Greater Philly MEG Have's and Wants Thread

Port Norris, NJ(Zone 7b)

Date : April 28, 2012

Time: 1pm

Location: Friendly's near Christmas Tree Shop.
2250 Marlton Pike West Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 (Rt 70)


Always subject to change but those who said they would be interested
in attending should you want or need to carpool.

Roses_R_Red - Mt Bethel PA
Avpat - Atco
Nisi - Bordentown
FlowAJen - Central, NJ
Onewish1 - Denville
Gabigrier - Maple Shade
Marie_Kap - Williamstown
I'm in Port Norris just a river away from Cape May County

On one tables I plan to have bags with attendees names. This is where
you can place your securely wrapped seeds and bulbs for those you are
gifting. On an attached tag please include the name of seed/bulb, any
special planting instructions (if a person has requested it they will probably
have a general knowledge of its basic needs) and gifters name.

There will also be a "free for all bag" for any extras you have to share
at the swap.

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Port Norris, NJ(Zone 7b)

Have List

Agastache rugosa Korean Mint, Archangel Angelica, Anise Hyssop "Honey Bee Blue",
Cinnamon Basil, Sweet Basil, Genovese Basil, Wild Bergamont Monarda fistula,
Boneset Herb Eupatorium parfoliatum, Black Cohosh actaea racemosa,
Chamomile, Culvers Root, Feverfew sancitum porthenum,
Lemon balm, Black Pearl Pepper "ornamental",
Salvia coccina "Snow Nymph and Coral Nymph", Sage "Amethyst Blue and Amethyst Purple",
Sweet Marjoram, Thyme, Watercress "Truwater",
Safflower, Garlic Chives

Bush Bean "Burpee Heaveyweight II",
Brussel Sprouts "Evesham" (heirloom) and "Catskills",
Pumpkin "Jack O'Lantern",
Tomato "Isis Candy", and "Roma VF", Tomatillo,
Watermelon "Allsweet".

Flowers: (partial list)
Amaryllis "Orange Blossom", Astilbe amethyst and white/pink mix,
Aster Fall mix, African daisy mix, Astrantia major (white),
Alyssum "Carpet of Snow", Bachelor Buttons "Double" mix, Baby's Breath "Covent Garden",
Coleus "Wizard mix", Dahlia "Rainbow" mix (18"), Datura metel "Black Currant Swirl",
Four O'Clocks (unkn), Impatiens "Dwarf mix", Lions Ear,
Moss Rose Sundial mix, Red Only and Gold Only, Moss Verbena
Nicotiana "Perfume Lime", "Perfume Purple", and "Indian Peace Pipe",
Petunia hardy mix, Pink/Pink "Chiffon" mix and lavender/purple mix, Phlox "Twinkle Mix"
Penstemon (purple), Wax begonia, Zinnia "Envy" and" Lilliput" mix
I have the following tomato plants available. 4th of July, Silelz (?) (2) San Marzano,
(2) Hungarian Heart

Coleus lover would be delighted with a cutting of both "inky fingers" and "garnet robe" if you still
have some available.

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Bordentown, NJ(Zone 7a)


Seed list (more to come)

Veggies from commercial sources:

Beans, bush snap--Provider (I had originally listed "Contender" but had the wrong name
Pole beans--Kentucky Wonder
Lima beans--Henderson (I think that's the name) Cris 316,
Beans, dry--Vermont Cranberry
Beans, dry--Jacob's Cattle
Peas, Laxton Progress
Peas, snap--Sugar Ann (if you think it's too late this spring, you could still plant for fall)
Watermelon--Moon & Stars (Van Doren Strain)
Leeks--Musselburgh Giants
Brussel Sprouts--Long Island Improved
Cantaloupe--Hale's Best Jumbo
Carrot--Danvers 126
Cabbage--Late Flat Dutch
Swiss Chard--Fordhook Giant
Onion--White Lisbon
Eggplant--Rosa Bianca
Kale--Blue Scotch
Pumpkin--Small Sugar Pie
Winter Squash--Waltham Butternut
Pepper--Sweet Banana
Pepper--Early Jalapeno
Pepper--Californa Wonder
Broccoli--Waltham 29
Zucchini--Black Beauty


Basil--Superbo (something like Genovese?)
Basil--Mrs. Burns Lemon
Parsley-Flat Italian

Double petunias Glorious Mix (2008 seed)
Petunia Double Cascade Orchid Mist (2008 seed)
Dahlia Dwarf Jewel Mix (2010 seed)
Lupine Tutti Frutti
Cosmos Sweet Dreams
Cosmos Sonata Dwarf Blend
Torenia Kauai Blend

