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Any DP Gardening Gurus Willing to Sell Some Seeds?

I know there are some amazing gardening and sustainability minds on the DP and I was looking at buying some seeds for my first garden in my new home and thought, why not get great seeds from great people on the DP?

If anyone has a variety pack for sale for 1/10th of an acre, I would be willing to pay good money to support our own people. Or even if someone has a great tomato or pepper, etc. seed, let us know.

Thanks!

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BMWJIM's picture

I just returned your e-mail. Wanted to let everyone

know that Baker Creek Farms will be having their Spring Festival the first weekend in May. This will be the first outing Susan I have taken since the bout with cancer. It looks to be very educational and plenty of seed, gardening, seed saving, cooking tips for everyone. She and I are looking forward to the trip. Missouri will be great this time of year.

Jim

1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

Have a great trip!

A guy in our meetup is at a Sepp Holzer seminar right now - we're growing a r3volution!
Many blessings to you and your wife!

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PM me your address

I'll send you some heirloom seeds if you are interested. There are some tricks to growing your own and saving seed, I want to make sure I send you what you can use, and that you know the tricks in advance so you don't screw it up like I did my first year. (Did you know you can't plant radishes and broccoli where they can cross pollinate? I do now....)

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deacon's picture

fishy,

you spoke of heirloom seeds,have you had any problems with them growing?
the last couple of yrs we have planted them,and have little luck
getting them to grow
last yr we planted sweetcorn,they grew about 3 ft tall,and most
ears were about 3-4 inches long and molded,blight or whatever it is called,they had a fungus problem
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

I hve had good luck with them.

Not last year, mind you. Last year all I grew was VOLES. Damn varmints! But the summer before I grew ONE "Purple Cherokee" tomato plant that about ran me out of my garden. I have not tried to grow corn yet, plan to try the "Painted Mt" stuff this year. And while I know the fungus is a drag... at least have this knowledge so if times are bad enough, your crop is not wasted:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=111789560
Who knows, it might be delicious, I have not had the nerve to try it.
Do you have a good reference book? Their are some tricks to improving germination rate that are species specific - some will do much better with a pre-soak. Lastly, if you can find other local seed savers, their crops will be proven for your zone and soil and such. Sorry you had bad luck, hope this year is better!

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deacon's picture

thank you

for the input,no i have no books,but will see about that here shortly
never tried fungus soup before,might need to be hungry first :)
been looking for people around here who have their own seed
the amish do,but haven't gotten that far yet
at this point,i am looking into trying aquaponics on my front porch
i want a yr round deal going
found a site that sells c-7 led bulbs,this sounds like a plan that might work
last yr something happened to the sun,the color changed or it just got hotter,but anyways most of our crop here went wonkie
with me growing up on a farm,this should not be that hard
anyways thanks again
deacon

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Jefferson's picture

This

is the "guru" I would contact.
http://www.dailypaul.com/user/21718

He had a "seed bank" idea on here a while back that a few people participated in. He'll basically send you some seeds, and when you harvest, you send him a portion of the seeds you grew back in return. He's a good man. Tell him "Jefferson" sent you.

Yeah I remember that thread.

Yeah I remember that thread. That's what gave me the idea. I couldn't remember if it was just an idea that BMWJIM had or if he actually got it going. I didn't have a house then so I didn't pay close attention.

Ok so I click the contact tab. Duh.

Columbus, Ohio