Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Burpee Seed Starter Giveaway




I'm ready to start thinking about seeds and what I will need to start planting.  I'm still in limbo with trying to sell this house, so I don't want to get too wrapped up in garden plans, but I can't seem to stop myself.  I am compelled to think about my herbs and what I would like to grow in case I am fortunate enough to move in time to plant an outdoor garden.

In the meantime, starting herbs indoors is just as rewarding, and then later, I can transplant them to larger pots for my kitchen window shelf . Of course, the same principal applies to starting vegetables indoors, but then you'll want to be sure to plant your seeds to coincide with the appropriate transplanting time for your area.

My good friends at Burpee have come up with something really exciting for those of you who have gone "green" and are concerned about our environment. They have a new Eco-Friendly Seed Starting Kit for 2010.  Each kit includes a 36-cell PLA planting tray and a PLA watering tray.  What does PLA mean? Basically, it's an al-natural plant-based product made from corn, or in this case, sustainable coconut coir fibers; it's 100 % renewable, disposable, and biodegradable.
Each cell has a Burpee Super Growing Pellet in the bottom -- just add water and watch it expand.
You'll also find a biodegradable germination sheet, 3 wooden plant labels, a 1 ounce package of organic fertilizer, and a Plant-O-Gram ( a chart to help you keep track of what you planted and where.) This kit is really well thought out, in true Burpee style. The people from Burpee want you to have a chance to give this kit a try so they are offering FIVE kits as giveaways. Here's all you have to do to enter:

1. Leave a comment about something newly offered in 2010 that excites you at Burpee.com.


2. For a second chance to win, sign up as an e-mail subscriber with Feedburner, Feed Blitz, or become a Google Follower (see sidebar.) Then leave a second comment telling me you have subscribed or that you are already a subscriber.

If you subscribe in more than one way, leave a separate comment for each.

3. For a third chance to win, blog or Tweet about this contest with a link here, then come back and leave another comment telling me about it.

4. If you're not a blogger, be sure to leave your contact e-mail address like this to avoid spammers: pianananna(at)gmail(dot)com. If I don't have a way to reach you or you don't respond in three days, your name will be disqualified, and I will choose again, picking my favorite answer.

Good Luck!!

Open to US residents only, 18+.

Winners will be chosen by random.org.

Email addresses will not be shared with any third parties.

This Giveaway ends on Tuesday, January 26th at midnight EST.




Don't forget to visit An Herbal Bedfellow for healthy recipes made with herbs, and also my newest blog:
Bits, Tales, and Yarns - my newest writing adventure.

174 comments:

Lu Ann said...

I am a first time herb grower. I am looking forward to cooking with fresh herbs.

Anonymous said...

I'm excited about the new eco friendly seed kits. As an avid gardener, I want to do everything I can to lessen my carbon footprint...every little thing helps this effort become big! Jana...mrsprix@msn.com

Renee G said...

I would love to try their Bush Beans Bonanza. We always raise bush beans and these look like they would have a great yield.
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Rachel G said...

I would like to plant the Dahlia Pot Luck
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Milton said...

This year it has gotta be the Fresh Salsa Garden Collection.

Anonymous said...

I did have a garden 30 years ago. Have recently grown a few herbs on my balcony. moving to a condo and will have a small plot of land to grow a few things. Am v ery excited about it.

Anonymous said...

I love the new bio pots where you don't have to transfer a plant out of the seedling pot. You just wet the pot and plant it into the new sized pot. This was genius thinking!!

RR said...

The eco-friendly seed kits and bio pots sound great.

Charity said...

I like the Four O Clocks Marbles Mix!! They are soo pretty!! Please enter me:) Thanks!!

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Charity said...

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Kathy said...

I love the Lisianthus Super Magic Lavender new for 2010.

Shannon said...

the pinata pepper

MJ said...

I love the new eco friendly seed kits.

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MJ said...

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mverno said...

the slasa kit is a good refreshing idea mverno@roadrunner.com

Christy said...

The bio pots are a great idea and I'd like to try them this year.

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myrisaroo8404 said...

we are going to start our first family garden this spring and we are all excited. I love the Calibrachoa Callie™ Painted Coral, so pretty.

saphyress said...

The hot pepper pinata mix looks awesome, I'm off to buy some!

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demmi said...

the garlic silver rose
I would love to grow some garlic
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Robert Lamb said...

