, herbs & veggies from when you were a kid and a story or two to go along with it. (Booberry is on a Roll like butter today! LOL)

(I'm not sure which months would be best for these so I'll just add more ideas as we get them for now :) )

"REGIONAL FAVORITES" Someone from the south may send collard greens, okra, sweet potato starts. Someone from New England may send Boston Horticultural Beans, fingerling potatoes, carrots, cabbage, and so on. This would be a great one to include regional favorite recipes.

"DODGE THE DUDS" Tired of flavorless grocery store tomatoes? Carrots that have the elasticity of aged wood? Peas that only serve a purpose if put into a sling shot? Herbs that come "pre wilted?" Lets dodge the duds by growing our own.

"Weird n Odd" veggies/herbs. I just love wierd and oddball veggies. Can be any weird veggie, or even crosses. I love growing the unusual, and I think this would be so much fun, to recieve, and also lots of fun to hunt for these weird veggies/herbs! Maybe the person who finds the oddest veggie selection could get a special prize!

*Heirlooms*, whether purchased, or seeds passed down through the generations. Plus, we would be helping to preserve these heirlooms. And since they are heirlooms, we can save seed, and have a future swap to swap back our collected seeds (even though that would probably take a while for the follow up swap).


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Christy, love the ideas! Big Thumbs up!


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Thank you BooBerry! You are ideas are way awesome also!

Maybe in the future, I do not know how busy people are in this swap since I am still a newbie here, but I was thinking that maybe we can create a sister swap group of the Incredible Edibles, that deals with Heirloom veggie/herb seeds? I know I mentioned it as a month idea, but maybe we can create a new group? I have always planted heirloom tomatoes, but have recently gotten into all heirloom veggies and I find it so interesting and fun! Especially since the Heirloom varities you can collect seed from. I am sure with the way prices are going up on everything, more people than ever will be considering collecting seeds this harvest. Hey, I never really collected much seed because they were always so cheap to buy, but the last 2 years, I have changed my mind about things and am actively collecting seeds this year.
This does not have to be right away, I just thought maybe if enough people were interested, we can get something together. I have browsed the Heirloom Forum and did recently see a few people looking for an heirloom seed swap group to partake in. Anybody think this is interesting? Christy


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Just thought of another good swap topic. How about Ethnic Favorites or Ethnic Heritage? This would be a great seed & recipe swap. I'm Eastern European (Polish, Slovak, Ukrainian & Austrian to be exact.) I promise to take it easy on the cabbage & horseradish! The food is a big part of my heritage. There could be stuffed cabbage or stuffed peppers (thus pepper and/or cabbage seeds,) pierogis (potato starts & onion bulbs,) borscht (beet, carrot, & parsley seeds) and so on.

What do think?


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That is so cool BooBerry! I am Italian and I love growing seeds from Italy! Italian seeds would probably be an easy one too! So cool! I agree! Christy


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***UPDATE***
July (FAV. COLOR) Heather/Iheartroscoe
Based on your partners 2 favorite colors! WHAT FUN!

August (GOOD GRILLIN')- Kathy/SouthernCharm1
Good on the grill: favorite recipes for grilling or summer time dishes including the seeds that the recipe calls for!

September (BURIED TREASURE)- Gardenkitteh
(Things that you either start with bulbs, or you eat the root crop. Like Onions, Garlic, Daylillies, Tarro, carrots, potatoes, radishes, etc.)

October (AUTUMN HARVEST)- SunnyK/Mrs. October ;) AKA Donna
All the things you relate with the Fall harvest table ie. Squash, Pumpkin, Peppers, Brussel Sprouts, Kale, Herbs,Corn etc.

November (CLEARLY CANNABLE)- Iheartroscoe/Heather
Send partners vegetable seeds that are good for canning/storing with a great canning recipe.

December (WINTER WONDERLAND)- Bonechickchris/Christy
Exchange seeds with Christmas or winter related names within the plant's name, example, Christmas Grapes Tomato, Snow White Cherry, Snowball radish, Snowball tomato, Evergreen Tomato, Icicle Radish, Cinnamon basil, I know there are many veggies that would follow these guidelines, and should be quite easy and fun to do! Don't forget to wrap seed packets up like little presents for added anticipation! :)

January (WINTER SOWING)- Sandlapperrose/Jeanne
Seeds for Winter Sowing. Lots of herbs do well with winter sowing and here in the south lettuce and other greens as well. I love winter sowing!

February (SUNNY SIDE OF LIFE)- Amybabyboy3/Amy
We could trade things that are sunny colors or have "sun" or "summer" in the title. Things like Sungold tomatoes, yellow Doll watermelons, summer squash, Sunray Peppers, Sunray squash, Sunburst or Sunray beans, Summer Dance cucumbers, etc.

March (FEEDING FRENZY)- pixieluvplants/Pixie
Exchanging edibles for the critters in the yard (caterpillars, butterflies, bees, and birds) would anyone be interested in this kind of swap.

April (HOMEGROWN RECIPES)- OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST
Exchanging recipes for something using mainly home grown produce ie. Salsa, Soup, or Sauce, etc....and providing the seeds to accompany the recipe.

May (MEMORY LANE) - OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST
A few of your favorite fruits, herbs & veggies from when you were a kid and a story or two to go along with it. (Booberry is on a Roll like butter today! LOL)

(I'm not sure which months would be best for these so I'll just add more ideas as we get them for now :) )

"REGIONAL FAVORITES" Someone from the south may send collard greens, okra, sweet potato starts. Someone from New England may send Boston Horticultural Beans, fingerling potatoes, carrots, cabbage, and so on. This would be a great one to include regional favorite recipes.

"DODGE THE DUDS" Tired of flavorless grocery store tomatoes? Carrots that have the elasticity of aged wood? Peas that only serve a purpose if put into a sling shot? Herbs that come "pre wilted?" Lets dodge the duds by growing our own.

"Weird n Odd" veggies/herbs. I just love wierd and oddball veggies. Can be any weird veggie, or even crosses. I love growing the unusual, and I think this would be so much fun, to recieve, and also lots of fun to hunt for these weird veggies/herbs! Maybe the person who finds the oddest veggie selection could get a special prize!

*Heirlooms*, whether purchased, or seeds passed down through the generations. Plus, we would be helping to preserve these heirlooms. And since they are heirlooms, we can save seed, and have a future swap to swap back our collected seeds (even though that would probably take a while for the follow up swap).

