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Seed Swapping
Wed 31-Mar-10
4:10 pm
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Jude
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Would anyone be interested in a seed swap? I have lots of seeds from old fashioned (open pollinated) vegetable varieties that I would be willing to swap with people.

Anyone interested?

Wed 31-Mar-10
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mutley
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Yes i would br intrested as i have started to collcet some but only cheap GM ones would like to have propper seeds only.

Thu 1-Apr-10
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I would also be interested are these seeds you have saved yourself? I got some of my seeds this year from The Real Seed people and am also planting in raised beds this year for the first time last year it was containers befoire mainly tomatos so you can see im very new to this. FionaSmile

Fri 2-Apr-10
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Jude
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Yes they are mostly heritage varieties that I've saved myself or swapped with other like minded people Laugh

I actually don't really need anything in return, I have enough seeds to last me for years! So maybe I should post a list of varieties I am willing to give away. It may take a while...Wink

Fri 2-Apr-10
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sounds good!!

Fri 2-Apr-10
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Jude
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Okay, let's start with some beans!

I'll give packs of 10 seeds (of each variety) to those who want them. PM me your address if interested. More varieties may well appear as I sort throughLaugh

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Climbing French Bean – Bridgewater
A vigorous variety, producing tall (1.8 to 2.4 m) plants and attractive pods heavily mottled with purple. Beans can be used fresh or dried. 

Climbing French Bean – Coco Bicolour
An early, prolific French variety providing one of the prettiest beans in the collection, they are neatly zoned into a cream area and a purple mottled area. Vigorous and prolific with vines reaching up to 9ft tall. When young they have a delicious beany flavour and their intriguing appearance when dried make attractive soups, stews and casseroles.

Climbing French Bean – District Nurse
Pretty lilac flowers are followed by dramatically coloured pods, green splashed with navy blue.Delicious when young, but remain tender for a good length of time.

Climbing French Bean – San Antonio
Can't find much info on these but they are vigorous growers with lots of beans, they can be eaten as a green bean or shelled out and used for stews etc.

Climbing French Bean – Bird's Egg
Thought to have been known in England since 1825, this variety produces attractive flowers followed by beautiful pale green pods heavily speckled with red. Seed Guardian Nick Ruddy found the plants to be "tall, strong and high-yeilding". Sweet and tender when picked as young beans, but when dried the pretty white beans with red speckles are VERY succulent with a rich, full flavour; perfect for soups and stews.

Climbing French Bean – Tamila
Red splashed beans similar to a Borlotti bean. Very good indeed

Climbing French Bean – Veitch's Climbing
A red seeded kidney bean type. Good for chilli's! 


Sun 2-May-10
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Danny
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Well done, Jude WellDone

Do you mean a proper swop, or are you kindly giving away those interesting seeds?

Are these any varieties of any seed that you would particularly be interested in receiving?

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Sun 2-May-10
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That's a very generous offer Jude,  the Bird's Egg beans sound very interesting:  I'll have a ponder to see if I'll be able to fit some in.

I'll try that again!

Mon 3-May-10
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I really don't need anything in reply, so yes I'm giving them away Laugh I have enough seeds to last me several lifetimes!!! I am asking people to send stamps for postage though - I hope that's okay?

Do let me know if you want any.

Mon 3-May-10
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That's a brilliant offer, Jude.

I guess a Large Letter 1st Class (0.66) will do the trick as they may not be slim enough for the small letter max thickness. And not already stuck to anything, please!

A bargain by any standards.

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