Saturday, January 19, 2013

Ladner Seedy Saturday is Having a Seed Swap

What is a seed swap? A seed swap is when many people meet to trade seeds. They 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. We encourage you to bring in open pollinated seeds as they can be saved from year to year. If you are not sure what your seeds are,we have master gardeners on hand to help.

Once you find your 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

Bring seed in between 10am-1030am so they can be sorted alphabetically. Swap time will be from 1030am-230pm. 
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 ticket 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 donate to get  packages of seeds. We may even have some free seeds.
Its just that easy! So don’t forget the date. The Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo will be held on February 9, 2013 at the Ladner Baptist Church, 5624 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta,BC from 10am -3 pm. Bring your family and friends to this fun event in Delta. We have three great speakers lined up, a seed swap and an array of gardening vendors. The best part, its all free! 

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