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Jayb

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Seed Sharing Circle
« on: March 25, 2010, 19:47:02 »
Following on from Digeroo’s post, I thought there is just time to set this up this year if enough people are interested in joining;

Take a look here http://www.realseeds.co.uk/seedcircle.htm

Basic idea, each person chooses and grows an open pollinated or Heritage Vegetable, saves the seeds, enough for all the members of the group. I’m happy to grow 2 varieties. Keep in touch through the season and then at harvest time send a sae for the grower to send the seed back to you. It might be an idea to all send back at roughly the same time, so unless you already have biennials started, stick with annuals for this year. But you can start planning ahead for next year

So have a look here and see what you fancy growing http://www.realseeds.co.uk/seedsavinginfo.html
Seed Circle site http://seedsaverscircle.org/
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Seed Sharing Circle
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Re: Seed Sharing Circle
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2010, 20:10:21 »
Would love to join please! How many people are you aming for?

Am growing quite a few open pollinated things - will definitely be saving again my climbing pea beans with the ying yang pattern and would be happy to do some climbing peas - Alderman, Telephone or Champion of England. Will also have brassicas (well, fingers crossed) and lettuces to offer. Next year will try carrots  :D
So can be quite flexible.

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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2010, 21:02:09 »
I'm in as well. I'm doing all the peas I can manage (or have allowed people to send me!), several beans, and cucumbers for the HSL. It would be great to have someone doing brassicas and lettuce as that would broaden the available experience.

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2010, 21:29:56 »
Your both very welcome  ;D

Robert, Plot51a is on the ball and read your mind  ;D I'm also hoping/planning I can do something with Brassicas, but can't confirm at the moment. 

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2010, 21:51:34 »
please may I play ;D,

I have beans,peas,toms and chilli/peppers and other bits and bobs from the HSL/ shades x
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Re: Seed Sharing Circle
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2010, 08:17:41 »
Can i join in, i have some Polish beans seeds from HSL and some other beans (have to check what else i have) and would love to join in

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2010, 09:55:55 »
please may I play ;D,

I have beans,peas,toms and chilli/peppers and other bits and bobs from the HSL/ shades x

Yes you can  ;D

Nice to have you on board too lottiedolly
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Re: Seed Sharing Circle
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2010, 09:57:27 »
I too have many HSL seeds and think it a good idea to share as much as possible ,would love to join in.

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2010, 09:58:10 »
I would love to join in - mostly for the learning experience! And talking of brassicas my Kale is just going to seed.......

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2010, 13:03:57 »
If it's not too late (or too modest a contribution), I would like to join too.  I am growing some OP tomatoes (from RealSeed, funnily enough) and will be saving seed again this year, plus some mange tout peas and, I hope, via the school gardening club some heritage beans and peas (many thanks again, Saddad).  They are very interested in sustainability this year and I hope that I can introduce some seed saving info when parts of school do some gardening with us after Easter.

Incidentally, is anyone else in the north of England?  It's always handy to find out what other people think works well.

Best regards to all,
Sue

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2010, 14:10:35 »
Happy to have you join  ;D

Not too late at all SueK, sounds like you are going to be very busy. Sorry can't help with the up north bit, but someone else will likely along.
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Re: Seed Sharing Circle
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2010, 15:41:31 »
You can count me in,i can maybe do the peppers and the toms.maybe some beans.

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2010, 15:56:29 »
Hi Ruud, haven't heard from you for a while, you got a mention the other day when one of your country folk was on here, how is the weather in Holland at the moment.     ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Seed Sharing Circle
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2010, 19:32:28 »
Hi cornykev long time no see.Yes i was busy,busy with the normal busy family life.Now i got some more time to do the things i love and it is sowing time.The weather is nice overhere it is starting to be spring.How are you?I hope everything is okee.

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2010, 21:35:39 »
Hi Am I OK to join in please-would do a couple of courgettes if that's OK?

SueK -not sure how far north you are but I'm in the red rose county?

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2010, 06:00:25 »
Incidentally, is anyone else in the north of England?  It's always handy to find out what other people think works well.

Best regards to all,
Sue

Hi sue - another southerner here  :D  There's a members map - click on the button at the top of the page (alongside Profile, Search etc), or ask away in the Locations and Sites bit of the forum  ;)

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2010, 21:40:56 »
Hi  ;D

Can I join please, I have numerous heritage tomatoes and beans, will pick one of each to save for the circle if thats OK?

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2010, 22:12:53 »
Very new here on the forum, thanks for having me.  I am planning on saving lettuce seed and black winter radish seed this summer and would love to share with a group.  Please sign me up too.
Galina

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2010, 08:49:38 »
Yes please  :) count me in.

I've mainly chosen beans from HSL , dwarf and tall, this year and they're easy to save and supply.  

But I wish people could save more carrots or parsnips - I may give my HSL purple carrots a go if they're worthwhile.

Same for the bulbous rooted chervil because that's expensive to get hold of and needs to be fresh - I'll see if enough germinates (some's up already).

And then there's the HSL's Irish cut and come again spring collard - if it's nice I'll give it a whirl.

Saved from realseeds from last year I already have plenty of mixed grain amaranths, Cherokee trail of tears, 'Magenta Magic' Orach and some fat baby achocha but I don't know if we're sharing this year or planning for next here.
« Last Edit: March 28, 2010, 08:54:41 by earlypea »

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2010, 08:51:57 »
Nice to have you on board Ruud.

Hi to keepondigin and Greensausage, yes join in. Keepondigin what about a squash and a courgette, rubber bands and tape at the ready  ;D

Hello and welcome to A4A Galina,, I hope you enjoy it here as much as I do. You might be interested in this thread if you have not found it already.  
http://www.allotments4all.co.uk/smf/index.php/topic,58536.0.html
It would be nice to know a little more about you and what part of the country you are from.
Sounds like you are already one step ahead as you are saving biannual radish seed.  
« Last Edit: March 28, 2010, 08:56:11 by Jayb »
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