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kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

June 1, 2006
2:25 AM

Post #2337759

RR closed~~~~~Box is making its rounds now

I am a bit jealous about all these going around and I can not seem to get in on it. I would like to start a round robin for newbies. I think we can work out a RR with quick growing seeds, or unique seeds. I would like to know what everyone thinks. I think we could start with 5 seeds packets? It is not going to be as organized as some of these, but hey, were newbies. What do we know? Who's interested?

Kelly

This message was edited Aug 17, 2006 7:21 PM
hag49
China Spring, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 1, 2006
11:30 AM

Post #2338936

Kelly, I'd be interested. I'd love to get a RR of colorful foliage seeds, aka coleus,etc. I'm always wanting pretty foliage as the flowers get raggy fast in our heat. Let me know if any interest shows up.
hilary
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

June 1, 2006
1:16 PM

Post #2339203

Sure thing.
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

June 2, 2006
1:00 PM

Post #2343129

Wow No interest huh? I have aabout 40 packs of seeds to work with, and some cute small pots among other things. I had hoped for some response. If no one else signs up by Monday, I will send it to whoever responds and we can do a small RR. (even if it is only 2 people.)

Kelly
Noell_swfl
Fort Myers, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 3, 2006
4:32 PM

Post #2347784

I'm a newbee and I'll try any seeds!

I love to try and grow new things and share seeds!
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

June 4, 2006
3:42 AM

Post #2349865

Cool, love to have you!!
Noell_swfl
Fort Myers, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 5, 2006
1:31 AM

Post #2352521

lol Thaks!

hehe.. What do I do? *grin*
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

June 5, 2006
8:40 PM

Post #2355432

Nothing, I will gather everything up, send it to Hilary, she will take some, replace with some, send to you, you will do the same and send back to me. I only ask for all (2) of you to take/replace at least 5 seed packets. That way we all can get a chance at something new. Feel free to take more, that is just the minimum. I will let you know when the box goes out. Hopefully, by Wed.

Kelly

PS Make sure your name is on the address exchange so we know where to send it, or send me a Dmail with your address.
knolan
Sugar Land, TX
(Zone 9a)

June 6, 2006
2:11 AM

Post #2356513

I've never participated. Can I play too? I've got some seeds to share!
Kristi
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

June 6, 2006
2:12 AM

Post #2356519

Sure thing. I will add you to the list. Noell will send to you and you will send back to me!!
gardenglory
Gainesville, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 7, 2006
3:08 PM

Post #2362208

hi...i would love to do this as well...i dont have alot of seeds but i have collected some over the past year from the yard...im a bit of a bulb person and am trying to learn to grow lilies from seed...i cant even grow a zinia from seed in the ground...only have luck in pots...learning...I have some four oclocks...some heirloom tomoato...some african iris...alot of marigolds( like asking if you need any more squash in the summer). Not sure what the address exchange is but i will be glad to send it somehow.
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

June 7, 2006
3:16 PM

Post #2362235

Awesome! You have to be a subscriber to put your address in the exchange, If you would Dmail me with the address, i will put you on. The box is almost ready, and will go out either later today or early tomorrow, priority mail.

kelly
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

June 11, 2006
7:31 PM

Post #2378617

Just a note, I did not get this out when I said, watching the neice and nephew and WOW, did I forget how much work a 1 and 2 year old were...I will put this in Monday's mail.

Kelly
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

June 15, 2006
3:42 PM

Post #2393152

Sorry, I swear, life just isn't kind sometimes. I do not have the box out. It is going out on Monday, come he** or high water. My son is autistic, and although high functioning, life with any changes is horrible. How about taking him from a structured setting like school and give him free reign to do "as he wishes" for 3 months. We have a new schedule in place, but he is not taking too well to it. Sorry for any inconvenience to anyone. Hopefully, you will not be too upset with me?

Kelly
Noell_swfl
Fort Myers, FL
(Zone 10a)

June 15, 2006
9:20 PM

Post #2394174

No worries. I have a friend and both her twins are also autistic. I know life can become very hard when things change to fast..
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

June 16, 2006
1:46 AM

Post #2394981

Thanks, only those with experience can truly "get" it I appreciate your patience.

Kelly
Outraejss
Lawrenceville, GA
(Zone 7b)

June 19, 2006
2:52 PM

Post #2407937

I've been at DG for about a month. Am I still a newbie? Can I play? Please...huh...please...?

bluespiral

bluespiral

(Zone 7a)

June 22, 2006
2:02 PM

Post #2419822

me too? I understand about life changing the best laid plans more than I can say here. After following this forum for a few months, how people manage the bumpy roads some of these round robins take is becoming kind of a therapy for me - helps to know you're not the only one with unusual circumstances. Most RRs seem to "get there when they get there" - fine with me.

