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Post by Dandelion on 19th February 2013, 7:13 pm

No rush Warlock1; take your time!!
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Post by warlock1 on 21st February 2013, 6:46 pm

can you pm me the next lucky person please to send the parcel to
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Post by Dandelion on 21st February 2013, 8:02 pm

PM on its way...

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Post by warlock1 on 23rd February 2013, 9:28 am

parcel on its way to billy
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Post by Dandelion on 1st May 2013, 7:10 pm

Well, the seed swap packet is finally back where it started. And people must have put far more in than they took out as the pack is stuffed full!! Will keep it all in a cool dry place until next Spring (unless anyone who was near the beginning wants to have it posted to them for a second look?) I must admit I'm going to try a few unusual tomatoes and beans from the swap this season.

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Post by Chilli-head on 3rd May 2013, 5:13 pm

I've got a few seed-swap plants now - some herbs, a couple of squashes, spinach for baby leaf. All growing quite nicely. Thanks again to Dandelion for organising - I hope you get something good out of the pack !
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Post by Dandelion on 6th May 2013, 4:20 pm

Thank you to whoever put in the climbing french beans 'District Nurse' (I keep wanting to say 'Oooh Matron!!) and 'Kew Blue'. Have planted them along with Mr Fearn's Purple Podded, and will probably have far too many beans this summer, but I couldn't resist! The 'District Nurse' are beautiful to look at and hold - like tiny pieces of mahogany, shiny and smooth.

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Post by Chilli-head on 6th May 2013, 8:39 pm

The squash sweet dumpling I took form the seed swap are making healthy looking plants. The courgette Tuscany from last year's swap are growing well too - potted them up today. And calendulas from the swap of 2 years ago are coming up everywhere ! I really like the idea of the seed swap.
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Post by freebird on 6th May 2013, 10:11 pm

I'm trying out Red Cherry tomato, courtesy of the seed swap, to grow in the greenhouse. I've three nice looking plants coming on. Also got leeks from last year's swap. Germination rather patchy, but I think there will be enough.
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Post by Sparhawk on 9th May 2013, 10:18 am

Dandelion wrote:Well, the seed swap packet is finally back where it started. And people must have put far more in than they took out as the pack is stuffed full!! Will keep it all in a cool dry place until next Spring (unless anyone who was near the beginning wants to have it posted to them for a second look?) I must admit I'm going to try a few unusual tomatoes and beans from the swap this season.

Hi Ma'am, Pol & I were early on is it possible for us to have another throw of the dice please...

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Post by Dandelion on 9th May 2013, 4:42 pm

Of course. I need to get it back from a gardening friend (I've been increasing the 'gene pool' of what there is in the pack by passing it round to a couple of gardeners here) and will post it to you probably next week.

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Post by polgara on 18th May 2013, 3:36 pm

Arrived safely thank you. garden

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Post by Dandelion on 18th May 2013, 8:19 pm

Good!!
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Post by polgara on 20th May 2013, 3:43 pm

OK, found some peas that said Uncle Fred`s, is this an actual Uncle or is it the name of the peas? Spar & I had a right laugh. Are the black winter radishes big long things like mouli or the sort of salad size?

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Post by Dandelion on 20th May 2013, 4:31 pm

The Uncle Fred's aren't mine, but a lot of the seeds from the Heritage Seed Library have that kind of name (I'm growing Auntie Madge's tomatoes this year!)

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Post by Chilli-head on 20th May 2013, 8:07 pm

polgara wrote:Are the black winter radishes big long things like mouli or the sort of salad size?

The ones I've grown, Spanish black radish, are round, thick skinned and taste a lot like turnip (ie, pretty unpleasant IMHO).

Mooli / Daikon, the long white somewhat hot radish, grew very well for me, but I struggled to find uses for them.
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Post by polgara on 21st May 2013, 4:02 pm

Thanks both. The radish will probably go well in soup then, I put anything in soup!!

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