Cottage Gardening forum: 2014 Seed Swap Chatter #3

 
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Imagejoseph
Nov 25, 2014 7:22 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity

IshareFlowers:

Looks like your database is up and running. I notice that you say you only like to grow neat looking flowers.... I'm working on edible dahlias. No seed to share this year. Maybe next. Among the other things I offer, the opuntia flowers are glorious but only last a few days. The tobacco flowered for months. The plants would be look great as specimen plantings.

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How about a dual purpose vegetable? Pretty flowers followed by stunning colored pods?

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Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: http://www.motherearthnews.com/search.aspx?tags= Lofthouse
Imagetcs1366
Nov 25, 2014 7:27 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Oh Heck Joseph... that is so funny. I search all the time...

Re: pigs... I sorta like the "Snork"
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

Weedwhacker
Nov 25, 2014 7:28 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Michigan UP (Zone 4b or 5a)
Andi wrote:If people who think up these scams worked as hard trying to make a living, they could be better off. Crazy.


The entire world would be better off ! Rolling my eyes.

"I am still learning"~~ Michelangelo
National Gardening Association
ImageMistirose
Nov 25, 2014 8:34 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
Right Andi, I do the same with cell calls. I only answer if I know them, then I google the number if its robo calls, sales, scams I just mark them as blocked.
ImageRedLeopard
Nov 25, 2014 8:51 PM CST
Name: Ron
Naples, FL
I just added a few seed to my database.

Planned on having a couple more, namely Salvia Summer Jewel Red and Salvia Summer Jewel Pink. I haven't been growing these two for long, so there were not a lot of seed, but enough for five or six oinks between them. But I screwed up. Grumbling Grumbling

I've saved Salvia seed many times before, but this time there was a lot of chaff with a few seed, so decided to take a shortcut I do with so many other types of seed: Flood the seed/chaff mixture, let the seed sink, then pour off the floating junk. Rinse, repeat.

Problem was, seed and all floated, so I let them soak a while. Have you ever soaked Salvia seed before? Think Chia. What a sticky mess! Blinking Blinking Hilarious! Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing
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ImageDanita
Nov 25, 2014 8:57 PM CST
Name: Danita
GA Zone 7b/8
Oh Noooooo! Gooey frog eggs!!!

Yep, that's a big no-no with a lot of Lamiaceae seeds. Basil will do the same thing.

So sorry you learned about that the sticky way! Sad
SCbuttercup
Nov 25, 2014 10:14 PM CST
Name: Judy
Simpsonville , SC
So how do you search the databases?
ImageBluespiral
Nov 25, 2014 10:40 PM CST
Judy,

To search the "2014 Piggy Seed Swap" for plants involved in the swap, follow Steps #1 and #2 below.

3) You should now be here: http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/db/2014piggyseedswap/

4) Scroll down to the Search box, where it says "Search this database" and type in the plant you are looking for and click on "Search."

You might try searching for both the scientific or common names, and perhaps you might have best luck if you do not type in the entire name.

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1) To search the piggy databases by piggy, click "Database" in the column at the right side of any web page in Ella's cubit.

2) You'll come to a webpage with many databases. Let's choose "2014 Piggy Seed Swap" and click on that.

3) Scroll down to where it says "Browse all the entries" and click on that.

4) The webpage you come to has a letter of the alphabet that you can click to get to the database of each piggy.

These two methods should work for any of this cubit's databases.

Happy hunting Thumbs up

Karen
My religion is simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama
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PlantSister
Nov 25, 2014 11:56 PM CST
Name: PlantSister
southeast Asia
Not just scammers and spammers. I had a close call on Christmas morning one year. Someone knocked on the door at about 6 in the morning. I just knew it was my two adult children who came to pay me a surprise visit. But something told me not to open the door. I looked out and sure enough...it was your basic non-descript hoody wearing thug trying to get into my house. I hollered as loud as I could '911 as I kicked the door as hard as I could.

He wandered away and the police tracked him down. Of course, I was sitting safe at home with an ice pack on my broken toe.
Moral of the story - never open the door without first looking AND do not kick a door if you are bare foot. *Blush* Rolling on the floor laughing
EricaBraun
Nov 26, 2014 1:04 AM CST
Name: Erica Braun
Benicia, CA
Bluespiral -- Thanks for the info on the "Search this database" feature. I can only assume that I must be blind, because I had not noticed it. And that is definitely a nice tool!
ImageBluespiral
Nov 26, 2014 1:36 AM CST
Erica - you're welcome :)

PlantSister - ouch - glad your encounter wasn't worse.

Heading for Ye Hay
My religion is simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama
poisondartfrog
Nov 26, 2014 4:29 AM CST
Name: Alana
Kentucky
Andi wrote:Do other salvias make tubers?.


Andi, the only other Salvia I have grown that makes tubers is S. patens. Black and Blue comes back for me, but I have to plant patens every year so I do dig up the tubers sometimes. The tubers for patens are less fleshy and more like that of Mirabilis, at least in my world.
I'm sure there are others.

Imagestarlight1153
Nov 26, 2014 5:45 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Peace and quiet finally. Been raining here again since about 4 yesterday afternoon. We wasn't supposed to get any, was supposed to stay below me and head east. Only thing good about the extra rain is now I don't have to water today and I can procrastinate about raking the leaves for a bit longer til they dry out.

I never looked to see if it made tubers or not, but that Salvia Cherry Queen went through heck here during the winter and it survived, rain, ice, snow and 1F temps down here. It took it a bit to get going, but once it did, it is bushing out nicely and it bloomed so pretty.
Imagetcs1366
Nov 26, 2014 5:47 AM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
it is still raining here, and has been since about 10am yesterday. According to 1 site, we've had between 4-6".

temps have dropped and it is quite windy.
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

ImagePatti1957
Nov 26, 2014 5:51 AM CST
Name: Patti
Eagle Point, OR
Are you in WI or FL?
ImageDanita
Nov 26, 2014 6:53 AM CST
Name: Danita
GA Zone 7b/8
I never have to worry about getting Salvia patens through the winter, because it never survives the summer. Sad It hates heat and humidity.

Here is a discussion on DG about tuberous Salvias.
http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1067841/
Imagetcs1366
Nov 26, 2014 6:56 AM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Patty -- right now, in FLA. We moved from IL in mid-October. Will spend summers [may - sept] in WI where it is cooler.
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

ImageAndi
Nov 26, 2014 7:14 AM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
Weedwhacker wrote:

The entire world would be better off ! Rolling my eyes.



It certainly would. I was unclear. It surprises me that people choose to expend such effort breaking the law when the same amount of effort could earn them a living legally.
ImageAndi
Nov 26, 2014 7:15 AM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
It is a winter wonderland outside......humbug.
ImageAndi
Nov 26, 2014 7:34 AM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
At least you are in the tropics, tcs, that would be 40-60 inches of snow!

What tropical plants are you planting in your new place? You can grow gardenias, jasmine, brugmansia, calla lilies outside all year long without potting them up and dragging them in for winter!

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