Monday, 28 March 2011

Seeds and seed swapping :)

Oh dearie me we through out a heck of a lot of out of date seeds last week. Here is the carnage...oh goodness blogger won't let me post the photo - even it's ashamed!

Some were from 2009 - oh for shame! But compared to the number of seed we do have and the variety this was okay, through next year I reckon we'll be buying a lot more as the use by date on many of the ones for this year won't be viable for another season.

But this is where a cool new UK based seed swap website comes into play. Set up only very recently Seed Swappers is a cool new site where you can do exactly what it says in the title - swap seeds! Such a cool idea when you want to try as many different varities as you can without spending a load of money - just buy a few packets and share the seed with others and they can give you those seeds you have wanted to try and it's all just the cost of a stamp AND you aren't wasting lots of perfectly good seeds (like we did - see photo again *blush*).

Give it a wee looking at and there is a blog to go with it too, where the lady who set it up 'Splodger' will be talking about what to plant when. Plus, there is a Facebook page (where I am an admin) were you can keep up to date as well. I personally think it's a great idea and encourage you to take a look xxx


  1. Sounds good Carrie I'll check it out. I have seed packets everywhere at the moment!!

  2. Sounds like a great idea! Off to have a look at the site now... :)

  3. I hate chucking seeds but I had a "D'oh" moment this year when someone said they chuck old veg seeds in where they plan to raise pigs in the summer. Cracking idea, so simple.
    We did do some seed swapping through a forum in Autumn but i shall go and look at this site too, thanks :)

  4. I'm quite good when it comes to seeds...honest!
    That site is good, so well done to Splodger for setting it up.
    Flighty xx

  5. Carrie,

    Your post sounds so happy. Obviously, getting back to the garden is greening your branches, as well:~)

    While not gardener, I think the Seed Swap idea is great. It is probably fun to be able to TRY something without putting a lot of money into. Then if you like it, you can buy it.


  6. Carrie,

    I left you comment about the post, but then I did some exploring. I haven't visited your Etsy Shop before. I was amazed.

    Your photographs are stunning!!! I loved the black and white one of the trees and of your hands holding the seeds, but all of them are amazing.

    What fun to discover this other creative side of you:~)


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