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Discussion in 'Sell, Swap, Free, Wanted' started by Mark, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. Mark

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    Any ideas or tips for swapping, selling, giveaways, and wanted items etc can be collected in this thread.

    Chris @armysnail had this idea

    Reply paid postage for seed
    giveaways


    Maybe if we use self return mail from the start it would stop abuse. If I want your seed I send you a letter with a reply paid envelope. That way your only expense is time.
     
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  2. Mark

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    About trading organic matter with Western Australia: this state has strict quarantine laws prohibiting the import of seeds etc from interstate or overseas - please be mindful. I believe trading within the state is OK... If someone from WA would like to confirm that rule feel free to or elaborate further.
     
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    Yes Mark that is correct, there is super strict quarantine laws regarding plant material in WA and Tassie.

    There is a quarantine fee I believe, as well as a long list of stuff we aren't allowed over here.
    Nothing like finding something you want in a seed or plant catalogue, only to see except WA.:mad:
    Reply paid is the fairest.
    regards john
     
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  4. Tim C

    Tim C Two heads are better than one Premium Member GOLD

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    Hi John. I just don't get it. We here in SA are the only fruit-fly-free state, yet don't have the quarantine restrictions you have. Do you know what the other high-risks are that WA.gov are trying to keep out. If any? Maybe just Easterners disease???? SA does not have Phylloxera either. They would do well to quarantine against Eastern-style political aspirations, but it's probably too late. As that incurable disease has already got there.:crazy:Maybe it's Banana-bending-disease?:hysterical:Bloody Queenslanders, Eh Mark!
     
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  5. Mark

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    Give it 20 years and all you southern states will be migrating up here... ;)

    True though, you can't get fruit fly from a packet of seeds - I really think the quarantine laws in WA and TAS are way too strict. I even got tomato seeds sent to me here in QLD from the USA - no problem!
     
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    I got tobacco leaves from the US a few years ago. They intercepted the next shipment. To add insult to injury they wanted me to pay tax-on weight for the packaging as well!! From memory it was $1800 tax on 2lbs tobacco and 1.4 lbs of cardboard!!! It was enough to make about 2 cartons of durries. I sent an email to the head :censored: at customs, telling him they were putting their finger in the ****, so in return I give them the finger. Hypocracy, beaurocracy and bull**** all. If this hypocritical yet nannyist government were serious about smokings health effects, the first thing they would do is take baccy off the shelves and put it on the PBS.
     
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    The TGA control both the medicinal and poisonous substances, therefore their bureaucratic BS should include both in the PBS.
     
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    Same as Child support. I pay for my daughter, yet don't get to see her. Me taking out a court order, and my ex defying it will only get her a slap on the wrist. The government system is ALL WRONG. Nannyist yet hypocritical. " Do as I say, not as I do" . Line 'em all up against the wall, I say again.
     
  9. Mary Playford

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    I agree with you Mark with the US seeds. I ordered a couple of heirloom tomato seeds and I received them with no worries.
     
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  10. Mark

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    I think it's a little bit over protective for WA and Tas to have such strong seed postage laws.

    If we get this section going (enough interest) I'll tidy it up a bit and structure this section better. Perhaps with some predefined fields etc.
     
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    If everything goes well with my garden this growing season I will save some seeds especially the heirloom tomatoes and share.
     
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  12. Tim C

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    What tomatoes have ya got in Mary? Two of my giant tree tomatoes are booming!:) Yellow stuffers are coming along good, as with yellow and purple cherries, and pineapples. Black Russians and Hillbillies not-so-good-yet. Romas and store-bought tomato seeds are now fruiting. Tree Spinach and carrots have bolted due to planting time, and an odd Wong Bok and lettuce. The pubs are sick of Rats-tail radishes, so I'm just going to let them go now and collect the seed.
     
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    I am naughty I didn’t label all my tomato plants but when they fruit I will know which is which and will then label it LOL. The heirlooms I bought from rareseeds online -

    Blue Beauty
    Blue Berries
    Chocolate Pears
    Yellow Pears
    Cherokee Purple
    Casady's Folly
    Copia
    Pink Berkeley Tie Dye
    Black Icicle
    Pink Accordian
    Grandfather Ashlock

    The first lot I put in the ground they are seedlings that I bought from Bunnings and BW. I got some Black Russian, yellow stuffer, yellow and purple cherries, roma, burnley bounty, mortgage lifter, rouge de marmande, san marzano….etc

    I will try and save some seeds to share.
     
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  14. Mark

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    That's a great selection of different tomatoes! I think I've only tried Yellow pear and Cherokee out of that list!
     
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    Great selection Mary. Gotta give all the varieties you can a chance if your gonna find one(s) that booms in your pozzy.:). I'm sure my Potato-leaved tree tomatoes are my best by far, but a slower variety may yet surprise me. I was pinning my hopes on the Hillbillies, but the Pineapples are better. Just put some Kale chips in the dehydrator -2 different spice mixes - we'll see.......I got just under 18L of (40%)scotch out my 45L distill, kept 2L aside and put Carob pods in it instead of backset and oak chips. (It came out at 92-86%[just under 8L strong spirit] ):cheers:
     
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