Return to the Seed Exchange Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Posted by kilngod Z6 PA (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 6, 14 at 18:18

Newbies & New Sponsors:

Please read the directions.

(We will not list you if you are missing things.)

Newbies, might you like a little help getting started growing and trading seeds? (Brand new, hoping for more garden variety, needing a boost after a garden or financial loss, or just want a little advice?)

Veterans, do you have extra seed that could help a new gardener-trader get started? (From accidental over-harvesting, buying enough commercial seed for varieties' sake, or because you just want to help others grow?)

Newbies are newbies if they are:
1) truly new to Gardenweb, OR
2) are not new to GW but new to trading and seeds, OR
3) could really use help with seed access for any reason.
Adopters can adopt whomever they please, and so can select according to their own wishes and criteria.

Newbie Adoptees:
Pre-adoption procedure
--Your email address must 'show to members' on your member page in order to be put on the list. Make sure your email setting is correct (see link below).
--Make sure you have things listed on your Want List (see link), so we know if we have things in your interests. You can list, for example, Black Hollyhocks, Hollyhocks, or Old Fashioned/Cottage type flowers, or Things for shade or perennials, and such. (specific or general, anything that helps someone match to you)
--Sign up by posting here. Tell us something about your garden interests.
--Include both your zone & state in your member page info (there is a special trick to this - see link/note in next post below).

Costs to the newbie adoptee:
--Pay the postage to the person sending them seeds (or plants) in advance.
--'Seeds only' adopts are the easiest and cheapest postage at about $1.50+bubble envelope to $4.00 and bubble envie/other protection included by the veteran.
--'Plants too' adopts ideally are Priority Mail and may cost about $5 to $14 depending on size.
--Postage payment options include paypal, stamps, check, money order.

When you are contacted for adoption:
--Check back here to confirm you have been adopted.
--Check the Rate & Review forum regarding the sponsor who contacted you. This is found at: http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/raterev/ Use the search box in the center of the page (below the posts) inputting the person's screenname.
--Arrange postage costs and gift details with your adopter.
--Send postage to your adopter.
--After receiving the seed package, thank your adopter & post here too (so we know the adopt worked through).
--Post good feedback/thanks for your adopter on the Rate&Review forum

Sponsors who want to adopt:
--Standard amount for an adoption = 10 packs of seeds, more if you would like. Seeds are the focus, though you can contribute plants too if the timing is zone-appropriate.
--Try to pick a newbie that matches your zone / climate/ region so that the seeds you know best and have to offer have a chance of growing there for the newbie. Having similarities in garden interests is a plus too.
--POST HERE FIRST announcing who you are adopting BEFORE you contact the newbie.
--Then email the newbie, introducing yourself, providing your screen name, zone, town, state, and offer to adopt them.

The host/hostess(es) will (me & other helpful volunteers):
--Will compile and post lists of the newbies+zone+state every so often.
--Will check through recent posts and remove those who have been adopted from the new lists when compiling.
--To make things print bold, post < b > before the words (removing the extra spaces I put there), and < / b > after the words (again, removing the spaces). This will help folks find the most recent newbies-to-adopt list. For italics, same system, just use an 'i' instead of the 'b'.

Newbies, there is also a 'Newbie Seed Packs for SASBE' thread run by bakemom on this seed exchange board. She has generously run it for years, with donations sent to her from lots of veteran traders. There is also an 'Adopt-A-Milkweed-Newbie' list run by kchd. Check those out.

Here is a link that might be useful: Newbie Member Pages Assistance

This post was edited by kilngod on Sun, Jul 6, 14 at 18:26


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Technical Help for Newbies

To make your state & zone show next to your screen name:
-Click 'Member Pages' (way down, bottom left of this page),
-Then click 'Edit Your Membership Details',
-Add your state to the 'Garden Zone' box.

In that same place, you can:
-Add a 'blurb' about you, your garden, your overall interests and plant preferences.
-Select option to "Show my email address to: Members".
-Check the box for "Allow others to send you email from your profile page".

To make/edit your wants list:
-Click 'Member Pages' (way down, bottom right of this page),
-Then click 'Edit Your Exchange Lists'.
-Type/paste in your seeds in a vertical list (much easier to read than a horizontal list with commas between).

Here is a link that might be useful: Shortcut to Member Pages


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Hmmmm...it seems that the site is not transferring the "zone + state in your zone box" to the 'posted by' line right away. It isn't just with Artax97, I'm seeing it now with many of the newbies. Oh gracioius, that is a downer. I'll try to figure out what is up.... Lealam, Mizzteek, Shogie, you are all in this bind. When we get it sorted, I'll add you. (Could you 'redo' putting this info in, just in case it makes some difference. Gracious, how many newbies has this happened to...)

:) xiangirl -- Thank you so much for updating the list!!

