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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Change of plans & My first GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

So yo know that big post I did the other day about all the seeds I was about to order, well the budget got re-appropriated for a more important bill.  But no fear, I found this wonderful site called Listia (thank you Adventures of a Thrifty Mama for sharing the link!) where I have won jerusalem artichoke seeds and mustard green seeds and have bids out on a few others including blackberries and strawberries.  The best part?  They are all free and all the ones I have bid on are free shipping also!!

And now for the giveaway!  It's a really cute tomato planter with a bag of organic growing medium (ain't it funny how they make dirt sound fancy?) and a package of tiny tim cherry tomato seeds!!  I'm asking you do 2 things to enter:

-share the link to the blog on social media and leave a comment here with a link to it
-leave a comment here on what you plan to grow this spring

I will then leave it up to a random number generator to decide who wins!!  Good luck to all that enter, you have till January 31st to get those comments in!!!

Pic to come as soon as my connection stops being so fickle and lets me upload!


  1. Wow, where do I start on what we're planning to grow? I guess I'll just give you a portion of my list!


    -Salad Mix:
    -Bell Peppers:
    -Green Beans:

    Medicinal Herbs


    Hope to win,
    Genevia Jensen


    I'm definitely planning on some tomatoes, bell peppers, squash, zucchini, hopefully some herbs too. :D I hope I win!!!

  3. Last year, we were experimenting with gardening. This year, the motto is "Go big or go home". We are growing green beans, cowpeas, turnips, salad greens, carrots, cucumbers (slicing and pickling), cantaloupe, watermelon, beets, radishes, borage, summer savory, feverfew, eggplant, squash, bell peppers, jalapeno peppers and of course tomatoes! Herbs include chives, oregano, tarragon, cilantro and basil.
    We're also planning on TONS of flowers to attract the bees, beneficials and predatory insects to help us control the unwanted pests.

    I can't WAIT for spring!

  4. I love gardening and I like to add something new each year. Corn,Tomatoes,Peppers,Peas,green beens and the new will be potatoes and garlic, oats and rye for the chickens and and me as well.. I have 4 small flower gardens and my herb garden on the deck which I just love. I am new to your blog and I love it... Come on Spring :-)

  5. I'm excited to start our garden this year. We will be growing tomatoes, corn, including popcorn, cucumbers, squash... so those are the basics. We have raspberries, but I want to get some blueberries, blackberries and elderberries. We're also starting a bunch of herbs which will be part of our community building project. Peas, beans, peppers... I would like to try potatoes. Melons... Yeah lots of stuff!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  6. Here I told about your post on my facebook page!

    Thank you for the contest!!

  7. Not entirely sure what I'll be planting but something I hope, I'm new to this! I know I will at least plant tomatoes! Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Also shared on my FB page!'%20in%20the%20'burbs%3A%20Change%20of%20plans%20%26%20My%20first%20GIVEAWAY!!!!!!#!/profile.php?posted_id=227209794029826&__user=1284147323 Not completely sure if this is the url you're asking for but tha it's the one I copy & pasted! LoL Also it's a mobile url since I am on my phone! Thanks again!

  9. Shared on my facebook page! - I don't think you can see it though, since we're not friends...

  10. This year we're focusing on vertical planting. Green beans, lima beans, cucumbers and squash just to name a few!

  11. We've already started our lettuce and spinach seeds for some midwinter sowing, can't wait to dig into the spring ones soon!

  12. Will definitely be planting multiple varieties of tomatoes. Also lettuce, spinach, cucumber, peppers (hot and sweet). Going to start a real herb garden, not sure what all yet.
    Also adding apples, mulberries, raspberries and grapes.

  13. lots of herbs to help heal and cure myself of lupus!

  14. Too many things to mention but about 3 doz. veggies, may herbs, and few flowers for fun. I will start seeds in my greenhouse and would love even more to grow. Thanks for the contest. Deb

    What do I not plan to grow this year should be the question, oh wait I dont think I could answer that either, lol. Im growing a few medicinal herbs, lots of veggies like-squashs, cucumbers, tomatos, beans, lettuce, onions, okra, melons, cabbage, garlic, and lots more Im sure, I cant stop staring at my baker creek seed cataloge!!

  16. Lot's of fruits, veggies, and herbs. Too many to list ; )