Special Instructions for Exchanges:-Please Read!

Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)February 5, 2009

Because the Garden Web link to the Special Instructions is malfunctioning, I have posted them below.

Special Instructions for Exchanges:

* This area is for the purpose of exchanging seeds or plants of the type covered by this forum.

* The exchanges were created to facilitate the arranging of trades of plants and seeds between members. Please do not use them to solicit donations, ask for free plants or seeds, or ask for items in exchange for postage. All requests must be in the context of arranging a trade. If you have nothing to offer at this time, please wait until you do.

If you do not have anything to trade at this time, you are however welcome to respond to the many generous 'offers' of seeds for postage. These can be found by looking for posts that say seeds are available for sase, sasbe, beap, free, newbies, etc. Some posts will state that they are looking for trades, but will also consider sending seeds for postage.

* All exchanges are restricted to users from a particular country, region or state. If it isn't indicated otherwise, the exchange is restricted to residents of the U.S. To find an exchange for your location, check the exchange index.

Click here for the Exchange Index. There is also a link to the Other Exchanges at the top of page one here on The Seed Exchange.

* Each post must have a type of trade, subject and a message.

Seeds for postage offers are also permitted, ie BEAP, SASBE, SASE, free, etc

* Trading is done at user's discretion. Garden Web has no control or responsibility over trades arranged here. Keep in mind some traders may let you down, so it might be wise to keep your initial trade with someone limited to smaller items.

Before arranging a trade, you may want to check for reviews on the member at The Rate and Review Forum. To search the forum for the member's review, use the Search box found just below the list of threads on the main forum page (page 1).

* Messages addressed to or meant for particular users should be sent via email and are not allowed in the exchanges.

If for some reason you are not able to reach a member, ie emails are bouncing, emails are not being responded to, or you have lost the member's email address and they have no email link, you can make a post looking for the member on the Conversation side of the forum. A link to (off topic) Conversations can be found at the top of the list of threads here on the main page (page 1) on the Discussion (Exchange) side. Often other members will be experiencing the same problems, or can share what information they have about the members whereabouts....ie sickness, family emergency, on vacation, computer problems, etc.

* If you have trouble with another person coming through with their end of a trade, you must deal with it privately. It is the consensus of the forum users that this type of thing be kept out of our forums. Any public accusation in this forum, or elsewhere at GardenWeb, will result in the accuser being banned.

* To avoid problems when shipping across borders and some state lines, it is best to ship plants bare-rooted and to label the container as such. It is up to the users involved to determine what is legal and what is not.

* This forum is for the purpose of exchanging material, there should be no need to mention money in any postings. If money is mentioned, the posting will be considered an advertisement and the poster will be banned.

* Trading of patented material is unlawful and is strictly forbidden.

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Once this thread slips from the top of page one, everyone is cordially invited to help at keeping it bumped back up to the top of the page.

Thank you.

There will later be some discussion for additional information being added to the last 4 items on the Special Instructions.

Be watching for them and your input it welcomed.

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Again...Please help keep this post bumped up toward the top of page one here. It is a win/win situation for us all if the rules are known and followed as well as newbies knowing what to look for if they have no seeds to trade, but are seeking seeds.

I forgot to mention in the original post above, that the print in black is the original wording of the Garden Web Special Instructions. The print in red are additional explanations added after a brief discussion with other members. We hope they help at explaining the original instructions, and make them a little friendlier to those who are new to the forum.

All comments and suggestions are welcome in clarifying the original instructions or the additional comments that have been added so far.

Other informative links.
An explanation of and requirements of an sase/sasbe/beap, or other seeds for postage offers.

Existing costs for (BE) Bubble envelopes

Do you have an email link on your Member Page so you can easily be reached?
If not, please see addressing newbie and newer member issues for complete instructions. It also explains how to put your garden zone (if known) in the one box provided for the garden zone, so it will be shown on your Member Page and will automatically be shown whenever you post.

Existing Newbie question and answer thread!:)

You are additionally welcome to start a new thread on the (Off=Topic) Conversation side of the Seed Exchange.