I have some interesting seeds burning holes in their box - would be a shame for them not to find a home.
RainGazer
Southeast, TN
(Zone 7a)

June 22, 2006
2:23 PM

Post #2419874

I'll jump on the bandwagon! Will I fit in the RR somewhere? I have collected some sorta interesting seeds over the last year and I'd be happy to share!

bluespiral

bluespiral

(Zone 7a)

June 22, 2006
4:55 PM

Post #2420543

Kelly, I have a lot more seed than you do looking for homes. What do you think about my sending out my seed first, and then you would be the last recipient of this robin?

Let me see if I can drum up some more participants - now is an excellent time for zone 5 and up to start biennial or perennial seed for next year (winter sowing is best - maybe divide your seed into one group to sow now and another to wintersow later). Also, there are some annuals I understand that can still be started for this year at this time here (for example: rose moss, cosmos, probably others. And then there's calendula which I have seen blooming here even after the first autumn frost).

Some RR participants just take some seeds out of a packet and send the packet along for others to share.

A great garden website that includes excellent germination information is: http://tomclothier.hort.net/index.html
momcat
northeast, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 23, 2006
8:34 PM

Post #2425124

Kelly, I'm not a newbie, but would love to join in, too, if it's not too late. I understand your issues with routine changes, my nephew is autistic, and functions fairly well, as long as nothing upsets his routine. This summer will be challenging for my brother (who is the custodial parent). I have alot of seeds that never got planted, because of my mothers health issues I just never found the time!
I'm in the exchange. Please let me know,
Deb
rainy_jane
Hanson, KY
(Zone 6a)

June 28, 2006
4:54 AM

Post #2442061

Hi,
If it's not too late, I would love to get in. I love surprises in the mail!
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

July 1, 2006
3:36 AM

Post #2453570

Sorry everyone,

Seriously, I did not fall off the face of the earth. My husband has been in and out of the hospital and we do not know what is going on. We are a young couple (30's) and are absolutely clueless. We have an autistic child and between the two, it has been all I can do to breathe, let alone go online or to the PO. I am terribly sorry. I am ready to send the box. Here is what we will do. I will send it to bluespiral (Karen) and then you can send it to the next one on the list, and so on. When it gets back to me, I will be very excited. I love to get surprises in the mail, and I can really use some NICE surprises right now. If you are praying types, please pray for my husband's health, and also for my patience and sanity!! LOL

Here is the way I have the list:
Bluespiral AKA Karen
hag49 AKA Hilary
Noell_swfl AKA Noell
knolan AKA Kristi
gardenglory AKA Pam
windbalm AKA (sent Dmail on the 10th, waiting for address and name)
Outraejss AKA Jessica
RainGazer AKA (Need name and address)
momcat AKA Deb
rainy_jane AKA Jane
kaykay1010 AKA (Me!) Kelly

Last chance to correct me!

Thanks again, and again, and again.

Kelly

bluespiral

bluespiral

(Zone 7a)

July 1, 2006
3:29 PM

Post #2454502

Kelly, am certainly including you and all your family in my prayers and hoping for a positive outcome. I am so looking forward to a less messy desk once those seed packets start looking for good homes - not to mention bags in the kitchen from 2005 and 2006 harvests. Our house is about 540 sq ft, and humans take second place around here - LOL.

Karen
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

July 5, 2006
3:03 AM

Post #2468527

Guess What? The box is ready. It goes out tomorrow. I will enclose a list of who it goes to. I am also putting in a list of interesting information about some of the items. If you get the box and there are caladium bulbs, or the voodoo lily bulb, be forewarned, It may not bloom. It has been poorly taken care...by whom, I wonder. Sorry. Hope everyone enjoys this RR. Let me know when You receive the box and when you send it.!!

Thanks for your patience.

kelly
Noell_swfl
Fort Myers, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 5, 2006
4:54 AM

Post #2468879

Cool!!!! This will be fun! I can't wait! yay!!
hag49
China Spring, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 6, 2006
2:33 AM

Post #2472648

Yeehaw... I just checked back on this and find it's a go after all. I'm ready. I have already started harvesting seeds for 2006. I've gathered quite a few so I'll have fresh seed to add to the box. I'm sure I'll have a bunch of new items to add to the mix so it will be an interesting selection.
hilary hag49
hag49
China Spring, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 12, 2006
11:46 AM

Post #2496329

So what's the progress on the box? I'm second in line and I need to know when to expect it. do tell, please..
hilary
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

July 12, 2006
11:48 AM

Post #2496333

Hi Hilary,

I sent the box last week. I will check with Karen to make sure she got it.

