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Old August 18, 2017   #46
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I will be starting a germination test tomorrow the 18th. There are 5 varieties, but I won't list them until after the germination tests. I may also send in a lot of varieties I have received in the past. With FFF,N ridden soil, and turning the main garden into a chicken pen - I don't need so many varieties.
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Old September 5, 2017   #47
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You send bubble mailer, legible mailing address, return postage.
I send back overstuffed bubble mailer, wreck your 2018 garden plans.
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Old September 5, 2017   #48
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hmm, I should check my germination too, now that I think I did keep my seeds for longer while fermenting. Providing we are decent at germination I will send few here and there from this year growth, my list posted in separate post 2017 tomato report.
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Old September 7, 2017   #49
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The following are in the bag for the MMMM:
Caribe: Det, red, VFFA, heat/humidity, bought Seed Kingdom 2017.
Doton's Lebanese Heart: Indet, pink, heart, 80 DTM, 8-16 oz., prolific & tasty.
Early Cascade OP: Indet, red, 55 DTM, bought Seed Kingdom 2017.
Hardin's Miniature: det/(bears continually), red, pointed cherry, plant is 6-12" high, excellent strong old-time flavor. GREAT!
Manalucie F1: indet, red, EB/GLS/F resist, bought Seed Kingdom 2017.
Medova Kaplya: Indet, yellow, 65 DTM, PL, 1"+, pear shape, good flavor.
Old Brooks: Indet, red, EB/LB resist, OP, bought Seed Kingdom 2017.
Post Office Spoonful: Indet, red, currant, .67", 55-64 DTM, Septoria resist, excellent balanced strong big-tomato flavor. Awesome.
Solanum Sisymbriifolium: "Litchi tomato", bought J and L Gardens, 2017.
Tommy Toe: Indet, red, 70 DTM, 1-1.5", old-time flavor.
"World's Smallest Tomato": indet, red, currant, bought Reimer Seeds, 2016.

Pepper "Sweet Pickle": edible, ornamental, no heat, 2" fruit change color.

Also anticipate sending:
Orange Strawberry (very likely)- orange heart
Keepsake OP (possible)- long keeper

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Old September 10, 2017   #50
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I also will be sending a few packs of these seeds:

Black Krim- 75 days, 8+ oz. black beefsteaks.
Costoluto Genovese- 78 days, red, beautiful with deep ribs, about 8 oz., very productive, tart, makes good sauce
Green Berkeley Tie-Dye- 70 days, 8+ oz., green and yellow and red stripes, beautiful, has a strong good flavor, tart and interesting.
Gregory's Altai- 67 days, 8+oz., pink beefsteak, very good flavor
Limmony- 80 days, yellow beefsteak, 8+oz.
Matina- 58 days, 2-4 oz, red, very productive, disease resistant, good taste, a very good tomato, potato leaf
Park's Whopper CR Improved F1- 65 days, 8 oz, disease resistant
Pineapple Tomato- 85 days, yellow and red, to 1 lob.
Reisentraube-80 days, 1" cherry, red, tomato taste with a little sweetness, multiflora.

Other:

Monarda, Bee Balm (Red)- Perennial. 4' tall, flower cluster is pinkish-red. Full sun. Attracts bumblebees & hummingbirds.
Monarda, Pink - Perennial. 4' tall, flower cluster is pink/purple. Full or part sun. Attracts bumblebees.
Monarda, Wild Bergamot (White)- Perennial, native. 4' tall, flower cluster is light white-pink. Attracts bumblebees. Part shade.

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Old September 10, 2017   #51
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Default Can I print labels for folks sending in seeds?

Can I print (1/2" x 2-3/4") labels for all of you folks who are sending in quantities of seeds? It's very easy for me to do (and I have lots of label stock on hand, and I'm quick about getting stuff to the post office, so you'd have them quite promptly).

I can't imagine handwriting out hundreds of labels -- makes my hands hurt just to THINK about it!

If you'd like me to do you some, just PM me a list of varieties with how many labels you want for each, and your mailing address, and I'll get 'em made and in the mail to you posthaste!

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Old September 10, 2017   #52
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Michelle, that's a very generous offer. I'm printing my own labels, so I'm fine, but thank you for offering.

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Old September 10, 2017   #53
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That is a generous offer!

If someone knows how to set up a label format document, there's an alternative to using label stock. I use small ziplock baggies and have started using a label layout for multiples of a seed label, printing them on a sheet of paper then cutting out the individual labels and tucking them into the bags with the seeds. This way the recipient can re-use the baggies after the seeds are sewn.
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Old September 10, 2017   #54
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I harvested about a dozen deep red peppadew peppers that I hope are ripe enough for seed saving. I thought they were mildly hot but not intolerable for someone that can't eat hot peppers. The peppers were unbagged (but I didn't grow any other hots) and no germination test.

These produced a ton of seeds per pepper so there are plenty for the asking.

Tomatoes shall remain a mystery at this time.

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Old September 11, 2017   #55
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That is a generous offer!

If someone knows how to set up a label format document, there's an alternative to using label stock. I use small ziplock baggies and have started using a label layout for multiples of a seed label, printing them on a sheet of paper then cutting out the individual labels and tucking them into the bags with the seeds. This way the recipient can re-use the baggies after the seeds are sewn.
Well, that IS a briiliant idea!!!
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Old September 11, 2017   #56
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And speaking of labeling...

...the only thing I require on a label is the variety and date of harvest (you may want to use the previous year for commercial seed). My hand written labels read like this...

Aunt Ginny's Purple '17

It's OK to abbreviate WELL known varieties like...

GGWT '17
KBX '17 (varieties that are abbreviations)
SOTW '17

When you send in seeds, one time only on your send in list, give as long of a description as you'd like.
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Old September 12, 2017   #57
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More varieties packed to go:
Tomatoes- a few packets each:

Better Boy F1 VFNASt resist., 75 DTM, red, round, prolific, from The Seed Kingdom, 2016
Brandymaster F1 Indet, red, beefsteak, 12 oz., 80 DTM, from The Seed Kingdom, 2016.
Gardener's Choice F1 Indet, pink, Brandywine hybrid, 90 days, 12 oz., from Online Greenhouse, 2016

Pepper, a few packs:

Sweet Pepper “Doe Hill Yellow”, squat "cheese" type, thick walled, sweet, fruity. Long season producer on compact plants. 75 DTM. From Mandy's Greenhouse, 2016.

Other:

Glass Gem corn
Lettuce, Iceberg
Lettuce, Red Romaine
New Zealand Spinach
White Blazing Star


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Old September 23, 2017   #58
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Success with saving seeds (though I have not done germination test) for Eggplant Louisiana Long Green (you can see pics at the Burpee website). I disagree with reviews though. It was not a tall plant for me, and it came in early for an eggplant. I have a plastic half whiskey barrel in my front walkway and I planted two of theese green eggplants, a Diamond and two Purple Long plants. They looked very decorative, stayed around two feet and were super productive. I tied them to a red v-shaped post. You are not allowed to have vegetables visible in frount yards in my neighborhood.

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Old September 25, 2017   #59
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Ugh. I found a jar of Mamie Brown that I forgot I was fermenting. It was so old that there were zillions of seeds with a radicle about an inch long swimming around. It was in a jar covered with a napkin and it never went dry. It didn't have a fungal mat. Bummer as it was a good producer.

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Old October 1, 2017   #60
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Just made 20 packs Pink Princess....
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