Seed Trading forum: Coming Hog Wild Seed Swap!!!!!!!

 
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Imagestarlight1153
Aug 21, 2010 4:40 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Though this is only August and the actual swapping won't be for a couple of months yet, I wanted to get this posted so everybody would be aware of it and can start getting things ready ahead of time.

It time to start thinking about going Hog Wild this year. Rolling on the floor laughing

Around some of the forums here in EG you may have seen mention of the Piggy Swap. Piggy Swap is the nickname that got developed as when it comes to this seed swap we all are like a bunch of piggies at a food trough. Big Grin

Some background information on the swap is this:

2010 HOG Wild / Piggy Swap. This annual event is a chance for folks to trade harvested seed, leftover seed hanging around, unused or leftover trade seeds. It is a chance to clean out your seed boxes and fridges, and fill them up with new treasures!

Besides the regular folks in the swap, Disaster Survivors from fires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, other natural disaster this past year, are invited to join in and receive from the generosity of the regular swap people free seeds to rebuild your gardens.

Last year we had going on 60 people and well over 12,000 packets of seeds that were shared and distributed.

In essence, what happens is you will make a wishlist of seeds you would like to get,if possible, also you will be listing seeds you have to offer to folks, and in exchange you will be asking ( more like oinking) for seeds you see on other peoples list. No piggy in the several years I have hosting this has walked away hungry.

It is a fun time, a time to make new friends, laugh, share, joke, and share growing experiences and have a chance to try and grow new things.

If your interested in maybe joining it this year, please go ahead and start putting your name down here. There will be a cut -off of regular members I just not sure of what the number will be yet. There will be no limit on Surviors joining.

When we get closer to the starting time, I will c-mail you and double check to make sure you still want to be in or not for sure. Feel free to chat and ask questions on this thread. Thumbs up

There will be some folks joining that will have huge lists and a wide variety of seeds, there will be others who may only have a few seeds and one type. That is fine. All types of swappers are welcome.

The only restriction I can think of off hand is that in order to participate you must be a member here at EG. If your not, you need to click the join this cubit button to become one.




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Imagegardengus
Aug 23, 2010 1:38 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
Thumbs up
Count me in
Will we list here what we are gathering?
Imagestarlight1153
Aug 23, 2010 3:05 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Cinda.... I will making special threads for everybody to do their listing on when the time is right. Soon I will get the Wish List thread going first In that folks will start listing 10 things that they are looking for.

All our lists and all the action will be here in the seed forum. In between you might want to let your friend s know it will be coming here and to watch in case they want to join.

That way other folks can start saving those requests and wishes off to the side for those who are wishing for them.

It best to go ahead and start organizing your seed as you have or get it, leaves more time for oinking later. LOL

I start doing mine on a word document and keep adding to it as I do stuff.
I list how many packets I have and some folks are even nice enough to put links to pics to the seed.

Everything goes, flower, veggie, trees , shrub, herbs, if a person can plant it, it can be added to the swap.


For example my list will look like this:

5 Pink Petunias ( number of seeds) Link to a pic if I have it.
1 Rudebeckia Denver Daisy ( number of seeds) Link
25 Morning Glory ect./. ect...

There is no such thing as too big or too small a packet or too common of a seed. Some seed harder to get or rarer in some areas, so a packet maybe will only have 3 seeds, while some folks may have a lot of a seed and offer 25 or more.

Last year somebody only grew and had Zinna seeds. hey they all went and somebody else was new to gardening only had marigold. Even they went. So don't think anything ya might have nobody else will want cuz they do.

If you have no seeds and want to play, all you have to do is get a couple of packets of seed from store or some on line place and divide them up.

Some folks are real creative and make their own seed packets. I am not. So already every time I go to Walmart I have started buying up couple packs of them small seed baggies at a time.

All ready got me an extra roll of cheap foil to put them tinier than dust, don't dare sneeze over seeds in. Rolling on the floor laughing



Mindy03
Aug 24, 2010 2:37 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Add me in Ella. I had so much fun last year.
mekos
Aug 24, 2010 7:48 PM CST
Name: Jan - INKY'S PAL Charleys Girl
NEWBEE CHAT & HELP LINE
I'm a Charley's girl and loving it!
Me too.Count me in.
Since I played and made all the goof ups last year, maybe I will do better this year. I'm gonna be doing the free seeds for newbees this year too since Arejay passed the torch to me and would like to try and raise some seeds to get my stash going for the newbees.This would be a nice way to get a variety to be able to pass on to new members. Hurray!
Imagestarlight1153
Aug 24, 2010 10:14 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Got ya both too. Everybody did just fine. I t just takes a little bit to learn how to get that curly tail a moving. LOL
Imagetcs1366
Aug 27, 2010 1:55 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Would anyone want any Penstemon Red Rocks? they are more of a Hot Pink though. Thumb of 2010-08-27/tcs1366/9baef2
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