Kelly

bluespiral

bluespiral

(Zone 7a)

July 13, 2006
5:55 AM

Post #2500257

Hello Hillary, Kelly and All,

'Pooter crashed and car is in shop waiting for parts for a while. This is the first time I've been online in a while. The seeds arrived last Saturday and DH got the box to the post office with oodles more seed packets on Tuesday, July 11 just before sending car to a wee oblivion in the "repair" shop. I hope y'all will forgive me for the hiatus and lack of confirmation #. It looks like the box is off to a great start with seeds.

karen
hag49
China Spring, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 14, 2006
10:26 PM

Post #2506479

Karen, just rec'd your box today. 1 of the colored candle holders (pink) was shattered. The others are ok. I just scanned it, not really looking in debth. I know I won't get it to the PO tomorrow, as I have to go to work early, but I'll get it back out first thing Monday. I'm mailing to Noell.
I'll check back later.
hilary

bluespiral

bluespiral

(Zone 7a)

July 15, 2006
5:00 AM

Post #2507742

Hilary, so glad our computer and car snafus didn't hold up the robin. I hope you took some of those coleus seeds that Kelly put in. Kelly included a lot of whimsical, pretty, garden non-seed stuff - very generous and hard to find room to add my seed packets.

Is 8 days for a flat-rate, priority-mail box to get from Kelly to me normal?

Kelly, thank you so much for doing this - the contents of that box looked like a labor of love.

Karen
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

July 15, 2006
6:36 PM

Post #2509112

No, Wow, that really took a long time. I am quite surprised at that, usually it only take s a few days, four max.

Sorry about losing a candleholder...I use them for my little plants too. They are great for baby plants.

I really enjoyed putting this together. I had a lot of stuff that I got at a great rate and some was just here. I hope all are having fun. If you could, please post when you get the box and when you send it.

Thanks to all!!

Kelly
hag49
China Spring, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 15, 2006
9:20 PM

Post #2509558

Kelly, I'll be mailing the box out on Monday from Texas on its way to sunny Florida... hilary
BTW, one of the clay water holders was broken, too. I thought the package of goodies was terrific.
hag49
China Spring, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 19, 2006
12:01 AM

Post #2521062

I mailed on monday and sent priority w/delivery confirmation. The #33907. You can check the progress at www.usps.com
have fun w/the box. It's quite fun opening a box of treasure. I loved it.
hilary
Noell_swfl
Fort Myers, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 20, 2006
4:14 AM

Post #2525829

OMG! I got it today... My mail man and the lady next door were there with me! They were like kids at a candy store! They got a giggle when I told them it was from someone I didn't even know!

This is really fun!!
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

July 20, 2006
1:39 PM

Post #2526486

Glad you are enjoying it. I am so happy to make people happy. I think this is a great way to meet new people, too. How often can I say I have a new friend in Florida?

Kelly
Noell_swfl
Fort Myers, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 20, 2006
1:43 PM

Post #2526494

lol... hot sticky hurricane alley Florida!


It is fun!
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

July 20, 2006
1:46 PM

Post #2526510

speaking of hurricanes, my family (from Ohio, mind you) survived Hurricane Charley. We were there doing Disney and we went through it. We dealt with the lack of gasoline and torn up buildings and all. I feel you. That was a minor one. i will be thinking of you all season.

Kelly
Noell_swfl
Fort Myers, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 21, 2006
12:33 AM

Post #2528770

Oh yes... I live right near where it made land fall. My best firend was in the eye walls... My home was hit hard..
skidivur
Marysville, WA

July 23, 2006
10:13 PM

Post #2539073

KAYKAY,
I am GAME, AND a total newbie!! Hows this work??

cedarnest
Northeast, NE
(Zone 5a)

July 25, 2006
2:28 AM

Post #2544577

Oops! Looks like I am too late for this one.If you will be having another one I would be interested.Thanks!!

This message was edited Jul 24, 2006 9:41 PM
Noell_swfl
Fort Myers, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 25, 2006
3:17 AM

Post #2544849

lol the box should go out tomorrow!
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

July 25, 2006
4:25 PM

Post #2546484

Sorry to all who are looking, but the box is currently making its rounds...if we have another I will put you on the list.

Kelly
hag49
China Spring, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 31, 2006
5:18 PM

Post #2570864

Where's the box now? I'd like to keep up w/it and see how everyone is enjoying receiving the box. Please keep us informed.
thanks, Hilary
knolan
Sugar Land, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 13, 2006
3:31 AM

Post #2616556

I just received the box from Noell today. Thak you so much! This is awesome. I'm going through the seeds (and looking up in the plant files those that I know nothing about) and will add a ton to the box before I forward on. I exopect to send out no later than Wednesday, August 15. This is so much fun! Thanks for starting this!

Kristi
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

August 14, 2006
3:22 AM

Post #2619795

Yea...glad everyone is having fun!!
knolan
Sugar Land, TX
(Zone 9a)

August 17, 2006
10:43 PM

Post #2632891

Hi everyone!

I have forwarded the package on to GargenGlory as of this afternoon. Enjoy!

Kristi
Noell_swfl
Fort Myers, FL
(Zone 10a)

August 19, 2006
12:19 AM

Post #2636613

lol!!! I forgot all about this since I sent it out... things have been nuts around here!!

kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

September 9, 2006
10:56 PM

Post #2707040

Anyone heard from windbalm? I hope the box has not gotten lost!!
Noell_swfl
Fort Myers, FL
(Zone 10a)

September 10, 2006
12:05 AM

Post #2707310

??? That would be a bummer!

