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    Default 2017 everything else seed circle

    Here is another 2017 seed saving circle. Two differences with last year: this will join the ranks of specialist seed circles, and you will need to send in your seeds by 10 December, as I found it distracting to have the 2016 drag into March.

    This seed saving circle is only for what is not part of the other circles, so no flowers, tomatoes, chillis, peppers, peas, beans or herbs, please. Like previous years this is for self-saved seeds. No F2 from commercial F1 seeds. A preference for 2017 grown seeds, though for seeds that stay viable this is not a requirement.

    If you like you can register now with the things you'll try and grow for seeds. That might limit duplication. The cut-off for joining will be 10 November 2017 or 16 participants with confirmed saved seeds. You can then pack the seeds and send them in by 10 December, so that I can return them before the Christmas rush.

    For those who haven't done this before:
    Please bear in mind that more often than not something fails to produce seed (too wet, too dry, pests, disease, ...) so to end up with at least two packets of seeds for all participants you'd normally need to grow 3 or 4 different species for seeds.
    It also helps to plan for some extra plants of biennials to leave for the 2018 circle, both because it helps maintain the variety of seeds in the circle, and because biennials are actually tend to be quite reliable seed producers, so once you've managed to grow them and remembered not to eat them during the winter, it's plain sailing from there on.
    If you get a thin box (<1 inch thick, <A4) during the year, hold on to it, because it's the most reliable way to send in and receive back seeds for only 2*Large Letter postage.
    Links to three websites with detailed seed saving advice: http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...ing_10517.html

    Links to previous years:
    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...cle_88124.html
    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...cle_83714.html
    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...cle_76488.html
    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...les_69535.html
    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...2-a_63688.html
    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...2-a_53735.html (merged with http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...-2012-a-4.html )
    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...1-a_42262.html
    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...1-a_42344.html

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    If there isn't a pea & bean circle this year, can we have them in here?

    I was going to say I'm not playing in the specialist circles this year and then my brain kicked in to remind me my willpower is nil and I'm already in chillies and flaaaaaahs.
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    Sorry, no. You could run that one yourself. Or you could grow the same ones in 2018 that you'll grow this year. Since they self-pollinate you get seeds from them almost automatically, so IMHO it doesn't really save time or space to get them from someone else.

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    No probs, it's your circle. Will see what I have closer to the cut-off date in that case.
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    Hey it's been a long time since I've posted anything. However I have been growing lots.

    This year I've started my tobacco again. If it goes well would you like some seed?
    Winter is coming

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    We mostly swap seeds for vegetables, but ok. Hopefully there will be more people along before October.
    Last edited by planetologist; 07-06-2017 at 04:34 PM.

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    I'll probably be in with Asparagus kale and Rainbow chard. They're setting seed now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparrow100 View Post
    If there isn't a pea & bean circle this year, can we have them in here?
    Hmm, I think I will run one I like having new varieties to grow!

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