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

Posted by bugbite z9a FL (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 19, 10 at 20:43

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

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


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

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.


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