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    Default Try a seed circle, you'll like it

    In spring 17 I had 2 tomato varieties in my possession, Outdoor Girl and Gardener's Delight. I've just added the new varieties received from the 2019 seed circle to my 'seed catalogue' and I now have 71 different varieties of Tomato !
    I also have 35 varieties of beans and 10 varieties of Chillies/Peppers and I'm not even in that circle. The flower circle seeds will soon be added to my collection.
    Some of the seeds received would not be on my shopping list but now they're in my possession I might just give them a go and like them. When it arrives I might even sow some of VCs Giant Weevil grass
    I've bought a lot of seeds over the last few years and self saved a few too but many many more have been added via seed circles, VSP and just the kind generosity of people on this forum. Thank you to all contributors with special thanks to Scarlet, NG and VC.

    For any of you who haven't joined a circle before, give it a go in 2020, you'll probably enjoy it.

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    Would like to not sure 100% what the SP is?

    My assumption is commit now for next season?

    Provide x number of saved seeds for sharing / distribution? Apparently not F1, showing my ignorance not sure why?

    Need an idiots guide on saving seeds😀

    What about current spare seeds I have from packets, can these be swapped / given away now?

    Apologies if I've typed a lot of mumbo jumbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by broadway View Post
    Would like to not sure 100% what the SP is?

    My assumption is commit now for next season?
    Not necessarily as long as you commit before the Seed Circles close - but, its good for everyone eNlse to know who's in and with what seeds.

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    Provide x number of saved seeds for sharing / distribution? Apparently not F1, showing my ignorance not sure why?
    YES

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    Need an idiots guide on saving seeds
    https://www.realseeds.co.uk/seedsavinginfo.html

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    What about current spare seeds I have from packets, can these be swapped / given away now?
    I'll be running a swap for commercial seeds soon - with a Lucky dip selection in return!

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    Cheers VC

    Well I don't have any saved seeds from raised plants so will plan for that this season and wait for the commercial swap malarkey thread����
    Cheers

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    Raise some plants this year and save some seeds from them. Tomatoes and peas are easy so a good place to start. Flowers too.
    A couple of months before the seed malarkey, to give people chance to sow what they need and see what they have left over.

    This is last year's thread https://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gr...9-a_99385.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Raise some plants this year and save some seeds from them. Tomatoes and peas are easy so a good place to start. Flowers too.
    A couple of months before the seed malarkey, to give people chance to sow what they need and see what they have left over.

    This is last year's thread https://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gr...9-a_99385.html
    But not F1's?
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    Don't worry just googled. Although has anyone experience growing a F1 saved seed?

    Anyway nite now gonna shout at the football on TV.
    Last edited by broadway; 14-01-2020 at 07:34 PM.
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    If you need some Tom seeds that aren't F1 to start you off on your seed saving adventures this year Broadway please send me a message.

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