I would love to have Blackberry Triple Crown bushes. We used to live near some pretty fantastic blackberry bushes, but not any more.
These new large, firm, blue-black juicy berries grow in abundance for five sweet weeks.

Now that is SWEET!

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jgos said...

I would love the Fresh Salsa Garden Collection. jgs0925 at gmail dot com

Sweeter the berry said...

We're a pepper family so I will say pinata pepper.

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Sweeter the berry said...

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I Want That! said...

Lisianthus Super Magic Lavender

lsfish said...

I like to have an early ripening tomato in my garden so the Tomato Bloody Butcher (Heirloom) is looking good to me

TXsunlover said...

I like the Tomato Cherries Jubilee (cherry). We will be planting our first garden this spring and I can't wait for yummy home-grown tomatoes!
Thanks for the chance to win!
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Kathleen W. said...

I grew up with Burpee seeds, since my dad only ordered their veggie seeds for his garden, so when I buy seeds, I tend to go with Burpee too.

Anyway, I'd love to try the Dahlia Pot Luck bulbs. I love dahlias and these are such pretty colors.

LME said...

I would love to try the Organic Seacide

Danielle said...

I'd like to try the Tomato Cherries Jubilee. I always love to try new tomatoes.
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Anonymous said...

I like ornamental folliage, so I'd be interested in the Millet Jade Princess.

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Anonymous said...

I love to grow different varieties of peppers and would love to try the new pinata pepper on burpee.com.

Anonymous said...

pinata pepper looks good on burpee.com aliasr2@aol.com

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Stacy said...

I like the new Dahlia Pot Luck! Gorgeous!

Katie said...

The Cosmos Double Take are GORGEOUS! I want those in my flowerbed!
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Stacy said...

I tweeted about the giveaway too! http://www.twitter.com/smquaseb

sksweeps said...

I'd love the Fresh Salsa Garden Collection - too bad they can't ship it to CA! I'll have to make my own... with their example to follow.

Sharon Harmon said...

The Columbine Swan Mix is new for 2010 and they are gorgeous and cute! The columbine flower is the state flower for Colorado, and that's where I live!
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dutchess said...

i live in the desert, so the raised bed garden system is great since we have such poor soil.

KDTX said...

I love the new Four O'Clocks Marbles Mix. The rare stripes will look beautiful against the foliage.

jennifer57 said...

Eco-Friendly Seed Starting Kit

jennifer57 said...

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Deb said...

I love different kinds of radishes, so the Radish Confetti Blend looks great! http://www.burpee.com/product/vegetables/new+for+2010/radish+confetti+blend+-+packet+%28300+seeds%29.do

Deb said...

I subscribed

Deb said...

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littlelatina said...

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Deborah said...

I'm excited by the Pea RSVPea - it's formulated for the colder northeast and mid-Atlantic area. asthenight at gmail dot com

Deborah said...

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I'm a email subscriber.

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Deborah said...

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deb c said...

I'm excited about the Four O'Clocks Marble mix.

Pat said...

The Tomato Tye-Dye Hybrid looks fantastic!
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Jen @ GBG said...

I am excited about their hardy kiwi. I would love to grow them in my garden.
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LittleEagle said...

I have to try growing the Pinata Peppers. They sound tasty. sharonaquilino at hotmail dot com

sunnymum said...

The Duke Blueberries sound delicious and their early harvest is the perfect remedy to my impatience!

sunnymum said...

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h. mcnaron said...

wow that tomato tie dye hybrid looks awesome. also the tomato orange wellington.

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nfmgirl said...

I like the Tomato Cherries Jubilee (cherry).

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dymphna said...

the Watermelon Sugar Baby looks so interesting....i want to try to grow THAT!

dymphna said...

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A Psych Mommy said...

I've been wanting to start a garden for awhile now--this would be a great start! As for 2010, the pinata peppers look really pretty!

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Anonymous said...

I've been thinking about starting my herb garden indoors to get a jump on the gardening season, so this sounds great! I would also like to try the Fresh Salsa Garden Collection!
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psnyder said...

I'm wanting to try container/pot gardening this year!

clc408 said...

I'm excited about the Cosmos Double Take. I've never seen a double Cosmos before.

clc408 said...

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GabbyLowe said...

The Tomato Tye-Dye Hybrid is pretty cool

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Bob said...

Burpee is a constant aid to my gardening. and their catalog is a dream book for my winter afternoons.

Deb said...

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maxfate said...

