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Temperate Fruit Buy, Sell, & Trade / Re: Ugni molinae
« on: July 19, 2018, 02:01:06 PM »
Hey if anybody has any seeds or live plants of this let me know! Willing to trade/pay!

Should be able to get ahold of David's e-mail somewhere online. Probably his personal blog. I have emailed him directly in the distant past.

There's a guy in or near Orlando FL that has the edible bulbifera supposedly. Grower Jim is the name to look for. Sells on eBay but won't ship bulbifera to other within FL people.

Fair dinkum seeds in Australia probably can help you locate this plant

There's a guy named David Goodman aka "the survival gardener" you can find online whom has many varieties of yam. Perhaps if you can talk with him he may have some unusual types. Definitely worth contacting him. Had some with palmate leaves and such he randomly found around the place he lives in street markets etc. All varieties grown by the natives of the area. Somewhere in the Caribbean or Central America.

No problem man. The plants are too big to ship however they root from cuttings very easily. Let me know if you want cuttings.

Very awesome man! Just let me know when you have anything ready to trade/sell. I'm down for any and all edible yam varieties. You've done the work I've planned to do for some time. I'm a survival gardening minded guy and seek to have many varieties in the event of who knows what. Yams are perfect for such application being that they need very little attention over time with potential to be heavy producers. Got other root veggies that may interest you whenever.


Cool some stuff is shippable and other things way too big. Just let me know!


Available species some of which are shippable and others local meetup only. Just inquire via your interest for shippability and price/trade.

Anise Hyssop
True arrowroot plants
Canna edulis plants
Thai pink guava trees
Jewels of opar
Fig trees
African potato mint
Lemon thyme
Cuban oregano
Soap berry trees
Longevity Spinach
Brazilian Spinach
Aztec sweet herb
Loquat trees
Greater galangal gingers
Lesser galangal gingers
Leaf of life
Dragon fruit many types
Callisia fragrans
B. caapi
Several Psychotrias including P. viridis
Illex guayusa
African blue basil

Hit me up! DG

You are the yam King! Agree with above poster.

I too am into yams but haven't been able to source many varieties that are edible. Only have the D. alata purple type and D. opposita. Would love any you could share! I'm going to make a post shortly with a list of plants I have available. Maybe we could trade???


Very cool ideas dudes! My plants did take a bit more damage but all should survive still at this point. Praying not to get anymore cold below 35F! Otherwise the setup I made worked enough to not sustain anymore massive damage. Thank the Lord for that!

Very interesting stuff! A lot to take in but I understand what your saying. I'll have to do some of my own research on the subject. Thank you sir I like learning new things!


Oh should have mentioned that the bed sheet and incandescent Christmas lights worked or so it seems this past night. No major damage that I could see yet on anything near the lights or covered! However in the greenhouse but away from lights and covers did get burnt. Good thing that was only canna edulis plants and the rhizomes will live on anyway.

Chose incandescent purposefully too might I add. I'm sure that LED let's off some heat but not nearly as much due to less energy use. The "waste" heat is what I was going for and it so far worked or so it seems. Thursday is our coldest day though before warmth thinks about returning Sunday. However not much colder so wish me good growing vibes of success!

Yes very hardcore Walt! Have heard of such methods but have yet to try anything of the sort.

I would have considered never building greenhouses if I hadn't already owned tropicals I fell in love with before moving here though I had one of the greenhouses from down southward. Lots of rare special tropicals I seed grew and such too so I'm attached to them for personal reasons.

All in all lots of good info to consider here...thanks y'all but certainly keep it coming as it isn't an easy issue to decide the future for either way.


Temperate Fruit Discussion / Heating a greenhouse on a budget??? Ideas?
« on: January 01, 2018, 10:27:39 PM »
Hello all! Just getting settled at my new zone 8 location. Have erected two greenhouses but not of the greatest resistance to the 20s F nights here right now. Many of my prized plants have gotten cold burnt already but most my important ones still live and could perhaps make it through at this point. However the 20s are here to stay for another week or so at night...

Right now I've strung up my best plants with old incandescent Christmas lights and also covered them with sheets even inside the greenhouses. Hopefully that will help get me through the week...

However outside what I've done with my little buget at the moment is there any tricks up your all's sleves? I don't have huge barrels for the water heat retention and radiation at night thing. Probably cost way too much to put a space heater in thin plastic greenhouses and could be even more a fire hazard than what I've currently done...

One greenhouse is 20'10'10' and the other 10'10'10'. Did double plastic them too on the top at least and the long sides on the biggest one.

Any suggestions?

Thanks! DG

Yes I do plan to visit them here soon. Really not that far from me. Maybe 1-2 hour drive. Very excited to see their place in person someday soon.

Trying to fill my new 3 acre homestead! Really into good citrus for my solid zone 8 location though am looking for many many fruits and edibles good for here. Please check out my thread in the temperate fruits trading section for a big list of my wants and possible trade materials. Some good stuff to consider and also I'm open to mire than my wants list.

Thanks! DG

Busting out a rarity to coax a good trade. Really want a satsuma to grow here on my homestead. However anything on my lust plus more considered.

