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Re: Seed Circle 2017?
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2017, 18:36:48 »
Seacarrot,

welcome to Allotments4All  group.  number of posts isn't criteria to take part into seed saving circle.

Thank you.
I'd like to join please.

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Re: Seed Circle 2017?
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2017, 18:36:48 »

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Re: Seed Circle 2017?
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2017, 18:42:54 »
Lol, at first I thought you were on about stamps or something  :angel11:

Perhaps you are thinking of another site? Elfeda is quite right, there are no requirements for joining the Seed Circle, other than a love of growing and saving seeds  :wave: It's always great when people keep the thread updated with their progress and some pictures and information on the varieties they are adding in is great. At the end of the season we have been putting together a 'catalogue' of the varieties shared, your input would be fantastic, it's always helpful to get growing information/conditions first hand  :happy7:

I'll sticky the thread for the circle.

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2017, 19:03:44 »
I've copied over last years blurb to the first post and added in names so far, it is lovely to see some new faces who might want to just have a little read through of the first post.

It would be great to get a few more people join and everyone is welcome. There are a few regulars too I haven't seen yet, hopefully they see this soon :sunny:

If anyone is wondering what has been in the parcel the last couple of years there's a link on the first post and I'll also pop it here   http://seedsaverscircle.org/seed-circle/a-z-of-varieties-shared-in-the-seed-circles/
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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2017, 20:53:37 »
You can count me in for this years seed circle.

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2017, 19:56:20 »
Hello I'd love to be in again, I've got a lovely golden mange tout with purple flowers , I've also got the cinamon basil to germinate this year! Might also try to get some seed from the big zac tomato from jeannine and I've loved the sweet bite peppers so will save some of them to. Also a lovely long chilli called fire flame. Fingers crossed! X sunloving

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2017, 16:27:12 »
Yes, please. :-)

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2017, 07:06:17 »
Welcome back to Ruud, Sunloving and Martinburo   :sunny::wave:

Brilliant we now have thirteen in the group which makes it a nice size. There's also a reserved spot for Galina  :wave: and still a little room if anyone else wants to join in  :icon_cheers:
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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2017, 07:10:47 »
Hello I'd love to be in again, I've got a lovely golden mange tout with purple flowers , I've also got the cinamon basil to germinate this year! Might also try to get some seed from the big zac tomato from jeannine and I've loved the sweet bite peppers so will save some of them to. Also a lovely long chilli called fire flame. Fingers crossed! X sunloving

All sounds good, although Big Zac might not be stable, although it should give good results. Plus you might want to check if Sweetbite peppers and Fire Flame are F1's?
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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2017, 07:34:43 »
For starters I've got my eye on saving some chilli seeds, likely from one of the mild/non heat types; Aji Delight (Capsicum baccatum),
Havana Gold (Capsicum baccatum) or Trinidad Perfume (capsicum chinense). Also if they do well a rocoto variety.

I'm aiming to try and save some Sweet Petite cherry tomatoes, another lovely variety from Gourmet Genetics  :happy7: I'll also try for one or more of Wild Boar Farms varieties this year.

Plus lots of other ideas, :blob7: just have to see what does well  :happy7:
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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #29 on: June 10, 2017, 20:07:55 »
I did post earlier but I can't see myself on the list, please could you add me in. Still no idea what I am saving though.

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2017, 05:43:56 »
I did post earlier but I can't see myself on the list, please could you add me in. Still no idea what I am saving though.

Whoops, I've amended the taking part list  :angel11:

Even better fourteen in the group  :sunny:

No worries, just it is always nice getting an idea from people of how their season is going and what might be candidates for the circle at the end  :toothy10:
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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2017, 08:41:13 »
Is it too late for me to join again?

I have been looking in, but dithering, as like Galina I will be moving, but unlikely before the autumn now.  Also I have a lot of interesting biennials and thought not much in the way of annuals.  However, as things pan out I have some interesting early tomatoes, a French bean and lettuce which are rather lovely and haven't yet been in circulation.

Considering we seem to get a couple of people dropping out as we go through, could I squeeze in?

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2017, 12:42:43 »
It's not too late at all and plenty of room :wave: It's good to have you join in again and your possible for the Circle all sound great. I love early tomatoes and you can never have enough beans, is it a dwarf or climbing I wonder?  :toothy10:

Hope your move goes well.
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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #33 on: June 14, 2017, 10:57:38 »
Good, glad to be on board.

I'm prepared to say it's a tall French, but beyond that I'll not tempt fate by naming nothing.  Last year was a disaster in that way!


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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #34 on: June 23, 2017, 08:32:05 »
earlypea - I'm just growing your Red Swan DFBs this year. The flower colours are just stunning! Thanks so much for these. :)

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2017, 08:49:26 »
earlypea - I'm just growing your Red Swan DFBs this year. The flower colours are just stunning! Thanks so much for these. :)

Yes I agree.  Grew them last year, the flower colour was a real surprise.  I expected the red pod colour, but the flowers were a delightful bonus.  Unfortunately, with short plants and our vole population, I didn't end up with very many, beyond saving my own seeds.  But they are exquisite, thank you for the seeds Earlypea.  :wave:

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #36 on: June 24, 2017, 06:36:56 »
Totally agree Red Swan have a very pretty flower (as well as a gorgeous pod).
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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #37 on: July 05, 2017, 13:29:06 »
earlypea - I'm just growing your Red Swan DFBs this year. The flower colours are just stunning! Thanks so much for these. :)

Thanks for that.  As they were grown in the year of the aphid I barely noticed the flowers.  I spent hours scrubbing them off and was just relieved to have any kind of crop - must grow again and appreciate them more.

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2017, 10:50:56 »
A couple of questions for the regulars, have we had the yellow Slovenian French bean in the swap lately? This is doing well for me this year and saving potato seed, do they self pollinate or mix? I've grown some early irish spuds called mizen that have good seeds on them and was just wondering how true they might be?  So far so good x sunloving

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #39 on: July 09, 2017, 11:46:54 »
Hi Sunloving,  do include the seeds if the bean is doing well for you.  Even if people have them already, it is always good to get fresh seeds.

Potatoes are exempt from the rule of saving true to variety seeds, because it is not possible to save seeds that are exactly like the parent variety.  They are similar often, but not the same.  With normal seedsaving we can prevent crossing by special measures, with potatoes this is not possible.  Even if you isolate and handpollinate potato flowers, you will never get true breeding seeds.  Therefore please harvest any large, mature seedballs and tell us the 'mother' variety where they came from.  It is understood that the offspring will all be different.  If you scroll down to True Potato Seed here  http://seedsaverscircle.org/seed-circle/a4a-seed-saver-group-2015/  it tells you and the other participants what to expect from these seeds.  :wave:

 

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