Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Gardening Calendar Giveaway


I have a new giveaway for you! A Gardening Calendar & Almanac.
This, folks, is not your average gardening calendar with pretty pictures of flowers and vegetables. This calendar is actually a how-to manual  chocked full of information, some of it very new to me. Opposite of the monthly page is a very informative page introducing ideas for new and old gardeners alike.
Each page of the month functions as a usual calendar with the moon cycles and holidays marked in.  But the zodiac signs are also placed on every date of the month. Part of this teaching plan is called "Planting by Signs."  It introduces the age-old concept of planting according to the cycle of the moon -- depending on if the moon is waxing or waning determines when you plant and harvest.
Some other information you can glean here is improving your soil, composting, companion planting, fall vegetable planting, and planning your garden.
If you're fairly new to vegetable gardening, this little book disguised as a calendar, is a great way to glean a lot of knowledge.
Yes, I know the year is over halfway through, but in this giveaway you will not only receive a hard copy of the 2011 calendar but also a code so you can download a 2012 copy! There's a lot to learn about Fall Planting yet this year and you could also be very well-prepared for Spring.
So here's how you can win The Gardening Calendar and Almanac for yourself!


Here's how to enter:

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

1. Leave a comment after visiting the Gardening Calendar web site about something you learned  after browsing their Sample Pages or tell me about your latest vegetable gardening experience.

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.)

3. For a third chance to win, blog, Tweet, or Facebook about this contest with a link back here.

4. For a fourth chance to win, sign up to Follow The Gardening Calendar on Twitter at the bottom of their page.

5. 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 August 10, 2011 at midnight ET.



The Gardening Calendar and Almanac provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose; nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

69 comments:

KristenH said...

I admit I don't know much about vegetable gardening so I found it interesting that on the Fall Vegetable Planting Sample Page it stated that greens like kale and spinach can be harvested well into cold weather. I never knew some vegetables could handle growing in colder weather.

Angie Christine said...

I am a subscriber to your blog. Angie Christine

Angie Christine said...

I follow you through Google reader. Angie Christine

Angie Christine said...

I looked at their site and it looks like a very informative calendar. I learned all about gardening from my mother but some things come from failure or success and then the next year it seems to be all different so this could be very helpful.

Angie Christine said...

My garden story: I spotted a woodchuck in our back yard just beyond our deck. He was huge and had never seen one up close before. After snapping tons of pictures then showing them to my husband he said we had to get rid of him or he could be very destructive. I thought he looked like the little guy from Narnia. But after he burrowed a tunnel from behind our retaining wall and then for three days ate all my cauliflower and broccoli he wasn't so cute anymore. We discovered bone meal and blood meal to keep all other animals away but the woodchuck became a problem. After my husband flushed him out of his hole with a hose and then attempted to shoot "at" him he ran back into our woods never to return. I think we scared him enough that our garden means DANGER! :)

Diane said...

My latest gardening experience? My wall-to-wall tomatoes! It's been a bumper crop, but fortunately, my 5-year-old boy loves his tomatoes and cucumbers. When we used to get this many, it took a lot of effort to eat it all, but now? He's sneaking tomatoes off the countertop when we're not looking. Good, healthy snack, at least!

Randi said...

Garden story: I just started my first raised garden in the spring and squirrels are my nemesis! Their cute but they dig up my broccoli as soon as it sprouts 3-4 leaves. So I made them their own little garden right under the tree they live in and they have completely left my garden alone! It's like they know its for their family and the big one is for the human family.

Bubblelad said...

I subscribe through GFC as Bubblelad

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Bubblelad said...

I don't have much experience gardening but this year i started container gardening on my porch and my basil, dill and parsley are thriving!

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bbb said...

Nice post

Anonymous said...

My tomato plant is dying, I live in FL, its humid, hot and rainy, not sure what to do so I will be scowering your site looking for tips! thank you

SolDucky said...

How neat! Reading through the samples I learned that prior to doing fall planting you should water the area thoroughly the day before since mid-summer is so hot and dry. Good info to know!

SolDucky said...

I am now following your blog via Google friend connect!

SolDucky said...

I am following the Gardening Calendar on Twitter as duckybunny.

scat413 said...

My last gardening was a bust. We planted everything too close to a walnut tree & it puts too much acid in the soil so hardly anything grew.
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scat413 said...

I subscribed to you email. thanks
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sksweeps said...

My gardening: 2 years ago, I had TWO tomato plants and was getting anywhere from 15-30 pounds of tomatoes every other day starting in June! This year, I started more than 20 tomato plants but only TWO have survived and so far this summer I've gotten a grand total of SIX tomatoes!!!

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sksweeps said...

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Rachael Leventhal said...

I tried to grow cucumbers, but forgot to water them.

Rachael Leventhal
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Marissa said...

I learned about the Frost Dates and Planting Zones - very interesting!

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CathyH said...

