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Incredible Edibles: Around the World Round Robin

15 years ago

Ever want to take a trip around the world? Visit exotic lands? Well now you can!

Give some seed varieties from around the world. You could give someone: Cherokee Trail of Tears beans, Cape Gooseberries (from Peru originally,) Chinese Red Noodle Beans, Ukrainian Heart Tomatoes, Roma Tomatoes, Bulgarian Carrot Peppers, watermelons (originally from Africa,) Cilantro, etc. It can be a person's world tour through seeds. The possibilities are endless! This will be a fun one to give your partner a recipe or two too!

Here's the Rules:

1. Sign ups will be until July 24th. Partners will be assigned on July 25.

2. Please have seeds sent to your partner by August 7th.

3. Please give your partner the equivalent of 5-6 full pack of seeds. More can be sent, if you and your partner agree to do so.

4. Seeds should be from 2008 or 2009. All seeds must be viable.

5. Please also send your partner a recipe or two that would use the edibles grown from the seeds you send.

Come on & join the fun!

Comments (55)

  • 15 years ago

    Stumbled on this site today. It's a kids website but it tells a little bit about the origins of some fruits & veggies. It's brief but interesting.

    Here is a link that might be useful: Origins of fruits & veggies

  • 15 years ago

    how many seeds are considered a "full pack" of seeds?

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  • 15 years ago

    Generally, for medium size (like tomatoes) or larger size veggies (like winter squashes), a full pack is 25-30 seeds. For smaller seeds, 1/4 teaspoon of seeds is considered a full pack.

  • 15 years ago

    Bump! There's still plenty of time to sign up!

  • 15 years ago

    Hi all! There's still time to sign up. I stumbled on this this morning. It's about weird food from around the world (regarding fruits and veggies. Thought you might want to take a look.

    Here is a link that might be useful: Weird Vegetables from Around the World

  • 15 years ago

    Bump! There's still a few more days to sign up!

  • 15 years ago

    So, when are we getting partners? just curious! Are their still only 3 of us :( I might have to go talk to someone,,,

  • 15 years ago

    Hi Christy,

    Yes, there's the three of us! I'm letting sign ups go through Friday and will assign partners on Saturday.

    So far we have:
    SunnyK/ Donna
    Bonechickchris / Christy
    Booberry85 / Becky

    No pouting! The three of us are awesome and know a good thing when we sign up for it!
    :)

  • 15 years ago

    OH I WANT TO SIGN UP, but I can't! I have so much to get done before my next show, I'm going to be working in my sleep!

  • 15 years ago

    Toni,

    How can you not sign up? It can be your stress reliever! I tried to give people enough time between sign up & delivery to find lots of fun things. If we made the delivery date the 14th instead of the 7th would that help? Would anyone be opposed to doing that?

  • 15 years ago

    That would work! I have two back to back shows...then three weeks off until a 17 day HUGE show, which will be my last for the season. I hate to ask anyone to change the dates for me, but I would be so appreciative if you did.

  • 15 years ago

    That's fine with me, Toni. I'm not sure about Donna or Christy. I know Christy's out of town until tomorrow.

  • 15 years ago

    I dont mind , The 14th is fine by me....even later if need be : )

  • 15 years ago

    One more day to sign up!

    SunnyK/ Donna
    Bonechickchris / Christy
    Booberry85 / Becky
    Dirtdiggin / Toni

    I picked my first Poona Khira cucumber today! Originally from India. DH will learn that cucumbers come in other colors than green!

  • 15 years ago

    Last day to sign up! Nancy is joining us too! She emailed me.

    SunnyK/ Donna
    Bonechickchris / Christy
    Booberry85 / Becky
    Dirtdiggin / Toni
    luvgardening2 / Nancy

    Don't be shy, come join the fun!

  • 15 years ago

    Sounds like a good time, sign me up.

    Booberry85, My Poona Kheeras are blooming, and it shouldn't be long. My favorite cucumbers are the Poona Kheera and I recommend them to everyone.

    Dean(DeanRIowa)

  • 15 years ago

    Glad to have you join us, Dean!