Current Newbies to be Adopted:
Zone 2-3:
Zone 4:
Zone 5:
Twotails (5 MA + greenhouse) (rare, exotic, unusuals; poison, smelly, zone-pushing gardens)
Fuzzy57 (5 MO) ( a n y t h i n g, indoor or out )
Bob-MA (5b-6a MA) (veggies, flowers, seed saving, season extending)
Zone 6:
scobbs416 (6 se PA)(heirloom & high-yield veggies, unusual veg/fruit/flower)
Artax97 (6 MO) (heirloom/non-GMO tomato, pepper, hot/super/bell)
Mizzteek (6 MA) (perennials, yard rehab)
Zone 7:
Mrs.Schulte (7 VA Peninsula)(flowers, fruit, veggies; trading process)
sdambr (7 NY)(heirloom veggies, herbs; seed saving, small garden)
reblcntrygrl74 (7 w WA) (heritage seeds, veggies, medicinals,tea/seasoning herbs)
caterpillarinn (7 NC) (butterfly & bee garden, pond, veggies)
bcmolle (7 No VA) (Hot peppers, stuffing peppers, tomatoes)
rbreedi1 (7 TN) (veggies & herbs)
Zone 8:
Errant (8 SoCal Mountains) (perennials, anything that will work, 6K+ ft alt, acidic soil)
Zone 9-10:

Please see the newbie's original post (member page & want lists) for additional details.
_________________
Adoptions in-process or completed:
(continued......)
doggie_devotee (9 so CA)(growing food, budget garden, flowers) - canyonwind
Cirrus (5 IN) (tea/medicinal, succulent/cacti, trees; containers) - BunnyNomNom
mpalzewicz (5 KS) (edibles, seed saving, sustainable) - pdsavage
kristina1234 (4 WY) (Veggies, fruit, cottage garden flowers) - canyonwind
makeupartistaz (9 Cave Creek AZ) (new to desert growing, cacti, desert flowers) - canyonwind
Shorty_CA (10b So CA) ( ) - canyonwind
contessalouise (7a MD) (veggies, herbs, lemon tree) - jensyen
tnotter75 (7a TN) (heirloom veggies, hummer&bfly, seed saving) - canyonwind
GoingGreenForEarth (9A So Tx)(indoor & out, nearly anything) - canyonwind
klwallace12 (7b NC) (veggies, flowers) - jensyen
ladyg76 (7a VA) (raised beds, veggies, heirlooms, edible landscape) - jensyen
Karyn963 (9a So CA) (friut, veggies, herbs, FS & PSh - canyonwind
****** 4 6 Adoptions ! ! ******

This post was edited by kilngod on Sun, Jul 6, 14 at 20:39


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

I checked my profile again just in case.


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Wonderful, Missteek. It is showing now on your post.

I will edit you in to the list above.

-Tina


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Mizzteek 6 (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 25, 14 at 11:48

"Zone 6 newbie here looking to be adopted. I took on the task of rehabbing my parent's front and back yard last year so they will no longer be 'that' house. So far it's been going great and I would welcome any perennial (seed, seedling, whatever). Please adopt me."

(newbie post from the last thread)


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Twotails 5 (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 22, 14 at 23:12

"I Guess im a newbie here, and would love to be adopted. My seed list is semi-extensive but most is still store purchesed seed (some, like the Nicotiana i have thousands, others I have a few seeds left) Im interested in seeds and plants, And have a greenhouse. im in Zone 5, Massachusetts. I enjoy Exotic, Tropical And weird plants. fast growing is also cool :3 Edible fruits/plants are great, but i equaly enjoy having a poison garden.

As far as zone go's I should be able to replicate it in the greenhouse, or some other way to micro-climate it. Horrably funny thing, ive grown tropicals, like my kumquat tree from seed, and people go "O.O you got that to grow in mass? inside, but still O.o" Yet i did manage to kill a spider plant, a few tomato's, and a eggplant. >.> Dont blame me blame the soil xD (It was a soil issue, ive delt with and now no more deaths yay :D)"

(newbie post from the last thread)


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Mrs.Schulte 7 VA Peninsula (My Page) on
Fri, May 2, 14 at 12:44

"Hi Everybody!
I am a newbie to GardenWeb but I have been gardening for years. I am looking forward to learning from you all and sharing/exchanging. I currently have a bunch of Jalepeno seedlings and Banana Pepper Seedlings starting and healthy on the sun porch. But I will have to learn how to ship/share them. lol I have a large garden and am always looking to try new plants. I have also just recently started flower gardening and am interested in learning about growing fruit trees and bushes. Hopefully someone will adopt me :) Looking forward to working with y'all."

(newbie post from the last thread)


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Errant 8? (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 29, 14 at 18:06

"What a great idea! I would love to participate, as an adoptee, as I have nothing to share just yet.

