the irritating thing about trading
Even though I've been on gardenweb for several months now, it's still very hard trying to participate in the exchange when you don't have much and everyone else does. Everyone is constantly acquiring new plants (and probably have been for who knows how many years) while in the meantime all the new gardeners are playing catch-up.
Anyways, to make a long story short I like to participate in the exchanges but it's just so hard to compete with people who have been doing this for so long. I try to be generous when I trade and offer up what I have but the fact is I'll always be playing catch-up and I'll probably never really be able to trade with the more experienced gardeners (I feel like I'm trading cards or something lol).