My First Seed Swap : Whispering Willow Farm 2020 Seed Swap
I'm SO excited! I'm getting ready for my first ever SEED SWAP!!
What is a seed swap?
Seed swaps are events where gardeners and farmers meet to exchange seeds (heirloom most of the time). It's a lovely way to extend your seed collection and make new connections in a community.
This is an online seed swap so we actually have to mail our seeds and wait for our swaps to arrive.
The rules of this seed swap go like this :
-You have to send 10 packets (each packet is a different variety)
-Each packet must contain between 5 and 10 seeds
-All seeds must be heirloom varieties
-It can be seeds you saved from your garden or seeds you bought
-Be creative with the packaging
Since it was my first year gardening, I don't have a thousand heirloom varieties of seeds in my collection. PLUS, I didn't even order my seeds for 2021 yet... But I still have about 25 to 30 varieties of heirloom seeds to choose from. I chose 11 special varieties that I like. Yes, one more because Jill is going to try to put some extra swaps together for those who wanted to participate but didn't have enough seeds. Let's spread some joy!
2. Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach
3. Bronze Mignonette Lettuce
4. Antohi Romanian Pepper
5. Red Oak Leaf Lettuce
6. Bleu de Solaise Leek
7. Pink Jumbo Banana Squash
8. Winter Luxury Pie Pumpkin
9. Lemon Cucumber
10. Round Black Spanish Radishes
11. Delicata Squash
I used small plastic envelopes to safely package my seeds. I also took this opportunity to use leftover burgundy envelopes from our wedding to create a unique packaging. In the envelopes, I inserted a small tag with a note, my website, my Instagram and my YouTube info.