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NEW: veggie, herb (culinary & medicinal),edible seed swap

oliviarosaline
7 years ago
last modified: 6 years ago

Hello, I would like to host a seed swap for edibles and medicinal pants. I am going to be throwing in a bunch myself. I don't really see a seed swap for this recently so I would like to get one going. I've done some trades on here before and was very happy with each of them. If you would like to participate please contact me and or send in any seeds you have to trade, and a envelope/package pre-addressed and with postage so I can mail seeds back to you, along with your WANT list. The details I have tried to make simple below.

SEEDS ACCEPTED:
Any edibles including but not limited to
-Veggies - any vegetables or greens..tomatoes to corn to beans... anything
-Fruits - Any kind of fruit seeds you are willing to swap, such as berries
-Herbs (Culinary) - Different Basils, Thymes, Mints, etc...
-Grains - Amaranth, Quinoa, etc....
-Medicinal plant seeds - these can be wild collected natives such as different artemisias, mallows, anything

Rare and heirloom seeds are more than welcome

SEEDS NOT ACCEPTED
Things like everyday flowers and plants that are not edible nor medicinal and are especially poisonous, such as moonflowers (datura), morning glories, foxgloves, etc....
Nothing highly poisonous or used as a hallucinogenic, etc....

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WHAT TO SEND:

-Seeds... Any varieties accepted in this swap that were collected 2012 or after. You can send as many as you want. Home garden collected or commercial. More seeds sent equals to more seeds sent out and swapped and more fun.
-Pre addressed envelope with postage so I can send seeds back to you
-A Want list. Please include your most wanted varieties (such as: Tomato-Black cherry, Hot Pepper - Scorpion, or Corn - Blue) Along with some general wants (such as: Open to any bush beans, any carrots, etc..)

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The swap starts as soon as the first seeds come in. I will keep everyone updated here. I will try to send back as many seed varieties as you sent in and try to send you what's on your want list. You will NOT get 2 of the same thing. If you want to include a 'Do not send me' list of things you absolutely don't want, please do so.

I know this will be a fun seed swap for everyone :)

I want to give everyone plenty of time to send seeds in and to allow for more variety of seed to be able to exchange so the deadline to get your seeds in will be Friday, April 3, the time will be extended if needed and if enough agree upon but right now it is set. I would like to have all the seeds mailed back out to everyone the following Monday, April 6.

Please email me or post here if you have any questions! :)

I want to make everyone as happy as possible

email olivmyers@aol.com if you have any questions or anything else you want to contact me about

Again, The deadline to get your seeds in is APRIL 3, want to send seeds back out by APRIL 6 and need a few days to get things packaged back up to mail to you.

Happy Swapping,
Olivia - oliviarosaline

This post was edited by oliviarosaline on Mon, Feb 9, 15 at 0:39

Comments (187)

  • Wild Haired Mavens
    7 years ago

    Hi, Suzy, send me your address and I will send you some seeds. Sorry Olivia got sick, I'll try to pack up a little of what I got in the exchange. It may not be exactly what you wanted but its free. I will cover postage.

  • Belinda Sisemore
    7 years ago

    Wild Haired Mavens(Zone 10) thanks so much for the offer, I'm not new to gardening, but I sure would like to know where my seeds are.

    reneeraven if you are a friend of Olivia's when you went to her house why not offer to take the seeds to be mailed and mail them???


    What;s the name of the hospital? I'd like to call and confirm all this myself because I don't believe all that bull for one second.

    If she was that sick why host a swap?

    if she was that sick why host 2 swaps at the same time?

    She never bothered to email me or contact me anything once she got my seeds.

    I feel like she took as many seeds as she could like a snatch and run. Since I see I am not the only person who has not got seeds.

    She was on several sites besides here getting people to sign up and I have no idea how many of them did not get seeds back.

    as for being lost in the mail. Olivia blocked me as soon as I told her I expected her to use the 10.00 I send for postage and tracking on my package.,


    And yes as of yesterday it said blocked not that her account was no long active, and as for her account being deactivated, the person who set up the account has to deactivate the account. So whats she hiding from?? Because she took seeds and scammed people? If she's able to deactivate her account then she's able to come on line and face what she's done.


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  • EricaBraun
    7 years ago

    suzydaze -- I think you just voiced what everyone is feeling.


  • Belinda Sisemore
    7 years ago

    I just checked on reneeraven too, she does not have a face book account, so how did she check on Olivia under facebook?

  • cottonwood468
    7 years ago

    For one thing, Hospitals do not "confirm that so and so was in there a week ago".

