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nutcutlet

And don't forget to label the accurately at the time

fidgetbones

Otherwise you get scabious come up as antirrhinums!!!!!

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Clarington

Thanks for the reminder!

I'm hoping for some seed swaps this year. I have leftover seed from last year which is probably still good and will be collecting more fresh this summer/autumn. For vegetables there are a bunch of good videos on YouTube that are worth looking for.

I have been hoping to set up a seed swap scheme in my immediate community. Do people think September would be a good month to swap or is it better to wait til say February? If anyone has any experience of this I'd be grateful for any advice. Thanks

nutcutlet

 It depends who you're aiming at. For a hardy perennial and shrub grower like me September would be the time. But for a great many summer flowers February would be OK

thanks nutcutlet- are hardy perennial seeds preferably sown this Sept. inside and then plants placed in beds etc so that they are established plants ready for next years summer?

nutcutlet

A lot of hardy perennials do well sown fresh, ie as soon as they're ripe. Some need a winter chill so they're sown outside or in a cold GH or cold frame. Some can be saved and sown in spring

http://theseedsite.co.uk/

There's a lot of info on this site about what needs which treatment, though not all seeds are on there.

 

artjak

A while back I got some old fashioned wage packet envelopes; great for seed storage

Fishy65
How about those postpak thingys from the post office...with bubble wrap inside?

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Not good really with plastic Fishy.....best just paper

artjak

Definitely no plastic Gosh, I seem to have suddenly lost most of the icons above where I am typing! I can only do a polite smile, not my usual hysterical grin

artjak

Ah, it's back again

Fishy65
They look good envelopes nut. Ok using a normal paper envelope,inside would be the folded envelope that has the seeds currently in it.How about wrapping that envelope in tissue paper to cushion the seeds.You can probably guess I've never sent seeds through the post before :-P