Seed Trading forum: The 2014 Piggy Seed Swap .. Rules and Sign-Up

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Oct 10, 2014 10:31 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Michigan UP (Zone 4b or 5a)
PokeyJo, I'm new to the swap too -- if we team up we can push our way through all the more experienced piggies!! Hilarious!

And actually I do "know" most of them as online gardening friends anyway -- it's a pretty friendly bunch even if they do seem a bit crazed...
"I am still learning"~~ Michelangelo
National Gardening Association
Oct 11, 2014 6:08 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Welcome Pokeyjo and Sandra! I was pretty stressed the first day when i joined last year, but after that I was jumping right in with no problems except going a bit wild when I had told myself I wasn't going to get many seeds! You will do just fine.
Oct 12, 2014 5:28 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
Quoting: except going a bit wild when I had told myself I wasn't going to get many seeds!
Rolling on the floor laughing

It wouldn't be called the Piggy Seed Swap if we restrained ourselves. I try to resist. I go down failing with a smile on my face. Hilarious!

Welcome Flinter and Joy! Glad your here and if you need any help just holler out, but looks like your doing just fine so far. Big Grin

Oct 12, 2014 10:34 PM CST
Name: Promise
Zone 7a Tennessee
Please sign me up. Thank you.
Oct 13, 2014 1:55 AM CST
Name: Flinter
The Netherlands
Hello, i would like to join. I'am a newbe for the piggy seed swap. Thumb of 2014-10-13/Flinter/772d0b
Oct 13, 2014 3:50 AM CST
Name: Alana
The stalls are filling up. It's nice to see you here Promise and Flinter.
Oct 13, 2014 6:14 AM CST
Name: Tonya Rose
Blanco, TX
Hello everyone, I am back again, too! It's good to see so many old friends and welcome to the newbies! Looking forward to a wonderful seed swap!

Oct 13, 2014 6:44 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
Welcome PMB2005! Pick yourself out a stall and start making yourself comfy. Plenty of fresh hay around. If you need help getting your database going just squeal, many helping hands around. Big Grin

Flinter.... Nice to see your face this morning. Your looking mighty spiffy. I hope you know that won't last once the barn doors open and hooves start flinging mud everywhere. Big Grin Hilarious!

Quoting:PokeyJo, I'm new to the swap too -- if we team up we can push our way through all the more experienced piggies!! Hilarious!

You could always ask for a "piggyback ride" from one of the more experienced piggies. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Your right. The folks here are a great group. Some of the most helpful and generous folks I have had the pleasure of meeting. They true gardeners with hearts of gold. Big Grin

Arlene is right. First day is a little bit crazy trying to get so many people out the barn door, headed in the right direction and out to the feed buckets and munching happily. Even some regular piggies get so excited opening day, they forget which way to go, but don't worry, we won't leave anybody behind and no piggy goes hungry for sure. Any first day shakes and shivers quickly turns to squeals of joy and sighs of contentment after the first initial feeding. Thumbs up

More than the seeds, the thing that I enjoy the most about this swap is seeing so many folks of different personalities, life styles and nationalities come together and extend hands of friendship, knowledge and respect to each other. It's amazing to me to see all the different ways in which folks have learned to grow their plants and crops even under adverse conditions. Big Grin

Oct 13, 2014 6:47 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
Hi Tonya! Glad to see you, not only on the thread but also in your avatar. Are those little cuties all yours? Big Grin
Oct 13, 2014 7:55 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
RidesRedMule/Charleen.... I see you got your picture up. Good girl! I did notice you had two databases going in doing it, so I deleted the one without the picture. Now ya all set.

To add or make any changes to your database, just
1. click on your name

2. Click edit.

3. Make your changes. You can only either edit text or add pictures at one time. If you need to do both, than pick one, example, adding or changing text. Complete it,, than most important...

4. Go to bottom of page and click "SAVE CHANGES!"

Than click go back that entry and click link for adding pictures and do it and again...

5. Go to bottom of page and click "SAVE CHANGES"

Your doing good so far. Thumbs up
Oct 13, 2014 10:26 AM CST
Name: Julie Ward
Zone 5 Mo
Returning Piggy
Hi All!
Pokeyjo is getting set up for the swap, and we are working on getting her cmail to the unlimited stage.....can someone remind me, how many cmails need to be sent to get a new piggy unlocked? Ears perked up!
Oct 13, 2014 10:45 AM CST
Name: Patti
Eagle Point, OR
This is what I found in a post from Ella in 2013:

Quoting:Remember that new folks to cubits only can initiate and send 2 cmails in a 24 hour period, but receive lots of them and answer back on that thread. Those who a member of cubits at least a week can send up to 8 cmails a day.

