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NEW: dozen dozen tomato swap

Posted by northernmich 5 (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 25, 08 at 8:53

Dozen Dozen (second year)

Open Pollinated Tomatoes Only!

Rules:

Post the names of the dozen varieties you are GIVING.

Once someone posts a variety you must choose another, first posting commits to send that variety.

Secondly, provide a list in ORDER of preference for your seed WISHLIST.

(First come preferenceno guarantees, BUT last year 95% of everyone got what they wanted, it was fantastic!)

You may GIVE more than 12 varieties, but you are only guaranteed to receive 12 varieties.

A minimum of a dozen seeds for each variety are required!

You will receive a dozen seeds of a dozen varieties!

You may send in more than a dozen seeds or a dozen varieties however. This really helped to get everyone the requested seeds last year. Many were very generous.

Must send in either a SASBE, postage or cash to cover the return package.

Send e-mail with seeds or e-mail me via GardenWeb.

Sign up is on site, confirmation/contact by e-mail as well.

I will need; nickname used here, name and address and e-mail.

Do not sign up if you cannot follow through, negative feedback would be posted.

Print this, save in Word or add to favorites (bookmarks).

Attached is a link to the previous swap and feedback.

Previous Swap

Feedback at rate & review


Follow-Up Postings:

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RE: NEW: dozen dozen tomato swap

My list of seeds GIVING:
Amana Orange
Anna Russian
Black Cherry
Black Zebra
BWR
Cherokee Purple
Druzba
Earl's Faux
Evas Purple Ball
Galinas
Garden Peach
Gardener's Delight
German Pink
Jaune Flamme
Legend
OG Sunrise VII
Paul Robeson
Red Robins
Red Zebra
Spudtula
Tiny Tim

Wanted
Abraham Lincoln,Chapman,Gary OSena,Glacier,Liz Birt, Stupice,Wisconsin 55 Red...and we'll see :)

Remember if you want a dozen of these varieties post right away, you way also post when many have joined in. If you look how I did it last time, I keep track in the thread of who and what. More than one person may sign up to RECEIVE a variety someone posts, but once a variety is posted under GIVING, it is taken!

Thanks


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  • Posted by danincv z9 CA Mtry Bay (My Page) on
    Thu, Sep 25, 08 at 18:51

Sign me up for:
Marmande
Soldacki
Hillbilly Potato Leaf
Anna Maria's Heart
Marianna's Peace
Sunset's Red Horizon
Danko
Roma Pompeii
Japanese Black Trifele
Matina
Pruden's Purple
Cherokee Green
Neves Azorean Red

Wanted Black Sea Man, Jd's Special C-Tex, Earl of Edgecombe, Brandywine Yellow Platfoot Strain, Opalka, Lillian's Yellow, Brandywine OTV and Black From Tula.


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I have to GIVE:

Black Plum
Bloody Butcher
Caspian Pink
Crnkovic
Dr. Carolyn
Green Zebra
Omar's Lebanese
Persimmon
Sasha's Altai pride
Siberia
Stupice
Vera's Seeds of Paradise

Would like :
KBX, Brandywine OTV, Manyel, Plum Lemon, Polish C, White Queen, Cherokee Chocolate, Marizol Gold, Jaune Negib, Hugh's


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RE: NEW: dozen dozen tomato swap

So far these are available:
Amana Orange
Anna Maria's Heart
Anna Russian
Black Cherry
Black Plum
Black Zebra
Bloody Butcher
BWR
Caspian Pink
Cherokee Green
Cherokee Purple
Crnkovic
Danko
Dr. Carolyn
Druzba
Earl's Faux
Evas Purple Ball
Galinas
Garden Peach
Gardener's Delight
German Pink
Green Zebra
Hillbilly Potato Leaf
Japanese Black Trifele
Jaune Flamme
Legend
Marianna's Peace
Marmande
Matina
OG Sunrise VII
Omar's Lebanese
Paul Robeson
Persimmon
Pruden's Purple
Red Robins
Red Zebra
Roma Pompeii
Sasha's Altai pride
Siberia
Soldacki
Spudtula
Stupice
Sunset's Red Horizon
Tiny Tim

Good list going on...I will decide by date or entries when to close the swap and will then set deadlines to mail packets to my address, I will then sort and mail out to you.


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RE: NEW: dozen dozen tomato swap wantedlist1

The wanted list thus far:
Abraham Lincoln
Black From Tula
Black Sea Man
Brandywine OTV
Brandywine Yellow Platfoot Strain
Chapman
Cherokee Chocolate
Earl of Edgecombe
Gary OSena
Glacier
Hugh's
Jaune Negib
Jd's Special C-Tex
KBX
Lillian's Yellow,
Liz Birt
Manyel
Marizol Gold
Opalka
Plum Lemon
Polish C
Stupice
White Queen
Wisconsin 55 Red


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HI, I would like to join:

I have the following to supply:
Earl of Edgecombe
Stump of the world
Large Pink Bulgarian
Kellog's breakfast
marglobe
Brandywine pink
Zogola
Big Rainbow
Pineapple tomato
Riesentraube
Constoluto Genovese
Pink Ponderosa

my wants so far are: San Marzano Redoute F1, San Marzano, Aunt Gerties Gold, sungold, Marianna's peace, Earl's faux, Brandywine OTV, Opalka, and another I can't think of the name of right now.


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more I remembered

Just remembered, I also want: Cherokee purple and Summer Cider

Thanks


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I will give the following:

Amish Brandywine, Suddith
Arkansas Traveler
Black from Tula
Black Prince
Beefsteak
Box Car Willie
Coustralee
Fuzzy Peach
German Johnson
Heinz 1439
Lillian's Yellow
Mr Stripey
Nebraska Wedding
White Wonder

I would like any of these if available:

Bloody Butcher
Brandywine OTV
Dr. Carolyn
Eva's Purple Ball
Jaune Flamme
Tiny Tim
Pineapple
Big Rainbow
Stump of the World
Earl of Edgecombe
Marizol Gold
Stupice
Hillbilly Potato Leaf
Earl's Faux
Galinas.......or whatever....especially non-reds


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Hi, I hope that I did this right. I emailed you through GW and there may have been a problem because I did not hear back. I will try again. I needed some clarification but I will go ahead and post, please correct me if I did something wrong. I compiled my list this AM and if another member posted it, I am sorry.

I have to Give:

Aunt Rubys German Green
Silver Fir Tree
Ugly
Glacier
Abraham Lincoln
Yellow Brandywine
Chapman
Dr. Wyches Yellow
Amish Paste
Ceylon
Brown Berry
Tommy Toe
Isis Candy
Light Pink Oxheart
Brandywine, Joyces
Golden Sunray

I have LOTS of Stupice if it is needed
I also have the Sungold but that is a hybrid. LMK if it is okay to include

Would Like:

Akers West Virginia
Arkansas Traveler
Dr. Carolyn
Danko
Anna Marias Heart
Santa Clara Canner
Amish Salad
Andrew Raharts Jumbo Red
Aunt Ginnys Purple
Cuostralee
Basinga
Dr. Lyle
Dr. Neal
Box Car Willie
Carbon
Brandywine, OTV
Cherokee Chocolate
Black From Tula
Debbie
Opalka
Kelloggs Breakfast
Nebraska Wedding
1884


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luvgardening2: no message found via GW

Earl

Ask on this thread, it may help answer someone else's question.


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RE: NEW: dozen dozen tomato swap

If there's room left, I'd like to join

I'll give

Black Cherry
Black from Tula (2)
Black Plum
Glamour
Ildi
Lillian's Yellow Heirloom
Moskvich (2)
Nyagous (2)
Tiny Tim (2)
Opalka
Beam's Yellow Pear
Purple Calabash

I'll also throw in enough packs of each of the following so everyone can get one.

SubArctic Plenty
Siberian
Roma VF
Tumbling Tom Red

If possible, I would like:

Amish Paste
Dr. Wyche's Yellow
Golden Sunray
Hillbilly Potato Leaf
Roma Pompeii
Kellogg's Breakfast
Coustralee
Tommy Toe
Zogola
Heinz 1439
Nebraska Wedding
Stump of the World


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Just to update and answer some questions...last year the cutoff was Oct.31st and we had 11 traders.

