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Jayb

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Extra seed saving circle?
« on: July 22, 2011, 06:48:14 »
Several people have been asking to join the seed saving circle. Unfortunately this is full.

However;

I know this is late in the day, but if there are any seed savers who would like to make up another group I’d be happy to add some varieties to the mix. It should be simple enough to run alongside the other group.

Anyone interested?

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Extra seed saving circle?
« on: July 22, 2011, 06:48:14 »

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Re: Extra seed saving circle?
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2011, 12:09:14 »
Yes; I'm sure I could find second batches of some seeds.

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Re: Extra seed saving circle?
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2011, 12:26:07 »
Yes I am, I will be able to give a list of seeds in the next week or so.  :)

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Re: Extra seed saving circle?
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2011, 15:49:09 »
I'm game :)
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Re: Extra seed saving circle?
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2011, 22:01:30 »
You are a star, thanks Robert.

Gadget and Hector welcome to the mini circle, glad to have you on board. Hopefully a few more people who asked to join will get involved. I'm sure between us we will have a nice little selection on offer. I'll try and add seeds around what you guys are offering. Off the top of my head I'm fairly sure I will be able to choose from tomatoes, peas, climbing or dwarf beans, parsnip, onion, tps.
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Re: Extra seed saving circle?
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2011, 22:34:41 »
Count me in!!!!

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Re: Extra seed saving circle?
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2011, 07:00:06 »
Welcome Mark, glad to have you join. Any ideas of what you will be saving?

Hector are you going with the list you made on the other thread?

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Re: Extra seed saving circle?
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2011, 22:27:38 »
Angelica's about ready for bagging, or I'll lose seed. The spinach is looking good, and there should be plenty of peas as long as I can keep the flying rats off them. The beans haven't got started yet, but there should be seed from half a dozen varieties. I've only had one failure (Mrs Fortune's), which caught the late frost badly, and I ended up with one plant. There might be a little seed to share round, but I'm not promising.

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Re: Extra seed saving circle?
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2011, 23:29:30 »
i'm sure I'll have some beans and tomatoes, that I was going to save for myself, and not include in the main seed saving circle - pencil me in as a possible  ;)

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Re: Extra seed saving circle?
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2011, 05:52:36 »
oh yes, that'll be so good for me to join.. most of the seed i have are modern varieties and it's only recently, that i've been getting into the unusual and heritage stuff.. so am i allowed this still?

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Re: Extra seed saving circle?
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2011, 11:44:28 »
All sounds good Robert, I may have Mrs Fortune's beans growing, can't quite remember, I'll check later.

Consider yourself pencilled in 1066  :)

Hi irridium, yes please join in. If you are just starting your interest in heritage/open pollinated varieties, this is a great ideal way to get involved share experiences and have the opportunity to start off your own little collection.

As long as you are able to save some open pollinated seed, usually 2 different varieties of your choice. Heritage is great but not always essential. At this short notice I think it is going to limit your choices of what you can save it will pretty much need to be something you are already growing. Some things won't be suitable  eg  beetroot as this won't seed until the following year, if it does seed in the first year it has bolted and is no good for seed saving. Early bolting is not a good trait to breed for. Check out the other seed circle thread lots of info and links on how to grow and save seed, avoid cross pollination etc.

I'm looking forward to reading what you decide on saving; if you’re not sure of something ask away.
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Re: Extra seed saving circle?
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2011, 16:38:05 »
You are a star, thanks Robert.

Gadget and Hector welcome to the mini circle, glad to have you on board. Hopefully a few more people who asked to join will get involved. I'm sure between us we will have a nice little selection on offer. I'll try and add seeds around what you guys are offering. Off the top of my head I'm fairly sure I will be able to choose from tomatoes, peas, climbing or dwarf beans, parsnip, onion, tps.
Ohh I'll cut and pate JayB :) Thank you for doing this :)

Here's what I have growing well at the moment :)

I have...
 Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce (never gathed lettuce seed before)
Tomato Snowberry
Mini White Cucumber
Lettuce Drunken Women ( I'm keeping the lettuce separate)
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Re: Extra seed saving circle?
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2011, 18:49:13 »
I can add some kales since I have ridiculous quantities of seed.

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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2011, 19:42:43 »
 
  i had an accident the other day and washed six packets of lettice seeds so have plants them all. Toooooooooo many to eat so half are in pots, i'll have lots to add to both circles hopefully.
  They are:- fat lazy blond
                   drunken woman
                   emerald oak leaf
                   carmona
                   cardinal
                   grandpa admiral

  Oh and if i can get the pink one i bred last year to flower that to.   
                  Twoflower

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Re: Extra seed saving circle?
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2011, 20:45:01 »
oooh, I can join in too?  Will have se black seaman, polen and hopefully f3 rosada tom seeds

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Re: Extra seed saving circle?
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2011, 07:27:02 »
Eight so far, anyone else fancy joining in?

Robert B, Kale and possibly peas/beans

Gadget TBC

Hector, Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce
Tomato Snowberry
Mini White Cucumber
Lettuce Drunken Women

Mark S, TBC

1066, Pencilled in.

Iridium, TBC

Twoflower, is on a lettuce fest, something from this list
Fat Lazy Blond
Drunken Woman
Emerald Oak leaf
Carmona
Cardinal
Grandpa Admiral
or maybe a homebred pink

Lottie Lou, tomatoes; Black Seaman, Polen and hopefully f3 Rosada

Jayb, choosing;
from Carol Leenstra’s climbing French bean, Black Greasy Grits
stripy tomato, Violet Jasper, Green Zebra cherry, Black and Brown Boar
a variety of TPS, not sure what yet.

I can change what I am saving and put other crops in if needed.

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Re: Extra seed saving circle?
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2011, 09:51:39 »
i would love to join in but have no saved seeds only common every day stuff  peas beans   etc  no exciting varietys :'(but could buy some unusal seeds  ;D to start off or is this not allowed classed as cheating?count me in if acceptable    (   count me out if not  )ta

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Re: Extra seed saving circle?
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2011, 10:01:35 »
I should have some peas, ones that came from last years seed saving circle. Just need to finish drying them.
Just happy to bump the numbers if you know what I mean  :)

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Re: Extra seed saving circle?
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2011, 10:46:31 »
If bumping up the numbers is needed...I should have some leek seeds coming up and some tomatoes..perhars some beans too?

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Re: Extra seed saving circle?
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2011, 11:47:16 »
I would love to join in but the only two plants that I have grown for seed saving (first attempt) are Alaskan Fancy Tomato and Yin Yang dwarf beans.  They are growing well and I hope to be able to get some seeds this year.




 

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