I am thankfully in the Yahoo group Boulder Urban Farm Girls and Home Makers, and one of the cool creations of the group is a seed trade/seed start/garden planning meeting.
Seed trading is just like what it sounds like- people bringing leftover seeds from the year before that they purchased or even better, that they saved from their plants last season. This is a great free way to get seeds and increase the diversity of the plants in your garden.
To organize a seed trade, gather up fellow garden enthusiasts and pick a time to meet.
Everyone should bring the following to the trade:
- seeds 🙂
- seeds trays
- potting soil (can already be in the seed trays for ease)
- popsicle sticks and a marker or however you wish to note what seeds went where (masking tape on the side of the seed tray can also work)
- plastic bags/small jars for any seeds you do not wish to plan instantly
Everyone can place seeds in areas by type, each person can announce what they brought, or every person can just walk about and see what they may exchange.
Either way, have fun!