So, you longtime readers of The Greenest Dollar have probably heard of Hometown Seeds before. They sponsored an awesome giveaway last year, and I also used their Survival Seeds in last year’s garden.
Sadly, no, that picture on the left is NOT my Medieval herb garden. Mine was far more romantic and mysterious looking than that one.
Anyway, the Survival Seed plants I managed not to kill due to my inexperience thrived incredibly well last year. And I was able to harvest a lot of seeds for this year’s garden. Trust me when I tell you I’ll have an influx of Lincoln Peas come July.
Well, Scott over at Hometown has graciously offered to sponsor another giveaway here. Lucky you!
First, if you have no idea who Hometown is, or what Survival Seeds are, here’s a quick rundown.
Hometown Seeds is an online seed business that rocks. And they sell high-quality seeds…everything from flowering perennials to Seed Banks containing over 24,000 seeds.
One of their most unique products are their Survival Seed Packs. Survival Seeds are seeds that you can harvest again and again.
See, 99% of the time when you buy a packet of seeds, you’re only going to get one growing season out of them. The seed companies did this so you’d have to keep buying seeds year after year, which means they make more money off of us.
Yeah, it stinks.
But Hometown Seeds sells Survival Seeds. These seeds produce plants whose seeds can be harvested for next year’s crop. So, no more buying seeds! It’s really cool, and definitely worth the money to invest in Survival Seeds.
So, what can you win?
Scott is graciously giving away 2 Survival Seed Packs, worth $40/each. Here’s what you get:
- Lincoln Peas
- Detroit Red Beets
- Provider Bush Beans
- Yolo Wonder Pepper
- Champion Radish
- Swiss Chard
- Black Beauty Zucchini
- Waltham Butternut Winter Squash
- Bloomsdale Longstanding Spinach
- Scarlet Nantes Carrots
- Long Green Cucumbers
- Rutgers Tomatoes
- Golden Acres Cabbage
- Romaine Paris Island Lettuce
- Golden Bantern Sweet Corn
- Yellow Sweet Spanish Onion
Each pack has a shelf life of 5 years (10 years if frozen). And, you get over 22,000 seeds.
How To Enter and Win
The contest will run from Monday, January 3 through Saturday, January 8. I’ll pick two winners on Monday, January 10, using Random.org.
How can you enter? Super easy.
1. Visit HometownSeeds.com. Take a look around. Come back to this post and let me know which flower or vegetable you’d most like to plant this year.
2. Spread this contest on Twitter. Come back here and let me know you’re spreading the word (and leave your Twitter handle so I can Follow you back!)
3. Spread this contest on Facebook. Leave a comment letting me know you spread the word!
Every comment counts as an entry!
Good luck everyone!
(Photo Courtesy: Jim Linwood)