My zone is a bit tricky. I live in the mountains of Southern Calif, just above 6K ft. Below 10F is not uncommon in the snowy months, and it sometimes gets as high as 85F in late Summer. Our trees are mostly pine, cedar, oak, and spruce, so the soil is quite acidic.

I try to stick to perennials, since we have such a short growing season. So far, I've done well with easy stuff like daffys and tulips. I planted my first hostas last year, but the darn gopher got 6/8 of them. I also have a half dozen fruit trees that we put in about two years ago (but no fruit yet), and a couple of tiny lilacs.

I've attached a picture of my back yard, just after we finished the fence and terracing. My Grandson and doggie were helping :) "

(newbie post from the last thread)


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

sdambr 7 NY (My Page) on
Fri, May 2, 14 at 22:31

"Hi, I am new to planting from seed and have had an absolute blast this year watching my seedlings grow. I have planted mostly veggies and herbs and can't wait to get them out in the garden. I am interested in heirlooms varieties and herbs as I would love to try collecting seeds and sharing myself. This year I will be sharing many of my plants as the germination rate was much better than I had expected but with few variety and small amount of space. Thank you in advance and for sharing all the useful information I have read on this site."

(newbie post from the last thread)


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Fuzzy57 5-MO (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 20, 14 at 1:48

"i am a newbie here and i want to be adopted interested in anything."

(newbie post from the last thread)


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Bob-MA 5b-6a MA (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 4, 14 at 20:17

"I'm a newbie in Middlesex county MA (Zone 5b+6a) looking to be adopted.

I'm retired engineer with small veg & flower gardens. I believe I'm a good student and apprentice. Would like to learn more and build a good base of seeds for me and others. Any help would be appreciated. If your in the area and/or zone that'd be nice but certainly not necc.

Regards,
Bob

PS: Orig posted adoption request in diff section (see optional links below) and was informed that this is where the adoption request should be."

(newbie post from the last thread)

Here is a link that might be useful: Here is a link that might be useful: RE: HAVE: Newbie seed project - keep requests coming!

This post was edited by kilngod on Sun, Jul 6, 14 at 21:45


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

scobbs416 6 (se PA) (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 23, 14 at 17:43

"I'll try this again, the right way :-)
I'd like to be considered for adoption as a newbie. Gardening interest are heirloom veggies, large producing plant varieties ( we are feeding a large family that consumes produce like locusts) I would also like to try out some unusual plants (veg/fruit or flower). I have a quantity of seeds from this year left over for trade as well. Thanks! "

(newbie post from the last thread)

This post was edited by kilngod on Sun, Jul 6, 14 at 21:43


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Artax97 6 (My Page) on
Thu, May 15, 14 at 22:57

"Can I be part of this, as newbie status? I am most interested in hot and super hot pepper seeds, and any variety of heirloom/non-GMO tomato and pepper seeds.

Thanks!"

(newbie post from the last thread)


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

reblcntrygrl74 7 w WA (My Page) on
Sat, May 10, 14 at 17:02

"I would love to be adopted. My interests are heritage seeds, starts. But will take any vegetable seed, medicinal,tea and seasoning herbs, thornless raspberry's.
I have currently growing radishes, walla walla onions, sweet peas, and corn.
I have several house plants, pothos, snake plant, small aloe, and a silver philodendron. "

(newbie post from the last thread)


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

caterpillarinn 7 nc (My Page) on
Sat, May 10, 14 at 18:29

"Retry-hope I get it right this time. :)

I live in central NC. Moved into a barren lot in the middle of pine forest with clay soil. We used to have a lush butterfly garden and are looking to build one at our home. My daughter is a beekeeper and is looking to add pollen, nectar plants to help her bees. We also have a pond that we would like to add some plants to. Starting from scratch. We have a small veggie garden as well. Would be grateful for any help getting started.

Thank you for considering.
Kelly"

(newbie post from the last thread)


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

bcmolle Zone 7, No VA (My Page) on
Sun, May 11, 14 at 20:27

"I am new to this website and the seed exchange process. My main interest is any type of hot pepper, especially the superhots! Other than hot peppers, my garden contains tomatoes (my second favorite), eggplant, and bell peppers. Thank you for your time, wish me luck. Are there any extra large bell peppers out there that are good for stuffing? I am in Zone 7, Norther Virginia."

(newbie post from the last thread)


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

rbreedi1 Tennessee Zone 7 (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 3, 14 at 14:30

"I would love to be adopted if anyone is willing. I am a beginning gardener from Tennessee Zone 7b and started my first small garden in the back yard this spring and I am loving it. I am interested in mainly vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, lettuce or other greens, bush cucumbers, onions, summer squash, zucchini, broccoli, bush beans, carrots, okra ect.) but would also be interested in herbs. Anything I can eat! :)"

(newbie post from the last thread)


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

I have received my seeds package in the mail today and I must say there's such a great variety of seeds. I am very happy, all these seeds should keep me pretty stocked for sometime! I just want to say thank you so much to my adopter Annie! I appreciate all the work she did to get all the seeds together and mail them in such a timely manner.
-Andy


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Is the GW email code even functioning anymore? I gotta ask, `cause I've posted to various folks from here for a while now and have not received any responses. :(


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Karyn963...your seeds went out yesterday! Enjoy!

