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Oct 23, 2010 4:33 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
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Oct 23, 2010 5:02 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
KL... Oh yes, very much so, with plants and vegetables, trees.

That why sometimes I have oodles of say squash seed for example, but may have only a few seeds. If it not from a commercial packet, you may only get a couple of seeds in a trade and room can be limited, so you only grow a couple of the seeds out of maybe say 20 different kinds of packages.

When I get a chance, I plan on writing an article about land races and the importance of them. Just gotta find the time. Took awhile to write the sleeping seeds one and lots going on right now. When I get it wrote will let folks know. It very interesting and will be something for even backyard gardeners to do.

Tcs... I take sterile seed starting mix, I cut a small section out of 288 cell tray, moisten the soil, and just press the seed enough in the top of the soil, so that the seed has contact. I use a wooden matchstick or a finger nail and just gently press in, plop in baggy and put on kitchen table under 60 watt hanging kitchen lamp left on for 24.7 usually takes a week or two for them to germinate.

I know up North, you would have to put in gh or cover to keep it going to bloom. Last thing to bloom down here too. That and Firespike both do.

Oct 23, 2010 8:18 AM CST
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
Boy, I forgot how far some seed goes when you divide it up into 20-30 seeds per packet.... going to have to get some more baggies. I had some that I thought I'd only have a couple of packs of that are dividing up into like 10 even with over 30 seeds! (Columbine seed for one... collected them so long ago, and they look like such small packets...)
Oct 23, 2010 2:55 PM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
I have been procrastinating packing up the nicotiana seeds, I would need a tweezer to put 10 per pack. I'll just pick up bits with a tip of a knife and give a generous number. They are a dusty pink color that people may like. (I got the original plant from a swap). This was my first year for nicotiana, I loved the flowers and fragrance in the evenings.
I am trying to find begonia seeds on the plants. I remember they were fine like ground pepper, but winter sowed looking like moss. I put them in a hanging basket and brought in inside.
Oct 23, 2010 5:35 PM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
I took some cuttings of my pineapple sage today. It just started blooming so I am not certain if it will set seeds. I originally got the plant from a swap this spring. I like the flavor and scent of the leaves added to tea or lemonade.

I will cut back my plants including the pineapple sage, kale, salvia this year (instead of pulling them out). Last year, many things came back that I assumed were annuals.
Oct 23, 2010 5:51 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
i was wondering if anyone heard from George / ansonfan ??

I sent him a DMail yesterday, I guess that could take a few days for him to answer.
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at

Oct 23, 2010 7:19 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
man I miss one move and two threads later lol Rolling on the floor laughing
Oct 24, 2010 6:03 AM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
I put the coffee on. It is going to rain later this week, so I better get outside today. It is getting chilly at night. Even though we had a longer, and hotter, than usual summer, I still can't believe it is over already.

Think I will also go get some more ferns from my former neighbor's abandoned garden. I already put some by my hostas in the "tiger garden". I want to try one inside by the glass door. I am trying to bring more life inside.

Got to get these seeds dried, packed up and sent/shared/filed so that I can get my tables and counter back! Joys of living in a tiny place. Although friends from the city think it is huge. Everything is relative, I suppose.

My roses and dahlias are still blooming. At least I still see color outside.
Oct 24, 2010 7:00 AM CST
Name: Kelly
Simpsonville, SC
Mmm, Dahlias are really hitting their peak here... until we get a frost they just keep on going. And since I never succeed (no matter how hard I try) in supporting them properly... I have a lot flopping over that just have to be cut and brought inside ;-)
Oct 24, 2010 6:57 PM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
I have one tall dahlia with a bunch of short ones. Both Unwins Dwarf and Bishop of Llandalf are short ones that I have grown from seed. None needed staking, but they would have liked to have been planting further apart. I read a tip about pinching the center part of the dahlia as it is starting to grow to make it fuller. I did this (although I wasn't sure at the time if I was doing it right). They really look good this year, I think they like early springs and late frosts.

All of the 4 o'clock tubers have been dug up. They look like deformed baby carrots. I winter sowed the seeds and put the plants in large pots. Both pots were rather root bound by the end of the season. The tubers would have probably gotten bigger in the ground. (At least until they hit rocks. Growing carrots here would require carrot height raised beds). This is my first year with 4 o'clocks, but I will keep growing them.
Oct 25, 2010 5:40 AM CST
Name: Carolyn Madden

I saw an article quite some time ago, where they did not stake the dahlias and let them creep along the floor of the garden. It was very beautiful. I'll have to see if I can find it and post the picture.

Oct 25, 2010 1:00 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
Thumb of 2010-10-25/gardengus/710664 . Thumb of 2010-10-25/gardengus/15598b
Just collected some seeds from this plant in a local park
? mum? aster or what? any I deas?
Oct 25, 2010 1:09 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
I think I answered my own question while looking for seeds in the heads I collected . a very strong mum smell.
Sorry to say I can not seem to find seeds just soft chaff Confused
Oct 25, 2010 5:35 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
I looked at one of my mums 'cause the flower looked so similar, but the leaves are different. If it smells like a mum it probably is though. I can't think of any other plant that smells similar.

One online source says this about mum seeds "Chrysanthemum seeds are extremely small (45,000 seeds per ounce)", another person says they don't have seeds ready to collect until December. They evidently take a long time to mature.

I did notice yesterday that some of the wild aster seeds out in the meadow are ripe - don't know if it's early for them or not.
Oct 26, 2010 6:48 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
I was so happy cu for once I had seed if not divided by cultivar at least, by genus and then moved the flour and grits and grits and pancake boxes thinking now would be a good time to clean the fridge and three more stiffed gallon bags of seeds. I just love it when I find seed I thought I had lost. More to share with the piggies. Hilarious!
Oct 26, 2010 6:51 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
Opps forgot to add, I dashed off a quick article about the swap this morning. If ya have the time, you might want to add comments, to let folks know it a lot of fun and a great way to get seed and make friends.
Oct 26, 2010 7:06 AM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Ella -- if you can, go back and edit the few links you have at the bottom. The one for the swap, and for Zany's graphics... just so folks can link to them instead of trying to copy/paste.
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at

Oct 26, 2010 10:40 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
*Blush* Opps and Double oops. *Blush* *Blush* Got it thanks.

Think brain was still engaged in the mass of seed when I wrote that this morning. Still trying to figure out what Petorhagia saifraga is?

Oh, and don't remember if I mentioned this or not for newbies. Don't be afraid to list something even if you see it listed already by somebody else. That way if folks miss out on it from from person that can try their luck with you.

Sheesh, Last year I had to take two spots to list all my seed, this year I may have to take three spots if folks don't want to be scrolling a mile down the page. I may have to put resting benches along the way for folks to rest their eyeballs. Hilarious!

Oct 26, 2010 11:02 AM CST
Name: Jan - INKY'S PAL Charleys Girl
I'm a Charley's girl and loving it!
Congratulations on the hidden stash. Thumbs up Big Grin It is always fun to find a surprise hiding somewhere. Lovey dubby
Oct 26, 2010 5:25 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
Ok, can somebody tell me which one is the real corkscrew vine?

There is one I think that is more of an annual vine and one that turns like into a perennial shrub/tree.

This is what I have seed of all with t common name corkscrew vine. I'm so confused. Confused Confused

Snail vine /Vigna
Phaseolus Sunset
Vigna caracalla
Juncus spiralis
Phaseolus angularis / Vignaangulasis Aduko Bean Yellow corkscrew vine

Anybody know what I got so I cna add the right info to my available list?

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