*Ethnic Favorites* This would be a great seed & recipe swap. I'm Eastern European (Polish, Slovak, Ukrainian & Austrian to be exact.) I promise to take it easy on the cabbage & horseradish! The food is a big part of my heritage. There could be stuffed cabbage or stuffed peppers (thus pepper and/or cabbage seeds,) pierogis (potato starts & onion bulbs,) borscht (beet, carrot, & parsley seeds) and so on.

Great ideas!!! We'll definitely have to put our heads together for a sister group too. Maybe call it Incredible Heirlooms? Or something like that. I can't wait to hear everyones input. You are all full of great ideas! To the lurkers out there, jump in and give your input too! We'd be happy to hear what everyone has to say about this. :)


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Ethnic Favorites is a great idea! I'm half Italian and half Polish, so I'm sure I can find a lot of veggies! This group has a lot of creative members!


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Thought we should bump this before it gets lost. I haven't had any more epiphanies. My office is getting busier which is cluttering my head with silly work things instead of keeping my mind clear for swap ideas. (Work being a little busier is a good thing.)


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Now where have I been??? Going back and reading these posts OHHHH I know..... I have been dodging the TEXAS SKEETERS!!!! Yeppers they are bigguns alrighty!!! And yeppers Boo BBQ is a must so is COW (beef, for me) I am not a hmm yard bird or foul (fowl) person at all, I want COW and veggies!!! (ok like I said I am a military brat with a mother who was an awesome cook and liked the flair of anything other than country cookin so I have it all in me). Plus I have a mix of hick Indian/irish/german (dads side) and irish/swiss/dutch (moms side) so I have some great hmm ethnic recipes.

I did try to grow some heirloom tom's but needless to say my vacation in NM killed them (fox doesn't water like I do). I now have LOTS of peppers and two eggplants whoohoo.

Boo, do you grow your own horseradish??? Fox loves it when I make homemade horseradish (he eats it on everything, I don't care for it at all myself but don't mind making it for him) I lost my plants/roots everything this summer and havent gone to get anymore roots to plant for a good harvest of it yet.


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Southerncharm you have some great ideas, look at all the diverse cultures we have in this group! Can ya imagine if we all got together for a week and each cooked something from our parents/grandparents cookbooks ??? YUMMY I would most definately volunteer to be a taster for that!!! It would be awesome if we could each grow something from heritage (whether its our own or another one of us)


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Pixie, I tried growing horseradish when I first started gardening. However, that winter, we had a particularly cold winter. Critters ate the roots during the winter. I have a curse when it comes to root vegetables.

My Mom has some horseradish roots growing amongst all her lilies. I've thought about digging up one of her established roots and moving it to my house. I haven't gotten around to it yet.

Love horseradish with a nice grilled steak! Yum!


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Pixie it's great to have you back! :) I agree, our list has developed very nicely. Actually went way beyond what I had even imagined. You all have great ideas, thanks a bunch everyone! I love some home cookin! Only mama does it right though. I'm still acquiring that technique for this and that and a dash of those. LOL ;) Fried taters and biscuits. Yummm :)

Homemade horseradish! I'm a sucker for that too. Love the bite! :) I also love garlic and Chinese hot mustard! And of course ginger root!

Does anyone know the real way of how to make Scalloped corn? I know it calls for Ritz crackers and saltines, a can of Corn and a can of Creamed Corn... I gotta get something to eat now. HAHAHA!

Would be neat if we could do an Ethnic potluck swap of some sort... That might get too expensive though. Unless we could do it like a real Round Robin... Hmmm have to think about that one for a bit.


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Southern, I got this from my moms wooden recipe box (it has all her handwritten recipe cards (plus others) in it and omgoodness was she ever organized! hmmm don't know how I missed out on that lol). I do know that she used to make this quite alot while we were growing up. I think its the recipe you are asking about.

INGREDIENTS
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can creamed corn
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
75 buttery round crackers, crushed fine (RITZ are great!)
1/2 cup chopped green onions

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Lightly butter casserole dish and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the whole corn, creamed corn, eggs, milk, crackers and green onion; mix well.
Pour mixture into prepared casserole dish.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes.


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  • Posted by sunnyk Z6 SW Coastal CT (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 4, 08 at 9:20

Ooooo I love all the new ideas!! I am so glad that this group is succeeding so sweetly. :) I was throwing around a ....'Getting to Know You' ....type of seed swap idea...but I cant seem to get it to gel in the light of day(have been having trouble sleeping during these humid Summer nights!) as soon as I get something to stick in my head (hahaha as if that could happen), I will post a few details!


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I have officially sent out our very first Monthly update email! YAY! I also sent in that email our group Guidelines. If you have any questions or concerns about the guidelines please either email Heather or I and let us know. Or you could post them here. :D

Donna don't get too hot! :) We need those ideas! hehehe


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Here I go again - Thinking! How about an "Around the World" theme? Give some seed varieties from around the world. You could give someone: Cherokee Trail of Tears beans, Cape Gooseberries (from Peru originally,) Chinese Red Noodle Beans, Ukrainian Heart Tomatoes, Roma Tomatoes, Bulgarian Carrot Peppers, watermelons (originally from Africa, )etc. It can be a person's world tour through seeds. Might be a fun one for recipes too!


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Becky that is a great idea! I was tossing around the ideas about Heritage, Getting to know you and Around the world. Anyone have any ideas on how we could intermingle the 3 for 1 great swap? Was also looking at the list of wonderful ideas and thinking we could possibly intermingle a few of the other ideas to add a twist to the swaps we have coming up. hmmm.... Whatcha all think? :)

Pixie thank you so much for the recipe, that's exactly it! :)

***UPDATE***
July (FAV. COLOR) Heather/Iheartroscoe
Based on your partners 2 favorite colors! WHAT FUN!

August (GOOD GRILLIN')- Kathy/SouthernCharm1
Good on the grill: favorite recipes for grilling or summer time dishes including the seeds that the recipe calls for!

September (BURIED TREASURE)- Gardenkitteh
(Things that you either start with bulbs, or you eat the root crop. Like Onions, Garlic, Daylillies, Tarro, carrots, potatoes, radishes, etc.)

October (AUTUMN HARVEST)- SunnyK/Mrs. October ;) AKA Donna
All the things you relate with the Fall harvest table ie. Squash, Pumpkin, Peppers, Brussel Sprouts, Kale, Herbs,Corn etc.