Sue

    Bookmark   February 9, 2009 at 9:08AM
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angelady777 (was angelady on GW) - Zone 6(6)

Thanks soooo much for putting this together for us all! It really is a GREAT help!

Blessings,
Angela

    Bookmark   February 9, 2009 at 6:47PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

You are so welcome Angela. Please feel free to add anything you like here, be it informative, or just for fun.

What is a seed virgin?
A seed virgin in one who is new to collecting seeds. The member then starts collecting by means of harvesting seeds themselves, buying, and/or trading.

What is a seed addict?
A seed addict is one who has advanced beyond casual seed collecting and has become addicted to snatching seeds wherever they might be found, cannot pass a seed rack without checking it out, and faithfully reads all seed threads here.

More here on addiction....Know you're addicted to Seed Exchange-s...when......so beware!

What is an enabler?
An enabler is one who preys on a seed virgin, in the hopes of getting them addicted. The more enablers there are, the more seed virgins we can get addicted.

Then comes the need for an intervention
I need an intervention

Once you become addicted and have acquired quite a stash of seeds you will need to find a way that works for you to get them organized.
organizing your seeds
and
How do you organize your seeds?!

Sue

    Bookmark   February 10, 2009 at 8:52AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

back to the top of page one.

Everyone is cordially invited to be a 'bumper'

    Bookmark   February 10, 2009 at 8:08PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

bump to the top

    Bookmark   February 11, 2009 at 4:28PM
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agirlsgirl(6 SW-PA)

Sue this is great! I LOVE it!;)
First chance I had to bump it!:)

Sue is right when she says this will benefit all of us,so in the best interest of everyone,this baby should stay at the top of page one!

Welcome newbies...beware there is a seed pusher on every corner here!...lol..

    Bookmark   February 12, 2009 at 1:56AM
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scottrell(10AFl)

bump!

    Bookmark   February 12, 2009 at 10:00PM
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mechele211(TN 6b)

bump

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jessicavanderhoff(7 Md)

Thanks!

    Bookmark   February 14, 2009 at 4:15PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Thanks for bumping Jessica, and Welcome!

I hope you will join in the fun of the Exchange by either trading or replying to some of the many seeds for postage offers, once you get your Member Page email link set up so you can be reached.

bump..........

    Bookmark   February 15, 2009 at 7:26PM
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mauirose(11)

oops-off of page one-must bump

    Bookmark   February 16, 2009 at 3:54PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Thanks mauirose!

Again everyone...please be sure and have your email link set up on your Member Page before starting a thread or replying to one.

If you are the OP (original poster, ie one who starts the thread) you might want to check the box to get follow-ups emailed to you. It saves having to watch the forum so much, and often members will reply to a thread days, weeks, or even months later.

Don't forget the (off topic) Conversation side of the Seed Exchange. Lots of fun and good info found there.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2009 at 1:10AM
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corgicorner(Mass 6/7)

BUMP

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scottrell(10AFl)

bump

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scottrell(10AFl)

bump

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Are you just starting out? Do you maybe not have any seeds to trade? Never fear!

If you do not have anything to trade at this time, you are welcome to respond to the many generous 'offers' of seeds for postage. These can be found by looking for posts that say seeds are available for sase, sasbe, beap, free, newbies, etc. Some posts will state that they are looking for trades, but will also consider sending seeds for postage. Most require that you send the offering member a bubble envelope, along with enough postage stamps for it to be returned with seeds, an address label, and a note with your Garden Web name and what seeds you were requesting. Various offers have various requirements.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2009 at 1:01AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

zip.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2009 at 11:05PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Are you just starting out? Do you maybe not have any seeds to trade? Never fear!

