Seed Trading forum: 2012 hog wild seed swap sign up and chat thread

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Oct 24, 2012 1:14 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
IT"S OINKING TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Whether your a new participant or a returning Piggy...

Welcome to this years HOG WILD SWAP. Also, affectionately known as the Piggy Swap too. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

This is a seed swap that has been going on for many years. It is held once a year and runs for a month. 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! Smiling

Everyone is welcome to join. Folks from other forums or sites, are welcome to join in here too. You will need to click the "Join" this cubit button located on right side of page or bottom and become a member to participate.

We have two groups of folks in this swap. We have what is known as the "Regular folks" and the "Survivor folks." Regular folks are those that may returning participants or newbies joining this year that have some seed to offer to others and want to get seed too.

Surviors are those folks who have survived from disasters such as fires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, other natural disaster this past year of which there were alot.

The regular folks on this swap are a generous group and every year they have opened their hearts and shared the bounty of their seeds and experience to those less fortunate. Survivors are invited to join in for free. No seeds, only postage is necessary. You will receive from the generosity of the regular swap people free seeds to rebuild your gardens. You do need to play and pick right along with the regular folks though. Also, you are in the survivor group, you need to let us know when you sign up. Just when you sign up, post your a survivor.

Last year over 15,000 packets of seeds that were shared and distributed between all participants.

If your in the Regular Piggy Group, you can post below your joining and proceed to the Hog Wild Seed Swap Database and start getting set up.


You can look around and see how other folks have set theirs up, or make your own way. If you need help just holler. You can put your list up all at once or just a few things at a time. The choice is yours, but if your in the regular group, you must have some seed listed before you will be allowed to oink from others, even if it is just a few types of seeds.

If your in the Survivor Group, you will still need to go to the same link above and get your name posted and fill out the Wishlist Part and the section about your garden area. 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.

Some folks have lots of seeds to share, some folks just a few and that is fine. Some folks are new to gardening and saving or even buying and growing. Unless you specifically state you only want the seeds you oinked for, all participants will be receiving back at minimum of 100 packets of assorted types seed.

This is a fun time, a time to make new friends, laugh, share, joke, and share growing experiences through the winter and have a chance to try and grow new things. Hurray!

If your interested in maybe joining it this year, please go ahead and start putting your name down here. If possible, please try and remember to put Regular or Survivor too. No biggy if ya forget. 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 Survivors joining.

If you have questions feel free to ask on this thread or you can go to here. Our discussion thread in the Cottage Gardening Forum. Even though we hold the swap one time a year, we chat all year long. Feel free to pop in and just chat anytime even if you don't join swap. Smiling


Ok, start practicing those hog calls and Suuuu--eee-iii-'s. I'm sure a few of you are a bit rusty from last year. Hilarious! Hopefully by now you at least have removed all the mud. Clean hoofs required. LOL

Feel free to post about this swap where your permitted and invite your friends along to join in the fun. Big Grin


Here is the link to the rules and the official starting spot on November 14th.
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Oct 24, 2012 1:27 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Ella your links aren't clickable except for the one to the Rules page.

Don't forget to put an announcement in the newsletter too.
Oct 24, 2012 1:29 PM CST
Name: Patti
Eagle Point, OR
She probably copy and pasted and has to go back and put each link in.
Oct 24, 2012 1:34 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
I know Patti but sometimes she gets busy and forgets the links so I just put a reminder in there for her in case she needed it.
Oct 24, 2012 1:50 PM CST
Name: Patti
Eagle Point, OR
I went in and added the links. Hope it is right! Hilarious!
Oct 24, 2012 2:09 PM CST
Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
Sign me up - wouldn't miss it for the world. Regular status.
Oct 24, 2012 2:11 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
Signing me up to. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Regular status
Oct 24, 2012 2:13 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity

I'd like to participate again. My draft database is already up. Only 3 weeks to finish it up, Yikes!!!!

Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: Lofthouse
Oct 24, 2012 2:43 PM CST
Name: kacee
southern california
Would like to take part again.

forgot to say regular status
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Oct 24, 2012 2:46 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
I'd like to participate again! Regular status also.
Oct 24, 2012 2:51 PM CST
Name: Patti
Eagle Point, OR
Sign me up please!
Oct 24, 2012 3:22 PM CST
Name: Julianna
Victoria, BC USDA Zone 8
Sign me up also please! Regular status!
Grazie a tutti,
Oct 24, 2012 4:48 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Sign me up please. Regular piggy.
Oct 24, 2012 7:37 PM CST
Name: Alana
Please add me. I'm regular folk.
Oct 24, 2012 8:29 PM CST
Name: Deborah
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Please sign me up too. I'm a regular piggy.
Oct 24, 2012 9:33 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
I wouldn't miss it for anything! I look forward to this all summer! Hurray!
Oct 24, 2012 9:35 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
ok read the rules...are we creating a totally new database? or for those of us who have one already do we just update it? Blinking
Oct 24, 2012 9:38 PM CST
Name: Patti
Eagle Point, OR
Last year people did both, some want to keep their old one for reference or whatever and others just add and delete on the existing one.
Oct 25, 2012 1:28 AM CST
Name: Jonna
Belgium, Europe
I'd like to participate again. Can't wait to return to the barn!
Oct 25, 2012 5:05 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
I'm here!

Sign me up too, please! Hurray!

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