Sunday, December 11, 2011

Packets of Hope on Sale (Giveaway Winner)

Thank you to everyone who gave a shout out about their gardening style and to those of you are new to following my urban homesteading blog.
I didn't use a random numbers generator to pick the winner, instead I simply wrote everyone's name down on a packet of seeds in pencil. I decided against marker in case I wanted to use them for a barter this Spring. I reached in & picked one from the bottom of the pile.

Grace, congrats ! I hope that this book will offer you much guidance @ your new place. Look for my email.

I scored a great deal last Sept. @ a farm store - 2011 seeds for 15¢ each. It took me like over an hour to go through the whole bin. People wandered over to see why there was a woman kneeling on the floor surrounded by three galvanized wash tubs. Must be something good one woman muttered as she walked over. Oh seeds is what she told her man as she walked away. He shrugged.
I know that there's a lot of advice against not using old seeds but I figure it this way - if dandelions can spreads seeds into sidewalk cracks and be successful, then I can certainly put out a garden using last year's seeds.

~~ pelenaka ~~


  1. Well, I always figure that even if you only get a 10% germination rate from an entire packet of seeds, you're doing pretty good investment-wise. There is also a great article here on seedsaving and how long seeds are viable...

  2. Woo-hoo! Thank you Pelenaka. I can't wait to read it! Winning stuff is fun and I was having a crappy day at work. This helps.

  3. Kelly, thank you for that link. We seed save well actually it's husband.


Thanks, good to know there are other's with this interest