If you do not have anything to trade at this time, you are welcome to respond to the many generous 'offers' of seeds for postage. These can be found by looking for posts that say seeds are available for sase, sasbe, beap, free, newbies, etc. Some posts will state that they are looking for trades, but will also consider sending seeds for postage. Most require that you send the offering member a bubble envelope, along with enough postage stamps for it to be returned with seeds, an address label, and a note with your Garden Web name and what seeds you were requesting. Various offers have various requirements.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2009 at 1:46PM
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zubababy(6b Utah)

bump

    Bookmark   February 22, 2009 at 9:51AM
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zubababy(6b Utah)

bump :)

    Bookmark   February 22, 2009 at 4:36PM
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gpborger(5)

Well this answered a question I put in earlier. I should have read more first but I'll help out by doing a bump. Thanks bunches!!

    Bookmark   February 22, 2009 at 5:31PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Thanks bumpers!

To the top. Lets try and keep it in the top half of page one so it will best be noticed by all who are new to the Exchange

    Bookmark   February 23, 2009 at 11:04AM
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scottrell(10AFl)

Bump

    Bookmark   February 23, 2009 at 2:50PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Thanks Scotty!

Back to the top 1/2 on page 1.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2009 at 3:58PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

back to the top half of the page....

    Bookmark   February 23, 2009 at 8:25PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

to the top 1/2.

Did anyone notice the recent new announcement under the What's New on GardenWeb

It says...Planning your garden? Check out our Seed & Plant Exchanges!

I imagine that maybe accounts for the recent influx of some newbies...don't you.

Yay! More enabling to do as there are more folks to get addicted

    Bookmark   February 24, 2009 at 8:51AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

to the top b4 I get off here

    Bookmark   February 24, 2009 at 12:07PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

to the top again

    Bookmark   February 24, 2009 at 7:27PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

to the top 1/2 again.

Did I say, Bumpers are welcome to assist in keeping the Special Instructions up in the top 1/2 of page 1?

    Bookmark   February 25, 2009 at 9:22AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

back to the top 1/2

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back to the top 1/2

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barefoot_contessa(5a)

BUMPity bump bump!!!!!!!!!!

    Bookmark   February 26, 2009 at 5:48PM
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natalie4b(7b GA)

bump

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barefoot_contessa(5a)

bump

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zubababy(6b Utah)

bump

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

back to the top 1/2 of the page.

Thanks to all the bumpers.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2009 at 8:30AM
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zubababy(6b Utah)

bump

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tokapeba

Bumped again

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Hi tokapeba,

Thanks for bumping and Welcome to GW and The Seed Exchange.

I look forward to you hopefully getting your Member Page email link set up along with a location in your profile, and actively participating on the Exchange.

Sue

    Bookmark   March 1, 2009 at 11:26AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

back to the top 1/2

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

back to the top 1/2 of the page.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2009 at 3:11PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

back to the top 1/2 of page one!

All members are cordially invited to assist in keeping this bumped up so the newbies can best see it.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2009 at 8:54AM
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scottrell(10AFl)

Almost got away!

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

back to the top.

I see someone new to the board must have missed seeing them...and they also don't have an email link, so there is no way to reach them.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2009 at 5:52AM
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natalie4b(7b GA)

Bump!

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

back to the top 1/2 of page 1

    Bookmark   March 5, 2009 at 12:10AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

zip to the top 1/2.

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

to the top 1/2

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

hmmm...is not being seen by all the newbies. Back to the top 1/2.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2009 at 5:21PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

back to the top!

    Bookmark   March 7, 2009 at 10:19AM
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scottrell(10AFl)

Still not being seen by all the newbies

    Bookmark   March 7, 2009 at 7:24PM
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natalie4b(7b GA)

bump

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

back to the top 1/2.

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zubababy(6b Utah)

bump

    Bookmark   March 9, 2009 at 8:34AM
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littlemidget(5A)

sorry just saw this. Can't figure out how to delete my post since it doesn't fit within this guidelines.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2009 at 9:04AM
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scottrell(10AFl)

bump

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

bump back to the top 1/2.

littlemidget, there is no way that you can delete a post, but I wouldn't worry about it really.

You can contact GW and request a post be pulled via the Contact Us link found at the bottom of any GW page.

Sue

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Nell(VA 6)

bump up!

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

back to the very top. It is evidently being missed by some.

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

hmmmm...being missed by some it seems

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divahethr(7b)

bump

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

zip

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natalie4b(7b GA)

to the top!