    SunnyK/ Donna
    Bonechickchris / Christy
    Booberry85 / Becky
    Dirtdiggin / Toni
    luvgardening2 / Nancy
    DeanRIowa / Dean

    I'm glad to know that about the Poona Kheeras (I've slaughtered the spelling every time I've written about them!) This is my first year growing them.

  • 15 years ago

    Good Morning Everyone!

    Please remember the send by date was changed to the 14th of August. Also, please remember to send with a delivery confirmation. One last thing, please remember to post when you receive your package from your swap partner and tell us about some of the things you received!

    Here are your partners:
    Bonechickchris / Christy & Luvgardening2 / Nancy
    SunnyK/ Donna & Dirtdiggin / Toni
    Booberry85 / Becky & DeanRIowa / Dean

    Hope you enjoy your "Trip Around the World" through seeds! Happy gardening everyone!
    Becky

  • 14 years ago

    Will email Donna shortly, but had to share....

    Went out this AM to water the garden and noticed that one of my Dahlias is almost completely opened up, so I looked more closely at it and noticed some strange green coloring under the petals. I looked closer and found that almost every petal was host for a little garden friend. When I got my camera, they began to jump off, but I did manage to catch a few in the act of bedtime. Believe it or not, there were more than 10 of these little guys nestled under the petals as the two left are. You can see one escaping but two still have their noses just sticking out from under the petals. What a fun sight! We are inundated with these little guys this year!!!!

    For some reason, our frogs are tiny this year. Yesterday, we had two crawl under the front door and come in the house to escape the heat. We're having some major hot temps for here and it is even worse due to our horrific humidity. But these little frogs are only about a half inch long.

    Toni

  • 14 years ago

    Toni,

    That dahlia is gorgeous! I love dahlias. I had a baby hoppy toad hop across my foot today in the garden. I was happy to see him!

  • 14 years ago

    That is the most adorable little guy I have seen in a long time!! I wish my yard was a froggy/toady haven.

  • 14 years ago

    My partner and I have been in contact.

    Nancy

  • 14 years ago

    The pressure begins on what to give as my gifts. I am terrible at giving gifts.

    Side Note: Frogs and toads I always have to hide in my garden as my wife is afraid of them. I think they are neat, but not her.


    Dean

  • 14 years ago

    Toni, I missed the teeny tiny froggy hiding in the flower until Donna noted it. It's too cute!

    Dean, you need to reassure your wife that they're good because they eat bugs! I'm always happy to see them because it means my garden's ecosystem isn't out of whack.

  • 14 years ago

    if you look closely, there are three of them. One is trying to escape and there is a froggy nose to the left and right of him, hiding out. They are tucked under the petals with their noses poking out.

  • 14 years ago

    Wow! It's like a frog search puzzle! They're cute!

  • 14 years ago

    Hi all,

    I seem to be having a few email troubles at home. I'll see if it's working at work. I'll be out of town for a few days. but will be back on Saturday.

    Happy Gardening!

  • 14 years ago

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm back in town now. My email troubles seemed to be short lived! Hope everyone is having fun finding seeds for their partners.

  • 14 years ago

    Welcome Back :)

    Glad your e-mail woes are over!

  • 14 years ago

    I have my box packed and ready to go! I just need to get to a post office now. Easier said than done. I'll be working out of town the end of the week.

  • 14 years ago

    Well, I received my mail order, but need to do a bit of research on origins. I'll be mailing shortly. I'm so excited for Donna to receive her package :)

    I think it's so fun to see my partners excitement for what I've sent along to them...almost more so than receiving my package lol. Well, almost ;)

    It may take a few more days...may not be in the mail until Monday, but I'll try for Thursday...cause I'll be out of town Fri-Sun for a show. But I'll post the DC when it's on the way :)

    Toni

  • 14 years ago

    I have my package all ready to go....just have to get to the P.O. ... probably tomorrow....hopefully LOL.

    :) Donna

  • 14 years ago

    My package is on it's way. I'll be out of town for work again. So I won't be around from Wednesday through Friday. Having the work is good, but the traveling bogs me down.