Is everyone okay with Oct.31st as the date to have seeds in?

Once the deadline happens, I will mass e-mail my address and perhaps any questions answered.

The tracking of which tomatoes-giving and receiving will be posted here.

If there are mistakes, E-MAIL me.

To make it easier, tracking will be my nickname used here.

There are seven of us so far.

I will be mass mailing participants from last year's swap.

For those of you who already have my address, you may send anytime...but for convenience I am sending my address via mass mail AFTER the deadline.

Seeds are mailed to me, I rebag and or sort. When that is done, they are mailed in the SASBE YOU provided and sent with your GIVING seed packets.

How much postage to send?? I would record how much the package to me is(yours) and add another stamp...many people got way for than 12 varieties last year. This should be a SASBE (self addressed stamped bubble envelope).

If you need to have me do the postage and the envelope, enclose cash...Canadian...okay, US is fine :) Just a little joke on the "dollar value".

Hope this helps clear any confusion.

Also, I will not have time to do research and list this season-sorry, but someone can if they wish.

Earl in MI


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oops

To make it easier, tracking will be my nickname used here.

I meant to type BY NOT my...tracking will be BY nickname used here...oops!


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RE: NEW: dozen dozen tomato swap

I'm still harvesting seeds, but right now what I have to give:

Ananas Noir (Black Pineapple)
Aunt Ruby's German Green
Black Krim
Black Zebra
Brandywine Pink (Sudduth?)
Cherokee Chocolate
Cherokee Purple
Marvel Stripe
Vintage Wine

Will have soon:
Big Rainbow
Black Brandywine
Carbon
Fireworks
Murray Smith (large red well adapted to coastal climates)
Sioux

Want:
Neves Azorean Red, J.D.'s Special C-Tex, KBX, Sunset's Red Horizon, any Russian/Eastern European variety (these seem to do well for me), a tasty early tomato (oxymoron, I know), surprise me, etc.


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Hi, Earl
Sure I'm interested. I have the following:

Jersey Giant paste
Very good, lots of fruit, almost like Giant Italian Paste, but smaller.
Wuhib paste
WOW! A really huge producer! Lots of large roma type pastes!

Giant Sicillian paste
Another WOW! Huge plant! Huge Paste tomatoes from 1 to 3 pounds! Excellent flavor! LOTS of fruit!

Tony's Italian paste
Really nice! Big and tasty fruit!
Rio Grande paste
Huge producer, great taste, A Giant Italian Paste look alike, but not as big!
San Marzano Lampadina Paste
Nothing to brag about, big producer.

Giant Italian Paste
This one tops them all! HUGE LONG paste tomato 1 to 2 pounds! Excellent flavor! LOTS of fruit!

San Marzano Select Redorte
Large fat roma type paste tomatoes, Excellent flavor! LOTS of fruit!

Polish Linguisa paste
An ok small paste, but nothing fantastic!

Sarnowski Polish Plum paste
Small, lots of fruit, but nothing to brag about!

Wes paste
Major disappointment! few fruit!

Giant Italian Pear paste
Big producer, nice taste!

The last four I'm sending all the seeds I have, in return I'd like large paste or medium to large red, purple, pink, or bi-colored tomatoes.

Thanks, farmer ron:)


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GIVING:
Black Plum
Black Seaman
Box Car Willie
Debbie Beefsteak
Great White
Green Zebra
Heidi
Mormon World's Earliest
Noir de Crimee
Santa Clara Canner
Shah/Mikado (controversial variety)
Sutton's
Yellow Pear

WISHLIST:
wuhib
zogola
andrew rahart's jumbo red
aunt gertie's gold
matina
orange banana
tangella
bulgarian #7
green gage
cherokee red
martino's roma
glacier
or surprises...


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Hi Earl...thanks for the invite. I really enjoyed last year's swap and since you did such a terrific job, I am definitely interested in participating again. I will send you the following:

Northern Lights
Armenian
Country Orange
Donskoi
Akers West Virginia
West Virginia 63
Orange Banana
Ukranian Crested Pink
Blue Ridge Mountain
Lucky Leprechan
Purple Pear Brandywine
Ida Gold

I would like:

Abraham Lincoln
Shah Mikado
Murray Smith
Vintage Wine
Sasha's Altai Pride
Crnkovic
Sunset's Red Horizon
Black Prince
Legend
Long Tom
Texas Start
Peppermint

Thanks for coordinating this swap again, Earl! - Lisa


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Add Lucky Leprechan, San Marzano, and West Virginia 63 to my wish list.


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Wow...we have 11 traders already.

If you have not sent an e-mail yet, do so and I will make out the mass e-mail list and send my address. If you have seeds ready, we might as well start sending in now. Some need more time or are still collecting :)

Tentative deadline-October 31st.
THE list so far:

Abraham Lincoln

Akers West Virginia

Amana Orange
Amish Brandywine, Sudduth
Amish Paste
Ananas Noir (Black Pineapple)
Anna Marias Heart

Anna Russian

Arkansas Traveler

Armenian

Aunt Rubys German Green

Aunt Ruby's German Green

Beams Yellow Pear
Beefsteak

Big Rainbow

Big Rainbow

Black Brandywine

Black Cherry

Black Cherry

Black from Tula

Black Krim

Black Plum

Black Plum
Black Prince

Black Seaman

Black Zebra

Black Zebra

Bloody Butcher

Blue Ridge Mountain

Box Car Willie

Box Car Willie

Brandywine pink

Brandywine Pink (Sudduth?)

Brandywine, Joyces

Brown Berry

BWR

Carbon

Caspian Pink

Ceylon

Chapman

Cherokee Chocolate

Cherokee Green

Cherokee Purple

Cherokee Purple

Constoluto Genovese

Country Orange

Coustralee

Crnkovic

Danko

Debbie Beefsteak

Donskoi

Dr. Carolyn

Dr. Wyches Yellow

Druzba

Earl of Edgecombe

Earls Faux

Evas Purple Ball

Fireworks

Fuzzy Peach

Galinas

Garden Peach

Gardeners Delight

German Johnson

German Pink

Giant Italian Paste

Giant Italian Pear paste

Giant Sicillian paste
Glacier

Glamour

Golden Sunray
Great White

Green Zebra
Green Zebra

Heidi

Heinz 1439

Hillbilly Potato Leaf

Ida Gold
Ildi

Isis Candy

Japanese Black Trifele

Jaune Flamme

Jersey Giant paste
Kellogg's Breakfast

Large Pink Bulgarian

Legend

Light Pink Oxheart

Lillians Yellow

Lucky Leprechan

Marglobe

Mariannas Peace

Marmande

Marvel Stripe

Matina

Mormon World's Earliest

Moskvich

Mr Stripey

Murray Smith (large red well adapted to coastal climates)

Nebraska Wedding

Neves Azorean Red
Noir de Crimee

Northern Lights
Nyagous

OG Sunrise VII

Omars Lebanese

Opalka

Orange Banana

Paul Robeson

Persimmon

Pineapple tomato

Pink Ponderosa

Polish Linguisa paste

Prudens Purple

Purple Calabash
Purple Pear Brandywine

Red Robins

Red Zebra

Riesentraube

Roma Pompeii

Roma VF
Rubys German Green

San Marzano Select Redorte

Santa Clara Canner

Sarnowski Polish Plum paste
Sashas Altai pride

Shah/Mikado (controversial variety)

Siberia

Siberian

Silver Fir Tree

Sioux
Soldacki

Spudtula

Stump of the World
Stupice
SubArctic Plenty

Sunsets Red Horizon

Sutton's

Tiny Tim
Tommy Toe

Tony's Italian paste

Rio Grande paste

San Marzano Lampadina Paste

Tumbling Tom Red
Ugly

Ukranian Crested Pink

Veras Seeds of Paradise
Vintage Wine
Wes paste

West Virginia 63

White Wonder

Wuhib paste
Yellow Brandywine
Yellow Pear
Zogola

Earl


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Yesterday's picking...only picked one squash per variety and one sunflower, dug last of potatoes and gleaned tomatoes out of community garden. Picked another half bushel from behind house not shown.

Excuse messy farm truck...soon to be full of wood.

A picture always brightens up a thread :)


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Count Me In!

