Cottage Gardening forum: #1 Hog Wild Seed Swap Chat

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Oct 6, 2010 6:13 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
Welcome to this years swap everybody! Group hug

It almost time for it to start. Just a few more weeks. I hope you all are as excited as I am. Thumbs up

This thread will be for general chatting, discussion of plants on the swap, getting help and direction. That way we won't have as much chatter on the actual swap thread. Ya right, I think I the biggest chatter of them all. Rolling on the floor laughing

Make sure Ya click the Watch button up in the left hand corner, so ya don't lose this forum and thread.

We'll be having some new piggies this year, so former piggies, please double check this years rules and lend helping hands to new folks. Ya all know. how the first few hours and days can be a bit hectic and we want everybody to have a good time. Would appreciate it. Lovey dubby

Right now we have lots of spaces yet, so feel free to invite your friends to join. Once we start getting up in numbers and I figure out where I gonna make the cut-off at.

Soon as I finish it here in a little bit, will come back and give everybody the link to the official rules and swap start thread. Got Foxfire now so t really helps with my dyslexic typing, but still take some time to make the corrections, but at least ya can more or less read what I typing this time. :lol:

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Oct 6, 2010 2:15 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
Ok, here is the official thread for the rules and the one that the swapping will start on Nov. 3 at 8pm est time.

Make sure you watch this thread and that thread. Thumbs up

List of Players

This list is added to as new folks join.

Returning Piggies


New Participants

Birdie Blue



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Oct 6, 2010 3:15 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
I'm here. Just double checking Blinking - this is the general piggy chat thread, right?

I'm not signed up yet, that I do know. Would you sign me up, please Ella?

I've never participated in anything like this before, but I'll try to keep up! Big Grin
Oct 6, 2010 3:23 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
Hi Chelle!

Yep your in the right spot. You'll have fun. the first couple posts ya might be a bit nervous, but after that, it easy as pie.

Be glad to sign you up. Thumbs up If you need help just holler .
Oct 6, 2010 5:39 PM CST
Name: MARY
Pennsylvania Zone 6b
I wish to sign up for the seed swap.

One of my contributions will be Japanese Red Leaf Maple (bloodgood) seeds. I can do at least 2 packets of 25 or 5 packets of 10. These are recently harvested seeds and require stratification.

Picture is of an offspring of the mama tree.

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Oct 6, 2010 5:41 PM CST
Name: MARY
Pennsylvania Zone 6b
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Oct 6, 2010 6:18 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Thanks Ella!

I only got halfway through the *rules* when something told me to run over and check on Trish. Lovey dubby Hurray! Now, back to reading...
Oct 6, 2010 7:00 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4

I found singingWolf's addy and dropped her a note. not sure if anyone had done that already.

I should have Karen / bluespiral's too...
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at

Oct 6, 2010 7:29 PM CST
Name: Stephanie Gonzales
Sign me up also please. Going to check out the rule page now.

Hi Chelle (((waving)))!!! How are you? Long time no talk!!
Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
Oct 6, 2010 7:31 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
First question... Hilarious! possibly the first of many!

I took a peek into the database for trading lists - is the "wants for trading" list the same as the "wish list" as stated in the rules thread?

starlight1153 wrote:
The last wrinkle is your wishlist! When you sign up, also post 10 things you'd like to have. These can be specific (Lupine 'White Snow') or vague (anything white for part shade). Try to be as specific as you can. Like any type Salvias or Echinacea. If you just put "anything for butterflies and hummers" or "anything for part shade", it hard on me. I am not familiar with all the plants around and don’t have time to look up every seed to see if for hummers or not.

Note: You will not be considered "in" the swap until this Wishlist is posted.
Oct 6, 2010 7:36 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Oh My Gosh!

I have been thinking of you a lot lately, been wondering where you were!!!

Glad you're back, girlfriend!