Oh I got some Lilies from the box... and they are starting to grow (seeds that is)!
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

September 10, 2006
1:19 AM

Post #2707498

I am so glad.

bluespiral

bluespiral

(Zone 7a)

September 11, 2006
2:12 AM

Post #2710844

Y'all, I just heard from someone who received my lily seeds from last year, and she says they are not viable. Unfortunately, I had put some of those in kaykay's box.

So, if anyone wants any lily seeds from me, would you dmail me and I'll put you down for the next crop which should ripen in October. Last year, I crossed Casablanca with Black Beauty. This year, I've crossed a different, unnamed pale blush pink, very fragrant oriental lily with Black Beauty and the pods are swelling nicely. Let me know if you want to try any of these seeds when they ripen and if they turn out to be viable.
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

September 11, 2006
2:41 AM

Post #2711004

OOH OOH Me me!!! I would love some. DL's are ONE of my new favorite passions
knolan
Sugar Land, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 11, 2006
4:17 AM

Post #2711194

Ms. Blue - yes! I would love some lily seeds. Can we trade? I have foxglove, desert willow...too many to name. I love lily's!
hag49
China Spring, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 11, 2006
11:33 AM

Post #2711581

I'd love some too. I have tons of seeds, too, so I can see if you want something I have. I'm sad the box seems to have stopped. That was so much fun and it should have been enjoyed by all. I hope it surfaces soon and moves on.
hilary
knolan
Sugar Land, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 11, 2006
2:56 PM

Post #2712007

Does anyone know where the box was sent last? I agree, a bummer if it doesn't get passed around. It was like opening a Christmas present.
RainGazer
Southeast, TN
(Zone 7a)

September 11, 2006
3:09 PM

Post #2712059

Did GardenGlory receive it?
knolan
Sugar Land, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 11, 2006
3:18 PM

Post #2712089

I have never heard.

GardenGlory - hello? are you there?
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

September 11, 2006
4:06 PM

Post #2712253

She did receive it and sent it along to windbalm. Hopefully, we will hear something soon!! I did send her a dmail late last week, but have not heard anything yet.

bluespiral

bluespiral

(Zone 7a)

September 12, 2006
5:36 PM

Post #2716055

Kaykay1010, Knolan and Hag49, I've gotcha down for the seed - the pods should be nice and crispy brown in October. If anyone would like to dmail me with a tempting trade, that will be fine, but otherwise will send for SASBE.

Evidently, the woodchuck is not finding this year's seed pods as tasty as last year since I bagged them up with ziplock bags. Not terribly attractive, but this is working so far.

Would the ones who haven't gotten the box like to send me a dmail letting me know any other seeds they'd really like to have? Perhaps there's something else I can tuck into the SASBE?


knolan
Sugar Land, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 12, 2006
6:46 PM

Post #2716230

Wonderful, Blue! I'm at the office right now but when I get home this evening I'll send you a list of seeds I have.

Kristi
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

September 20, 2006
11:38 PM

Post #2743617

Good News and Bad news. Which do you want first? I always take the bad news first. So here goes. The box was torn up and may be missing a lot of stuff. The good news...We found the box!!! It will be on its way shortly to windbalm. Gardenglory went to the PO (no easy task, mind you, it is really far away) and found that it was badly beaten and torn up and missing items. So, at least we are on the right track. Here is what I am going to do. When I get the box backafter it has made its rounds, I can add more items and start it on its rounds again. I will add in anyone that asked about it recently that was not involved, drop anyone that wants out, and go again. How does that sound? She felt so bad, and wanted to send it back to me to take care of, but I knew that everyone on here would probably prefer to get the box and see what is still in it and go around again rather than waiting for me to get it, refill it, and resend it. I hope that is all right with everyone.

Yipee!!!! We found the box, we found the box,we found the box,(doing the happy dance and singing)Woo Hoo

Kelly

PS Blue, how about a small named DL for your seeds? I am getting ready to send a few out and my DH says I am not allowed to plant any more if I am getting tulips to plant soon(I just planted 10 new DL's)...bummer : 0 (
hag49
China Spring, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 20, 2006
11:56 PM

Post #2743662

Blue, give me a hint of what you'd like. I have a gazillion seeds of all kinds of things. My list is too long to do here. I could just send a pkg. for you and surprise you, or if you'll give me some likes/dislikes I'll have a better idea.
I'm psyched for those seeds, I'll bet they are wonderful.
hilary

bluespiral

bluespiral

(Zone 7a)

September 21, 2006
10:51 AM

Post #2744952

kelly, that DL sounds wonderful - thank you.

hilary, you and I may have a hill and piles of stones in common, but after that, where you have sun, I have shade. And lots of clay. So, right now, I'm looking for low, shade-tolerant rock garden plants for part of our hill like primroses, but the ones more tolerant of summer dryness like P. sieboldii and P. kisoana; Shortia galicifolia; Ramonda, etc. (spelling of all foregoing?), for which, I think it's safe to say I'll eat my well worn hiking shoes if you should have any on your sunny, Texas hillside - LOL. A family of woodchucks moved into our vegie patch this summer - might you have a root or two of horseradish? I'll bet they leave that alone!