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zgardennut(zone5b)

bump

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

To the top 1/2?

Attention Newbies! Do you have an email link on your member page so that you can be reached?

About 50% of the newbies don't have an email link, thus they cannot be reached whenever they make a post.

Please see addressing newbie and newer member issues for complete instructions on getting your email link set up so you can easily be contacted.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2009 at 10:53PM
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zubababy(6b Utah)

bump

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carroteggs(9)

Bump :)

    Bookmark   March 14, 2009 at 9:32PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

To the top 1/2.

Newbies...Do 'you' have an email link on your Member Page so you can be easily reached?

    Bookmark   March 15, 2009 at 3:16PM
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orcascove(6 Columbus Ohio)

back to the top it goes... WEEEEEEEE!!!

    Bookmark   March 15, 2009 at 11:23PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Newbies...just starting out and few, if any seeds to trade?

Just check out the many seeds for postage offers. Look for those that say sasbe, BEAP, newbies, seeds for postage, etc.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2009 at 12:49PM
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zone10garden(9-10)

Ok, i would like to add a couple of lil tid bits for traders in this thread.

If you set up a trade, please mail your end of things, ok, if there is some reason that you can't send out your package, just e mail the other person involved & explaine, but please eventually mail your end of the trade. Lieing & making up stories just gets you ignored by the community.

Please, once the trade is established, don't relate things like.......

"There is only one seed for that plant". " Sorry but i only have just a few seeds from trades to give you". " Oh & by the way, that flower you wanted is actually a diffrent flower" ( but i mailed you the seeds ).

Please try to be Realistic & Honest anything less is just lame.

Please do not send seeds in packets made of things that are not workable for planting. It is very easy to make small envelopes out of paper, i do it all the time & can educate anyone on how to do it. Wrapping the seeds up in a corse texture paper towel is not acceptable, lil plastic bags are good, but the envelopes made of scrap paper work wery well, and are free & decompose well.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2009 at 7:42PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

zip.........good info zone10!

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scottrell(10AFl)

bump

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divahethr(7b)

bump

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chrizty

bump

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wenders67(5)

Thanks Sue for all of the help that you've given me.YOU ARE A TREASURE!!Wend

    Bookmark   March 19, 2009 at 3:37PM
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wenders67(5)

bump

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

You're welcome Wenders, but I'm sorry you are still having problems.

Sue...sending it back to the top 1/2 of page one.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2009 at 5:28PM
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zubababy(6b Utah)

bumping up

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jessicavanderhoff(7 Md)

Thank you-- I think my email is on there now!

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timberloin(10A)

bump

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zone10garden(9-10)

Is there a list somewhere here of people who never mailed their end of the trade, will nolonger answer e mails???

Just wondering,....Thanks

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Is there a list somewhere here of people who never mailed their end of the trade, will nolonger answer e mails???
Yes, as mentioned in the original post here, there is The Rate and Review Forum where one can rate traders, both good and not so good.

The instructions are at the top of the forum...To create the best user experience, please keep all reviews for a particular member in one thread and before posting a new thread, use the forum's search feature to see if one has already been started.
It does not say it, but in order to just get the search results for that forum alone, you should use the searchbox found just below the list of threads there on page 1. The other 2 searchboxes on the page will bring up all posts made by the member on the entire site.

hth.

Sue

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

zzzzzzzzz

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mauirose(11)

zip ; )

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zubababy(6b Utah)

bump

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

To the top for our newbies....

    Bookmark   March 24, 2009 at 1:05PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

back up to the top 1/2

    Bookmark   March 25, 2009 at 9:15AM
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victorian_bellefonte(6 Pennsylvania)

Just an idea...mark you envelopes FRAGILE or HAND CANCEL to avoid the crushing machines...

    Bookmark   March 25, 2009 at 12:53PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Just an idea...mark you envelopes FRAGILE or HAND CANCEL to avoid the crushing machines...

That is not a good idea. If you do that, then they will go as parcels and will not go through the machines....minimum cost for a Parcel is then $1.17. It 'could' be returned to the sender for additional postage, or it could have postage due on it when it is received.

If they are in bubblies they are well protected...minimum cost 83 cents if under 1 OZ with the contentss taped in place so they will not shift and make the bubble over 3/4" thick.

Mailing costs for Bubble Envelopes (BE)

    Bookmark   March 26, 2009 at 8:08AM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

New members...be sure you have an email link set up on your Member Page so you can easily be reached.

Kindly add your location into the one box provided for the garden zone See I am zone 5/6 S IN

Please fill out your Member Trade list, even if it just for the things you are seeking.

Please don't be shy. If you have any questions, either ask them right here, or start a new thread over on the Conversation side of the Seed Exchange. The link to Conversations is just above the list of trade threads here on the Discussion side of the forum.

Check out the many generous 'offers' of seeds for postage. Look for such things as SASBE, Newbie, free, BEAP, etc. Most offers require that you mail the offering member a Bubble Envelope and postage, along with an address label, your GW member name, and a list of agreed upon seeds.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2009 at 10:51AM
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halley_rose(z4 Wi)

bump

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zone10garden(9-10)

"Is there a list somewhere here of people who never mailed their end of the trade, will nolonger answer e mails???
Yes, as mentioned in the original post here, there is The Rate and Review Forum where one can rate traders, both good and not so good.
The instructions are at the top of the forum...To create the best user experience, please keep all reviews for a particular member in one thread and before posting a new thread, use the forum's search feature to see if one has already been started.
It does not say it, but in order to just get the search results for that forum alone, you should use the searchbox found just below the list of threads there on page 1. The other 2 searchboxes on the page will bring up all posts made by the member on the entire site."

At one site i have traded at, there is a user trade raiting right next to the uesrname, you can see right off the bat what is up with that person. People there seem to be more inclined to make good on their trades to keep a good rating, you can click on that rating icon & see the comments from other users. This year i have had issues with several people, i never thought i would experience this here at garden web, i didn't have this problem last year & i don't know why people here think they can act like this. It is frustrating & anoying. I am going to have to set up guidelines in my posts for trading next year, maybe even not send my end till i get the seeds from others since it is such a hassel to keep e mailing to them looking for what they have offered.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2009 at 10:33PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

It does not say it, but in order to just get the search results for that forum alone, you should use the searchbox found just below the list of threads there on page 1. The other 2 searchboxes on the page will bring up all posts made by the member on the entire site."
Yes, that is confusing to have those 2 other search boxes on the page at all....but, ....doubt if much can or will ever be done about it.

That search box up at the very top of every page is sure confusing...they added it I think not long ago.

What you could do, is add a link on your Member Page, and also on your Trade List, and even in your trade post to your review thread.

I see no one has left you a rating and you have only done one yourself. I think it would be in the best interest of all of us if we would regularly make reviews for members.

We would more readily buy from an ebay seller if they had 50-100 good feedbacks as opposed to having none or just a couple. The same holds true to a degree with the trade ratings, imho.

Does anyone think this thread has gotten particularly long? Should I start a new one soon, and include some of the links that are in this one?

lmk...Thanks...Sue

    Bookmark   March 27, 2009 at 10:47PM
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zone10garden(9-10)

Good points Sue,

I am not web site design educated but what would it take to simply add that trade rateing feature as i described above? It would be so much easier & convient & over all would keep people on their toes & honest. I mean, with just one of the people i had a problem with, there must be over 10 e mails just to sort out one trade. In another situation, i tried the plant exchange forum, gal chatted it up like she was all that, said she was sending off on a monday, i sent my end of the trade 2 days later ( i am not near a post office ), weeks go by, nothing from her, had to dig up her e mail again, bla bla bla, it just keeps happening.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2009 at 11:29PM
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zone10,

Not being negative here, but it seems GW does good to keep most things up and running and there are several things that have been broken for some time...so I am not optimistic of any little new feature being added...or at least not anytime soon.

A prime example is the Special Instructions link here and also at The Plant Exchange.

There are some forums that the search function has been out for quite a while. It will give the thread results, but when you click on the thread, it will yield the WHOOPS message is not found.

