HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Recreation » Gardening (Group) » Seed Sharing thread.....l...

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 06:24 PM

Seed Sharing thread.....let's start sharing!

Last edited Thu Feb 9, 2012, 03:12 PM - Edit history (2)

This discussion thread is pinned.
I am starting to plant things in preparation for the coming year's garden - have lots of things I can share - some unusual flowers, lots of experimental sweet peppers and some hot peppers and experimental eggplant, and of course, lots of tomatoes.

I will post a list here later on tonight.

Who else wants to share/swap some of their treasured garden seeds?

Here is a list of seeds that I am happy to share - will indicate which are the most "first come first served" due to relatively low numbers of seed.

Flowers:

Hibiscus - coccinea (tall growing, perennial, red flowers), sunset (tall growing, best as an annual, yellow flowers with magenta center) - both are very easy from seed.

Columbine - saved from pods of plants growing at a garden in western NC - mix of purple and pink shades - perennial, bloom second season, not as easy to germinate (freeze seed, barely cover, needs light, takes a long time)

Veggies:

Eggplant - various saved seeds from hybrids - name the color and shape - I've got eggplant with green, black, lavender, pink and striped skin colors - long (bulbous type) to slender. They are so easy to grow well, especially in 5 gallon pots. Biggest issue is flea beetles early in the season.

Sweet Peppers - various saved seeds, name the color and shape - bell, long (frying type), ripe colors of red, yellow, and orange; unripe colors of green, yellow or purple.

Hot Peppers - various saved seeds, again - name the color, shape, size and heat level. too many kinds to list.....

Tomatoes - can share seeds of Cherokee Purple, Cherokee Chocolate, Brandywine, Red Brandywine, and Lucky Cross at the very least - or you can name the color/size you are looking for and I can see what my seed supply is.

List what you want in this thread (specify from me) - and PM me your mailing address.

36 replies, 24507 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 36 replies Author Time Post
Reply Seed Sharing thread.....let's start sharing! (Original post)
NRaleighLiberal Dec 2011 OP
Tuesday Afternoon Dec 2011 #1
Irishonly Dec 2011 #2
wildeyed Dec 2011 #3
dmosh42 Dec 2011 #4
zonkers Dec 2011 #5
Gato Moteado Dec 2011 #6
femmocrat Jan 2012 #7
flying_wahini Jan 2012 #8
NRaleighLiberal Feb 2012 #9
Le Taz Hot Feb 2012 #10
HopeHoops Feb 2012 #11
co-creation Mar 2012 #15
Le Taz Hot Mar 2012 #18
MuseRider Mar 2012 #16
grand earth trine Mar 2012 #17
co-creation Mar 2012 #12
NRaleighLiberal Mar 2012 #13
co-creation Mar 2012 #14
PuraVidaDreamin Sep 2012 #19
big bird is risen. Nov 2012 #21
big bird is risen. Nov 2012 #20
sarva Jan 2013 #22
uppityperson Mar 2013 #23
LaydeeBug Sep 2013 #24
Erich Bloodaxe BSN Mar 2014 #25
giasroom May 2014 #26
gopiscrap May 2014 #27
giasroom May 2014 #28
gopiscrap May 2014 #29
HuckleB Jun 2015 #31
HuckleB Jun 2015 #30
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2015 #32
HuckleB Jun 2015 #33
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2015 #34
HuckleB Jun 2015 #35
we can do it Mar 2018 #36

Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2011, 06:58 PM

1. good idea. would love to a part of giving and sending seeds

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2011, 07:27 AM

2. Great idea n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Sat Dec 10, 2011, 09:52 AM

3. I need to do more seed saving

I like seed starting, so it just makes sense.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 09:10 AM

4. Count me in. I have always started almost all of my plants from seed.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 06:05 PM

5. Yeah I saved some heirloom mellon seeds and plum tomatoes from this years crop.

 

I have been organic gardening for about a year. its going okay.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Tue Dec 27, 2011, 12:36 PM

6. count me in too

i have some stuff down here in Costa Rica that might interest some folks.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2012, 11:06 PM

7. I will be happy to share.

I always save more than I can use.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to femmocrat (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 20, 2012, 02:23 AM

8. I have blue/ purple larkspur - lots to share!


PM me and I will send you some....!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Thu Feb 9, 2012, 02:46 PM

9. Kicking this - let's start making this active....watch for a seed share list tonight in main OP

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 10:03 AM

10. The only seeds I would have to share

results in a plant that is illegal in most states. Having said that, feel free to PM me if you're interested.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 29, 2012, 12:29 PM

11. "They can't bust ya for seeds, man."

 

- Tommy Chong in "Up In Smoke"

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 02:37 PM

15. And you're bragging about being a pot head?

 

Uh okay...bonghits 4 Jayzuss...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to co-creation (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 15, 2012, 08:24 AM

18. LOL!

I just saw this. Well, bless your heart. Enjoy your stay, Sparky.

On edit: "Posting privileges revoked." Well, color me surprised.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 13, 2012, 10:27 PM

16. Dang, where is the like button when you need one? n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to MuseRider (Reply #16)

Wed Mar 14, 2012, 02:21 PM

17. ??? Weed???