  • Belinda Sisemore
    7 years ago

    I'm considering filing mail fraud. She lives 3 hours from my house, not a long trip at all

  • EricaBraun
    7 years ago

    3 hours.. holy hell! You should have been the first to receive your seeds.


  • lola8325 zone5KS
    7 years ago

    O! USPS is FEDERAL!!!

  • Belinda Sisemore
    7 years ago
    she's just out side of st Louis. my mail comes out of Memphis Tennessee that's 2 stops. very short trip
  • Belinda Sisemore
    7 years ago
    now one of the people who is friends with her is emailing me telling Olivia mailed my package back to me because it was all one kind is seeds and was cheap. that's a bold face lie. I send in 200 pks of 25 of each kinds of seeds. and I ask before I ever sent in. She ask that I please not send in all of one kind because some one else already had.
  • cryptid
    7 years ago

    All I can do is reiterate that I received my seeds from this swap,...nearly a ton. Sure is weird she apparently terminated her account, though. I dunno, seems t'me there has to be more to this than a simple ripoff, somehow. :/

  • reneeraven
    7 years ago

    You do not have my email nor name to check if I have a facebook. I do indeed have a facebook. I am not personal friends with her and I did not email you. She got ill after she started the swap, in late march. Something is fishy with you

  • reneeraven
    7 years ago

    I called the hospital while she was still in there and asked if she was there at the time she happened to be there when I called and they gave me her room number and connected me through to it . Have you never called a hospital to check on a relative before? All you have to do is give them the name and ask if they are there (if they haven't chosen to remain anonymous)

  • reneeraven
    7 years ago

    I live in Saint Peters, only about 40 minutes away

  • reneeraven
    7 years ago
    last modified: 7 years ago

    I have seen no complaints on the fb groups or heirloom seed swap of anyone not getting seeds. I just smell a sh*t disturbing drama queen. I am sure if you would contact her nicely after she is better she would have probably sent money or something to cover what was LOST she seemed like a very nice and considerate person when we met

  • reneeraven
    7 years ago

    if she were to steel your seeds why would she need 25 or 200 pack of the same thing when many people sent a huge variety?????? why would she steal yours when there were larger and nicer varieties to steal of more rare seeds????

  • reneeraven
    7 years ago

    what did you send? I highly doubt anything worth taking that many packs of the same thing for

  • reneeraven
    7 years ago

    Don't believe it? here's a picture she sent in an email after her brain biopsy, which I saw the incision scarring when I went to pickup my seeds


  • reneeraven
    7 years ago
    last modified: 7 years ago

    Of course though her personal business is not anyone's but who she chooses to tell. But I am she she does not need the stress of drama over a lost package or 2 out of like 40 or so. I am sure she would / will be willing to compensate anyone for their lost seeds , she is a very sweet person

  • reneeraven
    7 years ago

    And for drama I feel sorry for anyone who does get involved like school children without knowing everything, karma and God are always watching

  • Belinda Sisemore
    7 years ago
    I contact my post office today. they traced the tracking number and they were delivered to Olivia's house. they said they will check into and see if a package to me was mailed from her.
  • Belinda Sisemore
    7 years ago
    sounds like to me she sent too many seeds to her friends and ran short before completing her swap. since someone here said she sent some of her own seeds. when you conduct a swap you have to package your own seeds up in advance so you know how many you have to trade.
  • reneeraven
    7 years ago

    She sent her seeds because she knew some would go bad since she didn't have time to grow them

  • reneeraven
    7 years ago

    If she ran short on seeds I don't think she would have sent out 200 FLOWER seeds to vegetable swappers........ there were very few people in her flower swap . Your package had to have been lost

  • reneeraven
    7 years ago

    ANYONE WHO HASNT GOTTEN THEIR SEEDS PLEASE READ including Spacetogrow and sigma3 can you post your wishlist so I can print it for her, went by this morning and she has no computer access at the moment and has not been able to get on the forums. She said anyone who hasn't gotten their seeds she will need your addresses so she can mail compensation and any seeds she might have on your lists and also if you can remember about how many you sent it . if anyone wants a gift certificate to baker creek heirloom seeds she is willing to send that as compensation as well.

  • reneeraven
    7 years ago

    message me your lists and addresses because her notebook she only wrote what she sent out to each person and their names not addresses

  • reneeraven
    7 years ago

    I will print and take to her so she can send each of you something for your seeds getting lost

  • reneeraven
    7 years ago

    I will keep checking back for your messages

  • Belinda Sisemore
    7 years ago
    I'll get my list done up today. I just want my seeds
  • sigma3
    7 years ago

    I'll also make my list and send it.

