Thanks to the generous people at Botanical Interests, you have a chance to win six packets of seeds!
Just leave a comment on this post before 5:00 PM EST on Thursday, January 29th and then sometime after 5:00 PM EST on January 29th, I’ll generate a random number, count down that many comments, and that person will be the lucky winner!
You can either choose to get the seeds shown above, or spend some time over the next few days browsing their website and picking six packets you’d like to have. They’ll ship the seeds to the winner on Monday, February 2, so have your choices ready in case you are the lucky once.
One comment per person, and please provide a link back to your blog where I can find contact info or leave contact info in your comment. (I suppose I ought to say 'void where prohibited', just in case.)
I’ve already received six packets of Botanical Interest seeds to sow this spring and opened one packet of seeds because every packet says “much more information inside this packet”. How could I resist? I opened a packet of Gourmet Baby Greens Mesclun seeds and was very impressed by all the information.
It really is the most information I’ve ever seen on a seed packet.
Now I’m trying to hold off opening the other packets until I’m ready to sow the seeds. Here’s what I’ve got:
Tomato Bush Ace (Lycopersicon lycopersicum) – I have always grown indeterminate tomato varieties that I train up stakes. I never cage tomatoes! But then I saw these determine, bush type tomatoes and thought, “why not try one, just to see how the other half grows”. The packet says “yields are exceptional for such a large tomato”. I can hardly wait to try them.
Sweet Corn Spring Treat (Zea mays var rugusa) – Who could resist trying a sweet corn that will be ready two weeks earlier than most other sweet corn? Apparently I can’t resist the idea of it. I'm sowing these in the garden just as soon as I think the last frost has occurred.
Sweet Pea ‘Fairytale Blend’ and Sweet Pea ‘High Scent’ (Lathyrus odoratus)– I love sweet peas and even though they do just okay in my garden, I keep growing them because whatever bloom I get is worth giving them a little bit of room and a small trellis to grow on. With these two varieties, I hope to get some nicely scented blooms and some good blooms for cutting.
Sunflower ‘Elves Blend’ (Helianthus annuus) – I think I’m attracted to flower varieties that include the words ‘fairy’, ‘elf’, or ‘sprite’ as part of the name. It implies to me that the plant will be smaller, but have some spunk to it. These sunflowers should top out at 16 – 24 inches tall but I’m not sure what size the flowers will be. I bet they noted that on the inside of the packet.
Remember, leave a comment to enter to win six packets of seeds from Botanical Interests! The seeds pictured above include:
- Sunflower Goldy Honeybear
- Poppy Peony Double Blend
- Calendula Zeolights
- Basil Dolce Vita Blend
- Carrot Carnival Blend
- Lettuce Valentine Mix
(Addendum: Seeds can only be shipped in the United States. My apologies for not noting this from the beginning.)