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penedesenca

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #120 on: March 01, 2018, 15:16:30 »
Another 2 parcels have just arrived by sleigh and husky. Thank you Markfield Rover (love the card  :happy7:) and earlypea.

I know the weather is not good so please don't venture out and put yourselves at risk. However, please please can you get your parcels out as soon as it is reasonable to do so. I only know of 3 other parcels in the pipeline and I had originally hoped to get them back to you today (yes, I know I was optimistic but I don't wish to get mean or for anyone to miss out)

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #120 on: March 01, 2018, 15:16:30 »

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #121 on: March 01, 2018, 17:55:19 »
Just putting the final touches to the package.  In the post tomorrow morning.  :wave:

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #122 on: March 05, 2018, 20:49:22 »
Mine went into the post a week ago today.......
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #123 on: March 06, 2018, 06:39:41 »
Mine went into the post a week ago today.......

That's a bit worrying.  But we had the same with one participant last year.  First class took a week on the way out and on the way back.  But made it in the end. 

Mine should have got there also.  Posted Friday morning First Class.  This weather has a lot to answer for.  Hope both packages make it safely.  There are probably a few more in transit   :wave:

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #124 on: March 06, 2018, 14:14:48 »
So sorry everyone, fibromyalgia hit me pretty hard and I havenít been able to do anything for weeks. :( Unfortunate timing!

I should be able to get my seeds in the post tomorrow or Wednesday.

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #125 on: March 06, 2018, 14:50:35 »
Another couple of parcels have landed. Thank you Seacarrot and Galina  :wave:

punpkinlover CONFIRMED - Seeds arrived
markfield rover CONFIRMED - Seeds arrived
penedeseca CONFIRMED - Seeds arrived
sparrow CONFIRMED
hector
silverleaf CONFIRMED
plot 18 CONFIRMED - Seeds arrived
elfeda
seacarrot CONFIRMED - Seeds arrived
jayb
ruud CONFIRMED
sunloving
martinburo CONFIRMED
earlypea CONFIRMED - Seeds arrived
robert brenchley CONFIRMED
galina CONFIRMED - Seeds arrived

So sorry everyone, fibromyalgia hit me pretty hard and I havenít been able to do anything for weeks. :( Unfortunate timing!

I should be able to get my seeds in the post tomorrow or Wednesday.

Sorry to hear, hope you are over the worst of it.

The next few days is fine. We still have stray parcels because of the weather.

Martinburo and Robert Benchley I have sent a dm, but just in case could you please let me know if you have sent your seeds or what stage you are at? Many thanks  :happy7:



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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #126 on: March 06, 2018, 21:50:08 »
Are mine not with you yet? *worried face*

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #127 on: March 07, 2018, 06:21:47 »
Are mine not with you yet? *worried face*

Not yet. I seem to remember postie not liking the route from yours to mine before, so I shan't panic yet. Will shout as soon as they get here.

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #128 on: March 07, 2018, 14:35:14 »
Petit Gris de Rennes was the melon that broke my spell of not being able to grow melons.  This one just worked (in the greenhouse).  Small greenish netted melons, very juicy and yummy.  If I can succeed with this variety, I hope it works for others too.

Just to say that I grew this variety last year, successfully, too.  Down here, South West Greater London/Surrey they did fine outdoors which I've done before with another early melon so it is perfectly possible in a better summer in the South.

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #129 on: March 08, 2018, 20:00:35 »
It might be worth trying the melon in the polytunnel then. Last year was hopeless because nothing warmed up till mid-May, but hopefully it should be better this year. I've just recovered from a fortnight of constant non-stop migraine, but mine will be in the post shortly. I'm just waiting for some TPS to brew, then I'll see how many seeds I get out of it.

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #130 on: March 12, 2018, 10:45:00 »
Mine are on their way. :)

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #131 on: March 12, 2018, 15:15:36 »
I've also just sent mine in.

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #132 on: March 13, 2018, 14:42:31 »
Silverleaf your parcel has landed. The hedgehogs have warmed up and are snuggled on my desk (well until my oldest gets home from school) Thank you  :happy7:

I am calling a deadline of Thursday 22nd March, any outstanding parcels need to be here by that date. Hopefully everyone will get their parcels back before the end of March

punpkinlover CONFIRMED - Seeds arrived
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penedeseca CONFIRMED - Seeds arrived

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silverleaf CONFIRMED - Seeds arrived
plot 18 CONFIRMED - Seeds arrived

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seacarrot CONFIRMED - Seeds arrived
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ruud CONFIRMED
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earlypea CONFIRMED - Seeds arrived
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galina CONFIRMED - Seeds arrived

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #133 on: March 16, 2018, 11:27:18 »
Mine will be in the post today or tomorrow. So far there's Ragged Jack, an old kale similar to Russian Red, and TPS from Russian Blue. It's very variable so there's no predicting whether the spuds will be blue or white. I'll try to add a couple more things before I send it.

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #134 on: March 16, 2018, 13:11:53 »
Oooo, we are getting nearer the end  :toothy10:

Your parcel has arrived Martinburo safe and sound. Thank you  :wave:

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #135 on: March 16, 2018, 16:38:09 »
Put the seeds on the post today

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #136 on: March 18, 2018, 08:19:41 »
Have you seen Allan Jenkins (gardening) article in today's Guardian? We are not alone!
Read whilst looking out at 6 inches of snow.

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #137 on: March 18, 2018, 10:27:21 »
Oh yes.  But I draw the line at wasting seed.  Before they get too old, they go in the freezer.  And that is just another way to 'extend' the hobby - a bigger seed box.  :sunny:

A further way (and one that does sneak up on you!) is getting into breeding your own varieties.  Before there is a nice new variety,  there are a myriad of seeds of various development stages, all of which must be kept  of course.   :BangHead:  Not every breeding attempt results in a nice shiny new variety.  But maybe they will in the next generation!  So those seeds must also be kept - just in case!   :BangHead:  :BangHead:

I reckon anything beyond two tin boxes must be addiction of some sort or other.  But fortunately a very benign addiction.  :wave: 

I think your addiction is probably only very mild Markfield Rover.  Really I do!   :angel11:

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/mar/18/allotment-fever-and-seed-obsession-allan-jenkins

Have you seen Allan Jenkins (gardening) article in today's Guardian? We are not alone!
Read whilst looking out at 6 inches of snow.
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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #138 on: March 18, 2018, 10:43:00 »
Agree about the waste issue( I find it difficult to buy Seeds of Italy sseds due to a life times supply in one packet) in the comments he addresses this, he does enter into dialogue and it appears to be far friendlier than other columns in the paper and I am warming to the idea of reading Plot 29 .

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #139 on: March 18, 2018, 10:53:41 »
I've sent a replacement parcel - I have had a few being a bit late before but never lost. Will add the contents to the other thread when they land safely, because the contents are different this time...  :wave:

(I have 5 very large seed tins, but my storage is nowhere near cold enough so I bet many things I have been hoarding are no longer viable.)