November (CLEARLY CANNABLE)- Iheartroscoe/Heather
Send partners vegetable seeds that are good for canning/storing with a great canning recipe.

December (WINTER WONDERLAND)- Bonechickchris/Christy
Exchange seeds with Christmas or winter related names within the plant's name, example, Christmas Grapes Tomato, Snow White Cherry, Snowball radish, Snowball tomato, Evergreen Tomato, Icicle Radish, Cinnamon basil, I know there are many veggies that would follow these guidelines, and should be quite easy and fun to do! Don't forget to wrap seed packets up like little presents for added anticipation! :)

January (WINTER SOWING)- Sandlapperrose/Jeanne
Seeds for Winter Sowing. Lots of herbs do well with winter sowing and here in the south lettuce and other greens as well. I love winter sowing!

February (SUNNY SIDE OF LIFE)- Amybabyboy3/Amy
We could trade things that are sunny colors or have "sun" or "summer" in the title. Things like Sungold tomatoes, yellow Doll watermelons, summer squash, Sunray Peppers, Sunray squash, Sunburst or Sunray beans, Summer Dance cucumbers, etc.

March (FEEDING FRENZY)- pixieluvplants/Pixie
Exchanging edibles for the critters in the yard (caterpillars, butterflies, bees, and birds)

April (HOMEGROWN RECIPES)- OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST
Exchanging recipes for something using mainly home grown produce ie. Salsa, Soup, or Sauce, etc....and providing the seeds to accompany the recipe.

May (MEMORY LANE) - OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST
A few of your favorite fruits, herbs & veggies from when you were a kid and a story or two to go along with it. (Booberry is on a Roll like butter today! LOL)

(I'm not sure which months would be best for these so I'll just add more ideas as we get them for now :) )

"REGIONAL FAVORITES" Someone from the South may send collard greens, okra, sweet potato starts. Someone from New England may send Boston Horticultural Beans, fingerling potatoes, carrots, cabbage, and so on. This would be a great one to include regional favorite recipes.

"DODGE THE DUDS" Tired of flavorless grocery store tomatoes? Carrots that have the elasticity of aged wood? Peas that only serve a purpose if put into a sling shot? Herbs that come "pre wilted?" Lets dodge the duds by growing our own.

"WEIRD N ODD" veggies/herbs. I just love wierd and oddball veggies. Can be any weird veggie, or even crosses. I love growing the unusual, and I think this would be so much fun, to recieve, and also lots of fun to hunt for these weird veggies/herbs! Maybe the person who finds the oddest veggie selection could get a special prize!

*HEIRLOOMS*, whether purchased, or seeds passed down through the generations. Plus, we would be helping to preserve these heirlooms. And since they are heirlooms, we can save seed, and have a future swap to swap back our collected seeds (even though that would probably take a while for the follow up swap).

*ETHNIC FAVORITES* This would be a great seed & recipe swap. I'm Eastern European (Polish, Slovak, Ukrainian & Austrian to be exact.) I promise to take it easy on the cabbage & horseradish! The food is a big part of my heritage. There could be stuffed cabbage or stuffed peppers (thus pepper and/or cabbage seeds,) pierogis (potato starts & onion bulbs,) borscht (beet, carrot, & parsley seeds) and so on.

*GETTING ACQUAINTED* In the works :)

"AROUND THE WORLD" theme. Give some seed varieties from around the world. You could give someone: Cherokee Trail of Tears beans, Cape Gooseberries (from Peru originally,) Chinese Red Noodle Beans, Ukrainian Heart Tomatoes, Roma Tomatoes, Bulgarian Carrot Peppers, watermelons (originally from Africa, )etc. It can be a person's world tour through seeds. Might be a fun one for recipes too!


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Also wanted to let everyone know that if you decide for whatever reason that you don't want to receive the monthly Newsletter/Update just email me and I will take you off the mailing list. :)

Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!

Kathy


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  • Posted by trsinc Zone 8 TX (Central T (My Page) on
    Sun, Aug 10, 08 at 17:00

pixiesluvplants, you asked for a correction about Texas and I just had to put in my 2c.

I live in the hill country and this area is known for lavender, wine, peaches, and strawberries. Also wildflowers...don't know if any are edible. There are olive groves that are currently producing oil south of San Antonio and garlic farms and festivals, but can't remember what part of Texas those are in. The "valley" as they call it, produces all kinds of fruits and veg. And last but not least, our state tree is the Pecan.

That's all I can think of right now. I've been enjoying reading about your swaps. I had forgotten about this and was reminded by Becky's post over on the veg forum exchange page. I plant to join in sometime in the future. Sounds like a lot of fun. And it's so nice to get something besides a bill in the mail!


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It would be wonderful to have you join our swaps! I agree it is great to get something other than a bill in the mail! LOL Nice to meet you. :)

Kathy


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Bump! Is it bad that I'm thinking of October's swap already?!


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  • Posted by sunnyk Z6 SW Coastal CT (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 28, 08 at 8:05

I totally cannot believe that Summer is just about over....My youngest daughter....MY BABY....just started her first day of High School about 20 minutes ago. It is all I can do to keep from bawling!!I better go look thru my seeds and take a walk out in my veggie patch to cheer up LOL!!


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Becky, Time sure is flying! Good time to start thinking about Octobers swap too. :) Gotta gather goodies while they are on sale. hehe

Donna, They grow up so fast! Too fast. Sometimes you have to stop and go over the memories just to catch up to time. I really hope the garden walk made you feel better. ((((HUGS))))


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  • Posted by sunnyk Z6 SW Coastal CT (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 28, 08 at 21:39

Thanks :)... picking my veggies always cheers me up :)


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Idea
How about at some point in time a Rare, Hard-to-find, or exotic/tropical theme and we could call it The Scavenger Hunt or Treasures A' bounty, do you think this is a good idea or stupid one? LOL.

Yep, that was my brainstorm...hehe. Ok, being one of the newest members I asked permission before I posted, yeap, I'm a chicken...bock, bock, bock.

:)NCGG/Fran


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  • Posted by sunnyk Z6 SW Coastal CT (My Page) on
    Tue, Sep 2, 08 at 13:02

Sounds Pretty interesting to me :)


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Sounds good to me too. :)


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Looks like I'm next in line! I can't believe the year is almost over! I'll post info about the November swap at the beginning of October.


