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ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

December 10, 2005
7:41 AM

Post #1916880

THIS THREAD IS LOADING VERY SLOW...
PLEASE BE PATIENT...WE ARE ALMOST DONE.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

THIS ROUND-ROBIN IS CLOSED to NEW PARTICIPANTS

Welcome to the 'Tomato Seed' Round-Robin's!

These Round-Robin's are for:
Tomato Seed Exchanging and Trading Only.

I Will Start the Round-Robin Packages with '100 Different Varieties of Tomato Seed'!

For Every Packet You Take Out to Plant...You Need to Replace it with 1(One) of Your Own Varieties.
Please...Do Not Duplicate Tomato Seed Packets for Replacements for Trading Tomato Seeds. You Can Put in as Many Varieties as You Would Like but...Only 1 Packet of Each Variety for Trading.
(Extra Seed Packets Can be Added to the Packet if You Wish...for Others on Down the Round-Robin's Route to Enjoy)

Here is the Information to be Placed on Each *Seed Packet
(Each *Seed Packet is to Contain at Least 15 Seeds)

1- "Name/Variety" of Tomato.
2- Indeterminate or Determinate or Semi-Determinate.
3- Description of Fruit. (Color-Fruit/Plant Size-Shape-Taste)
4- Heirloom-Hybrid.
5- Personally Saved or Store Bought.
6- Year Collected or Obtained
(Please Do Not Put in the Round-Robin...Tomato Seeds that You DO NOT Know What the Tomato is or...If the Tomato Seed Packet was Given/Received by You in a Trade. This Round-Robin is for Personally Processed/Saved and Purchased Tomato Seed Only!)
*Seed Packets Must Have the Traders 'Screen Name' Printed on Every Packet Traded...Even Store Bought.

The Round-Robin on Arrival will Contain:
1- A Complete Sheet of Rules.
2- Self-Addressed Mailing Labels in Numerical Order of Delivery.
3- Inventory Sheets that I Would Like to Have Completed Before You Pass the Round-Robin onto the Next Participant.
5. Hopefully There Will be...Lots of Wonderful Tomato Seed Varieties for Each of You to Exchange and Try this Spring in a Large Ziploc Plastic Bag.

Here are the Rules...Please Follow.
1- Upon Receiving the Tomato Seed Round-Robin...
Please Post to this Thread that the Round-Robin Has Arrived at Your Location.
2- The Round-Robin Needs to be Kept Only 3 Days or Less and Then Mailed on to the Next Participant.
(This is to Keep the Round-Robin Moving onto at Least 1(One) Person Each Week. The Round-Robin Will be Traveling from Warmer Zones(South) to Cooler Zones(North)...So Everyone Will be Able to Plant Their Seeds in Time. If I Need to Send Multiple Robins I Will.
3- Please Make Sure Your Seed Packets are Sealed so that there Will be No Tampering to Any Offered Tomato Seed Packets.
Do Not Remove Seeds from Any Seed Packet in this Round-Robin.
(If You Want to Try Any Individual Tomato Seed Packet...You Must Replace the Entire Seed Packet with Another of Your Own)

4- The Tomato Seed Round-Robin Can be Sent 'First Class', 'Parcel Post' or 'Priority Mail' but...
The Tomato Seed Round-Robin 'Is Required to Have' a Delivery Confirmation Added to the Posting of the Package. The Cost is 60-cents(Currently in the US).

5- When You Have Mailed the Round-Robin Package...Please Post the Date of Your Mailing Along with the Delivery Confirmation Number.

The Biggest and Most Important Rule is...
Just to Have Fun and Enjoy Looking Over All the Varieties that Will be Enclosed in the Package!

Have a Great Time Trading!

Please...Try to Have Packets Made and Ready Before the Round-Robin Arrives.

Your Host ,
Lelan.
(ZZTOPSOIL)
Oregon.

This message was edited Mar 30, 2006 11:16 AM
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

December 10, 2005
7:42 AM

Post #1916881

(5/3/2006)
ALL the Round-Robins are HOME...!
(Updated Wednesdayday(5/3) at 3:00pm-PST)

Saturday-(4/22)
ROUND-ROBIN #1...COMPLETED...!

Tomato Seed Round-Robin Flight Path #2

(Please... Have Your Tomato Seed Packets Ready...
When the Tomato Seed Round-Robin Arrives.
)

#1- 'aries44' (Flip) Florida
Received(2/9) and Forwarded(2/9) on to Carol.
Returned-Received(2/24) and Re-Mailed(2/25)
DC# 0305 2710 0000 5310 9121
"Thank You for Participating"!
#2- 'ctbig' (Carol) Florida
Received(2/28) and Mailed(3/1) on to Suzi.
DC# 0305 2710 0001 2001 2989
"Thank You for Participating"!
#3- 'BriarRose74' (Suzi) Pennsylvania
Received(3/6) and Mailed(3/8) on to Jean-Michel.
DC# 0305 1720 0000 2531 1026
"Thank You for Participating"!
#4- 'oldseed' (Jean-Michel) New York
Received(3/10) and Mailed(3/11) on to Robin.
DC# 0303 2460 0000 6320 6377
"Thank You for Participating"!
#5- 'NatureWalker' (Robin) New York
Received(3/13) and Mailed(3/20) on to Janice.
DC# 0304 3490 0001 5270 0233
"Thank You for Participating"!
#6- 'Sequee' (Janice) New York
Received(3/22) and Mailed(3/23) on to Danny.
DC# 0306 0320 0000 1537 0077
"Thank You for Participating"!
#7- 'HotPepperDan' (Danny) New Jersey
Received(3/25) and Mailed(3/30) on to Jill.
DC# 0305 2710 0000 1250 7791
"Thank You for Participating"!
#8- 'critterologist' (Jill) Maryland
Received(3/31) and Mailed(4/3) on to Sue.
DC# 0103 8555 7498 1676 5589
"Thank You for Participating"!
#9- 'chemocurl' (Sue) Indiana
Received(4/5) and Mailed(4/6) on to Diane.
DC# 0305 0830 0003 6584 2715
"Thank You for Participating"!
#10- 'makshi' (Diane) Indiana
Received(4/8) and Mailed(4/10) on to Angel.
DC# 0305 0830 0003 5680 8188
"Thank You for Participating"!
#11- 'arcangel' (Angel) Colorado
Received(4/12) and Mailed(4/20) on to Lelan.
DC# No Delivery Confirmation Added.
But it Arrived Safely Home..[wiping brow]
"Thank You for Participating"!

4/22)- "The PACKAGE Has ARRIVED HOME in OREGON"!
"THANK YOU EVERYONE for PARTICIPATING"!

Lelan.
___________________________________

Friday-(4/14)
ROUND-ROBIN #2...COMPLETED...!

Tomato Seed Round-Robin Flight Path #2

#1- 'jcangemi' (Janet) California
Received(2/10) and Mailed(2/13) on to Juli.
DC# 0305 0830 0000 4437 3332
"Thank You for Participating"!
#2- 'Juli64' (Juli) California
Received(2/15) and Mailed(2/21) on to Sheran.
DC# 0305 1720 0002 4856 2359
"Thank You for Participating"!
#3- 'Sheran' (Sheran) California
Received(2/23) and Mailed(2/28) on to Nadine.
DC# 0103 8555 7496 5103 8534
"Thank You for Participating"!
#4- 'Moodene' (Nadine) Texas
Received(3/4) and Mailed(3/10) on to Kimberly.
DC# 0305 2200 0001 7599 6355
"Thank You for Participating"!
#5- 'Kim_Johnson' (Kimberly) Tennessee
Received(3/13) and Mailed(3/14) on to Red.
DC# 0304 3490 0001 3873 7918
"Thank You for Participating"!
#6- 'Big_Red' (Red) Kentucky
Received(3/16) and Mailed(3/17) on to Gary.
DC# 0303 3430 0001 7867 7488
"Thank You for Participating"!
#7- 'VGMKY' (Gary) Kentucky
Received(3/18) and Mailed(3/22) on to Esther.
DC# 0305 1720 0000 1781 4306
"Thank You for Participating"!
#8- 'Esther_z6' (Esther) Ohio
Received(3/24) and Mailed(3/25) on to Missy.
DC# 0305 2710 0003 0961 3679
"Thank You for Participating"!
#9- 'mssy1267' (Missy) Ohio
Received(3/27) and Mailed(4/4) on to Jill.
DC# 0304 1560 0004 2379 3715
"Thank You for Participating"!
#10- 'momof2d' (Jill) Iowa
Received(4/6) and Mailed(4/7) on to Claire.
DC# 0305 2710 0001 2706 2147
"Thank You for Participating"!
#11- 'CMoxon' (Claire) Iowa
Received(4/9) and Mailed(4/12) on to Lelan.
DC# 0304 1560 0002 0821 5692
"Thank You for Participating"!

(4/14)- "The PACKAGE Has ARRIVED HOME in OREGON"!
"THANK YOU EVERYONE for PARTICIPATING"!

Lelan.
____________________________________

Wednesday-(5/3)
INTERNATIONAL ROUND-ROBIN #3...COMPLETED...!

~I~N~T~E~R~N~A~T~I~O~N~A~L~
Tomato Seed Round-Robin Flight Path #3

#1- 'zarcanat' (Nathalie) Canada
Received(2/20) and Mailed(2/21) on to Peter.
DC# 0000 0950 0009 7631
"Thank You for Participating"!
#2- 'tomatonut' (Peter) Canada
Received(2/23) and Mailed(2/27) on to Rhonda.
DC# 0100 4830 0006 2220
"Thank You for Participating"!
#3- 'Emaewest' (Rhonda) Canada
Received(2/27) and Mailed(2/28) on to Jeanne.
"Thank You for Participating"!
#4- 'Lixi' (Jeanne) Greece
Received(4/14) and Mailed(4/17) on to Maggi.
DC# RE717975425GR
"Thank You for Participating"!
#5- 'sorgina' (Maggi) Spain
Received(4/21) and Mailed(4/22) on to Pat.
DC# RR309090426 ES
"Thank You for Participating"!
#6- 'Patbarr' (Pat) Great Britian
Received(4/26) and Mailed(4/28) on to Lelan.
DC# RI 6916 3909 7GB
"Thank You for Participating"!

(5/3)- "The INTERNATIONAL ROBIN Has ARRIVED HOME in OREGON"!
"THANK YOU EVERYONE for PARTICIPATING"!

Lelan.