Offering up a real Illex guayusa rooted plant to trade. Hit me up!

Very awesome thank you!

We live pretty close it seems. I'm just east of panama city. If you'd like to trade I'd sure love some or all of those varieties LOL. No worries if there's nothing of mine that you'd like though. Thank you for the list as it will be very helpful picking types!

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Re: Ten or so jack fruit seedlings for trade
« on: October 15, 2017, 07:58:35 PM »
Just realizing I put this in the discussion section and it needs to be in the trade section...sorry my bad.

Tropical Fruit Discussion / Ten or so jack fruit seedlings for trade
« on: October 15, 2017, 07:11:21 PM »
Have a single pot with about ten jack fruit seedlings together in the pot. Would love to trade it for some zine 8 hardy plants such as fig types or satsumas etc. Have a thread with a long "I want" and "have for trade" list in the temperate fruits trading section. Please take a look if interested and send me a PM!

Thanks! DG

Stuff available for trade:

Miracle fruit seeds
Limequat seeds
Various unique hybrid pepper seeds
Okinawa spinach cuttings
Longevity spinach cuttings
Brazilian sisso spinach cuttings
Talinium triangular cuttings
Jewels of opar cuttings, seeds, small plants
Opuntia edible cactus pads
Canna edulis tubers
Turmeric rhizomes
Culinary ginger rhizomes
P. viridis leaf cuttings and small plants (good trades)
Psychotria nexus leaf cuttings
P. alba/carthagenensis leaf cuttings and seeds
P. viridis seeds
B. caapi small plants (good trades)
Piper betel cuttings
Black pepper plants or cuttings
Thai lolot plants and cuttings
Curled, yerba buena, orange, and peppermint cuttings
Chaya cuttings
Various cool season veggies and greens seeds
Leaf of Life cuttings
Moringa seeds
Always tons more just ask I may have as my collection is extensive! That's just off the top of my head and hardly includes my seeds collection!

Also looking for:

Rhubarb crowns or seeds
Asparagus roots or seeds
Corn salad seeds aka lambs lettuce
Yacon crowns
Walking stick kale aka tree collards
Walking onions
Rhudabeggar seeds
Maca seeds
Good fruiting opuntia cactus
Sea buckthorn seeds
Cats claw
Devils claw
Truly non gmo corn seeds grain type and others


Looking for hardy to zone 8 citrus and particularly satsumas that do well here I've heard.

Other interests of mine are:

Pawpaw seeds or plants
Che melonberry
Various mulberry
Cold hardy avocado
Berry varieties for this area
Nut trees
Perennial veggies and herbs for this area
Wild forms of edibles such as wild mustards, onions, etc
Rare unusual flavored herbs such as basils etc
Stone fruits
Sweet potato varieties
True African yams of edible types
Types of taro and malanga
Rare pineapple varieties
Olive trees
Autumn olive and Russian olive of good edibilty
Unusual edible FL natives
Edible mushroom cultures
Camillia sinensis
Good hip producing roses
Edible flower types
Fruit trees of any sort for this area

Will get back with a list of stuff I can trade soon! Lots...!


Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Kratom tree cuttings
« on: October 13, 2017, 04:00:01 PM »
I'm now located in the FL panhandle but was down in the bay area beforehand.

I originally traded on another forum for the kratom cuttings. Now I've got many types albeit only one kind available at the moment. I have sprouted and grown some from seeds in the past but forgot to water them just one single day while still young and killed them. The issue with seeds is the viability is only up to a month or so after harvest but if you source any fast enough surface sow the seeds and keep evenly moist and they readily sprout. A few European vendors have them fresh from time to time. M. hirsuta I grew successfully from seed with little issues and is very much like its more famous cousin.

Have several cuttings available for yellow Vietnamese strain now if anyone is interested. Unrooted cuttings for $5 each. Will need supplimental warmth during the cool season to root. Fairly easy to root if your experienced with cuttings but there's no guarantee of success only the guaranteeing of healthy cuttings!


Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Re: Kratom tree cuttings
« on: July 30, 2017, 11:04:19 AM »
Also by the way tons of other things too! Katuk cuttings, sweet potato cuttings, African potato mint cuttings, chaya cuttings, three types of cassava cuttings(one open pollinated type that's a super huge cropper!), Thai pepper leaf cuttings, dragon fruit cuttings(many types please inquire!), galangal ginger rhizomes (greater and lesser), shampoo ginger rhizomes, black pepper vines, piper betel cuttings, calea zacatechichi cuttings, Fo-Ti rooted vine pieces, and rooted A. anisopetala cuttings. Please hurry if interested! Only up to Thursday for most stuff to get these things out! Must be squared up quickly! Be on way to new homestead most likely by Friday this week.


Tropical Vegetables and Other Edibles / Kratom tree cuttings
« on: July 30, 2017, 10:56:14 AM »
Hello all! I'm moving soon and must pull up my trees within this next week. Would love to get some of my trees to new homes. Charging $5 per unrooted stem cutting. Great highly medicinal species! Must inquire asap to get some cuttings! Only a few days to do this!

Pm me for details. DG

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