Host a Seedling Swap Party in Late Winter

comments (6) January 8th, 2011

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ChrisMcLaughlin Chris McLaughlin, contributor
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Turn no seedling away at the door.
 
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The more seedlings the merrier!
 
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Yup, looks like a marigold to me...
 
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Turn no seedling away at the door.
 
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Turn no seedling away at the door.

 

Photo by Jspatchwork under the Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0.


We all know about having seed exchange parties during January and February to soothe the spring itch, right? Okay, there is one last window of opportunity to get a fabulous pre-garden party on the books this year after seed party time has come and gone.

If you're anything like me (and you hate yourself for it, but you know that you are) then you'll be starting way too many seeds indoors - again. Now hear me out; I'm going to suggest that you start to many seeds on purpose. That's right. Get giddy about planting those tiny dudes. Then when they're a few inches tall, just about the time that you're telling yourself, "This is ridiculous" and the neighbors see the jungle through your window and wonder if you have a license to grow that much - throw a Seedling Swap Party!

It's just one more reason to get together, eat small sandwiches, rave over flower-shaped cookies, and drink pink punch that has ice cubes with frozen flower petals. Best of all, instead of going home with a little bag of a kabillion would-be plants (seeds), you and your guests will have armloads of bona-fide, live-and-thriving plants!

Invite your friends, neighbors, family, church members, Bunco group, book club, garden club, work friends, and your kids' friends. Because guess what? They also started too many plants this year. Remember, no seedling are ever turned away at the door. There's room for all kinds of vegetable, flower, and herb seedlings. If it were me, I'd even accept shrub cuttings (but then, I'm a glutton like that).

Don't forget to remind guests not only bring their seedlings to swap, but instructions for growing that particular plant, as well.


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Comments (6)

drakegriffin writes: i like it...
Posted: 5:23 am on July 29th
RosieHaynes writes: wow great work
Posted: 4:11 am on July 26th
JeremyParr2 writes: this is nice
Posted: 5:26 am on July 22nd
DonnaCox writes: Impressive :-)
Posted: 1:36 am on July 20th
KristaGarner writes: amazing work mate
Posted: 6:06 am on July 19th
royrice21 writes: Incredibly Awesome
Posted: 6:48 am on July 15th
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