One of the participants that I met, Amy Hill @MHenryMitchell, was inspired by the chat about tomatoes and has decided to do a Seed Swap. This is something new for me but if you've been following along you know I've been trying to find gardeners that would like to exchange seeds, not because I'm lacking in seed (although there is still a lot that I want), because I went a little overboard on buying seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and want to share them with others.
The only thing I ask, besides the seeds being viable, is that if you would like to exchange seeds that they come from pesticide free plants and are GMO free.
Here are the viable seeds I purchased this year from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds that I have for the seed swap.
- Basil - Emily
- Parsley Giant of Italy
- Summer Savory (Oh how I love this herb which was a favorite of mine in California but they don't seem to have here in Georgia)
- Tarragon, Russian (Became my new favorite herb here in Georgia)
- Balls Improved Orange - Calendula
- Petite Mix Marigold
- Lavender (Mmmm, I can practically smell it!)
- Yarrow, Cerise Queen
- Costoluto Genovese Tomato
- Pearly Pink which is a cherry tomato (cherry tomatoes are my favorite!)
- Black Prince Tomato (I didn't even know there were other colors of tomato besides green and red.)
- Black cherry tomato (oh I am looking forward to trying these dark beauties)
- Poblano peppers (no more having to wait until I go to a Mexican restaurant for this delightful pepper.)
- Melrose peppers (a reviewer stated they have a better flavor than bell peppers, can't wait to see for myself!)
- Honeydew Orangeflesh melon (can't wait to try this one, it's like a cross between a honeydew and a cantalope).
- Ground Cherry (I've never even heard of this before, it's like a cherry but grows similar to tomatoes. They are a mix of sweet and tart.
- Attila Strawberry (hardy and plentiful)
- Himalayan honesuckle or Chocalate Berry (I made a mistake in buying this as it is better for cooler zones than mine - up to zone 5.)
- Red Romaine (They always send a free packet of seeds with your order. I can't wait to try this!)
- Flat of Italy onion (I am finding I am drawn to much from Italy)
- Diamond Eggplant (seems similar to the regular eggplant but it had good reviews)
- Rat's tail Radish (Seriously, who knew that radishes could grow on a vine and look like a green bean?)
- Cantare Bean (a thin bush green bean that grows lots of delicious snap beans)
- Zucchini Golden Squash
Seeds I'm looking for (I know this is a lot but I decided to put everything that I want over time in order of importance):
What I'm hoping for:
- Edible flowers in particular Nasturtium, Shungiku Edible Chrysanthemum, & Sunflower
- Cucumbers - All types but in particular English Cucumber &
- Spaghetti squash
- Purple top white globe turnip
- Lemon basil
- Lime basil
- Laurentian Rutabaga
Dill Bouquet Spinach
- Lemon Balm
What I would like to get over time:
- Purple basil
- German Chamomile
- Melons (I have watermelon, older seed that is sprouting)
- Butternut squash
- Echinacea Purpurea
If you are interested in the seed swap, leave a comment below and head over to Amy's blog to see what others are offering.
Morgan Dragonwillow is a writing rebel, foodie, urban gardener, recovering perfectionist, poet & author that (mostly) doesn't let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. She is team leader at @StoryDam, creatrix of #OctPoWriMo You can find her writing and dancing into a wild and juicy life at morgandragonwillow.com. She lives in Marietta, Ga. with her loving and patient partner, their dog that thinks she's a princess, and the cat that reminds her that she isn't.You can also find her on Google+
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