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Imagepmb2005
Jan 23, 2015 4:56 PM CST
Name: Promise
Zone 7a Tennessee
OINKS DELIVERED!!! I am so blessed you guys! Thank you so very much!! Y'all are so generous. Oh my goodness, I just wanna hug all of you!!! THANK YOU!!!!

Star I wet the vermiculite as described by Jonna and Chelle, then I sprinkled the strawberry seeds on top of the vermiculite, closed the lid and took them in my bathroom where the they'd be warm by a heat vent.

Thank you everyone for packing and sending seeds! Thank you Ella for organizing and packing seeds! SEEDS! SEEDS! SEEDS!! Yeeeeeha! Bring on SPRING! Thumbs up

Edited to add more detail on how I germinated strawberry seeds in vermiculite.
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Imagestarlight1153
Jan 23, 2015 5:26 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
ANDI !!!!!!!! If you haven't read oink thread in past little bit, ya better go find your seeds, cuz they did deliver at 1:13 pm this afternoon. So they either at mailbox or around your door or yard or some place.
Mindy03
Jan 23, 2015 6:43 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
I'm going to need more sweet sorghum seeds. Could someone tell me if Baker Creek is the only place to buy them?
ImageMistirose
Jan 23, 2015 6:48 PM CST
Name: Misti
Fate, TX
I just did a quick google search and looked like there are a few places out there with them. Sandhill was one, I dont think I would trust Ebay.

I want to grow Favas this year, should I start them now?
Mindy03
Jan 23, 2015 6:59 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Misti the Sandhills link just took me to an article.
ImageArleneB
Jan 23, 2015 7:00 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Misty, not sure I can help here but let me tell you of my experience.

Planted favas two years in a row in early spring. Not early enough. They started out fine but fizzled. This fall I planted more. Around Labor Day. They are doing fine, EXCEPT the ones that weren't covered enough with the row cover. They got frost. Not sure if they'll come back. We had some night in the low teens. However, the ones further in look great!

I'm thinking you may well be able to plant them now and have enough time to get a harvest from them.
ImageArleneB
Jan 23, 2015 7:00 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
Mindy,
Sandhill's site is not easy to navigate. Check the page and see if there is a link to the catalog page or seed pages.

Maybe start here:

http://www.sandhillpreservation.com/catalog/seed_menu.html
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Imagecritterologist
Jan 23, 2015 7:01 PM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD
Mindy, can you use your sorgum seeds this year for seed production and get a crop for milling next year? It's a grass, right? so it should make plenty of seeds. of course, DH might not be that patient...
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ImageArleneB
Jan 23, 2015 7:02 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA
This is the sorgum page. Under the heading 2015 GRAINS there are links to the types. Hit Sorgum and it will take you to the place on the page where they start.

http://www.sandhillpreservation.com/catalog/grains.html
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Mindy03
Jan 23, 2015 7:14 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Thanks everyone I found following Joseph's link.
They don't list the Black Amber I got.

Jill yep DH wants more now. He's wanting to plant a lot of it.
Which is why I'm looking for more seed.
Imagechelle
Jan 23, 2015 7:58 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
http://www.sampleseeds.com/?page_id=75 - Black Amber Sorghum 75 for $1.50 is the best deal I've found so far.
Imagepmb2005
Jan 23, 2015 8:45 PM CST
Name: Promise
Zone 7a Tennessee
Remy at the Sample Seed Shop is awesome! She even sends you free seeds with each purchase! I love that. Good looking out Chelle.
Imagestarlight1153
Jan 23, 2015 9:06 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
If Remy is out than try here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/50-Black-Amber-Sweet-Sorghum-Seeds-H...

This is a piggy's site. Which is who I believe if my memory right, supplied the seed to swap ya got.
Imagestarlight1153
Jan 23, 2015 9:14 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Hazzard's seed has 1,000 seed for $5.10

http://www.hazzardsgreenhouse.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Scr...

also has 2,000 seed for 9 something.
Imagestarlight1153
Jan 23, 2015 9:24 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Misti BakerCreek has several types of the Sorghum. Hubby might enjoy looking at and trying several different varieties.

http://www.rareseeds.com/store/vegetables/sorghum/

I was reading part of somebody article on web that said they thought that the Honey Drip was even sweeter than some of the other types. Not sure how true that is or not.

