Seed Robin ~ INterested ~ FREE SEED

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by HerbGir1972, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. HerbGir1972

    HerbGir1972 Songster

    Mar 16, 2014
    South Carolina
    My Coop
    I was wondering if anyone would be interested in having a Seed Robin
    for those who don't know what they are they are really kinds fun.

    1.)Put together a box of seeds
    2.)get together a group of about 10 people in the USA, but each country could do their own
    3.) get addresses, and make labels to make sending to next person easier (they are usually numbered)
    4.)Mail the box to #1 on the list...#1 to #2....etc
    5.)You get the box look in and see what in there you want then replace with a few seeds of your own choice.
    6.)You must agree to mail the box within 2 days to the next should never take more than a week to get from one person to the next.
    7.) share what you've pulled from the box with the thread that started the robin
    8.) plant & enjoy
    9.) the box will either end up with the last person on the list to start a new robin, or will be mailed back to the #1 on the list, usually the latter to start a new robin...

    I was just curious who would be interested in this concept, it's fun, connects folks over gardening, each person can share their own experiences with the seeds involved, it's a close net of gardening fun, usually those involved put in their favorites that they save over the year so they have lots of esperience to share and can help others even new to gardening folks.

    If some folks give a definite yes to this, I can do a trial robin with 5-6 folks, that should last a little over a month.
    did I say this is fun, you can trade seed over a winter and be ready for spring...Usually the shipping on a box of seed runs about $4 for first class 3 day mailings. I try to keep the box on the small side, but it is usually packed full...

    Have a Great Saturday
    Victoria Meetze
    Lake Murray SC
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

    Nov 7, 2012
    I would be interested. But have a concern about issues with plants that are geared to warmer or colder regions. I know that a lot of seeds really don't matter, so, I guess I'm just blabbing... Best to start it after everyone is done harvesting for the season. Say, mid October??? Count me in if it's going to be later in the fall.
  3. HerbGir1972

    HerbGir1972 Songster

    Mar 16, 2014
    South Carolina
    My Coop
    I thought with a first trial run, folks cold put in whatever they liked...when you keep seed in an airtight storage container, most seed should keep 2-3 years...I use paper envelopes & Quart mason jars, I clear out most after more than 2 years, but if it's something interesting and there is a good bit of seed I will do a germination test to see if that package of seed is still viable. Just a little time.

    I usually try to go north first since it gets cooler there first, then it depends on where folks are located...

    Folks just have to get used to the concept and how it is run, it can be edibles or ornamentals
    maybe one day when I get enough interest, and smooth rolling groups, that I can kida do themed boxes for the different groups I coordinate for.

    Living in a Dream...LOL:D
  4. hausfrau77

    hausfrau77 Chirping

    Apr 25, 2014
    Vancouver Wa
    Sounds fun I will sign up

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