Group hug
Oct 6, 2010 8:00 PM CST
Name: Stephanie Gonzales
I have missed you too Group hug Lovey dubby Group hug
Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
Oct 6, 2010 8:09 PM CST
Name: Stephanie Gonzales
I have a ? also. I have a butterfly bush and a cat's whiskers plant. How do I collect seed from them?
Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
Oct 7, 2010 2:54 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
Welcome Mary! Glad you joining. Big Grin Oh goodie. I been looking for them seed s for awhile. When the swap opens, will be trying to beat everybody else to the trough to get some from you. Rolling on the floor laughing

Welcome too you too Stephanie! Big Grin
On both of your plants, take a close look to see if the seed ready. You would think a s big a s the butterfly bush gets that it would make bigge r seed, but it ha s dust seed too. On both your plants I look and see if the booms are all gone and it looks liekit forming some seed pods they just tiny little bums and then I put a paper bag over the branch and cut it off and bring and lay inside on piece of white typing paper and let finish drying out than gently shake it for seed to come out.

Te Cat's Whisker is hard to collect from. it ha s been for me. I usually only able to get one or two seed s from it at a time. It one of them rarer seeds . I do the same way.

Maybe somebody will have better way.

Chelle. Thanks for bringing that up, Thumbs up Forgot what I had put. Yep Wants has now been changed to Wish list and also have added the Don't Want section too. Some folks have little children or pets and don''t want any seed that could be considered poisonous or like maybe they don't want any veggie seeds.

Ask away at any time. Your not alone, even returning piggies ask again as we forget from year to year sometimes. There times I even have to ask me questions. Rolling on the floor laughing

Oct 7, 2010 3:31 AM CST
Name: Sharon
near Detroit, MI
Wow, look at all those returning piggies!
A big 'HI' to all of the new Piglets, you will have lots of fun at this swap.
Oct 7, 2010 7:21 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Thanks Ella!

A big HI to you too Sharon. Thanks for the welcome! I'm sure this will be fun - I just hope I don't mess it all up! Whistling
Oct 7, 2010 9:09 AM CST
Name: LeBug 6b
Greenville, In.
Terese Bluespiral is on here I'll cmail her :)

Welcome everyone once ya been in the Hog Wild seed swap you can never get out your little hoofs get stuck in the mud at the trough while we are feeding and you are with us forever SQUEEEEEAL!
Oct 7, 2010 9:29 AM CST
Name: MARY
Pennsylvania Zone 6b
Hi peeps .... some of the seeds I will be looking for are

Blushing Susie ..... (Blacked Eye Susan vine) AKA Aftican Sunset
Different colors of Butterfly Bush other than purple

This evening I will enter into the database some of the seeds that I can feed the piggy.

If I encounter problems I will HOLLAR.

Now I need to get outside and do yardwork while the weather is nice ..... just had 3 days of rain.

Oct 7, 2010 11:34 AM CST
This may be the first time I've posted to Cubits.
Hey Ella,
I am here, and I know you and my other piggy friends will help me learn to maneuver through this new site.
I've had a busy year. I'm a survivor and am looking for bushes and trees to screen our rental property that was involved in a fire this last spring. Some idiot through a lit cigarette out of their car window. Creator must have been looking out for us that day. Fire started just above the wood lot, ran through the dry grass towards our rental house. We may have lost a couple of trees, and bushes, but I feel so Blessed that no one was hurt and the structures weren't damaged. All of my Angels must have been up on that hill fanning their wings to keep the fire from the buildings.
That and my neighbors. Took over 20 minutes for the fire dept. to show up. At one point one guy comandeered a water truck and had him water down the side of the road. It was crazy. The first engine on scene had to come in from the next town to the north of us. When our guys got there they were so apologetic. They'd been on a life saving call. It all worked out, and I thanked everyone I could for their help. : - )
There is a whole thread about the Lancaster/Palmdale fire, where we lost some of our beehives. So I guess we survived one flood, and two fires this year. Still life is good, and I'm so glad to see so many of my friends here. I've missed you.
I know I'm rubbing off on you! LOL!
Have seeds to swap. Will work on list as soon as Pumpkin Patch open for season. : - )
Walk In Beauty!
Oct 7, 2010 1:38 PM CST
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
Yeah, you found us SW! Sorry to hear about all your troubles this year. We'll get you set with seeds for sure :)

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