Cottage Gardening forum: 2014 Seed Swap Chatter #2

 
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Weedwhacker
Nov 12, 2014 5:05 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Michigan UP (Zone 4b or 5a)
starlight1153 wrote:
What is it about these blue beans Weedwacker has. Do they have a great taste or something?



Well, I think so, but whether anyone will agree with me... who knows?? They're definitely pretty, and easy to find to pick; the flowers are purple as well as the beans, they're a flat-podded Romano type, and I've grown them since 1986 as my main bean crop. Also a rare heirloom bean. The pods are nice and long and best picked before the seeds start bulging, and cooked just briefly until tender-crisp -- they don't hold up to long cooking. (I might have done too good a job "selling" them in my description on my "have list" Rolling on the floor laughing )



"I am still learning"~~ Michelangelo
National Gardening Association
Imagestarlight1153
Nov 12, 2014 5:05 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Misti.... Way to many! Rolling on the floor laughing Such and odd question? I never know from year to year. It all depends on the number of folks, the amount of Oinks plus extras , plus one to ones, plus the bottom of the barrel . It can be any where between 12,000 to 18,000.

Aggggggg.. Don't even mention last year. I don't need to start stressing now. Bad enough I do at the end waiting on every package to arrive at its new home. I already have our regular mail lady, one I've showed ya pics of before and her crew all on alert and am expecting this year that they will handle us with kid gloves.

Weedwhacker
Nov 12, 2014 5:08 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Michigan UP (Zone 4b or 5a)
I have no idea how you manage all of that, Ella !! Blinking
But, THANK YOU for organizing this swap Thumbs up
"I am still learning"~~ Michelangelo
National Gardening Association
ImageArleneB
Nov 12, 2014 5:19 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
I agree
ImageMistirose
Nov 12, 2014 5:25 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
I knew it was a lot OMG lol thank you Star
Imagestarlight1153
Nov 12, 2014 5:28 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Sandy... Your welcome, but it's not all me. Never has been and never will be. I couldn't nor wouldn't do a swap without folks willing to help and believe me they do. Plus all you piggies stay all neat and organized. That is the biggest help. The only way this swap works is because everybody, every piggie in this swap pulls together and does their part. It's I who appreciates everybody else. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

Imagestarlight1153
Nov 12, 2014 5:32 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Misti... You gonna write a e book about the Piggy swap? Hilarious!
Imagetcs1366
Nov 12, 2014 6:01 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Ella -- but you do ALL the receiving of packages, sorting of thousands of seed packet, repacking the boxes [ at least 40 or so a year ] to go out and getting them all to the PO. it is a tremendous amount of work you do. the few of us that "work behind the scenes" help, but you do all the WORK.

huge Kudos to you -- do not cut yourself short.

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

Imagetcs1366
Nov 12, 2014 6:36 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
rummaging thru my very small seed bag.... I found some;

Coreopsis Early Sunrise
Verbena stricta, hoary vervain

and the red Gaillardia I had listed has been ID'd as Pulchella "Red Plume"
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

ImageSorellina
Nov 12, 2014 7:02 PM CST
Name: Julianna
Victoria, BC USDA Zone 8
Still thinking about poor Ahi even though it happened a long time ago. How traumatic! Hug your fur-kids lots n lots n lots for me, eh? Group hug
Grazie a tutti,
Julianna
Imagegardengus
Nov 12, 2014 7:19 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
weedwacker
just read your comment about your beans being the flat type
heading over to oink at you
The flat type green beans are my DH favorite. Smiling
ImageAndi
Nov 12, 2014 8:09 PM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
Sorellina, that sounds like a good idea! The furkid is on the floor behind my chair snoring. I will have to be careful when I get up. I am going to crawl under the comforter so that the polar vortex doesn't catch me!

A glutton for punishment, I checked tomorrow's weather. Accuweather's lead story was "Cold to Freeze East, Set Stage for Rounds of Snow." They are exaggerating, at least for my area. it will be in the 40s during the day and below freezing at night for the rest of the week. It is a bit colder than the past few days, but not unusual for November. Time to dust off the "weather alert" radio.
ImageMistirose
Nov 12, 2014 9:03 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
LOL I may! I was telling my friend at work that you are a truly giving, selfless wonderful lady. I was trying to remember how much you sort and ship out and couldn't remember.
Weedwhacker
Nov 12, 2014 9:30 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Michigan UP (Zone 4b or 5a)
Andi, I hope this isn't what's coming your way... http://www.wzzm13.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/11/11/upper...

I'm really happy to NOT live in that part of the Upper Peninsula!! (but it is sort of weird that we have probably 2" of snow and 60 miles away there is 3 feet of it on the ground!!)
"I am still learning"~~ Michelangelo
National Gardening Association
Imagepmb2005
Nov 12, 2014 9:57 PM CST
Name: Promise
Zone 7a Tennessee
Thank you Ella, our fearless leader at the pig pen. You are a wonderful woman and a wonderful host. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated!

It's getting that time of year when I like to sing a special little song....
Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we've no place to go
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
In Michigan!
:rofl: Sorry Weedwacker, I had too! That's how I sing that song. Big Yellow Grin
Weedwhacker
Nov 12, 2014 10:41 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Michigan UP (Zone 4b or 5a)
Promise, you have a mean streak !!!

Rolling on the floor laughing
"I am still learning"~~ Michelangelo
National Gardening Association
Imagepmb2005
Nov 12, 2014 10:48 PM CST
Name: Promise
Zone 7a Tennessee
I'm from Kalamazoo, Michigan. I had to walk to school. K-8. Grumbling You could call me a bitter person. Michigan gets more snow than Alaska! Snow belt, bleh! Which is why I live in Tennessee now. Hurray! I thoroughly love our 4 days of snow a year!
Imagejoseph
Nov 12, 2014 10:50 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity
I've just added a few things to my swap list...
Thumb of 2014-11-13/joseph/c49332
Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: http://www.motherearthnews.com/search.aspx?tags= Lofthouse
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Imagejoseph
Nov 12, 2014 11:01 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity

Aargh!!!! I've already lost a packet of seeds! I thought that if I pre-packaged everything that I'd be able to keep track of them... Oh well. Nobody has oinked for it yet.
Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: http://www.motherearthnews.com/search.aspx?tags= Lofthouse
EricaBraun
Nov 12, 2014 11:06 PM CST
Name: Erica Braun
Benicia, CA
Joseph -- I love your plant breeding projects that you're doing. I'm so glad you posted here. I was able to quickly sneak a peek at your new items and oink for a couple. The beans look great.

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