Interest Thread: Herb Seeds Swap

Holly Springs, NC(Zone 7b)

NEW SIGNUPS FOR THIS SWAP ARE NOW CLOSED

I know that seed packets generally have far more seeds than I'd like, so being able to swap some of those out for other varieties would be fun!

General Idea:
A. Everyone lists the herb seeds that they have available for trade and how many 'shares' they have. For herbs, let's call 6 seeds a 'share'.
B. Anyone who sees a share available that they want would D-mail the owner and ask to reserve the share. The owner updates their list so that their available shares are always up-to-date.
C. At the close of the swap, all seeds are sent to me, by March 15th, along with 5 stamps to cover return postage. This way everyone only pays postage once, each direction, rather than for every individual swap.
D. I will package all of the seeds to be sent to each trader.
E. Sorry, only herb seeds for this swap!

Since we are in prime seed sowing season, the swap will run from March 15-April 1.

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Blue Ridge Mtns, VA(Zone 7a)

Lanakila, I'd love to participate and have listed below the Herb seeds in my stash. Give me a few days to update how many trades of each are available and will also check to see if there are others to add. Some like the Amaranths are very limited, plus I'm committed to a couple of different trades that will need to go out first.

Thank you for putting this together!


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HAVES

Agastache 'Golden Jubilee'
Agastache 'Blue Fortune' and 'Blue Licorice' are mixed
Agretti
Amaranthus 'Velvet Curtain'
Amaranthus Bicolor 'Molten Fire'
Amaranthus 'Joseph's Coat' (Yellow)
Amaranthus, a mix of Green and Red that look like long dreadlocks
Amaranthus Tricolor Splendens 'Perfecta'
Apple Mint, Woolly Mint -- Mentha suaveolens
Basil ‘Amethyst Improved’ -- Ocimum basilicum
Beefsteak Plant, Purple Perilla -- Perilla frutescens
Bloody Dock, Red-veined Dock, Bloodwort -- Rumex sanguineus
Borage -- Borago officinalis
Catnip -- Nepeta cataria
Common Fennel, Bronze Fennel -- Foeniculum vulgare
Creeping Thyme – Thymus serpyllum
Dill -- Anethum graveolens
Echinacea paradoxa
English Thyme, Common Thyme -- Thymus vulgaris
Fine Verde Basil -- Ocimum basilicum
Greek Oregano, Winter Marjoram -- Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum
Lemon Basil, Thai Basil, Ornamental Basil -- Ocimum
Nasturtium 'Empress of India' (I think)
Nepalese Black Cardamom, Nepal Cardamom, Indian Cardamom -- Amomum subulatum
Oregano, Wild Marjoram -- Origanum vulgare
Russian Tarragon, False Tarragon, Dragon Wormwood, Dragon Sagwort --
Artemisia dracunculoides
Salvia coccinea -- 'Bonfire' -- 'Coral Nymph' -- 'Lady in Red' -- 'Snow Nymph' -- 'Sylvestris'
Salvia entricillata
Salvia Hispanica
Salvia nubicola
Summer Savory -- Satureja hortensis
White Sesame – Sesamum indicum

Trade FOR flowerjunkie
Agastache 'Golden Jubilee'
Agastache 'Blue Fortune' and 'Blue Licorice'
Amaranthus Tricolor Splendens 'Perfecta'
Basil ‘Amethyst Improved’ -- Ocimum basilicum
Beefsteak Plant, Purple Perilla -- Perilla frutescens
Dill -- Anethum
Salvia coccinea'Coral Nymph'

Trade FOR midwestfarmwife
Any or all Agastache
Amaranthus Velvet Curtain
Amaranthus Molten Fire
Echinacea paradoxa
Fine Verde Basil
Ornamental Basil
Wild Marjoram
Artemesia bracunculoides
Any or all Salvias except Bonfire


Trade FOR risingcreek
Apple Mint
Borage
amaranthus- velvet curtain, molten fire
nasturtium- empress of india
nepalese black cardomon
salvia hispanica


Trade FOR Cville_Gardener
Bloody Dock
Russian Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculoides)
White Sesame
Salvia nubicola
Amaranthus 'Joseph's Coat' (Yellow)
Amaranthus -- mix of Green and Red 'dreadlocks'

Trade FOR Lanakila
Selection of Basils



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These are a few of my WANTS.....

