Cottage Gardening forum: 2014 Seed Swap Chatter #3

 
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EricaBraun
Nov 26, 2014 9:05 PM CST
Name: Erica Braun
Benicia, CA
Oh, I'm pretty sure everyone here is already a seedaholic. Don't think you guys need much enabling! Sticking tongue out
Imagejoseph
Nov 26, 2014 10:14 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity
RickCorey wrote:they could practice on plants until they figure out that living things need and deserve TLC from everyone around them.


Oh no!!!! My whole gardening strategy is putting seeds in the ground and mostly ignoring them, and allowing them to fend for themselves. Oh no!!! Confused I was just writing a blog about how I didn't weed or thin the carrots a single time this growing season. Wee. Wee. Weeeeeeeeeeeeh.

Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: http://www.motherearthnews.com/search.aspx?tags= Lofthouse
Imagejoseph
Nov 26, 2014 10:26 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity
starlight1153 wrote:Anybody have any special traditions?


Around here it's screaming, hollering, bickering, replaying old grudges that happened before I was even around, getting drunk and falling down, not remembering a thing except for the unexplained bruises. Forgetting the pain and doing it all over again next year.

Here's hoping that one of these years I can find a peaceful thanksgiving.

Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: http://www.motherearthnews.com/search.aspx?tags= Lofthouse
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Imagestarlight1153
Nov 27, 2014 1:41 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
ATTENTION PIGGIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ATTENTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE READ!!!!!!!!!!!!
VERY IMPORTANT BLACK FRIDAY INFORMATION !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For a few folks there still seems to be a bit of confusion on Black Friday (Sunday) will work because of the time . So that there is a lot less confusion here is how it will now work. This should make it easier for folks and also will help to keep the newbies from being squished into the mud. Myself included. *Blush*


Sorry, I didn't quite get things explained a bit clearer. Guess my tongue got as twisted as my tail is. Rolling on the floor laughing

Look over the new directions to follow. Does everybody now understand how things will work.

NEW DIRECTIONS:

At 3pm EST on Sunday, November 30th, 2014, each Piggy gets 15 extra oinks (packs of seed) added to their total swap oink limit.
The limit is currently 108 and will go up to 123 at 3pm EST on Sunday, November 30th, 2014

In addition to the regular 8 oinks per "Swap Day" limit (with a "Swap Day" = 12:00am EST - 11:59pm EST), each Piggy gets:

7 bonus oinking opportunities between Sunday at 3:00pm EST (11/30/14) and Monday at 2:59pm EST (12/01/14)

7 bonus oinking opportunities between Monday at 3:00pm EST (12/01/14) and Tuesday at 3:00pm EST (12/02/14)

Any oinks made over the bonus 7 oinks are subtracted from the regular daily oink allotment of 8 per "Swap Day."

Bonus oinking opportunities expire at the end of their term and can NOT be used later.

These are bonus oinking opportunities and NOT bonus oinks. A Piggy must have enough "total swap oinks" left to indulge in the extra opportunities to oink. If a piggy has reached 123packs of seed oinked, they can NOT oink for any more seed until I raise the limit again.


Now, is that a bit clearer ?

Thanks Danita for breaking it down to simpler terms. It is so appreciated! Big Grin

If you still haven't got it right, holler out. I will making this post everyday til time for the swap , so folks that are just barely skimming the threads will see it, hopefully.

With that being said... A Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving to everybody. I hope you have a safe and enjoyable day however you spend it. Group hug :grouphug:
poisondartfrog
Nov 27, 2014 6:22 AM CST
Name: Alana
Kentucky
I'm so glad you posted that Ella. I thought I understood perfectly. I was wrong. Hilarious!
ImageBluespiral
Nov 27, 2014 6:55 AM CST
I think I understand well enough to keep my ears from getting nailed to the barn doors, but I gotta confess I'm finding mistakes in my record keeping. Keeping lists, as well as a copy of my oinks, on text documents helps me to find my own errors, but if anyone else finds any mistakes from me, I hope you'll let me know so I can fix it.

Anyhoo, I appreciate your post too Ella, more than you may know Hilarious! Blinking
My religion is simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama
Imagechelle
Nov 27, 2014 7:17 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

This seems like an ideal time to say again how much I appreciate being a part of this swap. Big Yellow Grin

Thanks to all who make it such a fun and fruitful event!
ImageArleneB
Nov 27, 2014 7:17 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
I second what Chelle just said!!!


bluespiral, I am finding mistakes in my records too. I have triplicate copies,
1) entered into the database under what I have to offer
2) entered into the database under trades going out
3) entered into an Excel spreadsheet under what I have to offer
4) entered into an Excel spreadsheet under trades going out

Yikes! I have quadruple entries! So I'm just comparing lists and picking up any errors I find. Hopefully everyone will look at my database, Trades going out, to make sure I have them covered!

Yesterday I caught myself giving Gaillardia, Burgundy instead of the requested Scabiosa, Burgundy! Whew! Glad I caught that one!
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Imagechelle
Nov 27, 2014 7:37 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
I have yet to have a scabiosa germinate...ever.

I have no clue what I'm doing wrong, unless I haven't tried them warm enough yet.

Too bad, too, as they're such pretty plants. *Sigh...*
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Imagetcs1366
Nov 27, 2014 7:45 AM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Chelle -- when i first got started in sowing... i had the white ones. I loved them, and they reseeded as volunteer for a few yrs, but any other time I attempted to germinate any, even the whites again and seeds I purchased... zip nada nothing...
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

Imagechelle
Nov 27, 2014 8:20 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Thanks Terese. I may try some now, in my warmest spot... just to see what happens.
ImageArleneB
Nov 27, 2014 8:26 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Chelle, they have that think shell, rocket nose shaped and they are slow to germinate. I get a few but I have never had any reseed. Maybe try soaking them first? I dunno.
Mindy03
Nov 27, 2014 9:26 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Happy Thanksgiving Piggies. I was hoping to wander around the pig pen while everyone was busy but I keep getting interupted. Guess I better get busy with our Thanksgiving dinner soon.


Our tradition here is to fix our dinner together. Hubby does the turkey and potatoes and I do any other veggies he wants, the rolls and desserts.
We have done this since our first Thanksgiving even after eating at his Mom's at lunch. My Mom never did Thanksgiving dinner so we all do our own thing at in-laws or at home. Both sets of parents are gone now so it's just the two of us.

Another tradition I have for Thanksgiving Day is to wander through the Piggy yard selecting seeds just for me and not for food or the bees or the chickens.

My project for next year is to start a herb garden just for the chickens. I experimented with some of the herbs that are said to benefit them this year and see they really do help. So now I'll expand the selection and number of plants so I will have a steady supply of the herbs next winter.
Herbs for their general health, herbs for helping with egg production and herbs to deter pests. I have the perfect spot just below the chicken coop.
ImageJonnaSudenius
Nov 27, 2014 9:26 AM CST
Name: Jonna
Belgium, Europe
chelle wrote:I have yet to have a scabiosa germinate...ever.



Most Scabiosa seeds are short viable, so always start with fresh ones
Imagechelle
Nov 27, 2014 9:54 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
JonnaSudenius wrote:

Most Scabiosa seeds are short viable, so always start with fresh ones


I'd wondered about that. Thanks Jonna!

I'll toss my old ones in the "germinate if ever you want to" area( Hilarious! ), and free up that space in my seed storage and planning areas.

Imagerisingcreek
Nov 27, 2014 9:59 AM CST
Name: kacee
southern california
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE





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ImageLeBug
Nov 27, 2014 10:14 AM CST
Name: LeBug 6b
Greenville, In.
I've never had any to germinate either even took seeds off of the butterfly blue and pink one and spread them around where I have one of each and nothing after trying to WS them and under lights.
ImageRedLeopard
Nov 27, 2014 10:19 AM CST
Name: Ron
Naples, FL
Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Having to work today, a long 12.5 hour shift, but we are having a pot-luck lunch which is promising. Allows me to pig out on something beside seed for a change.

One co-worker brought in an Oreo pie. I think I may O.D. on chocolate if I get to it first.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day! Smiling

ImageJonnaSudenius
Nov 27, 2014 11:20 AM CST
Name: Jonna
Belgium, Europe
Well, I had succes with Scabiosa atropurpurea, S. ochroleuca, S. japonica and S. caucasica. All in vermiculite..... No high germination, but enough for a few plants.
They need light to germinate.
Imagechelle
Nov 27, 2014 11:39 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
JonnaSudenius wrote:Well, I had succes with Scabiosa atropurpurea, S. ochroleuca, S. japonica and S. caucasica. All in vermiculite..... No high germination, but enough for a few plants.
They need light to germinate.


Good news. I'll keep trying...with fresh seed.

The one I tried last year was Scabiosa atropurpurea, I think, but I'm pretty sure now that I should have sown thicker.

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