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Yep, time sure is flying! :) We've had some awesome swaps too. :) I've had a great time! Each hostess adding their own special touch to them has worked out very well also. :)


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  • Posted by sunnyk Z6 SW Coastal CT (My Page) on
    Sun, Sep 21, 08 at 20:31

Oooo Can-ables...I can't wait!!


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Just a quick little update. :) I'm also going to add this to the monthly newsletter in a few weeks just to make sure all the members see it. :)

Heather and I have decided to do a prize drawing each month. If you are drawn to win the prize you will not be put in the bowl for the next 2 months, this is just to give others a better chance of winning. Heather has sent me a Ginormous amount of seeds for this, I am currently dividing them up so we can have little bags prepared for each of the drawings and I can let everyone know exactly what is going to be in the Pot of Goodies for each month! :D So keep a watch out, each month may have a twist to win the prize. muhahaha More fun and excitement for the group! :)


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Woww! That's awesome! I'm saving some seeds right now. I'm also participating in a couple of big swaps. I may be able to contribute to the stash in a few weeks.


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  • Posted by sunnyk Z6 SW Coastal CT (My Page) on
    Mon, Sep 22, 08 at 19:57

Oooo prize drawings!! I love seeds and prizes , man this is so cool!! The excitement just keeps getting better!!:)


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Another Idea! How about an edible seed clean out! In looking at my stash of seeds and participating in some larger swaps, I still have more seeds than I'll be able to plant in the next 5 years. Somethings I know I'll never grow and maybe someone else would want them. This would be a swap to clean out the seed box. We wouldn't have swap partners. It would a one for one swap. Who knows, maybe you'd gets some wants too!

Maybe we could do this while a "regular" swap is going on. Does this interest anyone?

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Here I go again! I'm on a roll. How about an "Anything but a Seed Swap." We would trade anything that would help us with gardening, but not seeds. This could be anything from gardening gloves, books, peat pellets, plant markers, etc. Might be good to put a price cap on this one ("not to exceed $50 not including postage" or "price of box to be between $20-50 not including postage"). This way people won't get out of hand.


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Wow! You guys just keep coming up with great ideas!
Fun, fun, fun!!!!!!

Joan


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  • Posted by sunnyk Z6 SW Coastal CT (My Page) on
    Thu, Sep 25, 08 at 12:56

How about, along with the edible seeds clean out, we do some kind of donating of seeds...like Becky already said, I have so many seeds I could palnt for 5 years and be happy, but I love getting new seeds so I end up with more than I can use and more than I can trade....so ....in a clean out, I probably wouldnt want any seeds in return unless they were on my wish list, so I would want my seeds donated to a worthy cause...like an inner city community garden or a halfway house that wants to teach gardening or Scouts or whatever would be convenient to the person hosting that swap. I would donate my seeds here myself, only I havent been able to find any orginization around here to take them yet. Maybe one of you has someplace to bring them to :).

Does this sound like something we could do?? Donate in the name of the Incredible Edibles?


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Donna, I liked your suggestion. Maybe instead of having a list of wants for a seed clean out swap, we could each turn in a list of not wants or don't want back.

After doing a little research on the net, it's harder to donate seeds than I thought. Organizations seem to want monitary donations for them to buy and distribute seeds or want commercial packs that haven't been open. I was getting a little frustrated, and then I started thinking (it's always dangerous when I think!) Maybe we could keep a cache of seeds for Incredible Edible regulars who run into personal dilemmas. Examples of these dilemmas would be: hurricanes, moving, lost job, evil squirrels (well, maybe not the evil squirrels, but I did have a farmer's cows get loose once and they trampled my broccoli & tomato plants! That would count as a loss.) What do people think of this idea?

Another route to go, which I have not pursued yet is: In the past I've done some soil contamination projects with community based organizations in my area. Quite a few of them had community gardens. I could approach them about offering the seeds. If people think this is a good idea, I'll approach them.


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I think that sounds like a great idea! I'm sure most of us have seeds we can't use. I know I have a ton because I keep feeding my seed addiction! My garden can only hold so much :)


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  • Posted by sunnyk Z6 SW Coastal CT (My Page) on
    Sun, Sep 28, 08 at 21:17

Offering the seeds to a community garden would be fantastic...also I count evil squirrels as a dillema for sure!!And keeping a cache for emergencies sounds great as well!


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Just as a comment, squirrels are EVIL and can do loads of damage. Let me say this, I had a tornado (not a really bad one) sweep through my garden and it was fine, I had a 75 year old pine tree collapse on my garden and almost nothing happened to it, I had all types of bad weather, heat waves and droughts, and still, none of those things compared to what the squirrels and other creatures have destroyed in my garden in the past!
I really think they get their evil minds together and plan out destruction! (Like that Gieco commercial).
Oh, here was a real bad one for me! I live on a lake. This spring, I did more work than ever to create a spring harvest on veggies. I grew cabbage, broccoli, lettuces, beets, radish, carrots, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, chards, spinach, mesclun, beans , peas, turnips, celery, and little corn. This was the best start I had EVER had. I was so proud of myself.
So, Mother's Day comes. I get home from dinner, and my WHOLE garden is totally GONE! The canadian geese came in from the lake and ate the tops off EVERYTHING! I was so depressed. There was not one plant left (and this was right after that tornado and the tree falling on it and it was still ok).
I could not believe it. So much hard work and money down the drain! It was like my own mini natural disaster!
So yes, I can understand how animals can be considered as reason to help someone out after a garden loss.
I just wanted to share that story (oh, and last week, the darn squirrels ate my saffron bulbs!)
With all the technology out there, why can we still not find a cure for these darn animals who eat our gardens!
Sorry to vent!
ANyway, time is going so fast! Pretty soon it will be time for the December swap which I am hosting (hopefully I will do ok). I cannot wait!
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"Getting acquainted" would be a real good one to add into the November swap, if at all possible. The sooner folks get acquainted, the better. :)

Besides, it's a harvest tradition in many places to make new friends at harvest or Thanksgiving festivals and feasts, so this fits that tradition. Swapping, or giving away, personal heirloom seeds to neighbors and friends is another harvest festival tradition, one that many folks have forgotten about.:)

Keeping a seed stash for gardeners who suffer a disaster is a nice idea. But who has the space to keep the seed stash? For proper seed storage conditions they would have to be kept in a fridge or in a constantly cool/dark space like a cellar or basement. And of course, they would need to be in an airtight container to keep moisture out.

