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Imagetcs1366
Nov 13, 2012 6:12 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Ann,

It will be eastern.

I guess Ella had made a post that the swap would open as soon as a "mod" unlocks the barn door.

Patty1957 and I chatted and we'll keep the time same as it was last year.... 9AM EST.
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

Imageragtag
Nov 13, 2012 6:19 PM CST
Name: Ann
Rock Hill, SC (Zone7-8)
Thanks, Terese...now how "ready" do I have to be?
Imagechelle
Nov 13, 2012 6:20 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Thanks, Ann. Smiling



I'm glancing through the lists and the excitement is building! Hurray!

Poppy 'Black Peony' from last year's swap. Thumbs up
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Imagetcs1366
Nov 13, 2012 7:04 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
what a gorgeous poppy. the ones I had were more pink than dark purple.
maybe they don't come true from seeds... or OP.

and Ann -- I'm not ready at all !!

i've totally slacked off.
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

Imagestarlight1153
Nov 13, 2012 7:26 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Beautiful flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So nice to see.

I got a new flyswatter for hand smacking this year. Hahahahahahah. ; )

Imagechelle
Nov 13, 2012 7:35 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
So nice to hear from you, Ella!

We're sending along extra thanks to your helpful neighbors!
ImageRickCorey
Nov 13, 2012 7:39 PM CST
Name: Rick Corey
Pacific NorthWet Zone 8a
Yiiks! Already!?! I'm a lazy piggy.

I listed lots of seeds, but did not indicate hpw many of each are available. Oh, well, some will be "3" and some will be "10".

How did it get so late in the year so suddenly?!?

>> How many among this group grow ornamental (flowering) kale and cabbage from seed?

No, but I would like to! Something pretty to cover the grounhdd until the forsts get too hard. What are some variety names to look for? My winter is so mild, I might coax them to last for months.


P.S. Chelle, I think you profile needs one more "[" or one fewer space or carriage return.
I see all this text instead of just "My HW Swap list":
url=http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/db/hogwildseedswap/view/95580/]My 2012 Hog Wild Swap List[/url]
Imagechelle
Nov 13, 2012 8:24 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Thanks, Rick! I was so busy looking at seed lists that I hadn't even looked to see if that link was right. Rolling on the floor laughing

I should have some seeds available for these shortly.

I can't do a web search at the moment, so I can't advise on named varieties until AVG gets its act back together. Thumbs down
ImageRickCorey
Nov 13, 2012 8:35 PM CST
Name: Rick Corey
Pacific NorthWet Zone 8a
Ahh, you have the nice "1-2-3-4-5 format!
I'm not that organized this year. They're keeping me busy at work.

BTW, I bought TWO kinds of yard-long beans. If you run out, or wnat to try other varieties, let me know. The big one, though, 3 pkts from Tainong, I have yet to split up:

‘Qing-Long' or 'Ching-Long'
Chinese Long Bean / Asparagus Bean.
16" dark green pod
high yield easy to grow
Name means "The Pure Dragon"
2012 Tainong Seeds Rick Corey


and

'Orient Wonder' Yard Long Bean (small qty)
Vigna unguiculata subsp sesquipedalis
green, slender, round stringless pods 16-20" pencil-thick
12' vines - support very crisp, tender
good for Szechwan Dry-Fried Beans
prefers warm & humid, but more adapotable than some.
sow late spring to early summer, 1" deep, 65-85°F thin to 7"
2012 Kitazawa #001



Imagechelle
Nov 14, 2012 5:01 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
I liked having links to pictures and info in last year's list, but don't have time for it this year. At least, not yet. Smiling

I just may need some of those seeds, Rick! I haven't even brought the pods in from mine yet...they might be scattered to the four-corners and I don't even know it. Rolling on the floor laughing
ImageMistirose
Nov 14, 2012 1:25 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
Will Zinnia ‘Peppermint Stick’ come true from seed?
ImageMistirose
Nov 14, 2012 1:37 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
Got it, Thanks Big Grin
ImageRickCorey
Nov 14, 2012 3:23 PM CST
Name: Rick Corey
Pacific NorthWet Zone 8a
Chelle,

I checked on my Orient Wonder Yard Long Beans. sadly, that was a surprisingly small pkt from Kitazawa. I have 72 beans total and was going to snd them out as little samples, 12 beans per pkt. But you can have 24 if you want!

The "Pure Dragon" Qing-Long Yard Long BAenas are from Tainong Seeds: I got 3 big pkts and asked I-Lung to "pack 'em full". THOSE, I have 15 pkts of, 35 beans per pkt (one heaping teaspoon each). You c an have 35 or 70 of them, if needed!

Just oink and ye shall receive!

If you do collect some pods and they have not gone moldy, I would love to try your variety, and do a comparison grow.


Imagechelle
Nov 14, 2012 3:44 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Only a few had a bit of mold - I'll keep those.

I have only a few green podded, but plenty of red.

I'll have to oink tomorrow, I'm fresh out for today.

