Totnes Seed Swap 2014 : Results

Totnes Seed Swap

My experience of attending a seed swap for the first time

The Totnes Seed Swap took place yesterday. I took along a combination or edible and ornamental seeds as I wasn’t sure what would be needed having never been to this, or any, seed swap before. The cat kindly helped me choose and package up my offerings. I took some unwanted and surplus Aquilegia, Chinese Lantern, Astrantia and Armeria seeds for the ornamental table. For the edible table I took dwarf French beans, runner beans and peas.

Blue Cat supervising the seed collections for this year
Blue Cat supervising the seed collections for this year

The seed swap itself looked well attended. I arrived a couple of hours after it started and saw plenty of people coming and going still. There was a good selection in both areas. It was nice to see some donated packets from Tamar seeds. I do question the presence of quite a few F1 seeds – I thought the idea was to promote a diverse living gene bank and locally adapted seed strains.

My new additions

I came away with Magnolia stellata, Cleome, Gypsophila, Papaver orientale “beauty of Livermere”, and Orlaya grandiflora. From the edible table I took away a pepper and some lettuce.

Totnes Seed Swap
Totnes Seed Swap haul

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