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Anyone interested in doing an herb swap? It was nostalgia's idea and a great one too. Since most herbs can even be grown in your window sill. So what do you say, anyone interested?

Send at least 3 packages of seeds (home grown or store bought) to swap in a bubble mailer with return label. I would divide them evenly among those participating and repackage them in baggies in your envelope with your return label. Mail them so they will arrive by May 28th. I will sort and package them that weekend then mail them out on June 1st since that Monday is Memorial Day.

Dates have been changed to be here by the 4th and be mailed out on the 7th

Let me know you are interested here and as long as we have at least a few people we will go for it. Send me a PM with your name and I'll reply with my address.

*** I also posted at the other site ;) in case anyone there would like to join as well, maybe increase our variety a little ***

If anyone has any other ideas or suggestions please let me know.

EDIT - Yes, please put user names on and/or in all packages.
 

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Me, me, me, sign me up. I will pm you for the address.

A helpful tidbit: Have them put their username on the envelope. I didn't have them to do that and that caused a wee bit of confusion for me. :haha:

Another thing? Will the seeds be seperated into individula packages, or mixed all together?

Thank you for arranging this. I could use some more variety of herbs. This is my first year growing herbs, so I am looking forward to this. :D
 

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They will be seperate. (Although a mix would be fun - I think most would prefer to know what they are planting with the herbs)

Since we just moved in December it will be our first year also. I have rosemary growing very well on the front deck. I also have seeds (no surprise there :haha: ) to be planted for a some herbs.. I have no idea what all I have.
 

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Hank-Narita

YAY! :dance: I've sent you an email.
 

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Alright! We are getting started for sure. :dance: So far I have...

Nostalgia - rec'd seeds
Hank-Narita - rec'd seeds
Miz Mary - rec'd seeds
Tallpines - rec'd seeds
Evilbunny - rec'd seeds
Trisha - MN - rec'd seeds
Stuckinsd - rec'd seeds
KD Batt (th) - rec'd seeds
Chasin12hounds (th) - rec'd seeds
Abbey_tor_acres - rec'd seeds
Torch - rec'd seeds
and me

(updated 6/5/04)

If your PM from me didn't come through just let me know. I will keep the list of people updated here. :cool:
 

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:haha:

yeah yeah, me too, me too.

I have some plants I would include if I knew how many people sign up I could dig them and send them. Anyone want horseradish? Catnip?

I'd love to get some rosemary, :D nothing like a hint or two...giggle.

I will pm you with my regular email as a just in caser.

Da Bunny
 

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Evilbunny,
Dh would like the horseradish.
I should be able to root some rosemary is we don't get any seeds. I could also send some aloe vera babies if you need those.


I am also putting together some info on each herb that we get to send back with the seeds - to help those like me who haven't grown many herbs and some cool tidbits also. If anyone has any info to pass along or recipes or whatever I can organize copies, etc. when it all arrives.
 

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I thought I could resist...but when I read about horseradish and aloe, I just couldn't contain myself! The trouble is this, the only seeds (homegrown) I have are some from Shabazin...horehound. But I live about 20 minutes away from Territorial's store, so if any of you wanted something specific, I could just go get a pack from them? On the round robin, I went up and got some acorn squash seeds, because a person after me wanted some. Would that be ok with you all?
 

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Well------
I'm hoping for thyme, sage and oregeno.
I still need to buy my seeds------will go to the Mennonite hardware store tommorrow.
 

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Sounds like fun... please add me to your list too. I'll send a PM.
Are you sending plants or seeds? I have many different herbs
so I'm happy to get in on this.
 

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The seeds are coming to me to be divided but plants should be sent directly between traders. I'm afraid they wouldn't make the round trip. :(

It was also suggested that we make a wanted/sent list so... whats funny is I want everything. :haha: I will also fill in with things I can find that aren't sent. I will add to the list as I recieve seeds and/or you guys can post what you are sending if you want.