Hi Earl,

Thanks for the invite. I'd love to do the seed swap again this year. You make it so easy with all your hard work and organizaion.

What I have:
Aunt Gertys Gold
Berkley Tie Dye
Berkley Tie Dye Pink
Chocolate Stripes
Coyote
German Orange Strawberry
Green Moldovan
Kalman's Hungarian Pink
Reif Red Heart
Roman Candle
Sara's Galapogos
WI 55 Gold

My Wish List:

Black Cherry
Black Seaman
Dr. Carolyn
Giant Italian Paste
Fireworks
San Marzano Select Redorte
Tommy Toe
Wuhib paste
J.D.'s Special C-Tex
KBX
Stump of the World
Beauty Queen
Burrackers Favorite
Elberta Peach
Scabitha
Velue Striee
Zakopane
Or Surprises.


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Hi Earl,

I had listed that I would send Ukranian Crested Pink - this is an error. I actually will be sending Ukranian Pear.

Lisa


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Update:
Abraham Lincoln

Akers West Virginia

Amana Orange
Amish Brandywine, Sudduth
Amish Paste
Ananas Noir (Black Pineapple)
Anna Marias Heart

Anna Russian

Arkansas Traveler

Armenian

Aunt Gertys Gold
Aunt Rubys German Green

Aunt Ruby's German Green

Beams Yellow Pear
Beefsteak

Berkley Tie Dye

Berkley Tie Dye Pink

Big Rainbow

Big Rainbow

Black Brandywine

Black Cherry

Black Cherry

Black from Tula

Black Krim

Black Plum

Black Plum
Black Prince

Black Seaman

Black Zebra

Black Zebra

Bloody Butcher

Blue Ridge Mountain

Box Car Willie

Box Car Willie

Brandywine pink

Brandywine Pink (Sudduth?)

Brandywine, Joyces

Brown Berry

BWR

Carbon

Caspian Pink

Ceylon

Chapman

Cherokee Chocolate

Cherokee Green

Cherokee Purple

Cherokee Purple

Chocolate Stripes

Constoluto Genovese

Country Orange

Coustralee

Coyote

Crnkovic

Danko

Debbie Beefsteak

Donskoi

Dr. Carolyn

Dr. Wyches Yellow

Druzba

Earl of Edgecombe

Earls Faux

Evas Purple Ball

Fireworks

Fuzzy Peach

Galinas

Garden Peach

Gardeners Delight

German Johnson

German Orange Strawberry

German Pink

Giant Italian Paste

Giant Italian Pear paste

Giant Sicilian paste
Glacier

Glamour

Golden Sunray
Great White

Green Moldovan

Green Zebra
Green Zebra

Heidi

Heinz 1439

Hillbilly Potato Leaf

Ida Gold
Ildi

Isis Candy

Japanese Black Trifele

Jaune Flamme

Jersey Giant paste
Kalman's Hungarian Pink

Kellogg's Breakfast

Large Pink Bulgarian

Legend

Light Pink Oxheart

Lillians Yellow

Lucky Leprechan

Marglobe

Mariannas Peace

Marmande

Marvel Stripe

Matina

Mormon World's Earliest

Moskvich

Mr Stripey

Murray Smith (large red well adapted to coastal climates)

Nebraska Wedding

Neves Azorean Red
Noir de Crimee

Northern Lights
Nyagous

OG Sunrise VII

Omars Lebanese

Opalka

Orange Banana

Paul Robeson

Persimmon

Pineapple tomato

Pink Ponderosa

Polish Linguisa paste

Prudens Purple

Purple Calabash
Purple Pear Brandywine

Red Robins

Red Zebra

Reif Red Heart

Riesentraube

Roma Pompeii

Roma VF
Roman Candle

Rubys German Green

San Marzano Select Redorte

Santa Clara Canner

Sara's Galapogos

Sarnowski Polish Plum paste
Sashas Altai pride

Shah/Mikado (controversial variety)

Siberia

Siberian

Silver Fir Tree

Sioux
Soldacki

Spudtula

Stump of the World
Stupice
SubArctic Plenty

Sunsets Red Horizon

Sutton's

Tiny Tim
Tommy Toe

Tony's Italian paste

Rio Grande paste

San Marzano Lampadina Paste

Tumbling Tom Red
Ugly

Ukranian Pear

Veras Seeds of Paradise
Vintage Wine
Wes paste

West Virginia 63

White Wonder
WI 55 Gold

Wuhib paste
Yellow Brandywine
Yellow Pear
Zogola


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I hope I'm doing this right. There's so much information to
read through, thought I'd just put down my haves and wants and hope for the best :)

What I have to give....

Alicante
Amish Paste
Aunt Ginnys Purple
Aunt Rubys German Green
Black Pear
Caspian Pink
Cupid Grape
Eva Black Ball
Hawaiian Pineapple
Honey Grape
Large Red Cherry
Mortgage Lifter
Purple Russian

What I would like.....

Anna Russian
Big Rainbow
Box Car Willie
Brandywine pink
Giant Italian Paste
Mariannas Peace
Siberia
Stump of the World
Tommy Toe
Tony's Italian Paste
And suprises are great :)

Thanks so much.


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Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I would like to participate in this swap! I will be making a list of my tomatoes tonight, but just wanted you to add me to the list. thanks again, and I will have my lists up by tonight! So exciting to finally be in an all tomato seed swap! Christy


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Sorry, but I didn't list one other want...

I'd love to have Soldacki

Thanks :)


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Hi, I'd like to join.

But what if I can't send in a dozen different varieties?? I have a very small (patio) garden, so I don't usually grow more than 3 or 4 varieties per year. I doubt if I even have 12 varieties in my entire seedbox!

So far, I know I can GIVE at least 12 seeds of the following:
Fence Row Cherry (from a Texan friend. Seems to prefer a dry climate.
Shenghaung/Zhengjiang Cherry- Commonly grown and sold by Chinatown marketers. Handles wet, humid conditions well. Has great flavor.
Hawaiian Wild Cherry (Grows wild all over Hawaii). Seeds from next-door neighbor who grows them on purpose since they taste so good. Similar to Fence Row, but has better fungus resistance and great flavor.)
Komohana (Hawaiian heirloom determinate red grape, similar to "Elfin" but handles humidity better. Seeds are currently fermenting.)
Menehune (Tasty, native hawaiian red currant. Fruits are pea sized. Grows wild, especially on the arid side of Oahu. Grown by gardeners for its usefulness as a garnish or conversation piece.)
Orange Oxheart- from trading.
Elberta Peach- from trading.
Indische Fleish- from trading.
Allure (green slicer)- from trading.
Peacevine Cherry (Gift from a generous seed trader.)

May also send in a few heirlooms that I have less than 12 seeds of, to be distributed as bonuses.

I would like to receive any of the following, listed in order of preference:
Quedlinburger Fruehe Liebe
Legend
Japanese Black Trifele
Kaki Coing
baxter's early bush cherry
Totem
Koralik
Black Prince
Florida Basket
Tumbling Tom red
Red robin
Husky Cherry Red
Silvery Fir Tree
Grushovka
New Big Dwarf
Polish Dwarf
Citron Compact
Golden Dwarf Champion
Golden Delight
Taxi
Polar Baby
Bradley
Prairie Fire
Epoch
Victor
Tricot Czech
Sprite

Would love *any* cool-climate, dwarf/compact heirloom that can grow and yield well in a 5-gallon or smaller pot.

Also seeking these tomato relatives-- Just in case anyone here has seeds to share:
Litchi Tomato Or Morelle De Balbis (Solanum sisymbriifolium)
Wonderberry, Burbank's sunberry (Solanum burbankii)


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Ok, I have a list ready, which I am sure to add extras to the giving list.
This is what I have so far to give:
Black Zebra
Brandywine Red
Brandywine Pink
Black Cherry
Black Seaman's
Carbon
Gardener's Delight
Kentucky Beefsteak
Hillbilly (Flame)
Large Red Cherry
Organic Beefsteak
Purple Calabash
Woodle Orange
Yellow Pear

My wants in order of importance/preference

JDs Special C-tex
Sarah Black
Lucky Leprehcan
Blue Tomato (any blues)
MOrado
Pierce's Pride
Tony's Italian Paste
Giant Sicilian Paste
Giant Italian Paste
Black Pinnapple (Annas Noir)
Berkley's Tie Dye
Super Italain Paste
Lime Green Salad

Thanks so much! Christy


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Hello Everyone I can give
Aunt gertie gold
black russian
blasky zhasky
Canestrino
campari
levino
matts wild cherry
nicky crain
principe borghese
tomberry
snow white cherry
Rossi nosler
Valient
mountain fresh

THese are from memory. I'll check the want list and add tomatoe seeds.
I just wanted to let you know I want to join.
TTYL Susan


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dozen dozen swap now closed

DOZEN DOZEN SWAP NOW
CLOSED


We have 16 participants for 2008.

