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If you haven't heard of skirret, it's a member of the carrot family with edible roots but it's perennial so you just dig around the plant and break off a root or two when you need it. It was popular in Europe in the Middle Ages. I got the seeds from the USDA to evaluate so all I ask in return for these plants is a report next fall about how they did in your garden and some basic info about your garden (soil moisture, sun/shade, zone, etc.) These are still pretty small (2 inch pots.)
The scented geraniums are of the following types: eucalyptus, nutmeg, lemon, strawberry, and mint beauty. I'm not sure how many of each I have but I will try to fill requests. They have been in the shadehouse all summer and somewhat crowded so they are a bit leggy but they all tolerate pruning quite well and grow readily from the cuttings. (which is why I have so many extras.)
One thing I am particularly looking for in trade is Salvia dorisiana (fruit scented sage.) I had one for years and grew many cuttings from it but this summer both of my plants died rapidly and the cuttings I took from them didn't make it either. I think our water has high salt levels this year due to the drought and it's been hard on my plants.