(5/3)"The PACKAGES are ALL HOME in OREGON"!
~~~~LOTS and LOTS of...HAPPY DANCING...!!!~~~~
"Thank You So Much Everybody for Participating"...!!!
_______________________________

This message was edited May 3, 2006 2:56 PM
sorgina
oiartzun-near san se
Spain
(Zone 8a)

December 10, 2005
8:56 AM

Post #1916887

Wow ZZ, I'd love to join in this round robin. Just one problem - I live across the Atlantic, so postage to me would be more expensive...
On the plus side, hopefully I could get some varieties of tomato here that aren't readily available there and include them in the swap.
Let me know what you think. It's a great idea for an RR.
Maggi xxxx
oldseed
Dexter, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 10, 2005
7:30 PM

Post #1917828

Count me in. Should be fun.
VGMKY
Louisville, KY

December 11, 2005
3:42 AM

Post #1918495

Lelan --ZZ,
Count me in on your southern route; I am looking forward to sharing seed with other folks here.
Gary/Louisville
Emaewest
Timberlea, NS
(Zone 6a)

December 11, 2005
12:56 PM

Post #1918684

Wonderful! I'd love to join.

We had started to plan a round robin in the tomato forum last spring, but it sort of fizzled out.

Thanks for starting this one, ZZTOPSOIL.

Rhonda
sheran
LA, So CAL (Northrid, CA
(Zone 10a)

December 11, 2005
4:00 PM

Post #1918905



" he's got seeds and he knows how to use em..."


zz count me in...



makshi
Noblesville, IN
(Zone 5a)

December 19, 2005
7:18 PM

Post #1931075

ZZ can I join?
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

December 19, 2005
7:20 PM

Post #1931077

Yes...
Send Me Your Information.
Name.
Address.
and E-Mail Address.


Juli64
Victorville, CA

December 21, 2005
3:28 PM

Post #1933936

I'd like to join.
-Juli
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

December 23, 2005
4:34 PM

Post #1936817



This message was edited Feb 27, 2006 10:49 PM
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

December 27, 2005
4:16 PM

Post #1941177



This message was edited Feb 27, 2006 10:51 PM
ctbig
pensacola, FL
(Zone 8a)

December 29, 2005
11:26 PM

Post #1944621

is it too late to join?
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

January 8, 2006
6:25 AM

Post #1961681



This message was edited Feb 27, 2006 10:52 PM
DrDoolotz
Oxford, NS
(Zone 5b)

January 10, 2006
8:59 PM

Post #1967383

I have a question. When we get the package and we pick some seed packets that we would like, we have to replace those packets with our own selections. What if the selections that we have intended to put into the package are already there? In other words, is it okay to put a second (or third...) packet of a seed variety that is already in the Round Robin, or does it have to be a completely new variety not represented in the package at the time we receive it? Obviously I would try to include new ones if I could, but it occurred to me that maybe all the ones I have to share would already be in the package.

ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

January 10, 2006
11:05 PM

Post #1967678

Hello CMoxon and All Participants-
Sorry I Didn't Make Myself More Clear on the Trading Part.

Quoting:For Every Packet You Take Out to Plant...You Need to Replace it with 1(One) of Your Own Varieties.
Please...Do Not Duplicate Tomato Seed Packets for Replacements for Trading Tomato Seeds. You Can Put in as Many Varieties as You Would Like but...Only 1 Packet of Each Variety for Trading.
(Extra Seed Packets Can be Added to the Packet if You Wish...for Others on Down the Round-Robin's Route to Enjoy)


So...If There is Already Seed Packets of the Variety of the Tomato in the Round-Robin Package that You Wanted to Add...You May Add Another(1ONLY...for Trading)...And You Can Add All the Additionals of a Variety that You Wish but...These 'Can Not' be Used as...Traded Seed Packets.
When the Package Arrives at Each Stop There Will be an 'Inventory Record' in an Envelope to Check Off the Ones You Have Taken and...the Ones You've Added to the Inventory that You are Putting in.
It Will be Pretty Easy to Understand When it Arrives...I Hope.

In Other Words...You are Trading 1(One) Seed Packet for Every 1(One) Seed Packet You Take Out of a Variety. And...Only 1(One) 'Specific Variety' Only Can Be Considered Traded in this Round-Robin.

(Now I Probably Have You Even More Confused)

Lelan.
(Just Got Home from School and...
Gotta Leave to Help at Our Local Food Bank Tonight)
I'll Check Back Later.


critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

January 11, 2006
6:18 AM

Post #1968594

I thought I understood, but now I might be confused, LOL... Hmmm, I think maybe I have it?

If there is one packet of Variety A and you want it, you must put in a packet of Variety B to replace it. If a packet of Variety B is already in the robin, you may not add it to swap out a variety you want, and you must instead put in a packet of a different variety. In this way, we are "trading" unique varieties in and out of the robin.

However, even if there is already a packet of Variety B in the robin, you can decide to be generous and put in an "extra" packet of Variety B for somebody else to use.

If you find more than one packet of a particular in the robin, that means that somebody put in an "extra" packet to share, and you may take it without necessarily replacing it with a variety that is unique in the robin.

Do I have it? Or are you permitting one duplicate packet to be added of any given variety in the regular trading aspect (not counting "extras") of this robin?

DrDoolotz
Oxford, NS
(Zone 5b)

January 11, 2006
3:00 PM

Post #1969106

Okay, so in other words again, if you want to take variety A and replace with Variety B, C, D, E or F, but there are already two packets of varieties B, C, D, E and F in the package, then you can't have variety A, and you just send on the package because you didn't have any new varieties available (that there weren't already 2 packets of) to put in the package to replace variety A. Unless you wanted to add some extra packets for others to enjoy. But you still can't have anything out of the package because you have nothing unique to add in.

Or maybe you run to the store really quick and see if you can find any packets of any variety not in the package!

Sorry if I'm being dense. This is my first round robin.
Big_Red
Bethelridge, KY
(Zone 6a)


January 11, 2006
3:58 PM

Post #1969253

Quoting:'So...If There is Already Seed Packets of the Variety of the Tomato in the Round-Robin Package that You Wanted to Add...You May Add Another(1ONLY...for Trading)...And You Can Add All the Additionals of a Variety that You Wish but...These 'Can Not' be Used as...Traded Seed Packets.


As I see it, if you take a package of Zogola and want to replace it with Rutgers, you may do so even though there is already a package of Rutgers included in the RR. You may also include another package of Rutgers if you wish, but this extra pack cannot be used to take out another variety such as Roma (or any other).

I think I have it right?
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

January 11, 2006
4:36 PM

Post #1969335

Big Red, that makes sense... So, you may use one packet of any variety (even one that is already in the box) to trade for another packet in the robin. If you have a variety to trade that is not already in the robin, then you may put in two packets of that variety to trade for two other packets of different varieties from the robin.

I think CMoxon's scenario is unlikely, because there are so many varieties of tomatoes out there. But if it came to that, you could add one more trade packet to the robin even if there were 2 packets of that variety already in there, so you wouldn't end up unable to trade. But this rules out adding 6 packets of 'Burpee's Big Boy' to trade for 6 packets of assorted other varieties and ensures that the robin will have lots of choices in it at every stop.

Lelan is probably right -- we'll get the box, read the instructions and think, well, that's easy enough!
DrDoolotz
Oxford, NS
(Zone 5b)

January 11, 2006
9:44 PM

Post #1970043

Thanks for the clarification. It sounds good to me. I thought my scenario might be unlikely, but then I thought by the time the box gets to me, maybe a lot of the more unique ones might have been picked out and replaced with some of the usual favourites we all talk about all the time, such that there were a large number of those varieties that "everybody has." I have ordered some unusual ones so I'm hoping not to have this problem, but I wanted to make sure I understood the rules completely.

Thank goodness I haven't got 6 packets of Burpee's Big Boy!
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

January 11, 2006
11:26 PM

Post #1970300

Yes...Red Has it Exactly!...Thank You.
This Enables Everyone to Participate.
And Don't Worry About Not Being Able to Get the Unusual Varieties.
That is Also the Reason for an Inventory Record.
You Can See Who Added What Seeds.

I am Going to Get These 3 Robins Out this Week or Bust Out Crying Tomato Juice.
I Have...and Will Never Have My Students Help in Processing So Many Seeds.
This Has Developed into a Really Big Nightmare!
And...Also a Lesson in Tomato Seed Processing.
NatureWalker
New York & Terrell, TX
(Zone 8b)

January 12, 2006
2:55 AM

Post #1970767

Good Grief Lelan; I hope they didn't mix all the seeds into one big pile... LOLz!

~* Robin
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

January 12, 2006
4:10 AM

Post #1970906

No...They're Smart Students...They Know Not to Do That but...
I Had a University Student/Teaching Aide Overseeing the Cleaning/Washing of the Seeds.

First They Dumped the Entire Content of Each Variety from a Coffee Cup that Had Been Left to Ferment into the Strainer...Not Taking the Top Molded Residue Out and Throwing it Away...then...
They Left All that Residue that was Left in the Strainer with the Seeds After Washing Them...and Dumped Each Variety with All the Residue Out on Each Paper Plate to Dry.
So Now Everyone Knows Why it's Been a Long Slow Drying Process.

Then Over the Weekend I Took Home to Help Dry Faster a Box Full of Seeds. I Had Stacked About 60 Paper Plates in a Box that Had Almost Dried with All the Residue Mixed in with the Seeds...and Guess What...Now We Have About 60 Varieties of Almost Completely Germinated Seeds On the Paper Plates. So We are Starting Some Varieties Earlier than Normal.
Emaewest
Timberlea, NS
(Zone 6a)

January 12, 2006
12:18 PM

Post #1971274

Lelan, you have my sympathy! No matter how clear you make your instructions, there's always someone who will mis-interpret them. (This I know very well, since I am the QUEEN of mis-interpretation. If there is more than one way to interpret something, I will choose the wrong way. It has something to do with my having both ADHD and DCD, lol!)

Good luck with your seeds!

Rhonda
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 15, 2006
9:29 PM

Post #1979148

In looking over your "travel" list, it looks like I somehow got dropped...
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 15, 2006
9:29 PM

Post #1979149

The DG-system seems a bit kablooy late...

This message was edited Jan 15, 2006 5:34 PM

This message was edited Jan 15, 2006 5:34 PM
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 15, 2006
9:32 PM

Post #1979162

...and again...

This message was edited Jan 15, 2006 5:35 PM
Emaewest
Timberlea, NS
(Zone 6a)

January 15, 2006
10:00 PM

Post #1979233

Sequee: I've been seeing messages in 3D all day! ; )

Big_Red
Bethelridge, KY
(Zone 6a)


January 24, 2006
11:36 PM

Post #1997988

What's happening? Did this swap ever get started????
jcangemi
Clovis, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 25, 2006
12:19 AM

Post #1998087

Still anxiously waiting. .no communication for awhile. I was first on the Flight Path 2 and have already started seeding some varieties, so hope it gets fly'n soon.

Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 25, 2006
12:22 AM

Post #1998093

Well, I noticed I got added back in, so I see that as a sign that we are still alive. Sure hope it gets going on time for us to get them planted. I am sooooo looking forward to some cool surprises - I have about 12 - 15 varieties set aside... Hoping I can find that many that I don't already have. (Gotta have 'em, gotta have 'em, gotta have 'em!)
aries44
Miami, FL
(Zone 10b)

January 25, 2006
12:49 AM

Post #1998169

It doesn't seem it's been started as I believe you are supposed to post that you received the package. Haven't seen any of those. I know I'm on the front end of a flight and I haven't heard anything.
Flip
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

January 27, 2006
8:40 PM

Post #2004476



This message was edited Feb 27, 2006 11:00 PM
aries44
Miami, FL
(Zone 10b)

January 27, 2006
8:47 PM

Post #2004491

I'm ready for them! Can't wait
Flip
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 27, 2006
9:32 PM

Post #2004575

Flip - Once again, I'm so jealous I could, I could, I could...???
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

January 27, 2006
9:41 PM

Post #2004590

ZZ, I can't even imagine getting 300 seed packets together at once. You are a PRINCE!

Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

January 27, 2006
9:42 PM

Post #2004593

Are you shakin' in yer boots crit??? I am so excited I can hardly see straight!!!
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

January 27, 2006
10:04 PM

Post #2004628

Sequee, I'm trying not to start actually quivering with anticipation until the robin is just a little closer, or it'll be a long wait, LOL. But I have to admit to giving a yell of excitement -- loud enough to quite startle the cat -- when ZZ posted that the robins were in flight!
jcangemi
Clovis, CA
(Zone 9a)

January 27, 2006
11:09 PM

Post #2004771

WoooHooooo!!!!

Hey flip, I guess you and I get first crack. . .don't know how that happened, but I'm dying with anticipation. I've got my seeds ready, so I can quickly send it 'fly'n' south to Victorville.

Janet 8-))) (who's near to feeling like a kid in a candy store. . .LOL)

Edited to add: Lelan. . .your rest is well-deserved. This ended up being quite an ordeal for you. Just saying 'thanks' doesn't seem enough, but anywho. . .THANKS!!!



This message was edited Jan 27, 2006 4:11 PM
aries44
Miami, FL
(Zone 10b)

January 28, 2006
12:04 AM

Post #2004891

janet, we're the first. Hooray. I was gettin' bored as I haven't been doing too much down here

I wonder if sequee and critter are in my circuit. Maybe I'll take all the good seeds and teave them the Oregon Springs of the package. hehe
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

January 28, 2006
12:25 AM

Post #2004937

HEY!! Yes, we are both in your circuit... don't you dare! The very thought of it!!

Just for that, I might not even let you know if there's been anything lovely added to the RR between its first and eighth stops!

edited to add... just kidding! I can't afford to get you mad at me, or you & T won't send any extra tomatoes home with Bluecat... and I've already got the bacon for our BLT celebration when she returns!

This message was edited Jan 27, 2006 8:27 PM
aries44
Miami, FL
(Zone 10b)

January 28, 2006
12:36 AM

Post #2004966

Well, I didn't know your neighbor was going to bring something back and share! How nice of her. I'm glad you're gonna get a bite of good tomato during the dead of winter. (I guess I'll leave a few good seeds for you in the RR...)
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 2, 2006
11:33 AM

Post #2016945

Ok, it's been 7 days - SOMEONE REPORT!

OMG - DID YA'LL HAVE HEART ATTACKS WHEN YOU OPENED THE BOXES???
aries44
Miami, FL
(Zone 10b)

February 2, 2006
12:28 PM

Post #2017007

Nothin's showed up in my mailbox
jcangemi
Clovis, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 2, 2006
2:38 PM

Post #2017238

Mine either :?(
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 2, 2006
3:41 PM

Post #2017393

Poo! Those of us dow the line are REALLY Jonesing...
chemocurl
Scottsburg, IN

February 3, 2006
4:04 AM

Post #2018998

I just went to usps.com and well, it appears the PO has no record of the Delivery Confirmation Numbers...

Surely they aren't lost already...

ZZ...do you think you had best let them know now, so they can start looking for them? I've always wondered where they would even start.

Sue...hoping they show up soon anyway
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

February 3, 2006
6:46 AM

Post #2019107



This message was edited Feb 27, 2006 11:03 PM
jcangemi
Clovis, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 3, 2006
6:59 AM

Post #2019111

Will do Lelan. . .what a shame. . .figured somethin was up, since you mailed them so long ago. I'll post if it arrives tomorrow and then I am out of town for the weekend. Won't know til I get home Sunday evening. Here's hoping for tomorrow!!
jcangemi
Clovis, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 3, 2006
11:27 PM

Post #2020560

Nothing today. Will check back in Sunday when I get home. 8~(
aries44
Miami, FL
(Zone 10b)

February 4, 2006
12:54 AM

Post #2020749

Nothing down thisaway either:-(
jcangemi
Clovis, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 7, 2006
2:10 AM

Post #2027539

Sat. and today's mail yielded nary a tomato seed. I'm really bummed. Where, oh where can they be??
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

February 7, 2006
8:07 PM

Post #2029073

To Everyone Participating.