I'd only need the dozen though...I got plenty of beans from planting just 4 seeds last year! Thumbs up Two vines each, lotsa pods. They slowed and finally quit when I stopped watering the veggie patch for the season.
Imagetcs1366
Nov 14, 2012 3:45 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
OK -- who knows enough about Agastaches to know what's the difference between "rugosa" and "foeniculum"
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

ImagePatti1957
Nov 14, 2012 3:54 PM CST
Name: Patti
Eagle Point, OR
Terese, I found these links that might help.

http://www.ehow.com/list_7327276_types-hyssop.html
http://www.finegardening.com/plantguide/agastache-rugosa-hys...
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/665/
Imagetcs1366
Nov 14, 2012 7:13 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Joseph Wrote

To adjust popcorn to 14% moisture, I grind the seeds then weigh out a portion of the flour and put it in a shallow dish (aluminum foil) in the oven at 250 F for about two hours. Then weigh again to calculate percent moisture. And add enough water to bring it to 14%, shaking frequently the first few hours to distribute the water evenly. Having the proper amount of water in the seed can double the final volume of popcorn,

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

Imagetcs1366
Nov 14, 2012 7:21 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Other posts I'm attempting to move over....

tcs1366 wrote
Quoting:I Have not yet scanned all the seed lists yet... but does anyone have any Scarlet Milkweed; Asclepias curassavica to spare? none of mine bloomed this year.

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CC wrote
tcs1366 wrote:
I see a few of you had a list ready and got to pasted quickly... Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing


Terese, I was really hoping for a midnight barn-opening hoedown, but it worked out. My four year old daughter had an appointment near the hospital, and I abandoned her there so I could sit outside the emergency room scarfing up their wifi in my gravy- warm car waiting for the bell to fry up some bacon... I had to pick her up at nine, so I was happy as a medium rare pork tenderloin that you let us piggies in when you did. She would have been lonely. Angel

CC
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Chelle Wrote
Quoting:I think the tips of my plants have been devoured, but I'll check on them for you.

All that's left are stems. Sorry, Terese. These guys ate everything on that plant that they possibly could!

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CC Wrote
Quoting:Is it tomorrow yet? I need to go to the market for more oinks. fresh out. Crying

I was warned about the wolf blowing my breath away... Now I'm gasping ( or grasping). Glare At least the piggies behind the brick wall with oinks still ringing loudly aren't gloating! I tip my hat to you.

Sadly,
CC[/qoute]
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tcs1366 Wote
[quote]regarding Micyrey -- Looks like she backed out of the swap as she was too busy to participate.

I've removed her from the list, and her database has been 'pushed' to the bottom, so folks don't accidentally click on it.

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toomanyanimals wrote
Quoting:Can you believe it, I read the last 3 pages of the last chat thread, then all of todays and now I'm finally off to the Oinking page ...... Running as fast as these little pink pig legs will get me there. lol

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Andi Wrote
Quoting:I forgot how we handle survivors. Do they oink, or do we offer seeds based on their wants or both?

Are you looking for Asclepias curassavica tcs? I have some in my database, but I am not sure if they are in my seed box. I'll check. They would be from an earlier swap. I direct sowed some milkweed in a wild corner, but none bloomed this year. I'll see if any come back. This one is tender in my area, so it probably won't.

I have one oink left today and I still haven't seen everyone's lists yet. It is fun anyway.

There is some confusion about my two purple zinnas. They are both gorgeous, but they look identical in a vase. I got seeds for both 'Zinnia elegans 'Purple Prince' and 'Lilac Queen' from nbgard last year. I late spring sowed them (wintersowing in bottles in late spring, a great method for gardeners with spring fever and crowded light shelves.) They were planted in groups via clump of seed method in different parts of the garden. Prince was a bit taller. Queen had more flowers (but she may have also had more plants, I didn't count the number of seedlings per clump). I am going to grow both again next year. Some people have requested both seeds. I don't want them to be disappointed with two zinnias that look so much alike. Pictures on the internet look like mine. I wouldn't be surprised if both are the same variety given different names by different companies. Both are over 3' tall with big violet blooms which looked expecially nice combined with 'Green Envy' zinnias in arrangements. If I had to grow only one of the two next year, it would be 'Lilac Queen'. However, I am going to grow both again.

I am having trouble accessing the photos on my camera card. Hopefully, I'll find some photos. I am trying to salvage the data now. Don't you hate when you forget to back up your camera card.....

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tcs1366 Wrote
Quoting:Uuuummmm -- When I started this thread this morning, I had completely forgotten about the "Chat" thread in the Cottage Garden forum....

It was brought to my attention that having so many threads may get confusing as to where to post.

I was hoping I could "move" these posts into the other thread -- but it doesn't work that way.... all I'd be able to do is move this entire thread into Cottage Garden Forum and close the other one, or just close this one.

Any suggestions??

in the CG forum, it's Piggy Chat Q & A and this is the 2nd to Piggy Swap Sign up and Chat ~~ so Ella did have 2 chat threads going....

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

Imagetoomanyanimals
Nov 14, 2012 7:34 PM CST
Name: Sharon
near Detroit, MI
Chelle, have to say I loved what you wrote about your Peacock ... what a character!
Oh, and I love the black peony. I grew those once, loved them, but they didn't suit my garden. Crying

Sorellina, all this talk of the Dinosaur Kale ... I think I maybe oinking for it ... but I'd only have room for ONE plant. Sigh ....
ImageMistirose
Nov 14, 2012 7:43 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
Im confused on the pop corn. If you grind the seed how does it pop?

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