1. Dismiss Notice
  2. Official TEG Poll: What is your garden style?
    CLICK HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice
  3. Member's New Trailer - The Tools & Supplies Discussion Thread.
    CLICK HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice
  4. TEG Picture of the Week (POW) - Submit your Pics Now !!
    Click HERE!
    (if you are logged in, this notice can be dismissed using the "x" to the top right of the notice)

    Dismiss Notice

This Weekend! - Was Seed Swap Experiences

Discussion in 'The Exchange: Buy, Sell, Trade, Giveaway' started by flowerbug, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. Feb 1, 2019
    flowerbug

    flowerbug Garden Addicted

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2017
    Messages:
    3,787
    Likes Received:
    2,926
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    mid-Michigan, USoA
    i have one coming up and since i've not been to one before what can i expect?

    what should i bring?

    so far i'm planning on taking pretty much everything i can which will include:

    - a few amaryllis bulbs

    - cosmos

    - squash seeds
    - golden flax seeds
    - onions (a few types of seeds)

    - peas (a few dozen kinds)
    - beans (a few hundred kinds)


    can i expect people to bring their own containers or bags? there's no way i can make little baggies of all the ones i have nor do i really want to. plus for some i won't really have that many seeds to give out (i'm still building up quantities of some crosses as they are too new).

    i was also going to print out a few dozen small pieces of paper with my name and e-mail address on them along with the web site so if there are any followup questions or whatever i can get things done that ways.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2019
    canesisters

    canesisters Garden Master

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2011
    Messages:
    5,341
    Likes Received:
    6,224
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Location:
    Southeast VA
    I have never heard of such a thing... how FUN!

    I attend a few 'chicken swaps' and I would suggest:
    Have some sort of CLEARLY VISIBLE sign saying what you've got & prices. Even something a little general like: BULBS $x.00 - $y.00 each - VEGITABLE SEEDS $x.00-$y.00/package - FLOWER SEEDS $x.00-$y.00 per pack
    I would think that pre-packaged sets would be MUCH easier than trying to count out seeds to each customer. A box of self-sealing envelopes would work.
    YES! To the contact info. Lots and Lots! Give to EVERYONE and if there is something unusual about your booth, note that on the back. Like "table in the corner with the red cover" or "lady with the old poodle in the basket". When you hand the cards out, point out the note and say "Don't forget me"
     
    flowerbug likes this.
  3. Feb 1, 2019
    flowerbug

    flowerbug Garden Addicted

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2017
    Messages:
    3,787
    Likes Received:
    2,926
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    mid-Michigan, USoA

    it is a swap/buy/sell so i'm not really planning on being paid for anything, but we'll see what happens. i don't want to deal with cash/change and all that. mostly i'm doing it as a social event to meet a few people i've only talked with via e-mail so far.

    i'm not doing this as a business. :)


    here is link to info for anyone else who might be interested:

    http://centralmichiganseedswap.com/


    oh, cool, John Coykendall will be there. that wasn't on the site last time i looked. :)
     
  4. Feb 1, 2019
    AMKuska

    AMKuska Deeply Rooted

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2014
    Messages:
    848
    Likes Received:
    961
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    Washington
    I went to a very casual one. We all ended up passing around what we had, taking what we wanted and sending the rest on. One lady tried to walk up and down a dicker with us for her seeds. Maybe that's how it's normally done?

    I got some great stuff from it, and everyone liked my seeds too! :)
     
    flowerbug likes this.
  5. Feb 1, 2019
    flowerbug

    flowerbug Garden Addicted

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2017
    Messages:
    3,787
    Likes Received:
    2,926
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    mid-Michigan, USoA
    i'm hoping to give away a lot because i can use the shelf space. :)

    for some people i'm sure it all about dickering and being social.

    i'll need a cape of a thousand pocketses...
     
  6. Feb 1, 2019
    canesisters

    canesisters Garden Master

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2011
    Messages:
    5,341
    Likes Received:
    6,224
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Location:
    Southeast VA
    :gig:gig
    "What's it got in it's pocketses"
     
    Zeedman and flowerbug like this.
  7. Feb 1, 2019
    flowerbug

    flowerbug Garden Addicted

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2017
    Messages:
    3,787
    Likes Received:
    2,926
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    mid-Michigan, USoA
    one of my mostest favorites of books/series. :)
     
  8. Feb 20, 2019 at 2:16 PM
    flowerbug

    flowerbug Garden Addicted

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2017
    Messages:
    3,787
    Likes Received:
    2,926
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    mid-Michigan, USoA
    i also have some garlic scapes to give away and some garlic that i put up so i can get a little space back. :) first come first served, get it while it is hot, etc., etc. :)
     

Share This Page