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 02:10 PM

12. No sharing but a question!

 

Okay, where I live (I don't know the name of zone) it has been unusually warm this winter. To the point where I was just SURE our weather karma was waiting for us in March! Having seen the forecast for the next week (with temps some days in the 70s!), I am wondering if it's too early to start planting. I mean, what if we get a blizzard in a couple of weeks--would that destroy any sprouting plant?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to co-creation (Reply #12)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 02:35 PM

13. It is too early to plant outside, that's for sure - see below

Some things like beans and corn will just rot in cold wet soil. You can start things indoors and let them enjoy sunny days in pots, but bring them in when it gets cold - freezing temps (32 and below) will kill most everything (except the cole family, perhaps beets and lettuce - though any growth would be harmed).

I know how tempting it is - we are due for solid 70s, near 80, for the next 15 days - still a surprise frost would ruin everything! I've got lots of stuff growing, but comes into the garage if freezing temps are forecasted

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #13)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 02:36 PM

14. Oh thanks!

 

D'oh! I forget that we can just start things in little pots! (I'm a newbie!)

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 08:41 PM

19. My saves so far... Sept 2012

Tomatoes- heirlooms including pineapple with a fruit that can weigh up to 2 lbs and is so sweet, non acidic. Brandy wine, money maker. Zucchini, summer squash, butternut, cukes, basil, purple plum radish, arugala, blue Hubbard, jalapeņo, green emerald and purple peppers.... Lots more

Would love to do a seed exchange for the 2013. Message me if interested.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to PuraVidaDreamin (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:08 PM

21. How do you dry the seeds?

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:07 PM

20. Very pumped.

 

My cilantro finally sprouted! I had forgotten I had planted it!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 07:30 AM

22. re: gardening

Nice info. Thanks for sharing . I love gardening work.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 12:10 AM

23. I have some giant kale, walking stick kale. Here is comparable on T&M

http://www.thompson-morgan.com/vegetables/vegetable-seeds/brassica-and-leafy-green-seeds/kale-walking-stick/779TM

If you or anyone would like some, let me know (pm) and I'll send you some. I plant them in my garden and let them go. My chickens love the leaves, we eat them also. Friends grew these for their rabbits. I made one stem into a 5 1/2 ft walking stick. Some contorted ones I use winding along the top of my wire garden fence for decoration. They are easy to grow and not common except for UK and France AFAIK.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Sun Sep 8, 2013, 10:04 PM

24. I don't know if this qualifies as 'seed sharing' because it is not heirloom or anything, but

 

I have a surplus of fresh grass seed.

One is shade grass, and the other is called "the Dominator" (It's for sunny areas)

Anyway, I'd be happy to share some with a DUer.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Mar 26, 2014, 06:51 PM

25. Well, I can't guarantee germination rates, since most of

my saved seed is 2-4 years old at this point, but I've got small amounts of schronce's black skinned peanuts, japonica corn (striped leaves, dark purple ears), calypso beans (half black, half white), seeds from a decent sized, thick-walled white pumpkin, variety unknown, blauschokker peas, moon and stars watermelon, and what looked to be small white lima beans (which were supposed to be something totally different according to the package, but when harvested sure look like small white limas Also some of what I think are dragon's tongue beans, but can't recall, I'd have to replant and wait to harvest to be sure.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Sat May 3, 2014, 11:46 AM

26. Seed Swap

I have Zucchini, Yellow squash, Long of Naples squash, pumpkin, and Greek red squash seeds to trade if anyone is interested. All seeds GMO free
Just PM me your email address

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to giasroom (Reply #26)

Sat May 3, 2014, 11:49 AM

27. Welcome to DU!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to gopiscrap (Reply #27)

Sun May 4, 2014, 03:26 PM

28. Thanks

Thanks bunches for the welcome. My husband had been a member for a long long time. He saw the gardening group and I jumped at the chance.
Lisa

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to giasroom (Reply #28)

Sun May 4, 2014, 10:46 PM

29. You're welcome

hope you have fun and we all can learn from each other!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to giasroom (Reply #26)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 05:22 PM

31. There are no GMO seeds sold to home gardeners.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 05:21 PM

30. How is this working out?

I grew many more things from seeds this year, but, of course, I didn't need most of the seeds, even in the tiny packets I bought. Still, I saved a ton of money. I plan to use those seeds for starts again next year, but I'll still have plenty left over.

Cheers!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to HuckleB (Reply #30)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 07:30 PM

32. yes, depending upon the crop, seeds last for a few or many years.

onions just a few, tomatoes as long as 12-14...most are in between.

I love to share seeds with folks, but things are pretty busy - if someone contacts me, I am happy to share some.

I am just starting my seed saving for the season - ground cherry, a few tomatoes so far.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #32)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 07:33 PM

33. I'm curious about cost efficiency in terms of mailing seeds.

I hate wasting them, but I also don't want to waste resources I don't have in order to avoid wasting them.

Still, all right, I'm buying tomato seeds for next year, and apparently, the year after, and the year after that. That's one veggie I still bought starts for this year. Thanks!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to HuckleB (Reply #33)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 07:34 PM

34. well I have about 5000 types - including quite a few really rare ones.

I've sent thousands of samples of seeds to folks over the years - one of the main tomato people in the Seed Savers Exchange.

If you ever want to try some really cool stuff, let me know. Also a big eggplant and pepper seed collection.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #34)

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 07:38 PM

35. Cool. I'll bug you this fall or winter.

It would be great to try grow some tomatoes. (It's funny that I say that, noting how many of the buggers replant themselves most winters.) Still... Cheers!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2018, 09:34 AM

36. Seeds! We moved to a new state, so not much to share yet.

Is this still active?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread