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NEW: Incredible Edibles: Seed Clean Out Swap

13 years ago

Happy New Year to All of my Fellow Gardeners! And Welcome to our 3rd Annual Seed Clean Out!

It is the time of year when many of us start planning our gardens and ordering our seeds.So this is the perfect time to go through last years seeds and clean them out to make room for this years orders and acquisitions .

HERE IS HOW IT WORKS:

This will be for edibles only. These can be vegetables, fruits, herbs and edible flowers.

Please no seeds older than 2008

This is truly meant to clean out your stash of seeds.

Since it is a seed clean out, there is a good chance of you getting less seeds back than you sent in. Unwanted and extra seeds are being donated to Need4Seed, an organization that distributes seeds to those in need. So this is a great way to get some new (to you) seeds for your stash, but

mainly to help out those who really need it :)

Please send a list of seeds that you have sent in, along with a list of seeds you do not wish to receive back. Make sure to include both your name & GW name on the list.

Also, please send a list of the types of seeds you would like to receive back. Make sure to include both your name & GW name on this list.

Make sure to update your trade list and want list on the Gardenweb!

Please send seeds to me in a Bubble Envelope.

You will need to send me a Return Address Label, and enough postage to get your package back to you. So whatever it costs to get it to me is what you should include for the trip back :)

Once I go through all of the seeds, and pack up all of the envies, I will take the leftovers and post a 'Going Once Going Twice' thread. To keep things moving along, I will keep it updated for 3 days. If there is anything on the list that sparks your interest speak up and I will add it to your stash on a first come first serve basis...after 3 days whatever isn't claimed will be sent along to Need4Seed.

I will hold sign ups until January 20. On January 21st I will e-mail all participants my address. Please then have the seeds in the mail by the 28th so they have a chance at getting to me by January 31. The first week in February will start the "Going Once, Going Twice" posts. I hope to have the seeds go out during the second week in February.

Here is to a Bountiful 2011!!

SunnyK

Donna

Comments (84)

  • 13 years ago

    A few more hours to sign up folks!!

    I am sending my address to those who have signed up already now ....just in case it really does snow tonight and I get involved with doing snow type things :)

  • 13 years ago

    My package went out this afternoon. Threw a little extra postage in to go towards sending the leftovers to Need4Seed : )

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    Hi Becky, Just my humble opinion here. I had a lot of season's end seeds to share. I hope that some go to everyone here that participates ~ I also hope that I sent enough to get some to the need 4 seeds charity as well. That was also somewhat my intent as well. I have happily/relieved that I cleaned out my seed box. I am looking forward to getting a few different/new seeds to try as well. I don't need oodles/hordes of seeds back... I mean after all what is the point of cleaning out the excess only to fill it up with excess again? I happily joined your swap because I really wanted too just share my excess of seeds with others whom might not readily have access to what I was growing. Yet they may have an excess of something I could really use.....Does that make sense? I really do need cucumbers, and possibly some sweet corn too... I went through my stuff to grow for this years garden and found that I am seriously lacking in the cucumber/corn department! Any herb seeds would be welcome too. I have on my GW member page a list of stuff I would love to have. I did not get a list too you of stuff that I wanted simply in my excitement / urgency of finally being able to get the seeds on there way to you I simply forgot. >>>lots o' stuff happening around here!!So if in question please peruse my GW member page... Just please remember my yard is a small area to garden, so no pumpkins please... They large or small the plants simply overwhelm my small space ~ Thank you again for hosting such a neat swap!! I am really excited to participate in my first round robin hope it goes well for everyone. I don't get off work unitl late at night so please have a little patience with the going, going, gone on the seeds... I might not get a chance to post until late at night with my work schedule quite hectic here... so please have some patience in that regard... bgrow_gardens
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  • 13 years ago

    Thanks Bonnie :)

  • 13 years ago

    Wow! I really cleaned out. Looks like I will be sending in around 100 packs.

    I don't want to start anything but I really only want very few seeds back and hope I can get just a few seeds of these if anyone has some...

    Romanesco broccoli (broccoli/cauliflower mix)
    Any odd colored broccoli or cauliflower
    bush melons
    bush cucumbers

    I really only need 5 or so seeds of each. Thanks Kim

  • 13 years ago

    Wow Kim...Excellent!! Need4Seed is going to be getting a really nice big box from us this year for sure :)
    And I will definitely keep an eye out for those things that you are looking for :)

    SunnyK
    Donna

  • 13 years ago

    What is the best way for me to send these? I've never sent out so many seeds before. Box or XL padded envelope? Kim

  • 13 years ago

    If you could do the XL Bubble envy that would be great!!But if you can only do the box I can handle it :)

  • 13 years ago

    Seeds are starting to make their way to me!! Yay!!
    I will start posting here from whom I have received so far.

    farmergirl2009/Ellie - received
    Sorellina/Julianna - received
    highalttransplant/Bonnie - received
    plant-one-on-me /Kim
    Shanta/? - received
    dieg01991 / Amy
    jshipway/ Jennifer
    dcj24 / ?
    christine00 / ?
    sassybutterfly_2008 / Wendy
    jessew/ ?
    lisa831/Lisa
    clay_lady/?
    booberry85/ Becky - received
    jodie74/ Jodie
    neohippie/ Amanda

  • 13 years ago

    My XL envelope of seeds went out yesterday.
    DC 0310 2010 0001 9335 1120

    Donna, I only need the seeds I requested to be sent back in the small envelope I provided. If there is extra postage, send to N4S.

    Kim

  • 13 years ago

    I sent my package yesterday so it should be getting there soon.

  • 13 years ago

    Mine went out in Tuesday's mail so they should be arriving soon...

    THANK YOU!
    Jodie

  • 13 years ago

    My package is finally complete and will be going out priority tomorrow.
    Thanks in advance!! :)

  • 13 years ago

    Hi everyone!
    Wow, you are all so on the ball! I feel like I'm way behind. I had all my seeds packed up and ready two weeks ago. Then work and life got crazy and I haven't had a spare second to get to the P.O. Well, I will mail tomorrow on my way out of town. You should receive them early next week.

    Amy

  • 13 years ago

    Thanks Guys!! And thanks Kim for the extra postage for Need4Seed, I am absolutely sure they will be thrilled to get it as every bit helps.

    As far as packages go ,we got dumped on with snow ...again,18 inches , on top of the 3 from Tuesday and the 4 from earlier on Wednesday(news is saying this has been our snowiest January ever)...and we are in for another inch tonight(pshh) 1-3 inches tomorrow (mere child's play) and another BIG 'UN mid week....sooooo....the mail may not run as clockwork-like as I want. But as soon as your seeds arrive I will update.

  • 13 years ago

    Guess I spoke too soon LOL!! The mail finally made it thru!

    so here is our updated received list

    farmergirl2009/Ellie - received
    Sorellina/Julianna - received
    highalttransplant/Bonnie - received
    plant-one-on-me /Kim
    Shanta/? - received
    dieg01991 / Amy
    jshipway/ Jennifer
    dcj24 / ?
    christine00 / ?
    sassybutterfly_2008 / Wendy
    jessew/ ? - received
    lisa831/Lisa
    clay_lady/?
    booberry85/ Becky - received
    jodie74/ Jodie- received
    neohippie/ Amanda

    We are off to a fantastic start :)

    Donna

  • 13 years ago

    I can not even imagine 18" at once!! WOW... We had nearly 5" and everything was closed down.. u know us southerners don't know what to do when that white stuff comes down! lol But 18"??? WOW... just WOW!

    ~Wendy

  • 13 years ago

    Seeds going out tomorrow.

  • 13 years ago

    Put package in the mail today. Sorry for being late.But it may get to you by Monday.

    Lisa

  • 13 years ago

    No problem Lisa...it looks like with all the snow we have gotten that this swap is going to run a few days behind anyways....I hope that is okay with everyone.
    I prominse that as soon as all the seeds are in I will get them back out as soon as I can. Only issue will be if the mail gets bogged down (and I am hoping it wont) :)

    Donna

  • 13 years ago

    My seeds went to the post office Friday

  • 13 years ago

    Looks like we're NOT going to be spared this next storm. We should get hit with 1' of snow and then maybe freezing rain.
    ~sigh~

    I think this will bring our snow totals for the season up past 120". Another 77" of snow for the season and we can break a record! The arctic isn't melting it just shifted to upstate NY!

