Seedy Saturday 2010

March 12, 2010

This year’s Seedy Saturday was packed as per usual.  We got there at 9:45 AM and people were already milling about the seed trade table as well as buying all sorts of goodies.

I brought my parents this year as they are starting a bunch of raised bed gardens in their backyard and wanted to buy/trade some seeds.  I had packaged up enough seeds for all of us to pick and choose what we wanted from the seed exchange table:

Here are my seed packets in the mix on the table:

I figured out that I’d put together over 180 packets of seeds.  At roughly 10 seeds a packet, that’s over 1,800 seeds I counted!  Next year I’ll make a note to start earlier as I had just finished packaging the seeds that morning before going to the event.

In exchange, I picked up the following:

  • Sweet red pepper
  • Triamble squash
  • OSU Blue tomato (my prized trade!)
  • Odawa beans, dry
  • Six Nations beans, dry
  • Painted Mountain corn
  • Romanesco cauliflower (2, one for Mom)
  • Cayenne hot pepper
  • Eastern columbine
  • Gojiberry
  • Red columbine
  • Scarlet runner beans
  • Mini garlic bulbs and
  • Deptford Punk dianthus armeria

I met up with local blogger/gardening friend, Veggie Patch Reimagined, at the table and we did some side seed trading.  That OSU Blue tomato seed I scored?  That came from her and I think I may have actually snatched it out of her hands when she showed me.  So rare!

We checked out the vendors and I ended up buying some white creamer potatoes from La Ferme de Bullion and some Colourful Carrot mix from the Cottage Gardener.  Here’s my one shot of the event:

This year’s attendees were:

It was another successful and fun Seedy Saturday!

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2 Responses to “Seedy Saturday 2010”


  1. I was glad that I had a tomato you might want! I love that you list the attending boothes. That’s quite useful as it seems difficult to find for future reference. So are you starting maters soon?

    • Kathy Says:

      I started doing an attendee list after Greta’s Organics said she doesn’t really keep track of one a few years ago. I like it too as it’s an easy reference.

      I looked at my start chart and realized that I’m starting my tomato seeds this weekend! There’s so much still to do: clean containers, set up the grow op, get my grow lists in order and a myriad of other things. I was just so happy that I finally sowed lettuce seeds on time yesterday!


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