To get more detailed info about each type, google in the name and put seeds at the end. That will bring up all places selling and descriptions for ya.

Mindy03
Jan 23, 2015 9:54 PM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Thanks Ela I'm going with Hazzards since they offer bulk amounts.
Weedwhacker
Jan 23, 2015 11:19 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Michigan UP (Zone 4b or 5a)
Got my seeds in the mail today (well, Friday -- I see I've crossed over a bit into Saturday already...). Haven't even had a chance to open them, so I have some fun to look forward to tomorrow! Smiling

Andi, thanks for thinking of me about the printer! I've been on the HP site, have uninstalled and re-installed, rebooted, turned things on and off, still haven't got the #$%^& thing working... had this exact same problem one or two other times, and it's not really a critical issue for me (just the scanner is not working), but I think I'll figure it out this weekend, one way or another. Rolling my eyes.

RickCorey, wouldn't it be awfully easy just to BUY some GA-3 ?? Rolling on the floor laughing
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ImagePokeyJo
Jan 23, 2015 11:40 PM CST
Name: Jamie
Missouri
I just finished up sorting all the seeds into different bags: winter sown, started inside, direct planting. Hubby wandered off to watch tv, so now I'm going to catalog all these seeds. I got some really fun gifts and extras, so I'm researching them. Several things that I wouldn't have thought about, suddenly I just can't wait to see it growing!
Imagestarlight1153
Jan 24, 2015 5:02 AM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
Quoting:From PokeyJo... I got some really fun gifts and extras, so I'm researching them. Several things that I wouldn't have thought about, suddenly I just can't wait to see it growing!


I know all of us have those things that we really enjoy and mainly plan to grow, things we oinked for, but that is why I say plant one or two of what you consider "uglies." It may just be a plant you fall in love with, or become seed that gets tossed for extra or gifts that will be a "good" seed for somebody else.

It doesn't take up that much room, to grow a plant of something your not particularly fond of. There that saying about one man's trash being somebody else's treasure well it applies to the seed world too.

Who knows , the planting and growing of that not so favorite plant , it may be that you help keep a plant from going extinct. Big Grin

Something else for folks to think about is with growing veggies, especially tomatoes and peppers. Unless you bag the seeds you probably are not going to have the same cultiar show up in the seed. Especially with peppers, who love to hold hands not only growing, but love to share their pollen with each other.

If you plant say Jalapeno Pepper and Habanero and you don't bag the seed, the results will be some of each, but also some that are no longer either when the F1 seeds are grown out and yet if it looks like a Habanero shape folks will label it Habanero.

To help ensure that your getting pure seed from your tomatoes and peppers and any other veggies or plants that promiscuously cross, here is a tutorial with pictures from Salsa Garden.

http://cubits.org/salsagarden/thread/view/77865/

Pics are included. You also might want to bookmark the link or add it to your NOTES at the bottom of your database for future reference. No it is not easy to bag, but even if you only bag the first set of blooms, those first batches will be pure seed and anything unbagged with be OP , possible surprises.

MIndy ... If you haven't already ordered from Hazzard's you might email Joyce and ask her if it is Sweet Black Amber Sorghum and not just Black Sorghum unless it don't matter to hubby. But if he planning on using it maybe as a supplemental food for the bees, he may want the sweet.
Mindy03
Jan 24, 2015 6:26 AM CST
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Thanks Ella I'll do that as he is wanting yhe sweet.
I plan to ,ok more at their offerings before I order.

Yes I ned more sed.

My brat dog Peanut swiped some baggies of seed from the package and scattered packets all over my bedroom floor while I was. Use making dog treats. He climbed over stuff to get to them he's lucky he's not in his crate for a week.
He has a fetish for chewing paper.

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