Seed Exchange

I have an heirloom cow pea that was obtained from an elderly lady in Marietta. It has been booming during this summer heat and is taking over the south side of my house. I've collected a lot of seed and am willing to trade some for other ideal poultry forages. Currently looking for ideal sunflowers and sorghum for our area.

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  • Charles

    Hello everyone, I'm new to JAX and hope to join your group. I'd also like to buy some heritage and/or heirloom seeds so please contact me soon. Thanks!!!

    April 3

  • Debbie

    Thank you for all the various seeds. Thanks to James for hosting.

    February 25, 2013

  • Michelle

    Very fun

    February 24, 2013

  • Jo El Snyder

    Hey Jools, are you on facebook? It was so great talking with you :)

    February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really had a great time and everyone was super nice. =)

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • Julie

    This was very worth while me. New people & friends from before. Lots to share. i could have packaged my seeds better. next time. Let's do this again!

    2 · February 23, 2013

  • Alexander Ojeda, Jr.

    Good selection of cultivars.

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • Kelly Florida

    i might be in attendance if something i'm doing earlier doesn't run too long. most of my seeds are leftover store-bought with some things saved from the garden. i'm into our wild and forageable food, so i have a bit of that in my stash.

    February 22, 2013

  • Debbie

    Going to try to stop by. I have tomato, pepper, & basil seeds to swap.

    1 · February 22, 2013

  • James Camuso

    Cliff asked about the mushroom compost again. So here is what I know.
    I could only find web info for Monterey Mushroom compost in Zellwood
    http://orlando.citysearch.com/p...­
    phone number on web page with directions map. Some old blogs state they use chicken manure but they possibly got that idea from an official expert details on SMS (Spent Mushroom Substrate) from another web site. One garden forum post said they found large chunks of manure way too big for a chicken butt. I know pig doodoo when I see it and that's what we got in 2011.
    could not find any web page for Vaughn on rte 46 just West of I-4 by Sanford.

    My formula for what we called "Booster Mix" for rapid bamboo growth and potting soil is:
    40% moist peat from our dry lake beds
    40% wood chip (clean) mulch delivered from tree clearing company
    15% mushroom compost from Monterey
    05% sand for drainage quality
    Leave sit for 1 month turning after 2 weeks

    February 20, 2013

    • Cliff Hall

      Thanks, James for your prompt reply :-)

      February 20, 2013

  • Cliff Hall

    Hi James I won't be able to make it to the seed exchange or the movie night this week. I wanted to ask if you would post the name of the place where you were getting the mushroom compost. Hope the seed exchange goes well. Thanks, Cliff

    O bye the way, the skillful Living event last weekend was great!! Beautiful place, beautiful people and the energy of having natural building and gardening workshops going on at the same time was really excellent. Thank you Alex!!!!! we are growing

    February 19, 2013

  • James Camuso

    Store bought seeds are OK. Hybrid variety seeds produce some very good veggies and can be saved but most likely will not be the same plant next year. Either the mother or father plant or some new variety.
    Some store bought companies (most have web sites) are: 2bseeds, NK Lawn & Garden, Better Homes and Gardens, Burpee, Baker Creek Heirloom, Park Seed, American Seed Company, Ferry-Morse, and Martha Stewart Living(usually Organic on label).

    Warning - Packets labeled 'American Seed' with 2 red flag symbols on either side are NOT from the true American Seed Company! They are the discount $.99 Walgreen's seasonal rack display and are actually Plantation Products Company using the phrase "American Seed" to show they are not imported. Nothing wrong with them; My best Danvers Carrots, Head Cabbage, Broccoli, and Brussel Sprouts have come up from these seeds. Just trying to fool you that they are the original company.

    Small Northern seed mail orders may not grow in Florida climate.

    February 19, 2013

  • James Camuso

    Seeds from Lowe's are fine. Ferry-Morse is a respected name that does not sell GMO seeds. They do label Hybrids. It is the Hybrid varieties that cannot be saved from crops for next year. I often buy at K-Mart for Martha Stewart heirlooms.

    1 · February 18, 2013

  • Jo El Snyder

    I too do not have any seeds to trade (unless ya'll are interested in seeds from Lowe's! Haha) but would love to come to socialize and learn.

    February 17, 2013

  • James Camuso

    This is my best time for seed swap but I can move it up earlier in the week if most agree. Any afternoon or evening but this seems to be more of a daytime event.
    Love God, Love others, change the world.

    February 16, 2013

  • James Camuso changed the date and time to Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    February 16, 2013

  • Michelle

    Hey James since it looks like it will be at your home, I think it would be best if you set the date and time or we could just meet and swap on Feb 14th at the meeting.

    February 4, 2013

  • James Camuso

    Somebody set the date and time. I am very flexible but all my Saturday mornings are full.

    February 1, 2013

  • Heike Messer

    Looking forward to this meeting. Have salad, mustard green and many more seeds. Happy gardening !

    February 1, 2013

  • Trish

    When is this? I have many heirloom seeds from years of organic gardening. Also sweet potatoes and Okinawa spinach cuttings. I'm looking for heirloom perennial veggies... specifically tree collards, moringa and any other suggestions.

    January 30, 2013

  • Mark

    Interested in attending but I have no seeds of my own, still just starting. would be willing to spend a few bucks for some seeds but but not too much...

    January 30, 2013

  • James Camuso changed the location to James camuso's house

    January 30, 2013

  • James Camuso

    I just got over 60 varieties of seeds between paper towels to test for viability. Really hard to keep everything in labeled grids especially lettuce. I will know what sprouts in about a week hopefully.
    I am so depressed. Turns out all the corn varieties I have left are hybrids. All the heirloom containers were empty and some roaches got into my good pumpkin seeds and ate them all.
    It sucks to move.

    January 30, 2013

  • Lady Bren

    like most depends on time and such

    January 22, 2013

  • Lady Bren

    I don't have anything to trade but interested in attending and learning about how and which seeds to save

    January 22, 2013

  • Trish

    I have lots of organic heirlooms to swap. Cuttings too.

    January 16, 2013

  • James Camuso

    I would be willing to host the seed exchange at my house. Southside between Atlantic and Beach just off Southside Blvd.
    Funny how they are all boulevards?

    January 15, 2013

  • James Camuso

    Just so happens I have a lot of big oak logs laying in my back yard right now for Hugelculture???? no trailer but a big seed bank.

    January 15, 2013

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