Seed Bank Project

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Seed Bank Project

Post by Farhan Ahmed » May 4th, 2013, 3:14 pm

I am thinking how about creating a seed bank of various plants that can be shared with members for promoting gardening.

What rough outline i have is that whenever we grow some plant, we are able to collect large quantities of seeds. I am not talking of sharing exotic or branded seeds to start with, but whatever we have surplus/ordinary for us lying waste in our seeds banks.

For instance i have reasonable quantities of spring/summer annuals that might not be of much use to me in that quantity.
Similarly we can include vegetables seeds as well.

We can give away these to members who are interested in growing these varieties. All members can contribute with whatever they can willingly. No compulsions based on volunteer basis.

To start with we need a centralized person who will be be taking charge of these seeds in terms of collection from members,storage and dispatch. I propose khabbab or Tahir Bhai, if They are willing, as they are located in center also.

I purpose that initially for few months we focus on collecting seeds so that we have a handsome bank quantity wise. From there on we display the list of available seeds on forum that members can ask for.

Member asking for seeds maybe asked two things. He/she has to pay for postage( to avoid burden on an individual/this is optional), and in time he/she has to give some/any seeds to the seed bank so that it maintains its health. Like blood donation :-)

Just a suggestion..............if forum agrees on the suggestion i have reasonable quantity of cool season annuals etc to start with.


There may come a time, that our Bank is so healthy and rich that everything is available. Evens bulbs maybe. Thats the beauty of plants they multiply by sharing.

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Re: Seed Bank

Post by Farhan Ahmed » May 4th, 2013, 8:55 pm

I guess that is a No :-)

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Re: Seed Bank

Post by Tahir Khan » May 5th, 2013, 7:50 pm

farhan137 wrote:I guess that is a No :-)

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Bhai im in :) i can donate a lot of seeds that i have in spare.

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Re: Seed Bank

Post by Farhan Ahmed » May 5th, 2013, 8:00 pm

are you willing to be the "Bank" :-)

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Re: Seed Bank

Post by Tahir Khan » May 5th, 2013, 8:10 pm

Sure i already have a seed bank a large glass bottle in a fridge for seed deposit, i can manage some more :mrgreen:

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Re: Seed Bank

Post by Farhan Ahmed » May 5th, 2013, 10:33 pm

Qatra qatra samandar banta hai :-).

Thanks for accepting the responsibility.

I will dispatch you the first tranche of seeds day after tomorrow......i endeavor to send only those which come true from seed.

Will update list here later.

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Re: Seed Bank Project

Post by Tahir Khan » May 6th, 2013, 11:31 am

Great, I'll prep another glass bottle then :mrgreen:

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Re: Seed Bank Project

Post by ka_khan » May 6th, 2013, 1:22 pm

Thread was closed so soon.
Very nice effort and thinking.It will help new comers and the hobby will be promoted.
Although new comer and not familiar with lot of flowers,I am ready to give my share.At the moment am collecting Pholx seeds.Will soon dispatch where ever directed.
It will be helpful if members write the 'expected' seeds which they are about to collect.

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Re: Seed Bank Project

Post by Farhan Ahmed » May 6th, 2013, 2:59 pm

That is really heartening to hear. Will soon device an address(after confirmation from Tahir Sb)...where seeds can be dispatched.

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Re: Seed Bank Project

Post by Farhan Ahmed » May 6th, 2013, 3:00 pm

Tahir Khan wrote:Great, I'll prep another glass bottle then :mrgreen:
What i see.....you will need a trunk i near future :-)

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