Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Ladner Seedy Saturday Seed Swap

Do you ever plant seeds in the spring and have so many leftover, you don't know what to do with them? Well, why not bring them to our Seedy Saturday seed swap?

Bring seed in between 10am-1030am so they can be sorted alphabetically. Swap time will be from 1030am-1pm.
What is a seed swap? A seed swap is when many people meet to trade seeds. They may have too many or don’t need the seeds they have and want to trade for seed that they are looking for. Seed swaps are also social events and full of fun. One gets to meet other gardeners, learn about seeds and perhaps try a seed they didn’t know about.
So to get started, check out your seed inventory. Bring in what you will not be using or have too much of.
Once you find these seeds, you must package them with the following on the front of the package. Using small envelopes for this works great.

Common name
Number of seeds
Annual, perennial or biennial?
Were they bought or collected?
Hybrid or open pollinated?
Latin name if possible

Check in with volunteers at the seed swap table and they will take your seeds and give you a ticket for each package. So for example, if you bring in five packages you will get five tickets. Each tickets will get you one package of seeds.
What do you do if you don’t have any seeds to trade? New to starting seeds? You can purchase packages of seeds for 50 cents a package.
Its just that easy ! So don’t forget the date. The Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo will be held on January 28,2012 at the Ladner Baptist Church,5624 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta,BC from 10am -2 pm. Bring your family and friends to this fun event in Delta. We have four great speakers lined up, a seed swap and an array of gardening vendors. The best part, its all free!

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