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2019 Seed Swap -- US Only

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2019 Seed Swap -- US Only
Swap Homepage:United States
Swap Coordinator:ContraryHousewife (contact)
Swap categories: Food  Nature  Seasonal 
Number of people in swap:5
Location:Regional - United States
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.98
Last day to signup/drop:March 2, 2019
Date items must be sent by:May 4, 2019
Number of swap partners:1



This is a swap train and the rules are different than most swaps. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I am capping this at 6 participants (myself included) due to the time involved. If you end up last on the list you may not get your seed until April or May. I will adjust the final send by date according to the number of participants we end up with. If few people sign up we can be done quickly. If I get 6 participants we will start ASAP.

Reliable swappers only. Nobody wants to wait while you dawdle around with the package. Move your swap along when it is your turn so we can all get planting.

You MUST have at least 30 rated type 2 or 3 swaps on your profile in order to join. Sorry newbies, your time will come.

I will remove participants who I feel are not a good match for this swap, or who exceed the 6 person limit. No one with unsent/late swaps, a history of late sending, or unresolved 1s will be allowed.

I WILL START THE SWAP by sending out a large envelope of flower and vegetable seeds to my partner. It will contain at least 10 packets of seed. When she receives she will look through the packet, take what seeds she wants, refill it, and send it to her partner, and so on. Do not send until it is your turn and you receive the package.

I am allowing 1 week travel time between swappers and 1 week for each person to choose seeds before sending. Of course you do not have to keep the envelope that long, if you make a decision and want to send in two days, that's great, too.

Take as many seeds as you want, just be sure there are at least 10 different kinds of seed in the envelope when you send it on.

Please notify me and rate your partner when you receive. Communication is essential here.

Seed packets must be recent, from 2017, 2018, or 2019. Flowers, herbs or vegetables, sender's choice. They can be open and partially used, but taped shut during transit. You can also send seed you collected from your garden but you must identify it either with a common name or scientific name.

NO dollar store seeds, please. They have a low germination rate.

Contact me if there are any questions, problems or delays. I would rather have questions up front than misunderstandings and hurt feelings later.


splendorpursuit 02/17/2019 #

Question: so nobody is rated until June, even if they received their seeds in March, because we are all waiting for the last person to receive - correct?

ContraryHousewife 02/17/2019 #

You will rate your partner when you receive, just like any other swap.

PrettyAlice 02/17/2019 #

This sounds fun!

splendorpursuit 02/20/2019 #

I guess I just don’t understand the waiting until April part then? Sorry!

MorahLaura 02/27/2019 #

It’s currently 12F here but I’m already seeing seeds in my local farm supply stores. Looking forward to this swap!

draco 03/ 6/2019 #


Tverne05 03/25/2019 #

Hello, I just received the packages of seeds today.

Tverne05 04/ 1/2019 #

Mailed seeds today to Laura.

MorahLaura 04/ 2/2019 #

Oh boy! I'm camping out at my mailbox! Well, not really, but I'm excited. ;)

MorahLaura 04/ 5/2019 #

Received! I’ll have it in the mail by Monday!

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