Some are duplicates, that's fine, one did not have a dozen different, not a problem, many or us have too many varieties,(or is that NOT enough), anyway you will find forum members are MORE than generous.

Here "you" are by order of joining, seeds in alphabetical order and probably some spelling errors, I corrected some, but what you see today is the way the list will be :)

  • NM
    Amana Orange
    Anna Russian
    Black Cherry
    Black Zebra
    BWR
    Cherokee Purple
    Druzba
    Earl's Faux
    Evas Purple Ball
    Galinas
    Garden Peach
    Gardener's Delight
    German Pink
    Juane Flamme
    Legend
    OG Sunrise VII
    Paul Robeson
    Red Robins
    Red Zebra
    Spudatula
    Tiny Tim

  • Dan
    Anna Maria's
    Cherokee Green
    Danko
    Heart
    Hillbilly Potato Leaf
    Horizon
    Japanese Black Trifele
    Marianna's Peace
    Marmande
    Matina
    Neves Azorean Red
    Pruden's Purple
    Roma Pompeii
    Soldacki
    Sunset's Red Horizon

  • Naples
    Black Plum
    Bloody Butcher
    Caspian Pink
    Crnkovic
    Dr. Carolyn
    Green Zebra
    Omar's Lebanese
    Persimmon
    Sasha's Altai Pride
    Siberia
    Stupice
    Vera's Seeds of Paradise

  • Irish
    Big Rainbow
    Brandywine Pink
    Constoluto Genovese
    Earl of Edgecombe
    Kellogg's Breakfast
    Large Pink Bulgarian
    Marglobe
    Pineapple tomato
    Pink Ponderosa
    Riesentraube
    Stump of the world
    Zogola

  • Nature
    Amish Brandywine Sudduth
    Arkansas Traveler
    Beefsteak
    Black from Tula
    Black Prince
    Box Car Willie
    Coustralee
    Fuzzy Peach
    German Johnson
    Heinz 1439
    Lillian's Yellow
    Mr Stripey
    Nebraska Wedding
    White Wonder

  • Luv
    Abraham Lincoln
    Amish Paste
    Aunt Rubys German Green
    Brandywine, Joyces
    Brown Berry
    Ceylon
    Chapman
    Dr. Wyches Yellow
    Glacier
    Golden Sunray
    Isis Candy
    Light Pink Oxheart
    Silver Fir Tree
    Tommy Toe
    Ugly
    Yellow Brandywine

  • Con
    Beam's Yellow Pear
    Black Cherry
    Black from Tula
    Black Plum
    Glamour
    Ildi
    Lillian's Yellow Heirloom
    Moskvich
    Nyagous
    Opalka
    Purple Calabash
    Siberian
    Sub Arctic Plenty
    Roma VF
    Tiny Tim
    Tumbling Tom Red

  • Slo
    Ananas Noir (Black Pineapple)
    Aunt Ruby's German Green
    Big Rainbow
    Black Brandywine
    Black Krim
    Black Zebra
    Brandywine Pink (Sudduth?)
    Carbon
    Cherokee Chocolate
    Cherokee Purple
    Fireworks
    Marvel Stripe
    Murray Smith
    Sioux
    Vintage Wine

  • Ron
    Giant Italian Paste
    Giant Italian Pear paste
    Giant Sicillian paste
    Jersey Giant paste
    Polish Linguisa paste
    Rio Grande paste
    San Marzano Lampadina
    San Marzano Select Redorte
    Sarnowski Polish Plum paste
    Tony's Italian paste
    Wes paste
    Wuhib paste

  • Hort
    Black Plum
    Black Seaman
    Box Car Willie
    Debbie Beefsteak
    Great White
    Green Zebra
    Heidi
    Mormon World's Earliest
    Noir de Crimee
    Santa Clara Canner
    Shah/Mikado
    Sutton's
    Yellow Pear

  • Lisa
    Akers West Virginia
    Armenian
    Blue Ridge Mountain
    Country Orange
    Donskoi
    Ida Gold
    Lucky Leprechan
    Northern Lights
    Orange Banana
    Purple Pear Brandywine
    Ukranian Pear
    West Virginia 63

  • Arnesr
    Aunt Gerties Gold
    Berkley Tie Dye
    Berkley Tie Dye Pink
    Chocolate Stripes
    Coyote
    German Orange Strawberry
    Green Moldovan
    Kalman's Hungarian Pink
    Reif Red Heart
    Roman Candle
    Sara's Galapogos
    WI 55 Gold

  • Dirt
    Alicante
    Amish Paste
    Aunt Ginnys Purple
    Aunt Rubys German Green
    Black Pear
    Caspian Pink
    Cupid Grape
    Eva Black Ball
    Hawaiian Pineapple
    Honey Grape
    Large Red Cherry
    Mortgage Lifter
    Purple Russian

  • Grove
    Allure
    Elberta Peach
    Fence Row Cherry
    Hawaiian Wild Cherry
    Indische Fleish
    Komohana
    Menehune
    Orange Oxheart
    Peacevine Cherry
    Shenghaung/Zhengjiang Cherry

  • Bone
    Black Zebra
    Brandywine Red
    Brandywine Pink
    Black Cherry
    Black Seaman's
    Carbon
    Gardener's Delight
    Kentucky Beefsteak
    Hillbilly (Flame)
    Large Red Cherry
    Organic Beefsteak
    Purple Calabash
    Woodle Orange
    Yellow Pear

  • Sky
    Aunt Gerties Gold
    Black Russian
    Blasky Zhasky
    Canestrino
    Campari
    Levino
    Matts wild cherry
    Mountain Fresh
    Nicky Crain
    Principe Borghese
    Rossi Nosler
    Snow White cherry
    Tomberry
    Valient


    I reserve the right to change, revise, grumble and remind :)


  • Next step will be for each of you to submit an e-mail unless you already have. I will make a mass mail and send my address.

  • Mail ASAP or I revert to remind and grumble mode.

  • Please send a SASBE for return, lableled seeds.

  • IF you can...a plastic envelope or packet that will fit in a baseball card holder...(I'll show how I store seeds later)will help because I have a master list and I will put them into holders to make finding and distributing easier.

  • Also, it is better to send 4 seeds of SOMETHING than 0 seeds of nothing :)

  • I miss anything?

    Earl


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    Here's the notebook storage idea and ideally send seed packets that will fit in these so I can sort...I use the little ziplocks myself or self-made packets.


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  • I have the following e-mails from your GardenWeb nickname or hopefully figured out.

  • If you send an e-mail without the GardenWeb nickname I have no idea who you are!!


  • Those with X I have.


    Danincv ???
    X Naplesgardener
    Irish rose grower ???
    X Naturegirl_2007
    X Luvgardening2
    X Containerted (Tedmaiden)?
    X Slo_garden
    Farmer ron361 ???
    X Horticulturist
    Lisam627ohio ???
    Arnesr ???
    X Dirtdiggin
    X Bonechickchris
    X Grovespirit
    Skyblue52 (Susan)?


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    Earl
    thanks for your hard work.

    I have a question: I see people have seeds on their wish list that no one listed as "HAVE". should I change some of my 'HAVE" to meet their wishes (seeds that I have) and remove seeds (from my list) that no one declared as "WANT"?


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    Naples,

    Although I didn't request them specifically, I'd be interested in your Caspian Pink, Crnkovich, Stupice, and Vera's Seeds of Paradise so whatever you do, don't remove those (LOL)!


