Plantswap is here!
The new plantswap.com.au website is finally here for all you gardeners to enjoy! The concept is quite simple, you join by registering your free user account and start posting in forums. Imagine you’d just cleaned out your garden, and have a bunch of plants you are about to take to the tip, but instead you’ve put a post on plantswap… Imagine the joy that another plant lover would see the post and contact you by email and he/she organises to come over to take the plants away for you – that’s pretty awesome right?! It’s a win-win situation. In other instances, you may even be able to get some free help – for example if you have a bamboo grove you no longer like and you put an ad on plantswap.com.au asking for people to come over and dig up the bamboo and take it home for free. That’s another win-win situation.
Obviously the site is moderated for people looking for marijuana and other such “exotic” and illegal plants.
I came up with this idea since my wife has been looking for a banana plantain sucker to use in our cooking. This plant is quite popular in South East Asia and Latin America. I am aware that there are plantain trees in Australia but have not been able to find one. Does anyone have one they would like to part with? I have a bunch of plants I could swap you for it!