About donating excess seeds to the needy: That idea fits in perfectly with Christmas which is the season for giving-- including giving to charity!! Accordingly, Dec. is when the Salvation Army solicits donations. :)

Anyone who has seeds to donate, please email me about it. I live at poverty level due to chronic disabling conditions and may need your seeds for my garden, to replace crops that didn't set seed for me this year. Some crops didn't set seed because they were sterile hybrids. Others failed because of gardener error, or whims of nature like bee shortages and fungal blights. I will gratefully accept whatever I can use.

I also donate any seeds I can't personally use to a local church that serves poor immigrants, & to a great charity called Need4Seed (more info on that below). You can also email me for the Need4Seed address, to mail seed donations directly to them. :)

Need4Seed is a small charity org., just getting started. Their mission is to supply food and herb seeds to gardeners who have economic barriers to purchasing seeds. Such as being unemployed, retired, single parent, disabled, etc. They have assisted dozens of low-income families already. :)

Need4Seed will accept *any and all* garden seed donations. They will take partial seedpacks, opened seedpacks, seeds with some chaff mixed in, even seeds that are a year or 2 old if they have been well stored.

They especially seek edibles (veggies, fruits, berries, nuts, grains, and culinary or medicinal herbs). Flower seeds are accepted too because flowers attract valuable pollinators and beneficial insects (bug-eating bugs) to a garden! And of course marigolds repel numerous pests, so those are valuable in a veggie garden.


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I really like the idea of starting a sister "incredible heirlooms" group too. But that doesn't mean we can't do some heirloom swapping in this group as well. :)

I suggest we add an heirloom seed swap to the WS swap for January, and make the Jan. swap a dual purpose swap: heirlooms and WS seeds. I'm sure there are heirlooms that can be Wintersown.

Besides- a lot of gardeners plan what to grow, and then do some heirloom seed buying in January. So Jan. is a good time to share the leftovers we won't be needing. :)

About protecting gardens from animals:

A dog or 2 in the garden can scare geese and other pest birds away, if they are big and active enough. A large dog worked great for my Grandma to keep unwanted birds of all kinds, including people's stray ducks and geese, out of her veggie patch during the Great Depression. :)

Squirrels and ground squirrels (aka gophers) were a huge problem for me when I lived in CA. I think the rodents ate about 1/4 of what I grew, despite all my countermeasures.

I used wire cages to cover the roots of valuable plants and bulbs, (buried the bulbs or rosebush roots encased in a wire box). That helped some.

So did my pet terrier who liked to chase them. They avoided eating anything that was in the side of the yard that my dog spent his day in. I also discovered that if I put some dog hair clippings into a gopher tunnel, it would cause them to abandon that tunnel. But they'd build a new tunnel elsewhere, eventually.

I experimented with rodent traps, but I didn't catch many rodents because the traps smelled too much like me. The best rodent trapper was an owl who lived in the area. I didn't do anything to attract the owl. He showed up on his own. But I did help him stay there.

When the local landowner wanted to remove the dead tree our local owl slept in, I got very vocal about it! I mentioned that if they tried to remove the tree I'd call the local news channel. Ultimately, the landowner left the dead tree and its resident owl alone. :)

I might have been able to reduce plant losses further if I'd been willing to resort to rodent poison, but I just didn't want to mess with toxic stuff. The poison might accidentally get eaten by my dog.


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I'm so glad you mentioned Need 4 Seed. I had donated to them in the spring but had forgotten about them. They only collect seeds for edibles. I know Marbles_n_the_Garden has been active with Need 4 Seed on the Seed Exchange page. The last I saw, which was a few weeks ago, she was collecting seeds for Hurricane Ike victims.

I know a couple people have expressed interest in an Incredible Heirlooms. There is a swap topic for heirlooms that will happen in the future. Until Incredible Heirlooms gets rolling, it's ok to gently tell your partner you only interested in heirlooms. I don't think anyone has a problem with that.

Here is a link that might be useful: Seed for Hurricane Ike Victims


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Actually, booberry- Need4Seed has changed their policy. They recently started accepting flower seed donations as well. Especially if the flower in question is known to be beneficial as a companion plant in a veggie garden!

But helping Hurricane Ike victims with seed donations is very cool too. :)


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Becky, if you would like to Host a large seed trade on the side of one of our swaps, that's fine with me. :) I like the big trades, you never really know for sure what awesome stuff you're going to receive. :)

Also think the Idea for anything but seeds is a good one too. :) Maybe we could do this right before spring when everyone is getting their gardens in order for Seed starting/Spring planting. :)

I don't think anyone would have a problem with sending heirloom seeds. :) I've ordered some before, just didn't realize that it would be ok to take some out for myself. LOL So I missed out on some goodies. hehehe

Also think that donating to those who've had some kind of natural disaster in the garden would be great too, would have been great a month or so ago when I lost my entire fall plantings to root rot from all the rain from the Hurricane. LOL I don't know too much about donating them to the other places mentioned, but I will take a look at those links and see what they are all about. :)


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Hey everyone, I'm working on getting a new calendar thread posted. Even though this thread doesn't have alot of posts, the posts are somewhat extremely long. I'm going to need all of your input on what Themes for what month so the next 6 months of swapping are on the calendar.

Grovespirit has also brought up that some of these could be combined. Feedback is appreciated!!! :)

1."REGIONAL FAVORITES" and "GETTING ACQUAINTED" - Combined due to the types of seeds they both require. :)

2."DODGE THE DUDS" With "HEIRLOOMS" Combined due to the taste and quality you get from heirloom veggies. :)

3."WEIRD N ODD" veggies/herbs. Any kind of odd/strange edibles.