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    Earl, What a GREAT way to "ORGANIZE" seeds. I might have to borrow your idea...I'm gaining more and more seeds every day. I love it, but it's difficult to keep track of in a basket. Love that 3 ring binder bit. Thanks for sharing :)


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    "I have a question: I see people have seeds on their wish list that no one listed as "HAVE". should I change some of my 'HAVE" to meet their wishes (seeds that I have) and remove seeds (from my list) that no one declared as "WANT"?"

  • Send in all you listed as SENDING.
  • Once all the seeds are in and sorted here I will publish here what is available AFTER sorting to the original want list.

  • Many times I use my own stock to help people get some seeds of a variety more than one person requests. It all seems to work itself out.

  • You also will get extra seeds you can use to trade with to get something "out there" that you need but was not available here. Just communicate and with so many traders in this swap, you have a great chance that one of us has your "need".

  • Thanks everyone for participating...get those e-mail in so I can mass mail...IF you have my address mail it in :)

    Earl


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    HI Earl. I just emailed you my email address.

    I have one question -- when I send you the sasbe, I'm to enclose one (one only??) plastic envelope or packet.

    Also - can you or anyone tell me where i can purchase some of these envelopes?

    thanks
    maureen


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  • Last year, I bought and took care of the plastic ziplock end, you are welcome to send extra packets or bags for return :)

  • In my area, my sources for the small ziplock bags are Jo-Ann Fabrics and Walmart, they are with the crafts. You may also get them at coin stores. There are 100 in a bag I believe.

  • I added a link to E-Bay, they have bags. But shipping makes them pretty expensive...they are $1.50 at Walmart.

  • Here is a link that might be useful: E-Bay link


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    I have one correction to make to the varieties I have offered. I do not have Berkley Tie dye pink, instead I have Pink Boar.


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    Okay Earl. The package is in the mail.

    I sent all the Subarctic Plenty, Siberian, Roma VF, and Tumbling Tom Red I could. I didn't have enough for 16 players. I sent 11 packets of each for you to spread out among the others.

    Also, if no one else asks for it, I'd like the "1884" variety.


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    HI Earl and everyone, I am still waiting for the email with where to send the seeds? I just wanted to check if it has been sent yet because I did not recieve it. My seeds are all ready to go, so as soon as I get the info they will be sent out. Please let me know if I need to resend my info.Thanks again! Christy
    PS~ I was just wondering how to re organize my tomato seeds and I think I am going to borrow your idea! Just get the baseball card sized protectors, right?


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    Hello I am sorry for spelling this tomato wrong. It is Bhsky Zhetty. It is a 4 oz. yellow with a sweet taste. Not many seeds. Sorce Amerian Gardener. I am going to post my pictures in my garden web have area tonight. Susan aka skyblue52


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    Hi Earl,
    I'm going to include a few extra packets of Cherokee Purple for anyone that wants to try this strain. Every other strain of CP I've tried has had fruit that averaged under a pound and and the plants sprawl like crazy. The strain I'm growing is more upright and fruit is 1 lb+ I just harvested a very nice 25 oz beauty.


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    Oh danincv, that sounds wonderful. I'd love to give them a try...hopefully I'll get lucky and get a package :)

    Earl,

    I'll be including extra Alicante, Caspian Pink, Mortgage Lifters and Large Red Cherry. Probably enough for everyone to try them all. And possibly a couple of extra Amish Paste if they ever finish ripening :/

    My Caspian Pinks are HUGE this year. The mortgage lifters are about a lb but the caspians are over 1.5 lb.


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    For the other 15 members of this 12/12 swap. When this whole thing is done, if you wanted Cherokee Purple for next year and didn't get a packet, Email me. I had a bumper crop this year and we dehydrate everything (That means lots and lots of seeds of anything I grow). Having said that, mine are from a Regular Leaf plant and averaged about 12 ounces each. However, the taste was about 2 ticks above the top of the scale. My two plants slowed down at the height of the maximum heat of "Hot-lanta's" summer, but they are firmly into their second crop of the year with more fruit set and several fruit almost at harvest size.

    Ted


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  • I mass mailed this morning. Must be the cold I'm fighting but the address is 45TH Parallel, only ONE l on the end :)

  • You may send anytime and don't feel rushed...many are fermenting seeds still.

  • In fact, I just started some from a Bearclaw that scored 12 (height+width).

  • I hope to include those.

  • Of those who traded last year-did you grow any of the Farmer Reds I enclosed? If so, what are the results. The one plant I grew had a small tip on the end, while the generation before was smooth.

  • I have some more varieties (seeds)to add as well.

  • Once the seeds are all in I will have you e-mail me with your wants...as many new will be available.

  • If there are quanity issues, the first one posting the want gets priority :)

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    Seeds are in the mail to you today. :-)


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    Question...

    I finally had 1 Amish Paste ripen and it had only 10 seeds. I have another that is rosy and a BEAUTIFUL BIG tomato but not ripe yet. Should I wait for the rosy one to ripen and send 12+ seeds or just send the 10 seeds that I have ready? I don't want to hold up progress, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks so much.


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    Quick note, instead of Eva Black Ball, I'll be sending Chinese Purple. Sorry for the confusion.


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    Ted's seeds were received,sorted and put in the BOOK :)

    ABC order of course...lol

    One down...

    Thanks now...any questions e-mail me. I believe the mass mail is fixed...when I send the next mass mail I will post that here.

    Earl


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    Everything is almost dry and I'm gathering it all to send. Went through all of the "want lists" and doubled-up on anything I'm sending that folks want. And will be sending some extras of the two new hearts Dr C introduced to SSE last year.


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    MASS e-mail sent Friday morning on address update and trial run...try to get seeds sent to arrive before October 31st.

    It is going well, thank you for participating.

    Earl


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    I mailed the seeds off to you on Friday. I hope I did everything right. If not, I still have time to fix it.

    Nancy


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    Hi Everybody! I was ready to send out my seeds, but then I kept it to add some more to the envelope. So please add these varieties to my giving list and they will go out Monday. Thanks!

    Rutger's
    Marglobe
    San Marzano Lampadina
    Porter
    Gold Nugget Cherry
    Black Krim
    NOTE(Black Krim was suppose to be on my original list, but I wrote Black Cherry by accident, so please replace the Black Cherry with Black Krim. Thanks!)
    Christy


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    Seeds are almost complete and will be in the mail by the end of the week :)

    Also sending some extra little baggies.


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  • IF you are the kind of person who comes back and peeks it at this thread, then this update is for you :)

  • I haven't updated in a while. We still have plenty of time and the progress and timing of sending in your seeds has allowed me to keep up with the paperwork and filing.

  • So far I have seeds from ContainerTed (oh and pardon any abbreviations of your nicknames, I'm doing this in my head),Naples, Hort, Dan and Luv....oh and mine are in their too :)

  • Just a note about Luv, she not only sent the seeds on her give list but she scoured her seed bank to send OTHER seed just because you had it on your want list. She also sent a whole bag of plastic ziplocks.

  • Looking over my own seed bank, I see I can supply many of your wants as well but I will compile that list AFTER all seeds are in.

  • Many of those are seeds from 05-07 and I guess the question is...are there any objections IF you get seeds from 05-07 IF no one sent in 08 seeds from that variety. Myself, I'd rather have the variety and worry about germination later, as there are many ways to enhance that.

  • I also have more varieties to add in from others as well as myself as some asked for surprises :) I think you ALL will get surprises.

  • Do I hint at some or just let you wait....sounds like Christmas doesn't it?

  • IF you haven't noticed we have quite the large group of seeds in this swap-WOW! No one will be disappointed....except maybe GroveSpirit...I have found from my bank only 7-8 varieties on your want list....some of those I never even heard of...the rest of you, I highlighted seeds available from your want list and you people are "glowing" :)

  • Nice to have seeds coming in that are new to many of us. Since some of you traded last year, did anyone grow out the FARMER'S RED or UNKNOWN PINK? If so tell me the results.

  • I've answered every mail and all I can say is smooth,smooth,smooth...

  • BTW if you ever do a trade like this...putting the list of seeds in ABC order, blocking them 9 to a baseball card size clear sheet in a notebook is the easiest, adding them into the notebook as they come in, is a most organized way to do it. Once seeds are all in...all you do is take the want list, draw from the alphabetized sheet, stick them in the envelope (oh yeah keep those together in ONE box), be sure you keep everyone's notes too :)

  • Also,some have noted that in a trade or exchange,the term "players" is used...you guys aren't players, you are awesome!