I still have not heard from tnotter75. If you are still interested in being adopted, please email me!

Cryptid, if after posting here/or emailing from GW, I still do not hear from the person, I email from my private email. I find the GW email works only when it wants too...LOL!

And thanks to Tina for hosting "ADOPT A NEWBIE"!!!!

Happy Gardening!

Annie


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

rblcntrygrl74 is now in zone 6


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Karyn963 emailed me...she received seeds! Enjoy!

Annie


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

  • Posted by sdambr 7a Long Island (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 11, 14 at 13:40

I am not a veteran and a newbie myself, but I have more than enough seeds to share. I can adopt rbreedi1 as we have similar interests, and are both 1st year gardeners.
You would be able to remove us both from the list then! :o)


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

I want to thank canyonwind for adopting me and being so generous. I look forward to paying it forward some day soon.


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Hi. We just bought our first home and I am going to try to start an edible garden/flower garden. My toddler loves to play in the mud so I know she will loovvee to help me with this project. I would love any seeds.I'm new to this site though! I would love to be adopted onthis site!


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Hi everyone. I am pretty new to gardening. I am in zone 6/7 (near Philadelphia). I have some tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers growing in a bed and also in some buckets. This is my second year growing. I am interested in learning more and growing more! I want to try to harvest some seeds this year. Next season I want to add some flowers to my garden too but I don't really know where to start. I do not have any seeds right now, but eventually I would like to get rid of my newbie status! Any help would be greatly appreciated!

This post was edited by kimpy225 on Sat, Jul 26, 14 at 0:53


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

This sounds like so much fun! I'm still learning how to navigate the forum but would love to be "adopted" for seeds/plants. I'm in Zone 7 - Long Island, NY and just created 4 planting beds. My Veggie Garden is going although I think I may be a little overcrowded. I have 2 good sized perennial flower gardens I started and a corner bed surrounding a fire pit that I'm still trying to figure out what to do with.

Would love seeds/plantings for perennial flowers - especially anything to plant in Fall for Spring 15 blooms. I picked up a few plants sold at local garden centers that I see everywhere in the neighborhood but would love some not-so-common flowers too! I'm sure I've made some mistakes but have been reading tons so I can have a nice full garden one day.


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Updating my post, I am wanting to be adopted, I once again have moved am now in Zone 6. My interests are heritage seeds, starts. But will take any vegetable seed, medicinal,tea and seasoning herbs, thornless raspberry's.
I have currently growing radishes, walla walla onions, sweet peas, and corn.
I have currently, many pothos, an aloe vera, various other succulant starts, silver philodendran, a couple angel wing begonia babies, a snake plant, a lipstick, a sweetheart vine, and a couple spider plants.


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Hi, my name is Jen, a potential newbie, and I lost most of my potted garden to an unexpectedly cold winter this year in Memphis after gardening for en three years. I am new to GW, but have made one trade. I don't have an extensive garden, but I do have a variety of plants. I am a vine addict, but most died, I did bring everything in this year, but our heat didn't work, lol! I am looking for common, but unique plant seeds. I love anything with fringed leaves, soft and fuzzy, red, or heavily scented. My eyesight isn't great, so I cherish plants that appeal to my other senses as well. Thanks!


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

I'd like to find my Planty Warbucks if at all possible c: I've been silently watching the forum for awhile now and was just given permission to start digging up the backyard in my rental - as of right now my garden is very small and mostly in containers.
I'm in Houston,Tx, (zone 8-9a??) and am easy to please, just really happy there are generous gardeners. Edibles & odd plants are a plus - exchange page is filled out. Thanks,y'all!

This post was edited by MissMalarky on Sat, Jul 19, 14 at 2:36


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Hi, everyone I just started my own garden this year. I'm growing peppers,tomatoes, kale, acorn squash, oregano,thyme and basil. I live in zone 4 and any help that you could give me is greatly appreciated. My interests are vegetables, tomatoes especially, herbs and flowers that attract pollinators. Anything that I can grow in a container would be much appreciated. Thank you!


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

I'm so excited I found this site Moved from MI to WV and lost all the plants we transported by moving truck on 11 hour trip to Southern WV. Moving in July heat will do that - I'm so bummed.
Starting from scratch so appreciate any help I can get. I have nearly an acre to work with now so I'm sure it'll be better than it was before.
Thanx a bunches for consideration and help :)


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

  • Posted by sdambr 7a Long Island (My Page) on
    Tue, Jul 22, 14 at 0:45

Rbreedi1 emailed me that he has received his seed packet. :o)


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

klwallace12 adoption is complete. She received my seeds.
ladyg76 & contessalouise adoptions are in limbo since I haven't heard back from them.