    Happy Gardening (at this point its all virtual!)

  • 13 years ago

    HI everyone,
    I meant to mail them on Friday on my way out of town, but the PO wasn't open yet. So, my husband mailed them for me on Saturday. Hopefully you will get them today or tomorrow.

    Amy

  • 13 years ago

    This is totally OT, but I figured since I posted my whine yesterday (Yes, I do want cheese with my whine!), I'd post about some good will I saw this morning on the way into work.

    It was a terrible ride into work. We didn't get a lot of snow yet (maybe 2-3") but I think the plows are saving their energy for later. So the roads were a mess. Last week, the DH and I traded in 2 cars for a Honda CR-V with 4 wheel drive (Hurray! I love it.) Anyway, I didn't have a lot of trouble but other cars did. A Honda Civic (what I used to have) was stuck in the muck trying to make it up a hill. You could smell the rubber of the tires burning and see the wheels spin (She wasn't off the road. The roads hadn't been plowed.) Traffic was backed up behind her. An SUV pulled over to the side of the road and parked. Three guys got out and pushed the Honda uphill until she got traction again! Hurray for those three unsung heroes. It did my heart good to see it. To give you an idea of how bad it was out there and how bad traffic was jammed up, it took me an hour to travel 12 miles! I know I can walk 3 miles and hours!

    Anyway it was great to see some good will out there.

  • 13 years ago

    The weather is nasty today...we got a few inches of snow but it looks like I am in for mainly sleet and freezing rain. I hate that, I would take 2 feet of snow over any ice at all. :(

    Okay, enough of that misery....here is the list of who I have received from so far. :)

    farmergirl2009/Ellie - received
    Sorellina/Julianna - received
    highalttransplant/Bonnie - received
    plant-one-on-me /Kim - received
    Shanta/? - received
    dieg01991 / Amy - received
    jshipway/ Jennifer
    dcj24 / ?
    christine00 / ?
    sassybutterfly_2008 / Wendy
    jessew/ ? - received
    lisa831/Lisa
    clay_lady/Lynn - received
    booberry85/ Becky - received
    jodie74/ Jodie- received
    neohippie/ Amanda - received

    a few more days and they all should be here....then the fun really starts :)

    Donna

  • 13 years ago

    Just checking to see if mine arrived today! I had hoped it would arrive yesterday! :)

    ~Wendy

  • 13 years ago

    We are almost there....just waiting on 2 envelopes :)
    Sorry Wendy...not here yet.

    farmergirl2009/Ellie - received
    Sorellina/Julianna - received
    highalttransplant/Bonnie - received
    plant-one-on-me /Kim - received
    Shanta/? - received
    dieg01991 / Amy - received
    jshipway/ Jennifer
    dcj24 / ? - received
    christine00 / ? - received
    sassybutterfly_2008 / Wendy
    jessew/ ? - received
    lisa831/Lisa - received
    clay_lady/Lynn - received
    booberry85/ Becky - received
    jodie74/ Jodie- received
    neohippie/ Amanda - received

  • 13 years ago

    I just checked my DC# .. it said it was expected to be delivered on 1/31... but apparently it was stuck in Rhode Island for 3 days.. maybe because of the snow?... last thing says it was processed at another sorting facility in NY and that it left that facility at 1:39am last night. Pls let me know when it arrives and I'll keep checking the DC#. :-:

  • 13 years ago

    I will most definitely let you know when it arrives :)

  • 13 years ago

    As of 8:53pm it's showing in Rochester NY and that it is currently in transit. Again. This is nuts! :(

    Looks like it was stuck in Rhode Island for FOUR days! grr

    Label/Receipt Number: 0310 1230 0001 3098 0845
    Expected Delivery Date: January 31, 2011
    Class: First-Class Mail�
    Service(s): Delivery Confirmation�
    Status: Processed through Sort Facility

    Your item was processed through and left our ROCHESTER, NY 14606 facility on February 04, 2011 at 8:53 pm. The item is currently in transit to the destination. Information, if available, is updated periodically throughout the day. Please check again later.

