Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 Seed Swap

It's that time of year again... out with the old, in with the new. I have dozens of 2009 seed packets, some still sealed, that I am going to put together into a Seed Swap package.

Here's how it works. If you are the first person to sign up, you will receive the Seed Swap package directly from me. Look through the packets, see if you find something you like. If you've always wanted to try a variety, but didn't want a whole packet, this is a great opportunity to do so. Take what you want, add a little from your stash, and then mail it on to the next person. If you don't have any to add, don't worry. These seeds would have been thrown away, so if you plant them and make a small difference, it will be worth it. This is a great opportunity to try some gardening for the price of postage (from mailing on the package). Let's spice up our gardens with some variety AND increase our food independence!

Most of my seeds are certified-organic, heirloom varieties, but a couple of Burpee packets did sneak in there. All my packets are from 2009, so germination rates should be high. Try to limit seed dates to three years old or less.

Some examples of what I have in my seed package:
Peas
Turnips
Brussels Sprouts
Spinach
Mesclun Salad Mix
Romaine Lettuce
Heart of Gold Melons
Eggplants
Oregano
Cilantro

If you would like to participate in the Seed Swap '09 (and live in the continental US), email me at fiveacresenough at gmail dot com. If there is a lot of interest, I can try to make this a more formal thing to encourage new gardeners and not waste valuable seeds. I will mail out the packet on January 15th so try to sign up before then! Before we know it, it will be SPRING!!!

1 comment:

Ashleigh said...

Oh! Me! Me! Pick me!
Relatively recent reader of this blog, long time follower of the Brego Blog, first time commenter. This is a brilliant idea, I'd love to participate.