  • Belinda Sisemore
    7 years ago

    Belinda
    Sisemore

    4769 west
    state hwy 297

    Osceola,
    Arkansas 72370

    I mailed in
    200 packages. I know it’s hard to not double on sending some back, so doubles
    are ok

    No morning
    glories please, they grow wild here. No trumpet vine, no vines at all. I have
    no where for a vine to climb.

    Columbines

    Marigolds

    Zinna

    Echium candicans

    Echium Pininana

    Manihot grahamii

    Poppies (any kind)

    1. Campanula Glomerata

    pink pampas grass

    red hot poker

    bat flower

    bee balm

    blood root

    hibiscus (any)

    cockscomb

    cyclamen

    double impatiens

    shrimp plant

    pocket book flower

    lady’s slipper

    turtle head

    bell flower

    heather

    brugmansia (any)

    double spirea

    Japanese spirea

    Japanese snowball

    Japanese rose

    Lilac

    Mexican honeysuckle

    Nine bark

    Ginger

    Agapanthus

  • spacetogrow
    7 years ago

    reneeraven, thank you for your offer to assist. I didn't see how to message you. If you want to message me directly, that might work for me to send my list in.

    I sent in 87 packs, but 25 were from volunteer wild medicinals in my garden. If you subtract those as "Bonus packs", that leaves 62 packs.

    My best to Olivia. Thanks for your efforts to complete this swap, and best of health to you.


  • Belinda Sisemore
    7 years ago
    I did not see a place to message her either. that's why I just posted mine.
  • cottonwood468
    7 years ago
    last modified: 7 years ago

    Turn your Houzz messaging on: At the top right of this page, click on "Your Houzz" , then click on edit profile, next go to advanced settings and scroll way, way down to where it says "who can message me" and change it to "allow anyone to message me".

    If you did this, you can click on someone's screenname in a post, it will take you to their profile and you see a white box that says message, so click it and message them.

    Sigma's and spacetogrow's are on. Belinda's and reneeraven are not.

  • Belinda Sisemore
    7 years ago
    I tried that I don't see where you're talking about ...sorry
  • Belinda Sisemore
    7 years ago
    went there. mine doesn't show anything I can change
  • sigma3
    7 years ago
    last modified: 7 years ago

    I believe I sent in 62 seed packs. Want list is any heirlooms herbs/veggies/medicinals, any herbs. Not really picky, happy for anything. Olivia I just sent you a private message with my address. Thanks again

  • reneeraven
    7 years ago

    found how to turn messages on. will print and take list this saturday


  • spacetogrow
    7 years ago

    Hi reneeraven,

    I found Olivia's e-mail address up higher in this thread so sent my list directly to that e-mail last Monday. Haven't heard anything from her yet, though.


  • Belinda Sisemore
    7 years ago

    any up dates on this swap? Anyone who did not get seeds that have now gotten seeds? I still have not heard anything from anyone on this.

  • Belinda Sisemore
    7 years ago


    still waiting

  • Phylis
    7 years ago
    last modified: 7 years ago

    Just out of curiosity, did oliviarosaline (or friend) get back to you to complete your swaps Belinda, spacetogrow and sigma3?

  • Belinda Sisemore
    7 years ago
    no, she never sent any seeds
    I'm out 200 pack of seeds
  • cryptid
    7 years ago

    Wow,...seriously, not even by now? Could it be that something serious has happened to Olivia? Or is there evidence to the contrary?

  • Belinda Sisemore
    7 years ago
    nope not a word from her or the other. person who was supposed to take care of everything Olivia left hanging. I got burnt pretty bad. I haven't traded anymore. my husband was not happy about it at all. says no more trades since I got burnt so bad.
  • spacetogrow
    7 years ago

    I also have not received any seeds. I've seen no effort on Olivia's part to contact me.

    For what it is worth, I have participated in quite a few swaps within this community before and have always found them worth taking the chance...sometimes fantastically so. However, I walked into the swaps recognizing that it IS taking a chance, especially if someone is a first-timer at facilitating a swap, as in this case apparently. I don't plan to stop participating in swaps in the future, but find it wise to gamble no more than I can afford to lose.

  • Belinda Sisemore
    7 years ago
    I know what you mean. I'll probably do some more but it will be with people I know. I know there has to be more than just us that she pulled this on and would not have been as bad had she not sent extra seeds to her buddies before she finished the swap.
  • Belinda Sisemore
    7 years ago
    spacetogrow if you need seeds let me know. I've started collecting seeds this year. so far I have some hibiscus seeds
  • EricaBraun
    7 years ago

    Belinda -- Beautiful pale pink hibiscus.

  • Belinda Sisemore
    7 years ago
    thanks Erica
    if you'd like some let know.my email is suzydaze@yahoo or you can find me on Facebook Belinda Richmond Sisemore.