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I'm down here in Florida looking to trade garden seeds.
I've got a pretty hefty drainage ditch for water collection-
but, as you might guess- it's pretty hot down here....

I'm looking for some:
Asian winged beans
Scarlet runner beans
Velvet runner beans
and Spaghetti squash seeds.

I have garden seeds to trade
Marigolds, and Hyacinth beans, some sunflower varities.
 
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any chance you've got access to some palatable air potatoes (Dioscoria bulbifera)? I'm on the other side of the continent where they aren't invasive. if you could get some air potato, I bet I could track down some of what you're looking for.
 
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tel jetson wrote:any chance you've got access to some palatable air potatoes (Dioscoria bulbifera)? I'm on the other side of the continent where they aren't invasive. if you could get some air potato, I bet I could track down some of what you're looking for.



Sorry to burst your bubble, but I came across this when looking up air potatoes on wikipedia:

Uncultivated forms, such as those found growing wild in Florida can be poisonous. These varieties contain the steroid, diosgenin, which is a principal material used in the manufacture of a number of synthetic steroidal hormones, such as those used in hormonal contraception.[2] There have been claims[3] that even the wild forms are rendered edible after drying and boiling, leading to confusion over actual toxicity.

Sounds iffy, at least.
 
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M Troyka wrote:
Sounds iffy, at least.



there are folks in Florida growing edible cultivars (likely elsewhere, too). up until three or four years ago, I could order from a great Florida nursery. then somebody somewhere put the kibosh on that. in the meantime, learning a lesson about the herbicidal aspects of boric acid cost me the three thriving air potato plants I had. haven't been able to get any replacements since then. and this makes me sad.
 
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Ah. Bummer .
 
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like you say...
most air potatoes in Fla. are the not-to-eat ones-
In the genus their is an edible species that produces air tubers but,
it doesn't grow as common as the don't eat ones.
I don't have any growing-yet.
maybe groundnut sometime....

anyhow what I need is Asian winged beans
for sure for Fall: runner beans: scarlet and velvet.
any trade we are able to work out will do!
John, west central Fla.
 
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Sounds funny 'winged beans' and 'air potatoes'

But really, I need these beans for this year
I am able to send extra postage and
an SASE. I really would appreciate this.
very important.
John; west central Fla.
 
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John Harris wrote:Sounds funny 'winged beans' and 'air potatoes'

But really, I need these beans for this year
I am able to send extra postage and
an SASE. I really would appreciate this.
very important.
John; west central Fla.



Well, baker creek happens to have winged beans in stock.
http://rareseeds.com/vegetablesa-c/beans/asian-bean/asian-winged-bean.html

Air potatoes I can't help with =\.
 
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I don't have anything to do with 'air-potatoes'
it was mentioned on a reply on this thread.

I want to save shipping & handling costs

I need just a few. I can send an SASE and extra
postage to get things rolling!
John
 
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I have spaghetti squash and live in Seminole Heights, FLA. Not sure which part of FL you're in but I can't get squash to true without the squash bugs getting it all. I'll send you some of the spaghetti squash seeds. Can't help with the runners I don't think.

I like sunflowers
 
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I hope you have found your beans by now! I got velvet beans on ebay last year from someone in FL. Planted Feb. 3, first frost Nov. 25 and still no dry beans! So I would try ebay if you still need some.
 
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