I planted two large vegetable gardens and an herb garden this year. Although I many things did well, I didn't have luck with others. I'll keep trying!
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CathyH said...

I am an email subscriber
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Cathy W said...

I learned that cabbage worms can be a problem in cooler weather.
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Cathy W said...

Email subscriber
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Cathy W said...

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monte said...

I learned Frost Dates

sandyandcosmo said...

I am getting lots of fresh veggies from my two small raised bed gardens this year.

Kim Barney said...

We had a wonderful garden this year! CArrots, corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, peas and zuccini. Love taking care of it with my 7-year-old.

Rachel Daly (Punksy) said...

My only gardening experience lately has been my 15 month old's fascination with our tomato plant. She picks every tomato that ripens and then wants to eat it immediately like an apple. Who am I to say no?

Rachel Daly (Punksy) said...

Just subscribed to your blog!

Anonymous said...

My latest gardening adventure was losing tomatoes to a late february frost this year! I learned kale can be harvested well into cold weather!

jwtawny @ rocketmail (dot) com

Deborah said...

One thing led to another this year and I didn't get a vegetable garden planted. But when I went outside to plant some flowers in last year's tomato bed, I saw a ton of volunteer tomato plants coming up. I figured G-d must have wanted me to have fresh tomatoes and I let them be. This year's tomato crop is larger and tastier than last year's crops! asthenight at gmail dot com

Deborah said...

I follow your blog with Google Friend Connect.

Deborah said...

I shared on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/AsTheNight/status/100922744207712257.

JD said...

I live in the northeast, is there any winter plantings I can do for the spring? I have never tried doing winter plantings.

Ashley said...

We've had a slow start to our garden this year. So far we've only picked Sugar Snap Peas and squash.

mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

Christine said...

I've also tweeted your giveaway link here:

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Christine said...

Somehow my original comment got lost!

I don't garden, but my husband's grandmother does and I know she would find this calendar very useful. She grows way more fruits and vegetables every summer than she can possibly consume herself, so she gives most of it away to charities and friends and family, which I think is wonderful. She is in her 80s and does her entire garden by herself. She's an amazing woman and if I win, I'm giving this wonderful calendar to her as a gift.

Thanks for the opportunity to win! ♥

Anonymous said...

From the sample pages I learned that you can plant by the signs. I've heard of planting by the moon but not by the signs.

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Anonymous said...

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Courtney said...

well, my husband and I just bought a house last January, and I have discovered I don't have a very green thumb (I try)... want to try again next year, so I think this prize would really help me with some useful info!

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Courtney said...

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Courtney said...

following the Garden Calender on twitter!

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Pat said...

I learned they have a page on fall vegetable planting. Something I'd like to know more about.
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Anonymous said...

This year's backyard tomatoes are not as bountiful as last year's!

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kendra22 said...

doing good with the squash this year and we have plentiful potato patch
kendraco22 at yahoo dot com

djolsen said...

Interesting fact that is plain common sense. the plants with the least water content will last longer. for instance spinach. i never thought of it.

purango said...

I attempted to grow some tomatoes. It didn't turn out so well even though I watered them every day. I only got one small tomato on each vine and the sun burned the plants after a while. garrettsambo@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I have 6 different types of heirloom tomatos growing now. Love them! hanovertomato at yahoo dot com

Julie said...

You can have fall vegetables that can last past the first frost!!! Wow!

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jenblizzard said...

I liked the sample pages,seemed easy to read and understand... My most recent encounter with veggie garden was not great, my tomaotes kept getting black spots on the bottoms. Found out it was my soil, oh well!

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Julie said...

Posted your link on my FB acct:

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~*~lilshuga2001~*~ said...

Planted some Tomatoes in our community Garden because of outrageous tomato prices in the area! CAME OUT WONDERFUL!!!

~*~lilshuga2001~*~ said...

Subscriber

susansmoaks said...

this year we planted potatoes, peppers, blueberries, strawberries, onions and tomatoes, everything grew really well except the strawberries
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Gena said...

Unfortunately, I live in an apartment with very little space but I managed to plant 3 tomato plants that are really struggling with this year's heat. Temps here in Arkansas are finally dropping under 90 so I should have a great fall crop!

I just love Almanacs... they're so full of great, useful information.

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Gena said...

I'm an email subscriber: ubrewme@yahoo.com

Gena said...

I follow The Gardening Calendar on twitter: @SereneMoments

milie 32 said...

Hey found you're blog on garening and its really a cute blog anyway the calander looks really sweet :)I love garening .This August I have a bummper croup of cucumbers

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Donna said...

My peppers are getting large.
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Donna said...

I follow on GFC.
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slehan said...

I like the Frost dates page.
Thanks for the contest.

Gianna said...

My basil hasn't grown yet this year.

Gianna said...

I'm a GFC follower.

Gianna said...

I'm an email subscriber.

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