Poor GardenGlory - what a rude surprise at the post office, but glad the robin is back on the wing.

kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

September 21, 2006
1:33 PM

Post #2745309

I have a horseradish plant too, I am clueless about it, though. If I can split it, I will send you some of that too. I just got it this year. I don't even know what to do with it...LOL I just always wanted one. Guide me as to the care of it, and I would LOVE to share!!

bluespiral

bluespiral

(Zone 7a)

September 21, 2006
1:41 PM

Post #2745331

Kelly, maybe you should let it get some size on it first. I haven't tried this recipe, but I understand that, instead of manually grating the root, you can chop it roughly, put that into a blender and just buzz. I don't remember with what exactly - vinegar? mayo? both? But I would let it just grow on for a year at least before digging it up.

hilary - would you have any kind of dwarf poppy? Our spring sun's path through the neighboring trees shines stronger on the morning glory arbor - great place to undersow with poppies earlier in spring. Hate the taste of ripe hiking boots!
hag49
China Spring, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 22, 2006
1:45 AM

Post #2747489

I have the native Texas red poppies (flanders poppies) but not the dwarf opium poppy. Would you like some of those?

bluespiral

bluespiral

(Zone 7a)

September 24, 2006
12:10 AM

Post #2753201

Thanks, Hillary, but there's a strain of Papaver rhoeas called 'Cedric Morris' in pinks, cream and lavender said to be infused with a smoky gray that I have a very strong hankering to see bloom under that arbor next year. I hope it's just a bad picture of it on Thompson & Morgan's website - don't see that smoky effect.

Hard to believe the equinox has come and gone. Time to be thinking about wintersowing - http://davesgarden.com/forums/f/coldsow/all/ .

bluespiral

bluespiral

(Zone 7a)

October 8, 2006
6:35 PM

Post #2797285

kelly, hillary and kristi, this is in the "Eating a Can of Worms Department". I've come to the conclusion that Lilium 'Black Beauty' is infertile, which has been verified by esw. She looked Black Beauty up in the McCrae Lily book which notes that the diploid form of Black Beauty is sterile. Plus, 3 out of 3 people who did try to germinate last year's cross with BB were not successful. Plus, this year's cross also does not have that speck in the middle that indicates viable germ plasm in there.

I apologize about getting everyone's hopes up. Y'all be nice and don't make me use ketchup with my worms.

PS - esw says that the tetraploid form of Black Beauty has parented some beautiful lilies.

PPS - how's ye boxe doing?
hag49
China Spring, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 9, 2006
9:07 PM

Post #2801138

No problema, I was beggin anyway. I am always grateful for anything new and smelly and pretty that comes along, but not in a dither if it doesn't. Thanks for offering anyway. Kudos
Hilary
windbalm
Philipsburg, PA
(Zone 5b)

October 13, 2006
5:17 PM

Post #2813924

Hi All- Just wanted to let everybody know that I got the box on October 10th, and it has lots of great stuff in it still, even if it did get torn up. I spent a whole evening going through it... bliss! I put in a whole bunch of seeds, and will send it out tomorrow. Here it comes, Jessica!
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

October 16, 2006
7:37 PM

Post #2822663

Woo Hoo!! We are on the move again!!

Who is in if I send it around again? We are nearing the end, and I have some more goodies to put in. This time, though, instead of going in the order of posting, I am going to put everyones name in a hat to pick for the order. So, if you got it first, you will not get it first again, and ditto for the last.
knolan
Sugar Land, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 16, 2006
7:55 PM

Post #2822710

I'm in! This is too much fun and I have a TON of new seeds.
momcat
northeast, IL
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2006
1:53 AM

Post #2823658

I haven't gotten it the first time, yet, but would love to be in, if it's going around again!!
Deb
hag49
China Spring, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 18, 2006
10:31 PM

Post #2829618

I'm in again. It's fun receiving a little surprise when you least expect it.
Hilary
linedancer
Fort McCoy, FL

October 22, 2006
6:25 PM

Post #2840381

Kaykay,
I'd be interested in a Round Robin. I'm fairly new to DG and don't know what a RR is, but it sounds like fun. Count me in.
Linedancer
momcat
northeast, IL
(Zone 5a)

October 22, 2006
11:41 PM

Post #2841063

Any idea where the box is now?? I'm getting anxious!!
Deb
rainy_jane
Hanson, KY
(Zone 6a)

October 23, 2006
10:38 AM

Post #2842149

Count me in... if it goes around again!
Jane
Noell_swfl
Fort Myers, FL
(Zone 10a)

October 25, 2006
2:49 PM

Post #2848746

lol... I have lilies growing now from the Robin!!! Just wanted to share! The plants are small... but so cute and I'm so excited!