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    • Posted by danincv z9 CA Mtry Bay (My Page) on
      Wed, Oct 15, 08 at 12:11

    I have no objection to receiving older seeds as long as they are marked as such so I can use my magic germination technique. Well, it just looks like magic since it involves a lot of muttering and arm waving.


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    Hi, I also do not mind receiving 2007 seeds. I am sure the germination will be just fine.

    I did go through the want list and try my best to fulfill some of the request. I had the same problem with Grovespirits request. I have seen and actually had quite a few on her want list go through my garden. The problem is that I did not plant them from seed. I purchased them as plants at the College Plant sale or The Arboretum Plant sale. They did not meet my expectations on taste and I did not save seeds. I am sorry.

    I am glad that it is going smoothly for you. I could only imagine if I had to sort through all of those seeds. I would be going CRAZY or asking Danincv for that magic trick. :o)

    Nancy


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    Hi everyone,

    Seeds are on the way yay! :)

    I have no objection to receiving older seeds. I agree they should be marked, but I've not had any trouble with germination on year old seeds. Thanks for asking though.

    Thanks for your hard work Earl. It's really appreciated.


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    I also don't have a problem with year olds. But like the others, I would like to have them marked. I have a "retail" sort of brain and like to "rotate my stock".

    :>)--- Tee Hee


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    UPDATE

    IN
    Danincv
    Naplesgardener
    Luvgardening2
    Containerted
    Horticulturist
    Dirtdiggin
    Bonechickchris

    OUT
    Irish rose grower
    Naturegirl_2007
    Slo_garden
    Farmer ron361
    Lisam627ohio
    Arnesr
    Grovespirit
    Skyblue52

    Swap is looking good, I received Dirtdiggin and Bonechickchris' in yesterday's mail.

    All are sorted alphabetically into sleeves in a seperate notecook...this sure will be better than the fishbowl I used last year..lol

  • Try to get seeds in to me by October 31st.

    Once seeds are in I will confirm your want lists by e-mail and I will post the available list before doing that so you can update wants, there STILL will be surprises added to your package!


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    spelling error

    and I spelled separate & notebook wrong...we need an edit window :)


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    I'm drying the last of my seeds now. They will be in Monday's mail (27th) at the latest. I'm including enough of my two big prouducers, Black Brandywine and Murray Smith, for everyone to try (whether they like or not :)


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    One week left...

    IN
    Danincv
    Naplesgardener
    Luvgardening2
    Containerted
    Horticulturist
    Dirtdiggin
    Bonechickchris
    Lisam627ohio
    Arnesr

    OUT
    Irish rose grower
    Naturegirl_2007
    Slo_garden
    Farmer ron361
    Grovespirit
    Skyblue52


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    HI, I've been under the weather for a few days but my seeds are being mailed to you on Monday. I don't mind 2007 seeds and I love surprised:-)


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    HI, I'm getting my seeds ready and have a question.

    When I put all the baggies in a bubble envelope, can this envelope be used to return to me as well? And then would I just send postage for the return trip to me?

    thanks
    Maureen


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    Hi irish rose grower,

    That's exactly what I did. I sent a label with the new stamps on it and my return address, to simply paste over the top of the old label. Earl didn't seem to mind...well he didn't yell at me :)


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    tks dirtdiggin:-)


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    Aw, you guys are cheating the good old USPS out of honest stamp money. I did it the old fashioned-probably kinda stupid- way and sent a bubble mailer inside my bubble mailer. And paid postage both ways. But I like my mail person and enjoy meeting my neighbors as we exchange the mail she misdelivers (always magazines- I think she does it on purpose- get the "Sail" guy to meet the "Car and Driver" guy).

    So thanks for the tip.


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    Mine will go out with Wednesday's mail. I've added a few extras that may help fill some wish lists. These are the extras: Black Cherry, Costoluto Genovese (lots), Kellogg Breakfast, Nebraska Wedding (2 packs of 12) Tiger Like (lots)


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    Danincv - me too.

    Hmmmmmmm

    Sometimes the most simple things escape my heretofore technical mind. I can memorize dozens of electronic schematics and logic diagrams of very complicated computerized devices and simultaneously coordinate and stuff hundreds of lines of computer language code in my brain as I develop a program ......... and never lose a tick of the clock.

    But I can't remember why I got out of my chair and walked into the storage shed.

    It just don't make any sense, does it?????

    LOL

    :>)

    Ted


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    Please get seeds in soon....tomorrow is the technical deadline...

    Don't make me send
    out to collect :)


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    LOL Earl..What's his name?


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    No package or e-mail lately from farmerron361 or grovespirit :(

    I started sorting but any that requested seeds from the above players may not be available if I package and send soon.

    There were also duplicates so that lowers the trade numbers...however many seed packets had more than 12 seeds and there were many extras packets...THANKS!

    I have broken into many, many seeds in my collection and will do the best I can.

    This will still be one of the best, easy swaps you have done in awhile :)


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    TIA, Earl, for all of your effort and planning. For my part the two that didn't come through had nothing on my wish list and I hope they are OK- things come up. I remember one trade I did where I sent my seeds off and got nothing back for a month. I was about to send a email "zinger" but sent one asking if he was OK? Turned out he and his wife both had major health issues that month but he was getting better. When he sent his side of the trade he included several extra pkgs of seeds he thought would do well in my kind of climate. Since that trade I have always included a little something extra from my end and don't have any worries if nothing comes back. What goes around comes around.
    Thanks, again.


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    Sorting is finished, just have to put in your envelope and double check that I don't give YOU something that you gave...lol, especially when extras are passed out.

    Lots of great trades....wish we had everything on the wish list but together we can solve that.

    At the end of the trade I will include my website/forum so you can post needs and keep that available and fresh in our minds.

    Earl-thanks for trading!


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    Earl, I also want to thank you for emceeing this show.

    You might have a lot of extra Cherokee Purple, given that both Dan and I sent a bunch. I wouldn't mind having one of Dan's packets sent to me. His version seemed to be setting larger fruit than mine.

    In any case, I'll be looking for this show on next season's listings. Your ratings were off the scale this year.

    :>)

    Ted


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    I received an e-mail on Ron...one of those frustrating computer crashes. Let's pray Ron gets restored. There are many priorities higher than a tomato trade, IMO anyway.

    Hope to hear from you soon Ron.


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    Your packages are ALMOST ready...in the meantime. use this link to get information on many of the varieties traded.

    Those requesting seeds from Ron or grovespirit are out of luck...I have been substituting from extras and my inventory. Thank you for your patience.

    Tomato Varieties
    Click here to view the Tomato Variety List in alphabetical order
    Click here to view tomatoes by the country of origin.
    Click here to view tomatoes by fruit color.
    Click here to view tomato listings by other categories (i.e., growth habit, fruit size, leaf type, etc.)
    Click here to view a list of the 100 heirloom tomatoes, described in the Carolyn J. Male's book "100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden".
    Click here to view a list of the heirloom tomatoes, described in the Amy Goldman's new Tomato book that was released on August 5, 2008: The Heirloom Tomato: From Garden to Table.
    Click here to view Tom Wagner's tomato and potato varieties.
    Click here to view Brad Gates' tomato varieties.

    Here is a link that might be useful: varieties


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    Aloha all, this was posted in the Seed Exchange Conversations forum a while ago. Reposting it here. I would have put it here sooner, if I had known which swaps Grovespirit had joined.

    Because of a sudden health crisis which worsened progressively during much of October, my dearest (Grovespirit) has been unable to get several seed trades out on time.

    The problem is still ongoing; she went back to the hospital Nov5 to see a specialist. Several more tests have been ordered. Some of these tests have waiting lists, and we cannot do much for her until the results are all in.

    We hope that she will still be able to send all the seeds owed, eventually. If you were expecting one of Grovespirit's tomato seed varieties, she might still be able to mail it directly to you once she recovers.

    Iris (Grovespirit) is struggling now even with the most basic things such as cooking, sleeping, eating, and walking, because of how the illness is affecting her.

