Cottage Gardening forum: 2014 Seed Swap Chatter #4

 
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Weedwhacker
Dec 10, 2014 6:03 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Michigan UP (Zone 4b or 5a)
Andi wrote:Here are some warm recipies for a snowy, cold day...

]http://www.yummly.com/recipes/yellow-eye-bean-soup


Yum! And, if any piggy would like to grow their own yellow-eye beans, just oink me (or request a wish) !! Smiling

Sorellina I so agree, nothing like curling up with the seed catalogs in the winter!!
"I am still learning"~~ Michelangelo
National Gardening Association
Imagetcs1366
Dec 10, 2014 6:07 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Mindy03 wrote:Terese I can give you some rosemary seeds. I kept back a pack in case I needed it.


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

Weedwhacker
Dec 10, 2014 6:15 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Michigan UP (Zone 4b or 5a)
I want to follow the rules here, so you should probably C-mail Star and she can pass it along... but, as a new piggy, I would appreciate any "constructive criticism" as far as my seed packs, amount of seed, if I missed something, or whatever! This whole thing has been so much fun, and I already can't wait for next year... so I really want to do this right; Thank you to everyone for being such good piggy friends!
"I am still learning"~~ Michelangelo
National Gardening Association
ImageAndi
Dec 10, 2014 6:52 PM CST
Name: aka GardenQuilts
Facebook, NGA
and the beloved Winston the pug
Note to self...sign up for seed catalogs with new address.

I missed the two oinks. I am glad that you mentioned them! I better hurry, running out of time!
plantnutz
Dec 10, 2014 7:10 PM CST
Name: Brenda
7b
Critter,

Would like a last minute snack of your
Aleppo peppers

Thanks,
Brenda
Imagejoseph
Dec 10, 2014 9:02 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity

PlantNutz: Lettuce grows like a weed in my garden. What am I saying? It is a weed, I don't plant it on purpose. And it's not worth eating: Bitter. Nasty weed. I suppose that's cause lettuce likes humidity and mild temperatures. I can't provide either.

Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: http://www.motherearthnews.com/search.aspx?tags= Lofthouse
Imagejoseph
Dec 10, 2014 9:09 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity

While I might not grow flowers unless they have an edible part, I sure enjoyed some of the names. This year I was especially noticing flowers with long flowing names like "Snow On The Mountain", and the others that I'll never remember but they were fun while in my eyes.
Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: http://www.motherearthnews.com/search.aspx?tags= Lofthouse
EricaBraun
Dec 10, 2014 9:30 PM CST
Name: Erica Braun
Benicia, CA
So sad that the barn doors will soon be closed. This swap has been absolutely fabulous, and all you folks who participated are equally as amazing. Another huge thank you to everyone for making this happen and for making me feel welcome. Group hug
ImageArleneB
Dec 10, 2014 9:36 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Erica, barn door will be closing but you'll be busy with holiday stuff and then before you know it, your box of seeds will be there. You'll open them up and spread them out and go over each and every packet, over and over! Hilarious! Some people even post photos when their box comes! The fun's just beginning!!!!

EricaBraun
Dec 10, 2014 9:51 PM CST
Name: Erica Braun
Benicia, CA
Arlene, how very true. And then after looking them over several times, I have to plant them all. That alone will probably take me until next years swap! Lol
ImageArleneB
Dec 10, 2014 10:02 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
I would venture to guess you will not get them all planted! You may try, but...

Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Weedwhacker
Dec 10, 2014 10:23 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Michigan UP (Zone 4b or 5a)
ArleneB wrote:I would venture to guess you will not get them all planted! You may try, but...


Rolling on the floor laughing Somehow, this makes me feel a little better... i have no idea how I will get everything that I've oinked for planted, but I'm going to do my best!!

Plantnutz, do NOT listen to Joseph -- lettuce is delicious and you can even grow it under fluorescent lights in the winter (in my case). (Joseph: What do you make salads out of??)
"I am still learning"~~ Michelangelo
National Gardening Association
Imagegreene
Dec 10, 2014 10:42 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, Georgia, USA
After the swap ends and the box is in the mail I look over the list of seeds that I oinked for and do research. Sun/shade, moisture, pH, etc. That way I have half a chance of succeeding. Thumbs up

This has been my second year in the Piggy Swap and I can honestly say it is something I would not want to miss; everyone is so nice and friendly Lovey dubby . It's a month-long party and I don't need to dress up to have fun. Rolling on the floor laughing
Imagejoseph
Dec 10, 2014 10:43 PM CST
Name: Joseph
Cache Valley Great Basin
Landrace: locally-adapted diversity
Weedwhacker wrote:Joseph: What do you make salads out of??


I mostly don't eat lettuce. To me a salad consists of diced up pieces of carrot, cucumber, tomato, egg, cabbage, pickles, peas, radish, spinach, asparagus, tomatillos, turnips, etc. Whatever is in season.

For special occasions when I really really have to have lettuce as part of a meal, I import it from the closest suitable habitat, which is 600 miles away in California. I love iceberg lettuce that is properly grown.

As grown in my garden, greens like mustard, arugula, parsley, beets, lambsquarters, and tarragon taste better to me than my lettuce. I think that I'd rather eat parsnip leaves or carrot leaves rather than my lettuce.

Broccoli is another crop that I can't grow well enough to even be worth trying and failing one more time.




Author of Mother Earth News Blog about Landrace Gardening: http://www.motherearthnews.com/search.aspx?tags= Lofthouse
ImageBluespiral
Dec 10, 2014 10:46 PM CST
Greene I agree

Sometimes when we are hiking on a local trail and come to a farmer's field of corn or soy beans, I look at all the weeds surrounding the field when not herbicided, and I think there might be more nutrition in those weeds outside the field than in the crop inside the field. So maybe Joseph does something similar? Joseph do you forage outside your garden?
My religion is simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama
ImageBluespiral
Dec 10, 2014 10:47 PM CST
oops - crossed with Joseph - so Joseph you don't have edible wildlings near where you live?
My religion is simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama
Weedwhacker
Dec 10, 2014 10:59 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Michigan UP (Zone 4b or 5a)
" I love iceberg lettuce that is properly grown. "

Okay, Joseph -- if that is your idea of lettuce, I can see why you don't like it! Sticking tongue out

Fortunately, as you said, there are other things to eat for salads: "As grown in my garden, greens like mustard, arugula, parsley, beets, lambsquarters, and tarragon taste better to me than my lettuce. I think that I'd rather eat parsnip leaves or carrot leaves rather than my lettuce"
"I am still learning"~~ Michelangelo
National Gardening Association
EricaBraun
Dec 10, 2014 11:00 PM CST
Name: Erica Braun
Benicia, CA
Btw, I do know some of you from GardenWeb, but for those of you who don't know me, my GW ID is the same as here -- EricaBraun. If any of you want seeds from me at any time during the year, don't hesitate to contact me.
Imagestarlight1153
Dec 11, 2014 1:33 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Morning Piggies!!!!!!!!!!!

The barndoors are now closed on the oinking thread except for updates. This will be our gathering place from now til next year's swap. This is a never ending chat, so just keep up with the changing of the threads.

Any questions I may have or sometimes folks send bulb packages of seeds in and I will divide them up to whoever hollers out, so you might want to check in on and off til I have sent all the packages.

Plus sometimes folks may find something as they still packing and toss it out to whoever first oinks on here.

A special thanks to those who helped me to bring this swap to you. I don't do it alone without help it wouldn't happen. Group hug Group hug Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

A special thanks to all those piggies who reached out to help other piggies along the way and most of all a special thanks to all you piggies for sharing your seed , your kindness, your understanding of those that needed help, and your friendship. Group hug




Imagechelle
Dec 11, 2014 7:03 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
As always, this swap is great fun; held at a key time of year to not only share our freshly harvested seed, but also to help lighten approaching winter, heavy hearts' blues.

Thank you all ...for everything. Group hug


Could someone share the link for the packages received list, please? I've forgotten whose boxes have already arrived. *Blush* TIA.
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