Nurturing something all the way from tiny seed to full-grown edible goodness is pretty darn cool. I’ve been at it for two years now and I’m amazed by the whole process. Plus, you really can’t get more local than your own backyard.
I placed my seed orders at the end of January and have been eagerly awaiting the mailman ever since. As fate would have it I received not only my orders, but was erroneously sent an order from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds originally destined for someone in Missouri. I immediately notified them and they said not to worry. They would re-send this person’s order and I was welcome to keep the extra seeds or share them with friends.
That’s when I thought to myself: What a cool opportunity to encourage other people to get growing! Thus, I present to you the “Grow Something You Can Eat Challenge“.
This year I want you to grow, even just one thing, that you can eat. I don’t care how little experience you have or if (like me) you are a notorious brown thumb. If I can do this, you can do this. I don’t care how much or how little space you have. Growing one tomato plant in a container on your balcony is a start.
To kick off this challenge I’m giving away the extra seeds I received from Baker Creek. I’ll randomly select two (2) winners who will receive an assortment of seed packets including:
(1) Sweet Pepper
and either (1) zucchini or (1) cucumber
How To Enter: Comment on this blog post with your level of gardening know-how and why it’s important to you to grow something.
Contest starts 2/10/2012 and I’ll be accepting entries until midnight 2/25/2012. All entries past then will be great, but won’t count. I’ll announce the winners on this site and on my Facebook page on 2/27/2012.
Even if you don’t win I hope you’ll join in my challenge to grow something you can eat. And, I hope you’ll share your growing hits and misses with me. I’ll certainly be sharing mine.
Just grow it!
OFFICIAL RULES: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Must be 18 or older to enter, continental U.S. residents only (I have to pay for shipping). Each seed prize pack is worth approximately $10. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. After all entries are received, I’ll use random.org to pick the winners. Selected winners have until 2/29/2012 to claim their seeds, otherwise I’ll draw more names. I make no guarantees about germination rates or quality. I assume no liability if the seeds don’t grow. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW