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Imagetcs1366
Nov 30, 2010 4:44 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
We came from here.... http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view/42986/

There is still room in the Swap if anyone wants to join... just post your intention in this thread, and we will add you to the list.

Links to Important Posts:

Rules
Part 1 http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view_post/434172/
Part 2&3 http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view_post/434191/

Participants http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view_post/434298/

Philosophy http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view_post/434166/

What to send to Ella http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view_post/434213/

Seed List Database http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/db/hogwildseedswap/browse.php

What is "land-race", by Joseph http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/thread/view_post/471773/

Here's a guide to seed viability: http://www.hillgardens.com/seed_longevity.htm

Foldable Seed Envelopes - great made with wax paper
http://www.carnivorousplants.org/seedbank/Envelope.htm

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Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

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mekos
Nov 30, 2010 5:18 PM CST
Name: Jan - INKY'S PAL Charleys Girl
NEWBEE CHAT & HELP LINE
I'm a Charley's girl and loving it!
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I be here! In the middle of a tornado, but I'm here. Blinking
ImageMistirose
Nov 30, 2010 5:41 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
I be here too Hurray!
Imagecritterologist
Nov 30, 2010 7:40 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
LOL, got my threads mixed, guess I'll have to repeat my oinking post to Star in the other thread!

Wildflowers, I missed if you have seed of that black pumpkin looking squash... if so, I'd love just a few seeds to try a hill of it!

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I'm learning to dance in the rain! Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
ImageBluespiral
Nov 30, 2010 10:43 PM CST
Just catching up from the previous chat incarnation -

Sorellina - thanks for sharing those trellis photos - I'm always looking for new ideas, and I like the one you can walk beneath and harvest from above:)

Patti - you are so not boring - your energy really impresses me - you should add photographer to your list of accomplishments - loved those scenes of shore and water

mjsponies - you asked about new seeds - by now, hopefully you're over on the trading thread - check out Sorellina's and Star's
My religion is simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama
Imagestarlight1153
Dec 1, 2010 8:13 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Mekos. Hoping you ok, ya got bad down here yesterday too. Got about three inches of rain. Went from waking up to 60F yesterday morning to 33 this morning and all that rain gonna be ice tonight.

Only good thing about yesterday was all them high winds and tornado watches just about cleared every tree of leaves but the Oaks. Now I ankle deep in leaves again. If it ever dries out good enough can get the lawn mower out and have fun mowing them.

Sorellina. Thank you for the pics. Had to chuckle about how your men like to hunt it, build it. LOL

Lebug and Critter. Rolling on the floor laughing Ya had me looking to see which thread I was on myself. Got ya both though.

Mj.. Glad your doing better.


Wildflowers... Very nice looking squash. I remember the first time I ever planted some squash seed. I had no idea what I was doing, but decided to give them a try. I asked a friend what to do. They said plant three seeds together. I did that. planted them in some small pots to start them off then transplanted to garden.

Friend said mound up a hill and dig a big hole in center add a couple of handfuls of composted manure, put in transplants, water in and let grow. Did that.

They grew and had blossoms. Told friend that the plants were still awful small to making blooms. Friend said pull them off. I did.

For weeks and weeks every time I saw blooms I pulled them off. I started getting big plants, had lots of foliage and then noticed wasn't getting many blooms anymore and I sure wasn't getting any squash.

*Blush* Didn't know at the time, about male and female blooms. Let's just put it this way. I sure didn't have a crop of squash growing that year, but I sure did enjoy all the bloom I ate from pinching. Rolling on the floor laughing

Learn and grow.. Grow and Learn. Whistling



Imagewildflowers
Dec 1, 2010 10:52 AM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Critter, I put some black futzu squash in your bucket! Smiling

my garden fence is coming along nicely. I think I should have plenty of seeds from this swap to grow a nice cottage garden! LOL

FAITH over fear!

Imagecritterologist
Dec 1, 2010 12:24 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
Thanks, wildflowers! Those will be fun to try -- definitely unique!

Circles of Support for Breast Cancer
I'm learning to dance in the rain! Thank you, Sally & Chris & Sharon.
ImageSorellina
Dec 1, 2010 12:56 PM CST
Name: Julianna
Victoria, BC USDA Zone 8
Ciao all-

I'm still finding new things to share. How long do we keep trading before we have to scamper to the post office? Be advised, Canada Post and USPS don't work well together always, so my parcel will need at least 7 business days to reach you, Starlight.

Wildflowers, I found another pack of the Caribbean Cocktail Nasturtium so it's yours. I think I'll have enough of the Alaska also.

Danita, I found Purple Milpa Tomatillo. Let me know if you'd like that one. I had a small amount, so I didn't include it in the Big List Of Seeds I Have Way Too Much Of So Please Take Some Off My Hands. Whistling
Grazie a tutti,
Julianna
Imagetcs1366
Dec 1, 2010 1:00 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Swap closes on the 15th, and your box should be to Ella by the 20th. that is a Monday.
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

ImageSteven
Dec 1, 2010 1:15 PM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
Should I send off my box early to Ella since it will probably take a couple weeks to get to her?
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ImageSorellina
Dec 1, 2010 1:48 PM CST
Name: Julianna
Victoria, BC USDA Zone 8
Ciao Steven-

