Share the Seed: Community Seed Swap
Mar 31, 2014 09:00AM
According to Vegetable Gardening in the Northeast by Marie Iannotti, May is a great month to plant sweet potatoes, beans, broccoli raab, corn, cucumbers, lettuce, melon, okra, pumpkin, rutabaga, and squash.
Bring your well-labeled seeds with growing instructions as well as empty containers to bring home your newly acquired seeds. Informal, easy-going get-together. Swap, Learn and Share! Contests and prizes.
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Please do not bring: 1. seed you've collected from hybrid plants, as it won’t grow true to type. 2. If the seeds are older than 2-4 years old, they may not be viable. Some seeds (onions, leeks, parsnips, celery, spinach, salsify) are only good for a year unless stored especially well. 3. And of course, please do not bring any GMO seed.
No seed? No problem! Come, learn, and go home with some seeds to sow.