May 7, 2017 at 11:44 pm #258366
Hi all, well I have a huge ask.
Since buying our place money is really tight and I have been trying to start my veg garden but all the seeds I had been collecting are not germinating. :-/
I think they may be to old, so I am asking if anyone has some extra seeds they can spare to help get me started again. Any of the basic veg or herbs would be much appreciated.May 8, 2017 at 2:05 am #538867
I will see what I have and the PM you.May 8, 2017 at 11:09 am #538868
I feel your pain I just planted heaps of my seeds with not much luck too….They got too old and probably too hot.May 8, 2017 at 11:24 pm #538869
Thank you so much bell. I is so disappointing when you hear about seed banks and things keeping seeds for 10 or more years but yours didn’t even last a couple.May 8, 2017 at 11:28 pm #538870
Ive got nowhere to keep mine dark and cool and a lot of going away meant there was years between plantingsMay 9, 2017 at 9:48 pm #538871
My DD gave me a lot of seeds on the weekend.Dianne PM me your address and I will send you some seeds. If you would like some too Snags there are enough to go around.May 9, 2017 at 10:03 pm #538872
Thanks heaps for the offer…….but I just ordered the winter basics from ebay a few days ago….Im going to try and keep it simpler and see if I can store it all in a dark plastic box in the fridge…..at the moment I had a giant see through plastic storage box full under the house….I will keep trying to plant and see what sprouts from that….Im bound to get enough to just continue to collect some seed.May 10, 2017 at 12:53 am #538873
Thanks bell, snags – do you find it cheeper to buy from ebay or are you just not buying from big business?May 10, 2017 at 4:11 am #538874
a reasonably priced company is “the seed collection”May 10, 2017 at 7:54 am #538875
Theres a few organic heirloom people on ebay that Ive bought/buy from its a $1 to $1.5 with postage of a $1 or $2 combined so I spend about $10 or 15 and get lots of seeds….I got snow and sugar snap peas, beans purple green and yellow, cucumber, corn, red spring onion,leeks and zucchini….the garden has 5 year old capsicums still producing, last years sprouting broccoli is still sprouting and so is the Tuscan kale,heaps of 1 year old chillies,peanuts self seed so does basil,cos lettuce, snake beans, jicama, rocket and tomatoes and the eggplant is a year old and sweet potato is taking over,potatoes are doing well, so is heaps of passion fruits self seeded and paw paw and heaps of broad beans, that I bought to make falafel and planted half….Also have heaps of herbs all the usuals……just failed with radish ,carrots,beetroot, parsnips ,leaks, beans, peas, coriander, cucumber, corn.May 12, 2017 at 9:50 pm #538876calliecatParticipant
don’t throw them out, use them as green manureMay 13, 2017 at 12:20 am #538877
So far not 1 sprouted,I will try again next weekMay 19, 2017 at 10:17 am #538878
Received my letter today, thank you so much, will more than get me started.May 19, 2017 at 9:34 pm #538879
my pleasure, enjoy your gardeningMay 19, 2017 at 11:07 pm #538880
Excellent news…..may they grow to abundance….Im going to re try my old ones latter in the week between stone masonry…see if anything pops up this time….
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