I also have a few other plants growing.. but I didn't mark them.. so once they make a flower.. (any day now) I'll take a few pics!

I also have Mary Gold's growing and flowering!

The wind chimes are awesome! I hear them everyday just about and all day when the wind is blowing! This was fun!

It is cool taht I have plants that may have seeds to them still in the box!
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

October 25, 2006
3:09 PM

Post #2848796

That is cool, but it also makes me ill...LOL We had a hard freeze here, and I am a firm believer in keeping my plants in the ground until mother nature does her business (as far as annuals) so I am going to be cleaning up my beds this weekend, while it is 60 or so. Of course, it is going to be warmer for the next week or more. Enjoy those sprouts and keep us informed.

Jess has the box and is in the process of getting it to the PO. So, it will be going to RainGazer next!!
windbalm
Philipsburg, PA
(Zone 5b)

October 25, 2006
4:47 PM

Post #2849204

I'm glad Jess got the box okay. Count me in for the next round, too, please!
maineroses
Milo, ME
(Zone 4a)

October 26, 2006
5:57 PM

Post #2852789

i WOULD LIKE IN NEXT TIME IT GOES AROUND-ROBIN
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

October 26, 2006
11:12 PM

Post #2853669

Love to have you Robin
maineroses
Milo, ME
(Zone 4a)

November 2, 2006
8:02 PM

Post #2875986

Great ty for letting me know...
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

November 12, 2006
8:46 PM

Post #2907795

Where is the box now?
Poajoan
Reno, NV
(Zone 5a)

November 13, 2006
6:52 PM

Post #2910283

This sounds like fun. Would you count me in if you have space? Joan
Noell_swfl
Fort Myers, FL
(Zone 10a)

November 16, 2006
6:33 PM

Post #2919591

just wanted to say.. I don't have mayr golds... they are orange cosmos! still awesome!

9kittymom

9kittymom
Bartlesville, OK
(Zone 6a)

November 16, 2006
7:27 PM

Post #2919752

I would like to be added to this if I can. I'm not new, but these are 'usually' fun.

Thanks!
Susan
=^..^=
momcat
northeast, IL
(Zone 5a)

November 16, 2006
9:49 PM

Post #2920114

Any news on the box's location???
TurtleChi
Danville, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 17, 2006
12:55 AM

Post #2920673

Hello,
I dont know what it is but I want in...What kind of seeds? I have some but what is 5 packets? Do you mean I go buy 5 packest of seeds? I have some seeds that I collected and some I have bought... Are they any good???? Hey I am a newbie... :-) Just let me know how we play and tag your it...LOL

Susan, Danville, Va.
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

November 24, 2006
3:09 PM

Post #2940585

Kelly I would love to be in on this box if it goes around again. My addy is in Dave's
maineroses
Milo, ME
(Zone 4a)

December 5, 2006
11:44 PM

Post #2972122

just wondering when do you expect this to run around again ?any news?
mark333
Thornville, OH

December 20, 2006
8:09 PM

Post #3014550

Kelly or who is in charge...i'd be interested in this round robin if it's still going...never did one and i'd love to try...thanks! mark
maineroses
Milo, ME
(Zone 4a)

December 28, 2006
2:37 PM

Post #3030668

is this still going?
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

December 30, 2006
9:37 PM

Post #3037161

I have to apologize. I was involved in a car accident with my autistic son in November, and we have been dealing with therapy, and healing and just regular life issues. I am finally getting back on track. Today is the first day that I have been on here since that dreadful day. I have let many people down with swaps, and my secret santa and exchanges. I hope everyone here can be forgiving and know it was not meant to harm anyone. I was just simply not able. Back to the box. I have not heard anything, it will take me a few days to track down where it may be, whether or not it is around, I will start another one soon, my DH says I gotta get rid of all the stuff I was supposed to send for swaps. It is going one way or another! I will let everyone know ASAP.
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

January 7, 2007
12:40 AM

Post #3060198

What is aRR trade? this is my first season and i do not know how to trade anything at all.
huggle002
Fort Edward, NY
(Zone 5a)

February 8, 2007
9:02 PM

Post #3170216

Hi. If this gets started or restarted, I would love tot ake part in it as well. I am in the address book...Thanks, Dawn
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

February 9, 2007
3:05 AM

Post #3171053

hnz11 A round robin is when someone starts a box with small gifts or seeds and sends it to the next person on the list . That person takes out a few items they like and replaces them with the same number of seeds or gift s equal to or better than those taken. Send it on to the next person on the list. It is best kept to a small amount of people so it can be kept up with. At the end the first person who started it ends up with the box with the different goodies collected along the way.
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 9, 2007
3:08 PM

