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2014 Holiday Seed Swap (Thread Three)

jtight
9 years ago

Rules/Regs
1. Seeds must be clearly labeled a/ in separate bags
2. If you have/send a "cross" a/or "hybrid," that is STABLE, please note that on packaging
3. Please do your best a/ not mis-label seeds
4. Seed packet rules -
Min 10 per bag
Please limit to 30 bags per type
Max of 500 bags per participant [Yes someone sent me 250 bags of seeds last year ☺ a/ it was appreciated]
5. If you want to donate seeds beyond the max, understand you are donating these
6. Include a list (type/quantity) you are sending to trade
7. Include a list (type/quantity) you would like to receive
8. Leftover seeds submitted will be used for "Newbies" unless you note that you want any "leftovers" returned to you
9. Newbies are welcome to participate just note you may/may not receive anything based on availability of seeds
10. Don't send old seeds

Shipping/Handling Rules-
1. Please ensure submission packaging is bubble wrap
2. Include enough money a/or stamps to send seeds back to you as I cannot pay postage for you
3. Please include a return label indicating your name a/ return address
4. If outside of US (i.e., Canada, Europe, etc.) expect longer time for both submission and receipt of exchange items
5. Only US funds are accepted

Timing/Dates -
1. Submission is 10/1/2014 - 11/30/2014 (Plan accordingly)
Note - Anything rec'd post 12/3 will not be used nor your seed request filled
2. 12/4 - 12/10 will be used for re-packaging
3. Mail out will be from 12/11-12/13

Important Notes -
1. Only Peppers are being swapped
2. Remember this is a voluntary exchange and that no one is required to participate
3. Understand that you probably won't get everything you want in return b/c we may not receive enough to fulfill everyone's wish list
4. I will do my best to be fair in fulfilling requests

Submission address
Johnny Luse
P.O. Box 276
Midland, GA 31820

Comments (150)

  • pkapeckopickldpepprz
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Johnny just wondering if you got my $4 payment? I sent in a yellow notebook paper with a vague list as Im not picky.

  • socalgardengal
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving Everyone!!!!

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    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Im confused...There were a lot of posts and I am a bit slow.... I can send you a SASE with a few dollars and you will send seeds of crazy and wacky peppers? what's the catch ? I have a few thai chili seeds to share but that seems lame compared to the list above......

  • joon1329
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    So, I discovered this post way too late. I do have seeds I can share, but unfortunately I see that it is too late to send them to you now, as I could never get them ready to send to you in time. Is it possible to send you an envelope and money to participate this year? If so, what exactly do I need to do...I have never participated in something like this before. If not, then hopefully I will remember to watch for this next year. :) Thank you!

  • jtight
    Original Author
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    @Hot Tomato - You are correct in your assessment. Annually this forum (bunch of awesome people) hosts a Holiday Seed Swap whereby we do exactly as name says, swap seeds w/ eachother so members can share varieties w/ others. A unique feature of this is that people w/o seeds are able to participate as well. Goal is to get more people involved. So yes, if you would like to participate, send me a SASE w/ $3-$5 a/ I will mail you back seeds. No "catch."

    @Joon - Unless you were to mail them Fri/Sat then they prob wouldn't make it by Mon-Tues. However, as far as participation see above comments to Hot Tomato. Also, the "rules/guidelines" are listed as item one w/in this thread.

    Johnny

  • jtight
    Original Author
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    USPS says if mailed today (poss. tomorrow) I will have it by Tues. After Tues I have to start fulfilling orders to turn everything around by 12/15. So... Get your stuff in mail today.

    Johnny

  • teganh1
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Hi,

    I'm new to Garden Web and this hot pepper forum. My sister told me about it and the holiday seed swap and I want in! I'll be sending in my holiday wishlist and package today straight from the post office. I'm so excited and looking forward to getting cool pepper seeds soon! Thanks to all!

    Tegan

  • kchd
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago


    My sister, Typhoid Tegan.

  • duanem_
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Johnny, I'm hoping that Canada Post and the USPS cooperate to get my package to you before the cutoff.

    I've included 30 different varieties, including a couple not listed on your last list of varieties received.

    Duane

  • DMForcier
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Did Tegan once cruise time/space with The Doctor, perchance?

  • teganh1
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Indeed, I did. I have a tardis in storage. Needs a few parts replaced to get it running again, but you know how expensive those imports are to repair.

  • scorpion_john
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Dennis,

    You must be older than me.. doctor, time, space? You lost me..I was thinking it sounded like a pornstar name..lol

  • kchd
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Dr. Who, John! Dennis is talking about Dr. Who, which is *still* on TV....

  • ozzy2001
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Johnny if there are extras available I'd like to put Aleppo's high on my list.
    Scott Osborn on packaging. Sorry to add any extra work. Thanks again for doing all this.