    Becky

  • 14 years ago

    Toni,
    The DC# for your package is:
    0308 1400 0000 0107 7591
    I hope there are at least a few seeds in the package that excite you :)

    I know I get pretty excited with just about any seeds LOL....my daughter calls me "The Seed Hoarder"

    Donna :)

  • 14 years ago

    Hi everyone! I'm back in town. I finished up my job a day early. It was a nifty place to be but I'm glad to be back home.

    Just a reminder, those packages need to be in the mail by the end of next week.

    Dean, I checked the tracking number and your package is in Iowa. It should be long now.

    Happy Gardening everyone!

  • 14 years ago

    Okay Donna, I have your package ready, I'll be sending today and I'll post the DC as soon as it's on the way.

    I'm so excited! Exhausted, but excited lol.

    Toni

  • 14 years ago

    Toni,
    did you get the package I sent?? I checked the DC# and it said it had reached its destination. I always worry until the seeds are safe in their new homes LOL!!

  • 14 years ago

    Okay, here is the DC - 0103 8555 7497 4654 3820 I do hope you'll enjoy what I sent :)

    Donna, I won't know until DH gets home with the mail around 4:30. I'm sure, if it has been marked as delivered, it's sitting in our mailroom on island, awaiting pickup :) So now I'm even more excited lol. I'll post when DH gets home.

    Toni

  • 14 years ago

    YAYYYYYYYYY!!!! My package from Donna arrived!!!!!! WOW did she spoil me!! So do I post my loot? LOL

    How did you know I didn't have ANY of those tomatoes? I have LOADS of tomato seeds and she sent a nice batch...I don't have any of them! WOOOHOOO more tomatoes to try!!!!!!! Can't wait to try them out!!!! And all the others too!!!! The Chocolate bar is currently being tested by DS and me lol. We'll give you the results upon completion lol. YUMMY DARK CHOCOLATE!!!!!

    Thank you SOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 14 years ago

    I am so happy you liked your loot!! I am also glad that you like the chocolate....I love dark chocolate myself and I forget a lot of people dont love it like me, lol :-)

  • 14 years ago

    Toni,

    You're going to leave us in suspense??!!!! Please let know about some of those seeds your received.

    Dean, I hope your package made it to your home! If not, please contact the PO with the tracking number. It should be a ~ 6" square brown box.

  • 14 years ago

    Donna - Try a piece of dark chocolate with a good glass of red wine....YUMMY!!! I prefer dark chocolate and it's far better for you than other chocolate! YUMMY!!!! DH is a dark chocolate nut too lol. So you chose well for this family ;)

    As for my loot lol.... I won't keep you in suspense any longer.....

    As for the chocolate, it was a Ghirardelli Intense Dark Evening Dream chocolate bar...mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    Note the word WAS lol

    Seeds....

    Cilantro
    Cascabel Pepper
    Hungarian Hot Yellow wax pepper
    Piment d' Espelette Pepper
    Chiogga Beet
    Calabrese Broccoli
    Tomatillo - Mexico
    Wild Spanish Green Tomatillo
    Vittoria Eggplant
    Rotonda Bianca Eggplant
    Chinese Red Noodle Bean
    Rosemary
    Black Spanish Round Radish
    Adapazari Squash
    Edamame Gardebsoy
    Rucola Coltivata Greens
    Lattuga Corcarde Greens/lettuce
    Sweet Florence Fennel
    Sweet Spanish Onion
    Guajito Tomato
    Russian Lime Tomato
    Kalman's Hungarian Pink Tomato
    Jaune Negib Tomato

    Can't wait to try them all out :)

    Thanks so much Donna....

    Toni

  • 14 years ago

    WooHooo....I got my goodies from Toni today!! It was like Christmas in August LOL!!

    I LOVE the glass garden ornaments they are gorgeous! And the bandana is so cool!I had to control myself with the Chocolate Raspberry sticks....I was only going to try one and ended up eating almost half the box LOL!

    And so many cool seeds too!!

