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.
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.
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