Benary Giant Zinnia Mix
Marigold Hero Orange
Marigold Hero Yellow
Marigold Aurora Fire (my favorite)
Marigold Safari Queen
Calendula Lemonade (2010 seed)
Calendula Radio
Red Marietta Marigolds (an heirloom best direct sown)

Plants (not hardened off)

Red geraniums (2). Seeds were from a seed swap. (very grateful for seed swaps)
Everbearing/day neutral strawberry plants (2), bareroot just potted and showing signs of life. (I think these can live outside)

Plus I have at least one iris plant that is either yellow or a purple/yellow bicolor (hasn't bloomed yet). A generous DGer gave me several at a plant swap last year and the extras survived the winter in their pots.

A variety of tomato plants, both heirloom and hybrid. I will bring the ones that are requested. (There are just too many to bring them all!)

The first group was winter sown and are partially hardened off. They are still in their WS containers but I will pot up any requests.

Super Beefsteak
Brandywine Quisenberry Strain
German Giant

The next ones are living inside under lights and will need hardening off. Some are still small.

Amish Paste
Anna Russian
Goldman's Italian-American
Big Beef
Better Boy
Big Boy
Super Beefsteak
Burpee's Steak Sandwich
Brandywine Yellow Platfoot Strain
Brandywine Sudduth Strain
Akers West Virginia
Ailsa Craig
Dr. Lyle
Cowlick's Brandywine
Believe it or Not
Arkansas Traveller
Break O' Day
Eva Purple Ball
Mule Team

The next group was germinated using the dense-planting method promoted by nctomatoman. If you don't know who that is, I can find a link. Anyway, these will be teeny tiny seedlings but have already seen some sun. They are still in their original flat but I can transplant any of them that are requested.

Mortgate Lifter
Early Girl
Costoluto Genovese
Abe Lincoln
Black Cherry
Husky red
San Marzano
Plum Lemon
Tami G
Sweet Olive
Big Mama
Tommy toe
Pruden's Purple
Kellogg's Breakfast
Italian Red Pear
Rutgers Select
Nebraska Wedding
Cherokee Purple
Viva Italia
Yellow Pear
Mr. Stripey
Dr. Wyche's Yellow
Yellow Submarine
Jaune Flammee


Tomato plants (I'm like a kid in a toy shop...plant a lot of varieties but still want new ones, especially other gardeners' favorites!)
Marigold plants or seeds. (Ditto)

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central, NJ(Zone 6b)

3 Mixed wildflower packets(I got these from my sil who got these as a memorial at a funeral, there is no info on the pkt as to when they were packed or what type of flowers)
1000 Siberian Wallflower seeds some to Cris
1000 Mountain Phlox seeds
Liriope plants
Little chicks from Hen and Chicks plant

Coleuslover...these are my absolute favs but I don't want to be greedy...LOL anything you're willing to give I'll happily take ☺
alabama sunset
alice’s malice
careless love
crimson velvet
duke of swirl
garnet robe(notavailable)
max levering
gay’s delight

bloomsdale spinach
early jalapeno
sweet banana
winter squash
Tomato plants
2 Kellogg Breakfast
2 Abe Lincoln
3 tommy toes
3 sweet olives
4 big beef
3 matina
2 mule team

Cris-watermelon and sweet basil

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Mount Bethel, PA(Zone 6a)

Possibility that I will need to baby sit for 5 days including this weekend. DD will be traveling to California if seminar dates are confirmed for this time. If I'm not able to attend, I can send my seeds to someone who will definitely will be going to the swap.

I'll get my seed list together shortly. I've not been home for a while, but I pretty much know what seeds I have.

Rocky Mountain Penstemon.............................................................200 seeds
Blue Flax............................................................................................100 seeds
Dames Rocket...................................................................................100 seeds
Dill.......................................................................................................100 seeds
Mix of Purple, Blue, Burgundy:Ipomoea Purpura Shibori................10 seeds
Cardinal Climber Vine........................................................................20 seeds
Purple Baron Millet (great look for center of planters).....................10 seeds
Hibiscus Moscheutos Mallow Rose..................................................5 seeds
Tahoka Daisy...................................................................................100 seeds
Blanket Flower Gaillardia Aristata....................................................100 seeds
Mexican Petunia Colobe Pink..........................................................10 seeds

Might have more later.

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Mount Laurel, NJ

coleus cuttings
(if you have a preferred kind, let me know and if I have it I'll be sure to bring)
IHere are some of what I have, tho I no longer have all of them:

Sorry, no garnet robe. My only cuttings of it died. Also no inky fingers, but I do have one that I call 'inky toes'. It's very similar to inky fingers but it's not as compact and is more tending to trail. I'll bring it. Lots of 'pele' and 'red head'.