Post #3172188

Hmmm, it sounds very fun but unfortunatly , at the present moment I have had a problem with damping off with my seeds, i have been working on my soil ph, etc. but if anyone took my seeds, they would have to treat and spray all the plants and seeds in the box, I suspect thaty may be contaminated. I am hosed out of this I imagine for now. This season may proove different, we will see. I am not starting any seedlings this year indoors. I am working on a massive start over project from scratch, so all my work is on that uncharted water. i guess I could put stuff in i have puchased from the store? Is that acceptable or does it have to be from your own garden seeds and or plants?
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

February 10, 2007
2:13 AM

Post #3173918

bought seeda your seeds trade seeds are all OK. But this Robin came to a halt a long time ago. Maybe someone will start up a new one.
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 10, 2007
6:19 AM

Post #3174343

hmm. there are a lot of things i need to do firsts on dg, this is only one.

bluespiral

bluespiral

(Zone 7a)

February 13, 2007
11:29 PM

Post #3186205

I'd like to be included if this RR starts up, too.

hellnzn11, just about everyone - sooner or later - has to contend with damp-off fungus. It has more to do with the indoor conditions or poor aeration that nurture the fungus than with the seeds themselves. A seed-starting technique that gets around the indoor conditions is called wintersowing: http://www.wintersown.org/ . Wintersown seedlings don't get damp-off fungus the way indoor sown ones do.

Scroll over to the right and click where it says "Winter Sowing 2006 Database" to see which seeds have been successfully wintersown in your zone. The websight tells you how to winter sow, and for more help, DG has a Winter Sowing Forum - lots of folks there happy to answer questions.
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 14, 2007
5:18 AM

Post #3187092

thanks, I`ll look, in the past all I have done is sown in the winter but 200 die and 1 lives but i will see what went wrong.

bluespiral

bluespiral

(Zone 7a)

February 14, 2007
1:03 PM

Post #3187584

hellnzn11, damp-off fungus is an old "friend" of mine, as are legions of other persnickety obstacles to getting a plant from its seed into my garden. When I was starting out, the following would have saved me a lot of frustration - hope it's helpful.

The garden diary of rjuddharrison makes a wonderful introduction for starting seeds: http://davesgarden.com/journal/d/t/rjuddharrison/1923/

For lists of plants containing germination requirements for each plant, here's a thread that makes a great reference:

http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/690295/

Many of the links in the above thread have other information:

This post - http://davesgarden.com/forums/p.php?pid=3168014 - has a great how-to-do on the baggy method (robsplants).

This post - http://davesgarden.com/forums/p.php?pid=3179902 - has frost dates for different states in the US (victoryseeds).

Sterilizing your containers and seed-starting medium is important:

Before re-using containers, they should be cleaned in soapy water and then soaked in a solution of 4 parts water to 1 part bleach (clorox) (I may not have the exact amounts correct, and there are other ways to do this). I leave my containers to soak overnight - perhaps someone else knows the exact time for that.

For sterilizing soil, Critterologist knows how to do it with a baggie and a microwave - I believe she learned the hard way - lol. Will have to see if I can get her over here. My way isn't the easiest way - I pour boiling water into our turkey roasting pan, set my pots or cell packs filled with seed-starting medium in there, and then put the turkey roaster top over that. I gradually add boiling water taking care that the medium doesn't float out of its container. Norm Deno recommends pouring boiling water over your medium-filled container 3 times and then cooling it before sowing seed.

After things cool down, I sow seeds using methods for each one from the above sources. Generally, I put a flat in a 30-gallon trash bag and remove the flat as soon as the first seedling germinates, but some require light, so they get transparent plastic wrap over their container. It varies, so it pays to look up the germination technique for each type of seed you're working with.

For damp-off fungus, as seedlings develop, and watering is required, I water from the bottom using 1 Tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide (H202) to 1 gallon of tap water (some prefer to use distilled water). Some water their developing seedlings with chamomile tea applied to the surface. Another fungus-inhibitor is sprinkling - very thinly - peat moss over the surface. Aeration helps retard damp-off fungus - some crack a window near - but not too near - their seedlings for a few minutes a day and others may have a fan going in the seedlings' vicinity.

hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 14, 2007
5:18 PM

Post #3188625

thanks , I will try to put this in my diary on dg, i have a heading for the subject.

bluespiral

bluespiral

(Zone 7a)

February 14, 2007
7:47 PM

Post #3189127

Here's Critterologist's thread, "Fire in the Hole" about her exploits sterilizing seed-starting medium with a baggie in a microwave oven: http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/485675/
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 14, 2007
11:03 PM

Post #3189737

this is bigger than I knew, good heavens to Betsy, as my grandma would say.

bluespiral

bluespiral

(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2007
10:20 AM

Post #3191012

Johnny Appleseed made it seem so simple, didn't he?
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 15, 2007
8:50 PM

Post #3192970

well I need to go make Gopher cages and watch the tivo stuff that is backing up. Yes, Darn that Jonny Appleseed.

bluespiral

bluespiral

(Zone 7a)

