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Jayb

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Seed Sharing Circle 2012
« on: January 14, 2012, 15:36:07 »
Iíve really enjoyed taking part in the last 2 Seed Circles, thank you to everyone who has been involved. I've learnt an amazing amount as we have gone along and delighted in the seeds we have shared. I'm so amazed at what is achievable between us all and hope we can do similar again this year.

If anyone would like to join our circle for 2012, please add your name to the thread.

If this is all new to you here's a brief guide; The circle is open to all A4A members. Each member of the group chooses 2 or more, heritage or open pollinated vegetables to grow for seed (preferably seeds interesting and new to the circle). Grow and harvest enough seeds for all the members of the group. Remember some vegetables are easier than others to grow for seed. Give some updates to the group along the way. Once your seeds are ripe, dry well, they can then be divided into individual portions ready to be sent to me at the end of the season. Seeds will then be divided into individual collections before being sent out to members. Enjoy!

If you want to see how we got on the last couple of years take a look here https://sites.google.com/site/seedsharingcircle/

Also, Link to 2011ís Circle  http://www.allotments4all.co.uk/smf/index.php/topic,64431.0.html
Link to Extra Circle  http://www.allotments4all.co.uk/smf/index.php/topic,68391.0.html
And Seed saving information/guides;  http://www.realseeds.co.uk/seedsavinginfo.html
« Last Edit: August 21, 2012, 07:38:56 by Jayb »
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Seed Sharing Circle 2012
« on: January 14, 2012, 15:36:07 »

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2012
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2012, 15:55:24 »
Yes i am the first one,just kidding.Jayb you can count on me.I found an organisation who has as goal to preserve old dutch vegetables.I had a peak on the webside and saw some intresting things.Order some and multiply for the seedcircle and myself ofcourse. ;D

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2012
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2012, 16:55:58 »
I'm in, naturally. If you come across any perennial brassicas, Ruud, I'm interested. I know they're grown over there.

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2012
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2012, 17:12:25 »
If it's alright with you, jayb, I'd definitely like to give it another shot this year!
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All the signs are I'll be looking at short season vegetables again this year, but with a bit more success, I hope.

And thank you to Goodlife for the Estonian link recently, which I hope will give some interesting results . :D

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2012
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2012, 17:41:56 »
PLEEEEASE...can I 'play' too?   ;D

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2012
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2012, 18:12:03 »
I would like to join again but as yet have not got a clue what to try this year.

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2012
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2012, 18:22:02 »
Pleeeeeeeeeese!



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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2012
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2012, 19:17:05 »
Most definitely Ruud  ;D sounds very interesting and I look forward to hearing what variety you have chosen.

SueK short season vegetables sound ideal.

Lol me too Poolcue!

Fantastic, starting the circle;
Ruud
Robert B
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Goodlife
Poolcue
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Edit - spelling
« Last Edit: January 16, 2012, 22:23:25 by Jayb »
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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2012
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2012, 19:24:41 »
Coming up with the clues will be even harder this year ;D



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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2012
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2012, 21:17:58 »
Yes I'd like to join in but I'm nervous that my seeds wont be considered good enough because I can't leave huge stands of plants to seed at a time. I can do trail beans and that sort of thing and some Amish Paste and Purple Ukraine toms because they are pretty self pollinating  but I haven't gone down the heritage route. As a disabled gardener and a full time carer I'm a bit limited but after this length of time it would be nice to feel 'one of the gang'. :-\

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2012
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2012, 21:36:22 »
That was me last year, but there is plenty of advice around if you need it, HSL and seed savers web sites. Plus on here so have a go.
Last year you only had to donate a minimum of two varieties, so concentrate on two and you will be fine. Some give more but that's a bonus.
I nearly backed out a couple of times, but by doing it the first time I learnt more and will build on that this year.
Everyone starts somewhere, and some things need more plants than others to get good seeds for next year, so there is bound to be something for you, and  you have already listed two varieties!



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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2012
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2012, 00:55:21 »
You've mentioned more than enough varieties, so go for it!

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2012
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2012, 01:08:46 »
yes please  :)

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« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2012, 01:13:30 »
Yes I'd like to join in but I'm nervous that my seeds wont be considered good enough because I can't leave huge stands of plants to seed at a time. I can do trail beans and that sort of thing and some Amish Paste and Purple Ukraine toms because they are pretty self pollinating  but I haven't gone down the heritage route. As a disabled gardener and a full time carer I'm a bit limited but after this length of time it would be nice to feel 'one of the gang'. :-\
Amish Paste is a lovely heritage tomato.  One of my favourites, definitely a super addition to the circle. 

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2012
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2012, 11:20:32 »
I think I'll sticky the thread, makes it easier to keep track of, plus links to the other circles so they accessible.

Great, sounds like you already have some varieties in mind Green lily  :)

Yayyyy, glad you are in for another round Galina  :)
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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2012
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2012, 12:30:54 »
I'll join if there's still room.
It would probably be HSL varieties like
Tomato Yellow Grape
A dwarf Tomato type
A heritage Climbing Brean...will see what others do, so I don't double up :)
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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2012
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2012, 16:29:45 »
Yes please - I am trying to save from the wonderful White Serpent Squash this year as a priority so would love to share it with the Circle.

Natch - I'll be doing others as well.

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2012
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2012, 16:54:08 »
I'll wait and see what I get seeds off, but I'm hoping to have couve tronchuda, maybe a kale, peas and beans.

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2012
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2012, 17:03:11 »
I got nice selection of seeds again from Nordic seedbank..so hopefully I get enough crop out of them for circle.
But other than that..all options are possible and time will tell. I feel its too early for any promises...once I start 'playing' with my plant/seed lists..soon...then I have more idea what might be the target... ;)
I've started with pea list..that's nearly done now and I feel like there is one or two that you lot might not have yet.. ;) ;D

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2012
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2012, 17:55:35 »
I would love to join again ,if that is possible?