    Tomatoes:
    Black from Tula
    Green Moldovan
    Noire Charbonneuse
    Black Cuban
    Dr. Wyches Yellow
    Turkish Monastery
    Black Altai

    Squash Spaghetti
    Carrots St.Valery
    Radish China White
    Beets Lutz Green Leaf
    Lettuce Romaine Verde d'Inverno
    Artichoke Violetta Chiogga
    Tomatillo Purple Coban

    I love them all!! And so many things from my wish list, You really Spoiled me Toni! Thank you so very very much :)


    Thanks :-)
    Donna

  • 14 years ago

    YAY Donna!!! I'm so glad it arrived today! And I'm glad you enjoyed your loot lol. I'm so addicted to these swaps! They're such fun and getting to know others is awesome!

    Well thanks for a wonderful swap...look forward to reading about everyone elses loot lol.

    Have a wonderful weekend and I'll take a peak through the weekened...but won't be around much though...just long enough for a few winks and off again.

    Toni

  • 14 years ago

    I have finally returned from my extended family trip and my package has been sent. Sorry about the delay BooBerry85, I sent you an email with tracking Number.

    I want to thank Becky for her generosity. I was a bit worried when I did arrive home, as no package, but my neighbors rescued it from my porch, but not before getting 4" inches of rain, thus it was good Becky placed the seeds in a Ziplock, which left them nice and dry.

    Here is the list of seeds I received:

    • Bean - Maria Amazilitei's

    • Bean - Missouri Pole

    • Chicory - Italian Dandelion

    • Cucumber - Japanese Long

    • Flower - Nasturtium - Alaska Mixed Color

    • Lettuce - Marvielle of Four Seasons

    • Onion - Sweet Spanish Yellow Utah Jumbo

    • Spinach - New Zealand

    • Squash - Cucuzzi

    • Swiss Chard - Rhubarb

    • Tomato - Black Seaman

    • Tomato - Oregon Spring

    • Tomato - Paul Robeson

    • Tomato - Sarnowski

    thanks again,

    Dean

  • 14 years ago

    I forgot to mention the nice recipes I was sent:

    • Cucumber Garlic Yogurt Sauce(Dip)
    • African Peanut Stew
    • Bean Soup
    • Borscht

    I am looking forward to trying them out, especially the Dip and Peanut Stew.

    Dean

  • 14 years ago

    Dean, I'm so sorry about the rain! I hope it didn't damage anything else in the package. Glad the seeds were safe!

  • 14 years ago

    I received my seeds from Dean today. He wrote up beautiful descriptions of all the seeds. I'm having a great trip around the world. He also sent me some great recipes. Here's the recipes:
    Bavarian Potato Salad (German)
    Suya Kabobs (Nigerian)
    Iranian Chicken in Tomato Sauce
    Pepino Aqua Fresca (Mexico) - a refreshing summer drink made with cucumbers. It's 93 degrees today - the hottest day of the year. This sounds good!
    Pina Aqua Fresca (Mexico) - MMMmmmmm Pineapple drink!
    Chimichurri Sauce (Argentina)

    I haven't eaten dinner yet. I can't tell you how good all of these sound!

    Now for the seeds:
    Asparagus Beans (China)
    Blue coco Beans (France)
    Armenian Cucumbers (Armenia)
    Super Zagross Middle Eastern Cucumber (Iranian)
    Cyclanthera Pedata - Lady's Slippers (Andes)
    Cham-ae Melon (Korea)
    Alma Paprika (Hungary)
    Feher Ozon Paprika (Hungary)
    Cyklon Pepper (Polish)
    Chile de Arbol Pepper(Mexico)
    Munchener Bier Radish (Germany)
    Purple Plum Radish (France)
    Brandywine Sudduth Tomato(USA)
    Wapsipinicon Peach Tomato(USA)
    Italian Market Wonder Tomato (Italy)

    Whew! Well, I'm tired from the trip. Thanks so much, Dean!

  • 14 years ago

    Hello everyone! Just checking in. Nancy and Christy are you two set? I've been having a busy week. I've been working like a dog. On top of that, I found out the hard way what Vertigo is. I went to the doctors and have some meds to stop the dizzy spells. The doctor seem to think that by my symptoms, I'M already well on my way to have my inner ear correct itself. Dizzy spells aren't as fun as they sound!

    Hope all is well with everyone else.

    Becky

  • 14 years ago

    Ack vertigo is terrible :( I hope you are feeling better!!