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central, NJ(Zone 6b)

Oh gosh, I LOVE them all!!!!

Salem Cnty, NJ(Zone 7b)

Weren't they beautiful?

Port Norris, NJ(Zone 7b)

Since we're a small group I think we can post requests right on this forum.

I'll be listing seedlings to share by Monday. I know I'll have tomatoes and

Coleuslover, my window boxes are in shade - only getting sun after 4pm.
If you think the inky toes would do well there please do bring them for me.

Port Norris, NJ(Zone 7b)

Nisi, I'd love some lima bean seeds.

FlowAJen, those wallflowers are Very orange but my god-daughter in
Michigan is in the right area for them & may appreciate their cheerfulness.
So I'd like a small amount of seeds - certainly don't need 1000.


central, NJ(Zone 6b)

You got it..

Port Norris, NJ(Zone 7b)

Pics taken in my garden last year and offering the seeds in the swap
First pic is the Salvia Coral Nymph
Second is L flamingo feather and on the R Lantana

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Mount Bethel, PA(Zone 6a)

Finally got my list up (so far)

Port Norris, NJ(Zone 7b)

I'd like 10-15 seeds each of the Tahoka Daisy and the Dames Rocket.
Tried growing the Dames Rocket a couple of years back & was not
successful. Not sure if I over-misted the tiny seeds.


Mount Bethel, PA(Zone 6a)

I'll put these seeds aside for you, Cris.

Port Norris, NJ(Zone 7b)

Thanks Roses :)

Mount Laurel, NJ

Ok, I"ll bring as many of those coleus cuttings as I can. I have all the ones that flowAjen mentioned above, except crimson velvet and garnet robe. I have lots of 'careless love' and I think it's a nice one.
I'm worried about putting my coleus plants out at the garden club plant sale that morning. The temp is forcast for less than 60 deg, which the coleus do NOT like! Maybe I'll keep them in boxes.
- I think I'll leave my cuttings in the car. I can't very well bring them in to the restaurant (can I? )

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Bordentown, NJ(Zone 7a)

Cris, I am interested in a 4th of July and a Stiletz tomato plant. Also some lantana seeds, if you can explain to me how to get them to germinate.


Tomorrow I'll post specific kinds of plants I'll have available.

Mount Bethel, PA(Zone 6a)

If anyone wants some of my seeds, please send me an address and I will mail them to you. Sorry I will miss the fun. Maybe we can get together here during the summer. Let me know if anyone is interested in having a small get together here.

Have fun!!


Port Norris, NJ(Zone 7b)

Lantana is pretty much a plant & forget about it seed.
You can start indoors or just direct sow in a bare spot in the
ground. Which I did & they bloomed in late summer.

Its a deer & drought resistant perennial. For some contact
dermatitis is an issue.

I will put your name on the tomatoes.

I plan to bring the seed packets I offered & the surplus plants in
hopes to find good homes for them.

Bordentown, NJ(Zone 7a)

Quote from NisiNJ :

Tomorrow I'll post specific kinds of plants I'll have available.

Well, I didn't quite make it because it's after midnight*, but I added quite a few plant choices to my "have" list above if anyone is interested.

*I guess DG is on Standard Time because it says I posted shortly after 11 pm when it's after midnight here. Or does DG go by Texas (Central?) time. Isn't that where the original Dave is from?

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central, NJ(Zone 6b)

wow Nisi what a selection!
I would like
bloomsdale spinach
early jalapeno
sweet banana
winter squash
Tomato plants
2 Kellogg Breakfast
2 Abe Lincoln
3 tommy toes
3 sweet olives
4 big beef
3 matina
2 mule team

Oh Cris can I get some sweet basil and watermelon seeds?


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Port Norris, NJ(Zone 7b)

Will set them aside for you Jen :)

The basil grew unbelievably for me last summer & hope it will
do just as well for you :)

Bordentown, NJ(Zone 7a)

This is the link to the video by nctomatoman I mentioned in my "have" list, in case you're interested. I am fascinated by this seed starting technique. Mine are a little bigger than these,and I don't have quite as many per cell.

Port Norris, NJ(Zone 7b)

I like that video - especially since he's wearing a "Fenway Park"
T-shirt !!

Nice to see also that I'm not the only one who buys bales
of growing mix.

Nisi, please add a beefsteak to my wish list if you can. Those didn't
grow well for me this year.

Grew the Constoluto tomatoes last year and they did well but the
bugs liked them more than other varieties.

Denville, NJ(Zone 6b)

shoving them in like that would only work with pro mix

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