    We have no idea when Iris will be well enough to get all caught up with hobby stuff such as various late seed trades. Patience is appreciated. :)

    The way things are going with Grovespirit's health, she may even need to stop or reduce all gardening and related activities for a while, to save time and energy for treatment.

    Sincere apologies for the inconvenience,

    Grovespirit's other half.


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    I wish Grovespirit the best! Hopefully, the doctors will get a handle on things, and she will be back into good health again soon. Make sure she takes care of herself, and for Pete's Sake, don't let her worry about tomato seed trades!


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    To Mr. "Grovespirit", I really hope that Iris will feel better. I am sure all of us will say a little prayer for her! Please let her know that seed trades are the last thing she should worry about. It was nice of you to let us know. I hope she gets better soon! Christy


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    I'm so sorry to hear about Iris's health issues (grovespirit). She was one of the first people I ever traded tomato seeds with on GW and it was a very happy transaction. Wishing her well soon, we all have some experience with bad health and know how hard life becomes.

    Earl
    If you are short any seeds please send me less. Lord knows I have too many to grow anyway :-)


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    I, too, wish for a speedy recovery for Iris (grovespirit). If there's anything we can do, please don't fail to let us know. And, PLEASE, don't worry about seeds. Take care of yourself.

    Earl, how about a weekly update on where the 12/12 swap process stands.


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  • a weekly update...hmmmm

  • I was thinking of finishing in the spring or maybe at Christmas break as I'll have more time...I know Thanksgiving is out, I'll be deer hunting :)

  • Let me ponder on this for awhile.

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    Maybe I missed the humor. I am holding off other trades until I see what this one brings. I'm not trying to be too anxious, but two weeks ago you posted that "Sorting is finished, just have to put in your envelope and double check that I don't give YOU something that you gave...lol, especially when extras are passed out."

    Then on the 7th, you posted, "Your packages are ALMOST ready".

    Now it's 12 days later and there has been no word of how we're doing. Patient, I can be. But incommunicato I'm not comfortable with.

    A simple answer or short explanation would do wonders. I just got my wife out of emergency surgery, and my stress levels say that I'm not really up to playing a guessing game. If I'm being too harsh, then I apologize. But I sure would like some idea of when you expect to be mailing out.


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    Ted...
    I just e-mailed you on the particulars.

    Earl


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    I'm sure that Ted and I aren't the only ones curious. While I understand that it takes time, I also have put off trading on some items as I'm completely unsure of what will arrive. Not to mention, I was thinking of using some of the items that may be duplicates as Christmas gifts.

    Please give an update that I can understand. Not sure if you were joking or not, but I think Christmas is a bit on the unacceptable side much less Spring. Is there something that is holding things up?

    Earl, I've sent multiple emails and only have received 1 response. Not sure why emails aren't coming through on your end, but my last email, I asked if you wanted some of the seed that I received from Farmer Ron. Please let me know. Thanks :)


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    I just apologized privately and now will do so publicly. I almost lost my wife this past weekend, but thanks to some great care and some top-notch surgery at Northeast Georgia Hospital, I still have my high school sweetheart - my bride of 45 years here with me. My comments in the above post reflected my stress levels and not my true thoughts and feelings. This thread just happened to be the point of my focus when the stress had to be relieved. My most humble apologies to anyone who might have been offended by my actions. Sorry folks, I had to explode somewhere.

    Earl had provided a most welcome service by hosting this trade and he has my fullest support and my most sincere apology.

    Ted


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    Earl, if you're reading this, I just read your email and I again want to offer my most humble apology to you. I do this in the public forum because I need to. I've been a wreck here.

    I'm the oldest generation in my family now. That means I should helping my younger family members thru things like this. Everybody needs family to go to when the world isn't a nice place. Family will understand and forgive. Well, I came here. I hope you folks can understand and forgive my outburst of pain.

    Ted


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    Players, please check your e-mail for Dozen Dozen closure.

    Earl


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  • Please post as packages arrive...

  • condition and comment

  • good

  • bad

  • or indifferent

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    Thank you Earl for all you hard work! I cannot wait to receive my package, which I am sure you worked very hard on! And that is much appreciated!
    The reason why I joined in on this swap, is because of all of the positive feedback I had heard on it from last year, mostly due to its host (Earl). So even though I have not posted much here, please know that I do acknowledge the time, effort, and sharing of your own collection that has personally made this swap such a sucess!
    I am sure everyone here means well, no matter what has been said, either way! I am sure nothing was said to put down or purposely hurt anyone! So please, lets all get back to the fun! Christy


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    My seeds arrived! They are in great shape. I love the varieties and handmade seed packets. There are several non-reds and some early maturing varieties that will be especially interesting to me. Maybe I better go start enlarging the garden right now :) Thanks to all who shared, and thanks especially to Earl both for his time and his generous sharing of his own seeds.

    I was wondering about the Bear Claw variety and wasn't finding much about it. Then I looked over this thread and discovered Earl's photos of it right here. WOW! It's a monster. I better start lifting weights before next year's harvest :) It will remind me of northern Michigan when I grow it. I had to look to find out exactly where Earl's town is located. It's near the eastern tip of Michigan's lower peninsula where I wouldn't be surprised to hear that bears come visiting and leave some claw marks. I'm down at the 43rd parallel in the same state as Earl so I expect my seeds had a quick trip. The rest of you are in for a treat real soon!


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    • Posted by danincv z9 CA Mtry Bay (My Page) on
      Thu, Nov 20, 08 at 15:17

    Seeds arrived today, package was in great shape. My wish list had 18 varieties, Earl and all of you good people came through with 12. Fantastic! A 667 batting average. Time to buy more cages. Actually, if you had sent all 18 I wouldn't have anything to do all winter.

    Thanks, Earl for hosting this and thanks to all of you fellow traders for a great swap. I've been like a kid waiting for Christmas.


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    The seeds arrived in the mail today. They look great! Thanks a million for hosting the exchange and for all of the hard work.


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    I'm jealous! My tomato seeds were not in today's mail :( The suspense is killing me.


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    I received my package today and really didn't know how to respond.

    After sending in nearly 70 pkgs worth of seed and extra bags I can only assume that the package I received was done in error.

    In the package I received 4 items that were on my original request list, 2 items that I sent in to the trade, 5 duplicate packages 2 commercial packs, 3 packs of extras (sub arctic plenty, roma and Siberian) and one package that has a name on it with a big question mark. I guess Im a bit confused. Forgive me if I sound ungrateful, but did I miss something?


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    This is what I went by...the original sign-up.
  • Post the names of the dozen varieties you are GIVING.
  • Once someone posts a variety you must choose another, first posting commits to send that variety.
  • Secondly, provide a list in ORDER of preference for your seed WISHLIST.
  • First come preference,no guarantees
  • You may GIVE more than 12 varieties, but you are only guaranteed to receive 12 varieties.
  • A minimum of a dozen seeds for each variety are required!
  • You will receive a dozen seeds of a dozen varieties!
  • You may send in more than a dozen seeds or a dozen varieties however. This really helped to get everyone the requested seeds last year. Many were very generous.
  • Must send in either a SASBE, postage or cash to cover the return package.


    YOU WANTED:

  • Anna Russian
    Big Rainbow
    Box Car Willie
  • Brandywine pink
    Giant Italian Paste Ron's no show
    Marianna's Peace out
  • Siberia
    Stump of the World out
  • Tommy Toe
    Tony's Italian Paste Ron's no show
  • Soldaki
    And suprises are great :)

    Did you get the marked ones?
    I don't have my sheet in front of me but an error may have been made (I made up two envelopes for you perhaps) I will get the exact fact sheet(my notes) over the weekend and use the computer at work to help resolve any error. Receiving FIVE duplicate packs??? What were they? And an unnamed pack???something is NOT sounding right.

    Trust me, if an error was made I will correct it AND if anyone can get those seeds you did not get, it would be me... now I REALLY need a new host to step up...also I if two people requested the same item...first person signed up had priority as I explained at sign-up. There were many requests that simply ran out.


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    Hi Earl,

    I recieved...

