Seed Trading forum: Official 2014 Piggy Seed Swap Starting Line!! #8

 
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Imagechristine00
Jan 16, 2015 2:53 PM CST
Name: christine
kentucky
Ella, only luck i have with poppies is to sow them very early spring [feb] in my flowerbed and mark so i dont forget they are there Hilarious!
Imagegardengus
Jan 16, 2015 2:57 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding

Row Markers
When I sow a row of say beans/carrots/parsley I put a few radish at the ends so I know something is there. The radish germinate fast and I can tell where the rows are.
I will also drop them in pots that have seed because I am forgetful and sometimes double sow.

...Also here in zone 5 soil temperature is sometimes important and radish germination tells me the soil is warm enough for sowing some other things.
ImageBluespiral
Jan 16, 2015 3:06 PM CST
Ella, I would love -
carrots
onions
spinach
summer squash like crook neck or zucchini or other
poppies

Do you have parsnips or radicchio?

Appreciate these 'Last Oinks' Hilarious!

My religion is simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama
Imagestarlight1153
Jan 16, 2015 3:15 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Deebie and Bluespiral Got ya wrote down. Your welcome Blue.

Christine Do you cover yours or just lay on soil?

Cinda Ahhhhhh now I see what you talking about. Smart idea. Beats guessing if soil warm enough for sure. Neat tip learned today. Big Grin
Imagechristine00
Jan 16, 2015 3:20 PM CST
Name: christine
kentucky
Ella, i just scatter on the soil Lovey dubby
soilsandup
Jan 16, 2015 4:03 PM CST
Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
Star - if there are any extra of the following, I would love some

Sweet peppers
tomatoes
Kohlrabi
onions
spinach

Thank you much!!!

I cut off a flowering seeded stalk of radish late summer and it has been rolling around in my backyard - I think I am going to have radish seedlings growing in the strangest places. Rolling on the floor laughing
Mindy03
Jan 16, 2015 4:22 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Gardengus would you share what else can be planted when radishes come up please?
Imagestarlight1153
Jan 16, 2015 4:50 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Soils Gettng ya some veggies too.

PIGGIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 8 pm EST I will be closing the barn doors again. So anybody wanting to try and get some veggies or poppies or anything else, ya need to say something.
ImageBluespiral
Jan 16, 2015 6:14 PM CST
Ella, could you give any summer squash/zucchini that you might have given to me to someone else? I just found some *Blush*

Thank you anyway
My religion is simple. My religion is kindness. Dalai Lama
plantnutz
Jan 16, 2015 6:20 PM CST
Name: Brenda
7b
Dang, I feel like such a piggie, but if you have any extra spinach or lettuce, I'ma oinking. That is unless I already have too many packs.

Thanks,
Brenda
ImageLeBug
Jan 16, 2015 7:52 PM CST
Name: LeBug 6b
Greenville, In.
Thanks Ella Hurray!
ImageSorellina
Jan 16, 2015 8:46 PM CST
Name: Julianna
Victoria, BC USDA Zone 8
Ella, no worries. I'm glad your extras go to a food bank. That's a fabulous idea. It's what we're trying to do with the community garden as well. The university where the garden is borders on a low-income housing community and we're trying to reach out to those folks as part of the greater community with education workshops to teach them how to grow their own food.

I collected an immense amount of radish seed this season, an entire rainbow of different kinds and will be offering it as a rainbow assortment for the next swap. Tonight, I pulled off a big tub's worth of Black Currant Whirl Hollyhock seed. There will be more than plenty for whoever wants that next time, trust me. I'll be checking viability since this is the first time I've saved hollyhock seed.
Grazie a tutti,
Julianna
Imagerisingcreek
Jan 16, 2015 10:06 PM CST
Name: kacee
southern california
I set up a community garden for seniors, and give a lot of my seeds to the people there. I also grow way more than I can use in the garden at home, and share with family, friends and the local senior center. there is just something so satisfying about helping people grow food, and sharing with others. that is why I love this swap, the best bunch of people, caring, sharing, giving, helping so many good things happen here. thank you everyone for your kindness to my granddaughter. and most of all thank you STAR-- for doing this for us!
Imagestarlight1153
Jan 17, 2015 12:02 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Who was it that was hoping for some of the Tomato Texas Star besides Misti when we was talking about it. My search button won't pull it up and I had managed to get some seed fermented and dried finally.
ImageRedLeopard
Jan 17, 2015 1:27 PM CST
Name: Ron
Naples, FL

Star, you wanted more reminders, so here goes:

Don't forget the seed/bulbs in the fridge and wherever else you stashed 'em!

And while I'm at it, thank you for the last minute oinks and for all else you do!

Imagetcs1366
Jan 17, 2015 1:27 PM CST
Name: Terese
Leesburg, FL zone9b
Wisconsin Dells Area, zone4
Ella -- I did a quick search, and could only find Texas Star in reference to Hibiscus. sorry....
Terese -- Leesburg, FL & Lake Delton, Wi
My Email is my userID at hotmail.com

Imagestarlight1153
Jan 17, 2015 2:01 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Arlene Thanks keep reminding me. Your welcome. : )

Tcs Thanks for trying to search. Maybe whoever it was will holler out.


This was the most perfect tomato I have ever grown. Good size, meaty , good flavor and it held up to our brutal summers. Does take a bit to turn, but that could be because I was watching it like a hawk.
I still busy doinng my thing and not making any promises, but if I get all done and caught up, I'll try and bag a few seeds for those that want them.
Imagewildflowers
Jan 17, 2015 2:26 PM CST
Name: Christine
Northeast Texas, Zone 7b
Star, I think it was me wanting seeds of Texas Star Tomato. Rolling my eyes.
FAITH over fear!

Imagestarlight1153
Jan 17, 2015 3:29 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Wild Great!!!!! I was thinking it was you, but couldn't find note I had. Glad ya hollered. : )
soilsandup
Jan 17, 2015 3:47 PM CST
Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9a
We have hot summers here too - if you have some to spare, I would love to try the Texas star tomato. Thanks!!!

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