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Garden Seed Swap 2020 by Post

Here’s how the seed swap works:

1. Enter seed swap below and await email instructions.
2. Send us your spare seeds before the 29th of March.
3. If you don’t have spare seeds, you can still enter but at higher fee.
4. Wait to receive your surprise mix of seed packets in the post around the 7th of April.
5. Plant seeds like you’ve never planted them before for the rest of the 2020 growing season! 😀

Please note that we are including Ireland and the UK in this seed swap.
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Enter Seed Swap 2020 for a 5 euro fee and post your spare seeds to us. ENTRY CLOSED
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEND US YOUR POSTAL ADDRESS BY EMAIL AFTER ENTERING. THANK YOU!
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Enter Seed Swap 2020 for a 15 euro fee if you have no seeds to share. ENTRY CLOSED

We would suggest contributing around 10 packets of seeds or whatever number you can spare. We especially like seeds that you have collected from your own garden. If you are filling them into little bags, we would suggest about 30-50 seeds for vegetables and annual flowers, 10-20 seeds for pumpkins and 5-10 seeds for rare plants.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Due to current events we are not going to have the seed swap event as planned, but don’t worry we are going to change the format of it and still make it happen, by post. It’s simple. Those of you that have surplus or unwanted seeds can post them to us and we will share them. Each participant will receive a random surprise selection of seed packs in the post in return for a small fee to cover costs. If you don’t have seeds to donate you can still participate by paying a higher fee. We will enter a generous donation of several hundred packs of vegetable, flower, tree, herb and rare seeds. Please see buttons below. Once you have paid we will email you instructions. Closing date is the 29th of March 2020, please post your seeds to us before then. We will be sending seeds back out to all participants in the first week of April. CONTACT US if you have any questions. Please note that we are including Ireland and the UK in this seed swap. We would suggest contributing around 10 packets of seeds or whatever number you can spare. We especially like seeds that you have collected from your own garden. If you are filling them into little bags, we would suggest about 30-50 seeds for vegetables and flowers, 10-20 seeds for pumpkins and 5-10 seeds for rare plants. You will receive surprise mix of seeds at the end of the first week of April.

It would’ve been nice to create the opportunity for our audience to meet up and network in person and we will organize another gardening related event during the summer. It’s heartbreaking to us that this was to be our official event, but as always we will make the most of it and see the positive sides. By doing the seed swap by post we will now be able to include those who are too far away or wouldn’t have been able to attend in person. While everything is going on it’s important to remember that the new growing season is fast approaching. Planting a garden is believing in tomorrow. For most of us it will probably be the most productive year yet with all of those perennial plants and lasagne garden beds coming back stronger and more fertile every year. We think it’s important to share surplus seeds and experience especially with those starting off on this most rewarding journey of planting and harvesting from your own garden. Just remember this old proverb: Don’t count your productivity by how much you harvest in a day, but instead by how much you planted.

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Do you grow your own vegetables or flowers? Or have you always wanted to grow your own? We are having a free seed swap event on Sunday the 22nd of March in the midlands of Ireland. You can bring your surplus or unwanted seed packets and take home seeds other people donate. If you don’t have any seeds, you can simply make a small donation instead. In particular sharing locally grown seeds that are adapted to local conditions helps to increase diversity and keeps the old heirloom varieties available. Please scroll down for video

Entry is free! Please subscribe below to sign up or email us if you are already subscribed. It’s all about meeting up with fellow gardeners and learning all about plants, gardening and of course seeds while having a chat and a cup of tea. We will have a raffle to help fund the costs of running the event. Prizes are already plentiful including a range of plants and cuttings, small garden tools, garden decorations, books and much more. You will be able to choose your prizes! There will also be a talk about seed saving and a journey into the microscopic world of seeds. More details below.

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Event Features

  • Seed Swap
  • Talk about Seed Saving
  • Seed Microscope Session
  • Raffle with many Garden Goodies
  • Light Refreshments
  • Free Parking
  • Local Quality Dining Facilities nearby

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