Oct 13, 2014 10:45 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
Julie.... It's not how many cmails you send it is how many days pass.

Here you go. It is from Dave's , Cubit help section.

"To combat spam, I have updated the system to only allow you to send as many C-mails as you have days signed up.

Now, as for the c-mails, we have a limit and it works like this: you can send as many new C-mails based on how long you've been a member of + 1.

So, if you've been a member for 1 day, you can initiate two new C-mails per 24 hour period.

If you've been a member for a week, when you can initiate 8 c-mails per day.

If you've been a member for more than 3 months, there is no limit.

This also only applies to initiating new C-mails. Everyone can reply to C-mails as much as they like with no limits.."

That is why it is better for folks who are not members of Cubits to get signed up. That way when Piggy time rolls around you can send at least 8 cmails a day.

For those who are new and until they can send cmails, Patti1957, Tcs1366, or myself will copy, and past and send cmails to help out.

Regular piggies are great about knowing who can only send a couple of cmails a day and so they are patient waiting for your cmails for requests and confirmations.

Now if somebody sends you a cmail first.... Than you can answer as much back as you want in a day on that one cmail. For example, I send you a cmail first , you reply, I reply and we could reply back and forth all day with no problem.

With 8 Oinks a day, it should be easier for folks to send cmails til they get off the limited time limit of Cubits.

Oct 13, 2014 10:49 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
Thanks Patti! Hurray! That's so much simpler.. I looked for that post, but couldn't find it. Maybe one day I'll figure out how to find and search for stuff. *Blush*
Oct 13, 2014 11:31 AM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
I only quickly this thread - not sure how much help I will be....

I'm moving **tomorrow** to Florida, so I will be busy, also switching zones.... will be looking for Agastaches!! whoot whoot ~~ I'll be zone 9a I think .

I did manage to harvest a few seeds and will take everything I have with me.

So -- if there is another brave sole that wants to assist Ella....

I'll pop in when I can.
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at

Oct 13, 2014 1:16 PM CST
Name: Jonna
Belgium, Europe
Terese, what a zone difference. There will only a limited amount of plants you can move from zone 4/5 to zone 9.
Put the Agastaches on your wish list. I will see what I can do for you.

Oct 13, 2014 1:57 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
I did sow some agastaches this past winter... planted them in WI and they got crushed by a fallen pine tree in a bad storm. I was able to save 1 of them... got the seeds from Danita, they are a reddish orange in color.

I packed up a few plants and DH already has them tucked into the trailer. If we have a warm or late start to winter, I just may be able to grab a few more things when we come home in December.

But - I will have a few months of figuring out what is what in the current flower beds so I can start planning on what I want to do. I'd like likes of plants for hummingbirds.
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at

Oct 13, 2014 3:12 PM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Happy moving Therese!

If Ella needs another helper, I will be happy to volunteer. I know how to start threads and work behind the scenes of a cubit. Let me know Ella. Thumbs up
FAITH over fear!

Oct 13, 2014 3:49 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
Tcs... You becareful now. Take it slow and easy. We have some blow you over winds now and major thunderstorms coming in tonight and for most all day tomorrow. Take a nap along side of the road if things get too bad. Make sure ya holler out when you have arrived safely, please, so I don't worry to much. I know you'll be busy unpacking, but just a smiley face will let me know your ok.

Thanks Wild! I appreciate the offer Big Grin .... Sometimes both Patti and I are not around. I do occasionally need to do the grocery thing. Not good when I run out of coffee and bacon, *Blush* Whistling Hilarious! and somebody is needed to make a decision. Usually doesn't happen to often, but it does occasionally, so it good to be prepared. Big Grin

I was asked a question and I'll post the answer here in case anybody is wondering too.

Yes, you can add older seed to your database that you have. You might want to check the viability of it first though. Some seed will only last for a year or two and some will last forever it seems.

Yes, you can add seed that you have gotten from other swaps. Sometimes folks get seed in trades they don't want or got too much of it. List it on up on your database. It just might be somebody's Wish seed. Smiling

No, not all the seed you list need be harvested from your garden. You can add store bought seeds too. For those folks with only a couple of seeds to list that is a way to add to your list.
You can get a package of seeds and break it down into smaller packages. There is also plenty of sights that offer bulk seeds and there is always ebay too. You can add wild gathered seed, seed from friends and neighbors too.

I am sure everybody knows this, but to clarify, no illegal seeds may be offered. Blinking Whistling

Oct 13, 2014 5:25 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Last year, knowing this move was coming... I dumped 90% of my seed packets on Ella or anyone else that would take them, some seeds were fresher, and some were quite a few yrs old. But I always have the yr on the seed packet.
I also gave ella all my extra baggies and glassine bags.... I think some were shipped already to FLA but i wont know until I unpack.
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at

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