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Anyone into saving/exchanging heirloom seeds?
It would be cool if we could establish a Pa based seed exchange.
I have been working on using heirloom seeds for a couple years now.
So far, tomatoes, corn and cukes have been from harvested seeds with good reuslts.
Adding green beans this year, hopefully, with carrots, spuds, garlic and onions in the future.
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My wife and I are looking to get into this. She has been the one doing all the research and I've been the one nodding and saying yes dear that sounds like a really good idea. We still can't seem to get past the basics of growing something without the local critters stealing it out from under our noses.
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What ? no Monsanto ? I like it !
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My wife is trying to get into gardening with heirloom seeds.  Because of where we live, it is a slow start getting anything worthwhile to grow and produce food, but we do have some veggies from the summer.
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I believe this is a Paradox stronger than Government can fix . The on coming problems are stronger than money , politics and the only fix is in our way of thinking. It is too late already and those who can adapt will survive , those who can't adapt will parish !

We reached "peak" capacity"Out put in 1970 and yes , I'm talking "OIL"!
We've have been on the down ever since. Change your way off thinking
and you will survive. 

This seed thing , Absolutely I'm in already . No  body's going to save us but us . If you can't change , you will parish . When the banks fail and they will , just imagine , money will return to only worthless paper.

Think being stranded on an deserted Island and all you have is your little group . You can't consume more than can be replaced so you must find ways of thinking even here . If all you have are coconut you must learn how to replenish them. No one man is an island ,it will take groups working together to survive but make friends with your neighbor you will
need each other to adapt and survive ! And yes ,Franken seed won;t cut it we need to reproduce our own.

(09-11-2012, 04:33 AM)rmagill Wrote: My wife is trying to get into gardening with heirloom seeds.  Because of where we live, it is a slow start getting anything worthwhile to grow and produce food, but we do have some veggies from the summer.


May the soil soil needs some tending , Wood ash and human urine will 
fix this. And yes , I said urine .
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(09-09-2012, 10:57 PM)Gods Country Wrote: Anyone into saving/exchanging heirloom seeds?
It would be cool if we could establish a Pa based seed exchange.
I have been working on using heirloom seeds for a couple years now.
So far, tomatoes, corn and cukes have been from harvested seeds with good reuslts.
Adding green beans this year, hopefully, with carrots, spuds, garlic and onions in the future.
It would be more than nice and yes I'm in . You already have an advantage on the masses !
I think it is the only way.Let us keep this idea alive and find ways to take care of ourselves because it is "ALL WE REALLY HAVE "!
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(09-11-2012, 04:33 AM)rmagill Wrote: My wife is trying to get into gardening with heirloom seeds.  Because of where we live, it is a slow start getting anything worthwhile to grow and produce food, but we do have some veggies from the summer.


Can you explain further what the issue is?
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Where did you get the seeds from in the first place ?
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(09-11-2012, 09:26 AM)dman Wrote: Where did you get the seeds from in the first place ?


I have purchased my seeds from:
https://www.seedsavers.org/Account/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fAccount%2fOrderDetails.aspx%3ford%3d%7ebbccYT%26in%3d%7ecmccnEc%26confirm%3dtrue&ord=~bbccYT&in=~cmccnEc&confirm=true


I've read good things about these folks.

http://rareseeds.com/

I plan to purchase some seeds from them soon.


I would be happy to send a few seeds, of the few I've collected, to anyone that is interested.  Just to get the ball rolling.

Probably won't be for a month or two though.


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(09-11-2012, 08:50 AM)Gods Country Wrote:
(09-11-2012, 04:33 AM)rmagill Wrote: My wife is trying to get into gardening with heirloom seeds.  Because of where we live, it is a slow start getting anything worthwhile to grow and produce food, but we do have some veggies from the summer.


Can you explain further what the issue is?


I think the biggest problem is that we live right next to a public pool, so who knows what chemicals end up in our yard.  Our yard isn't big enough to plant the garden any meaningful distance from the pool property.  Stuff grows, but this year we had a lot less than we got last year and nothing changed on our end.
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