I Returned Home Yesterday From My Trip and Received Some Good News in an E-Mail from the Salem, Oregon District/Regional Postal Center. The Packages Were on Record as Being Sent Back to the Main Corvallis Downtown Postal Station for Reasons of 'Not Having a 'Declaration of Contents' Posted on Package'. My Packages Could be Claimed at the 97330 Postal Station.

I Went to the Corvallis Main Station and...
Sure Enough the Packages were Now in the Postmaster's Office Ready Still Bundled and Ready to be Returned in 7 Days to Me.
I Had(for Ease of Carrying) Placed Rubber Bands Around All 3 Packages with the Canadian Mailer on Top Well...
Long Story Short. It was Explained that When Mail is Bundled it is All Sent to the Top Address. Postal Employees Figured All 3 Were Canadian Mail...And with No Declaration on a Package it was Returned to it's Mailing Origination...And Not Knowing it Came from OSU...It was Held in Corvallis(I Guess and Their Reasoning).

So...The Packages are on Their Way.
And I was With the Postmaster When He Scanned Them!...Yesterday Afternoon.
I Just Checked on the USPS Site...They are Finally in the System

This Has Been Just Too Much for Me Putting Out a Simple Tomato Seed Round-Robin...and...In Getting These Out and Mailed.
I Hope They Travel Fast...The Routes Once They Start Going Should be Quick.
(By Now I Should Know tho...These Will be My Famous Last Words)

Lelan.
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 7, 2006
8:24 PM

Post #2029097

Oh, we're on a roll now!!! (Let's just hope it's adownhill path!)

Take a break Lelan- you need/deserve it!
NatureWalker
New York & Terrell, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 8, 2006
12:26 AM

Post #2029601

Happy Happy, Joy Joy...!!!

~* Robin
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 8, 2006
12:29 AM

Post #2029605

Uh-oh - my boss has a colorul version of that song! But I do agree with the sentiment!
NatureWalker
New York & Terrell, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 8, 2006
1:22 AM

Post #2029707

Sequee,

check dmail.

I think I know the words to that version too... by a radio announcer...

~* Robin
chemocurl
Scottsburg, IN

February 8, 2006
1:29 PM

Post #2030523

What wonderful news!

Sue,,,waiting patiently with seed packets in hand
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

February 10, 2006
12:44 AM

Post #2033812



This message was edited Feb 27, 2006 10:57 PM
ctbig
pensacola, FL
(Zone 8a)

February 10, 2006
11:13 AM

Post #2034620

ok, im anxiously waiting. now do i send to suzi or back to flip?

carol
aries44
Miami, FL
(Zone 10b)

February 10, 2006
12:26 PM

Post #2034725

Carol, unless Lelan thinks otherwise, you may as well send them to suzi and leave me out. It's too late for me to actually use any of the seeds for this season and the other folks won't be delayed by me having a turn.

However, I would like to get the package at the end of the routing if that's possible - Lelan, can this be arranged?

Flip
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

February 10, 2006
12:49 PM

Post #2034760

Absolutely...Of Corse Flip!
I Will Arrange for the Robin to Finish at Your House in Florida!

And Yes Carol...Take Your Address Label Off From the List Inside...If it is Still there Inside of the Package...
and Add Suzi's(#3) to the Package and Mail it onto Suzi When You are Finished.
You Might Get it Today...If You're Lucky Carol.

(I Can't Beleive Florida's Mailing Beat Out California's!)
jcangemi
Clovis, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 10, 2006
1:26 PM

Post #2034815

Hoping it arrives today . . .I was really disappointed when it wasn't in my mailbox yesterday. 8-) Janet

ctbig
pensacola, FL
(Zone 8a)

February 10, 2006
11:42 PM

Post #2036161

waaah!
not here today. hopefully tomorrow.

carol
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 10, 2006
11:58 PM

Post #2036200

Lord willing and the creek don't rise...

How in the world did I end up #3?? I thought I was #8... yay!! ~ Suzi :)
jcangemi
Clovis, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 11, 2006
1:54 PM

Post #2037291

WOOOHOOOOO. .. .OK everyone. . .the party's started. Can you guess what's in this beautiful package I found in my mailbox last night??? You got it, a 'tomato red' robin, courtesy of 'the west coast tomato man', Lelan. (I'm not trying to make you'all jealous or anything. It's just that we've all been in anticipation for so long, it was killing us.)

Soooooo, let the fun begin now that it's landed and I promise to make haste and get it off to Juli in Victorville as soon as possible.

Thumbnail by jcangemi
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Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 11, 2006
4:05 PM

Post #2037583

WOW! ATLAST!!!! What fun for ya'll! Is anyone else drooling all over their keyboard?
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 11, 2006
4:38 PM

Post #2037638

Of course not!! That would ruin the keyboard... on the other hand, my leg seems to have been drooled on :)
zarcanat
Montreal, QC
(Zone 4b)

February 11, 2006
4:52 PM

Post #2037671

I am jealous of you american tomatoers! I just can't wait to have fun like you '-)
ctbig
pensacola, FL
(Zone 8a)

February 12, 2006
1:46 PM

Post #2039694

well, got home late last night and ran to the mailbox...
nothing there. lets hope for monday.


carol
Juli64
Victorville, CA

February 12, 2006
2:00 PM

Post #2039731

OH! Oh! Oh! Me! Me! Me! I haven't had time to be on here lately but thought I should check in and what a wonderful surprise I'm next! Woo Hoo! I'll get my tom packets ready!
-Juli
zarcanat
Montreal, QC
(Zone 4b)

February 12, 2006
5:58 PM

Post #2040412

This morning I went to a Seedy Sunday Fair, it was really hard for me to keep from buying tomato seeds. I suffered seeds bulimia, I had my vengeance on flower seeds LOL!
jcangemi
Clovis, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 13, 2006
5:50 AM

Post #2041719

juli64. . .just an update. It's Sunday evening. . .and the robin is ready to fly to you first thing in the morning. Whew. . .that was tough. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions. I made up a list and kept skewing it as I saw this one and that one. . .Anyway, you all are going to love it. . .Lelan you did a superb job. . .VERY CREATIVE!!!

I've said it before and I'll say it again: THANKS A BUNCH FROM ONE TOMATO FIEND TO ANOTHER!

(one definition of fiend: a person excessively devoted to a pursuit; I think that pretty well describes those hanging out in this thread. . .LOL)

jcangemi
Clovis, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 13, 2006
9:18 PM

Post #2042864

Mailed at 10:21AM Monday

Tomato Seed Round Robin #2
Is on it's Way to:
Julie-(juli64) in California

Delivery Confirmation Number is:
0305 0830 0000 4437 3332

8-)) Janet

ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

February 14, 2006
1:42 AM

Post #2043467



This message was edited Feb 27, 2006 11:08 PM
NatureWalker
New York & Terrell, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 14, 2006
1:55 AM

Post #2043496

uhgggggg! Maybe I should go outside and bang my head on the frozen soil for a while...
I may be able to forget I'm feening for home grone tomatoes. (error intended)

~* Robin
oldseed
Dexter, NY
(Zone 5a)

February 14, 2006
12:42 PM

Post #2044104

Edited to say that it will be an exciting day when the package does come.

This message was edited Feb 14, 2006 3:11 PM
Meighan
Vancouver
Canada
(Zone 8b)

February 15, 2006
5:00 PM

Post #2046561

Hi! Is it too late to join in on this? Thanks!

Meighan
ctbig
pensacola, FL
(Zone 8a)

February 15, 2006
9:06 PM

Post #2047060

i called the local post office to see what the problem was.
apparently the pkg was sent to palomino,fla instead of pensacola. dont know how far palomino is from here, i couldnt find it in my atlas. will let you all know when it finally gets here.
i think the guy actually meant pompano or maybe palmetto...

carol

This message was edited Feb 15, 2006 4:23 PM
ctbig
pensacola, FL
(Zone 8a)

February 15, 2006
9:30 PM

Post #2047123

ok...heres another update...

This is a post-only message. Please do not respond.

carol habig has requested that you receive the current Track & Confirm
information, as shown below.

Current Track & Confirm e-mail information provided by the U.S. Postal Service.

Label Number: 0304 0370 0001 2170 3070

Service Type: DELIVERY CONFIRMATION

Shipment Activity Location Date & Time
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Missent PALMETTO FL 34220 02/13/06 2:07pm

Forwarded PENSACOLA FL 32505 02/09/06 7:25am

Arrival at Unit PENSACOLA FL 32507 02/09/06 7:20am

Acceptance CORVALLIS OR 97333 02/06/06 4:43pm

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

USPS has not verified the validity of any email addresses submitted via its
online Track & Confirm tool.


For more information, or if you have additional questions on Track & Confirm
services and features, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
section of our Track & Confirm site at
http://www.usps.com/shipping/trackandconfirmfaqs.htm



oldseed
Dexter, NY
(Zone 5a)

February 15, 2006
10:29 PM

Post #2047233

Good thing we are not discussing heart transplants.
Kim_Johnson
Ardmore, AL
(Zone 7a)

February 16, 2006
12:42 PM

Post #2048382

On the positive side, at least it has delivery confirmation on it, so it can be tracked.

Kim
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

February 16, 2006
2:58 PM

Post #2048622

UPDATE...
Tomato Seed Round-Robin Flight Path #2


IT HAS ARRIVED!
02- Juli64
(Juli) Victorville, California
(2/13) DC# 0305 0830 0000 4437 3332
Your item was delivered at 1:54 pm
on February 15, 2006 in VICTORVILLE, CA 92392
jcangemi
Clovis, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 16, 2006
3:07 PM

Post #2048650

Good news lelan, was holding my breath after all the East Coast problems. ;>) Janet
Juli64
Victorville, CA

February 17, 2006
3:47 PM

Post #2051193

I got it! I got it! I will ship it back out tomorrow! Man oh Man! There are a lot of choices there. I know that there were a lot of different types of tom varieties but this is truly amazing!
Thank You Lelan!
-Juli
ctbig
pensacola, FL
(Zone 8a)

February 18, 2006
8:25 PM

Post #2054101

mail just came...no pkg
now the long wait until tuesday

carol
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 18, 2006
9:21 PM

Post #2054266

Bummer!
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2006
3:38 AM

Post #2054980

Boo Hoo!! Sniff! Sniff! ~ Suzi
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

February 19, 2006
8:35 AM

Post #2055220



This message was edited Feb 27, 2006 11:10 PM
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 19, 2006
4:14 PM

Post #2055792

Well, dern! Happy day, ya'll! Hope you have a terific day and en even better year!
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

February 19, 2006
8:47 PM

Post #2056406

Thanks! Maybe I should blow out my candle and make a wish that the tomato robins all fly safe & true!
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 19, 2006
11:36 PM

Post #2056779

ooh yea!! I second that wish!! ~ Happy birthday Jill! ~ Suzi :)
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

February 20, 2006
4:35 AM

Post #2057506

Don't Blow too Hard...
It Will be Back in Southern Florida Again.

On Tuesday I Make Another...
Memorable Trip to the Corvallis Postmaster!
I'll Either Find the Florida Package or...
I'll Have 'Cancelled' Across My Forehead.
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2006
1:09 PM

Post #2057808

OH NO!!! Don't get "cancelled" Lelan!! LOL While you are there, make sure they know what a pain it was for them to lose the package too!!!

Good Luck!!!!!! ~ Suzi :)
sorgina
oiartzun-near san se
Spain
(Zone 8a)

February 20, 2006
3:02 PM

Post #2058082

Lelan, Thankyou ! That's so sweet of you. I had a great day, despite horrible, gale-force winds and squalls of horizontal rain. Certainly not time to plant tomatoes here yet, so I'm waiting patiently (?) for the International RR to wend it's way over here. I just hope it has a better sense of direction than the other tomato RRs seem to have, or it'll never make it across the Atlantic!
Maggi xxxx
zarcanat
Montreal, QC
(Zone 4b)

February 20, 2006
7:54 PM

Post #2058773

INTERNATIONAL RR Arrived in Canada today!!!!

I have traded my packets and will send it soon to the next one on the list.

BE PREPARED TO HAVE FUN TOMATONUTTZ !!!!

Zarcanat
zarcanat
Montreal, QC
(Zone 4b)

February 20, 2006
8:11 PM

Post #2058817

Get excited!

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zarcanat
Montreal, QC
(Zone 4b)

February 20, 2006
8:11 PM

Post #2058819

Want more?!

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BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2006
8:20 PM

Post #2058834

I'm sure excitedl!! Glad it made it there safe and sound! Any news on the Flordia one ZZ? Here's hoping the best!! ~ Suzi :)
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2006
8:25 PM

Post #2058845

Today's a holiday - ZZ can't check it out again until tomorrow...we have to (try to) be patient! LOL!

That package is sure a sight for sore eyes, I must say!
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 20, 2006
10:14 PM

Post #2059044

DUH!!! Holiday = that is why I am off and knew there wasn't any mail. Sorry, patience obviously isn't my strong point, LOL and I guess my mind is on vacation, too bad I'm not!! ~ Suzi :)
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 20, 2006
10:34 PM

Post #2059081

LOL! I hear ya!
Juli64
Victorville, CA

February 22, 2006
12:14 AM

Post #2061633

I sent it on to Sheran in Northridge! Confirmation# 03051720000248562359 All I can say is WOW! I had to look up all those toms and now I have a permanent case of the drools going on here. So many choices! WOW! Thank you Lelan for doing such a tremendous job on putting this thing together! Once you guys see this thing you'll understand what I mean.
Thanks!
-Juli
zarcanat
Montreal, QC
(Zone 4b)

February 22, 2006
12:14 AM

Post #2061634

~I~N~T~E~R~N~A~T~I~O~N~A~L~
Tomato Seed Round-Robin Flight Path #3


Tracking # 0000 0950 0009 7631

Should get to PEI before the end of the week!

Have fun!!!
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

February 22, 2006
12:43 AM

Post #2061695

Oh My Goodness...
"Thank You" Juli and Nathalie!
You're Both Soooooo Efficient In...
Posting at the Same Time.
Thank You...Thank You...Thank You.

Now We're Starting to Get this Train a Movin...
If We Could Only Find the Caboose.

Now...If I Can Get the Word I Want to Hear Tomorrow(Wed)...From the Post Office Operator that I Talked to Today in Customer Complaints. I'm Working on it Everyone!
Once Robin #1 Leaves Florida it Will Move Very Fast!
So Everyone Cross...
Fingers...Toes and Yes...Even Eyes...Please.

ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

February 22, 2006
8:31 AM

Post #2062682

2/22(WED)-Received No Real News...I Received a Call From My Local Post Office...Seems that My Complaint Had Been Filed and Showed Up on Their Computer Screen This Morning at 6am(When I Got the Call) Because They Took My Phone Number and Linked it to Them. I Have No Idea Why They Brought My Local Post Office Into it Now. I Didn't Mail the Package from My Local Post Office. I Mailed Them All from the Corvallis Post Office...This Gets Stranger and Deeper as Time Goes By.

This message was edited Feb 22, 2006 6:00 PM
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2006
10:05 AM

Post #2062725

me too! me too! me too! I am getting soexcited! ~ Suzi :)
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

February 22, 2006
10:21 AM

Post #2062736

Still plenty of time to get them planted for this season! ~:-)
sheran
LA, So CAL (Northrid, CA
(Zone 10a)

February 22, 2006
1:29 PM

Post #2063009

dreamin of tomato here in los angeles...cant wait to get the BOX!!!
oldseed
Dexter, NY
(Zone 5a)

February 24, 2006
12:05 PM

Post #2067388

This just gets curiouser and curiouser.
sheran
LA, So CAL (Northrid, CA
(Zone 10a)

February 24, 2006
1:02 PM

Post #2067456

I see tomato seeds...

I see tomato seeds...

it arrived last nite will be back out late today!!!!!!!!!!

Hey Z cool idea with the book!!!!!!!!!!!
Juli64
Victorville, CA

February 24, 2006
2:11 PM

Post #2067555

I'm glad it got there safe. Boy Sheran, you're fast!
-Juli
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

February 24, 2006
2:40 PM

Post #2067637

~I~N~T~E~R~N~A~T~I~O~N~A~L~
Tomato Seed Round-Robin Flight Path #3


Peter is Having Trouble as We All Are Posting.
International Tomato Seed Round-Robin Arrived on:
Prince Edward Island...2/23!
He is Going to Try to Get it Off Today(FRI-2/24) to:
NOVA SCOTIA!...This is Getting Exciting!

Things are Starting to Move Now.

"Thanks Sheran for Posting and Juli.
and of Corse Peter for Letting Me Know Too.

Still Looking and Trying to Find the Florida Robin!
aries44
Miami, FL
(Zone 10b)

February 24, 2006
8:50 PM

Post #2068598

Gues who just received a bright red package stamped with "DELAY DUE TO INCORRECT ZIP CODE"?
Flip
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 24, 2006
9:01 PM

Post #2068635

Flip! Absolutely the BEST news I have heard all day!! I have been in such a funk all day and I think it took your news to make me smile!!! YAY!!! ~ Suzi :)
NatureWalker
New York & Terrell, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 24, 2006