Imagegardengus
Aug 27, 2010 2:11 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
I have had very good success winter sowing penstemons, now to see what ones make it through the winter .
That is a nice vivid color Smiling
Mindy03
Aug 27, 2010 4:34 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Do honey bees like them LOL I'm on the lookout for seeds for plants they will like. If they do I'm interested
mekos
Aug 27, 2010 5:42 PM CST
Name: Jan - INKY'S PAL Charleys Girl
NEWBEE CHAT & HELP LINE
I'm a Charley's girl and loving it!
Star, if you will come over to my cubits and post a link to you swap here we may have some that would be interested, but I tried and boy did I flub up. So if someone wants to come to Amorphophallus and newbees and games and auctions cubit and post you are welcome. I told everyone about your swap but they might need some extra info on what it is. Some never heard of it.
Imagetcs1366
Aug 27, 2010 6:45 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
I find bees [i see mostly Bumble Bees] swamp all over the Honey Bee Blue Agastaches.
[and they produce thousands of seeds]

But I do recall Bees on other Penstemons.
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

Mindy03
Aug 27, 2010 6:49 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Thanks Terese I have a book called The Beekeeper's Garden but haven't got to those yet. Will have to look up the genus name as that's how they are listed in the book. By the time of the swap I should have my list ready from that book.
I have Pink Feathery Cockscomb and the bumble bees were all over those this evening. First time I've ever seen that many in one place before
Imagetcs1366
Aug 27, 2010 7:24 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Agastache Hybrid Anise Hyssop Honey Bee Blue

this is out of my spreadsheet.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/103992/
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

Imagedryad57
Aug 29, 2010 7:50 AM CST
Name: Robin Lange
Corydon, IN
oooo - count me in! Not sure when we'll be moving (the house isn't on the market yet) but in the process of packing I'll make sure the seeds stay out of the whirlwind. HI Terese - yes, I would love some penstemon! (The new house will have me closer to LeBug, so maybe I'll get to pester her more often)
Imagetcs1366
Aug 29, 2010 8:03 AM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Hey Robin -- so good to see you here.

Just make a list of any seeds you'd like to have, and i'm sure between the bunch of us, we'll have ya covered.

I also know i'll be shipping something to Lea in the Spring ... if there are any plants you want, i can stuff'em in the box for your new home.

I have in abundance : Husker Red, Honey Bee Blue Agastache, Bronze Fennel and Eastern ConeFlower [but i think everyone has those]

I'll go out today and get some Red Rock Penst. seeds. They should be ripe for the pickin' -- I think the pods are open.
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

Imagedryad57
Aug 29, 2010 8:22 AM CST
Name: Robin Lange
Corydon, IN
Terese, you're a doll! The new place will be completely new - woods and fields. The house is going into the woods, and there's a spot in one of the fields where we'll drop a garden shed and then plant a new garden around it. So I'll even take the ConeFlowers!! The only things I saw there the times we've tromped are clover and JewelWeed :-) There are also some quite large and impressive Tulip Trees, the woods haven't been harvested for a long, long time, so we have a great opportunity to put in a forest garden. Sis is all busy planning her new dream house, where she'll put the chicken house, the sheep barn, the horse barn, etc., and I get to plan all the gardens. She LOVES ConeFlowers, so we'll be taking some with us (the orange, yellow and green ones that have survived here) but there won't be many of them. LeBug gifted me two carloads of plants this spring, and I managed to work in about 1/3 of them before Sis announced she'd "had it" with this house (seriously, 6,000 square feet is just too damn big - but they bought it for the acreage). So I'm nursing the remainder of her gifts until we can move them to the new place. Not all of her gifts survived this horrid summer, but many did. Now, if I can just keep them going.... Long story shortened - I'll be starting yet another new garden probably next year, so I'll definitely be in the trade!!
Imagetcs1366
Aug 29, 2010 8:33 AM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
that's fabulous.

I've been looking at homes with property ... but honestly, i'm terrified to move. I've been here almost my entire life, and i really dont wanna leave. One kid moved out, the other is thinking of joining the Air Force... so once he is gone, we dont need this house. 6k sq ft is HUGE, ours is half of that.

OH -- would you like some Fever Few?? i've got lots of that too, and grows easily by seeds... but i can use to get rid of a good chunk.

funny thing... after I wrote you back above... i thought of Suzy, so i dropped her a note to see if she's like to wander on in. we shall see. boy - i do miss her posts.

well, gotta grocery shop before it gets too hot.
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

Imagedryad57
Aug 29, 2010 10:22 AM CST
Name: Robin Lange
Corydon, IN
I'll second you on that - I miss Suzy very much.
maozamom
Aug 29, 2010 2:14 PM CST
Name: Mao
Orrville, Ohio
I want to join in on the fun. It would be wonderful if Suzy joined in, even if it was only on the sidelines.

I need seeds that for the Orr Homestead that blooms early. It's looking beautiful right now but there's almost nothing that blooms before July. The Historic Society is no help with this project, so I have no budget.

My Dh and I also got roped into volunteering at the community garden. We live within walking distance of the Salvation Army, where the food is donated, so it was thought that it would be convenient for us to harvest the vegetables. Somehow that turned into us doing all of the work . We came in late with this project and we didn't have any say on the planting. I tell you, I'm not enjoying picking a hundred million zillion Sungold tomatoes. What were they thinking? Luckily the garden has donations and a grant that pays for the seeds and plants, so we're good there.

mao
Imagegardengus
Aug 29, 2010 2:26 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
sounds like you have kept very busy this summer.
Yes it would be nice to hear from Suzy the pink mums gone yellow (mum mystery thread) were from her garden.

Besides yellow tomatoes what else Have you harvested ?

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