Seed swaps. There are many showy annuals, as well as vegetables that are
ready to be eaten the same year they are planted from seed. There are also some
fast-establishing perennials such as black-eyed Susans and tickseed ( Coreopsis
grandiflora) that offer fairly speedy gratification.
Seed collection is a sensible hobby, and I have seen a resurgence of interest in this age-old practice. There are seed-collecting sets with small glass-covered cases, bags,
magnifier and other tools. There is an advocacy Web site ( http://www.foodnotlawns.com/seedswap.html) that offers information
about how to organize a seed swap and discusses the benefits of this type of
You are encouraged to collect seeds for Washington Gardener
magazine's third annual Washington Seed Exchange, 12:30 to 4 p.m., Saturday,
Jan. 26, at Brookside Gardens, Wheaton. Whether or not you have seeds to swap,
you will leave with some new ones for your garden. (Fee: $15. Registration in
advance. Call Kathy Jentz at 301-588-6894 for more information.)
Saturday, January 19, 2008
WaPo Mentions SeedEx
In today's Washington Post Real Estate section, Joel Lerner, mentions our upcoming Seed Excahnge. Her is a link to the full article here and this is the relevant excerpt below. So far no phone calls, but I figure this is a holiday weekend and folks are more likely to go online and google than pick up a phone these days.