9:02 PM

Post #2068639

What? It came back to you?

Hmmmmm... Very interesting!!

~* Robin

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BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 24, 2006
9:04 PM

Post #2068647

Robin, LOVE your picture!! ~ Suzi :)
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

February 24, 2006
9:25 PM

Post #2068705

Yes I Called this Morning at 6:30am and the Results Were that They Promised Me by the Forwarding Department(Which is in Pensacola, Florida) that the Package Would be Delivered Today and...
Sure Enough!...It Was!

Label/Receipt Number: 0304 0370 0001 2170 3070
Status: Delivered
Your item was delivered at 3:34 pm on February 24, 2006 in MIAMI, FL 33158.

But Why in Miami...!
Please...Flip Do Not Forward Again.
(It Will Take a Minimum of 15 Days Just to Get it Through the Forwarding System)
Wait til You Hear Back from Me Tonight.

I Had to Edit for This E-Mail I Just Received from the USPS
Track & Confirm e-mail update information provided by the U.S. Postal
Service.
Label Number: 0304 0370 0001 2170 3070
Service Type: DELIVERY CONFIRMATION
Shipment Activity Location
Date & Time
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Delivered MIAMI FL 33158
02/24/06 3:34pm
Notice Left MIAMI FL 33157
02/23/06 4:00pm
Missent PALMETTO FL 34220
02/13/06 2:07pm
Forwarded PENSACOLA FL 32505
02/09/06 7:25am
Arrival at Unit PENSACOLA FL 32507
02/09/06 7:20am
Acceptance CORVALLIS OR 97333
02/06/06 4:43pm


This message was edited Feb 24, 2006 3:20 PM
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 24, 2006
10:11 PM

Post #2068806

I vote you look now, re-wrap the pkg as new and mail it out tomorrow or Monday. Seems the Post Office is determined you get it, or else they will kidnap it and return it in 2 more weeks...

Just glad someone finally got it! ~ Suzi :)
aries44
Miami, FL
(Zone 10b)

February 24, 2006
10:37 PM

Post #2068863

Hi Lelan,

I guess I'm a wee bit confused.

I thought we'd corresponded (DM) to say since the pkg was delayed to go ahead and bypass me so the others would get it first and I would get last. (I thought for that to happen you must've changed the name/address, etc.)
Also, if you recall, you said there wasn't an address match when I initially gave you my city as Miami - my zip (33158) comes with The Village of Palmetto Bay.
Anyway, fyi, the package I received was still addressed to me (not ctbig) but with her Pensacola zip (32505-3527). It had the 2/6 mailout date from Corvallis.

But because it IS here, I'll look thru it tonite and go ahead and trade a few and get it out tomorrow. Do you want me to mail it to Carol? Thanks,

Flip

p.s. - this was a weird one!!
aries44
Miami, FL
(Zone 10b)

February 25, 2006
12:52 PM

Post #2070123

OK - Round Robin #1 is on the way to ctbig in Pensacola. The pkg was here for17 hours.

Priority Mail - Delivery Confirmation # 0305 2710 0000 5310 9121 Should be there either Monday or Tuesday.
Flip
NatureWalker
New York & Terrell, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 25, 2006
1:06 PM

Post #2070153

Yay...!!!

~* Robin
oldseed
Dexter, NY
(Zone 5a)

February 25, 2006
2:01 PM

Post #2070252

I think I feel my seeds sprouting. My seeds are ready, post office personel speak English and we are ready to boogie. Bring it on baby bring it on.
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 25, 2006
4:26 PM

Post #2070568

YAY!!! I'm soooo excited!!!!" ~ Suzi :)
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

February 25, 2006
6:03 PM

Post #2070772

Whooooosh! That was some fast turnaround, Flip -- Thanks! I've got my seeds ready and waiting, so I hope my turnaround will be quick also.
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

February 27, 2006
6:21 PM

Post #2075405

(I Received this E-Mail From Peter this Morning)

Hi Lelan

I mailed it at 1:34 this afternoon. Keeping it
longer let me pick more varieties than I first
intended. I chose 23 varieties and enjoyed
browsing the package.

Delivery Confirmation -
Tracking number:
0100 4830 0006 2220

Package status: 103 items plus 15 freebies now
(I added 10 freebies)


Peter

So...Rhonda in Nova Scotia, Canada...
It's Heading Your Way!
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

February 27, 2006
8:53 PM

Post #2075658

... and the anticipation builds!!

Are "freebie" extra packets going into their own baggie or something in the Robin to keep them separate from the official trade packets? I'd like people to feel free to help themselves to the extra packets that I add, whether or not they have more trade packets to add in return for the freebies.
Emaewest
Timberlea, NS
(Zone 6a)

February 27, 2006
10:17 PM

Post #2075827

Oh, boy, I'm so excited! ☺☺☺

Critter brings up a good point. Also, what about trading one's "extra" packets for someone else's "extras"?

Rhonda

This message was edited Feb 27, 2006 7:18 PM
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 27, 2006
10:49 PM

Post #2075898

This is my first RR and it is tom seeds - WOW! Thanks for letting me in on this! ~ Suzi :)
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

February 27, 2006
11:52 PM

Post #2076038

I'm Going to Let You All...
Wing-It on Freebees!
I'm Just Happy Things are Moving Along.

Remember there are Other People Who Follow...
So as All Tomato Seed 'Wanna-be...Enthusiasts' Would Say...
Please Don't be a Tomato Seed Hog and Share Those Freebees.

And Remember...
There is an Inventory Sheet Inside...
Needing Filled Out After Each Stop...so...
Everything Should Balance When...
It Arrives at the Next Stop.

***Just to Let Everyone Know...
I Will be Erasing Some of My Longer Posts
From Time to Time to Keep
this Thread Loading Faster.

This message was edited Mar 1, 2006 10:18 AM
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

February 28, 2006
5:28 AM

Post #2076681

Since I'm further down the list, I'd like to ask folks to please put extra "freebie" packets into a separate baggie or something within the robin... otherwise, by the time it gets to me, I may have a hard time telling which ones are the "official" trade packets & which are the extras!

And as nuts as we all are about tomatoes, I don't think anyone is going to hog too many "freebie" packets, LOL. I figure it's also fine to take just a few seeds from an "extra" packet, if you don't want to take more than you can use... and that's another reason to keep them separate from the regular trade packets.

I think Lelan's inventory list will keep us organized! With all the work he put into them, I'm sure glad all 3 robins are flying true again. Thanks, ZZ!!
sheran
LA, So CAL (Northrid, CA
(Zone 10a)

February 28, 2006
2:25 PM

Post #2077063

will post conf later when i get home... mailed on saturday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Emaewest
Timberlea, NS
(Zone 6a)

February 28, 2006
4:01 PM

Post #2077206

It's here! ☺

Whew! This is harder than I thought. I figured I would get it shipped off by the end of the day, but it may be tomorrow morning.

I'm glad to see that the varieties I choose to include were, for the most part, not already in the package.

I have to take a short break so I can get my bearings; my eyes are going buggy. ; )

This is even more fun than I imagined! ☺

Rhonda
Emaewest
Timberlea, NS
(Zone 6a)

February 28, 2006
5:47 PM

Post #2077375

OK--it's off to Greece!

I got through it quicker than expected, but my head is still reeling! ; )

I could not get a confirmation number for the next destination unless I paid $53 (I mis-read the info at the Canada Post site and thought I could get it on regular delivery--uh...no. Oops.) I'm really hoping it will get there in a week, but I know how tricky the postal service can be. I'm hoping this won't cause too much of a delay.

Lelan, I can't thank you enough! This has been a real treat. ☺

Rhonda
ctbig
pensacola, FL
(Zone 8a)

February 28, 2006
8:58 PM

Post #2077702

ITS FINALLY HERE!!!!!
will mail back out tomorrow afternoon.
so many tomatoes, so little time...

carol
Lixi
south-west Peloponne
Greece
(Zone 9a)

February 28, 2006
9:08 PM

Post #2077723

Whow, is it coming to me now..???
Iīve got bees in my tommy (or is it bumble-bees?) - feels like the first rendezvous!
My tomatoes are packed and labeled ... hope, I have something wich is not included already!!
By the way - is it allowed to add other then tomatoe seeds as an extra? I have lots of nice cucumbers including Luffa and (wich I hope is of interest) fresh Adenium obesum seed wich is germiating within two or three days...(just tried it myself). Maggy, you should tell me, if you like to get some!

53$ for a confirtmation number is really hard ... Iīll confirm it for less (promised!) the moment, I put my hand on it :)
But one week sounds really quick. Parcels and even letters from Germany to Greece like to take much longer, sometimes ... just got a postcard from Reno today: the stamp is from Feb.8th ...

Rhonda, wouldnīt you like to tell me a little bit about what is in and what you was trading *beingsocurious*.
Thats like Christmas and Birhtday the same day ... Hurra to Lelan!!!

Wish you "growing tomatoe dreams"!

Jeanne
Emaewest
Timberlea, NS
(Zone 6a)

February 28, 2006
9:45 PM

Post #2077793

Jeanne: There are so many different varieties in that package it will make your head spin! ☺ I can't really remember much of what was in there any more--I can barely remember the ones I took out. ☺ I think that the only duplicate that I put in was Yellow Brandywine; the others I added were Rutgers, Dr Carolyn, Rinaldo (2 packets), Paul Robeson and Green Sausage.

The lady at the post office couldn't really say how long it would be; she said it *could* get there in a week, but I think she was just being hopeful! ; )

Rhonda
sorgina
oiartzun-near san se
Spain
(Zone 8a)

March 1, 2006
8:16 AM

Post #2078799

Jeanne,
I don't know if we're meant to add non - tomato seeds, but I'd love some fresh Adenium obesum seeds. Thank you.
By the way, it's preferable to have butterflies in your tummy - bees might sting!
I hope the RR doesn't take too long to get to you - the butterflies are starting to flap in my tummy too!
Maggi xxxx
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 1, 2006
3:30 PM

Post #2079353

YAY!!! I'm next!!!! ~ Suzi :)
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

March 1, 2006
5:11 PM

Post #2079577

"Thank You's" to:
Rhonda...Carol(Twice)...and...Sheran...For Posting Updates.


This message was edited Mar 4, 2006 12:23 PM
ctbig
pensacola, FL
(Zone 8a)

March 1, 2006
7:48 PM

Post #2079841

ok, on its way to suzi.
dc# 0305 2710 0001 2001 2989

current inventory is 106. i took out 8 and added 14



carol

This message was edited Mar 4, 2006 6:57 AM
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 1, 2006
9:40 PM

Post #2080056

Label/Receipt Number: 0305-2710-0001-2001-2989
There is no record of this item.

Please say it is not on the computer just yet; or typo was made... please!!! ~ Suzi
ctbig
pensacola, FL
(Zone 8a)

March 1, 2006
10:05 PM

Post #2080092

no typo, it just needs time to get in the system.
i mailed it at 1:45 pm central time.

carol
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 1, 2006
10:11 PM

Post #2080113

Carol,
Did they give you an idea how long it would take to Pittsburgh area?
Thanks, Suzi :)
ctbig
pensacola, FL
(Zone 8a)

March 1, 2006
10:49 PM

Post #2080177

i sent it priority so it should be there fri or sat
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 1, 2006
10:54 PM

Post #2080188

Carol,
I was guessing Fri, Sat at latest too... so hopefully we are both right! Thanks! ~ Suzi :)
sheran
LA, So CAL (Northrid, CA
(Zone 10a)

March 2, 2006
2:37 PM

Post #2081291

Sorry it took me an xtra day to post this
should be to you nadine so keep your eyes open.

2/26/06 62609089 0103 8555 7496 5103 8534
Track & Confirm Credit Card Charged



SHERAN COHEN
10201 LINDLEY AVE
NORTHRIDGE, CA 91325-1057

NADINE MILBURN
TOMATO TRADE
PO BOX 542
DEVERS, TX 77538-0542

BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 3, 2006
10:29 PM

Post #2084603

Just letting you all know, it is not here yet... ~ Suzi :)
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

March 4, 2006
3:42 AM

Post #2085244

And here we were envisioning you rolling in seeds this weekend! JK! Actually, I'm pretty sure I'll know it when you get the package... even if I'm back in Frederick rather than here on the other side of Pittsburgh (visiting family this weekend), I figure I'll be able to hear your yell of excitement clear across the state line! :-)
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 4, 2006
5:16 PM

Post #2086183

Waiting for the tomato seed RR to show up... keep going out and checking my mailbox across the street. Despite the fact that I can usu hear the mail truck, I haven't, so obviously he must have come w/o me hearing!! Not yet though!

Is it just me or is tracking sys horrible? All the way up to this AM, it said no record. Now it says it was accepted:

Quoting:at 1:45 pm on March 01, 2006 in PENSACOLA, FL 32506. Information, if available, is updated every evening. Please check again later.


It was accepted days ago! I have the distict impression it will finally say it arrived here, after the next person already has it.

All right, I confess, I have only been accused of having patience a couple times, and they were wrong!!!! Just came back from checking the mailbox again, nope, still empty... boo hoo!! ~ Suzi
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

March 4, 2006
7:00 PM

Post #2086362

OK... Nadine the Robin Has Landed...Finally!

"Thank You" Suzi for the Not So Good News Update.
..I am So Sorry that the Robin Did Not Arrive.

This message was edited Mar 9, 2006 3:32 PM
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 4, 2006
7:16 PM

Post #2086390

Nope, not today! Mailman finally came! I went out and got a couple pieces of junk mail. Said, oh well, maybe Monday... About 5 min later, he came back and gave me a small package. I said, "Thanks, you sure made my day!" He leaves and I look down at it... for my daughter.

I couldn't believe my eyes! Read and re-read her name several times while she has her hand extended. It was a game for game cube that she had ordered. Was sad, dejected, etc. Had to feel better, so went over and looking at the tomato thread. Maybe Monday!! Thinking maybe next yr, I'm doubling my varities! Feel better now!! LOL

~ Suzi :)
NatureWalker
New York & Terrell, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 4, 2006
7:50 PM

Post #2086460

Ok Suzi,

Here's some 'Tomato Pornography' for you to dream with over the weekend!
http://mariseeds.com/2005catalog/gallery.html

"There are a large number of photos on this page therefore if you have a slow dial-up modem connection, it may take up to 10 minutes to load all the photos. Please be patient and enjoy the selections."

~* Robin
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 4, 2006
9:02 PM

Post #2086602

Robin,
Thanks for the photos! Some varities I hadn't seen before too, interesting!! Have you ordered from them before? Didn't see your comments in GW.

No, the teen talked me into DSL about yr and half ago, so got them quick. Was sort of like emergency tomato aid, LOL!

When I was on the tom forum, was reading from the top stickie... somehow hadn't really looked at it before. Got armed with lots of info and linked to many of the dif tom seed catalogs... Oh no, gonna overdose, LOL

Told my older DD that as crazy as she think I am getting this yr, thinking about doubling the varities next yr ~ and buying a tiller too!! ~ Suzi :)
oldseed
Dexter, NY
(Zone 5a)

March 4, 2006
9:04 PM

Post #2086608

Well, Suzi you need to get that package 'cause I'm after you!!

Monday is the magic day.
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 4, 2006
9:20 PM

Post #2086626

mariseeds is great! Nice selection, quick to fill the orders, 25 seeds per pack. I've ordered from them several times and have always been happy with their product.
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 4, 2006
9:26 PM

Post #2086632

Don't think I will be working OT on Monday, in fact, may have my DD check the mail and conveniently, have to go home, LOL!!! Hope you get it by Thursday!! ~ Suzi :)
ctbig
pensacola, FL
(Zone 8a)

March 4, 2006
11:01 PM

Post #2086837

hey suzi,
hang in there, it will be worth the wait. i added a real interesting selection that you might like.

carol
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 5, 2006
12:14 AM

Post #2087002

Hmmm what did you add??!! Part of me says don't tell, let it be a surprise... other part of me says no, no, tell me now!!

DD and I have counted the seed pkts to go in, and even alphabetized them. Can wait, but only since I have to! How many dif varities are in there now?

Something tells me that I will be doing just like when have the catalogs... yes this, no, trade that one for this one... etc... LOL Only way it will be easy is if already have that variety!

Here's to pleasant tomato dreams for all ~ Suzi :)
ctbig
pensacola, FL
(Zone 8a)

March 5, 2006
11:39 AM

Post #2087817

alll i can say, is that that there are at least 100 different selections to choose from.
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 5, 2006
2:28 PM

Post #2088190

I'm sure it will be a "real interesting selection" like you said. Sure it started that way, will change with each and every one of us and hopefully end up that way too!! Will let you know, hopefully tomorrow! ~ Suzi :)