  • randy355
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Talking TV has anyone else felt like their reading a Big Bang script?
    KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK Johnny KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK Johnny KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK Johnny Iwould have turned off the computer at least 200 posts ago.
    Just in case you aren't on that Pepper Guy in Florida's mailing list spend $30 and you can get 4 pks of your choice FREE! Just try and top that.

  • jtight
    Original Author
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    You lost me Randy.

    Johnny

  • cottonwood468
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Randy I think it is three your choice, four their choice--total seven.
    There is an even better offer on there this morning.

  • jtight
    Original Author
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Rec’d - 15 Packages (11/29)
    Stout
    KHDoor
    JGarmon
    Lexx Luthor - Need address
    Nathan Gullians
    Bridget Aguiyi
    Johns Hopkins Epic Order - Brittany
    Paul Levene
    RLycan
    DMaterson
    FGrass (CNewell)
    GFonbelle
    DCowart
    DMurray
    SStoltzfus

    Johnny

  • jtight
    Original Author
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Update (11/30) -

    1. 66 Participants
    2. 4,962 packs of seeds [~75 packs of seeds per person]
    3. 380 Varieties
    4. Added 22 varieties (11/29) -
    7 Pot Douglah Chocolate
    7 Pot Brainstrain (Unknown Color)
    7 Pot Jonah Yellow
    Bell Pepper Mix
    Caballero Hot
    Chi-Chien
    College 64 Hot
    Devil's Tongue (Unknown Color)
    Fruit Basket
    Guam (Bonnie)
    Hot Mix
    Jalpeno M (Hot)
    Jalapeño M (Mild)
    No Mex Chile
    Pepperoncini (Robustini)
    Peter Pepper Red
    San Luis Ancho/Poblano Hot
    Santa fe Grande Hot)
    Super Chile
    Thai Orange
    Trinidad Scorpion Butch T Yellow
    Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Yellow

    !!!WOW !!!

    Participation level a/ variety submission has been great.

    Johnny

  • DMForcier
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Tegan was the cutest and shortest (?) Companion of The Doctor. Though not nearly as lethal as Leela, Tegan was feisty and a good counterpoint to the Doctor's usually pacific nature.

    Dennis

    P.S. "shortest" not counting K-9.

    P.P.S. If you're not into Doctor Who, just be aware that there is a whole big universe out there. Several, actually.

  • seysonn
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Update (11/30) -

    1. 66 Participants
    2. 4,962 packs of seeds [~75 packs of seeds per person]
    3. 380 Varieties
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    That is awesome. I am glad to be one of the 66 chili heads here.

    ~ 75 pack/person !! Tempting to revise my wish list. But I leave up to Johnny.

    Seysonn

    This post was edited by seysonn on Sun, Nov 30, 14 at 15:38

  • ronnyb123
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    My guess would be a few more stragglers coming in the next few days due to shipping on Saturday.

    So were done then Johnny? Give us the official closed.

  • cottonwood468
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Where it says Guam (Bonnie) Did Bonnie send it in or is Bonnie a type of Guam pepper?

    Mary E.

  • ronnyb123
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    It probably is Guam Boonie (misspelled).

    I guess we never found out what a Vespa Elephant pepper is either?

    Here is a link that might be useful: Guam Boonie

  • jtight
    Original Author
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Expecting to get packages mailed out this past Fri/Sat on Mon/Tues of upcoming week.

    Wed = DONE (I got ~5k seeds to sort)

    On labeling - I list what is noted on pack. Confirmed Guam = Guam Boonie. No clue on "Vespa Elephant." If you sent that in a/or know what it is, pls respond w/ info.

    Johnny

  • sandysgardens
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Vesna Elephant or known as Elefant or Elephant. My original seeds I grew my plants from came from two sources - a trade here on GW and bought from Semallis Seed Company. Great company to get uncommon varieties from.
    Picture is from Semillas Peppers

    Here is a link that might be useful: Semillas Peppers

  • ronnyb123
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Thank you Sandy. Not sure anyone here would have thought of this pepper.

    A strange and interesting variety. Lots of corking on that pepper.

  • cottonwood468
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Wow, thanks for the info. Maybe there are so more unusual things
    we will learn about. I don't think I would have learned about these without being in this great swap.

    Mary E.

  • salevene
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I see you already received my envelope, but I just wanted to thank you again for what you are doing! This is truly incredible and really a sign of how awesome the "Hot Pepper" forum is on Garden Web.

    Thanks again!

  • ronnyb123
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    The Peter Pepper Red is already listed. On your Longggggg list, it is called Red Peter.

    I wonder. Is a 7 Pot Douglah Chocolate the same as a 7-pot Douglah or a Douglah (already listed) ?

    A very impressive list of what came in for this swap. Everyone will have some interesting stories to tell about their new peppers.

  • cottonwood468
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    What I always wonder is the difference between a 7Pot (makes sense, seven pots of chili) and a 7Pod. What's behind the 7Pod name?

    Mary E.

  • DMForcier
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    No difference.

