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  • #258366
    diannedianne
    Participant

    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.

    #538867
    ballamaraballamara
    Keymaster

    I will see what I have and the PM you.

    #538868
    SnagsSnags
    Member

    I feel your pain I just planted heaps of my seeds with not much luck too….They got too old and probably too hot.

    #538869
    diannedianne
    Participant

    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.

    #538870
    SnagsSnags
    Member

    Ive got nowhere to keep mine dark and cool and a lot of going away meant there was years between plantings

    #538871
    ballamaraballamara
    Keymaster

    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.

    #538872
    SnagsSnags
    Member

    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.

    #538873
    diannedianne
    Participant

    Thanks bell, snags – do you find it cheeper to buy from ebay or are you just not buying from big business?

    #538874
    ballamaraballamara
    Keymaster

    a reasonably priced company is “the seed collection”

    #538875
    SnagsSnags
    Member

    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.

    #538876
    calliecatcalliecat
    Participant

    don’t throw them out, use them as green manure

    #538877
    SnagsSnags
    Member

    So far not 1 sprouted,I will try again next week

    #538878
    diannedianne
    Participant

    Received my letter today, thank you so much, will more than get me started.

    #538879
    ballamaraballamara
    Keymaster

    my pleasure, enjoy your gardening

    #538880
    SnagsSnags
    Member

    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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