grovespirit's GardenWeb Exchange Page

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Seeds I have to trade:

  • Not currently trading seeds, unless you have something on my wish list. If you do have something I want, *please* let me know so I can see if I also have something you want.
  • Otherwise, I am mainly a seasonal trader (Sept thru Jan).
  • Please take notice:
  • Trading Open to USA Residents Only!
  • I do not mail any seeds outside of the USA for any reason. No Exceptions.
  • Sorry to have to ask this, but the crushed and dead (overheated) seeds I've received in recent trades have made it necessary:
  • No Bubble Envelope= No Trade!
  • If you have no BE to send my seeds in because you are new or broke, let me know in advance. In such cases I will ask you to hold onto your seeds till mine arrive, so you can then send your seeds to me in the BE I mail to you.
  • Your seeds must be mailed to me in a real bubble envelope (NOT a piece of bubble wrap or a piece of BE stuck inside a regular env).
  • Please mark the bubble envelope 'FRAGILE' and 'PERISHABLE' IN BIG, BOLD RED LETTERS. I will do the same for you. This ensures no seeds crushed, or killed from improper shipping temps :)
  • If you don't have a red marker to mark the BE 'FRAGILE' and 'PERISHABLE', please take it to the PO and ask the clerk to stamp it fragile and perishable. They will assist you. :)
  • Seed numbers per packet in parentheses. Unless otherwise noted, these descriptions are of the parent plant. All my seeds are hand harvested and OPEN POLLINATED which means sometimes you get variations from the parent, which mother nature creates.
  • My (Partial) Trade List:
  • Don't let this trade list fool you into thinking my seed selection is small...
  • I don't ever have the time or energy to list *all* my seeds on my trade list, so I generally just list the stuff I have more than one trade's worth of.
  • Seeds marked ** are a SPECIAL trade, meaning I will only trade that for something I really want.
  • Flowers, annual (This list is incomplete- if you are looking for something in particular please let me know):
  • Asarina scandens, native Hawaiian snapdragon vine. resembles "Jewel Mixed" (15)lentil- sized seeds per trade
  • **Leonotis leonurus, Staircase Flower, Wild Dagga** SPECIAL TRADE.(20) exotic, attractive to butterflies and birds. Lovely orange flower spikes that last well as cut flowers. 2' to 4' tall depending on growing conditions. May be perennial if given adequate frost protection. Has medicinal uses.
  • Zinnias, mixed colors and forms. (20)
  • Marigold, dwarf. Seed saved from Durango Red. Repels pest insects and helps kill nematodes. (25)
  • Marigold, dwarf. Seed saved from Janie Flame. Repels pest insects and helps kill nematodes. (25)
  • Marigold, French dwarf. Seed saved from Brocade Mix. Repels pest insects and helps kill nematodes. (25)
  • Perennial Edibles:
  • Carissa macrocarpa, Natal Plum. Evergreen glossy foliage. Zones 8B-11, or greenhouse/sunroom. Also makes a good bonsai. Fragrant flowers, edible fruit, drought and heat tolerant (Note-This plant sometimes is thorny. Parents had no thorns but seedlings may revert to wild thorned type.) (20)
  • Perennial Flowers & Ornamentals:
  • Under Construction
  • Herbs:
  • Basil, Cinnamon- Has a strong cinnamony fragrance. Use fresh or dried in mouthwash, sachets or potpourri, herbal baths or herbal tea, tomato dishes, pasta sauces, vegetables and soups. You can also use this basil in the garden as a companion plant to repel aphids, mites, and tomato hornworms. (40)
  • Fenugreek- Culinary and medicinal, and improves soil by fixing nitrogen! radish sized commercial seeds (20)
  • Fennel, green. Butterfly host plant, floral arrangement plant, culinary herb, beneficial insect attractor. Also has medicinal uses.(20)
  • **Leonotis leonurus, Wild Dagga** SPECIAL TRADE. Exotic, relaxing medicinal herb with lovely orange flower spikes that last well as cut flowers. 2' to 4' tall depending on growing conditions. (20)
  • Peppers, Hot:
  • Habanero, Orange heirloom: Capsicum chinese Orange Habanero pepper is intensely hot. Rated at 150,000 on the Scoville chart. Plants grow to about 24" tall and 24" wide. Has a unique flavor reminiscent of apricots. Great with Mexican dishes and salsas, also makes excellent hot sauce. Peppers mature from green to a bright orange, about 2" long. One of the best and most versatile habaneros. (15)
  • "Wailua sweet hot red" aka Hawaiian Sweet Hot(C. annuum) Jalapeno shaped, tastes similar to Caribbean Yellow (fruity and sweet), but ripens from green to red with no yellow stage in between. Compact 2' tall plant sets numerous fruit in high humidity and is pretty disease resistant. Unusual! (12)
  • "Hawaiian Super Hot" frutescens. A Hawaii native (C.frutescens) super hot chile, resembles Tabasco in appearance but is hotter. May get to 4' tall, unless grown in a pot to keep it compact.(18)
  • "Golden Spike Caribe" Early, abundant crops of pointed golden-yellow medium hot peppers, similar to a Hungarian wax or banana pepper but seems to perform better in hot climates. Mild to medium heat. (15)
  • Thai Clustering, AKA Thai Dragon- 70 days. Fruits are 3-1/2" long by 1 cm wide at the top, with thin walls. Medium to hot (heat varies depending on cross pollination and growing conditions), produces fruits in upright clusters similar to the Medusa ornamental. Orangey colored when ripe. Flavorful, disease resistant, and Very productive even in partial shade. (Sorry- Temporarily Out)
  • Takanotsume AKA Hawk Claw. Popular in Japan. Plants grow to about 18" to 24" tall and wide with 2" to 3" long Fruits grow in upright clusters that mature from green to orangish-red. Heat varies, from medium to hot depending on cross pollinating peppers nearby and growing conditions. Used dry in Japanese cuisine. Makes a great container plant and yields well in partial shade. (20)
  • "Japone" or "Santaka" Japanese chile. Plants grow to about 18" to 24" tall and wide with 2" to 3" long fruit. Fruits grow in upright clusters that mature from green to red and are ready to harvest in about 90 days after transplanting. Heat varies, from medium to hot depending on cross pollinating peppers nearby and growing conditions. Makes a great container plant, needs full sun to yield well. (20)
  • UNUSUAL EDIBLE SEEDS FOR TRADE
  • Under construction, not all I have is listed here.
  • (These have been kept in refrigerated seed bank):
  • Squash, Seminole. Heirloom, open pollinated.
  • Tolerates heat, drought, and insects well. (10)
  • Tomato, heirloom: (List is incomplete. Seedsaving and seed inventory in progress!) If you're looking for a specific variety please let me know.
  • Hawaiian Red cherry. Productive in humid coastal areas, very tasty with intense flavor similar to Peacevine cherry tomato. Descended from Peacevine and also from a wild Hawaiian tomato. Very disease resistant. Late season yielder, roughly 85 days. Indeterminate vines. (12)
  • Winter Squash, "Spaghetti Squash". Open pollinated, 2011 seeds. (10)
  • Heirloom eggplants:
  • Rosa Bianca 2010- Beautiful! Yielded well in a 7 gallon pot, despite drought and insect problems. This one is quite tasty too! Image here: http://www.seedsbydesign.com/prodpict/72.jpg
  • Udmalbet/Udumalapet 2010- Very cute mini-eggplant, roughly ping pong ball to jumbo egg sized, striped in purple and light green. Productive, even in a 4 to 5 gallon pot. Never turns bitter, not even when fruits get a bit overripe. Drought and disease resistant. Tolerates poor or rocky soil fairly well too. (20)
  • Heirloom Greens:
  • Heirloom Amaranth "Tiger Eye" Grown from Baker Creek seeds. These are second generation, saved seed from my garden. 2011 (30)
  • Komatsuna, Japanese Heirloom mustard "スプーン野菜" Translates to "Spoon Vegetable." Disease resistant, Very easy and fast to grow. Ready for harvest 35 days after sowing in warm climates! It's called Japanese Mustard Spinach in US supermarkets. Baby leaves used in salad. When plant is bigger, the stalks, mature leaves and flower shoots are used in stir-fry. Or make into 'kimchi', a pickled product kind of like sauerkraut. Plants can be grown year round in temperate and subtropical areas. 2011 (25)


Seeds I am looking for:

  • *Limited interests due to very small garden space.* Since my garden is tiny I hope to receive items suited to growing in 5 gallon or smaller containers. I am *especially* interested in any dwarf edibles, that will yield a good crop in a 5 gallon or smaller pot. :)
  • Nothing big -or heaven forbid, Giant- for me, thanks!!
  • FYI to swappers: I cannot grow toxic plants in my garden, due to condo rules. So- please avoid sending datura, digitalis, larkspur, foxglove, monkshood, brugmansia, angel trumpet, castor bean, lantana, etc.
  • MOST Wanted- These unusual veggies:
  • Scorzonera or Salsify
  • Chinese leek, "hiro haba" or flowering type
  • Red Mizuna or Red-stemmed Mizuna (already have green type)
  • Red Komatsuna (already have green)
  • Scorzonera or Salsify
  • Chinese leek, "hiro haba" or flowering type
  • Heirloom Purple Artichoke
  • Purple Pac Choi (already have green/white kind)
  • Purple heirloom carrots, fresh 2011 seed please
  • Heirloom Tomato "Brown Derby"- Elser's, not Wagner's.
  • Heirloom Tomato "Black Ruffles"
  • Black Oxheart Tomato "Brad's Black Heart"
  • Rare Heirloom Tomato "Purple Haze"
  • Tomato "Ceylon" or "Purple Calabash" (both ruffly!)
  • Heirloom Tomato "Blue Fruit"
  • Heirloom Tomato "Black From Tula"
  • Orange Stemmed Swiss Chard
  • Pink Stemmed Swiss Chard
  • Golden Stemmed Swiss Chard
  • Radishes, unusual heirloom types such as "purple plum," "Hild's Blue winter," "black Spanish," "Juane d'or Ovale", "Watermelon", "Matanghong", "Beauty Heart."
  • WANTED- These unusual fruits:
  • Pepino (Melon Pear)
  • Litchi Tomato Or Morelle De Balbis Solanum sisymbriifolium- An annual fruit, does well in warm climates.
  • Tamarillo/Tree Tomato (Cyphomandra betacea)
  • Want Mild, sweet (non-hot and non-bell) red peppers such as:
  • "Chervena Chujski" bulgarian sweet pepper
  • Patio Marconi (already have standard Marconi)
  • Topepo Rosso AKA Sweet Red Cherry Pepper
  • Nardello AKA Jimmy Nardello
  • Friariello
  • Piquillo (Spanish)
  • Peter Pepper (the naughty shaped one)
  • WANTED-these heirloom salad greens:
  • * Japanese spinach such as Akarenso, Samba, Orai
  • * "Erba Stella" salad herb
  • * Sculpit Stridolo Italian Greens
  • * Escarole, Romanesco
  • * Endive: Frisee or Wallone
  • * Hatakena
  • * Toy choi
  • * kosaitai (really want!)
  • * Tat soi (really want!)
  • * Misome (really want!)
  • * Miike
  • * Saisai
  • * Tokyo bekana
  • * Wasabina
  • * Yanagawa takana
  • * Garnet Giant baby leaf mustard
  • * Ruby streak baby leaf "
  • * Golden streak baby leaf "
  • * Golden frill " " "
  • WANTED Heirloom Leaf Lettuces-- these only:
  • * Revolution****- Really Want!
  • * Bughatti****- Really Want!
  • * Beleah Rose-Really Want!
  • * Midnight Ruffles****-Really Want!
  • * Petite Rouge****- Really Want!
  • * Dark Lollo Rossa****- Really Want!
  • * Mascara****- Really Want!
  • * Devil's Ears
  • * Flame
  • * Speckled
  • * Forellenschuss/FlashyTrout'sBack
  • * Red Deer's Tongue
  • WANTED- The following Dwarf tomatoes with short vines and nice fruit size- (NOT currant or cherry tomatoes, which have little fruits). Want these varieties only:
  • ****New Big Dwarf- Really want!
  • Scoresby Dwarf
  • Dwarf Bush no.506
  • Japanese Dwarf
  • ****Basket Vee (very disease resistant)
  • Balconi (by Thompson & Morgan)- Yellow or Red
  • Golden Delight, Polar Baby, Prairie Fire, Epoch, Victor, or tricot Czech (all from sandhillpreservation)
  • WANTED-Compact, determinate heirloom tomatoes:
  • ****Amelia (disease resistant- REALLY WANT!)
  • ****Sophie's Choice (disease resistant-really want!)
  • Black Sea Man
  • Black Prince
  • Beiju
  • Ildi
  • Flora-Dade (disease resistant!)
  • Hard Rock (disease resistant!)
  • Purple Russian (oblong, paste type)
  • Orange Patio (the non-hybrid one)
  • Peche Jaune
  • Grushovka
  • Legend Heirloom Tomato
  • Lime Green Salad
  • Sweet Israeli (very compact)
  • Elfin Heirloom Grape
  • Early Annie Heirloom
  • Early Wonder Heirloom
  • Beaverlodge Slicer
  • WANTED: Disease and/or heat tolerant heirloom tomatoes:
  • *Traveler AKA Arkansas Traveler
  • *Carmello
  • *Camp Joy
  • *Creole
  • *Cherokee Purple
  • *Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red*** Really Want!!
  • *Eva Purple Ball
  • *Florida Pink (heat tolerant)
  • *Fireworks (heat tolerant)
  • *Golden Jubilee (disease resistant)
  • *Goose Creek (heat & disease tolerant)
  • *Mule Team (heat tolerant)
  • *Improved Porter AKA Porter's Pride (heat tolerant)
  • *Porter (heat tolerant)
  • *Prudens purple (nematode resistant)
  • *Sisters (heat & disease tolerant)
  • *Tangella (disease tolerant yellow)
  • *Super Sioux (heat tolerant)
  • *Zogola (disease and drought tolerant)
  • WANTED- Fast maturing, big fruited heirloom tomatoes:
  • Azoycha AKA Azoychka
  • KBX
  • Black Krim
  • BrandywineOTV (The 'OTV' type only!)
  • Neves Azorean Red
  • Northern lights (yellow)
  • Boondocks
  • Carbon
  • Costoluto Genovese
  • Cherokee Chocolate
  • Chocolate Amazon
  • Earl's Faux
  • Gary Ibsen's Gold
  • German Giant
  • Green Giant
  • Persimmon
  • Rose
  • Sara Black AKA Schwarze Sarah
  • Valencia
  • WANTED- The following heirloom eggplants:
  • * Japanese White Egg,
  • * Listada De Gandia,
  • * Edirne Purple Striped,
  • * Arumagans
  • WANTED- The following herbs and edible flowers:
  • ***Capers seed, preferably no older than one year
  • ***Echinacea 'Fragrant Angel' Really Want!
  • Calendula 'Sherbet Fizz'
  • Nepeta racemosa- Persian. Catmint only; got catnip already!
  • Nepeta transcaucasica 'Blue Infinity.' Catmint only!
  • Potentilla (named varieties only)- 'Fireball Mixed', 'Helen Jane', 'Miss Willmott', 'Melton Fire', 'Monarchs Velvet'
  • Wild Garlic (Allium canadense), would especially love the pink or lavender flowered one!
  • Three Cornered Leek (Allium triquetrum)
  • Persian anise basil (has silvery foliage and a licorice scent)
  • Viola sororaria: ANY- especially "Freckles", a speckled variety from Thompson&Morgan
  • Pansies (Viola hybrida), in any black, deep purple, deep blue, or near black color. Especially want these Violas:
  • ****"Sorbet Yesterday Today And Tomorrow"- REALLY WANT!!
  • "Rose Shades," "Burgundy Lace," "Halloween2" and named black-flowered ones.
  • NO yellow/orange/peach pansies please.
  • Snapdragons, fragrant, (fresh seed only!)
  • Dianthus, Velvet n Lace, Sooty, or any deep maroon one.
  • Dianthus superbus Crimsonia, rainbow loveliness, or spooky.
  • Dianthus, heirloom- NOT "Dianthus barbatus, sweet william" which I already have. :) Must have a strong, noticeable fragrance and a unique heirloom name such as Sooty, Fenbow Nutmeg Clove, Summer Sundae, Ipswich Pinks, etc.
  • ORNAMENTALS WANTED (a few):
  • My favorite flower colors are blue, lavender, and purple. If you have seeds for any little windowbox or dwarf flower that isn't yellow or orange and has a long lasting bloom period, I'll consider it. I also like fragrance. :)
  • Looking for--
  • ****Begonia xtuberhybrida 'Scentsation Mixed' (fragrant!)
  • ****Cephalophora aromatica- Really Want (due to fragrance)!
  • Dahlia variabilis 'Black Beauty'
  • Eschscholzia jelly beans
  • Hardy iceplant delosperma cooperi- this species only
  • Impatiens 'blue pearl' only
  • marigold scarlet starlet- this variety only
  • Centaurea moschata 'The Bride' This variety only.
  • Nemesia 'Shooting Stars' This variety only.
  • Coleus 'Black Dragon' This variety only.
  • Bergenia cordifolia 'Redstart' This variety only.
  • Campanula cochlearifolia (Fairies' Thimbles)
  • Dwarf lupine "dwarf fairy pink," "pixie delight" or "minarette"
  • Stock (Matthiola incana) such as 'Tudor tapestry' and 'Hot Cakes Mixed', only the ones with with large, fragrant flowers. NOT Matthiola bicornis (night scented or starlight scentsation, which I already have).
  • Pelargonium 'Black Velvet Series' hybrid with black foliage
  • Phlox paniculata, any very fragrant heirloom or named type such as clouds of perfume, Nicky, and David.
  • Cosmos- these only: Happy Ring, double click mixed, or "Double click Rose Bonbon"
  • Scabiosa atropurpurea "Dwarf Double Mixed" This variety only.
  • Strawflowers, heirloom, any solid color except yellow or orange. Really want pink, white, red, mauve, or magenta!!
  • Statice: white, blue or purple only, no yellow please.
  • Tacca chantrieri (Black Bat Plant)
  • Kennedia coccinea Scarlet Coral Pea- for a friend's garden.
  • Verbena Hybrida- Blue Lagoon. This variety only.
  • Viola odorata- Sweet violets (different from pansies or
  • johnny jump ups) - I am only looking for ones that are noticeably fragrant
  • x


Plants I have to trade:

  • Absolutely not doing any plant trading (or trading of plant materials such as cuttings) until further notice. Seed trades only, please. Thanks!


Plants I am looking for:

  • Scented geranium (pelargonium)- Especially want rose scent, but any scent except citron/citrus/citronella is nice. Plant or rooted cutting.