Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Everyone seems to be giving stuff away, so I thought I'd join in the fun.

Ell and I sat down with our co-op partners over the weekend and went through our garden seeds. Ell and I are scaling back a bit since we don't know if/when the house will sell, and our partners have decided to do a simpler garden to keep down their expenses. As such, our seed order will be much lighter this year as we make an attempt to use up the aging seeds we already have.

Here's where the giveaway comes in...... we had a generous donation of seeds and onion starts from Mount Union college last year. We have a large stack of seed packets left over that are still unopened and not needed. They are primarily from the Burpee seed company and include cucumbers, tomatoes, pumpkins, carrots, a good mix of flowers, and more I can't remember.

Since we use our own saved seed and organic seeds from Seeds of Change, we are giving away all of these seeds. Comment to this post and we'll pick a winner on Saturday who will receive the whole bundle. If you have or want a garden or know anyone who does, here's your chance for some freebies.


Blogger Melissa Blair said...

Wow, that is garden dedication! We would love to participate in your giveaway contest.

10:41 AM  
Blogger Kyle said...

My girlfriend's mom is starting a garden, and I know a the people that run a couple of the public gardens in Pittsburgh that I'm sure could use some free seeds. So I'd be glad to take your seed donations if I were to win your giveaway.

12:28 PM  
Blogger *Austin Mommy* said...

Uh-oh. Don't think I'm replying to your blog just to get something for free (although that's always a great bonus!). I've been meaning to tell you and Laura that we have been thinking about you and all your life changes and hoping that you are doing well, and managing through the times. We miss seeing you guys at New Hope (we haven't been in awhile, of course), and just around. Hope to bump into you soon! (Not literally, although it's always funny when those kinds of things happen.)

And for the free seeds, we'd love to be entered into your contest. Our neighbors broke down part of their fence last year to join our yards together, so our kids could play and we could share space. We also planted a veggie garden which was great and super helpful, which we've just started chatting about again for this year. Isn't sharing nice?? Anyway, we sure could use what you've got, so throw our names in there. Thanks! ;)

1:58 PM  
Blogger HennHouse said...

Posting for the eight-year-old who doesn't understand why he can't start his garden the day he starts to ride his bike outdoors. He could use some seeds.

4:18 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

Actually, Karin, he can. Over half of the vegetables tradionally grown in American gardens are actually cold-weather crops. Take advantage of these warmer days (excluding Thursday) and get some soil turned over and raked. Then buy Isaac some lettuce and onion seeds to plant. Within a few weeks he could be eating fresh greens, even if there's snow on the ground.

That said, very few of the seed packets I'm giving away are cold weather varieties, so of course I'll put Isaac's name in the hat.

5:12 PM  
Blogger Connie Mae said...

What the heck, I am going to enter! My husband and I are wanting a BIGGER garden than we had last year. Last year was our first year, and it was pretty successful!! We had our own pumpkins which didn't cost us much at all compared to the Markets who sell them. We were pretty amazed at how great they turned out to be!! Gotta grow a bigger garden so we can can and freeze!!

12:48 PM  
Blogger Swedish Mama said...

Great idea, Sam and Laura. I'll have to get a step stool out and get my surplus down and sorted. In my free time, of course. Not sure what I have excess in veggies, but I know I should have a ton of colubimes and some other flowers.

11:25 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

A little late, but, seeing as we've discussed my green thumb and love for outdoor activities, I was wondering if you'd just enter me in the "fresh fruits and vegetables are ready" contest. ;)

10:20 PM  

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