Monday, September 8, 2014

Seed saving and seed swap

If you want to grow your own veges on the cheap, one of the easiest ways to save money is to save seeds.  I've written a few posts about seed saving and growing from seeds, see them here.

my seed collection

Seeds that I have to swap
  • Dill
  • Poor man's beans
  • Green beans (climbing) - "Blue Lake"
  • Yellow beans (bush) - "Cherokee Wax"
  • Cabbage
  • Spring Onions (see explanation here)
  • Leek
  • Bok Choi
  • Green peas - "Lacey Lady"
  • Parsley - flat leaf
  • Spaghetti squash
  • Calendula
  • Marigold
  • Winter Tarragon
  • Chilli
  • Arrowroot
  • Mizuna
  • Snake bean
  • Red mustard
  • Rosella
  • Mini capsicum
  • Tat soi
  • Broccoli
  • Lettuce (not sure what its called, like a cos type)
  • Silver beet (chard) - "heritage"
  • Coriander
  • Kale
  • Thai basil
  • Mystery pumpkin
  • Borage
  • Nasturtium 
pea seeds ready to harvest

Seeds that I 'need'
  • Rocket
  • Carrots
  • Turnips, swedes, radishes (advanced seed saving!)
  • Any herbs
  • Flowers
  • Broad beans
  • All other beans and peas
  • Surprise me!
If you'd like to swap, send me an email with the seeds you want (eight.acres.liz at gmail.com).  I might run out of some of them, but I'll try to send you what I can.

If you don't have any seeds to swap, start saving and send me something later, I don't mind sending some seeds to help you get started with your garden.  Or let me know what else you have to swap instead, last year someone offered me old copies of Grass Roots and Earth Garden!

I can only swap within Australia (and I can't send to Tas or WA), but if you are in another country and have something to swap, leave a comment to see who else is out there.  If you have a seed swap post to share, leave a comment too.

Let's start swapping!

3 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea Liz, I sent you an e-mail. Looking for silverbeet and tatsoi and can send rocket, cosmos and coleus.

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  2. I have some seeds to swap and there are some on your list that interest me so I will email you.

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  3. Thanks, and to the other people who have swapped, I have lots more seeds, so email me if you're interested!

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Thanks, I appreciate all your comments, suggestions and questions, but I don't always get time to reply right away. If you need me to reply personally to a question, please leave your email address in the comment or in your profile, or email me directly on eight.acres.liz at gmail.com

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