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Seed Sharing Circle 2014?
« on: February 22, 2014, 10:29:26 »
If anyone would like to join this yearís proposed Seed Circle, sign up here   :blob7:

The Seed Circle is in it's 5th year  :drunken_smilie: and is open to all A4A members, itís great to have new people join too  :wave:  The group is all about setting aside a little growing space and time to raise some crops for seeds, keeping the group informed of how the season is going and at the end of the season share these seeds with the group.

Each person decides what 2 or more crops they will grow and save seed from, saving enough seed for every other member to grow a crop the following year. The group could be 10 Ė 20 + people, although it seems to even out at around 15. Veggies will generally need to be heritage or open pollinated so that they will come true from seed, (potatoes wonít come exactly true).

It's always fun to have new to the group varieties and not those that are the real basic ones which are easy to pick up for 50p in the shops. If anyone is stuck for ideas or starter seeds ask on the thread or pm me, Iím happy to help someone get started if they need seeds. To give you an idea, hereís a list of seeds varieties already shared within the groups https://sites.google.com/site/seedsharingcircle/blog/seeds-shared

I think most of us have found out some vegetables are easier than others to grow for seed and everything can change with the weather. But generally peas, French beans, tomatoes, perhaps potatoes and some herbs are the easiest. Chillies, Sweet peppers, squash, courgette and lettuce will need isolating from other varieties to keep seed pure.  Parsnips, onions, leeks, beetroot, carrots, celeriac and many Brassicas only go to seed the second year and need isolation from other varieties and so are more time consuming and a little trickier.

Real Seeds the inspiration behind the circle, gives some great seed saving tips  http://www.realseeds.co.uk/seedsavinginfo.html

For anyone interested in the previous years circles;
Seed Circle 2013 http://www.allotments4all.co.uk/smf/index.php/topic,74928.0.html
Seed Circle 2012 http://www.allotments4all.co.uk/smf/index.php/topic,70816.0.html
Seed Circle 2011 http://www.allotments4all.co.uk/smf/index.php/topic,64431.0.html
Extra Group 2011 http://www.allotments4all.co.uk/smf/index.php/topic,68391.0.html
Seed Circle 2010 http://www.allotments4all.co.uk/smf/index.php/topic,58860.0.html
Seed Circle site http://seedsaverscircle.org/
My Blog, Mostly Tomato Mania http://mostlytomatomania.blogspot.co.uk/

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Seed Sharing Circle 2014?
« on: February 22, 2014, 10:29:26 »

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2014?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2014, 12:56:13 »
 :wave: :blob7: :toothy10: :wave: :wave:... please...


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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2014?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2014, 13:19:01 »
Yes please too! I did pick up some interesting sorts from the HSL swap.

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2014?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2014, 14:35:08 »
Seed Circle site http://seedsaverscircle.org/
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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2014?
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2014, 15:15:20 »
:wave: :blob7: :toothy10: :wave: :wave:... please...



Wot no seed saving

I did say please.....do add me to the list...PLEEEEEASE!

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2014?
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2014, 15:40:46 »
Lol of course you are added, Markfield too  :wave:

Just thought your sign said you had 'nothing to add'  :angel11:
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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2014?
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2014, 18:37:02 »
Please count me in! Celeriac and skirret is the plan.

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2014?
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2014, 18:59:47 »
Well go on then.....................
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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2014?
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2014, 08:50:18 »
Brilliant :blob7:

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Markfield Rover
Ian Pearson
Pumpkinlover
Me

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2014?
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2014, 08:55:40 »
Hey Pumpkinlover, I've heard rumours you do a mean tango, do you wear the sequinned wellies for gardening too?
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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2014?
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2014, 12:11:28 »
Yes please   :icon_cheers:

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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2014, 22:22:29 »
Me too please, if you don't mind a newbie saver...

Will be growing things that can't cross, just to be safe! Currently thinking of alberto locoto chillies and will find summat else similarly safe. My Kent Blue peas are being grown in isolation at Mum's, so perhaps those.

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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2014, 11:28:29 »
Yes I'm in.

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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2014, 12:01:24 »
Great to have you back for another round Galina  :sunny:
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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2014?
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2014, 12:03:03 »
Me too please, if you don't mind a newbie saver...

You are very welcome  :wave:
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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2014?
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2014, 12:03:59 »
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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2014?
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2014, 12:10:06 »
So far taking part and possibles of what maybe saved;
Goodlife, Sugar Lord mangetout, Gilfeather turnips, Sugarbeet, tomato seeds, chilli seeds
Markfield Rover
Ian Pearson, Celeriac and Skirret
Pumpkinlover
Jayb, Early Blood Turnip (Beetroot), Gilfeather Turnip.
Galina
Sparrow, Alberto Locoto chillies, Kent Blue peas
Robert B
Ruud, Ulluco and tomatoes.

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2014?
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2014, 13:19:43 »
Yes count me in.I am trying ullucus tuberosus and some tomatoes.

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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2014?
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2014, 13:33:32 »
Counted in Ruud  :icon_cheers:

I really like Ulluco, but I've had a few mishaps with mine over the years and all I have remaining are just a couple very small tubers in a pot. I hope yours do really well  :toothy10:
You can never have enough tomato seeds  :icon_cheers:
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Re: Seed Sharing Circle 2014?
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2014, 14:04:31 »
Ohhh....I'm looking forward to this year already :icon_cheers:

I'm thinking hard some possibilities for this year....and so far my plans are for..

Peas..some sugar lord mangetout..perharps Galina would join with me with this as my own supplies are not that big yet?
Possibly some  Gilfeather turnips...?? I haven't taken the roots out of storage yet to check how they are..how's yours doing Jayb?..any stored/saved for seed?
Possibly some sugarbeet..they have over wintered in ground and are looking fine...
Of course one have to save some tomato seeds.... :happy7:
Perhaps a chilli of some sort...

Well..that is first plan so far...that may change many times yet.. :angel11: