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Counting it down, are you prepared??

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Pepper Joe's & Penny's Tomatoes Seed giveaway!

FREE SEEDS CONTEST: 6 Big Winners will win EIGHT Freebies each...(pack of myco blast and Soil Blast soil conditoners, 3 packs of Tomato seeds and 3 packs of Hot Pepper seeds)....$40 value. WOW. 1 Grand Winner gets a 'Volcano in a Box"...$45 value 7 winners in all.

HOW TO WIN: Easy. We give you one entry for everywhere you place a post/plug for Pepper Joe's and Penny's Tomatoes. Place a post on your Facebook page...1 entry. Place a post on your a post on a Gardening entry...Linked entry. etc. Postings can be on ANY site out there. You decide where. No limit to how many entries you can have. Post a listing on your webpage... and you get THREE entries. Or on someone elses Website. That's right 3 entries! We love being on websites.

The BEST Website post/plug wins the Volcano in a Box. Please include our website addresses on all postings--->>Pepper Joes and Pennys Tomatoes

HOW TO ENTER: Send me an email to with CONTEST in the Subj. Tell me how many places and where you did a posting. We'll give you the right amount of entries. Please list the WEBSITE ADDRESSES so we can take a peek at them. List your mailing address to receive the Free Prizes. 

TIP: The more places you post us, the better your chances are to win. Anybody with FIVE or more postings...we'll DOUBLE your entries. I.E. give us 6 get 12 entries. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Grey Water

First off, let me steal the definition from wikipedia..
Greywater is wastewater generated from domestic activities such as laundry, dishwashing, and bathing, which can be recycled on-site for uses such as landscape irrigation and constructed wetlands. Greywater differs from water from the toilets which is designated sewage or blackwater to indicate it contains human waste.   Greywater gets its name from its cloudy appearance and from its status as being between fresh, potable water (known as "white water") and sewage water ("black water"). In a household context, greywater is the leftover water from baths, showers, hand basins and washing machines only. Some definitions of greywater include water from the kitchen sink. Any water containing human waste is considered black water.
Since I have yet to incorporate this into my home, I will be link sharing, hope you don't mind  :)

Rain Barrels & Greywater Diversion

Now, for places like Memphis that don't get near enough rain in the summer, I think this is a wonderfully awesome idea!  We are checking around with locals who have similar systems and comparing prices for different materials. Over the next couple months as we get beds positioned and dug, I will be posting picture/video updates of the progress. I'm hoping for a mister and underground soaker system.  Am I ambitious?  YES!  Will I find a way to get it done on my non-existent budget?  YOU BET!!

Do you reuse greywater or know anyone who does? Have some great resources to share with us? Please post them!!!!