Bushcraft Seed Swap?

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  1. Chazzle

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    Hi All,

    I was wondering if anyone is interested in a seed swap for heirloom fruit and/or vegetable seeds? I have a collections of heirlooms over the years, and would like to pay it forward for all the generous people who have shared their crop seeds with me! People could post what they are willing to trade, and what they would like? I currently have peas, tomatoes, herbs, cucumbers, peppers, calabash, carrot, and lettuce varieties to share.

    Does this sound like a good idea? Of course it would have to be mailed in the continental US per USDA regulations, and any other state laws.

    Chazz
     
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    This is a great idea, I'm an undergrad studying plant science so this is right up my alley. :dblthumb: Unfortunately I don't have a yard at my new residence, so most of my seeds are at a family members house for safekeeping. Most of my collection is from ornamentals, although I did plant some heirloom indian corn (dark blue kernels) that should produce a pound or so of good quality seed. No one else in my area has corn planted, so it is safe from cross pollination.

    I have access to a lot of wild sunflower seed, as quite a bit of them get culled from the fields I check. I oversee oilseed sunflower seed production, and we do this to prevent cross pollination with established varieties. They're probably only suitable as ornamentals though, as their seeds are usually small and of the high-oil type (black shelled). On the plus side, they're usually the highly branched phenotype, and produce quite a number of blooms throughout the season.
     
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    I'm in. I collect mostly vegetables, medicinal/ culinary herbs, and some grains. I'll have to go through my tins and put together a list.
     
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    FOR TRADE:
    Tomatoes: Cherokee Purple, Black Prince, Rutgers
    Peas: Sugar Snap
    Cucumbers: Marketmore 76
    Carrots: Red Chanteray
    Lettuce: Merveille des Quatre Saisons
    Calabash: Lagenaria siceraria (crop pending anticipated: 10/17)
    Peppers: Cayenne[F1], Tabasco ( crop pending, anticipated 9/17)
    Misc: Common Mullein [wild](Verbascum thapsus), German
    Chamomile, Coriander

    WANTED:
    Datil Pepper
    "Slicer-type" heirloom tomatoes

    (All are heirlooms I have personally grown unless noted)
     
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    Tagged in hopes of future participation.
     
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  6. Pathfinder

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    Ditto
     
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  7. Chazzle

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    ~bump~ 10/13/17
    Tomatoes: Cherokee Purple, Black Prince, Rutgers
    Peas: Sugar Snap
    Cucumbers: Marketmore 76
    Carrots: Red Chanteray
    Lettuce: Merveille des Quatre Saisons
    Calabash: Lagenaria siceraria (crop pending anticipated: 10/17) (crop failed)
    Peppers: Cayenne[F1], Tabasco NEW
    Misc: Common Mullein [wild](Verbascum thapsus), German
    Chamomile, Coriander
     
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    I'm interested. I'll have to see what I have for trade and what I could use.

    I now right this second that I have a lot of jalapeno and habanero pepper seeds.
     

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