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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:57 pm    Post subject: Forum seed swap by post Reply with quote

Hi I saw this Idea in another forum and was wondering if anybody would be interested?

Basically the idea is as follows:
A parcel of seeds is put together, this parcel is sent to one person after another from a list of interested people and as each member receives it they take out what seeds they want to use and add some more seeds, then they post it onto the next person on the list. This way, the package offers a choice of varieties, covering flowers, veg and herbs for the cost of the postage.
The seeds can be seeds you saved yourself or leftovers from what you bought (there are normally way to many seeds in a pack) as long as the seeds are labelled and in date everyone gets a variety of good seeds

What does everyone think?
If there are enough interested I don't mind starting it off and organising it.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds a good idea. I always have seeds left over.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's exactly what happens me Sue, or I end up trying to grow them all anyway and run out of space. I'll leave it another few days and see if there is anymore interest 😄
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic idea would be interested as well
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's great Paul. Hopefully a few more people will show interest and we could get is started.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Id be interested too, TMAX
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in! My only concern is that the parcel is likely to get bigger and bigger. That could be a problem for somebody on a fixed income (pension/disability/unemployment/ large mortgage etc.). When we were both living off one person's illness benefit there were weeks when we couldn't have afforded to post a parcel. Great idea though!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry I haven't been near a computer for a few days. Glad there is a bit of interest. I hear what you are saying Tipp Ben, but the parcel should be light which would be reasonable for postage. And with what each person could take from the parcel I would imagine that there would be a saving to be made rather than buying full packets of seeds.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll start it off. By doing a list, if anybody wants in they can copy the list and add their name to the end. Then before we start if everybody could pm their address to the person above them in the list
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, I sort of get it?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great idea - I'm in.
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