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November 28th, 2012

Gardeners are a generous lot, we love sharing plants and seeds with other gardeners. There’s nothing better than passing along a favorite plant for someone else to grow.

I’ve met many interesting gardeners through the years and have received many wonderful garden gifts. Just this past month I was gifted some crosnes from a generous blog reader (thanks so much). I planted these little beauties and can’t to try some next year.

Last week, a local gardener stopped by to pick up some perennial leeks I offered to give him earlier in the week. As any gardener, he couldn’t come empty handed and brought some ‘Jeminez’ pole beans and some ‘Sirviata’ wheat. Today, another blog reader and friend is bringing me some of her father in law’s heirloom pole beans that he’s been saving.

There’s nothing better than receiving gifts like this from the garden. One of these days I hope to have more seeds to share with all of you.

What’s the best plant/seed you’ve ever received from another gardener?

Trading Seeds

February 24th, 2009

A few of you commented on my Cinderella Pumpkin post about being interested in some seeds. I mailed those off last week (so if you wanted some and didn’t get you packet let me know, they may have gotten lost in the mail).
It’s been very fun because I have received some seeds back as a trade for my pumpkin seeds. It’s very exciting to get free seeds in the mail, particularly for a kind of tomato you’ve never heard of. I’m very excited to try these tomatoes out this summer. So what kinds of seeds did I get back in trade for my pumpkin seeds?
So far I’ve received San Marzano, Dr Wyche’s Yellow, Black from Tula, and Brandywine Tomatoes from Chicago Mike.
I also received Stupice (Czechoslovakian heirloom, early & delicious), Wapsipinicon Peach, and Zapotec Pleated Tomatoes from Kelly over at Populuxe.

Have you traded seeds with other gardeners? Did you get something exciting?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.