Saturday, January 12, 2008

Seed Swap Heaven

Box of seeds on dining table

I've just been involved in a seed swap 'pass the parcel' through the fab website Allotments 4 all. I'd seen several 'pass the parcel' swaps being set up through the forum over the last year or so that I have been a member but I'd never been involved with one.

The basic idea is that a dozen or so members are involved in a parcel of seeds being posted to each other, one person sets it up and posts a parcel of seed packets to the first person on the list who takes out a selection of what they would like and then adds unwanted seeds from their own seed collection. By the time it arrived to me it was a small box packed to bursting point with an amazing collection of seeds. I had a really fab time sorting through the massive selection and selected quite a few varieties of seeds that I probably wouldn't have gone out and bought and it gave me the chance to go through my own collection of seeds and pass onto the parcel those seeds that I know I wont sow or I just have too many of. Such a simple idea but a really good one!!

6 comments:

VP said...

Aahh you got me all excited for a minute there! I've just checked A4A and we're in different Pass the Parcels :(

glosterwomble said...

Sorry VP not in the same cryptic swap as you, yours set up by Jeannine sounds fun with all the guessing of who it goes to next.

Vegmonkey said...

That sounds absolutely fab, i'm going to make a point of joining in with this next year, as a lot of my seed seems to go to waste due to the small size of my garden!

glosterwomble said...

Hi Vegmonkey, it is a brilliant idea, there are more being set up all the time so you don't have to wait until next year if you want to join in this year. :)

Suzanne said...

Hi glosterwomble..followed the link from the A4A website. What a lovely site you have and i can't wait until the box arrives at my house. Only one more in front of me. It certainly has grown to epic proportions - I was on the first round of this seed swap last year.

glosterwomble said...

Thanks Suzanne your very kind!! I hope you do enjoy the seed parcel when it comes to you, I loved it, I felt like a kid at Christmas again!!! Have fun :)