    Detailed Results:
    Processed through Sort Facility, February 04, 2011, 8:53 pm, ROCHESTER, NY 14606
    Processed through Sort Facility, February 03, 2011, 1:39 am, NEW YORK, NY 10199
    Processed through Sort Facility, February 01, 2011, 2:35 am, PROVIDENCE, RI 02904
    Processed through Sort Facility, January 31, 2011, 6:45 pm, PROVIDENCE, RI 02904
    Processed through Sort Facility, January 30, 2011, 10:18 pm, PROVIDENCE, RI 02904
    Processed through Sort Facility, January 28, 2011, 10:16 pm, ATLANTA, GA 30320
    Acceptance, January 28, 2011, 2:37 pm, POWDER SPRINGS, GA 30127

    I'll be checking it again tomorrow...

  • 13 years ago

    The pkg now says it was delivered to you today!! Did you get it?? lol :D

  • 13 years ago

    No I didn't get it...and my husband was home all day and actually met the mail man at his truck to get the mail.
    :(
    Lets keep our fingers crossed for monday.

  • 13 years ago

    WHAT!?!?!

    Here's what I get from the DC#:

    Label/Receipt Number: 0310 1230 0001 3098 0845
    Expected Delivery Date: February 5, 2011
    Class: First-Class Mail�
    Service(s): Delivery Confirmation�
    Status: Delivered

    Your item was delivered at 10:43 am on February 05, 2011 in SKANEATELES, NY 13152.

    Detailed Results:
    Delivered, February 05, 2011, 10:43 am, SKANEATELES, NY 13152
    Out for Delivery, February 05, 2011, 8:31 am, SKANEATELES, NY 13152
    Sorting Complete, February 05, 2011, 8:21 am, SKANEATELES, NY 13152
    Arrival at Post Office, February 05, 2011, 7:57 am, SKANEATELES, NY 13152
    Processed through Sort Facility, February 04, 2011, 8:53 pm, ROCHESTER, NY 14606
    Processed through Sort Facility, February 03, 2011, 1:39 am, NEW YORK, NY 10199
    Processed through Sort Facility, February 01, 2011, 2:35 am, PROVIDENCE, RI 02904
    Processed through Sort Facility, January 31, 2011, 6:45 pm, PROVIDENCE, RI 02904
    Processed through Sort Facility, January 30, 2011, 10:18 pm, PROVIDENCE, RI 02904
    Processed through Sort Facility, January 28, 2011, 10:16 pm, ATLANTA, GA 30320
    Acceptance, January 28, 2011, 2:37 pm, POWDER SPRINGS, GA 30127

    I don't know why it would say it was delivered if it wasn't... ooh this is driving me crazy! I'm sorry if this is holding up the swap.. swap pkgs usually take 3 days tops to get to their destinations, granted there was all that snow somewhere midway but, still. ugh..

  • 13 years ago

    Sassy, I've had things that were shipped UPS or Fedex, and they will show that it has been delivered, when in reality they "delivered" it to my local post office, who then delivers it to me the next day. Since you sent it through the USPS though, I'm not sure what that means ...

  • 13 years ago

    Me neither. I'm just frustrated.. I came so close to paying for priority, but w/ all the snow it would have gone thru that may have not made a difference either. I'm just glad I did the dc#.. Hopefully Monday!! :)

  • 13 years ago

    Wendy, you sent the package to the wrong person! I just checked the mail and your package is here. Donna is hosting the swap this year though. I'll send it along to Donna tomorrow.

  • 13 years ago

    ROFL oh wow.. did you do it last year? I remember I just searched my email for the swap name and wrote the address down.. my goodness. Don't I feel like the biggest dork ever!! LOL Thank you! :D

    Well hmm.. wait a minute.. becky I have an email from you with your address and this swap name.. I'm so confused!!! lol

    I'll respond to the email that I used Becky. Well this swap has definitely not been boring..lol dogs eating seeds, swap pkgs MIA.. *whew! :D

  • 13 years ago

    I ran the swap last year.