You and me are in the same boat, home boy. Rolling my eyes.
Grazie a tutti,
Julianna
ImageSorellina
Dec 1, 2010 1:49 PM CST
Name: Julianna
Victoria, BC USDA Zone 8
You and me? You and I..sheesh..back to Grammar 101.
Grazie a tutti,
Julianna
ImageSteven
Dec 1, 2010 3:21 PM CST
Name: SW_Gardener
Ontario, Canada
Zone 6a
Hey Julianna, how are you enjoying this 'amazing' weather we're having? Ugh, its so dark I can't take it anymore Blinking Once February comes it'll be nice again though cause spring is just around the corner! Hurray!
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ImageRickCorey
Dec 1, 2010 5:06 PM CST
Name: Rick Corey
Pacific NorthWet Zone 8a
I re-read the "What send in" post, and looked for updates in the various threads. I may have missed something, but here's my questions:

1. May we send our postage via PayPal? Or should we put bills in the mailer or box that we send to you?

2. It sounds like you will send back to us in Priority boxes - so we do not need to send you a big enough box for what might come back, right?

3. Is it OK to put multiple Oinks for one person (like 5 2x3 inch Zip-locks) inside one non-zip sandwhich baggie?

The baggie (plus rubber band) seems to wrap around the seed pkts well enough to hold them in place.
I thought that Scotch tape might be annoying to cut off, but I'll tape them closed if you like that better, to keep things from falling out while you sort.

4. Is this OK? I've been putting a piece of paper into each sandwhich Baggie,
so that you can read it through the baggie:
- the recipient's screen name,
- the NUMBER of Oinks contained in that Baggie
- a list of the seeds in that one Baggie for that one person

5. Plus my real name and real return address label and screen name.

To clarify: I'm sending seeds for 16 people, so I might send you 16 sandwhich Baggies in a bubble-mailer.
Each baggie would have seeds for just one person, like 1-10 seed Zip-locks per Baggie.

Corey
ImageSorellina
Dec 1, 2010 5:32 PM CST
Name: Julianna
Victoria, BC USDA Zone 8
Ciao Steven-

Honestly, I can take what we have right now, it's close to Vancouver type winter weather and I'm good with that. Once it gets below 0C and stays there, I try to go out as little as possible. February is my absolute least-favourite month. I try to make sure I have plenty of spare lightbulbs in the house to keep it nice and bright and I catch up on my reading, my mending, I do a lot of baking, and I plan my garden. Once Duane starts his early chile pepper seeds started in late January, I obsess over when they germinate and I get my area of the downstairs laundry room tidied for my seeds. I'm not one of these nutbar winter-loving Canadians. I hate it..strong words but the truth. So to survive, I keep myself busy with really tedious projects that require a lot of focus on detail.
Thumbs up

Off to make myself a hot chocolate now.
Grazie a tutti,
Julianna
Imagetcs1366
Dec 1, 2010 6:07 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
RickCorey wrote:I re-read the "What send in" post, and looked for updates in the various threads. I may have missed something, but here's my questions:

1. May we send our postage via PayPal? Or should we put bills in the mailer or box that we send to you?

2. It sounds like you will send back to us in Priority boxes - so we do not need to send you a big enough box for what might come back, right?

3. Is it OK to put multiple Oinks for one person (like 5 2x3 inch Zip-locks) inside one non-zip sandwhich baggie?

The baggie (plus rubber band) seems to wrap around the seed pkts well enough to hold them in place.
I thought that Scotch tape might be annoying to cut off, but I'll tape them closed if you like that better, to keep things from falling out while you sort.

4. Is this OK? I've been putting a piece of paper into each sandwhich Baggie,
so that you can read it through the baggie:
- the recipient's screen name,
- the NUMBER of Oinks contained in that Baggie
- a list of the seeds in that one Baggie for that one person

5. Plus my real name and real return address label and screen name.

To clarify: I'm sending seeds for 16 people, so I might send you 16 sandwhich Baggies in a bubble-mailer.
Each baggie would have seeds for just one person, like 1-10 seed Zip-locks per Baggie.

Corey


#1 -- I dont think Ella has paypal - send cash

#2 -- I think Ella keeps up on the boxes [get them free at the PO] I think I recall sending a mailing label all filled out. But Ella may now computer generate them. she may have to answer this one

#3 -- yes. I've had them come to me in fold-over sandwich baggies, they were stapled or taped shut. rubber band would work too.

#4 -- I to the same on an index card [but now most all all scribbled on, from add ons, that i will probably re-do them on paper]


#5 -- looks good

and to clarify.... Yes, perfect.

Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

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Imagestarlight1153
Dec 1, 2010 6:10 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Corey.. I working on an announcement about it now. Yep, you got it right so far for part #1. I can not stress enough to include a confirmation sticker on your package s coming to me. I have all the boxes already for going back to folks. I got them way back in September.

Will be back in a bit with the full post. : )








Imagetcs1366
Dec 1, 2010 6:56 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
hey ELLA !!

how the heck did we all miss your birthday a few days ago?? is that one of the days you stayed out of here so we wouldnt remember???

Happiest Belated Birthday I tip my hat to you.
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

Imagestarlight1153
Dec 1, 2010 7:09 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
*Blush* Thank you . Shoot got caught. Whistling I tried to fly under the wire and Carolyn remembered and went and posted in Happy Birthday forums. I try to ignore the actual year. My mind is stuck back in the 70's and 80's and as long as I keep it there , they say mind over matter, than I figure I will keep going full out working the body that way. Of course then there are them days when ya wish ya had unicorn oil for all the creaks and pains. LOL

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