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Yearly 'mostly perennial' Plant and Seed exchange!

 
Judith Browning
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We are having our annual (except for last year)'mostly perennial' plant and seed exchange on Sunday April 6, 2014.
Bring labeled potted plants, seeds, excess seed catalogs, gardening magazines, pots,etc, and some potluck food.
Noon potluck...afternoon exchange.
No rain date.
camping possible...we are a few miles from Mountain View...a nice area to explore!

PM me for more information or ask questions here
 
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This sounds like a great time. My very best plants/seeds have come from events like this.
 
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Jeanine Gurley wrote:This sounds like a great time. My very best plants/seeds have come from events like this.


Hi, Jeanne...nice to see you back...My best plants also come from this event...and some suprises. I found a beautiful huge white iris blooming on mother's day last year that had been left there probably five years before at an exchange...not anything that I planted...and then there is the larope grass that someone brought and no one wanted and I thought that I would just throw it in a pile and it would die..it never happened and it is taking over an area....it is my latest chop and drop.
 
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I don't have any saved seeds or cuttings yet, if I am able to make the exchange what other goods have swap value?
 
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Hi, Will...there is always enough for anyone who doesn't bring much or anything so don't worry about that. Pots are always good to trade and any gardening magazines...really anything garden related that you want to part with I think. Most are organic growers and those that are not we are trying to convert...permaculture is a new concept to most.

edit to add...I will have rooted fig cuttings, one year old peach whips, a few goji seedlings, vinca major and minor, sweet potato slips, I am not sure what seeds yet....others usually bring divisions of mints, comfrey, rose of sharon...other flowers, sometimes vegetable starts, j.artichokes, raspberry plants, strawberry plants,,,,can't say for sure especially after this winter but always good stuff and the more folks the more variety.


edit to add link to 'how to' host a plant exchange
 
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I wish I lived closer- I'd be there.
 
Wesley Staggs
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I'm guessing this is Mountain View, AR?
 
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Wesley Staggs wrote:I'm guessing this is Mountain View, AR?


yes, Mountain View, AR. There are Mountain Views all over, aren't there?
 
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Judith Browning wrote:
Wesley Staggs wrote:I'm guessing this is Mountain View, AR?


yes, Mountain View, AR. There are Mountain Views all over, aren't there?


Yes, and it took some time for me to distinguish them from the other "Mountain _____" around

-Mountain Grove
-Mountain Home
etc.

 
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We are on for one week from today... noon for a potluck and an afternoon of trading...bring a potluck dish to share...we will have picnic ware and teas and coffee...bring seeds and plants to trade and any garden related stuff you would like to share. send me a PM for directions from town.
optional...a card table to set your plants on, boxes,bags,etc to pack home your plants.
 
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time to start planning this years plant and seed exchange....I am hoping the weather will be good and I can have a 'dig and divide' along with plants and seeds for either sunday March 1, 2015 or sunday March 8, 2015...I'll pick a date soon. Anyone who would like to come is welcome
Everything but the date is the same as last year...noon for a potluck and an afternoon of trading...bring a potluck dish to share...we will have picnic ware and teas and coffee...bring seeds and plants to trade and any garden related stuff you would like to share. send me a PM for directions from town.
optional...a card table to set your plants on, boxes,bags,etc to pack home your plants. ...and maybe a small pick and shovel for divisions. It really isn't long until spring


'how to' host a plant and seed exchange
 
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Hi Judith,
Are the seeds and plants heirlooms? That is all I do.
I have many seeds and some plants too. All heirlooms.
Sounds like you have some interesting plants there.
I have been looking for some j. artichokes. It is supposed to be good for diabetes. My daughter has that.
I've got some sweet potato slips growing too. And neem trees, leeks.
Do you ever send any through the mail? I used to years ago. I also sold plants and seeds on Ebay.
I am a few hours northwest of you.
 
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Lynne Smith wrote:Hi Judith,
Are the seeds and plants heirlooms? That is all I do.
I have many seeds and some plants too. All heirlooms.
Sounds like you have some interesting plants there.
I have been looking for some j. artichokes. It is supposed to be good for diabetes. My daughter has that.
I've got some sweet potato slips growing too. And neem trees, leeks.
Do you ever send any through the mail? I used to years ago. I also sold plants and seeds on Ebay.
I am a few hours northwest of you.


Hi, Lynne,
Most if not all seeds and plants are open pollinated/heirloom when possible....at least mine are and many of the others bring those also.
Everyone is encouraged to bring open pollinated stuff but not 'required'.
There is usually plenty of opportunity to talk with the person who's plants or seeds you are interested in and find out the history.
One year someone brought several five gallon buckets of j. artichokes, he hasn't been back for a couple years though.
I have done some trading of seeds through the mail, although this year I would wait until after my exchange.
I think I got all of your questions answered Send a PM if you are interested in coming and I'll get directions to you.

