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Urban seed Exchange

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by northernhord, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. northernhord

    northernhord Well-Known Member

    This may work, it may not, it may just slide into board oblivion.

    What spare seeds do you have?
    Which seeds would you like?
    Are you up for swapping and exchanging yer veg seed?
  2. seeformiles

    seeformiles Lost in the wood

    Don't really grow veg apart from in pots (garden is so clay based and water-logged it rots most stuff!) - and that's stuff like runner beans and courgettes. Have got some seeds somewhere which may interest you - chilacayotes - freaky S.American plant producing lots of football sized gourds in one season. Grew them v.successfully in Yorkshire - not good eating (bit like a bland melon crossed with a cucumber) but make great doorstops! Here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cucurbita_ficifolia

    One of my mate's gourds fell off a high shelf and cracked open so he should still have some seed if you fancy it?
  3. northernhord

    northernhord Well-Known Member

    Much appreciated fella, might give the gourds a miss though, I grew 'em two years ago and like you say not great to eat, shame really they produce healthy sized gourds:( :)
  4. zenie

    zenie >^^<

  5. toggle

    toggle on holiday to complete thesis

    I'm interested. I don't have a lot to exchange though. I'll check the cupboard later.
  6. seeformiles

    seeformiles Lost in the wood

    I'll make enquiries and, if I my mate still has some seeds, I'll PM interested parties for postage details!
  7. seeformiles

    seeformiles Lost in the wood


    We started growing them after reading a book about making musical instruments from gourds. Mine (when they dry out properly in about 5 years!) are destined to be a set of bongos and a mandolin - well that's the theory anyway! :)
  8. northernhord

    northernhord Well-Known Member

    That sounds cool, anything but having to eat them is a good thing:)
  9. mr steev

    mr steev unkempt clacker

    I've got a snake charmers pipe type thing that's made from a gourd :cool:

    I'm up for a bit of a seed swap. We're gonna get together over the weekend and see what we've got, so I'll get back to this thread in a few days
  10. zenie

    zenie >^^<

    I've got loads and don't mind just giving some away :cool:
  11. Herbsman.

    Herbsman. Hill climbing is ace

    Urghh gross :(
  12. northernhord

    northernhord Well-Known Member

    Dutty bwoy:D
  13. northernhord

    northernhord Well-Known Member

    Oi thread, dont be slipping down the boards as its just coming into seed swap season.
  14. _pH_

    _pH_ .

    I want to swap seeds but haz no garden so haz no seeds :( :(
  15. vipper

    vipper needs to get a life

    I haven't sorted any seeds out yet due to be a fat lazy slob but will do sometime soon and will be up for some swapping action.
  16. northernhord

    northernhord Well-Known Member

    I may well have some spare Moneymaker Tomato seeds at the end of Next week.
  17. zenie

    zenie >^^<

    There's a seedy Sunday in Dulwich tomorrow if anyone fancies it? :)
  18. baldrick

    baldrick ooooh timewarp

    i have loads.

    bought masses of seeds last year for the allotment, but we've moved and had to give it up cos i've got no time, basically.

    will have a proper look this weekend and decide which ones i can feasibly grow in pots and list the rest up.

    would ideally like to swop for some pretty flower seeds if that's possible.

    will post again after the weekend.
  19. toggle

    toggle on holiday to complete thesis

    flowers i can probably do you. I got given loads a year or so ago and have very little inclination to do anyhting with them.
  20. baldrick

    baldrick ooooh timewarp

    Seeds to give away:

    peas, cauli (two sorts an all-rounder and a winter one iirc), leeks, squash, courgettes, basil. possibly runner beans if i can find what i've done with them.
  21. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    I've made this a sticky.
  22. northernhord

    northernhord Well-Known Member

    ^cool

    Anyone want any Rainbow Chilli seeds, PM an address, they are lovely 'lil chilli's
  23. seeformiles

    seeformiles Lost in the wood

    I can vouch for that - half a dozen of the little buggers have popped up and are doing well! :)
  24. Cressi

    Cressi Pining for mustard

    Im up for a seed swap I over ordered seeds again...from Kings seeds coz thats what our allotment shed orders at low costs but Ive got far too many for my little plot + when I read them they say they should be used this year or by next year. It would be a shame to waste them. I could post them.
  25. Cressi

    Cressi Pining for mustard

    just joined a local seed exchange so wont be able to post any
  26. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    I've got some calabrese seeds (normal broccoli ;) :D)- no garden/plot to really grow them.
    Also got some radish seeds (scarlet globe) - don't like radish, so no idea where I've picked these up.

    Would quite like some sprouting broccoli seeds, but happy to just give mine away too :)
  27. crustychick

    crustychick doo-woop-de-doo

    Ooooh, I'm in - I've got some cauli and some romanesco spare I think... also some basil and some thai basil...
  28. Biddlybee

    Biddlybee making knots with sticks

    I bought some sprouting broccoli seeds today, so don't need any - still got those others to give away though :)
  29. eme

    eme turn a frown upside down!

    innit; got some allotment-optimist seeds to get shot of too :)

    Veg
    -sweetcorn minipop
    -bunchin onion ishikura
    -basil sweet genovese
    -red cabbage kalibos
    -borage
    -gourds, mixed
    -aubergine moneymaker
    -lettuce lollo rosso
    -tomato
    -beetroot choggia
    -broad bean sutton

    flowers
    -forget-me-not
    -hollyhocks nigra
    -aqualegia nora barlow

    Some packets are open as have used some of the seed, dates vary from '05 / 06/07 but figure they'll still be good no?

    If poss, if people want them can they take all the veg, all the flowers or everything all together? Saves on postage :)

    Don't need anything in return; still have a shoebox of seeds to sow!

    edited to remove pea and beans as just got all inspired reading about how I can grow them, even in a titchy space, so am going to give it a go... :)
  30. baldrick

    baldrick ooooh timewarp

    lol @ this thread full of overly optimistic gardeners.

    I might give my stuff to my bf's sis as no one here needs them :D

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