I've had good luck growing Cauliflower, so I'd love to try the Colored Mix Cauliflower .It looks so neat, and has 25% more vitimin A!I'm really loving the Fancy Dress Petunia too!

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maxfate said...

I follow on Google Connect.Thanks!I couldn't get through the last stretch of winter without planning the garden. I love when the seed catalogs begin to arrive!

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Madeline said...

Their new big pink tomatoes look gorgeous!

derezzer1 said...

I like the New Years Resolution Garden.

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Jenndiggy said...

I like the Basil San Remo!

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Jenndiggy said...

I follow.

Joe Mack said...

I love browing herbs.

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Wehaf said...

The blackberry triple crown looks amazing - and it produces for five weeks!

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calvad said...

I am excited for the Hot Pepper Piñata Mix.

Deb said...

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derezzer1 said...

I think that the New Year's Resolution Garden is an excellent new product.

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Kathleen W. said...

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Bebemiqui said...

The Salsa Garden collection would be a fun kit to try.
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Sweetpeas said...

The silver rose garlic sounds like a great option!

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Kelly said...

Love to try a new herb garden this year.

Kelly said...

Following your blog too!

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duckfeetinc said...

Dahlia Pot Luck looks very nice : ) I would like that

ginnn7 said...

i love the Vigna and the Fresh Salsa Garden Collection.

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Luvdaylilies said...

I'd love to try Lavendar Stardust in my daylily bed=)
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sweetpea18 said...

the raspberry caroline looks great... we have the perfect place to plant them and my daughter would love picking raspberries all summer! heatheranya at hotmail dot com

djgroz said...

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karen said...

I love the Lithodora Star. Thanks.

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Shelly said...

would like to try the tomato tie dye hybrid

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techyone said...

Fresh Salsa Garden Collection

Anonymous said...

I've never grown herbs before but am going to give it a shot this year.

Darcie K. said...

I am excited about the Four O'Clocks Marbles Mix. They are so beautiful!
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carolasar said...

I am excited about the Shallot Holland Red

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vicki lorenz said...

I love Burpee seeds. I especially want to try the Fresh Salsa garden collection!




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Anonymous said...

zinnia jazzy mix

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karly said...

I'm excited about the new Blackberry Triple Crown for 2010. They look delicious!

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Anonymous said...

I love the Four O'Clocks Marbles Mix since my mom had the pink ones and gotten some seeds from her before she left the old home place. Over time I use to get my seeds from Burpee. Thanks!

kakihara said...

The hot pepper pinata mix looks like fun--we go through a ton of peppers--and we love to grow our own.
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Oneangel said...

I would really love to try the bio pots

wendy said...

the silver rose garlic looks exciting to me.

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FDP 4 Life said...

Ultimate Growing System ™ looks awesome

ABCFrugality.com said...

Bush Beans Bonanza!!

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jennem said...

I like the Four O'Clocks Marbles Mix
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kathy pease said...

i love the Rudbeckia Moroccan Sun Mix

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purango said...

The Shallot Holland Red looks great. garrettsambo@aol.com

Amy said...

Oooohhh...I want the San Remo Basil! It produces all summer & into the fall. We can't seem to grow enough basil.

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ShesAnAngel said...

I'm excited about their Tomato Orange Wellingtons, they look beautiful and I am intrigued to see how they taste!

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lilyk said...

The Tomato Tye-Dye Hybrid looks very nice!

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Lori said...

The Cosmos Double Take is very pretty and I like that it will bloom all summer!
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missrantsypants said...

Im on a salsa kit, so Im excited about the Hot Pepper Piñata Mix



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MAC Mom said...

I am excited about the Basil San Remo it would be a nice touch to pasta dishes.
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skytoucher said...

I've grown a couple of small kitchen gardens, with such herbs as lavendar, thyme, chives, cilantro, rosemary, oregano and basil. I love being able to step outside and clip fresh herbs and put them directly into my recipes. Flavors are full, and there are also medicinal properties that are infused into the recipes that are made with fresh herbs. Would love to win.

Nancy S. said...

I like the Bush Beans Bonanaza.
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theolotto said...

I like the new eco friendly seed kits.

Condo Blues said...

I like the Strawberry Seascape (Day Neutral.) I'm a beginning gardener and my husband likes strawberries so I'm hoping these babies really are as to grow in any garden soil as they say.

Carolyn G said...

I am excited about the seedless tomatoes

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