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    I'm Thinking (hopefully not Out Loud- thanks Ed! ) but I'm sure there will be something to send......
    errrr don't know what right now though

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    Don't forget this is just one of the seed circles/ swaps being organised this year. Feel free to shout to join. member for 3 months and 50 posts by the close of the circle is all you need to join. We will happily help and support people before that though. So any questions just say, even if you think they are silly or basic. The more peeps the better
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    Keeping in touch.

    Iím going to try a heritage lettuce this year and save seed, it will be isolated, so hopefully it should work ok. Iím also growing some nice heritage peppers, again will be isolated, perhaps a fancy pea, and tomato....

    Just hoping for a good growing season.
    Last edited by seasprout; 13-03-2018 at 02:17 PM. Reason: Weird spelling
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    Count me in I will send in two varieties of tomatoes that will not be sent into the tomato seed circle from the following list

    01 Bajaja
    02 Balconi Red
    03 Micro Tom
    04 Minibel
    05 Red Robin
    06 Rosella
    07 Sub Artic Plenty
    08 Super Roma
    09 Tiny Tim
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    Hello,

    Novice gardener here, with no experience as yet of seed saving, but this sounds like it could be fun

    I don't meet the member requirements yet, but expect to come October (I suspect I will have many newbie questions over the coming months, and that should boost my post numbers considerably!)

    I've had a dig through my seed packets, and picked out anything that I think is a bit less commonplace. I will be growing in containers and they are all things I haven't grown before. I would be very grateful for some advice from more seasoned growers about which (if any) of these will readily go to seed and are likely to yield sufficient seed for a swap from just one or two containers (I will be growing all of these anyway, so I can always change what I offer to swap if something goes badly).

    I have:
    Hyssop
    Garlic chives
    Mustard - Red Giant
    Summer savory
    Kailaan
    Perilla (red and green mix, so this may mean they cross and seed won't be reliable, right?)
    Cornflower - Blue Boy (I know it's a flower, but it's edible, so I thought it might count like a salad?)
    Leek - Blue de Solaise
    Chicory - Red Treviso and Variegata di Castelfranco
    Red Amaranth
    Physalis (did grow these last year, but didn't get past seedling stage after the unfortunately hot sun-room event of 2017, but my leftover seeds have germinated so I'll give them another go)
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    Self-contained most of what you have listed is fine. The exceptions are leek, they are biennial so won't flower till next year and cornflower, sorry I know it says all in but it is fruit, veg and herbs no flowers.

    Mustard, kailaan and chicory - you should ignore plants that are quick to go to seed and select from later flowering plants. Although I can't see any cross pollination issues just be careful if you are growing anything similar which hasn't been mentioned.

    Basic/ common/ mainstay varieties are perfectly welcome as long as they are self saved fresh seed. Although I think tom - moneymaker would be banned just about everywhere on this forum . We all love the unusual colours, shapes, flavours but there is a lot to be said for good old decades of tried and tested veg

    Real seeds do a guide to seed saving which is worth a read How To Save Your Own Seed at Home Apart from that just ask a way

    The red green perilla will cross. I would select one and remove the flowers asap off the other.
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    Thank you, Norfolk Grey

    I've read the seed-saving tips and they were very helpful. I will do my best to do it right!

    I am growing quite a few things this year (um, trying to grow... I suspect my success may be patchy!) so I will do some reading between now and flowering time so that I can nip potential crosses in the bud (literally).
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