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Spring is here!
Although, I’m afraid upstate South Carolina skipped spring and rushed straight into summer.
Honestly, 86 degrees?
Battling raspberry canes is painful enough without fear of sunburn.
Fortunately, I’m keeping my eye on the prize: heirloom tomatoes.
Pesticide-free strawberries. Peas. Lettuce in more colors, textures, and
adornments than a Whole Foods display.
Posted by Julie
@ 03:03 PM EDT
Finally, my friends—it's here.
SPRING! Tra la!
To celebrate my favorite season...
giving away a “Spring into Spring” gift to one lucky, randomly
Look! Books! Plants! Seeds! And a tub!
The lucky winner will receive:
The Heirloom Tomato: From Garden to
Table by Amy Goldman. This is a seriously gorgeous book, filled
with stunning photography, amazing history, and recipes, too! It was
the first book I bought when I began my heirloom adventure. (You'll
get a new copy—not mine!)
Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from
Small Spaces by Gayla Trail. This is a great how-to book. It's
the perfect book for those who are land-challenged. Don't have a big
backyard? No worries, you can grow a great harvest in containers! I
like it, because even though we do have a yard, I still enjoy growing
in containers on the balcony.
OK, maybe I'm lazy, but it's so nice to
open a door, pick some herbs, and keep cooking dinner.
Plus—you get recipes! And
instructions to preserve your harvest! You'll really like this book.
I'm also sending the winner some seeds
from my favorite sources: Baker's Creek Heirloom Seeds
and Seed Savers Exchange
. Honestly, if you haven't visited these sites
yet—please do. You will be amazed at the wonderful selections
you'll find. (Plus, they're just really good people.)
Plus—who doesn't need a garden tub? I
love these little tubs—they're great for collecting weeds,
mixing soil with amendments, and carrying compostables to the bin.
And finally—the winner will receive
six, organic heirloom tomatoes from Garden Delights! (Yes, that's
me!) The plants still need some more greenhouse time, but look at
these roots, my friends! This is why I use organic, OMRI certified
Dot Pots. When you plant these babies, you plant the entire pot—and
the roots aren't disturbed.
What is your favorite garden treat?
Are you a tomato girl? Love flowers?
Can't wait for the first spring peas?
The giveaway begins NOW and will
continue until April 1 at midnight EST. (And if you'd like to follow
this blog or “Like” Garden Delights on Facebook
, I'd be most
grateful—but it won't affect your chance to win!)
UPDATE: Because I'm new to this giveaway thing, I completely
forgot an important note: the winner must reside in the contiguous
United States. I can't ship plants to Alaska, Hawaii, or abroad (and
honestly, you wouldn't want me to...those would be some very sad plants
by the time they arrived! Sorry for any inconvenience...)
Happy spring to you!!!
Posted by Julie
@ 02:00 PM EDT