    Soldaki
    Anna Russian
    Big Rainbow
    Boxcar Willie

    Received 5 pkgs of Cherokee Purple

    Not an unnamed one but a pkg that says Brandywine Pink Sudduth with a big question mark on it...

    the three that I mentioned earlier (Siberian, Roma and Sub Arctic Plenty) that someone sent 11 packages of...

    And two commercial packs...

    Caro Rich and Yellow Perfection...

    I also received

    Caspian Pink - Which I sent enough for everyone
    And Aunt Ruby's German Green - Which I also sent.


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    I'll send you another envelope DD :)


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    Hi Earl,

    I was so happy to see my package waiting for me when I came home from work yesterday. No...we do not need a new Host to step up here! My package/seeds arrived in perfect condition, my original list also enclosed with your notes of the varieties that you sent/could not send. Earl, I really appreciate all of your patience and hard work with this swap. Everything was very well coordinated - as with last year's swap. You have done a great job again this year....thanks so much for everything and thanks to everyone who participated! - Lisa


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    Thank you Earl and Dan, for your kind offers. I'm sure it was just an error with all the little packages...I probably would have sent the wrong packages to the wrong people...then would have had to have each person mail the right ones from there. So I'm certainly not griping, just thought it was a bit odd with the duplicates and ones I sent in.

    Earl, would you like me to return some of them or maybe send some to Grovespirit? I could easily send the two that I sent in...and maybe some Cherokee Purple of each type? I see there are 3 or 4 different Cherokee Purple's from different people.

    Thank you again,

    Toni


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    Hey, brought the wife back from the surgery followup today and my envelope was in the mailbox. I have absolutely, positively, and unequivacally no - I repeat NO - complaints at all ---- only compliments. Earl, ya done good, son!!!!

    I am still very embarrassed and seeking forgiveness for my un-needed (and I'm sure unwanted) outburst. But maybe time will be the great healer.

    I do have one very minor comment. Two of your homemade packets had a "not so square" corner glue-up and that left the corner slightly open. I had three seeds loose in the main envelope. And you know, no problem. I'm actually kinda looking forward to growing them out and trying to determine which variety they are. I think I know, but it will be fun to "document" their growth. Anyhow, I get to start with a short list of possibilities. I mean it's not like the entire product list from Tomatofest or something. Again, this should be fun.

    Thanks again for hosting this. Taking so much of your personal time away from your family had to have things very crunched up. Hosting this was a lot of work.

    I truly hope there IS a next time. My wife doesn't have a gall bladder to mess up my head in the middle of things anymore. So, my behavior will be much more adult and civilized. She's my everything. I hope it shows.

    Ted


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    Dirtdiggin,

    The Brandywine with the question mark is probably from me. It is definitely Brandywine (Pink) but I'm not sure whether or not it is Sudduth strain. It is very tasty, though.


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    Thank you slo...I'll test it out, so I received 5 on my wish list :)

    Just another question...if I could either send a package to you Earl, or get Grovespirit's address, I have 4 or 5 items on her list of wants. They may not be 12 seeds each, but at least it would be some of her wishes. I'd be happy to send them on to her. Please let me know. Thanks.

    Hubby, our little one and I went out mushroom hunting this afternoon and I have to say, what a wonderful way to clear your head. Came home with some of the most beautiful big golden Chanterelles...hubby is cooking dinner lol :) bless his heart.

    dirtdiggin - ready to start diggin in the dirt!


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    From Grove's list, I have Tumbling Tom Red, Red Robin, Husky Cherry Red and Silvery Fir Tree. Only need an address.

    From Dirtdiggin's list, I have Stump of the world and Tommy Toe. Let me know.

    Anyone else?????


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    From Grove's list I have

    Japanese Black Trifele
    Totem
    Bradley
    and Black Prince

    An address to send to and I'll have them on their way.


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    I just got my seeds in the mail, and I am so excited! This is better than Christmas. There are all kinds of fun, new varieties in there. I got almost all on my wish list (which wasn't that extensive) plus lots of other stuff to try. Thanks, Earl and Everyone! The only problem is where I'm going to plant all of these...


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    I have Emailed Grovespirit's Email address and also posted a request over on the Seed Exchange Forum to try and get Iris' mailing address.

    In searching, I found she lives in Hawaii and is very much loved and respected as a trader and a gardener. There were many, many comments about her generosity.

    She does have one trading quirk we need to observe. She only likes SASBE for mailing seeds. We need to respect that wish as well. Hopefully, someone will help us send her some early Christmas Presents.

    More, if and when I know something.

    Ted


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    Grovespirits Address

    I now have the address. PM me if you wish to send seeds. Don't forget, she insists on everything being shipped in Bubble Envelopes. I think maybe some early Christmas Presents might help cheer her up.

    I'll check my Email about every two hours to expedite getting the info out to you.

    Ted.


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  • First off, I think it is great what you are doing for Grovespirit and by all means send me an address.

  • Secondly, I apologize for the mix up on sending two of yours back DirtDiggin.

  • Now to get you squared away, I understand that a player is sending you Marianna's Peace, if not I can send you some.

  • Siberia I do not have extra nor Stump of the World.

  • I sent you extra CP because you wanted to try Ted's. Since Ron did not send the pastes, I substituted different CP seeds from different growers (Dan's, mine, trades).

  • I then added Siberian, Roma and Sub Arctic Plenty because of there not being any SIBERIA.

  • I then added what I thought were extras; Caro Rich and Yellow Perfection from Seeds of Change.

  • That makes six of your request.

  • That equals 15 if I count right, plus two of yours were mistakenly added. So did you get 17 or...??? Not counting yours..?

  • Players may be able to help with what you are missing....please keep me informed. I just redid my inventory list and when I get that updated, I will send my page link and you can pick from a BIG list of extras I have.

    By the way, players who sent only a Dozen Dozen received more back. I did not sort players by how many packs sent...giving is just that-giving. If you got the list of what every player received...you would note that many got way more than they sent and that I certainly sent out...well let's just say that I didn't even keep track but I did send many packs that I took in trade to fill in the niches and even sent some 45TH Parallel packs of fresh seed from growouts. If you got my BearClaw you got the second place seeds from the contest over in I Dig :)

  • Just let me know what I can do to make it right.
  • Here is a link that might be useful: I Dig contest


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    also...still waiting to hear from many of the players, please post here.

    thanks, Earl


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    Earl, I'll Email Iris' address as soon as I finish this post.

    I'm sending dirtdiggin some Tommy Toe and Stump of the World today. They're in the mailbox to be picked up now.

    I'm also sending Iris the four I listed above. Remember, everybody, to use Bubble Envelopes when sending her seeds.

    Ted


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    Hi Earl,

    I've been blessed with some very kind traders offering different seeds and have traded for some wonderful varieties in addition to what I had on my list :)

    Not counting the two varieties I sent in, I received 15 total packages of seed. 11 total different varieties with 5 from my original list (which includes the brandywine pink sudduth) I'm not quite sure what the difference is between brandywine and sudduth strain, but I'm looking forward to testing it out :)

    With the trades I've made and the kind offers, I have more than what was on my list - YEAH :) Plus a few great surprises that I'm also looking forward to growing out...the Caro Rich and Yellow Perfection sound very interesting...I've never tried any color tomato other than pink and red, so this will be a fun experience.

    Thank you so much for the offer of the additional package, but it really isn't necessary.
    I appreciate the offer and thank you Ted, Dan and Slo :) for your kind offers and trades.

    Thanks again Earl :)


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    Hi Earl,

    I received my seeds late last week. Thanks so much for putting this seed swap together. Your work sorting and mailing all the seeds is greatly appreciated, and it makes it simple for the rest of us. Thanks to all that contributed seeds.

    Rich
    arnesr


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    I recieved my tomato seeds and WOW! What a surprise of great tomato seeds! I will come back tomorrow and post exactly what I got, but for now, I just wanted to make sure that you know I got them!
    Earl was even nice enough to give me some Sarah Black seeds that he only had a few of just because it was on my want list!
    Earl, you are an awesome tomato seed king! I am very impressed! I hope you are going to do this again next year! I really got much more than I expected! We will all have to keep in touch to let us know how our seeds turn out. And I cannot wait to plant those Bear Claws! Thanks again so much for an outstanding swap! Happy Thanksgiving too! Gobble Gobble! Christy


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