There is a Suggestion Forum where you could make your suggestion. No suggestions (for new forums anyway) have been implemented in a couple of years. There has also been a suggestion to add a link to the Rate and Review Forum that was requested probably 2 years ago.

Like I have said in the past...I really feel we are just lucky to have GW in the format it is now, as opposed to being updated to the iVillage format...since GW is owned by iVillage.

Are you still hoping the trades will come through or have you given up on them? If you have given up hope, I suggest you do a review...just stating the details as best you can.

Sue

    Bookmark   March 28, 2009 at 12:49AM
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mkhs7354(9: Gulf Coast)

Bump this, with the comment that I wish it had been up at the top when I first arrived! Great site, but the instructions are not very easy to find. Thanks to everyone!

    Bookmark   March 28, 2009 at 1:54PM
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divahethr(7b)

bump

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e36yellowm3(7 Raleigh, NC)

Ha! Just reading this now. I thought I was a seed virgin, but just finding out I'm an addict per the definition above. I have to admit that I've snatched seeds from friends plants that I was on "watering duty" for, while they were out of town. (I know I'm among friends here and can admit that!) Alana

    Bookmark   March 29, 2009 at 4:04PM
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Welcome mkhs7354 and e36yellowm3/Alana!

Yes, you are among friends and fellow addicts.

Don't be strangers now...hear?

Sue

    Bookmark   March 30, 2009 at 11:10AM
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zone10garden(9-10)

Ok, so, i guess i will quit complaining & resign myself to the fact that this is the risk you take here with trades. I finally did get the Seeds from one gal, after a long time & alot of e mails, with the plant trade, ( which i will never do again ), the lady finally sent a messege this morning saying she will be shipping today, we will see if that happens.

From now on, i will have to have guidlines posted in my trade listings, it is a shame that serious gardeners here have to do this, i have seen others list theirs in "Red" which shows that they are fed up as well.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2009 at 9:29PM
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weetoots(11)

You can speak to a postal inspector. Fraud is fraud. How about a local TV staion, maybe they can do a story? If it is called a Bubble Envelope and they say it is a package, ask them the definition of "envelope". Civil servants! What happened to the customer is always right. I am sure glad we have email and electronic bill pay.

Al

    Bookmark   March 31, 2009 at 8:16AM
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zone10garden(9-10)

Ummmm, Ok, Al, can i direct you back to the drama bus, i think they still have green beer, lol ^^^^^^^^

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chrizty

bump

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

back to the top half of page one. It is being missed.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2009 at 7:50PM
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To the top! I'll redo this post sometime here shortly since it is getting long, and will include numerous links to informational threads.

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bump...clear back on page 2...YIKES!

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zzzzzzzzzzzz

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to the top 1/2!

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Bump bump

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to the top 1/2.

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ummyusuf(7a)

"Seeds for postage offers are also permitted, ie BEAP, SASBE, SASE, free, etc"
Hello,
New Here
What does BEAP and SASBE stand for?

    Bookmark   April 13, 2009 at 7:39PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

What does BEAP and SASBE stand for?
BEAP stand for Bubble Envelope and Postage.

SASBE stand for a Self Addressed Stamped Bubble Envelope.
It is not actually a sasbe though as only one envelope is used and included inside of it is the return postage, and an address label with one's return address, along with whatver the offering members asks....ie your GW name, and a not of seeds listed that are being requested, etc. The member does not send a self addressed stamped bubble envelope.

This thread explains it some...sase-sasbe is NOT a self addressed envelope-bubble or otherwise

hth.

Sue

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

to the top half

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to the top 1/2.

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being missed...back to the top

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bump...

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zzzzzzzzzzzz

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zip...really need to get a new one started...with links to helpful stuff...sigh

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zip

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zip...being missed

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zip

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to the top

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lots of newbies today!

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missed being seen and/or read 4 times today...sure wish they would get the link fixed.

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to the top

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zzzzzzzzzzz

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to the top

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zip

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zip to the top 1/2...being missed by many it seems...sigh

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to the top 1/2

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littleonefb(zone 5, MA)

Rescued from Page 2.

