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penedesenca

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Seed Saving Circle 2019
« on: January 21, 2019, 10:38:39 »
Yes folks here is the 2019 seed saving circle thread, jump in and shout if you wish to join.

For those who havenít joined in before some information to help you decide if you would like to join ;
The Seed Circle is open to all A4A members, itís great to have new people join too. 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 sharing some growing information and the all-important saved seeds with the group.

Each person decides what 2 or more crops they will grow and save seed from (although we do inc. tubers, bulbs and cuttings just make sure they are well wrapped so they don't dampen any seeds), saving enough seed for every other member to grow a crop the following year. The group could be up to 20 people.. Veggies will generally need to be heritage or open pollinated so that they will come true from seed, (potato seeds wonít come exactly true) if you include grown out hybrids please state this clearly.

I think most of us have found out, some vegetables are easier than others to grow from 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 gave the idea for the circles. Their site gives some great seed saving tips as well as being a great seed catalogue http://www.realseeds.co.uk/seedsavinginfo.html

For anyone interested in the previous years Seed Parcels and what we finally shared from 2017 onwards they can be found at https://seedsaverscircle.home.blog/
For anyone interested in the previous years Seed Parcels and what we finally shared from 2016 and oprevious they can be found at http://seedsaverscircle.org/seed-circle/

And some previous threads for the Circles;
Seed Circle 2018 https://www.allotments4all.co.uk/smf/index.php/topic,81651.0.html
Seed Circle 2017 https://www.allotments4all.co.uk/smf/index.php/topic,81010.0.html
Seed Circle 2016 https://www.allotments4all.co.uk/smf/index.php/topic,79990.0.html

Could a kind Mod please pin this?  :wave:
I don't have a seed addiction. I just have a lot of good intentions.

Seed Circle 2018 - https://www.allotments4all.co.uk/smf/index.php/topic,81651.0.html
New Seed Savers Site - https://seedsaverscircle.home.blog/
Old Seed Savers Site - http://seedsaverscircle.org/

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Seed Saving Circle 2019
« on: January 21, 2019, 10:38:39 »

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2019
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2019, 11:55:28 »
Hopefully :glasses9:



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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2019
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2019, 17:38:08 »
Hopefully too!

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2019
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2019, 19:52:33 »
Hopefully too!
Hopefully, me too  :wave:

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2019
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2019, 06:15:35 »
There's a lot of hopefullys. Think positive, think positive, think positive.   :sunny:

In for this year:

1. Penedesenca
2. Pumpkinlover
3. JanG
4. Plot 18
I don't have a seed addiction. I just have a lot of good intentions.

Seed Circle 2018 - https://www.allotments4all.co.uk/smf/index.php/topic,81651.0.html
New Seed Savers Site - https://seedsaverscircle.home.blog/
Old Seed Savers Site - http://seedsaverscircle.org/

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2019
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2019, 09:56:17 »
Almost certainly!

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2019
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2019, 11:19:55 »
Hopefully,


Its always a  challenge to  choose.   this circle gave new  idea .Plant  some  garlic bulbs  in spring ,  and  crimson  flowering BB . These are  my  staples.  :wave:

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2019
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2019, 14:52:06 »
The Hereford Seed Swap is next Saturday so.... If I can find interesting seeds , I'll be back!
Thank you penedesenca.

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2019
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2019, 16:07:32 »
count me in,always fun to do

penedesenca

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2019
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2019, 16:27:55 »
The Hereford Seed Swap is next Saturday so.... If I can find interesting seeds , I'll be back!
Thank you penedesenca.

You know you are on the list regardless of whether it is interesting  :tongue3:

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2. Pumpkinlover
3. JanG
4. Plot 18
5. Elfeda
6. Markfield Rover
7. Ruud
I don't have a seed addiction. I just have a lot of good intentions.

Seed Circle 2018 - https://www.allotments4all.co.uk/smf/index.php/topic,81651.0.html
New Seed Savers Site - https://seedsaverscircle.home.blog/
Old Seed Savers Site - http://seedsaverscircle.org/

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2019
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2019, 17:47:39 »
Thank you , if I can not do interesting I'll go for tasty !

penedesenca

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2019
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2019, 11:43:54 »
Just bumping. The more the merrier. Non off us bite (I think). Any worries just say - I am sure someone will help  :happy7:
I don't have a seed addiction. I just have a lot of good intentions.

Seed Circle 2018 - https://www.allotments4all.co.uk/smf/index.php/topic,81651.0.html
New Seed Savers Site - https://seedsaverscircle.home.blog/
Old Seed Savers Site - http://seedsaverscircle.org/

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2019
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2019, 08:23:07 »
The seed swap went well , I will put up a list of contenders next week!

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2019
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2019, 11:49:47 »
my Red Russian kale and Parsley which are growing well and will be into seed this year, any suggestions please,

ours is small site, I can walk around in 10 minutes to see any cross pollination possible. not even a weed allowed to seed in this site,so hardly see any biennial or annual veg flowers.

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2019
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2019, 18:30:18 »
Possible contenders are .... Tom's Bajaja , Maghrebi,Victory
                                         CFB ,William's Tiger,
                                         DFB, Vermont Cranberry
                                         Runner, Meesha.

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2019
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2019, 19:27:31 »
Count me in too. I'm growing one or two interesting things this year along with some old favourites but will firm up on the details later. :happy7:

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2019
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2019, 06:22:45 »
Possible contenders are .... Tom's Bajaja , Maghrebi,Victory
                                         CFB ,William's Tiger,
                                         DFB, Vermont Cranberry
                                         Runner, Meesha.

All sound fabulous. Fingers crossed for a good growing season   :sunny:

Count me in too. I'm growing one or two interesting things this year along with some old favourites but will firm up on the details later. :happy7:

Added. Welcome on in  :icon_cheers:

1. Penedesenca
2. Pumpkinlover
3. JanG
4. Plot 18
5. Elfeda
6. Markfield Rover
7. Ruud
8. Ed Dibbles
I don't have a seed addiction. I just have a lot of good intentions.

Seed Circle 2018 - https://www.allotments4all.co.uk/smf/index.php/topic,81651.0.html
New Seed Savers Site - https://seedsaverscircle.home.blog/
Old Seed Savers Site - http://seedsaverscircle.org/

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2019
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2019, 13:24:37 »
Hi! I've come over from the Growing Food Saving Seed forum (triffid) to hopefully participate in this year's circle.

I'm growing a bunch of different tomatoes this year - I hope they do well - and would love to pass around the seed.

Too many varieties to list but they include Brad Gates' beauties, some Dwarf Tomato Project and heritage types.

Also growing potatoes from TPS this year; if they set fruit I'll be offering TPS too.

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2019
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2019, 17:59:58 »
Welcome Vetivert   :wave:
This thread gets more active later usually, but I guess you will know some of the other posters. I had a rubbish year last year and stood down, fingers crossed.



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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2019
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2019, 21:59:43 »
Thanks pumpkinlover  :wave:

I hope you have a much better year, best of luck!

 

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