Photo by Melody
Guess what time it is? It's time for the DG County Fair! Now in it's sixth year, enter your blue-ribbon photos or mouth-watering recipes for a chance to win a gift subscription! Click here here to get all the details, dates and entry rules.

Seed Trading: Split an order of Bok Choy & Asian Brassicas? Nov 2011

Communities > Forums > Seed Trading
bookmark
Forum: Seed TradingReplies: 8, Views: 99
Add to Bookmarks
-
AuthorContent

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

November 21, 2011
11:47 AM

Post #8900082

I'm planning an order to Tainong and/ or Kitazawa right now (Nov. 2011) ...
if someone is interested in something they have, let me know and maybe we can split a pak.
Your shipping cost would only be from me to you (like $2.75-$3), not $5-6 from Tainong.

http://www.tainongseeds.com/
http://www.kitazawaseed.com/

I was thinking about getting some of these, mostly from Tainong (but not all ten Bok Choy varieties!):

Spinach Mustard Japanese Komatsuna OP
"Oriental Spinach Hybrid" (? Spinacia oleracea??)
Special Green Petiole Ching Chang OP - Big, bright green body. Tolerates high heat.
Dark Green Gai Lan "Chinese Kale" OP
Late Season / cool weather Gai Lan

Bok Choy 'Dong Zhi' - cool areas. Big size with heavy bulb base
Baby Bok Choy 'Mei Qing Choi' (Sakata Seed) - green stem, compact, extra early, good bolt resistance.
Baby Bok Choy 'Ching Chang' #5001 - bright glossy green hourglass body
Baby Bok Choy / Shanghai Bok Choy ("Ching Chang Bai Chai") green stem

Dwarf Bok Choy white stem (Tainong)
Tall Bok Choy white slender petioles, 8-10" tall (Tainong)
Bok Choy 'Joi Choi' (Sakata Seed) F1 Hybrid large white stem, up to 18"
'Round Leaf San Tong Pac Choi' ("Taiwan Bok Choy") - large, oval light-green leaves flat white stems

Tainong says they give 1 teaspoon (~3 grams) in a $2 packet - and it is a big pkt.

I think Kitazawa has the next-best prices, 400-800 seeds for $3.50
and Hazzards for once is a little more expensive.


Corey

This message was edited Dec 19, 2011 7:20 PM

Thumbnail by RickCorey_WA
Click the image for an enlarged view.

summerkid
Rose Lodge, OR
(Zone 8b)

December 1, 2011
6:50 PM

Post #8913161

Rick, you still need a partner? I'd love to share with you & am not at all picky. So let me know ...

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

December 1, 2011
7:18 PM

Post #8913202

Well, I already placed the order and shared a bunch over in the Hog Wild swap. When that seed orgy dies down, I'm going to total up what I have extras of and offer them as small trades instead of a co-op buy.

But I'll remember this thread and either duplicate the information here or mark this thread "CLOSED" and/or add them to my DG Have list.

BTW, some of them will find their way into the New Bee Stash, which now has few or no Asian greens. You can always get things from the New Bee stash by trading or contributing.

(The few Asian herbs that I bought came in very small quantitites and got snapped up quickly.)

If you are going to order from any of these, I might be interested in adding to the order:

Tainonong Seeds
Kitazawa
Baker Creek heirlooms
Hazzards

I might go to this guy again soon for one thing I'm already out of:
http://www.ethaigrocer.ecrater.com.
Sandy Lao [mebegreat@gmail.com]



RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

December 19, 2011
6:25 PM

Post #8936235

Bluespiral reminded me you might still be itnerested. My Tainong & Hazzards orders already came.

But Kitazawa is backordered on on thing, so I could add to that order if you're interested.

And I might go to this guy again soon for one thing I'm already out of, water spinach:
http://www.ethaigrocer.ecrater.com.
Sandy Lao [mebegreat@gmail.com]
(Check him out, some of his seeds come direct from thailand, yet S&H was jnot bad!)

Bluespiral is going to order a big pak of Mustard 'Red Frills' from J. Hudson Seeds
http://www.jlhudsonseeds.net/

I plan to get small pkts of these from J Hudson via Bluespiral :

—Papaver atlanticum. PAPA-9. Packet: $2.50
'ATLAS POPPY'. Orange or scarlet 3" flowers; club-shaped pods. Hoary perennial to 2 feet, from a thick woody root. Mountains of Morocco, 6000 - 7000 feet. Rare.


—Ruellia humilis. RUEL-11. Packet: $2.50
'WILD PETUNIA'. Violet-blue 2" long petunia-like flowers in mid-summer.
Hardy perennial to 1 - 2 feet, with 3" leaves. E. U.S. Zone 4.
Good in dry rocky areas. Give 14 weeks cold or GA-3 to germinate in 1 - 2 weeks.


—Salvia forskaohlei. (d,v) SALV-27. Packet: $2.50
Violet-blue flowers with white lips. Hardy perennial to 40". Balkans.
Long-blooming and good for cutting. Sometimes dormant and needs GA-3.

NEW—Salvia roemeriana Hot Trumpets. (10) SALV-74H. $3.00
'CEDAR SAGE'. Bright scarlet inch-long flowers in 8" spikes in June to September. Rounded perennial to 1 foot. S.W. U.S. Zone 7. Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

If you see anything at Kitazawa or J Hudsons you wnat, or might split, let us know.

I also have multiple types of Bok Choy, 3 Gai Lan, 1-2 Tatsoi, some snow peas, and 1-2 Asian Herbs.
If we split some orders and mail things around between the three of us, we OUGHT to be able to save a little on S&H. And if not, it's an excuse to buy more seeds!

