I have been getting a number of emails and phone calls about the upcoming Washington Gardener Seed Exchanges. I thought I’d put together the following FAQ. Feel free to pass it on to any fellow gardeners:
–The online registration links are –
If you miss that online window, you can register in-person at the event starting at 12noon on Saturday, 1/25/20.
Saturday, February 1 at Green Spring Gardens, VA go here:
Online Registration ends at 6:00pm on 1/31/20.
If you miss that online window, you can register in-person at the event starting at 12noon on Saturday, 1/1/20.
– When you get your goody bag at check-in, please make sure to label it with your name — all the bags look alike and can get easily mixed up. Bringing a few sheets of those personalized address labels you get with charity mailings will come in handy for this and for labeling your seed packets, giving out your contact information to fellow gardeners, etc.
– If you are bringing seed/garden catalogs for our give-away table, be sure to rip off the address labels and tear out any order inserts with your personal information on it.
– We are adding a new, separate table this year for houseplant cuttings and divisions.
We encourage everyone to bring your cuttings/divisions labeled and packed in individual baggies to share.
(We do not allow GMO seeds in either, but chances are slim that any home gardener would have access to them.)
12:00-12:30 Registration and seed drop off to WG Staff and Volunteers12:30-12:35 Introductory remarks and overview12:35-1:25 Speaker 1
1:30-2:00 Speaker 2
2:00-2:30 Refreshment Break and Seed Swap Preview2:30-3:00 Seed Show and Tell
**3:00-3:30 Seed Swap!
3:30-3:45 Garden Photo Contest Winners Presentation (only at VA location)3:45-4:00 Final Door Prizes and closing remarks
**Show-and-Tell participation is voluntary. We encourage you to introduce yourself, share some fun facts and background on the seeds you bring, or tell us about any local garden projects or groups that you are involved in.