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Old March 9, 2017   #46
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Tormato, would this be in addition to, or instead of, the varieties suggested via index card for next year's swap? (The card I got was fluorescent orange. I had already selected three of the suggested varieties to grow this year... One, a dwarf variety, I just started yesterday on my heat mat.)
The suggestion card is for getting different varieties into the swap. The grow-outs can be for wish lists, regular (10 packs, or more) categories, or (with my OK via PM) a Nifty Fifty variety (50 packs).

Even if people are/aren't a Nifty Fifty participant, for the swap to continue, we need "new" varieties. As an example, last year there were about 200 cherry varieties, only about 25 of them were new to the swap, or had only a few packs come in/go out.

And, new to the swap varieties of more than 10 packs (20?, 25?) will make my task easier.
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Old March 10, 2017   #47
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I thought I had posted already, but I guess not. I did send you a pm. I would like to participate in the dwarf project category. I am growing at least 2 dwarf project tomatoes this year, and might be able to squeeze in more.
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Old May 22, 2017   #48
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Bumping this for those not aware of the newest part of the next swap.
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Old May 22, 2017   #49
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Bumping this for those not aware of the newest part of the next swap.

Please post the categories again, and any new ones.
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Old May 22, 2017   #50
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are you still doing bonuses too? I ask because I am growing a tomato I got from Andrey in Belarus called VIAGRA
seriously...It just screams save seeds for Gary's swap.
It's a black RL beefsteak
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Old May 22, 2017   #51
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Thanks for the bump, Gary. PM sent to see if any of my tomatoes qualify for the Nifty 50!

Fingers crossed for a good growing season!

Jeff

P.S. Can we post attorney jokes regarding Viagra if we are attorneys?
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Go for it.
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Old May 23, 2017   #53
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My Nifty Fifty variety is growing well, healthy, and blossoms bagged. I still don't have someone to sponsor!

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Old May 23, 2017   #54
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Go for it.
What happens when you give an attorney Viagra?
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Old May 24, 2017   #55
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Please post the categories again, and any new ones.
Suggested categories are in post #1 with no suggested changes at this time.

If all categories don't get filled, we'll likely go with more varieties from popular categories. This Nifty Fifty list of categories is not to be confused with the regular MMMM list of categories.
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Tormato:

When we PM our potential Nifty 50 candidates, should we list them under each category? I just sent the list of what I was growing this year with descriptions of the least common varieities.

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Old May 25, 2017   #57
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Tormato:

When we PM our potential Nifty 50 candidates, should we list them under each category? I just sent the list of what I was growing this year with descriptions of the least common varieities.

Jeff
The best thing to do is list all categories a variety could fall under, with your choice of the one you prefer.

Right now, I like the Turkish variety, and putting it in the Eastern (close enough) European category.

The Spanish one was in the swap last year, so I'll be looking for another variety for that NF category. The cherry was sent to 25+ participants (one seed each) so there may be a lot coming back this year. It may go into the experimental category of the regular MMMM categories if there are a lot of reports of it still not being stable.
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My Nifty Fifty variety is growing well, healthy, and blossoms bagged. I still don't have someone to sponsor!

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Don't worry about finding someone to sponsor. Later in the year, they'll show up like birds on a mulberry tree.
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This sounds really cool--I am definitely interested.

A question: at what point do you plan to share the names of the varieties?
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are you still doing bonuses too? I ask because I am growing a tomato I got from Andrey in Belarus called VIAGRA
seriously...It just screams save seeds for Gary's swap.
It's a black RL beefsteak
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A bit of flower,veggie, fruit seed.

Peppers will have to be limited this year, as last year was too much.
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