In the next few days, I will post a series of odes towards several of my favorite crops from this summer. I've managed to save a few seeds of each of these varieties, a bit more than what I will need next year, so if you read about something you are interested in trying yourself, I can send several seeds your way.
In the meantime, here is my current trade list. (LQ = low quantity.)
Seeds I Have for Exchange:
Collected carefully from my garden at the old plot, 2008:
Bean, Blue Coco
Bean, Pencil Pod Black Wax (LQ)
Bean, Yardlong Black Seed (LQ)
Calendula, Pacific Beauty mix
Cilantro/Coriander, Long Standing
Fava Bean, Broad Windsor
Hot Pepper, Fish (LQ)
Love-in-a-Mist (Nigella damascena), Mrs. Jekyll
Summer Squash, Coosa
Sweet Pea, Fragrant Cloud and Cupani Mix (LQ)
Sweet Pepper, Red Ruffled
Winter Squash, Uncle David's Dakota Dessert (LQ)
Also, I'm nursing along a huge blimp of a hand-fertilized (so it wouldn't cross with the area melons) Armenian cucumber. When it ripens and I dry the seeds, I'll post them up here as well.
Seeds I Want:
Bean, Yardlong "Red Noodle"
Melon, Amarillo Oro
Melon, Old Time Tennessee
Squash, Winter Luxury
Turnip, Blanc de Croissy
I can usually be talked into exchanging for interesting heirloom peppers, tomatoes, squash, and melons. Also, I love antique poppies, sweet peas, and other old-fashioned cutting flowers. Tempt me! When it comes to intriguing seeds, my will-power is very, very weak.