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

bella20198, I can help you out!!! I will email you via GW in a few minutes. If you do not receive, email me.

I still have not heard from tnotter75. If you are still interested, email me.

Thanks!

Annie


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

"Planty Warbucks" - you crack me up, MissMalarky!

MissMalarky, yooper_at_heart, bella20128 - adjust your zone box (to contain zone and state). See above directions.

kimpy225, adjust your zone box (to contain zone and state) & email settings (show to members). See above directions.

Veterans/Sponsors ( & :) Criptid & Canyonwind )- please email the newbie directly right away. Do not use the GW emailing system. There can be problems both with the website as well as with the newbie's home email settings -- you'll get sent to spam and they'll never see it (email from a 'web system' is particularly vulnerable to this). This is why we require the newbies to have their email posted for members to see. I will add this explicitly to the directions in the future. (Didn't realize it was not there already. My bad.)

Canyonwind (Annie), thanks dahlin'. It is my pleasure, and I'm so glad some of y'all are sticking with this in the midst of the season. Thanks right back!

Sdambr, you rock, just a dear. Come back and be put on the list again in the fall or winter (Late Dec through early March is the best season to be adopted. Second best is Oct - early Nov.) That is when all the veterans are purging last year's seed that is still good, but do not have enough for their big bed. Or they have just ordered a ton of seed and can spare enough for several newbies because they know where to order for great prices and get big packs. Or they've harvested way too much of their own seed.)


Current Newbies to be Adopted:
Zone 2-3:
Zone 4:
Zone 5:
Twotails (5 MA + greenhouse) (rare, exotic, unusuals; poison, smelly, zone-pushing gardens)
Fuzzy57 (5 MO) ( a n y t h i n g, indoor or out )
Bob-MA (5b-6a MA) (veggies, flowers, seed saving, season extending)
Zone 6:
scobbs416 (6 se PA)(heirloom & high-yield veggies, unusual veg/fruit/flower)
Artax97 (6 MO) (heirloom/non-GMO tomato, pepper, hot/super/bell)
Mizzteek (6 MA) (perennials, yard rehab)
reblcntrygrl74 (6 w WA) (heritage seeds/starts, veggies, medicinals,tea/herbs)
Jane269 (6 / 7 WV) (re-starting from scratch, flexible wants, 1acre)
Zone 7:
Mrs.Schulte (7 VA Peninsula)(flowers, fruit, veggies; trading process)
caterpillarinn (7 NC) (butterfly & bee garden, pond, veggies)
bcmolle (7 No VA) (Hot peppers, stuffing peppers, tomatoes)
silvalion (7 Long Island NY) (seeds/plants, perennial flowers)
Guinnevtra (7 TN) (vines, scented, fringed, fuzzy, red things)
Zone 8:
Errant (8 SoCal Mountains) (perennials, anything that will work, 6K+ ft alt, acidic soil)
Zone 9-10:


Please see the newbie's original post (member page & want lists) for additional details.
_________________
Adoptions in-process or completed:
(continued......)
doggie_devotee (9 so CA)(growing food, budget garden, flowers) - canyonwind
Cirrus (5 IN) (tea/medicinal, succulent/cacti, trees; containers) - BunnyNomNom
mpalzewicz (5 KS) (edibles, seed saving, sustainable) - pdsavage
kristina1234 (4 WY) (Veggies, fruit, cottage garden flowers) - canyonwind
makeupartistaz (9 Cave Creek AZ) (new to desert growing, cacti, desert flowers) - canyonwind
Shorty_CA (10b So CA) ( ) - canyonwind
GoingGreenForEarth (9A So Tx)(indoor & out, nearly anything) - canyonwind
klwallace12 (7b NC) (veggies, flowers) - jensye
Karyn963 (9a So CA) (friut, veggies, herbs, FS & PSh - canyonwind
rbreedi1 (7 TN) (veggies & herbs) - Sdambr
****** 4 4 Adoptions ! ! ******


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

bella20198, your seeds were sent out today. Post here after you receive, so that I know you received. Have fun in the dirt.....

Happy weekend!

Annie


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

fixed my zone/state mahjig thing ^

(sorry!)


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

I have fixed mine as well.

This post was edited by yooper_at_heart on Mon, Jul 28, 14 at 11:24


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

I updated my settings too - hopefully it is all fixed now!


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Oops now I did sorry


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Ooooh I just found this! Can I sign myself up for adoption?

I was on a waiting list for three long years for a community garden plot and I just got my plot this year. I've started with some simple things - cherry tomatoes, tomatillos, a couple heirloom tomatoes, squash, etc.