Last year, besides plants and seeds I asked folks to bring any garden related things they were wanting to part with.......there were a lot of pots, garden fleece, and magazines and that was not for trade just to take what you could use.......not sure what will show up this year and we'll probably have a 'door prizes' again.........

This reminds me to go take some pussy willow cuttings.......a little late but I think they will root fine in a month.

I've settled on March 8 for the date...........a sunday afternoon.



 
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Wolf and I will be coming, I have some striated Osage Orange seeds for you and Steve. Looking forward to the meet and exchange.
 
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Bryant RedHawk wrote:Wolf and I will be coming, I have some striated Osage Orange seeds for you and Steve. Looking forward to the meet and exchange.


Great! I think we'll be able to dig those peach whips then for sure. I hope we get a lot of rain and then it stops for the day
 
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***DATE CHANGE***

We are having too much of a winter to have a plant exchange March 8. It looks like nothing is going to poke up out of the ground that early so I am changing the date to March 29, 2015 a Sunday.
..noon for a potluck and an afternoon of trading...bring a potluck dish to share...we will have picnic ware and teas and coffee...bring seeds and plants to trade and any garden related stuff you would like to share. send me a PM for directions from town.
optional...a card table to set your plants on, boxes,bags,etc to pack home your plants. ...and maybe a small pick and shovel for divisions. It really isn't long until spring.

All else is the same. Some winters are over by now and the jonquils are blooming by Valentine's Day. This sure isn't one of them.

Bryant, you and Wolf could come on up anytime for the peach whips. Or if we catch a good warm wet day I might try to dig the most crowded of them and heal in somewhere on the edge of the garden...then you could get them at the exchange. Whatever works. Steve will be back in his shop on the first of April if the remodel there goes as planned.

 
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Hi, and yes it is being a strange winter for us. We have made note of the date change and are hoping everything goes back to Arkansas normal by then. I'll let you know if our plans change, but as of right now, we will be there.
 
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Yes this years winter has been strange..

Does anyone know anyone that has any nut trees, like almonds, hazelnuts or english walnuts that would be for sale. I have been trying to find some that are bearing a few or at least close to the bearing age? I should have bought some years ago. I am behind on trees!

I have a pecan tree, but I think it may be too close to a cedar tree. We moved here 5 years ago and it seems like I have only found one or two pecans so far. It is medium sized. I fertilized it but nothing happened. Must be the cedar
 
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Hau, Lynne, for pecans to bear any nuts, you should have a minimum of two trees, four is even better and they are not self pollenating so you will need active groups of pollinators coming to your nut trees.
 
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Is there going to be a seed exchange in 2016? Looking for seeds- moving to a farmstead in the Ozarks from Nebraska. Thank you.
 
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Michele Francis wrote:Is there going to be a seed exchange in 2016? Looking for seeds- moving to a farmstead in the Ozarks from Nebraska. Thank you.


Hi Michele, I haven't decided if I'm going to have one at home this year as we've just moved. I need to decide soon so will let you know if it's happening.

There is a yearly large scale seed swap at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View. I just heard that the date is March 5 this year.

http://www.ozarkfolkcenter.com/calendar-of-events/details.aspx?id=131759

always a large variety of seeds (not plants)...some to trade and some just to share....and lot's of Ozark's folks to meet
 
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Thank you very much for the info. I will be there on the 5th looking at property. Is Mountain Home a good location for Permies looking to start a homestead? I will need moral support ; ) I have been looking around Ava but want to be around as many like minded folks as possible. Looking for land with a spring if possible....thanks and good luck recovering from your move. Michele Francis: Moving to the Ozarks from Omaha
 
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Michele Francis wrote:Thank you very much for the info. I will be there on the 5th looking at property. Is Mountain Home a good location for Permies looking to start a homestead? I will need moral support ; ) I have been looking around Ava but want to be around as many like minded folks as possible. Looking for land with a spring if possible....thanks and good luck recovering from your move. Michele Francis: Moving to the Ozarks from Omaha


Mountain HOME is farther north of us...Mountain VIEW is where the seed swap is. I really don't know the area around Mountain Home. Here, in Searcy (where we live now) and Stone county (where mt. view is) are a lot of organic growers...many left over from the 'back to the land' era in the late sixties and seventies (as are we) and others much younger also homesteading. Permaculture things are happening slowly, I think.

If we had it to do over, I think I would have wanted to buy land around Fayetteville....they now have a wonderful active farmer's mkt...lots of great land in that area...not sure of prices though.

I think there are a lot of active permaculture folks up into the Missouri Ozarks....check out the 'Ozarks' forum here at permies for others in the ozarks.
You may find the best moral support here at permies where ever you end up...it's a resource that I wish we had had forty years ago
 
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