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22/12/2012 at 21:39
No. This is my first time. I was going to do a stall kinda thing last year and a plant swap to raise money for perenial but moved house. I am always left with so many seeds and there are only so many you can scatter sow in the wild before you think...someone else might be able to use these lol. Im really pleased at the outcome of this thread
22/12/2012 at 21:43
Verdun...are you from Fife then? Just when you say nice folk here?
22/12/2012 at 23:01
No. This is my first time. I was going to do a stall kinda thing last year and a plant swap to raise money for perenial but moved house. I am always left with so many seeds and there are only so many you can scatter sow in the wild before you think...someone else might be able to use these lol. Im really pleased at the outcome of this thread
22/12/2012 at 23:54
Sam, no I'm from gods own country.....Cornwall. I meant nice people on the forum,generally.
22/12/2012 at 23:58
Ahhh lol. Picked you up wrong. Sorry.
23/12/2012 at 00:07
But......we are both celts
23/12/2012 at 00:10
Always a pleasure to meet a fellow celt.
23/12/2012 at 08:10

I  am a member of garden friends moderator rosie who do a seed swap every year i have loads as well what if they are out of date will they still grow as i am not lucky with seeds

23/12/2012 at 08:40

Some seeds last for years, others have a short life. Always worth sowing them, you may be lucky. Also worth trying some of the hardy ones outside now as some of them need a chill to break dormancy.

23/12/2012 at 09:07

Thank you nutcutlet  i have plenty i dont need and i will try the others 

23/12/2012 at 11:26

You could always try a test sowing in some small pots

23/12/2012 at 11:45

Santa cruise

I tried them in pots last year but they dont seem to grow in my greenhouse as they dry out so quick  i  sowed  them in trays in the garden that never worked  then i was going to throw the lot onto the border but with  other problems i never got round to it i have some lovely hollyhocks i bought online so i must try and grow those 

23/12/2012 at 17:33

Hello joyce

I have seeds that sometimes are out of date - but as long as they are keept dry they should be ok.

I keep mine in old candy floss pots ( plastic sealed pots)

Where do you seed swap?

Have you got any seeds you want to swap?

 

23/12/2012 at 19:09

Hi, Joyce.

You could try testing your seeds to see if they are still viable. When it's time to sow, sow a few on some damp kitchen paper, preferably in a small propagator, if not cover the container with cling film and pop them in a dark cupboard, providing it's warm enough, if they start to sprout, they are viable. 

Good luck 

23/12/2012 at 21:47

I'm really enjoying the seed swop not done it before. I love sowing from seed and always buy too many seeds (especially when they are cheap) and always sow too many so always have a surplus of young plants. This year I've been collecting seeds of the plants in the garden as well.

This is a great to pass on surplus seeds/plants in exchange for something else

Anyone read the seed club advert in January's edition of GW?

 

 

 

23/12/2012 at 22:14
I have not had a chancecto get january edition yet so will see if i can getvone tomorrow. What is the seed club? We could start something like that here?
23/12/2012 at 22:45

Hi Sam, it looks as if it's been sponsered by Mr Fothegill's. From the advert it looks as if you can sign up for emails reminding you on when to sow to stuff, discounts on their seeds, info on how to sow seeds, but also a dedicated online Seed Club forum

http://www.gardenersworld.com/win/register-for-our-seed-club/108.htmlt

It was the seed sowing forum that interested me

 

23/12/2012 at 22:48

link doesn't work- maybe http://www.gardenersworld.com/seed-club

 

23/12/2012 at 23:34
Ahhh jackie frost...well, here we can do it for free lol. Much better hehe
24/12/2012 at 09:34

We'll probably get some more interesting plants through our system as well.

 

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