Win a Beginner's Garden Seed Set!
Want to get dirty too?
Annie's Heirloom Seeds (that's some of the Annie's Heirloom Seed family in the photo) has agreed to try out a sponsorship on the blog for a month, and in the spirit of our collective cabin fever, has offered up to the blog a wonderful giveaway! Annie's is offering five Beginner's Garden Collection Seed Sets to the readers of this blog. The collection includes five easy-to-grow vegetables you'll never find in the produce isle of your supermarket. They include: Contender Bush Bean, Boothby's Blonde Cucumber, Black Beauty Zucchini, Annie's Lettuce Blend, and Annie's Radish Mix. In a few months you could have your own salads under cold frames, radish heads poking out of dark healthy soil, and bean and squash seeds started indoors. By this Autumn you could have beans saved in your freezer, special pickles in jars, and have had enough roasted Zucchini to write a ballad about it.
What makes these seeds "beginner" is they are easy to grow, without much fuss or special needs. Besides some good soil and well-seasoned compost in a raised bed, all you need is a trellis for the cucumbers to climb. That, and some water, weeding, and critter vigilance and this could be the year you finally get some food out of your backyard! Find a little time, and get those hands dirty.
To win one of five Beginner's Collections, leave a comment saying what other heirloom vegetables you are planning to grow this summer? They can be ones you discovered on the Annie's site, or ones you have saved for years and years. One entry per reader please. But, if you are willing to share a link to this contest on Facebook, you can come back and write a second comment that says "SHARED!" to double your chances for winning!
Winner picked soon, enter away!