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Hello!

I’m a maker of electroformed raw mineral jewelry. I have been slowly making a lovely little garden in an abandoned stone foundation next to my rental home on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.

I do not know if I can post my website in here, but if I can it’s HAWKHOUSE.net

Alternately if that gets deleted or is a no no it’s in my profile, I do believe.

I’d love to trade with some of you for seeds/plants/cuttings.  I prefer edibles but am open to anything there is an abundance of if someone has interest in my gems. I will try to post a couple pictures of my little secret garden and my two (so far!) hugelmound inspired little landbumps.

Looking forward to hearing from someone. I have read many a thread here and hope one day to be expert enough in some of these princibles to share my knowledge, but for now will continue devouring yours.

Xo
Jessica



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Hugel-mini
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Fire pit and locust/pine beds
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Strawberry beds and view of wisteria and rose of sharon that we left when weeding the jungle that was in this foundation before (it was absolutely wild)
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A photo of some of my rings
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Keychains!
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All the gems.
 
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Gorgeous! I am in zone 5-6. I save seeds that work well here, where it is pretty moist and humid during summer and very freezy during winter.  What are you looking for? Does my environment sound similar enough to yours? My best seed is a waltham butternut squash. I also have a nearly wild tomato that is beginning to need no planting or care.  I also have a beefsteak, little grape-type, and roma, all open pollinated that I save.  I have a few yard long beans and a few generic beans. I should have amaranth, quinoa, and dry corn coming in soon,  also have sorghum, some cold tolerant lettuce, and corn salad. I do also have pin oak and white oak dropping seed now.
 
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Jessica,

rather than recreate the post, there is a recent series on this. I would gladly share some cuttings, but I suspect you could literally get most stuff in your own town. Concentrate on the network. There is likely a local gardening club, I have gotten some great stuff from people in one here. And I am now sharing with others. Maybe facebook (I am totally ignorant about it). No postage required and more likely to be suited for the various aspects of your climate, not just USDA zone! This is a good time to be asking for spoiled veggies. I haven't "planted" winter squash in two years because I throw them in the compost in the fall and then they pop up where they are suited. I don't store the seeds anywhere but in the compost. My most productive tomatoes were the same. I have no idea where the cucumbers will be next year.

Some stuff I am trying to "improve" (ah the hubris) I am growing from dry seed, but much of the "garden" is just a kaleidoscope of free seeds from last year, self selecting for me. 

 
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Amit Enventres wrote:Gorgeous! I am in zone 5-6. I save seeds that work well here, where it is pretty moist and humid during summer and very freezy during winter.  What are you looking for? Does my environment sound similar enough to yours? My best seed is a waltham butternut squash. I also have a nearly wild tomato that is beginning to need no planting or care.  I also have a beefsteak, little grape-type, and roma, all open pollinated that I save.  I have a few yard long beans and a few generic beans. I should have amaranth, quinoa, and dry corn coming in soon,  also have sorghum, some cold tolerant lettuce, and corn salad. I do also have pin oak and white oak dropping seed now.




Amazing!!

Yes!  I’d love to trade you all/any of these things.

I’m going to moosage you!
 
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Thank you TJ.

That thread is very informative, and I appreciate it!

I figured I could start with doing something I’m good at (turning rocks into jewelry, and sitting behind a computer) and see if anyone appreciated/wanted to trade for something they are good at. 

Although my thumb is very green and I do love dirty disctractions from my work :)

We do! have a gardening club. Thanks for the reminder! Though I’m a bit of a hermit. I also found a seed exchange which I peeked at today (it was so sad and picked over that I’m making mini packages of all my leftover seeds to stock them up a bit, practically as I type...and I was also going to draft a letter to heritage seed companies and try and get donations from them for the exchange) It was so exciting to see love had been put into the project, but like many things it seems people have taken without giving back.

Much of what came up this year had self seeded from my porch garden from last year (burlap sack pots) and it was funny to see tomato’s that were descendants of the fruit planted last year. What a trip!  Genealogy is so fun. 

 
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