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    Default Sharing the lurve with the VSP :)

    I want to thank all the VSP swappers for sharing their seeds with others. You probably wonder whether your seeds have been claimed and grown on or whether they're still lurking in the bottom of the VSP.
    So here is a little thread for you to post piccies or reports of your successes (and failures) with VSP seeds.
    If you know who contributed them, please say, or I will do my best to find the donor's name and add it to your post.
    If you were the donor, tell us and share the lurve
    Links to the VSP and seed list are at
    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...cel_83432.html
    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...sts_83433.html
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    Default Luzias Oma tomato - thanks to nellie-m

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    These are huge tomatoes with wonderful flavour. Very stuffable.
    I'll be saving seed and growing these again next year.
    Thank you Nellie-m
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    Default Black Icicle tomato - Thanks to Scarlet

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    Amazing shape and colour - very juicy and a good shape for slicing lengthways in a sandwich. Very prolific too.
    Scarlet said - I had to grow them and she was right. I'll be growing these next year too.
    Thank you Scarlet
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    Default Sunflowers from Ancee

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    These sunflowers smile at me every time I pass by. Thank you Ancee for brightening up my day
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    Default Poached egg seeds from Mothhawk; Black cherry - lots of donors

    Received some black cherry toms. They all took and tasted fantastic. Also got some poached egg plant seeds. These were great a bit slow at first but then boom they took off. Took several batterings from the kids and their footballs and bounced straight back
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    Default Kohl rabi from MoopMoop?; Madeley kale - HSL

    I also had some black cherry toms, started a few seeds, grew on three, put two in pots, where they were really not too happy, but the third I shoved in the ground against the runner beans and let it do its own thing, no taking out sideshoots or supporting at all. It used the runner beans as support to grow through and lean on and made a huge plant, with probably 20 trusses, some of which, alas, are still green and I shall have to bring them indoors.

    Also had some kohl rabi, from MoopMoop I think. Still have one left that is now football sized, that I plan to use like kale and eat the leaves over winter if it will keep growing. The Madeley kale is lovely, a light, mild tasting heritage one. Only a few seeds left, will have to let it flower next year
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    What a lovely idea for a thread! Did my seed swap too late in the day to grow anything that well (the few VSP lettuce and carrots I planted got munched by the slugs) but I will take notes next year.
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    Default African Queen from Michael/USA: Squash N?K

    I had various tomatoes, African Queen was one. Beautiful taste, will grow it again next year. Another one we grew was Jack be little squash, just ready for little Halloweeners
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