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 6, 2006
8:59 PM

Post #2091411

Hi there All!! Well, can anyone guess what I got in the mail today?! If you don't hear from me in the next hour or so, it's cuz I am looking up some descriptions... Later, Suzi :)
NatureWalker
New York & Terrell, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 6, 2006
10:44 PM

Post #2091607

Sounds like you're O. D.'ng on tomato power juice there Suzi!

Have fun!

~* Robin
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2006
3:41 AM

Post #2092339

Hi there! Is anyone still up? ~ Suzi :)
NatureWalker
New York & Terrell, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 7, 2006
3:53 AM

Post #2092363

~Snicker!~

~* Robin
bluekat76
Ijamsville, MD
(Zone 6b)

March 7, 2006
4:00 AM

Post #2092367

Why Suzi? do you need to tell us about all your new tomato seeds???
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

March 7, 2006
4:09 AM

Post #2092379

ROTFL!

Yes, tell us! Tell us!

Bluekat was sterilizing seed starting mix when she called me earlier, and I'm getting ready to transplant some early tomato seedlings this week, so you know we've got a bad case of tomato fever going on here!
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 7, 2006
4:23 AM

Post #2092398

Critter - sent you a D-mail... ~ Suzi :)

BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2006
2:28 AM

Post #2094699

Hi there! It will make it into tomorrow's mail on the way to Oldseed. Sorry, but work got in the way tonight. ~ Suzi :)
oldseed
Dexter, NY
(Zone 5a)

March 8, 2006
9:33 AM

Post #2095083

Looking forward to the trade. Hope there is not 100 packets of Yellow Pear left after all that "D mailing". :^)



BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2006
11:50 AM

Post #2095236

Yellow Pear?? I think I remember seeing one of those in there. Did you want 100 of those? Maybe I can find some to put in for you... LOL

No - there are about 95 dif varities and 3 zips with freebies. Since it is my first RR I wanted to make sure that I was doing things correctly! Never did find a RR guide though. Had the RR Newbie Nellies... Thanks Jill and Robin for your assistance! ~ Suzi :)
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2006
12:20 PM

Post #2095306

Nice to see it on it's way! I'm sure you did fine! LOL! Our oldseed has a wicked sense of humor - I've had a rocky month or so, and would have been in a basket without his smirkitis!

Now BRING ON THOSE %#^% SEEDS!
HotPepperDan
Flanders, NJ
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2006
3:02 PM

Post #2095710

I have plenty of Yellow Pear, and whoever is after me, let me know some of your fav's, I'll be sure to put in all of them, or as many as I have. I'll be putting in about 8-10 Free-Bees, so I hope they get used this year or next, and let me know how those seeds did, germinated. It will help me narrow down my distributer to 1-2 places, I hope. Danny
oldseed
Dexter, NY
(Zone 5a)

March 8, 2006
7:37 PM

Post #2096294

Well of couse a little joke...ahem...

I hate Yellow Pear. Cute but tasteless. I collected enough seeds to last a long time, esp. since I don't intend to plant hem again, unless as something for children.

Maybe I'll put in a big freebie bag of them. LOL

But thanks for getting the trade under way again. It should be here in a day or two. I expect to have it out again in the next day's mail. My seeds are all ready to go!

Dear Mr. Postman...look and see...if there's a letter...a letter for me...

Maybe tomorrow.
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 8, 2006
8:06 PM

Post #2096375

Baggies of seeds on standby here, too! Must have them...must have them...

Uh, Jean - tomorrow??? LOL!
Lixi
south-west Peloponne
Greece
(Zone 9a)

March 8, 2006
8:10 PM

Post #2096386

Still waiting for the INTERNATIONAL RR:
The butterflies in my tummy are getting hugh bumble-bees by now (if they wernīt before)... so sad, but the seeds have not arrived yet ...
We had a holiday (kathari deftera = beginning of Lent) on Monday, so I hope, thats the reason why...
BUT: Do they know, how we are waiting???
@ Rhonda:
You made me much more curoious, than I was before ...grrrr!
@Maggi:
I got some seeds packed for you ...shall I send them just now?

Now Iīm biting my nails (or is it chewing?, Anyway, a bad habit!) and canīt wait the RR to reach me.
PLEASE, postmen, run!!!

Jeanne (scuffling her hair)
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2006
9:26 PM

Post #2096574

Like I said last night:
Quoting:Hi there! It will make it into tomorrow's mail on the way to Oldseed. Sorry, but work got in the way tonight.


Sorry if there was any misunderstanding! Post office closed about the same time I got to leave work last night. So, it went out today. Jim, my favorite postal worker who just loves the tomatoes I bring him, shipped it out. He said it should be there in 2 days.

DC# 0305 1720 0000 2531 1026

I put in 32 and took out 32 sep varities. Plus, put in 3 zips of freebie seeds, with a note: "Feel free to take a few for you, but please leave lots for the others in the RR." I hope that everyone has as much fun as I did.

Carol - took one of the 'pecuilar' ones you put in too, thanks!!

ZZ - You have got to have a huuuuuuge garden!!! Thanks for hosting this. Hopefully all the bugs are worked out and it will fly safely and quickly now!!!

~ Suzi :)
Big_Red
Bethelridge, KY
(Zone 6a)


March 8, 2006
10:14 PM

Post #2096710

What's happening with RR #2? Has Nadine recieved it yet?
oldseed
Dexter, NY
(Zone 5a)

March 9, 2006
12:51 AM

Post #2097112

not tomorrow? what?? How can this be? You did not overnight express them?

just kidding!!! 'Tomorrow' was just wishful thinking, (and reading your post too fast.)

In all those varieties there ought to be something I don't already have, (stop laughing Sequee) and I will add some free, non-trade-just-take seeds too just to make it more fun up the line.

But it gets here when it gets here, and I thank you Suzi for sending it off in good time.
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 9, 2006
1:07 AM

Post #2097171

You're welcome! Wanted to do it next day, but glad it went out today. Out of curiosity, how many trades you hoping for? And, are there any in particular that you're looking for? ~ Suzi :)
mssy1267
Eaton, OH
(Zone 6b)

March 9, 2006
7:08 PM

Post #2099172

Does anyone know where RR#2 is at?
Kim_Johnson
Ardmore, AL
(Zone 7a)

March 9, 2006
7:36 PM

Post #2099242

RR #2 is with Nadine in TX. Haven't seen a post yet about her sending it out.

Kim
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

March 9, 2006
11:02 PM

Post #2099738

Hello Everyone.
We Continue to Run Into Snags Along the Way.
I am Personally Sorry for the Delays.
Please...Everyone.
Have the Robin's Back in the Mail...
Within 3 DAYS MAX...PLEASE.
(Faster Will be So Greatly Appreciated)
People are Waiting After You to Plant.

If You Can Not Meet this Deadline...
Let Me Know...NOW.

This message was edited Mar 11, 2006 12:57 PM
Kim_Johnson
Ardmore, AL
(Zone 7a)

March 9, 2006
11:56 PM

Post #2099875

Lelan,

You don't have anything to be sorry for. From the sounds of it you have provided a wonderful variety of seed, leading to a fabulous RR. I think those of us waiting are just itching to see it.

Kim
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2006
1:14 AM

Post #2100095

Lelan -

I agree! Great selection!! Delays aren't your fault! Thanks for giving us all this opportunity to expand the amt of seeds we have!!

I bought some knowing there would be a RR. Then, it seemed it wouldn't happen. Fortunately, you stepped up to the plate, volunteered, stepped in and started it yourself!

I then bought 20 more kinds from Sand Hill. As a single mother, I try to spend my money in a wise and prudent manner. You allowed me to get twice as many varities as I would have otherwise!

Thanks, Suzi :)
oldseed
Dexter, NY
(Zone 5a)

March 10, 2006
9:35 PM

Post #2102472

The RR arrived today.

I will be trading three or four and sending it on in the morning. There are many varieties here, and I was able to find a couple I wanted.

Thanks Lelan for making this RR happen.

Its on to Binghamton in the morning and should be there in Monday's mail.
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 10, 2006
9:42 PM

Post #2102490

Oldseed - 3 or 4?? You must have a huge variety already in stock!!! ~ Suzi :)
oldseed
Dexter, NY
(Zone 5a)

March 10, 2006
10:30 PM

Post #2102599

I am embarrassed to say how many Suzi. But I did NOT have Monkey Ass and so replaced it with a fat packet of Paul Robeson. I also took out Oregon Spring and Snowberry replacing them with Jaune Flamme and Druzba (two of my favorites). Not sure what free ones are going in there but I will have a look see at what looks most interesting. I also very much like the great deals from Sand Hill, but have ordered from all my fav seed companies (several times). I actually did not expect to find many I did not have but will say to those up the line...there are plenty of varieties there to make the trade interesting.

Off it goes again first thing in the morning! Binghamton you are next!
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 11, 2006
1:48 AM

Post #2103280

Oldseed - Hmmm

Quoting:I am embarrassed to say how many...


Even though I am sure you have tons more than I do!! *Blush* I understand some... me too!

I think the answer you gave sums it up pretty well:

Quoting:I actually did not expect to find many I did not have but...

LOL Maybe my question should be how many varities are you planning to grow out this summer? And how many of each?? ~ Suzi :)
oldseed
Dexter, NY
(Zone 5a)

March 11, 2006
3:39 AM

Post #2103711

It now looks like it will be 150 varieties, mostly singles of each. I start with more starts than I need then find homes for them. I have a bunch of 'adoptive parents' lined up to plant my babies (of course I take the pick of the litter). Will save seed from all of them.

It will still be very difficult to pare down and choose which ones to grow out. I am not growing out even some of my faves from last year so I can grow out more new ones, but I did collect a huge amount of seed from them. I will grow out Druzba, Dr Carolyn, Cuostralee and maybe Paul Robeson again from the 40 varieties I grew last summer.
The only one I really don't care much for is Yellow Pear and only because of its really (to me) bland flavor.

We have some new Amish families in the neighborhood, and their wagons are lovely to see on the road. I'll bet they would be interested in growing out some babies.
oldseed
Dexter, NY
(Zone 5a)

March 11, 2006
1:37 PM

Post #2104187

OK ZZtrade in the mail!

Confirmation Number is: 0303 2460 0000 6320 6377

They said it should be in Binghamton on Monday.
Sequee, you will probably see it by the weekend, maybe.

I found a few more to trade, and replaced them with Bulgarian#7, St Pierre, Cuostralee, Paul Robeson, and a couple of others I can't think of off the top of my head.

There are now 108 trade packs not counting freebies.
Big_Red
Bethelridge, KY
(Zone 6a)


March 11, 2006
1:40 PM

Post #2104193

STILL NO WORD ON RR#2?
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2006
1:55 PM

Post #2104228

OK - ready!

Robin - quit drooling, it's on its way!
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

March 11, 2006
7:45 PM

Post #2105043

UPDATES
"Thank You Jean-Michel" for the Very Fast Turn-Around.
and Posting the Update and Adding More to the Package.
-----------------------------
So...
Package #1 Has Landed(3/13) with NatureWalker(Robin)
in New York.
and...
Package #2 Has Landed(3/13) with Kimberly in Tennessee.

----------------------------
Please Robin & Kimberly...Have Your Tomato Seed Packets Ready.(Big Smile)
---------------------------
Red- Sorry For Not Posting but...
No Word...No Post.
I'm Trying to Keep the Thread Loading Faster.
Red...You Should Have it Before Friday.(Hopefully)
---------------------------
Waiting to Hear if Jeanne Has Yet Seen the Grecian Robin and...
If it Has Landed Yet in the Country of Greece.

This message was edited Mar 14, 2006 5:39 PM
NatureWalker
New York & Terrell, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 11, 2006
9:13 PM

Post #2105217

Well, not direct drooling... but salivating, yes. I've been looking at those 'hot house' tomatoes in the supermarket. The ones that are ripest are still not flavorful... imitation tomatoes; yeck!

~* Robin
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 11, 2006
10:43 PM

Post #2105399

i hear ya, though I've pretty good luck with my last two purchases. Dang near broke the bank, but at least I had a taste of summer!

Has it been gorgeous up there? We've had two days in the 60's - need I tell you what I've been up to???
Big_Red
Bethelridge, KY
(Zone 6a)


March 11, 2006
11:13 PM

Post #2105486

Thanks ZZ! Guess I'm just impatient, but that's me!
Kim_Johnson
Ardmore, AL
(Zone 7a)

March 12, 2006
1:26 AM

Post #2105841

Yeah!! Grinning, rubbing hands together. Can't wait! Thanks!

Kim
oldseed
Dexter, NY
(Zone 5a)

March 12, 2006
7:39 PM

Post #2107663

OK Robin, tomorrow is the day! I had so many distractions when I was trying to look through the collection that I might have made more trades than I did. At first I just traded the three I had planned, then rose the next morning to have a fresh look while all my distractions were still asleep. Then I made up more trade packets and traded a few more. I think most, if not all, are additions to the varieties that were in there and are my favorite varieties from last year. I traded with each of the participants who had seen the package first.

You are about the same distance from Sequee as I am from you, so it should not take too long to get to her either. Postage costs just under five dollars to pass it along priority with confirmation.
NatureWalker
New York & Terrell, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 12, 2006
8:33 PM

Post #2107797

Ok, got that.

I just want to know this postal persons' real delivery schedule. Somedays it's 11AM, others it's at 3 to 3:30 PM.

The temps here have been up to 58 degrees the last 3 days; due to drop back into the 20's & 30's next week. I have the $$, so no worry there.

~* Robin
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

March 13, 2006
1:39 AM

Post #2108589

Just a Short Notice to Everyone
(I Forgot to Mention)


When I Designed the Size of the Red Bubble Mailers...
The Mailer Will Slide or if Need be...Fold Down to Fit Into a Priority Mail Flat-Rate Envelope.
This Will Keep the Postage Priority Mail at $4.05...And No More.
The Flat Rate Envelope Can be Bulging but...
It Must Close with Clear Tape or Use it's Self-Adhesive End.
All I Ask is...Keep the Red Bubble Mailers as the Packing for the Books in the Packages.
It's Fine to Fold Them to Make Them Fit into the Flat-Rate Priority Mail Envelope...If That is the Way You Wish to Mail it.

You Can Get Your Delivery Confirmation for Free On-Line for..
PRIORITY MAIL ONLY...at the Link Below

(Sending by 'First Class' or 'Parcel Post' You Will Have to Pay the Additional 60-Cents)
[HYPERLINK@sss-web.usps.com]

Flat-Rate Priority Mail Envelopes
• The Priority Mail Flat Rate Envelope is $4.05 for any U.S. destination.
• The dimensions of the envelope are 12 1/2" X 9 1/2".
• The contents of the flat rate envelope must be confined within the envelope, using the flap adhesive as the primary means of closure.
• The flap must close easily, adhere to the envelope and be secured with tape if desired.
• The design and shape of the envelope may not be altered or enlarged in any way to fit the contents.


This message was edited Mar 12, 2006 6:47 PM
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2006
2:59 AM

Post #2108744

Lelan,
Quoting:When I Designed the Size of the Red Bubble Mailers...


??? There wasn't a red bubble mailer on ours. It was inside of a post office bubble env though, if that helps! I put it back into the same one to ship it. Also set a bubble strip in the freebie area, btw the 2 books. (Figured was easier to tape and retape the freebie seed pkgs there...)

BTW - my 8 y/o and I read them, LOL. We had to lift the seeds up to do it... was funny!

Maybe I should mention it was 15.50 oz and was $4.05 + DC of $.50 for total of $4.55 when I shipped it out. I don't have any idea how to do it online to save the 50Ē and figured that day wasn't the time to learn!

~ Suzi :)
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2006
3:05 AM

Post #2108759

Hey, Robin! Drop me a note when you get the box - I'll be on pins and needles 'til I hear from ya!
oldseed
Dexter, NY
(Zone 5a)

March 13, 2006
9:27 AM

Post #2109047

True, no red bubble mailer when it got here, and i just slipped it back into its mailer and resent it along.

Can you picture Sequee on pins and needles?
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2006
10:01 AM

Post #2109060

LOL - Perhaps not exactly pins and needless...Would you go for wild with anticipation???
NatureWalker
New York & Terrell, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 13, 2006
4:12 PM

Post #2109706

No mail yet.

~* Robin
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2006
4:42 PM

Post #2109788

Hope they're in todays mail and it gets there real soon! ~ Suzi :)
HotPepperDan
Flanders, NJ
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2006
5:40 PM

Post #2109936