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

January 13, 2012
3:39 PM

Post #8966542

Summerkid, there's so little action on this thread I'm probably only fgoing to keep track on this other thread.

I updated the list of what I have available - I'll share small sample packets for postage. And I'm goping to try a packing method by First Class Letter. A cardboard/chipboard spacer with seed Ziplocks taped in the open center, inside a Santa Claus card.

Maybe plus 'hand-cancel only' or "non-machinable surcharge", but then I would have to standd in line.

So postage should be only 44, 64 or 84 cents instead of $1.71 + bubble mailer ($2 +).
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

January 13, 2012
8:04 PM

Post #8966801

Corey ~ Are you going to be ordering from J.L. Hudson? They have a lot of interesting seeds. I will have to look at this year's catalog.

I totally missed that sale at Summerhill. Did you order anything from them? I just put a lot in the shopping cart, but did not check it until the sale was over. Busy with other things, and also was under the weather with a "bug". I am sure I don't *need* any more seeds as I have not sown the seeds I already have. Still those 2 Salvia look mighty tempting...


Evelyn :-)

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

January 15, 2012
6:04 PM

Post #8969155

How are you feeling, if you don;t mind the question?

>> Corey ~ Are you going to be ordering from J.L. Hudson?

Yup, through Bluespiral. Already did, but they haven't arrive4d yet.
Let'sd see if I can find what I looked for ...


-------------------------------

—Papaver atlanticum. PAPA-9. Packet: $2.50
'ATLAS POPPY'. Orange or scarlet 3" flowers; club-shaped pods. Hoary perennial to 2 feet, from a thick woody root. Mountains of Morocco, 6000 - 7000 feet. Rare.

—Ruellia humilis. RUEL-11. Packet: $2.50
'WILD PETUNIA'. Violet-blue 2" long petunia-like flowers in mid-summer. Hardy perennial to 1 - 2 feet, with 3" leaves. E. U.S. Zone 4. Good in dry rocky areas. Give 14 weeks cold or GA-3 to germinate in 1 - 2 weeks.

—Salvia forskaohlei. (d,v) SALV-27. Packet: $2.50
Violet-blue flowers with white lips. Hardy perennial to 40". Balkans. Long-blooming and good for cutting. Sometimes dormant and needs GA-3.

NEW—Salvia roemeriana Hot Trumpets. (10) SALV-74H. $3.00
'CEDAR SAGE'. Bright scarlet inch-long flowers in 8" spikes in June to September. Rounded perennial to 1 foot. S.W. U.S. Zone 7. Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

=================================



>> I totally missed that sale at Summerhill.

As I recall, I looked but did not buy. That's one of many thingas the Hog Wild swap is gopod for. "Buy more seeds?!? Where would I PUT them!?!"
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

January 16, 2012
2:18 PM

Post #8970279

RickCorey_WA wrote:
How are you feeling, if you don;t mind the question?

NEW—Salvia roemeriana Hot Trumpets. (10) SALV-74H. $3.00
'CEDAR SAGE'. Bright scarlet inch-long flowers in 8" spikes in June to September. Rounded perennial to 1 foot. S.W. U.S. Zone 7. Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
=================================
As I recall, I looked but did not buy. That's one of many things the Hog Wild swap is good for. "Buy more seeds?!? Where would I PUT them!?!"



That Cedar Sage looks interesting. Still, I have to say, I do not need more seeds. I am in the process of sorting out what needs to be sown early, both indoors and outdoors. I am sorry to say that most of my seeds are of an age that would not be for trading, though I see that my 6yr-old sweet pea seeds are viable. I did sow them thickly, and now I will have to thin. I cannot believe they are coming up so early. It must be that warm, sunny weather that we have been having for Dec-Jan. That will soon come to an end as a front is finally moving in. It has been like springtime, but I sure hope the nearby orchards don't have all their fruit trees in bud now. I will have to check mine. The lilac looks like the buds are swelling somewhat.

Thank you for inquiring of my health. I am better. The third day for going for a walk. "Better late than never", though it was chilly out. The ground is frozen and the hoses are frozen. The winter veggies look great so far...A neighbor has shared some of his corn seeds with me. I am happy about that as we now have more sunshine in the veggie garden now that a pine tree has been felled. He said he usually has a 20' row of corn! I don't have that much room in my fenced area, so I will have considerably less. I will try to stagger the plantings so they do not all come up at once. I will have to inquire as to how early he sows his seed.

Well, happy seed-sorting! And I hope that you get around to sowing a bit of those seeds that you have saved for yourself.


Take care and Happy New Year!


Evelyn

RickCorey_WA

RickCorey_WA
Everett, WA
(Zone 8a)

January 16, 2012
5:23 PM

Post #8970529

Hi Evelyn. I forgot this was a forum and not Dmail.

Some of the perennials coming from JL Hudson say 'difficult germination, may need GA' but I guess not that one.

If I get it growing, I can send you a division.

Corey

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.


Other Seed Trading Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
My seeds Holly 7 Dec 7, 2010 4:21 AM
wanted orange coneflower SEEDLADY 22 Aug 31, 2007 5:28 AM
Have: Primula Elatior, Mesembryanthemum, Cuphea Ignea babalu 9 May 3, 2010 10:57 AM
looking for mimosa tree seeds (pods) jishro 53 Jan 20, 2011 5:03 PM
Another source for SASE seeds Terry 32 Jun 7, 2011 8:05 AM


We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America