  • 13 years ago

    Hahaha!!! Well, that explains things, LOL! I didn't even pick up on the Skaneateles, NY destination : )

    Too funny!

  • 13 years ago

    Sassy's seeds are on their way again!

    DC 0303 1910 0001 4151 6247

  • 13 years ago

    I bet my e-mail to you ended up in a spam folder and that would be why you only saw Becky's address....I probably should have sent it thru GW in the first place so I take full responsibility...oh well it all ends well(plus I got that needed chuckle LOL) :)

    So here is how it stands right now:
    farmergirl2009/Ellie - received
    Sorellina/Julianna - received
    highalttransplant/Bonnie - received
    plant-one-on-me /Kim - received
    Shanta/? - received
    dieg01991 / Amy - received
    jshipway/ Jennifer
    dcj24 / ? - received
    christine00 / ? - received
    sassybutterfly_2008 / Wendy - PENDING!!
    jessew/ ? - received
    lisa831/Lisa - received
    clay_lady/Lynn - received
    booberry85/ Becky - received
    jodie74/ Jodie- received
    neohippie/ Amanda - received

    I am going to e-mail Jennifer and see if she is okay and still in the swap.

  • 13 years ago

    If you're looking for me.. I'm that gal in the corner with the BRIGHT RED face.. just sayin'... :)

    Becky, let me know what I need to send ya for postage please!

    Thanks! hehe
    ~Wendy

  • 13 years ago

    Oh SHOOT, I forgot to send you postage too! Ahhhh, sorry, since my husband mailed the envie for me, I don't know how much to send you. Could you let me know and I will get it in the mail ASAP!! OMG...I am soooooo sorry!!!!

    Amy

  • 13 years ago

    I talked to Jennifer and her seeds are on the way...so as soon as I can, I will finish up everyones envelopes and we will go on to the Going Once, Going Twice portion of our program :-)!!

    Donna

  • 13 years ago

    We are almost there!!

    Here is the list as of this afternoon:

    So here is how it stands right now:
    farmergirl2009/Ellie - received
    Sorellina/Julianna - received
    highalttransplant/Bonnie - received
    plant-one-on-me /Kim - received
    Shanta/? - received
    dieg01991 / Amy - received
    jshipway/ Jennifer
    dcj24 / ? - received
    christine00 / ? - received
    sassybutterfly_2008 / Wendy - received
    jessew/ ? - received
    lisa831/Lisa - received
    clay_lady/Lynn - received
    booberry85/ Becky - received
    jodie74/ Jodie- received
    neohippie/ Amanda - received

  • 13 years ago

    Could someone shoot me an email when the going, going, gone gets going? Sometimes I get so busy I don't have time to check. Kim

  • 13 years ago

    I haven't forgotten you folks...really I haven't.

    We are still waiting on an envelope... it has been at least a week since it's mailing so I am figuring it should be here today or tomorrow.

    In the meantime I have been splitting up the seeds that have already come in. So once that last envy comes in I can hit high gear and get to the Going Once Going Twice part :)

    I will post here in advance of posting that new thread and give you all an approximate time for when it will be posted :) .

  • 13 years ago

    Did the last pkg arrive yet?

    Yes, I'm buggin' you..lol

    :)

    ~Wendy

  • 13 years ago

    Unfortunately the last package has not arrived. :(

    A heads up though...I am going to start posting the Going Once, Going Twice portion of the swap starting late morning tomorrow It will be a new thread so keep an eye out!!! I will update it tomorrow night and again Tuesday AM/PM and Wednesday AM/PM....after that what is left goes in with the Need4Seed stuff.

    Thanks Again
    SunnyK
    Donna
    Thanks for Playing All!!

  • 13 years ago

    Is the Going Once, Going Twice portion open to anyone, or just those who sent in seed originally?

  • 13 years ago

    Sorry, it is just open to the people who sent in seeds.