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FOTESS July swap: Wicked Plants

6 years ago

Welcome to the July FOTESS Swap: Wicked Plants

For the month of July, we will be keeping things simple. You will
send your partner 3 packs of seeds from any plants in the deadly Nightshade
(Solanaceae) family enclosed in a wickedly good card. You should be able to use a little bit of padding (eg. a rectangle of bubble wrap cut to the size of your card) to provide a single layer of cushion to protect your seeds.

There is an estimated 2,700 species within this plant family! Many species of plants in the nightshade family contain potent alkaloids
and are quite toxic, but produce beautiful flowers and are prized for
their ornamental value. Conversely, many of the most popular gardening plants are in the nightshade family, including tomatoes, peppers, and potatoes. So check out your partner's wish list and consider their garden zone and style. To help you decide what to share with your partner, I've listed a few examples of plants in the nightshade family. Use your imagination and have a wickedly good time!

Edibles: Tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, peppers, ground cherries, goji berries, and tomatillos.
Ornamentals: Petunias, brugmansia, nicotiana (tobacco), jimsonweed, and datura to name a few.

Important Dates:
Sign up by Thursday, July 7th.

Partners will be assigned on Friday, July 8th.

Mail to your partner by Thursday, July 28th.

FOTESS members, if you need the link to the latest member list with addresses, please let me know!

***Please note: All participants
must be members of FOTESS (Friends of the Earth
Simple Swaps). If you are not a member but would like to find out
more, please contact sandlapper_rose (Jeanne) or sjc48 (Shirley). ***

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