February 15, 2007
11:18 PM

Post #3193441

lol
ByndeweedBeth
scio, oregon, OR
(Zone 8a)

February 15, 2007
11:26 PM

Post #3193465

If this goes round again, I would like to participate!
Beth

bluespiral

bluespiral

(Zone 7a)

February 16, 2007
12:27 AM

Post #3193662

Here's a great link that pretty much says it all "for starters" - http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/589725/

waving at Beth
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

February 16, 2007
3:42 AM

Post #3194218

I will put my fungus in the pot. lol
Noell_swfl
Fort Myers, FL
(Zone 10a)

March 15, 2007
4:37 AM

Post #3283126

so is the box done? wow it is a long trip.. ! I would love to do another RR!
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

March 15, 2007
3:39 PM

Post #3284209

Hey I thought we were still waiting? I never did this one????
Noell_swfl
Fort Myers, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 28, 2007
6:31 AM

Post #3788314

this this ever get done?
momcat
northeast, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 9, 2007
10:46 PM

Post #3837795

HURRAY!!!

I was so surprised to find the robin sitting at my door step when I got home from work today!!! I don't think I will be able to get to the post office before Saturday. I will post when it goes out!!

Deb

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

August 10, 2007
7:11 PM

Post #3841086

Not sure if you're still taking names for the second go round, but if you are, I'd like in. I'm not sure if momcat is getting this the first time, or the second!
RainGazer
Southeast, TN
(Zone 7a)

August 10, 2007
7:14 PM

Post #3841097

She just got it for the first round. I dropped the ball big time and the robin lived with me for months. I sincerely apologize to everyone involved.
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

August 11, 2007
4:57 AM

Post #3843401

Hey I said I wanted to do it too. What about me?

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

August 11, 2007
1:18 PM

Post #3843922

Has anyone heard from Kelly? I don't see that she's posted here and I'm wondering if they are okay. If anyone knows, could you please post?

Thanks.
momcat
northeast, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 11, 2007
1:32 PM

Post #3843960

I d-mailed both Kelly and RainyJane, who is next on the list.

RainGazer
Southeast, TN
(Zone 7a)

August 11, 2007
1:37 PM

Post #3843969

I dmailed Kelly several days ago and haven't heard back from her.

helln, you're not listed on the list for the first go-around. Way on up at June 30, 2006
11:36 PM is the list. Here's a link to that post. http://davesgarden.com/forums/p.php?pid=2453570 I don't know what the plans were for a second go-around.
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

August 13, 2007
8:57 PM

Post #3853276

I will send it around again after this time, I will start on the list right away. I may be able to just start another box...I will have to look at my stash and let you know. This is not going to end here. Ask anyone, I am nothing, if not persistent! I may disappear on here for a while, but I promise I will never go away! LOL. I had my sons 13th bday. Man, where did the time go, and of course, with 13 comes the "I am a teenager" thing, except with an autistic child, it is REALLY difficult. Things are good, though, he is happy, and I am OLD.

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

August 14, 2007
12:41 PM

Post #3855390

Kelly...my granddaughter is 13...you're not old...
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

August 15, 2007
10:55 PM

Post #3861163

LOL...where in franklin are you? I moved here 5 years ago, but I was born and bred in Middletown! I lived on Tytus Avenue for 11 years.

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

August 15, 2007
10:57 PM

Post #3861179

We're right on 123, a mile from 75 going east toward Lebanon.

5 acres.

I work in West Chester, where are you in Cinci?
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

August 16, 2007
2:21 AM

Post #3861977

West side, monfort heights area, just off 74, north bend road exit.

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

August 16, 2007
12:22 PM

Post #3862953

How have you been since your accident?

We were all worried about you!
kaykay1010
Cincinnati, OH

August 17, 2007
3:20 PM

Post #3867446

We are just dandy from the accident, however, with Patrick (ds) life is never easy...he just turned 13 and lets me know it...with the autism, although HF, he is a 13 yr old body with the emotions of a 4 yr old, social skills of a 6 yr old and the brain of a 30 year old. Frustrated, confused, SMART. It gets tough. We are taking a break tonight. Going to dinner, alone, haven't done that in over a year. I will hopefully post a new list by Monday and decide to send the same box, or start a new one by then...still have too much cr*p. (...eh hum... stuff.)

joycet

joycet
Franklin, OH
(Zone 6a)

August 17, 2007
3:37 PM

Post #3867514

Hang in there, girl! You're earning the stars for your crown in heaven!!

Have a wonderful time tonight.
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2007
10:40 PM

Post #3868887

I never did one so I guess it was another person trying to do one and I had just missed the one they had done by a short time. Thanks
candles4u
Mount Vernon, IL

December 9, 2010
6:10 PM

Post #8252460



This message was edited Dec 9, 2010 8:11 PM
Crit
Sand Springs (Tulsa), OK
(Zone 7a)

December 14, 2010
6:31 PM

Post #8260636

Is there going to be another RR off this thread?

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