So last week I did a post about why we should all start planning our spring gardens right now. And in that post I featured a really awesome, eco-friendly tool that makes perfectly square soil cubes for starting seeds in.
Well Clayton, the owner and inventor of Soil Cube, has graciously agreed to sponsor a contest here at The Greenest Dollar. Yahoo!
What can you win? One Soil Cube tool for your spring planting. Take a look:
The Benefits of the Soil Cube Tool
If you’ve ever started seeds yourself, then you know how delicate baby plants are. And moving them to their permanent home (to a garden or container) is tricky…some gardeners will lose 50% or more of their plantings during this process due to root shock or stem breakage. I know I lost plenty of plants last spring when it came time to replant them.
The biggest benefit to the Soil Cube is that it eliminates all this loss. Because you start seeds in a perfectly square cube, you don’t have to worry about “scooping up” the little plants to move them. You simply pick up the compact square of dirt and replant, much like you do with a peat pot. Only using the Soil Cube means you don’t have to waste money on peat pots anymore. And, your little garden will look like this:
Soil cubes permit more plants per square foot than round peat pots anyway.
Another benefit to the Soil Cube? If you don’t win (and end up buying one for yourself) you’re supporting a family, not some big corporation. Clayton makes all his Soil Cubes by hand. So, you’re helping support him and his family. That’s always a huge bonus for me!
So, ready to win a Soil Cube for your own spring garden? Yay!
Contest runs from 12/13 through 12/23.
On 12/24, I’ll use Random.org to pick one lucky winner.
There are multiple ways to enter:
1. Leave a comment on this post telling me what you’d love to plant with your Soil Cube.
2. Spread the word about this contest on Twitter. Come back to this post and leave a comment, with your Twitter ID, so I can follow you back. You can spread the word once per day on Twitter, but make sure you leave a new comment each day with your Twitter link.
3. Spread the word about this contest on Facebook. Leave a comment on this post letting me know you spread the word to your own friends.
And that’s it! Good luck everyone!
Important: Please enter a valid email address when you leave a comment, since that’s how I’ll contact you to let you know you won!
And, don’t worry about getting SPAM from me or anyone else for entering. I hate SPAM too- it won’t happen.