The good news? There are seeds planted in my garden! The better news? I have more seeds than I know what to do with, so I’m gonna share! Want some?
After my miserable fail of a garden last summer (I was very pregnant and it was very hot. So there.) I decided to ease back into it with fewer plants that are pretty much no-brainers. Last weekend I gathered my crew and we got dirty!
Coach made 8 “hills” for us on one side of the garden. We planted 2 hills of zucchini, 2 hills of pickling cucumbers, 1 hill of eggplant (much to the dismay of our oldest and the delight of one neighbor — I told him I’d plant it if he’d fix us supper with it), and 1 hill of Texas Indian Moschata Squash. Honestly, I have no idea what that even is, but it was in our organic seeds stash, so we’re going to try it!
For the mathematicians in the group, that’s only six filled hills. I know. With the other two, I’m hoping to plant some summer squash. Need to put that on the next shopping list.
We also planted a short row of Thai Green Lettuce. And that’s it! (So far.) I need to find some sweet bell pepper plants and jalapeno plants. Not even going to attempt those from seed. While we were out, my neighbor was planting more lettuce and okra, so we’re covered there. We always have volunteer tomato plants pop up (plum? cherry?) and he’s purchased a few other tomato plants to go in. What’s a garden without fresh, juicy tomatoes?!
And now for the fun. I want to share some of the 25 packs of Seeds of Change organic seeds I bought for $4.99. I’ll never use them all!
Here’s what I have to share:
- Sweet Valentine Lettuce (Open – you get what’s left that my 3yo did NOT dump out.)
- Garlic Chives
- Rocky Mountain Penstemon (zones 4-9)
- Cinnamon (Mexican Spice) Basil (Hmmm, looks like this package is opened, too. Wonder who did that?!)
- Early Palla Rossa Radicchio
- Persian Anise Basil
- Texas Indian Moschata Squash (Open – I used a few of these seeds, but don’t need them all.)
- Black Eggplant (Open – I’ll count on us not loving it enough to be sorry we didn’t plant more.) 😉
- Peruvian Purple Chile
- Victoria Sage (zones 7-10)
- Integrata De Wild Lettuce
If I can find some of those itty bitty ziplock bags, I’d be happy to split seeds among winners. Otherwise, you get the whole bag. If you’re interested, just leave a comment with up to three choices. (If you’re reading this by email, please click the post title and leave a comment on the actual post.) I’ll randomly pick 5 winners on Monday, April 25, and we’ll go from there. This is not a sponsored giveaway, so you’re just going to have to deal with whatever seed-giving method I come up with. Sound good? (Oh! Nearly forgot. Of course you may gain an extra entry or two by sharing this giveaway on facebook, twitter, and/or your own blog. Just leave a comment for each.)
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