Any Agastache, Hyssop, or Salvia not listed above
Basils not noted above
Black Sesame
Chervil
Lavender
Mints -- Any besides Apple
Mustard -- Black, Brown, Yellow and / or White
Pachouli
Parsley - any
Quinoa
Sage -- any
Thyme, other than creeping
Valerian
Verbena - any


Trade FROM flowerjunkie
Sage

Trade FROM risingcreek
Valerian




This message was edited Mar 17, 2013 10:54 PM

Cutlerville, MI

Hey everyone, I would love to join also I can list them in the morning:)

sun city, CA(Zone 9a)

count me in-

added 3-11:
echinacea-pink
echinacea-purple
echinacea-meadowbrite
echinacea-ruby giant
amaranthus- hopi red dye-2
amaranthus-love lies bleeding
amaranthus-yellow-1
amaranthus-green flowered-1 Cville_Gardener



peppermint- 3
taken-korean mint- 2 Cville_Gardener, FruitOfTheVine
taken-licorice basil-2 flowerjunkie, midwestfarmwife
burdock- 1
catnip- 3
chamomile- 2 (st johns german) Cville_Gardener
chickory- 2
black cohosh-1 Cville_Gardener
red valerian- 1 FruitOfTheVine
culver root- 1
taken---elcampane- 2 Cville_Gardener, FruitOfTheVine
lavender- 2 FruitOfTheVine
shiso- 2
horehound- 3 midwestfarmwife





will have more to add, still going through seeds





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Holly Springs, NC(Zone 7b)

HAVE:

3-Amaranth ‘Mardi Gras Parade’
1-Amaranth Joseph's Coat ‘Perfecta’
5-Catmint ‘Grandview’
2-Lavendula augustifolia

WANT:
Basil-anything, maybe mild-ish?

CLAIMED:
C'ville: both Amaranth
Midwestfarmwife: both Amaranth
Risingcreek: both Amaranth, Catmint



This message was edited Mar 11, 2013 2:44 PM

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

I'd like to participate. :)

HAVE:
Borage (organic) - 1
Chives - 2
Dill 'Bouquet' - 2
Dill 'Tetra' (aka 'Dukat') - 1
Basil 'Dark Opal Purple' (organic) - taken
Basil 'Purple Petra' - 1
Poppy 'Hungarian Blue Bread Seed Heirloom' - 1
Leek 'Blue Solaize' - 1
Leek 'Lyon 2' (aka 'Prizetaker') - 1
Shallot 'Zebrune' - taken
Sweet Annie (Artemisia annua) - 1
Tatsoi - 1
Hyssop officinalis - 2
Viola tricolor - 1
Clary Sage - 1
Salvia 'Bonfire' - 1
Shiso Perilla (geen and red mixed) - 2
Parsley 'Italian Flat Leaf' - 1
Chile 'Ancho' (aka 'Poblano') - 1
Culver's Root - 1
Amaranth 'Burgundy' - 1
Onion 'Ringmaster' - 2
Onion 'Yellow Utah' - 1
Onion 'Flat of Italy' (red) - taken
Bunching Onion 'Italian Red of Florence' - 1


For flowerjunkie:
Dill 'Tetra' (aka 'Dukat')
Basil 'Dark Opal Purple' (organic)
Basil 'Purple Petra'
Viola tricolor
Salvia 'Bonfire'
Parsley 'Italian Flat Leaf'
Chile 'Ancho' (aka 'Poblano')
Onion 'Yellow Utah'
Onion 'Flat of Italy'

For FOTV:
Shallot 'Zebrune'
Onion 'Flat of Italy'

For midwestfarmwife:
Basil, Dark Opal Purple
Hungarian Blue Breadseed Poppy
Sweet Annie Artemesia
Clary Sage
Culver's Root
Burgundy Amaranth

For risingcreek:
leek blue solaize
leek lyon 2
shallot zebrune
onion Italian red of florence
borage
tatsoi


This message was edited Mar 8, 2013 12:20 PM

Holly Springs, NC(Zone 7b)

A Clarksville Gardener?

