Fewer than 25 seeds???
What seeds do you sometimes send in quantities of less than 25 seeds?
What seeds would you gladly trade for that were is a quantity of less than 25 seeds?
I know several things are what I consider 'special', or 'sort of special' and I would be satisfied with a lot fewer than 25 seeds.
Some things I have to trade, I have stipulated a quantity of less than 25 seeds.
Things that come to mind, that I would be happy/satisfied receiving in just 6 seeds would be
Tomatoes-I like to grow a variety, and really only need one or 2 plants of any particular variety.
peppers-again, I do not want or need 25 plants of any one variety
Sweet Peas-again, I prefer variety, and 6 seeds (or even less) would suite me fine
Morning Glories-again, I prefer variety, and some of the more special ones are quite expensive if bought commercially.
Iris-I recently offered up some iris seeds to 3 different varieties. I think I sent 10 seeds of each variety. Given the space a mature iris rhizome needs if planted correctly, 10 irises would make quite a display.
I recently collected small quantities of seeds from numerous named Lilac Bushes. I have not decided just what quantity I will offer up in a trade, but it will likely be 6 seeds, which would be stipulated either in my post, or on my trade list. I would much rather share something that was sort of special with numerous members, as opposed to sending the whole quantity of 15, 20, or 25 seeds to just one member. I suppose one could add that multiple trades of that item might be available upon request.
What are your thoughts on different varieties of seeds.
I have read several places (I think) that 1/4 teaspoon is a good quantity for particularly small seeds. Well, that certainly does not hold true for a lot of seeds that are especially small, such as sedums, rose moss, and so many others. One might trade 1/2 ts of poppy seeds if they were grown and harvested seeds, but if a member was sharing some commercially bought seeds the 1/4 ts measurement would certainly not apply, in my humble opinion. I have received in very small quantities of very small commercially bought poppy seeds and was thrilled that the member had shared something so special with me.
While I agree that 25 or more seeds is the norm for most things, what do you think are the exceptions to that rule?
Maybe Hybrid commercially bought Sunflower Seeds?
Maybe other Hybrid commercially purchased seeds?