4."ETHNIC FAVORITES" From "AROUND THE WORLD" Combined due to the type of seeds they both would require. :)

5."Anything but a Seed Swap"

~~~My ideas on Incredible Heirlooms (input is greatly appreciated also):

1. Theme would change each month just like this group.
2. Same rules would apply.
3. 3-5 Seeds packets required for each swap, although -partners can get together and decide if they want to send each other more than 3-5 packets." :)
4. This group would be open to more than just edibles, it will include flowers, herbs, etc. as long as they are heirlooms.


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Sorry I was so dim last night Kathy! I like the idea of a splinter group of Incredible Heirlooms (I still have seeds drying all over my dining room table from this fall!)

I don't mind the idea of combining most of the swap topics. However my "ethnic favorites from around the world" would definitely be different than my "ethnic favorites." I'm Eastern European but love Italian, Greek and Lebonese food. I thought the ethnic favorites would be a good way for people to get to know each other better.

(Boy, you're never going to ask for opinions again are you! LOL!)


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  • Posted by sunnyk Z6 SW Coastal CT (My Page) on
    Tue, Oct 14, 08 at 22:58

I am happy with what makes everyone else happy....how is that for non-commital ROTFLMBO!!!


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The heirloom idea is great. In matter of fact, I brought this up a while ago and I am glad we are going to do it. One question, would it be ok to make a request of just veggies and herbs from your trade partner during swaps? I am so bad at growing flowers but I am awesome at growing veggies. Just like I am an awesome cook but am a bum baker! Of course, if my partner wants flowers too, I would give them, so I do not mean no flowers in general, just a personal request of my partner. Just curious, Christy


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The Incredible Heirlooms sounds GREAT. I hope we can squeeze a Tomato Swap in there. I also hope that we can make special request with our swap partners in the Heirloom Swaps. I only grow edibles. Not all that interested in pretty things. HA.

I look forward to all of these new swaps. I hope the seed catalogs come out QUICK.

Nancy


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OT: Aren't vegetables pretty? My husband fails to see the beauty in a hubbard squash. ROFL!


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HA! I have been told that my grandma ruined me. She always said "Don't grow it if you can't eat it". Doubt she knew about Daylily. I honestly have no interest in flowers. My planters in my front yard have been in need of replanting. I had the tree trimmers remove all the plants from the planters so they were all clean slates. My friend said she would come over and re-plant them for me. I told her you better hurry, I am tempted to plant vegetables out there. She called and told me to forget it. She had her way, it is pretty out there. My backyard is far from "pretty".

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Veggies are pretty. I love the way that carrot tops look. The red globes of the tomatoes, peaking out through the leaves? lovely!

I firmly believe that anything I grow should serve dual purposes. It should be both tasty and ornamental. Even my front garden has flowers that all just "happen" to have culinary or medicinal uses.

Chamomile rose-hip tea anyone? How about some Lavender cookies?

My husband has become resigned to the fact that I'm going to spend all my energy in hiding my "farm" from the neighbors. If only they'd let me keep goats. . .


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  • Posted by sunnyk Z6 SW Coastal CT (My Page) on
    Wed, Oct 15, 08 at 21:17

You know...I was going to see if I could request veggies only myself LOL....but I felt bad about it . I am so glad to know that there are others(sounds kinda like a horror movie, huh)

I try growing posies, but the only thing I can get to work for me is iris, daylily and rose of sharon...oh and a coreopsis too. But I think there is nothing more beautiful that the rosy glow of a ripe tomato among the lacy green of their foliage!!I am a tomato fiend(sp)!! I absolutely adore collecting tomato varieties, and specially the heirlooms ....I cannot wait to get this group going...although with the holidays fast approaching I will definitely have to switch gears to overdrive ROTFLMBO!!


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Do you all think it would work if we decided to make the Sister Group completely Heirloom Edibles? I don't mind the idea. :) If we can decide on how to do this before the next month or so I was thinking about starting the first swap in January.

Becky - Not a problem at all! :) If I don't ask I don't know. LOL

Nancy, your grandma sounds like a smart woman! :) Those are definitely words to live by! :)

Diane, what the neighbors don't know certainly can't hurt them. :) You could dress them up to look like kids, just in case... ROFLMBO!!!

Donna, I was thinking about a swap that could be Completely Tomatoes. I love tomatoes and there are just so many varieties I want to try out. :)


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I, of course would not mind if the sister group is All edibles. Most of the swaps out there are for flowers and It is great that this group is perfect for the Vegetable/Edible gardener. Oooooh, I LOVE the idea for the Totally/Completely Tomato Swap. I plant more tomatoes than anything else and this would be perfect.

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I would love a tomato seed swap too, I was a tomato seed collecting junkie in the spring. I have over 70 different varieties now. What was I thinking? I may grow about 15 different kinds next year, but only 2-3 plants of each.


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  • Posted by sunnyk Z6 SW Coastal CT (My Page) on
    Mon, Oct 20, 08 at 22:57

*Stands up in back row*...Hello, my name is Donna....and I ...I am ...I am a tomato seed junkie. At last count I had 89 different varieties...with a trade for 1 more and another variety to be seeded at a later date.....I admit I have a problem....*sits back down contemplating an Aunt Ruby's German Green BLT*

Would love an ALL tomato trade!!


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WOW! I about lost my soda on that one! That's a LOT of seeds... ROFL! Atleast you wouldn't have to buy anything for the tomato swap. Or would you? That is the question AHAHAH! If it's ok with you all, we can start the group in January. :) I'll start a new thread for that one and we'll get the months ahead planned. First month would be an all tomato swap. :)

Ok, on to the next... IE Swap Calender

November (CLEARLY CANNABLE)- Iheartroscoe/Heather
Send partners vegetable seeds that are good for canning/storing with a great canning recipe.

December (WINTER WONDERLAND)- Bonechickchris/Christy
Exchange seeds with Christmas or winter related names within the plant's name, example, Christmas Grapes Tomato, Snow White Cherry, Snowball radish, Snowball tomato, Evergreen Tomato, Icicle Radish, Cinnamon basil, I know there are many veggies that would follow these guidelines, and should be quite easy and fun to do! Don't forget to wrap seed packets up like little presents for added anticipation! :)

2009 Incredible Edibles Swap Calendar

January (WINTER SOWING)- Sandlapperrose/Jeanne
Seeds for Winter Sowing. Lots of herbs do well with winter sowing and here in the south lettuce and other greens as well. I love winter sowing!

***January -SIDE SWAP- Hosted by Becky. Swap/Donate Seeds to cleanout your seedbox. :)

February (SUNNY SIDE OF LIFE)- Amybabyboy3/Amy
We could trade things that are sunny colors or have "sun" or "summer" in the title. Things like Sungold tomatoes, yellow Doll watermelons, summer squash, Sunray Peppers, Sunray squash, Sunburst or Sunray beans, Summer Dance cucumbers, etc.

March (FEEDING FRENZY)- pixieluvplants/Pixie
Exchanging edibles for the critters in the yard (caterpillars, butterflies, bees, and birds)

April (HOMEGROWN RECIPES)- OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST
Exchanging recipes for something using mainly home grown produce ie. Salsa, Soup, or Sauce, etc....and providing the seeds to accompany the recipe.

May (MEMORY LANE) - OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST
A few of your favorite fruits, herbs & veggies from when you were a kid and a story or two to go along with it.

June ("REGIONAL FAVORITES") - OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST
Someone from the South may send collard greens, okra, sweet potato starts. Someone from New England may send Boston Horticultural Beans, fingerling potatoes, carrots, cabbage, and so on. This would be a great one to include regional favorite recipes.

July (WEIRD N ODD) - OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST
I just love weird and oddball veggies. Can be any weird veggie, or even crosses. I love growing the unusual, and I think this would be so much fun, to receive, and also lots of fun to hunt for these weird veggies/herbs! Maybe the person who finds the oddest veggie selection could get a special prize!

August (AROUND THE WORLD) - OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST
Give some seed varieties from around the world. You could give someone: Cherokee Trail of Tears beans, Cape Gooseberries (from Peru originally,) Chinese Red Noodle Beans, Ukrainian Heart Tomatoes, Roma Tomatoes, Bulgarian Carrot Peppers, watermelons (originally from Africa, )etc. It can be a person's world tour through seeds. Might be a fun one for recipes too!

September (DODGE THE DUDS) - OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST
Tired of flavorless grocery store tomatoes? Carrots that have the elasticity of aged wood? Peas that only serve a purpose if put into a sling shot? Herbs that come "pre wilted?" Lets dodge the duds by growing our own.

October ( ) - OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST

November (ETHNIC FAVORITES) - OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST
This would be a great seed & recipe swap. I'm Eastern European (Polish, Slovak, Ukrainian & Austrian to be exact.) I promise to take it easy on the cabbage & horseradish! The food is a big part of my heritage. There could be stuffed cabbage or stuffed peppers (thus pepper and/or cabbage seeds,) pierogis (potato starts & onion bulbs,) borscht (beet, carrot, & parsley seeds) and so on.

December ( ) - OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST


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Thanks for putting my Side Swap on the calendar Kathy!


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Kathy, It's a good thing that I did not reveal how many I have. You would have lost your soda for sure. :o) If Donna and Becky are tomato seed junkies, I assure you that I am way beyond help.

I am going to hop over there to take a look.

Nancy


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My husband just said the greatest thing regarding gardening. He said, "Flowers are suppose to turn into something edible."

I know a lot of you share that sentiment! I had told him just prior to him saying that, that "Flowers are the filler for where edibles didn't make it."


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Becky, no problem. I hope you get a nice turnout in January for that one. Maybe I'll have enough seeds to share then. :)

Nancy, I'm so jealous! I only have about 10 varieties! LOL


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Hi, everyone -
I have not stopped in for awhile. We had a bad drought all summer so my hopes for fresh veggies grew dim; even though I planted a pretty good variety of things all I got out of it were a few tomatoes, a few summer squash, a few (maybe a dozen) green beans, a few peppers, and two of the tiniest cucumbers you ever saw! I always say, "Next year" but this has been the second summer in a row with basically no rain. Anyway, it curtailed a lot of my interest in trading edibles as the summer went along. Right now I am still getting a few Red Popper Peppers and have decided I like them really well. I also have some Peter Peppers out there that may be ready to harvest. I will have to look them up to see if they are edible. I guess they are. I definitely want to save some of the seeds.
I will still plan to do the Winter Sowing Seed Swap that is lined up for January. If I am not stopping in frequently, please send an e-mail to me and remind me when it is time to post it. Do I post early in December for the seeds to be mailed out early in January? Anyway, let me know. I'm sure December gets to be a very hectic month for most of us.
Glad to hear about the interest in heirlooms. I have an interest in growing more of them, too.
Happy to see that this group is still doing well. It seems to have been a great idea.
Jeanne


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Oh, Jeanne, it's so good to hear from you! I was starting to wonder if you still checked in or not. :) I'm glad that you are getting a few veggies, I didn't get so lucky myself. :( Instead of a drought we had flooding water from the tropical depression/storm that went through. So depressing... I hope you'll stop by and throw in some ideas for the months ahead. :)


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looks like a tasty group, how does one join ?I wanna be in on the fun
carol


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Hi Carol nice to meet you, all you have to do is sign up for one of our upcoming swaps when sign ups are taking place. :) Right now November is taking sign ups until the 24th of October. Hope you'll check it out. :)

Here is a link that might be useful: Incredible Edibles November Swap


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  • Posted by sunnyk Z6 SW Coastal CT (My Page) on
    Mon, Oct 27, 08 at 12:50

Hey Guys,....I can do October again if you want.

How about "Haunted Halloween" maybe do a Black and Orange theme, with either the veggie/fruit itself being the color, or the color being in the name. Things like Pumpkins and Carrots and Cantaloupe etc. in the orange catgory .....and then Eggplant , Black Krim tomatoes , black radishes, Blacktail Mountain Watermelon as examples of Black.... The sky is the limit :)


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Donna, that's great! I love the idea.


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I love it too! Good one Donna. :)

Has anyone heard from Trina? Hope all is well. :)

December (WINTER WONDERLAND)- Bonechickchris/Christy
Exchange seeds with Christmas or winter related names within the plant's name, example, Christmas Grapes Tomato, Snow White Cherry, Snowball radish, Snowball tomato, Evergreen Tomato, Icicle Radish, Cinnamon basil, I know there are many veggies that would follow these guidelines, and should be quite easy and fun to do! Don't forget to wrap seed packets up like little presents for added anticipation! :)

2009 Incredible Edibles Swap Calendar

January (WINTER SOWING)- Sandlapperrose/Jeanne
Seeds for Winter Sowing. Lots of herbs do well with winter sowing and here in the south lettuce and other greens as well. I love winter sowing!

***January -SIDE SWAP- Hosted by Becky. Swap/Donate Seeds to cleanout your seedbox. :)

February (SUNNY SIDE OF LIFE)- Amybabyboy3/Amy
We could trade things that are sunny colors or have "sun" or "summer" in the title. Things like Sungold tomatoes, yellow Doll watermelons, summer squash, Sunray Peppers, Sunray squash, Sunburst or Sunray beans, Summer Dance cucumbers, etc.

March (FEEDING FRENZY)- pixieluvplants/Pixie
Exchanging edibles for the critters in the yard (caterpillars, butterflies, bees, and birds)

April (HOMEGROWN RECIPES)- OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST
Exchanging recipes for something using mainly home grown produce ie. Salsa, Soup, or Sauce, etc....and providing the seeds to accompany the recipe.

May (MEMORY LANE) - OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST
A few of your favorite fruits, herbs & veggies from when you were a kid and a story or two to go along with it.

June ("REGIONAL FAVORITES") - OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST
Someone from the South may send collard greens, okra, sweet potato starts. Someone from New England may send Boston Horticultural Beans, fingerling potatoes, carrots, cabbage, and so on. This would be a great one to include regional favorite recipes.

July (WEIRD N ODD) - OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST
I just love weird and oddball veggies. Can be any weird veggie, or even crosses. I love growing the unusual, and I think this would be so much fun, to receive, and also lots of fun to hunt for these weird veggies/herbs! Maybe the person who finds the oddest veggie selection could get a special prize!

August (AROUND THE WORLD) - OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST
Give some seed varieties from around the world. You could give someone: Cherokee Trail of Tears beans, Cape Gooseberries (from Peru originally,) Chinese Red Noodle Beans, Ukrainian Heart Tomatoes, Roma Tomatoes, Bulgarian Carrot Peppers, watermelons (originally from Africa, )etc. It can be a person's world tour through seeds. Might be a fun one for recipes too!

September (DODGE THE DUDS) - OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST
Tired of flavorless grocery store tomatoes? Carrots that have the elasticity of aged wood? Peas that only serve a purpose if put into a sling shot? Herbs that come "pre wilted?" Lets dodge the duds by growing our own.

October (HAUNTED HALLOWEEN) - SunnyK/Donna
Black and Orange theme, with either the veggie/fruit itself being the color, or the color being in the name. Things like Pumpkins and Carrots and Cantaloupe etc. in the orange catgory .....and then Eggplant , Black Krim tomatoes , black radishes, Blacktail Mountain Watermelon as examples of Black.... The sky is the limit :)

November (ETHNIC FAVORITES) - OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST
This would be a great seed & recipe swap. I'm Eastern European (Polish, Slovak, Ukrainian & Austrian to be exact.) I promise to take it easy on the cabbage & horseradish! The food is a big part of my heritage. There could be stuffed cabbage or stuffed peppers (thus pepper and/or cabbage seeds,) pierogis (potato starts & onion bulbs,) borscht (beet, carrot, & parsley seeds) and so on.

December ( ) - OPEN FOR HOSTESS/HOST


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Would anyone be opposed to pausing the swap in December. Then when we start January it would start on the 1st for sign ups or should we keep it like it is where we are a month ahead for each swap?

Jeanne, Signups for the December swap would start on the 1st of November and stay open until about the 25th or so. Deadline for sending is 1st or 2nd weekend of upcoming month, in this case would be December. :) If you need any help please feel free to email one of us with questions. :)


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Hi everyone!
I will be posting the December swap particulars tomorrow, if there are no objections. Since the holidays may cause a problem for some, I was thinking of posting partners a week or so earlier than usual and also request that people mail their seeds out by the 1st or December or sometime that first week. WIll that make it easier for some people? Christy


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It was slipping down. Don't know if you want to continue this thread or start a new events calendar thread :) Fran


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I had another idea (hey, it's been a while!) How about a swap of the very big and the very small. We can trade things like Atlantic Giant pumpkins, Baby Boo pumpkins, Chinese Giant peppers, baby bell peppers, current tomatoes, Mammoth melting snow peas, little finger eggplant, etc. What do you think?


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Kathy, I see there's quite a few slots that need a hostess. I'm open for hosting!


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Becky, which "months" would you like to host? Your choice. :)


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I'll gladly do April & August. Actually, I wouldn't mind hosting any of the open slots.


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~~~I was hoping you would pick some, instead of just one. ROFL
Jokes aside, I have you down to host April and August. I think I may have to do February, I haven't heard from Amy in a while so she may not be up for it now.

~~~Anyone else want to host?

~~~I also see the error of my ways, I got Jeanne's host month confused with Christy's... Sorry about that Jeanne, if you would like, sign ups could start the 1st of December and we could see how it goes. If no sign ups then we'll just cancel it. If we do get sign ups we could make the send/receive date a little later, maybe around the 2nd week of January or something like that. I don't want this to interfere with anyone enjoying their holidays. :)


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  • Posted by sunnyk Z6 SW Coastal CT (My Page) on
    Tue, Nov 11, 08 at 19:09

I really like the largest/smallest idea!! I think it would be really fun tracking down matching sets of big/tiny items ...so I give it 2 thumbs up!!


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I came up with another idea! You knew it wouldn't be long. How about doing one just on personal favorites. This could work here or in Heirloom Incredibles. You would give your trade partner your personal favorites. The seeds you plant year after year because you get a good crop. For instance, my partner might get from me: Celebrity tomatoes, Black Cherry tomatoes, Jalapeno peppers, Cayenne peppers, Royal Burgundy beans, Kentucky Wonder Beans, Green Goliath Broccoli. These are all tried & true things I grow in my garden. My partner would send to me her/his favorite tried & true.


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Very good ideas! Thanks Becky! :)


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  • Posted by sunnyk Z6 SW Coastal CT (My Page) on
    Wed, Nov 19, 08 at 9:07

Ooooh Beck...you are just a bubbling font of ideas.....I love it!!!!


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I posted another thread for the new 2009 IE events. Please take a look, and if you would like to host any of the open months please post it on the new thread.

Here is a link that might be useful: IE 2009 Events


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I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving.
I am hosting the January Swap and I noticed how early things seem to pop up for the Incredible Edible Swaps. Anyway, I will try to get this one listed by Dec. 8. I know it is hard to find seeds right now but hopefully everyone has some stashed away. I would like to allow seeds saved from your garden and partial packets of seeds for the January Winter Sowing Seed Swap. First of all, to help out if you don't have many appropraite seeds and secondly, I think some who sign up for the swap may not have winter sowed before so when experimenting, no need to do that with a lot of seeds!
When I post the heading, I will include some sites that give guidlelines on what type of seeds to sow when and according to zones. I found that the herbs, tomatoes, and summer squash that I winter sowed were really vigorous plants. Some herbs do great, too. I have only been winter sowing for two years so I am not an expert, but I really think it is a wonderful method for planting.
Jeanne


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Jeanne, sounds great! :) I haven't personally winter sown before so any info you have to share would be wonderful help. :)


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