  • djoyofficial
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I can hardly wait to participate in this in years to come... Looks amazing and OMGoodness jtight, what a kick a@$ job. Props to everyone. Coming to the end of my first full year of growing some super hots and about to start germinating more than double what I did last year. Love it!!

    Putting it in the universe...... C. Pubescens would really round out my second year nicely. Love what I read about them and never see em here in nurseries. If any extras are out there keep me in mind. Will help out however I can.

    dj

  • cottonwood468
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    It was my first season growing peppers and tomatoes from seed. I'm hooked.

  • daveintexas
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Seeds sent out Friday. I took them to the Post Office in person, and sent them out Priority Mail, just to make sure they get to you OK. Post Office said expected delivery Monday (today), tracking shows delivered to your P.O. Box early this morning! :)

    Sent 18 varieties (35 packs), over half of which (at least when I sent them) are not even on the list yet!

    These include -

    * Small Vietnamese ISO
    * Cambodian ISO
    * Purira ISO
    * Peru Yellow Limo (parent seeds direct from Peru!) ISO
    * Beni Highlands ISO
    * Purple UFO ISO
    * Aji Picante Yellow (C. Pub.) ISO
    * Caribbean Red Hab. ISO
    * Maui Purple ISO
    * Yellow 7-Pot Large ISO
    * Peter Pepper Red ISO
    * Aji Limon C. Chinese ISO
    * Chocolate Bhut ISO
    * Yellow Blush Bhut ISO
    * Zimbabwe Bird Pepper ISO
    * Tabasco ISO
    * Lemon Drop ISO
    * Yellow Bhut (original shape) ISO

    (more details on some of the more unusual listed varieties to follow shortly!)

    Sorry I couldn't send more, but I had a problem with my plants this summer, and they are just now starting to produce (I grow indoors). But all of the seeds I sent are also ISOLATED, so that should count for something! ;)

    On my wants list, I followed ajsmama's lead, and separated it into WANT, and WANT REALLY BADLY (both on the same page). That way, something that is really important to me doesn't get lost in the shuffle. My absolutely top priority items (which I indicated) are Pimenta de Neyde and CGN 21500.

    My wants also include a fair number of interesting varieties that are NOT currently on the official list. I did this because the official list hadn't been updated this past week, and just my luck, if I neglected to include things I was looking for simply because they weren't listed yet, they would of course then all show up during the last week, and I'd be kicking myself for not including any of them! LOL

    As I sent it in a Priority Mail package, instead of a mailing label, I just included a pre-addressed bubble envelope, along with cash for postage, plus something extra for your "beer" fund. ;)

    I doubt that when you took this on, you expected to be looking at over 5,000 seed packs & ~400 varieties(!), so thanks again for taking the effort to do this for all of us!

  • joon1329
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get my request and envelopes there in time because I saw this too late, but next year I will definitely participate. Thanks again for doing this! I should be able to donate next year too...I just cleaned out my greenhouse and am drying tons of pepper seeds as we speak.

  • scorpion_john
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    I don't watch much TV, and i'm not gonna bother looking it up. I'd rather stick with my picture of a Teagan

  • jtight
    Original Author
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    4packages rec'd today
    1. DMorris [Canada](email me b/c of issue)
    2. DaveinTX
    3. Tegan
    4. JFretz

    This puts us @ 70 participants!!!

    Johnny

  • kchd
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Infectious sister, you made it!

  • scorpion_john
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Katie, you two are gonna be buried in pepper seeds..lol

  • teganh1
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Yay!!

  • beverly_
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Can I reiterate… This is awesome!

  • seysonn
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Now the challenge would be to grow all those seeds that you'll get. :-)

    Seysonn

  • jtight
    Original Author
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Now the challenge is for me to get 5k seeds sorted a/ mailed back out in 10days.

    Johnny

  • esox07 (4b) Wisconsin
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Someone is going to be super busy starting tomorrow.
    thanks jtight. Good luck with the sorting.
    Bruce

  • thepodpiper
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Sorry I did not get in, there are a couple of varieties that I wouldn't mind adding to my list. great job at getting this together Johnny!

    Here is a link that might be useful: garden pics

  • scorpion_john
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Johnny,

    good luck, that's alot of sorting! You might want to concider hiring a couple illegal immigrants to help

  • ronnyb123
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Congrats to those who made the deadline and got in before the final bell.

    70+ participents will get lots of good stuff.

    Johnny, hope your sorting goes easy. We know it is alot of work but it is very appreciated by all here.

  • garretds7
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    Thanks a bunch Johnny! That's alot of seed packs... You'll probably be dreaming about Seed Packs or Peppers jumping over the fence when your done, Haha!

    ThePodPiper: Nice Pics and setup you've got. Very healthy looking plants too.

  • cottonwood468
    9 years ago
    last modified: 9 years ago

    And Visions of Sugar Plums, Vesna Elephant and Guam Boonie
    danced in their heads.

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