Hot Springs, AR(Zone 7b)

Here's what I have

1 Cilantro
2 Echinacea White Swan (Added 3/6/13)
2 Origanum vulgare hirtum
2 Stevia
0 Sancho Panza Lavender
3 Coneflower
2 Lemon Basil
2 Sage (Broad Leaf Sage)

Trades

1 Broad Leaf Sage - fruitofthevine

1 Sancho Panza Lavender - risingcreek
1 Cilantro - risingcreek
1 Broad Leaf Sage - rising reek

1 Cilantro - Cville_Gardener
1 Origanum vulgare hirtum - Cville_Gardener
1 Stevia - Cville_Gardener
1 Lemon Basil - Cville_Gardener

1 Sancho Panza Lavender - midwestfarmwife



This message was edited Mar 11, 2013 12:12 PM

Blue Ridge Mtns, VA(Zone 7a)

As I set seed packs aside for trades, I'm placing them in individual business envelopes with each of your names on them who have requested or will request trades. Lanakila, thinking down the road that will make it easier for you when it comes time to distribute my trades. I'm also keeping a list of who gets what and whose sending what in my original post.

Thanks for the trades so far risingcreek and flowerjunkie.

Hiya Carole! It's great to see you again.

Holly Springs, NC(Zone 7b)

Thanks so much for setting such a great example Fruity!

Blue Ridge Mtns, VA(Zone 7a)

Just taking a queue from Susie's Seed Robins when we set aside individual envelopes. If we all place our trades in regular envelopes with the recipient's name on them, it'll really help you go through them quickly instead of having to sort through individual packs.

flowerjunkie, I forgot about Coneflowers and have Echinacea paradoxa seeds I'll add to my haves.

Forgot the pic...see next post.


This message was edited Mar 5, 2013 8:08 PM

Blue Ridge Mtns, VA(Zone 7a)

I had to start over with Coneflowers a couple of years ago when the Aster Yellows virus zapped mine.

Echinacea paradoxa I added last year is a native plant found in mid-Western states. It reminds me a bit like Rudbeckia hirta, Black-Eyed Susan.


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Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

Thanks, Sooze, it's very nice to see you too. :)

lanakila - yes, a Clarksville gardener. :D

So this swap is definitely a "go" then?



This message was edited Mar 6, 2013 4:07 AM

sun city, CA(Zone 9a)

besides the basic herbs that everyone knows, and looking at others lists, I have missed a few could list. did not know echinacea and amaranth could be listed. what else have I missed?

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

risingcreek -

I would like Black Cohosh, Korean Mint, Chamomile and Elecampane. :)

Holly Springs, NC(Zone 7b)

I have a 30-year history in Tuckassee, including graduating a Ft. Campbell Falcon and a Gov too!

Yes, this swap is a go! I'll edit the first box since I can't edit the thread title.

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

Well, I was born and raised in KY. Out on the West Coast for decades and now here in TN since '09. :) I'd like both of your Amaranths, please.

Sooze (FOTV, Fruity, Susan) -- I'd like your Bloody Dock, Russian Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculoides), White Sesame, and Salvia nubicola.

flowerjunkie -- I already replied to your Dmail with what I'd like. :)

Blue Ridge Mtns, VA(Zone 7a)

Caught up with the requests thus far.

Carole, I'd like to try your Shallot 'Zebrune' and one of your types of onion. Of the three you have listed, do you have a favorite or a preference? I like sweet.

A friend and I are splitting an order of Cippolini seedlings scheduled to arrive about mid-April, anxious to try them. Hoping to have seeds next year.

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

Fruit, the 'Flat of Italy' onion is a red cippolini type.

The 'Red of Florence' is a pretty bunching variety that is red instead of white. It's very mild and sweet. You can grow it fairly easily in a container if you don't want to plant it in the ground.

