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    Default The Random excess seed Seed Swap Circle

    Alot of people didn't save seeds, or don't save seeds - so this is a circle that is a little different to usual.

    This circle is available to anyone - saver, non-saver, newbie, oldie - all and sundry.

    What you do is:

    Collect together all the seeds that you have left over [save some for yourself for next year] that you didn't get round to sowing this year or even last years [stuff from older shouldn't really be swapped]. Or stuff that you have saved yourself if you didn't get into a circle.

    Bag the seeds up into equivalent packs [see below for equivalents]. There should be at least 5 packs of each type but the more the merrier. Moneymaker tomatoes will not be accepted. Sorry.

    Send to me with a large letter [ideally A4 or A5] SAE. SAE means an envelope with your address on it, with a large letter stamp AFFIXED [don't leave it to me, fix it yourself, otherwise they get lost and paperclipping a stamp to an envelope takes more time].

    I'll bung ALL the seeds sent in into a big hat [well, trug]

    At the end of November, I'll just do an all round split, and divvy the whole lot up to share between everyone.

    I'll start by putting the same number of packs into your SAE that you sent in - but excesses will be shared out between everyone.

    I'll pop them into the SAEs and send them back to you.

    Equivalents:
    6-10 tomato/pepper/aubreys/squashes
    10-15 beans/peas
    30 brassicas/lettuces
    50 mustard/radish
    100 carrots/onions


    Example - if you have 20 tom seeds, 8 squash seeds and 111 onion seeds left over; pack the toms into 2 bags, the squashes into 1 bag and the onions into 2 and send 5 bags in. The you will get 5 random bags back. If you have 200 tomato seeds, and 500 carrot seeds, pack the toms into 20 bags, and the carrots into 5, send all 25 bags in and you will get 25 random bags back.

    You get the gist.

    I will not be recording who sent what in, [just how many bags came with each SAE] so you might get back a bag that you sent in; but if you put your Grape name on your SAE AND on your submitted bags, I'll try and check that you don't get the same ones back.

    Please put on your bags:
    Veg type/variety/date saved or bought/expiry date from original bag if you have it/your Grape name

    ____________

    If you are interested - you have until the middle of November to submit; please post on here that you are interested, get bagging up, PM me when you are ready to send and also WHEN YOU HAVE SENT so that I can track parcels.

    When we have over 15 people interested, then we will proceed.

    Grapes interested:

    If in green then I've received your envelope

    Zaz
    Thelma [random 1]
    broadripple [random 2]
    Reet [random 3]
    piggle [random 4]
    Vicky [random 5]
    breninpots [random 6]
    hamamelis [random 7]
    perkin - sent [random 8]
    Newbie [random 9]
    Barleysugar [random 10]
    Gear [random 11]
    Rabidbun Random 12
    Aileen Random 13
    scarlet random 14
    Binbags random 15
    Frosty F [Random and P&B]
    SammieB [random 16]
    sbeneli Random 17
    veggiechicken Random 18
    Taff Random 19
    Thea Random 20


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    *Raises hand.... Please Miss i have a question. By "Equivalents" Do you mean there has to be at least that number of seeds in each packet? Plus can you only take part if you have at least 5 types of each veg - i.e. 5 packets of tomatoes, 5 packets of leeks etc? And is it excess veg seeds only or can flowers be included too?

    (Sorry for being the dim one)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbie View Post
    *Raises hand.... Please Miss i have a question. By "Equivalents" Do you mean there has to be at least that number of seeds in each packet? Plus can you only take part if you have at least 5 types of each veg - i.e. 5 packets of tomatoes, 5 packets of leeks etc? And is it excess veg seeds only or can flowers be included too?

    (Sorry for being the dim one)
    One variety minimum - it's an all in bundle so whatever goes in goes in.
    5 packs just so that there is enough to go round...if you have say enough for one pack of different 5 varieties then that's fine too. If it's less than the equivalents per packet, then that's ok - it just keeps it sort of equivalent and to numbers that people will hopefully use. And so that I don't have to split 100 tomato seeds if a big bag comes in.

    Trying to make it as loose as possible without people just sending one packet in!
    Last edited by zazen999; 03-09-2011 at 12:33 PM.


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    Damn zaz you really are a sucker for punishment!
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    I'll send some in. Got the squash/cucurbit ones to do too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismarks View Post
    Damn zaz you really are a sucker for punishment!
    Nah - as I put in as well, I'll get the benefits myself in the swap - as long as we don't get flippin Moneymaker tomatoes from everyone. Hang on - just off to edit the first post....
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    Any room for me? Don't know what I'll put in all I know is I've got too many seeds. Question can I pop in 1000 year old Tobacco plant seeds, if not can I put them in the Seed Library (I've only room for a couple of plants)
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    1000 yr old tobacco plant seeds?????

    As a 1 off...and seeing as it's you.

    I've already put a load of heritage seeds in the hat/trug today as I'm putting in loads after the 15 seed circle ones have been bagged up.


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