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:
Mesclun Salad Mix
Heart of Gold Melons
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!!!