'Ringmaster' makes a large, mild white onion. In our climate it doesn't tend to get as large as it does further south. It is sweet and stores well.

'Yellow Utah' is a yellow onion (duh) that is mild and stores well. And low maintenance. It doesn't tend to get as large as the white "Ringmaster' (which is often used for fried onion rings).

Blue Ridge Mtns, VA(Zone 7a)

Thanks, Carole. Then let me try 'Flat of Italy' onion. The ones we have on order are white.

Jamestown, OH

I would like to join too and can update with specific herbs. The ones I can think of now that I have without looking:

Thai Basil - several trades if only 6 seeds are a share (flowerjunkie)
Forest Green Parsley and a couple of other kinds - several trades
Caraway - a few
Chervil - maybe 2 trades
Lemon Balm - few
Peppermint - few (flowerjunkie)
Dill - will check variety, several trades
Greek Oregano - several (flowerjunkie)
Chives - several
Sweet Basil - several (lanakila)
Catnip - several
Purple Coneflower - lots
True Lavender - several
Lavender Lady - several (flowerjunkie)
Salvia Bonfire - a few
Nasturtium Jewel Mix - several
Leek - think it's American Flag - several (Cville_Gardener)
Green Bunching Onion - several
Pansy, Trimardeaux Mix - didn't know pansies were considered 'herbs' (Cville_Gardener)
Elephant Garlic - few (risingcreek, Cville_Gardener)

I'll check my herb packs and see if I've left some out. Sending some D mails for requests.


This message was edited Mar 9, 2013 7:03 PM

Jamestown, OH

I would like to join too and can update with specific herbs. The ones I can think of now that I have without looking:

Thai Basil - several trades if only 6 seeds are a share
Forest Green Parsley and a couple of other kinds - several trades
Caraway - a few
Chervil - maybe 2 trades
Lemon Balm - few
Peppermint - few
Dill - will check variety, several trades
Greek Oregano - several
Chives - several
Sweet Basil - several
Catnip - several
Purple Coneflower - lots
True Lavender - several
Lavender Lady - several
Salvia Bonfire - a few
Nasturtium Jewel Mix - several
Leek - think it's American Flag - several
Green Bunching Onion - several
Pansy, Trimardeaux Mix - didn't know pansies were considered 'herbs'
Elephant Garlic - few
Cilantro

I'll check my herb packs and see if I've left some out. Sending some D mails for requests.

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

Welcome, midwestfarmwife! I'd love the elephant garlic and the American Flag leek, please. Oh, and the pansy.

Viola tricolor (Heartsease) has a long history of use in herbalism and the flowers of most pansies are edible.

You can see that I forget the rules fairly quickly and post my requests here, but I figure there aren't a lot of us and I tend to lose Dmails, emails and such. :-D

Jamestown, OH

Sorry my list came across twice.

Jamestown, OH

I dug around in my seed stash and found these to add to my list:

BASIL
Italian Large Leaf - a few trades
Cinnamon - couple of trades
Genovese - several
Dolce Vita - couple (risingcreek)

PARSLEY
Single Italian Plain-Leafed - several
Italian Dark Green Flat Leaf -several
Moss Curled - couple
Dark Moss Curled - couple

Curled Garden Cress, perennial - several (Cville_Gardener, Fruitofthevine)

The Oregano is True Greek (Origanum heracleoticum)
The Dill is Long Island Mammoth



This message was edited Mar 9, 2013 7:06 PM

Jamestown, OH

I mentioned to risingcreek that I had seen Horehound cough drop recipes online. You can see one at frugallysustainable.com. The recipe doesn't seem too complicated, but I don't have time to roll all those little cough drop balls. One recipe says to wait until it cools some and score it with a knife to break into pieces - sounds quicker. One recipe calls for Cream of Tartar, others don't. Also, the frugally sustainable site says they are slightly bitter. The ones Mom gave us when we were kids were not at all bitter. I imagine that the amount of honey can be adjusted to eliminate any bitter taste.


