Seed Exchange for Zones 9, 8 (maybe lower/higher)

bugbite(z9a FL)September 19, 2010

Hi,

I have a post a little further down which I will let roll off. I want to restate this, hopefully more clearly.

This exchange will be open to 4 people roughly in zones 8 and 9, or wherever the summer gets hot and winter not bitterly cold.

I and one other forum member are now participating and we would enjoy adding two more people to this exchange.

The theory is that we each purchase $20 worth of seeds from Geoseed (a great wholesale type seed distributor - lower prices on bigger quantities, like Sam's).

When we each receive our order, we divide the seeds from each seed package into fourths.

Then we send 1/4th of our seeds to the other 3 people and keep 1/4th for ourselves.

You get to try a lot of great, commerical seeds that way and can trade what you don't need or want on this exchange.

If you want to participate let me know. I will email you their 97 page pricelist.

As a bonus I am buying a lot more than $20 worth which I will split 4 ways, so you will get even a better deal than the great prices from Geoseed. (Also Geoseed has low shipping charges)

Currently seeds that are on our order list:

Vinca

a. Cora Mix

b. Viper Series - Mix

c. Cobra Series f1 - Mix

Cosmos sulphureus

a. Brightness series (new)

b. Carioca (new)

Coreopsis hybrida - Incredible! (new)

Agrostemma githago - Ocean pearl (new)

Petunia violacea

Penstemon heterophyllus - Blue Spring

Lobelia - Cambridge Blue

Digitalis Purpurea - Giant Spotted Series

Thunbergia Alata -Susie Series

For the winter garden:

Viola Cornuta - Arkwright Ruby

Viola Nigra - Bowle's Black

Viola Penny - All Seasons Mix

Your choices will be added to this list when you participate.

Thanks,

Bob

(Growflroses@yahoo.com)

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bugbite(z9a FL)

Order in.
To increase diversity, dropped Vinca Cobra and Ziper, Viola Penny, and Cosmos Brightness, due to long wait before this new seed is available.
Added:
Gomphrena globosa - Las Vegas Series mix (highly rateded in trials)
Heleium amarum - Goldfield
Melampodium - Casino Light Yellow (new)
If you are new to planting seeds, this is a great, cheap way to learn about varieties. I direct sow, meaning no trays, direct ground sowing. You should get at least 25 seeds of each, some many, many more.
Bob

    Bookmark   September 20, 2010 at 6:05PM
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bugbite(z9a FL)

We added one more member to our swap leaving one space open.
If you wonder why I like Geoseed so much, I will give you an example (this is random, but they all seem like this.)
Example: the new disease resistant Nicotiana - Whispers. Can hardly find it because it is so new. I found it on the web at a major site which has it at $3.25 for 50 seeds, a fair price. Geoseed sells it for $4.40 for 500 seeds. They deal with large pacs because they sell to growers and repackagers. I don't need that many seeds so I am doing the 4 person swap. (incidentally, like I said, this is a random example, I didn't get this seed, but it is typical.) Another thing is that their seeds germinated the very best for me this year. And their order taking people are great.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2010 at 4:32PM
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