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Posted by marbles_n_the_garden DownEast Maine, Zone (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 14, 13 at 13:36

OK, I think these are cool anyway! :)
I have to trade, collected in the last few weeks, the following:

Maine Wild Blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)
Lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea)
Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon
Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)
Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)
Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia purpurea)
Bayberry (Myrica cerifera)
Rosa rugosa (both pink and white)

I am waiting for a couple of things to ripen, but will have:
Kousa Dogwood (Kornus kousa)
Wintergreen or Teaberry, or Checkerberry (Gaultheria procumbens)

Please let me know if you'd like to trade. Please see my trade page.

I am really hoping to get some Witch Hazel, Cloudberry (bakeapple), or Ginko seeds. Please see my list for other wants.

Thank you!

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RE: have: have: cool stuff! edible perennials, etc.

You have so many cool things!! Would you do a SASE? Im a total beginner gardener and I dont have any seeds to harvest yet myself

RE: have: have: cool stuff! edible perennials, etc.

hey, that is some cool stuff, i agree =)

i think we have similar interests in plants and especially berries...

i would be interested in the wild blueberry, possibly others.

i have wild strawberry "woodland" strawberry, i also have lots of thimbleberies. but i havent saved seeds from these, maybe next year. i do however have enough (a huge patch of them!) to send some rooted cuttings.

Here is a link that might be useful: my trade list

RE: have: have: cool stuff! edible perennials, etc.

I would love to trade for some elderberry and lingonberry seeds! I have a list if you want to see if there is something you like let me know! thanks!

RE: have: have: cool stuff! edible perennials, etc.

Hi there!

I'm interested in any/all of your berries, they sound awesome! Please have a look at my trade list to see if there's anything there you'd like?


RE: have: have: cool stuff! edible perennials, etc.

A couple of respondents inquired if what I had listed here was seeds or small plants. They are SEEDS. I have not had much trouble getting them to sprout although they are not as straightforward as veggie seeds. They require a cold period, but I plant them outside in a container when things have frozen outside. For techniques on Winter Sowing please refer to

I have completed one trade on this and I am setting up a few more. Anyone else interested?

RE: have: have: cool stuff! edible perennials, etc.

I had traded with Robin early this year and received some of the listed berries. They came as berries (not dry) and in a generous amount. Thanks so much Robin! I had a chance to grow only lingonberries (had too many plants on my hand and we were going to move). They germinated very nicely but require patience. It takes time to grow such plants from seed. It is better to start them in a small pot. Right now the biggest one is about a half an inch, they are very tiny.
Robin, I sent you Salal and Oregon Grape. Did you have any luck with them? Sorry for the small amount of Oregon Grape seeds, they were out of season.
All the best.

RE: have: have: cool stuff! edible perennials, etc.

Hello Robin,

I am interested in any of your berries. Let me know if there is anything from my list for possible trade? I read over your list and i dont think i have anything that fits your wants but i was hoping you may be open to trade?


RE: have: have: cool stuff! edible perennials, etc.

Im very interested in some of these like the blueberries and a few of the others. Could I send you a SASE for some?

RE: have: have: cool stuff! edible perennials, etc.

GMOFREEGUY, I have sent you an e-mail.

I completed a trade with

I have mailed trades to the following: CF at 92507, NC at 48316, AR at 03781.

LH, your items will go out Monday--since there are plants in it.

PLEASE KNOW: I am head-injured, and I have difficulty with organization & forgetting, so I am posting this to keep myself and the other traders who expressed an interest organized. If you do not see your initials and zip code here, please e-mail me. I have to go through e-mails rather than conduct the whole thing through postings. it is the only way I can keep it straight.

OK, so if we have not had contact through e-mail...
*Write to

*Put SEED TRADE as the subject

*Please, please tell me your GW screen name in the e-mail, people have GW names, different names for e-mail, and then their real names! :)

*Include your mailing address right away

That way I can make out the bubble mailer as we negotiate, and drop the seeds in as you decide what you'd like.

I have had good experiences trading, it may take a number of days to finalize, but at this time off year, most are not planting. These seeds listed above are for WInterSowing.

Please let me know if I have covered all of you.
Thanks so much!

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