Blue Ridge Mtns, VA(Zone 7a)

Waving frantically for your Curled Garden Cress.

I love any kind of greens. Have any of you eaten Creasy Greens, also in the Cress family? One of my neighbors saves her little patch of creasy greens for me to pick, along with mustards and such.

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

Yes, please add me for the Cress as well, midwest. :)

Creasy greens -- yes! And poke salat/salad. Wild greens. Must be a Southern thang. I do also eat the wild dandelion greens along with the flowers and the common chickweed that takes over the yard in the winter. Delish. ^_^

Jamestown, OH

I haven't planted the Cress yet but plant to get it started in my new raised herb bed.
Here is my list to give so far. If I've missed anything, let me know.

flowerjunkie
Thai Basil
Peppermint
Greek Oregano
Lavender Lady

risingcreek
American Flag Leek
Dolce Vita Blend Basil
Trimardeaux Pansy
Elephant Garlic


Cville_Gardener
Elephant Garlic
American Flag Leek
Trimardeaux Pansy
Curled Cress

lanakila
Sweet Basil
Purple Coneflower
2 kinds of Parsely

Fruit of the Vine
Curled Cress




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This message was edited Mar 12, 2013 10:27 PM

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

Is this swap still closing on the 15th of this month?

Holly Springs, NC(Zone 7b)

Yep, closing on the 15th with seeds sent to me for distribution just as soon as possible after that.

Jamestown, OH

Forgot to mention that Dolce Vita Blend Basil contains an equal amount of Cinnamon, Genovese, Tall Lemon, Lime, Mammoth, and Purple Petra Basil.

sun city, CA(Zone 9a)

added some amaranths and echinacea today

Blue Ridge Mtns, VA(Zone 7a)

Everybody's envies are ready except risingcreek's newest ones today. I have misplaced the Amaranthus seeds but am determined to find them!
So much for trying to be organized.....

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

risingcreek -- could you please add the green amaranthus (is it amaranthus viridis?) to the seeds for me? Thank you! :)

I am so happy to see a swap for herbs! We may be small but we are mighty ... and it's a great start. Thanks for doing this swap, lanakila.

Blue Ridge Mtns, VA(Zone 7a)

Thinking back, some of the best groups I've been in were small. For many of the herbs I'm trying this year, my Earth box will come in handy, just outside the kitchen door.

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

What do you think of your Earthbox, Susan? I have been toying with the idea of trying one. I like things on wheels so I can move them easily as the sun changes its trajectory and that's what attracted me to them.

Blue Ridge Mtns, VA(Zone 7a)

It's great, Carole. Year before last somebody left it parked beside one of our dumpsters. It looked good as new after a light cleaning / sterilizing and doubt it was used for more than one season. Who does that kinda thing? What I really like is the watering tube that allows extra to settle to the bottom of the container under the screen. I tend to have a heavy hand watering containers anyway, especially during the heat of Summer.

Under other large planters that need to be wheeled around, I just use plant dollies any of the big box stores carry, preferably made of wood. The plastic ones haven't held up well under weight. Actually I've been toying with the idea of making my own dollies with scrap wood and casters. You're so innovative I'm sure a search how to make your own Earth box will yield results at a fraction of retail cost. The screen reminds me of the bottom of a flat with the sides removed.

Lanakila, since I'll be out of town Thursday through Sunday, I'm planning to mail the reserved seeds to you one day next week, probably Monday. We live so close the bubble envelope shouldn't take more than a couple of days to reach you. Also thought by waiting a few days would give our players or perhaps someone new the opportunity to go through my list and request more seeds.



sun city, CA(Zone 9a)

put mine in the mail today

Clarksville, TN(Zone 6b)

I'm mailing my seeds today.

Gee, Sooze, I wish people would leave things like that by my garbage can. :-D I have several self-watering planters and the plants I have in those always do better than the containers I have to water from the top all the time. I hadn't thought about putting them on rolling dollies. I hunt for gardening items at the Goodwill and have found a couple of dollies there cheap. I will be on the lookout for more. Thanks for jogging my brain.

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