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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2016?
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2016, 21:45:28 »
Yes, I'm interested. I hadn't thought of including potatoes, but by then I should have some interesting ones from my TPS experiments.

Welcome to 2016 Seed Circle. Sounds good Robert, can't wait to hear more about them.
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« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2016, 08:07:54 »
Yes I'd like to join in again.
Not sure what I'm doing yet ...

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« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2016, 08:49:27 »
Yes, please count me in again  :icon_cheers:

As someone mentioned above, I'm also still hatching some from the 2010 circle, as I did last year.  (was away in the intervening years)

Got plenty of new and interesting varieties to save from, but it's a bit early to be specific.

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« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2016, 11:32:20 »
Hi there,  I'm interested in joining in this year - but I don't really know  what I have to offer.  I'm already attempting to save good seed from last years Gigant kohl rabi of which I have about 10 plants that overwintered on the plot and can be easily netted to isolate them - it's an amazing sweet and high yielding type.  I could also do some other unusual types if needed, latvian soup peas, argentium giant swiss chard, swiss special sweetcorn (open pollinated type - supersweet and very successful last year), Amish paste tomatoes, taunton deane kale cuttings (not strictly a seed I know - but I have tons of plants at the moment) ... are they the sort of things which would be useful to people?

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« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2016, 12:15:32 »
Sounds very good Squeezyjohn. 

There are several types of open pollinated plants I am always saving seeds from - for myself and swaps, for HSL and for maintaining varieties.  But what ultimately can be added to the seed circle depends on circumstances, weather etc.  It can be quite difficult to save enough seeds.  When I do say what I intend saving, like last year, the lettuce I wanted to add did rather poorly and every other variety did well.  So I switched varieties and one of them was a variety that a member of this circle in the past had problems with whereas here last year, they did well.   My HSL contribution did not happen at all  :BangHead: for the first time ever due to problems  :( 

The kohlrabi sounds great and I don't think we ever had that in the circle.  Hope all goes very well with that and with the other items too   :wave: 
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« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2016, 14:11:31 »
Well - I often try to keep my own seeds so it shouldn't be that much different.  I'll just try and do the lot and see how it goes then.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the Kohl Rabi - they're excellent.  Count me in.

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« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2016, 17:19:06 »
Yes I'd like to join in again.
Not sure what I'm doing yet ...

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Great   :wave:
Apart from the Early Blood, I've just got ideas at the moment. I'm thinking something from the herbs, peas, beans, tomatoes and I'd like to add in Double Red Sweet corn if all goes to plan. Look forward to hearing what you decide  :happy7:
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« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2016, 17:22:56 »
Yes, please count me in again  :icon_cheers:

As someone mentioned above, I'm also still hatching some from the 2010 circle, as I did last year.  (was away in the intervening years)

Got plenty of new and interesting varieties to save from, but it's a bit early to be specific.


Consider yourself counted  :happy7:
Me too, I think I still have some seeds from each of the years, it's great to be able to dip in and out as space and time allows.
 :icon_cheers: looking forward to hearing your choices.
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« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2016, 17:28:27 »
Well - I often try to keep my own seeds so it shouldn't be that much different.  I'll just try and do the lot and see how it goes then.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the Kohl Rabi - they're excellent.  Count me in.

Welcome to the group  :wave:
Everything you mention sounds very suitable for the group  :drunken_smilie:
Love Kohl Rabi, I'm just waiting for mine to germinate.
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« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2016, 18:58:10 »
If you all budge up a bit will there be room for me? :)

Not sure what am saving yet. I've fluffed up on the biennials by eating too many of them. This year I am also going to try and plan forward for the 2017 circle... :BangHead:

(planted Babington leeks and walking onions today! :D)

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« Reply #30 on: March 11, 2016, 23:05:41 »
Jayb,
Provisionally put me in for Cavolo Nero (heritage Italian pre 1879) and Brocolli Italian green sprouting
 (heritage 1918)
Fingers crossed😊

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« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2016, 01:04:34 »
Jayb,
Provisionally put me in for Cavolo Nero (heritage Italian pre 1879) and Brocolli Italian green sprouting
 (heritage 1918)
Fingers crossed😊

Debs

Ohh that's a difficult one, two brassica oleracea.  How are you going to do it without crossing? Alternate day caging?  And the seeds would only be ready in 2017 or are you growing them already?  Also you would need a dozen of plants each, that is quite a commitment space wise.    Good luck    :wave:

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« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2016, 08:05:57 »
If you all budge up a bit will there be room for me? :)

Not sure what am saving yet. I've fluffed up on the biennials by eating too many of them. This year I am also going to try and plan forward for the 2017 circle... :BangHead:

(planted Babington leeks and walking onions today! :D)

Plenty of room for another one  :icon_flower:

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« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2016, 11:34:18 »
Yayy, we are 15 so far, seems like a circle to me  :blob7:
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« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2016, 12:29:27 »
you are with 16 now,almost missed the train.I have some experiments to do this year.First of all i concentrate myself in growing more than 30 varieties broad beans.Than i volenteert in doing a grow out for some almost extinct bean varieties.I have to sow my tomatoes and i will make my own variety tomato by crossing some.So i am busy enough.

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« Reply #35 on: March 12, 2016, 14:28:17 »
me too pls

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« Reply #36 on: March 13, 2016, 10:48:10 »
you are with 16 now,almost missed the train.I have some experiments to do this year.First of all i concentrate myself in growing more than 30 varieties broad beans.Than i volenteert in doing a grow out for some almost extinct bean varieties.I have to sow my tomatoes and i will make my own variety tomato by crossing some.So i am busy enough.

It wouldn't be the same without you  :wave:

All those lovely beans, tomatoes :drunken_smilie:
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« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2016, 10:56:51 »
Jayb,
Provisionally put me in for Cavolo Nero (heritage Italian pre 1879) and Brocolli Italian green sprouting
 (heritage 1918)
Fingers crossed😊

Debs

Will do, though if it is going to be a bit difficult for you to net and manage two brassicas, you could always fall back on saving some tomatoes or chillies or perhaps some herbs you are growing? Beans and peas also make excellent candidates?
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« Reply #38 on: March 13, 2016, 18:58:44 »
Saying this quietly as if they know they will go all diva!  Tomato Gazzi Yellow Egg, peas......Lincolnshire...Llanover.....Ave Juan... Newick...Champion of England...Sharpes Liberty.. CFB Neabel's  Ukrainium. Fingers crossed see you on the other side!! Good luck chaps.

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« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2016, 20:41:14 »

Will do, though if it is going to be a bit difficult for you to net and manage two brassicas, you could always fall back on saving some tomatoes or chillies or perhaps some herbs you are growing? Beans and peas also make excellent candidates?

Oh I didn't know about that 🤔
Back to the drawing board...
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« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2016, 20:41:14 »