Whoever is after me, please let me know if you like SEEDS, and more SEEDS, or if you, your family and friends could use some(more.) I ordered TOO many seeds the last few years, what else is new. It won't affect the weight for you or anyone there-after, so the price will be the same with them in or out. I have Cukes, Zukes, Eggplants, Peppers & Herbs. Most to all my mater seeds are going to be from SSE(2006) that I will contribute, so if you like their seeds, you won't be disappointed. So get on the horn and see if those seeds can be used, local charity or church even. Just a thought, Danny. PS- Oldseed and Sequee, if either of you were after me, I would put in some of my homemade pizza and a little taste of one of my good friends, Carlo Rossi, wink.
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2006
7:18 PM

Post #2110162

Jill,
Congrats - You lucky girl!!! You get Danny's goodies!!
~ Suzi :)
oldseed
Dexter, NY
(Zone 5a)

March 13, 2006
8:07 PM

Post #2110244

Ahem! Uh...Danny...uh...about that pizza...?



NatureWalker
New York & Terrell, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 13, 2006
8:22 PM

Post #2110272

Gotta go...it's here!

~* Robin
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 13, 2006
8:36 PM

Post #2110300

YAY!!! Glad it made it there safe and sound! ~ Suzi :)
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2006
8:38 PM

Post #2110302

Fine, Jean - you get the pizza, I want the seeds, I mean - the wine!
Kim_Johnson
Ardmore, AL
(Zone 7a)

March 13, 2006
11:09 PM

Post #2110599

Ok, RR got here today. Would have posted earlier but my computer had temporary objections. I will send it back out tomorrow.

BTW, Lelan you did a wonderful job!

Kim
Big_Red
Bethelridge, KY
(Zone 6a)


March 13, 2006
11:20 PM

Post #2110628

Great news Kim! That means I should have it by Thursday or Friday. :o)
oldseed
Dexter, NY
(Zone 5a)

March 14, 2006
1:34 AM

Post #2110901

Robin is awfully quiet. She must be very busy with those seed trades.
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2006
1:56 AM

Post #2110957

You have no idea...
Kim_Johnson
Ardmore, AL
(Zone 7a)

March 14, 2006
6:04 PM

Post #2112339

RR#2 is off to Red. DC# 0304 3490 0001 3873 7918

Enjoy!

Kim
NatureWalker
New York & Terrell, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 14, 2006
6:53 PM

Post #2112452

AcK!!! Sequee was right! I got a headache from all the web browsing on the tomato front.

But I want to ask ZZ; is it fair to take some of the seed packets that you, yourself put in there as a freebie, being you put in more than One of that kind in there?

~* Robin
Big_Red
Bethelridge, KY
(Zone 6a)


March 14, 2006
7:01 PM

Post #2112464

Yahoo! Thanks Kim! I'll be waiting for it!

Red
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2006
7:28 PM

Post #2112524

Danny, I've probably got enough varieties in my box to fill my veggie garden twice over... If you have any creeping thyme or interesting basils, I'd love to try those, but otherwise I should share the bounty with somebody else. I'm also willing to cover whatever extra postage if the next person on the list would like some of your seeds. You might Dmail ZZ to see if he & his students can use your extras... which reminds me that I need to do the same!

Robin, I thought that ZZ meant for all of his seed packets to be trade packets? Sorry, I know you were asking him & not me. :-)
HotPepperDan
Flanders, NJ
(Zone 6a)

March 14, 2006
10:46 PM

Post #2112981

Critter and Kim, I have plenty of seeds, I just don't know if YOU need them. If not, I hope someone you know does, because I have a BOAT-LOAD of extra seeds that I need to get rid of, period. I'm going to ziplock a baggie of seeds, and I hope I can fill it to the brink, and the weight of the shipment, I'll endure, so there's no disputes. As far as Herbs, I have Oregano, Catnip, Chamomile, Italian Flat Leaf Parsley, Curly Parsley, Lettuce Leaf Basil, Dark Opal Basil, Genovese Basil, and Sweet Italian Basil. I also have plenty of Broccoli Raab on hand, which I would love to share with others, of course, I have way TOOOOOOO much of everything, because I'm proud to say I'm a Nuckle Head. Danny
Kim_Johnson
Ardmore, AL
(Zone 7a)

March 14, 2006
11:44 PM

Post #2113128

Dan,

I will use whatever you are willing to send. I am in the process of trying to raise funds for a service dog for my son. I am growing seedlings and am going to sell them from my yard in order to help raise some of that money. Also going to make baskets that Wilderwood can use for raffles, to raise additional money for the dog. (Wilderwood is the organization training his service dog.) But on the personal side, I love herbs and want to eventually have as many cultivars of each herb as I can. This year I'm working on rosemary and thyme varieties.

Thanks,

Kim
Kim_Johnson
Ardmore, AL
(Zone 7a)

March 14, 2006
11:45 PM

Post #2113130

BTW, your not a Nuckle head. I would be in the same boat if I didn't need to do the fundraising. Probably will be in the same boat next year. :-)

Kim
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 14, 2006
11:47 PM

Post #2113134

Wow, Kim! What kind of seedlings? What kinds of seeds do you need??? Would love to help out - send me a d-mail and tell me what I can do!
Big_Red
Bethelridge, KY
(Zone 6a)


March 16, 2006
9:40 PM

Post #2117226

Got RR #2 today. Will send it on to Gary tomorrow. I'll post the conformation # as soon as I get one. ☺
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

March 16, 2006
10:11 PM

Post #2117298

Yay!

HPDan & Kim... you may have missed the fact that you are on different RR flight paths. Dan, please don't send seed in the RR unless you want to tuck in some extras that ZZ's students can use... It makes more sense to just send your extra seed right along to Kim.
Kim_Johnson
Ardmore, AL
(Zone 7a)

March 16, 2006
10:16 PM

Post #2117312

Opps! Ok thanks for catching that, critter. I'm partially brain dead lately. I would still be happy to trade or send SASE if you are interested Dan. Just let me know.

Kim
HotPepperDan
Flanders, NJ
(Zone 6a)

March 16, 2006
11:31 PM

Post #2117457

Kim, no problem-a, just send me your addy via d-mail, and I'll be more than happy to do the rest. Sequee, you got some goodies coming your way, so check your mailbox. Danny
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 17, 2006
12:18 AM

Post #2117528

You are such a doll - I'm drooling already!
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

March 17, 2006
1:04 AM

Post #2117621

Haven't Heard Any News from Robin and R-R #1.
Red Has Mailed R-R #2 onto Gary!(Thur-3/17).
"Thank You for the Quick Turn-Around and...
Mailing Update Red"!
#2 is Moving Along Really Good Now.
Jeanne in Greece Has E-Mailed Me
that the International Robin #3 Has Not Arrived.

This message was edited Mar 19, 2006 2:49 AM
Big_Red
Bethelridge, KY
(Zone 6a)


March 17, 2006
1:30 AM

Post #2117683

Thank you Leland for hosting such an excellent RR!
Lixi
south-west Peloponne
Greece
(Zone 9a)

March 17, 2006
8:39 PM

Post #2119324

Sorry!
Lixi was busy baking cakes and wrapping parcels ... two of my kids had their birthday this week and there was no time to get in the net ...
BUT: I went every day to the post-office and the tomatoes didnīt arrive jet. (I would have told you otherwise!!!!)
As I wrote to Lelan, we had a strike this week and this may be the reason for the delay.
I will check my postbox again monday morning (they do not work o Saturday). Keep your fingers crossed for me!!!
Jeanne
Big_Red
Bethelridge, KY
(Zone 6a)


March 17, 2006
11:20 PM

Post #2119643

Gary,
RR #2 is on it's way!

Confirmation # 0303 3430 0001 7867 7488

Enjoy!
Red
oldseed
Dexter, NY
(Zone 5a)

March 18, 2006
12:36 AM

Post #2119791

I thought for sure that Sequee would have received RR#1 by this weekend. Not a word from Robin, and we hope nothing untoward has occurred. Keeping all our fingers crossed...
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 18, 2006
1:58 AM

Post #2119933

Pins and needles...wild with anticipation...holding my breath...waiting with baited breath...seed packets on stand-by...
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

March 19, 2006
9:04 AM

Post #2122604

UPDATE TIME...
Round-Robin #1.
...is at Robin's(NatureWalker)
in Binghampton, New York...But Will Fly Soon.
We Heard from Robin(NatureWalker) Today(3/19).
...Next to Receive is Janice(Sequee) in Lake Carmel, New York.

Round-Robin #2.
USPS Tracking Site Says the Robin has Been Delivered.
VGMKY(Gary) in Louisville, KY Received Robin #2!
(This is Fantastic for Everyone in Robin #2...!)
Label/Receipt Number: 0303 3430 0001 7867 7488
Status: Delivered
Your item was delivered at 7:34 am on March 18, 2006 in LOUISVILLE, KY 40245.
...Next to Receive is Esther(Esther_z6) in Sand Point, Ohio.

Round-Robin #3...INTERNATIONAL.
I D-Mailed and Sent a Personal E-Mail to Lixi(Jeanne)
Jeanne Replied...
The Post Office was on Strike Recently so...
the Little Robin Probably Went to Ireland for a Little Ale and an Irish Jig.
No Robin has Arrived Yet in Greece.
He Will Soon...And Lixi Will Let Us Know Then!
"Thanks" for the Update Lixi!

This message was edited Mar 20, 2006 11:39 PM
NatureWalker
New York & Terrell, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 19, 2006
8:21 PM

Post #2123521

Hello Everyone,

So sorry to keep you all waiting but...

I've been held hostage via the local Hospital... They wouldn't let me go 'cause my blood pressure wouldn't go down; they had to make sure it was down for 48 hours before releasing me. The seed book is ready to go out to Sequee in the AM.

It's been ready for days now!!! I have a ride to the local post office.

It's been snowing all day here too. Temps have been in the 20's & 30's for the past 10 days or so. So I guess the "Philly groundhog" was right.

Nice seeds in there.. had to make some difficult choices. Everything is balanced out now. I didn't realize that I could put other seeds in there too; seeing how there were none of the ones that I had extra of...

I'll post the Confirmation # as soon as I get back home tomorrow. I'm going to the P.O. First before I go get my BP taken... LOL!

~* Robin

Oh.. Thanks for being so kind.. and your worries. I'm as well as I can get right now.

This message was edited Mar 19, 2006 4:25 PM
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

March 19, 2006
8:29 PM

Post #2123533

Thanks for checking in, Robin -- we were getting worried about you! I hope your BP is now under control & will stay that way... what an ordeal!
NatureWalker
New York & Terrell, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 21, 2006
5:54 AM

Post #2127136

Sorry to be so late at night Sequee; but when I came home I was exhausted & in pain so I had to get some sleep; the after affects of falling are upon me once again.

The book will be there soon!

Confirmation # 0304 3490 0001 5270 0233

Thank you everyone; and have fun!

Sequee... waiting with baited breath?lol! I hope that's just the garlic from the salad dressing! LOL!

~* Robin

This message was edited Mar 21, 2006 2:17 AM
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

March 21, 2006
6:22 AM

Post #2127149

Updates...
(As of Friday 3/24 @ 10:00am PST)

New Update...
Round-Robin #1...Has Arrived in Jersey!
Danny(HotPepperDan) in Flanders, New Jersey
DC# 0306 0320 0000 1537 0077
Label/Receipt Number: 0306 0320 0000 1537 0077
Status: Arrival at Unit
Your item arrived at 9:55 am on March 24, 2006 in FLANDERS, NJ 07836. Information, if available, is updated every evening. Please check again later.

New Update...
Round-Robin #2...Has Arrived in Ohio!
Esther(Esther_Z6) in South Point. Ohio
DC# 0305 1720 0000 1781 4306
Label/Receipt Number: 0305 1720 0000 1781 4306
Status: Delivered
Your item was delivered at 9:41 am on March 24, 2006 in SOUTH POINT, OH 45680.


Round-Robin #3...Our Rare Little Species of Greek Bird.
...Has Still Not Landed in Greece

This message was edited Mar 24, 2006 10:26 AM
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

March 21, 2006
2:29 PM

Post #2127605

ZZ, Gary Dmailed me on Sunday... he received the RR Saturday and was hoping to send it back out today. He's got quite a grow-out list this year, so I'll bet he had some real treats to add!
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 21, 2006
3:04 PM

Post #2127681

Well, I sure hope the RR arrives today because I'm not going to be home Wednesday or Thursday. The mail carrier will put the package indoors, that's not the problem - it just means I won't get to play until Friday night!!! I don't think Danny or I could stand it...
Lixi
south-west Peloponne
Greece
(Zone 9a)

March 21, 2006
6:28 PM

Post #2128135

NOOOOO, still there are no tomatos in Greece (except of those humble sorts weīve got here)... I start to fear, THEY LET THEM SWIM OVER THE OCEAN!!!

The International RR is on its way to Greece for more then three weeks now and I have no more nails to bite. These postmen just donīt know what they do to our nerves! I had some delays from the post around x-mas but I hoped so much, this would go faster ... itīs not always lazy than that: I got some seeds from Texas just now, and they arrived within 8 days!

As I told Lelan one week ago, as far as I now, there was nothing ever lost, wich was sent here, so thats what keeps me on. Somewhere there in the sky is still a little red bird with tired wings looking for the greek cost ...
want to send him binoculars!
Jeanne
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 21, 2006
9:56 PM

Post #2128634

Nope...
VGMKY
Louisville, KY

March 22, 2006
11:17 PM

Post #2131486

Gary reporting in -- Received the package from Red.
Enjoyed looking through the many varieties, Selected ones I liked and added some. Packets total 108 varieties and on its way to Ohio.
Delivery Confirmation Number --0305 1720 0000 1781 4306
Gary/Louisville
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 23, 2006
10:27 PM

Post #2134151

The bird has flown...

#0306-0320-0000-1537-0077

Great job, Lelan. Still a very nice assortment.

105 trade packets and 2 pages of freebies.
Lixi
south-west Peloponne
Greece
(Zone 9a)

March 24, 2006
9:04 PM

Post #2136601

Still no birds in Greece *sniff*
Esther_z6
South Point, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 25, 2006
12:34 AM

Post #2137058

Package is now here, I will finish up tonight and send it on tomorrow. (it is hard to do anything else when it is here). I shall report on the totals and the confirmation number afterwards.
Thanks zz.
HotPepperDan
Flanders, NJ
(Zone 6a)

March 25, 2006
2:22 PM

Post #2138162

The Robin has landed, she flew through my window sometime on Friday. She'll need a little R&R, so I'll feed her some of my Homemade Pizza, and she can wash it down with a little/lot of Carlo Rossi, her choice of Red or White of course. So she'll be on her way on Monday morning with a full belly and a slight buzz headed towards Maryland. The book and the concept are off the charts, it's really beautiful the way everything was set up and contributed to, Great Job ZZ & Everyone involved !!! Danny
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2006
2:26 PM

Post #2138167

Glad it arrived safely! Have fun!
Esther_z6
South Point, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 25, 2006
6:48 PM

Post #2138673

The Robin is on its way again with 117 pkgs of seeds ( a few duplicates). It was very hard to make decisions! Thanks again for sponsoring this and doing such a great job, zz.

The confirmation number is: 0305 2710 0003 0961 3679.
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

March 25, 2006
8:00 PM

Post #2138769

WOW Everybody!..."Thank You"!
You are All Doing Such a Wonderful Job!

"Thank You Esther" for Sending it Back on it's Way so Quickly!
Hope You Found Some New Varieties to Grow this Summer.
So Missy(mssy1267)...You are Next!
Then the Robin Flies to Iowa!

And"Thank You Danny" for Posting the Arrival.
Watch Out Getting Our Bird Too Drunk...and...
Flying Off Corse. It May Turn into a Homing Pigeon Coming Back for More Wine.
And...Oh Boy Jill(critterologist)...You are Next!
Then Were Heading to Indiana!

and Jeanne(Lixi) Thanks for the Newer Update.
(Don't Ever Give Up Hope..)
.It May be Trying to Find the Post Station and the Right Postlbox.
It Will Show Up Sometime I am Positive(At Least Hopeful!).

This message was edited Mar 25, 2006 11:34 PM
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

March 25, 2006
10:21 PM

Post #2138949

Woohooo! Our birdie is flying fast! Thanks, everyone!

I sowed a bunch of tomato seeds last night... I'll bet I can find room in the veggie bed for "one or two more" this year... hmmm, maybe if I hoe up some cucumber hills out there in our mini orchard... yeah... that's the ticket!

chemocurl
Scottsburg, IN

March 30, 2006
3:23 AM

Post #2149424

Has Robin 1 landed yet? I'm really starting to get excited!

Sue
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

March 30, 2006
4:09 AM

Post #2149494

Sadly, there was nothing of the sort in today's mail... just a bunch of advertising circulars!

*You're* starting to get excited... I'm about to jump outta my skin, here! LOL
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 30, 2006
3:27 PM

Post #2150278

LOL, I understand!!! Hope it comes today!! ~ Suzi :)
HotPepperDan
Flanders, NJ
(Zone 6a)

March 30, 2006
5:32 PM

Post #2150594

I apologize, I've been busy and away from home for awhile with buisness. The Robin has flown and the confirmation # is:
0305 2710 0000 1250 7791
Have A Lovely Day, Danny
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

March 30, 2006
7:16 PM

Post #2150820

With a little luck, I'll be up to my elbows in tomato seeds this weekend... Yippeee!
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

March 30, 2006
10:21 PM

Post #2151194

Jill ~ Hope so! ~ Suzi :)
Lixi
south-west Peloponne
Greece
(Zone 9a)

March 31, 2006
9:24 PM

Post #2153582

There is no bird here...may be, he got lost ...
Thereīs still hope, but not much ... and none for this season!
Jeanne (International RR)
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

March 31, 2006
10:28 PM

Post #2153703

THE ROBIN HAS LANDED!!!

I found a fat packet in my mailbox this afternoon! I've already started to go through them, but I don't think I can quite manage to get it back out tomorrow... too much "option anxiety" LOL... I'll do my best to have it in the mail on Monday, and I'll post a confirmation number when it's on its way.

YIPPEEEEEEE!

Thanks, Lelan!! And thanks to everyone for the fun varieties that have been added!!
Emaewest
Timberlea, NS
(Zone 6a)

March 31, 2006
11:46 PM

Post #2153925

I feel terrible that the package hasn't gotten to Greece yet. : (

I've had this fear that I mis-addressed it or that I didn't tape it up well enough and it came open. I just can't see any other reason why it's not there yet.

Rhonda

ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 1, 2006
12:20 AM

Post #2153998

Updates...
No Need to Fret or Worry Any Longer on the International Robin...
Things Just Happen...Unfortunately...It's One Thing or Another.
But...
I WILL NOT Give Up Hope!
And I am Sorry as of Now that there is...
a Possibility that Jeanne, Maggi, and Pat May Not See or Enjoy All the Wonders that Were Inside...Including the 100+ Tomato Seed Varieties!(Notice I Said...'May Not'.)
WOW...Somebody's Gonna Have a Whale of a Tomato Patch!
(Maybe the Whales...LOL...And Tomatoes Will Begin Washing on Shore All Summer Long.)

And Jill N...You Have Waited a Long Time...
(As Everyone in Robin #1 Has)
Enjoy the Moments and Try to Smell the Tomato Paste!

Missy(Mssy1267/Ohio) E-Mailed Me Wednesday(3/29) that Her Package(Robin #2)...
Would be Mailed Thursday(3/30) but...I Have Heard No More.
I Sent Missy Another E-Mail Tonight, Friday(3/31) at 6:00pm(PST).
The Next Person is Jill W.(momof2d) in DesMoines, Iowa. so...
Get Ready Jill W...Who Knows When it Will be Mailed and Arrive.

Have a Great Weekend Everyone!

This message was edited Apr 5, 2006 8:47 PM
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 3, 2006
3:30 AM

Post #2159267

Well! Didn't I have a wonderful time going through all those seeds?!!

I traded 20 packets, putting in 20 different varieties. I also helped myself to 6 freebie packets -- thanks! I added 6 freebie packets of my own, duplicates of ones I'd used for trading, plus 2 more freebie packets containing "remainder" seeds from 2 trade packets I'd taken that had far more seeds than I could use.

The robin will fly back out with tomorrow's mail (Monday, April 3). I printed postage online, so I already have the confirmation number, but it won't be trackable until it gets to the local post office. 0103 8555 7498 1676 5589

Dang, I just realized I didn't make a final count other than to confirm that I'd accounted for all my trades on the inventory list... Sealed it up really well, too! LOL Well, suffice to say that it is a nice fat packet! There are a few duplicate packets, but the selection continues to be just awesome!

Lixi
south-west Peloponne
Greece
(Zone 9a)

April 3, 2006
6:23 PM

Post #2160429

No, still nothing ... :-(
Rhonda, Iīm weeping with you but Iīm sure itīs not your fault!
It seems to be a still unsolved mistery, how the worldwide post works, especially when (and if!).
Last month I sent two small parcels to the USA (both to the same adress), the bigger one was there within 8 days, the other took more than 3 weeks ... so letīs give the RR another chance ... grrr

zarcanat
Montreal, QC
(Zone 4b)

April 4, 2006
1:55 AM

Post #2161498

I am sending positive thinking to the international robin, so nobody's left behind!
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 4, 2006
2:34 AM

Post #2161596

DH dropped RR #1 off at the substation this afternoon, so hopefully its flight will be short & sweet! I'm trying to figure out which additional tomato varieties I can possibly fit somewhere in this year's garden, and which will have to wait for next year! I can't believe I'm already planning next summer's garden!
mssy1267
Eaton, OH
(Zone 6b)

April 4, 2006
2:36 PM

Post #2162614

Just sent out today. Sorry for the delay. I've been working 12 hour days. Confirmation # 0304156000423793715.
Thanks for letting me participate.
missy
chemocurl
Scottsburg, IN

April 5, 2006
7:24 PM

Post #2166287

Robin #1 flew fast and arrived in Indiana today. I am WOWED at all the wonderful varieties. I'm not doing a thing until all my choices have been made...first things first when one is retired...right?

I plan and hope for it to fly out Thurs, and will post once again when it is in the air.(with confirmation # of course.

Sue...
chemocurl
Scottsburg, IN

April 6, 2006
12:49 AM

Post #2167073

Just wanted to report I 'found' 27 varieties for trading and another 3 freebies.

Great job ZZ and everyone ahead of me!
It is packaged to go out Thurs.

Sue...who is on tomato cloud 9
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 6, 2006
1:39 AM

Post #2167189

Wow -- Sue, you're quick! Sounds like you had as much fun with our birdie as I did! :-)
momof2d
Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 7, 2006
1:13 AM

Post #2169875

I recieved the Robin today! Wow --- what a nice thing to come home to after a long day! I snaged 2 Heirlooms (Thanks Esther 26!) Dixie Golden Giant & Omars Lebanese. Thanks Lelan for letting me join in! I'm sure next summer I'll be a happy camper with the 2 new heirloom variety's. I added my 2 packets of Giant Syrian heirloom seeds. My final count was 115. Jill

edited to saY --- BACK IN THE MAIL TOMORROW! 4/7/06

This message was edited Apr 6, 2006 8:15 PM
chemocurl
Scottsburg, IN

April 7, 2006
2:27 AM

Post #2170075

Well, RR1 did indeed fly out today, heading toward Noblesville.

Confirmation # 0305 0830 0003 6584 2715

Diane, be awatchin!

Sue
momof2d
Des Moines, IA
(Zone 5a)

April 7, 2006
10:58 PM

Post #2172294

RR#2 is on its way to Urbandale Iowa, get ready Claire --- here it comes!

Confirmation #0305 2710 0001 2706 2147
DrDoolotz
Oxford, NS
(Zone 5b)

April 10, 2006
11:17 PM

Post #2179591

Got it today! Looks awesome! Will be choosing my packets carefully and forwarding home to ZZTopSoil!
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 10, 2006
11:52 PM

Post #2179675

Whoo-hoo! Full tilt boogie!

Great ZZ - Hope there are some Jim-Dandies in there for you!
DrDoolotz
Oxford, NS
(Zone 5b)

April 11, 2006
1:07 PM

Post #2181115

ZZ - is there anything in particular you wanted by way of seeds? I have chosen the ones I want to take out of the round robin, and have put in most of my exchange packets, but I have a few left. Since it's coming back to you, if there was anything you wanted that isn't already in there, and which I have, then I'll put it in for you! I'll finish that up tonight and put it in the mail tomorrow.
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 11, 2006
2:15 PM

Post #2181286

C... just Dmail ZZ with a list of those additional varieties you have available, and he can LYK if there's anything that he'd like & doesn't have. I don't know if he might also be looking for seeds yet (other than tomatoes) for his students this year...
makshi
Noblesville, IN
(Zone 5a)

April 11, 2006
7:49 PM

Post #2182027

RR is on the way to Angel. Mailed Monday and here is the conf. number:

03050830000356808188
arcangel80
Longmont, CO
(Zone 5a)

April 11, 2006
8:06 PM

Post #2182051

can't wait! I'm very excited about this.

It may take me just a little longer to get it in the mail - I'm leaving on Friday for Texas, and I won't be home until April 23 - but I promise to be quick to get it out again once I'm home.

Thanks for including me,

Angel
arcangel80
Longmont, CO
(Zone 5a)

April 12, 2006
8:01 PM

Post #2184907

Scratch that last message - it arrived today! I will get it in the mail, enroute to Lelan, tomorrow. Thanks!

Angel
DrDoolotz
Oxford, NS
(Zone 5b)

April 12, 2006
8:15 PM

Post #2184942

Robin mailed to Lelan, confirmation number 0304 1560 0002 0821 5692.

HUGE THANKS to Lelan for all the organizing and wonderful set-up of this Robin. It was a lot of fun to participate and was so well planned. I just hope the international one shows up soon.

I got 16 new varieties from the Robin, and replaced with 16 new ones that were not in there. I chose a lot of them based on Carolyn's book, picking the ones that she recommends that I didn't already have. I also picked some others that just sounded interesting.

Big_Red did a great job on his packets by attaching little write-ups to them on separate sheets of paper, with a picture included. Great idea! I took the Amish Paste ones! Very pretty packets from jcangemi also - fancy marbled paper and typed labels. I took the Depp's firefly one from those! Woo hoo! Can't wait to get started on all my new seeds.

Lixi
south-west Peloponne
Greece
(Zone 9a)

April 12, 2006
9:27 PM

Post #2185115

And there is still no Robin in Greece - so sorry!
Shall I pack up my tomato-seeds and send them to Maggi?
Lixi
south-west Peloponne
Greece
(Zone 9a)

April 14, 2006
10:49 PM

Post #2190655

From Lixi to all RR- participiants:

I was so upset ... and angry ... and hopeless ... so I collected them all to be send to Maggi next week - and what happened:

THE INTERNATIONAL RR ARRIVED TODAY!!!!

I really didnīt believe in it any more but it made the flight! No knee was broken nor a feather crooked ... all the seeds are here and it doesnīt seem, as if the customs did the delay ... there is no damage at all!
Rhonda got the adress quite ok, there was missing the last number of our town (but I think, that does not do anything) .

The one and final mistake could have been that she didnīt write "EUROPE" on the envelope ... is there another Greece in Canada or in the States??? Iīm nearly shure, it took the journey all around your continent before someone had the great idea to look up the map if there is another GREECE around in this wourld!

Doesnīt matter at all ... Iīm happy, happy, happy ... and have the whole weekend to choose my seeds...!!!

The worst thing for me was, that I told you, that nothing had gone lost up to now ... and to think this is the first time and Iīm involved with my first RR *grrrrrr*
Now I`m happy again, saying nothing gets lost ... but it could take two month ...!!!

Iīll send them all out to Sorgina (Maggi) on Monday morning, making my choises during the weekend ...


SO HAPPY!
JEANNE
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 15, 2006
12:05 AM

Post #2190865

*Happy Dance!*

Thanks for the good news! I know we were all "pulling" for the international RR to make its rounds.

What is it about giving up on a mail delivery that makes it arrive? There must be some sort of natural law involved... I got Dmail last night from somebody very politely wondering if it could've taken over 2 weeks for her SASBE to make the return trip... I started packing up a replacement envelope to put in today's mail, when, lo and behold, she got my seeds this morning!

The other robins flew well & quickly after that initial USPS snafu... Many thanks to Lelan for doing such a fabulous job of oganizing them, and thanks to everyone who got them turned around and sent out again so quickly!

Emaewest
Timberlea, NS
(Zone 6a)

April 15, 2006
12:21 AM

Post #2190898

Oh, Jeanne, I'm so happy, I'm practically in tears right now (ok, I AM in tears!)

I'm still sorry that it's too late for you to use them this year, but they'll still be good for next year. Have fun making your choices!



Rhonda
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 15, 2006
2:11 AM

Post #2191232

Jeanne(Lixi).
Oh This is Just So Wonderful and...
On...'Good Friday'!
I Am So Happy...So Very Happy!
Life is Good!

And...
I Have Even More Happy News!
Round-Robin #2 Arrived Home Today, Friday(4/14)!

The Package Arrived Home with 115 Tomato Seed Packets!
This Was Great to See the 1st of 3 Robins to Fly Home!
This was the...
California...
Texas...
Tennessee...
Kentucky...
Ohio...
Iowa...
Route!

Looks Like There are Going to be Some Wonderful Tomato Gardens Out There This Summer!
You All Should be in the Tomato Seed Business!
(By the Varieties and Amounts Added)
I Just Started Reading the Inventory...
"That is the Fun Part to Me"!
(Seeing Who Traded What for What)
Boy There Has Been Such a Variety of Tomatoes Traded.
I Counted and...
213 Different Varieties of Tomato Seed...
Went Through this Round-Robin #2 Package!

INCREDIBLE!



NatureWalker
New York & Terrell, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 15, 2006
6:30 AM

Post #2191791

Lixi,

Yes; there is a Greece, NY, in Monroe County, USA. You can search for it here: http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&country=US&addtohistory=&searchtab=home&formtype=address&popflag=0&latitude=&longitude=&name=&phone=&level=&cat=&address=&city=Greece&state=&zipcode=

So... I knew, but I didn't think they'd send it there!

But I'm so happy that it finally got there. Nothing can compare to getting something you've been waiting for, for a long time. It's like waiting to open a Christmas gift - package!

Have fun & be happy.

~* Robin
zarcanat
Montreal, QC
(Zone 4b)

April 15, 2006
4:16 PM

Post #2192489

I just want to say YAHOO!
sorgina
oiartzun-near san se
Spain
(Zone 8a)

April 15, 2006
4:19 PM

Post #2192492

Wow, I'm so happy too! I had given up on it also, and was thinking of sending my packets on to Pat anyway - so glad I hadn't got round to it! I'm very excited about receiving it and seeing all the different varieties in there - I just hope Greece to Spain is quicker than Canada to Greece! I have heard that tomato seeds stay viable for several years, so I'm sure they'll be all right for next year...
Maggi xxxx
Patbarr
Sheffield
United Kingdom
(Zone 7b)

April 15, 2006
10:03 PM

Post #2193093

What great news Lixi. I too had thought it had disappeared for good. I used to work for Royal Mail and had to fathom out some very strange addresses and it does help if they get to the right continent first.

Looking forward to delving through all the new varieties and may just plant a few this year to extend the season. It is much later than I usually sow tomatoes but will be good to compare results.

Pat
Lixi
south-west Peloponne
Greece
(Zone 9a)

April 17, 2006
8:38 PM

Post #2197507

Hallo and Happy Easter days to all of you!
Thank you so much for all your good wishes and the sympathy in the fate of our seeds :-)
I made my choices out of a whole book of wonderful tomato-seeds this weekend - AND LELAN, THIS WAS REALLY A BREATHTAKING EXPERIENCE - !!!
Lastely, I took out 8 varieties from the list and 3 freebies and I added 11 and 6 (in wich I smuggled in a quite outstanding "variety") - letīs see if s.o. is interested...

I think, I will give most of them a try in June. We allways sow tomatoes a second time because they get tired and weak from our sun and we like tomatoes until x-mas ... this time, Iīll have US and Canadian varieties to show off my neighbors (stop weeping, Rhonda, Iīm happy!!).

The whole book got out to Maggi (Sorgina) this morning and - believe it or not - I got a confirmation number : RE717975425GR
Luckily it was just 3,-Euro more to the normal fee and I thought, Maggi would appreciate, if we keep the post busy and in duty:
"I just hope Greece to Spain is quicker than Canada to Greece! I have heard that tomato seeds stay viable for several years,.."
Maggi, I hope they will reach you, before they loose their viability!!!
Hrmmm...I know, I didnīt put the quotation as it was meant, but I just had to... :-)

So please, start again to keep your fingers crossed!
Jeanne

arcangel80
Longmont, CO
(Zone 5a)

April 18, 2006
4:09 AM

Post #2198967

RR1 has gone home to Lelan with 115 packets enclosed. I found some very cool things - and got to add a few things that hadn't yet made an appearance (I think). Lelan, I slipped in a little something extra for you - let me know how you like it!

Angel
sorgina
oiartzun-near san se
Spain
(Zone 8a)

April 18, 2006
11:24 AM

Post #2199298

Lixi, thanks for sending it off so quick. I'm trying not to get too excited here, in case it takes a long time and I get exhausted being on tenterhooks all that time! Actually, don't be so sure there wasn't a second meaning to my comment about the long viability of tomato seeds - remember I know both postal systems well...
maggi xxxx
Lixi
south-west Peloponne
Greece
(Zone 9a)

April 18, 2006
7:11 PM

Post #2200491

Ok Maggi, if they donīt arrive in time weīll try it again with Lotos ... they are said to stay viable around a century ... :-)l
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

April 19, 2006
3:34 PM

Post #2202621

WOW! So glad they finally made it there! This has been a fun, interesting and learning experience for my first RR... Thanks for all your hard work and quick turn arounds!

Looking forward to next year's tomato seed RR!! Already planning which seeds to buy! LOL ~ Suzi :)
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 19, 2006
6:15 PM

Post #2202869