Newbies missing this all the time now.

Fran

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to the top...was on page 2 again...sigh

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to the top for our newbies

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littleonefb(zone 5, MA)

Back to the top

NEWBIES PLEASE READ

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to the top

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countrycarolyn(6-7nwTN)

I am a newbie and I read lol.

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bump

    Bookmark   May 29, 2009 at 11:50PM
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countrycarolyn(6-7nwTN)

I just wanted to say I am a newbie and I really enjoy this forum. I love seeds and I love starting plants from seeds. I want to learn more. I have made my first sasbe transaction its in route now and my first trade is in the mailbox now. I am really glad this post gave me a few answers about the "SASBE" and "BEAP" I felt stupid when I first started to ask someone what does that mean and what in the world is a bubble envelope lol. I guess everyone has to start somewhere we dont all start off knowing everything bout everything. lol shame is I dont end up like that either lol. Anywho back to the top.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2009 at 10:38AM
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littleonefb(zone 5, MA)

countrycarolyn, don't ever feel "stupid". When in doubt ask a question.

I was once in your shoes, 6 years ago to be exact, and I didn't know what in the world I was doing either. I sat here for 2 days trying to figure out how to send a bubble envelope for SASBE.

Then I remembered what my grandpa used to say. "the only stupid questions, is the question not asked." That got me to send an e-mail to the member and ask.
She was so nice and explained it to me. I was off and running after that and haven't stopped yet.

Since you love starting plants from seeds. why not check out the wintersowing forum. That will really get you hooked on seeds and sowing seeds.

Fran

Here is a link that might be useful: Winter Sowing Forum

    Bookmark   June 1, 2009 at 10:06PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Beware newbies! There are a lot of enablers here on this forum.

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littleonefb(zone 5, MA)

Well if it isn't "our own RRB" posting again.

Hey Sue, funny post. As if you aren't one of those enablers too.

Fran

    Bookmark   June 1, 2009 at 11:43PM
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littleonefb(zone 5, MA)

Well if it isn't "our own RRB" posting again.

Hey Sue, funny post. As if you aren't one of those enablers too.

Fran

    Bookmark   June 2, 2009 at 1:13AM
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countrycarolyn(6-7nwTN)

LOL great I am glad you guys are so helpful and commical at the same time. Ok since this post seems to be hitting newbies heres one that I have been so wondering whats the proper way to send a bare root?

I think I got the bubbler down FINALLY, took me only an hour in the post office lol.

The wintersowing forum that sounds like a good one, right up my alley. I would prefer to deal with seed rather than plants. Though I have a few beuties I am trying to see if the seed will be true so for right now all I have is the plant.

I know I asked a question in the middle of a post but I am sure other newbies reading this post will hopefully see this part of the question, and hopefully get an answer and also helps bump up the post. So I wasnt asking to be rude.

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Hi Countrycarolyn,

hmmm...it really depends upon what you are sending bare root, and where you are located (state) and where the other member is (state), and what time of year it is, and what maybe members prefer and agree to.

That is one reason why I always encourage members to put their state location in the one box provided for the garden zone. See, I am zone 5/6 S IN

I suggest you ask on the Conversation side of the forum, and there will hopefully be several who will see it and give you their take on things. The link to (off topic) Conversations is found just above the list of threads here on page one of the Seed Exchange. I think that would be the best place to be seen, as Conversations on the Plant Exchange doesn't seem to get as much traffic.

Sue...resident busy body

    Bookmark   June 5, 2009 at 3:41PM
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countrycarolyn(6-7nwTN)

Thankyou Sue, I checked it out and didnt even need to post the question. Remy had foresight and put together a great demo. Carolyn

bump :d

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bump :)

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to the top 1/2

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Judas Priest, Noobs! Read this fricking post!

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littleonefb(zone 5, MA)

Caught it just in time, about to hit page 2.

OK NEWBIES, PLEASE READ THIS POST.

FRAN

    Bookmark   June 18, 2009 at 12:12AM
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