Some of my favorite things in life are tomatoes, basil, peaches, winter squash, summer squash, and more tomatoes.

I eat cherry tomatoes like other people eat potato chips - I got into gardening because I would have bankrupted myself buying tomatoes at farmers markets otherwise.

I live in Northern Virginia. I'm new but learning. I have nothing to trade yet, but I hope to in the next year or two. I'm particularly interested in heirloom tomatoes and heirloom winter squash.

Please adopt me!

Thank you!


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

I am a newbie in zone 5 with lots of space to garden! I would like to begin such an important and rewarding tradition as gardening with my young children. I would be interested in any of the following seeds as well as guidance:

Basil
Oregano
Thyme
Cilantro
Rosemary
Dill
Chives
Bell peppers
Jalapeño peppers
Cucumbers
Carrots
Romain Lettuce
Cabbage
Broccoli
Summer squash
Gourds
Grapes
Raspberries
Strawberries

Wisteria
Clematis
Weeping willow
Orange or lemon

Thank you!


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

bella20198, have you received your seeds? I sent them on July 25th. Please post if you have or have not received. I sent you an email as well.

Thanks!

Annie


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

bella20198 emailed me....she has received seeds!

Annie


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

I retired last Friday after 44 years working. Its always been a dream of mine to retire and have a flower garden. I cant pay a lot but I would love to have someone help me.
Blessings to you!


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Smokey28777, You need to add your email address to your member page so I can contact you. I have lots of flower seeds I can send you.


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Hi everyone! I just started gardening on my balcony for 2 years but now I'm moving to a house in September. So any help from a veteran would be a blessing. Especially about moles in the garden. :)


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Iowa zone 4/5 had to take early retirement in 09 and life has been upside down since. This year I thought I'll start a garden and think about other things... That decision has made a great difference!!

Anyway, my husband has given me a small chunk of yard to use I did a patch of veg and a patch of flowers, some store bought, some seed, etc. Didn't kill it all nearly as quickly as I thought I would have, that is for sure!!

I hope to be paired with someone with patients for me and a passion for gardening and a bit of hope they know what they are talking about! :)

So far I have started a photo book/Journal as I know I can not recall what I have and where I am going. I have a file of seeds to trade and seeds to plant as well as a section with all my receipts and documents that may or may not need later! I have also taken before and during photos but have a while before any AFTER photos will be taken!

Not sure what an adopter would want to know about me so will leave it at this...

This post was edited by Honorsyaya on Mon, Aug 18, 14 at 19:11


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Rosemead, CA. Zone 9
Huynhnicole@hotmail.com

I would like to be adopted. I am new to gardening. I am not particular in what flower seeds/plants. I live in Rosemead, CA. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

This post was edited by bluee19 on Tue, Aug 19, 14 at 17:16


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Adoption with contessalouise (7a MD) completed.


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Hi again. I have been doing some research, and I would like to start a big flower garden in the backyard too with perennials and annuals to help with the vegetable garden. Any seeds or recommendations on what to get would be awesome! Also any help on growing mint or other herbs mixed in the actual garden bed would be helpful too! I want to add more vegetables to my garden, but it is hard to figure out the layout.


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Hello,
I used this seed exchange for a bit a couple years ago when I just began gardening but due to family problems I lost my interest seed trading and gardening all together. I am just now getting back in to it and am realizing how fun it is again! I am still very much a newbie at gardening and the only seeds I found that I have are from 2010, so if I could be adopted that would be amazing. I'm interested in growing any types of edibles like veggies, herbs, and tropical fruits! Oh yea and I live in Southern California, zone 10 I believe.

Thanks so much!


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

hi =)

i would like to adopt jmb629. i am sending them an email now.


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

ok my adoption of jmb629 is being arranged, so thats a go.

i would also like to adopt Mrs.Schulte. hopefully she is still around! sending an email now.

and while i am at it i will adopt errant, as i am in a somewhat similar climate and conditions, being 2,000 ft elevation in nor cal in an oak and conifer forest.

wish i could adopt all you newbies, but hang in there!

probably very soon the oldbies (lol) will be coming back around once they get out of harvest rush! its still a pretty hectic time for those of us who like to play in the dirt =)

the forum should pick up once the weather turns to cold


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

I just registered to this site, but I was trading on another site and through Craigslist, and I have consulted this site many times with questions. I have a few things to trade, only a couple are listed on my Have List because that's what I'm sure I have, and also I'm new at gardening and don't have a lot. I'll have more next year. We moved into our house last fall. I'm new to gardening on my own, having my own garden is AWESOME, but I know what I want and I have high tastes because I've been around gardening most of my life, had a Master Gardener in the family, and I love to look at catalogues, but can't afford it all! I'm a stay at home mom, tight budget, I try to squeeze in clearance plants from Lowes and Walmart from my grocery money. Here's what I most want:
Echinops / globe thistle
Crocosima "Lucifer"
I would love some bulbs - spring, summer and fall, check my list or just offer what you have.
Allium "Cristophii" or "Spider" is a biggie for me!
Billy Buttons seeds /Craspedia globosa
I'd love seeds of double and neat colored Echinachea, like Pink Poodle, Secret Glow, Virgin, double pink, green ones, etc.
Cuttings of Rosary Vine are top on my list, too.