You go girl! Yours were the best - I think most of what I sampled were from you!

Happy gardening everyone.

Again, special thanks to our Host! Lelan - You're the best!
sorgina
oiartzun-near san se
Spain
(Zone 8a)

April 21, 2006
6:25 PM

Post #2208890

It's here! It's here!! It's HERE!!! Wow, that was so quick! Well done Lixi, and all the Spanish and Greek postal workers!
The RR is fantastic - such a nice idea presenting it in a book and a red envelope, and Lixi even managed to find stamps with tomatoes and a Greek tomato recipe on them - how's that for amazing??
Also amazing of course is the incredible selection of tomatoes in there, most of which I've never heard of! I don't think I'm going to sleep much tonight, because I want to get it out to Pat tomorrow morning. I'll try to send it "certificado" if it isn't too expensive.
More tomorrow - I have research to do and important decisions to make!
Maggi xxxx
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

April 22, 2006
1:10 AM

Post #2209722

Sequee - Hope it isn't too late for starting them. I am glad you liked the same choices I did... It was fun and interesting to sit there with all of them, saying this one, no this one, no... etc etc... Thanks Lelan! ~ Suzi :)
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 22, 2006
12:20 PM

Post #2210662

Mine are alrady planted for this season, so yours will be for next year's selection. I had to stop...
BriarRose74
Moon Twp, PA
(Zone 6a)

April 22, 2006
2:05 PM

Post #2210869

My RR seeds did get started! But I know what you mean, I had to stop too :( Say, don't you have tons of types? Maybe I'll be after you on the next RR!! LOL

Hopefully, next yr everything will go much more smoothly and we can get RR around to everyone before it is too late to start them!

This was my first RR and my yr to start lots of dif types. Yes, perhaps I went a little overboard. Decided going to taste test and the ones I like will get grown again. Those I don't, won't... making room for many more dif types in future yrs.

May everyone have so many tomatoes they don't know what to do!! ~ Suzi :)
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 22, 2006
5:02 PM

Post #2211201

LOL! I decided that even the ones I DO like probably won't get a repeat opportunity for a few years so I can sample more and more.
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

April 23, 2006
5:18 AM

Post #2212946

UPDATE...
and Great News!


Round-Robin #1 Arrived Home Today, Saturday(4/22)!
Angel..."Thank You So Much"!

The Package Arrived Home with 118 Tomato Seed Packets!
This Was Great to See the...
2nd of the 3 Robins to Fly Home!
and...The International Robin is Not Far Behind!
This Robin was the 'East Coast Tomato Junket'...
(Maybe I Should Say..."Tomato Junkies"..(lol)

Florida...
Pennsylvania...
New York...
New Jersey...
Mayland...
Indiana...
Colorado...Route!

I Just Started Reading the Inventory...
(Seeing Who Traded What for What)
Very Cleaver How Everybody Took a Section of the Book for Their Seeds...Except...I See 'Sequee's' 2-Pages Were Glued Together and Emptied Out...(lol).
(Maybe it Wasn't Glue but...'Tomato Paste'!
Boy Has There Been Alot of Tomato Seeds Traded Here!
Alot More than the First Group...By Far!
This Group Went...Tomato Crazy!
369 Tomato Seed Packets...
Went Through this Round-Robin #1 Package!

I Just Can Not Beleive It!
You-all are... Tomato-maniacs!
and...
Great Tomato Growing Friends!

I Will be Posting Some 'Interesting' Pictures Here...Later...
So You Won't Want to...Un-Watch This Thread!

This message was edited Apr 22, 2006 11:12 PM
sorgina
oiartzun-near san se
Spain
(Zone 8a)

April 23, 2006
3:42 PM

Post #2213706

Ok, I sent the International RR to Pattbar yesterday morning;(April 22nd). I sent it "certificado", which was expensive, but I wanted to be sure it gets there! It's ref. is RR309090426 ES. I took out 10 trades and 5 freebies, and put in 15 trades. It's packed with wonderful things - it was really difficult to decide what to keep!
I hope it gets to Pat safe and soon, then it's home to Lelan. Thank you again Lelan, it's been great fun, and, for me, very educational!
Maggi xxxx
Patbarr
Sheffield
United Kingdom
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2006
11:13 PM

Post #2224568

R.R. arrived safe and sound this afternoon. What a marvelous selection. I've only just dragged myself away from it to write this message. I will post it back to you on Friday, as I'm going to a flower show tomorrow and will be away all day. I'm going to be really strict with myself this year and only buy a new plant if I have somewhere to put it. (I say that every year!)
Thank you again Lelan for putting so much effort into arranging this R.R it is very much appreciated.
Pat
chemocurl
Scottsburg, IN

April 29, 2006
5:18 PM

Post #2233044

Lelan,

I'm curious as to how many new (to you) varieties there were of interest to you particularly in RR1. I was concerned that maybe few of what I put in would be of any interest to anyone, particularly after I had found so many new (to me) varieties.

I was limited in the exchange in that I was limited in the number of varieties I had available (personally saved or purchased). I was so very pleased though to have enough varieties of my own to swap out for 30 new ( to me) varieties.

I'm hoping for a really good seed saving season...for any future Round Robins.

Tell me, are there any thoughts of possible Round Robins in 2007? Was it a success for you as well as for so many of us?

This inquiring mind wants to know.

Sue
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 30, 2006
4:52 AM

Post #2234667

Personally, I have close to 300 varieties of seeds, but it never ceases to amaze me that one person will tell me they'd like to trade, but they only have 4 varieties...and I find that they are ones I don't have! It sure keeps the tomato-game a fun one.

Every year I swear I'm not going to save seed, and I'm not going to trade...but I just can't stop myself! I see a variety I don't have and I just gotta have it! Oy! 'Tis a sickness, my friends. (As noted in the above references to NEXT year's trades!!! H-e-l-l-o...we haven't planted 2006 yet! LOL! Ya gotta love it!
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 3, 2006
9:53 PM

Post #2245848

I Got a Phone Call and...
As I Understand it...
There's a Red Package that Had to be Signed for Sent Certified with Lots of Official Stickers on it from...the...Royal Mail...in Great Britian!

Could I Have Received a Package from Her 'Royal Highness' the Queen?
Can't Wait to Get Home...3 More Hours!
NatureWalker
New York & Terrell, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 4, 2006
12:25 AM

Post #2246217

Um...Alert!

Who's taken the seeds of Amish Paste with my name on it?

~* Robin

This message was edited May 3, 2006 8:29 PM
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

May 4, 2006
3:51 AM

Post #2247130

Not me! But what's the problem? Did you put a packet into the robin that you didn't mean to send?

ZZ, how exciting that all 3 birds have flown back home! :-)
NatureWalker
New York & Terrell, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 4, 2006
4:54 AM

Post #2247259

No, I started some of them to plant out, and they're looking like 'A Potato Leaf' instead!

I was surprised too; I'd bought 'Amish Paste' not A Potato Leaf! Now I won't have any paste tomatoes... waaah!

And I sprayed my little Sungold with some 'Messenger' and he grew into 24" tall in 3 weeks; and looks like he wants to break the window out! Like a little monster; and he's going to need a stake now. I'll try to get his picture uploaded tomorrow.

~* Robin
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 4, 2006
4:59 AM

Post #2247267

Robin...
The Seeds Were Returned with the Package.
I Have Them Here Not to Worry.
NatureWalker
New York & Terrell, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 4, 2006
5:19 AM

Post #2247292

Leland,

Got your email; and replied.

~* Robin
zarcanat
Montreal, QC
(Zone 4b)

May 4, 2006
4:47 PM

Post #2248276

Lelan,

As chemocurl, I'm curious as to how many new varieties there were of interest to you if you have time to sort it out ;-))
Lixi
south-west Peloponne
Greece
(Zone 9a)

May 4, 2006
9:07 PM

Post #2248923

Did the third RR fly home??? Or are yo still waiting? ...
I would love this package to arrive whole and sane ... after a journey of nearly three month (around the world in 80 days!!!) - some things seem to havenīt changed too much during the last century... post-performance for example ...
Love to hear the red bird plopping back in his nest ... tell us please, dear Lelan!

AND THANKS AGAIN FOR THIS OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCE!

Jeanne
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 4, 2006
11:02 PM

Post #2249231

Oh...I Thought for Sure it was a Letter from the Queen...
But it was Even Better...
The INTERNATIONAL Round-Robin Has Landed!


Wow What a Package that was Returned to Me.
And...of the 3 Packages...
The International Round-Robin was the Only Package Returned to Me Intact as I Sent it...with Everything Inside and Out...as I Originally Sent it.
The Red Bubble Mailer...The Ziploc Enclosure Bag...The Book of Seed Packets and Amazingly Even the 2 Blue Rubber Bands Around the Book...The Rules...Mailing Order...Inventory Sheets and...I Just Can't Beleive It for as Many Thousand's of Miles this Package Has Flown.

The Package Arrived Here with...
121 Total Seed Packets!...WOW! and...
77 Tomato Seed Packets Were Traded Around Canada and Europe Amongst 6 Participants!
So Just Shy of 200 Seed Packets Went Through the International Robin!


I Will be Making a Couple of Posts Here Later with Some Wonderful Pix That Will Drag this Thread Even Slower...Pix That no One Will Want to Miss...So 'Don't' Un-Watch this Thread.

This Has Been a Most Rewarding(I Hope) Experience for Everyone Involved. And Has Been an Up and Down Adventure for All of Us Waiting for the Robins to Arrive and to be Sent...But it All Worked Out in the End...Thanks to All of You.
You are ALL a Great Bunch of Tomato Groupies! or...
Maybe that Should be Tomato 'Rugrats'...(lol)

But Most of All...
We Have Made Some of the Best Tomato Friends!

to EVERYONE Who Participated...
A Very Truly Heartfelt THANK YOU for Participating!
And May You All be Overloaded with Wonderful Tomatoes this Summer!
This Has Been a Wonderful Experience for Me!

Lelan.

I Will Get to All the Questions and the Varieties.
(Yes...There Were Alot of Wonderful Varieties Returned to Me).
But I Have Alot of Things on My Plate Right Now...I am Overwhelmed Right Now!
And...
I am Trying to Transplant Over 2000 of My Own Market Tomato Plants for Grow-Outs!

Life is...Beautiful!


This message was edited May 4, 2006 4:04 PM
Emaewest
Timberlea, NS
(Zone 6a)

May 5, 2006
12:02 AM

Post #2249381

Whoa-hoo! This whole experience has been fantastic.

What a great bunch of folks. : )

Thank you so much for everything, Lelan!

Rhonda
zarcanat
Montreal, QC
(Zone 4b)

May 5, 2006
10:56 PM

Post #2252343

Yes! Thank you so much, you gave me the chance to participate in a wonderfull experience that I want to renew one of these days. I might start one RR by myself when I will have sufficient time. Everything was so clearly explained and the package was so creative.

Thanks again and wish you good luck with all your new tomatoes!

zarcanat
Patbarr
Sheffield
United Kingdom
(Zone 7b)

May 7, 2006
9:52 PM

Post #2257391

Glad the RR arrived safe and sound - sorry it wasn't from the Queen - only me.

However do you find time to transplant 2000 plants Lelan?

I hope everyone has a very good tomato growing year.

Best wishes, Pat
Patbarr
Sheffield
United Kingdom
(Zone 7b)

June 22, 2007
10:14 PM

Post #3646688

Just to let you know that all the varieties are growing well with lots of fruit setting. The one with the most tomatoes with interesting pointy ends on the fruit is Early Cascade, and the trusses really are cascading. I hope they taste as good as they look when they ripen. I've looked all the varieties I have chosen up on the plant finder and it should be interesting to compare my impression of the flavour with the descriptions already given. I grow them in the greenhouse and we are having a rather wet summer so far with not much sun, so that could affect the flavour - I'll report back when I've tasted them.
I was a bit disappointed when I read that Early Cascade is a hybrid and won't come true from seed - but I will save some anyway and see what (if anything) I get.

Pat
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 22, 2007
11:06 PM

Post #3646832

Pat.

Good to Hear from Somebody About the Seeds that Went through the Tomato Seed Round-Robin's...Especially the International One!
Sorry to Hear of the Early Summer Wetness in England.

Early Cascade Seems to be Stable Now...I Have Been Growing it for 7 Years(Since 2000) Straight from Saved Seed from the Best Plants Producing the Best Fruit.
Let Me Know Lots of Details and Pics if Possible are Always Nice...:)
(Those Were My Seeds I am Sure)...
Yes Heavy Producer One that We Plant Out and Use Every Year.
A Great Basic Utility Tomato.

Anyone Else Have Some Good or Bad Comments/Results...All are Welcome.

Also...Would Anyone be Interested in Participating in this Again in the Fall(October 2007)...
Instead of Starting in December/January.
I Will Plan on Hosting One in the Fall..Unless Something Happens.

Thanks Pat for the Information.

Lelan.
sheran
LA, So CAL (Northrid, CA
(Zone 10a)

July 13, 2007
9:03 PM

Post #3732689

Hello zzzz I too have planted several of the Z robin tomato seeds, and they are doing well. I am still am at awe of you cool packet skills.
DrDoolotz
Oxford, NS
(Zone 5b)

July 14, 2007
1:20 PM

Post #3734869

I would definitely participate again! I had such great 'maters from the last one! And I got to try some fun new varieties.
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 14, 2007
10:26 PM

Post #3736398

Having nothing to do with this thread, Lelan, I just wanted to report that the Mother Russia seeds you sent me are doing fabulously. Every one that I planted germinated, and the plants are going gangbusters. I can hardly wait to taste them!

Thumbnail by Sequee
Click the image for an enlarged view.

Patbarr
Sheffield
United Kingdom
(Zone 7b)

July 14, 2007
11:21 PM

Post #3736556

Hi Lelan, Most of the varieties I've tried are doing really well but are slow to ripen as we've still not had much sunshine. By the way, how do you know when the Cherokee Green are ripe, do they change colour?

Here's a photo of the Early Cascade:

Thumbnail by Patbarr
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Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 15, 2007
2:42 PM

Post #3738372

Pat - They will lighten in color a bit, but I find that going by "touch" works best. (Close your eyes and expec expect them to feel like any other ripe tomato.) Yes, I know I'm an oddball, but it works!

BTW, Lelan. If your are brave enough to do this again, I'm in!
Patbarr
Sheffield
United Kingdom
(Zone 7b)

July 15, 2007
8:35 PM

Post #3739480

Thanks Sequee, I'll go and give them a little squeeze. I know what you mean - just a little bit of give and a slight colour change.

I think I'll give the next RR a miss, I'm always tempted to try new varieties, but I think I should use up some of the 40 or so varieties I already have, and maybe join in the next one. I'm afraid I always get seed greed.
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

July 15, 2007
10:06 PM

Post #3739712

LOL! I have anout 350 or so varieites, and have sooooooooooo much trouble deciding what to plant, but I just can't pass up the opportunity to find more and different. It's a curse, but I'm totally ok with it!
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

July 15, 2007
11:13 PM

Post #3739904

This thread is getting pretty long... Lelan, would you please consider starting a new thread to follow up on your Star Studded Tomato Seed Round Robin? I've got a lot of different varieties out there this year, thanks to you and the other participants, and it would be fun to have a new thread for photos and reports!
ZZTOPSOIL
Willamette Valley-OS, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 16, 2007
7:37 AM

Post #3741247

OK...We're Moving to a NEW Thread.
Here's Our NEW Location for Discussion and Photo Op's
from the 2006 'Star-Studded' Tomato Seed Round-Robin.

http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/748784/
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

July 16, 2007
12:34 PM

Post #3741571

Thanks!
IO1
Waaaay Down South, GA

August 8, 2007
11:49 PM

Post #3834372

ZZTOPSOIL
I was referred to this thread from the new one to show my interest in your RR if you should decide to do another one. Please count me in. :-)
... Susan
lafko06
Brimfield, MA
(Zone 5a)

August 8, 2007
11:53 PM

Post #3834390

Yep, I'm hearing rumors that you might do another one these RR's. :) I'd looooooooove to join if you re-start a new one please. Thank you! :)
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

August 8, 2007
11:54 PM

Post #3834392

Oh, guys - I didn't mean that you had to respond here. Duh! Guess I should be more clear with my statements. I just wanted you to be able to check for yourself that he's interested in doing another. (I'm still in awe of the fact that he would throw himself on the tracks for us again!)

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