Going Green Seed Swap


>>>WELCOME BACK. EVERY YEAR GARSENERS COME TOGETHER TO SWAP, BUY, AND SELL SEEDS DURING THE NATIONAL STEAM SWAP DAY. IN THIS WEEK’S “GOING GROWN” IN THIS WEEK’S “GOING GROWN.” KELLY HAS MORE ON WHAT SOMETHING YOU MAY NOT HAVE HEARD OF. GOING GREEN.>>HAVE YOU HEARD OF A SEED SWAP? AN INTERESTING WAY TO RECYCLE. IT’S IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER, BUT YOU MAY HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT SPRING.>>IT’S A GOOD IDEA TO COME AND THINK ABOUT SOMETHING SIMPLE. RADISH, LETTUCE, TOMATO. THOSE ARE GREAT STARTERS.>>IF YOU HAVE HAD A GARDEN FOR MANY YEARS OR HAVE VISIONS OF CREATING ONE, THE SEED SWAP IS A GREAT WAY TO LEARN ABOUT CREATING A FANTASTIC GARDEN IN 2020.>>ANY QUESTIONS THEY ASK ON SAVING SEEDS, HOW TO PREFER OR PACK THEM AWAY, AND KEEP THEM WITH A HIGH GERMINATION RATE, WE’RE HERE TO HELP.>>SOMETHING LIKE ZINNIA. IT’S VERY EASY TO SAVE. IT’S EASIER IF YOU GET IT JUST BEFORE IT IS COMPLETELY DRY.>>YOU CAN ALSO BUY HEIRLOOM SEEDS.>>AN HEIRLOOM IS A PLANT THAT’S BEEN AROUND FOR MANY YEAR, OVER 50, AND IT USUALLY HAS A STORY TO GO WITH IT. AND WE TREASURE THOSE STORIES ALMOST AS MUCH AS THE SEEDS.>>A SEED SWAP IS NOT ONLY AN ACT OF GIVING, IT’S THE ULTIMATE FORM OF RECYCLING.>>IT ALLOWS PEOPLE TO GROW SEEDS LOCALLY AND NOT BRING THINGS IN FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY THAT ARE NOT ADAPTED TO OUR REGION. WE DON’T WANT TO BE BRINGING IN SOMETHING FROM ANOTHER AREA THAT MAY END UP BECOMING AN INVASIVE SPECIES AND TAKING OVER.>>AND THIS YEAR’S FREE SEED SWAP WILL TAKE PLACE NEXT SATURDAY AT THE HAMILTON COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS FROM 9:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M. THERE WILL BE PRESENTATIONS ON HOW TO GROW HEIRLOOM SEEDS, GROWING GARDENS IN SMALL SPACES, AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUY, SELL, TRADE, AND EVEN GET FREE

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