***So far I have - ( no problem if we get more than one person sending the same stuff - that just means we each get more of it - which is never a bad thing :D )

Garlic Chives (white flower)
Chives - (pink/purple flower)
Parsley - extra triple curled and dark moss curled
Sweet Basil
Bouquet Dill
Chia - Tarahumara
English Thyme
Summer Savory
Rosemary (says zones 7-10)
Mexican Tarragon (says zones 8-10)
Epazote
Cilantro/Coriander
Parsley - Italian
German Chamomile
Sweet Marjoram
Anise
Sweet Fennel
Bronze Fennel
Dill - regular and long island mammoth
Water cress
Purple coneflower - Echinacea
Feverfew
Mrs. Burns Lemon Basil
Purple Basil
Mini Basil
Nasturtiums
Calendula
Black Mustard
Perilla - Shisho Red
Giant Italian Parsley
Marigold
Mint
Hyssop

(updated 6/5/04)
 

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Please add me to the list. I have started am herb garden last year and it was really fun.

I don't have any seeds collected from last year except for dill, so I will need to buy seeds to swap. I think I may have cilantro seeds yet if I didn't plant them all this spring. The seeds are at home and I'm at work, so I'll have to check later.

I would love rosemary, but it is very hard to grow from seed and doesn't overwinter here, and as hard as I try, I can't seem to get it to survive inside in the winter either. German Chamomile is a favorite too, as I use alot of chammomile tea to water my seedlings with to keep the dreaded damping off disease away. Calendula is a pretty herb that I like. Borage is pretty too, although I don't really know what to do with it (any suggestions). Parsley would be appreciated also. I also love lavender. Well, I'll quit there. Anything that you can send me would be fine. I'll pm you with my address. stuck...
 

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Ok, I missed a day - rotten day Friday - and now look we have 11 people. We are all going to have great herb gardens. :dance:

As a side note I checked out an awesome book from our library -
The Herbalist's Garden - A guided tour of 10 exceptional herb gardens - The people who grow them and the plants that inspire them by Shatoiya and Richard de la Tour. It is great... lots of good ideas and info. They have amazing gardens. It is a new book from Storey Books.
 

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I went herb shopping today. Here is what I will be sending:
cilantro/coriander
italian parsley
chives

I will mail them out on Monday along with postage. Thank you for doing this swap. :)
 

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My herb seeds are ready to go. I am sending


corriander
dill
purple coneflower (echineachia) however ya spell it
Mini Basil (?)
and German Chamomile

I bought the dill and corriander today, wish I had read the boards first and I could have bought something else.

:) Next time, teeheee

They will be on their way Monday morning.

Can hardly wait to see what we all get.

Are you going to mix all the seeds? I'd rather send you a bunch of envelops and have you set mine by each type. I use regular envelops since it seems all my bills come with envelops and I am too cheap to mail most things, especially since I go right by the places nearly every day. I can send a good stack of envelopes if you want. Guess I will wait until Tuesday to mail so I can see what you decide on the envelopes.


Da Bunny
 

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evilbunny said:
My herb seeds are ready to go. I am sending


corriander
dill
purple coneflower (echineachia) however ya spell it
Mini Basil (?)
and German Chamomile

I bought the dill and corriander today, wish I had read the boards first and I could have bought something else.

:) Next time, teeheee

They will be on their way Monday morning.

Can hardly wait to see what we all get.

Are you going to mix all the seeds? I'd rather send you a bunch of envelops and have you set mine by each type. I use regular envelops since it seems all my bills come with envelops and I am too cheap to mail most things, especially since I go right by the places nearly every day. I can send a good stack of envelopes if you want. Guess I will wait until Tuesday to mail so I can see what you decide on the envelopes.


Da Bunny
P.S. If you want horseradish please pm me. I am sending them separate since they are not seeds and only sending to those who have the space for it. These do get large leaves and tend to take over an area.
 

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I will be sending them all in seperate envelopes. :)
 
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