Thursday, August 8, 2013

Blogging Buddy Seed Swap

Tiny Gardener just blogged about her first eggplant, and I have to admit that I am a wee bit jealous.  I didn't plant any this year, and come to think of it, I don't think I had any last year either.

I guess the Eggplant Dinner Disaster of 2011 is still too fresh in my mind.

But I really do like eggplant.  Of course, battered & fried with a side of marinara sauce is my favorite way to chow down on them with Eggplant Parmesan coming in at a close second.

I kind'a begged Tiny Gardener to save me some seeds from her eggplant harvest since they are a Baker Creek heirloom variety.  And it immediately got me to thinking that maybe we could do a little Seed Swap.  And when I say "little", I mean that I have virtually nothing to swap.  Which kind'a makes me feel a little guilty for wanting to set up a swap with no seeds to swap.

Except I still do have open packages of heirloom seeds as well as pits from my awesome peach tree (which I will do a post on next), and then that got me to thinking that I have other wild plants around the property that I can harvest seeds from.  So I guess I DO have stuff to swap!

Since there are weird people who live "up North" and are still a ways away from actually harvesting ripe produce, this will give the rest of us time to get thinking and saving.

So next time you take a bite out of your super sweet 'n juicy tomato or crunch on a crispy green pepper right from the garden, do me a favor and spit some of those seeds out onto a paper towel and save 'em!


  1. I am going to save green bean seeds as usual as well as the black corn that I have been growing for years, well if coons leave me any. I am declaring war on coons since nobody hunts them and there are too many. Anyway, a cousin in TN is going to bring some seeds from his family called Meal Beans, they look like a good size pole bean. I have peach trees that I got from my great grandfather's farm, I haven't seen any like them but it was not a good year for peaches here. Saving seeds saves money.

  2. I would love to, but my garden produced very little this year.

  3. What a really good idea! When the time comes, I'll be spitting out any and all of my heirloom seeds that manage to come to fruition this year.

    Love and kisses,
    One Weirdo Who Does Indeed Live Up North

  4. Weirdo here who lives Up North. Not quite Canada, but... A good peach tree would be handy around here. We had just to opposite problem with the fruit. Pears and apples and making yummy goodness like crazy. Apricots, peaches, and plums never made a single fruit. Some of the peach trees in town that were a little more sheltered from the wind and frost are producing, but nothing out where I am. My green beans this year are quite yummy. Just did our first batch sauteed in bacon fat. Nothing I have out there is heirloom this year I don't think. I'll have to go back and look.