There are a ton of Star Trek-themed named iris and daylily that I'm looking for, so if you have that, PLEASE work something out with me!!! Check out my list. Thanks!!!


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

I am going to re-post, as this isn't a trade.
I am 28, have my first garden, we moved into our house last fall. I know what I want because I've been raised a gardener, with a Master Gardener in the family. I also love to look at catalogues, which doesn't help when you're on a budget! I scrimp and use grocery budget money to buy dying clearance plants at Walmart and Lowes. I discovered trading this year, with a little success. I signed up for this site the other day, hoping to acquire the many plants I love & need for the perfect garden!
I am looking for:
Echinops/globe thistle *most wanted
Crocosima 'Lucifer'
Billy Buttons seeds /Craspedia globosa
I would love some bulbs - spring, summer and fall, check my list or just offer what you have.
Allium 'Cristophii' or 'Spider' is a biggie for me!
I'd love seeds of double and neat colored Echinachea, like Pink Poodle, Secret Glow, Virgin, green ones, Double Pink, etc.
Thank you very, very much for any of these!


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Trying to contact the following zone 7 people for adoptions; caterpillarinn, bcmolle, silvalion, and Guinnevtra. Please contact me if you are interested. I will send out personal emails to each of you with intructions. Thanks


 o
Is anyone willing to adopt me?

Im Smokey from North Carolina and I just retired. I would love for someone to help me get started with a flower bed. I have good soil with full sun and as I am retireed I cant afford to buy plants, I went out and bought 2 books of stamps thinking someone would adopt and help me. Thank You


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Im a newb here this will be my second attempt at gardening. This last time I planted in my lawn topsoil and didnt do as I had plan thats for sure. This year I have built a few raised beds but have decided to amend the soil I planted on last year by going up adding natural fertilizers like compost, and rock dust and worm castings to build the soil so that I will be able to grow down threw my raised bed into my original topsoil that will overtime become richer. All the studing I have done says if you invest in the soil then you can hardly go wrong now I just need some seeds to start me off. Im trying to go as organic as possilbe so I really dont know if the seeds matter or not. But thanks and I hope to be blessed by a green thumb with some knowledge and some seeds of my own to sow.


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

got my package out to my newbie jmb629 ........so that is complete once she receives my package
contacted Mrs.Schulte and am waiting on postage, but never heard back from errant. i will try again at some point to send another email.


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Hello All, I am still wanting to be adopted, any seeds would be appreciated. I am getting a greenhouse within the next few weeks and I would like any seeds I can get. I have no seeds as of right now. Just plants so far, I have currently, many pothos, an aloe vera, various other succulant starts, silver philodendran, a couple angel wing begonia babies, a snake plant, a lipstick, a sweetheart vine, and a couple spider plants.


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

hello i am still waiting to be adopted and thank you


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

ok, can i switch? i would like to adopt reblcntrygrl74 instead of errant, as i havent heard from her. but maybe it is just the monster who eats garden web emails.

reblcntrygrl74 - i have a lot of different raspberry seeds, they have tiny thorns but not that noticeable, and lots of culinary and medicinal herbs.


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Hello Everyone!! Im really excited about this part of gardenweb! I didnt know it existed until I signed up haha. I wanted to trade asap but i didnt know seed trades invoved 30+ seeds, which I dont have yet. I am wondering if anybody would adopt me! I am a college student so as much as I want a varied garden I cant be splurging on different plants.
I live in a zone 9 and am slowly starting to construct a shaded area to combat our texas 100+ sunny days.

What I am most interested in is anything culinary. I am a big fan of cooking! So any sort of herbs/veggies/fruits would make me happy. Im also slowly building a herb garden out in the back. Its small but I take pride in it! I bought a whole bunch of heirloom veggies this spring and I wouldnt mind sharing some seeds once they all give fruit. Which shouldnt be long!

Im also interested in flowers and medicinal herbs. I wanted to also do a flower bed this year but my wallet told me no. ha. I went with veggies instead cause they give you something to eat afterwards :P I think its so cool how with proper care and nutrients you can have amazing flowers! My goal is to build a flower bed with the best looking flowers ive ever seen in my life haha.

I dont want to just be all cheapo so if you adopt me you can rest assure that ill get you back one day ;) I just enjoy gardening. Its one of the things im starting to get most passionate about!


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Hi, I would like to adopt the very patient Fuzzy57.


 o
Thank you

Thank you Leilahamaya for your guidance and seeds. I am truly grateful.


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Bumpity Bump......

For those of you who are waiting to be adopted, be patient..............Summer is a slow time!


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Still trying to contact the following zone 7 people for adoptions; caterpillarinn, bcmolle, silvalion, and Guinnevtra. I sent out personal emails to each of you.
My emails through GW may not be reaching people. And your replies may be getting lost, too. Very frustrating. So, please post here if you are interested. Thanks


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Looking for seeds and plants to fill a new space. I have many flowers and herbs listed on My Page. Starting fresh.
We also have a large garden space for edibles.

This post was edited by filigree on Sat, Sep 20, 14 at 8:23


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Hello can I please be adopted? I have a small garden I started this spring with some basil seeds and a couple herb cuttings from a friend. I am smitten with gardening now! I have decided to be brave and try some fall/ winter vegetables. I live in zone 7 in north georgia . i have a small bed on the side of my house and am interested in cutting flowers as well as all medicinal, tea, herbs, and veggies. I also love berries and will try hard to take care of them if someone sends me seeds. Thanks in advance. Please adopt me soon! 🌿🌾


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Welcome, sweetchef79.... I can adopt you. I will email you with instructions. FYI -You have 'none' for your zone. You need to have zone 7 posted so we know at a glance where you are gardening. To do this, click on 'member pages' at the bottom of this page. then, 'Edit your membership details'.


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

I'm in z9 Northern California. We'd just converted our lawn to xeriscape garden, with rosemary, lavender, bay laurel and euryops plants. Looking forward to filling the remaining 70% area with clay tolerant full sun perennials and herbs.

This post was edited by phylis on Tue, Oct 21, 14 at 22:32


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Y'know what,...I've relatively recently offered to adopt several individuals on this forum and have never heard back from any that I'm aware of. My email? GW's email? Dunno for sure. - So okay, I'm offering again, here. - Wuzoo, if you want to be adopted by me, please post back here so we can get the ol' ball rolling. If I don't hear back from you one way or another, I give up entirely.


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

ADOPT ME
Live in z 5 but moving to z 7 northern AL
Soon, need lots of seeds. Almost anything.


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Cryptid, I know how you feel. I've been having trouble with emails not getting to me, too. They may not have been going out as well. Don't know how to fix it, sorry. Likewise, If anyone I made offers to wants to be adopted by me, please let me know here. I believe they are the following people: Smokey28777, caterpillarinn, bcmolle, silvalion, and Guinnevtra and sweetchef79
Josephene, I can adopt you if you haven't been contacted yet. Notify me here and I will try to proceed with emails.


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

They certainly love the swamp milkweed!


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Hi! I just bought my first home after years of apartment living and am starting my first gardens :) I have two raised beds already built and hope to build 2 - 4 more over the winter.

I am going to try veggies and fruits (I have two tiny blackberry and blueberry plants someone gave me-we will see if they survive the winter!) I am also hoping to grow a small orchard (I have a couple of early harvest and Jonathan apple trees and 2pecan trees on order to join the unidentified apple tree in my front yard :)

I am really interested in starting out simple-tomatoes, lettuce etc. and would love to start savings seeds as well. I also hope to try an indoor herb garden once we finish all of the rehabbing in the house. I would love to be adopted, and Any help/advice would be much appreciated!


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Hello, I moved from Northern NY to Southern California, Zone 9. I don't have any seeds but would love to start a garden. Its a totally new climate for me but from what I have been reading is that any time now is a good time to start planting a garden because the weather is supposed to cool off. though my fiance says it is still warm. I think its hot. lol.
Anyway I would love for someone to adopt me so i can restart a garden here.
I would love herbs of any kind, and of course veggies, i have updated my want list of seeds which is very generalized right now.


 o
RE: HAVE: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list 3

Hi there :)

I would love to be adopted!! :)

I'm just getting back into gardening after a 4 year reprieve (almost died from liver failure back in 2010--- THANK YOU TYLENOL!, lol)... I live in zone 7a, in Oklahoma. I don't have a lot of seeds anymore, but am very interested in any sort of heirloom fruits, berries, nuts & vegetables, edible perennials, edible flowers, edible landscapes, edible & medicinal herbs & plants, stuff for a herbal teas.. Anything that helps with permaculture.. Bringing beneficial insects around.. Pretty much anything you can eat or drink. :)

I am super excited to start planning my spring garden! :) It's my happy place & I'm really, really looking forward to digging in that dirt again! :) I've missed it so much! Anything you care to share with me would be awesome and so very greatly appreciated. :)

Thank you!

This post was edited by ichigogo on Wed, Oct 22, 14 at 4:57


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Please Note: Only registered members from the U.S. are able to post messages here (this may be indicated by the title of the forum. All exchanges not indicated otherwise are restricted to those living in the U.S.)

If you are a member from an area mentioned above, please log in.


Return to the Seed Exchange Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here