Seed Giveaway

Our friends at Botanical Interests have given us two of their seed collections to give away.  The Basic Bounty Veggie Garden Seed Collection includes Bean-Bush Blue Lake 274, Corn-Bodacious, Leaf Lettuce-Salad Bowl Blend Organic, Sweet Pepper-Sweet California Wonder Organic, Radish-Cherry Belle, Summer Squash-Black Beauty Zucchini, Tomato-Better Bush.

Basic Bounty Veggie Garden Seed Collection

Basic Bounty Veggie Garden Seed Collection

The Heirloom Tomato Seed Collection includes Cherry Red & Yellow Pear Organic, Aunt Ruby’s German Green Organic, Beefsteak Organic, Black Krim Organic, Brandywine, Cherokee Purple Organic, San Marzano Organic.

Heirloom Tomato Seed Collection

Heirloom Tomato Seed Collection

The contest rules are simple.  Leave a comment below and tell us the name of your favorite vegetable to grow (or would like to grow if you’re a gardening newbie).  The deadline for entering is Saturday, March 31, at midnight CDT. We will pick two winners at random on April 1st, one for each seed collection. Winners will be notified via email, and then announced in a followup post.

Happy gardening.


Hi all. The deadline for entry has passed, and we have selected two winners. The winners will be announced in a followup post once we hear back from them. Thanks so much to everyone for participating!

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95 Responses to “Seed Giveaway”

  1. Krystal says:

    I LOVE Botanical Interests seeds especially Black Krim tomatoes right when I first harvest them when they’re still warm from the sun and have a bite. They usually don’t make it home (I have a plot at my community garden) because I hose them off and eat them like an apple right there.

  2. Renee G says:

    I love growing green beans. No matter how frequently I pick, I always find more ready to be picked.

  3. Sara P. says:

    I love growing tomatoes! Nothing beats the taste of a backyard tomato!

  4. Rita J says:

    I love tomatoes, ripe from the vine, Yummy!

  5. Carol Jeffreys says:

    I am just getting started as a vegetables. I have grown cherry tomatoes and I will be starting lettuce soon. I would like to try peppers. I guess that is my plug for pepper seeds if I am lucky enough to win the seed giveaway.

  6. Patty Swan says:

    Got my cobra at the Philadelphia Flower Show. Haven’t used it yet but this year we plan to expand our urban garden to include bell peppers, broccoli and tomatoes. We have tried corn, carrots, beans and peas in the past with best success with beans and peas. Would love to try some mew seeds.

  7. Jane Sheridan says:

    Botanical Interest seeds even germinate at 7,500′ el. I am looking for them.

  8. hh says:

    PEAS! There’s nothing like eating sweet green peas fresh off the vine.

  9. Tom Mann says:

    Love growing all types of squash – or at least trying. Borers usually win out in the end, but it doesn’t stop me from trying 🙂

  10. stephanie says:

    Tomatoes!! Nothing compares to homegrown tomatoes… I only wish we could grow them year-round!

  11. Sara says:

    I’ve tried to grow watermelons before, but I just don’t live in a the right climate. More successfully, I love growing and eating tender young lettuce and arugula!

  12. I find that the healthiest veggies, kale, keeps giving all season through and the hardier varieties plow through winter.

  13. Patty Hicks says:

    My favorite veggie to grow has to be kale. We get to munch on it nearly year round here most years. It is so nutritious and offers a feast for the eyes with its very cool leaves.

  14. Joanne says:

    I love to grow all type of lettuce and greens. Salad every summer day, Yum!

  15. David Glynn says:

    I would love to grow a tomato that bears the name of a favorite character named “Large Marge”. Can you imagine the the response after eating this giant tomato. And when they go to buy them, they would exclaim…”Large Marge sent me”. All seriousness aside, I love to plant every spring and watch nature take its course, and I’m always thrilled with the results. “Hope springs eternal”

  16. Alo Konsen says:

    I love to grow Boonie Peppers from Guam. I developed a fondness for their taste when I was stationed there with the Coast Guard.

  17. My favorite vegetable to grow is corn. I love the tall stalks and the beautiful leaves rustling in the breeze. Just looking at them as they begin to take on their height gives me this giant feeling of success!! When they are very small..I see the hope for their future and mine.

  18. George Moran says:

    I hope to become better at growing winter squash. Thank you for offering this contest.

  19. Jen Howard says:

    Rhubarb is one of my favorites. I love old-timey plants that have sort of fallen out of favor. Rhubarb has fallen out of popularity, like some other once-garden staples, because it takes a little extra time to get growing, and it also takes some time to cook properly–no eating it straight from the garden, I’m afraid. As I child I helped the women in my family cook and can it each year–it was this marvelous childhood experience.

    Rhubarb is not normally grown from seed (though you can), which might make it an odd choice for this competition, but it has one of those unique flavor profiles that is unlike anything else. Rhubarb most definitely tastes like itself and nothing else. Because of that, it’s my choice.

  20. Christina says:

    I love growing cucumbers, mostly because I love pickles. Enough sun and a nice, rich dirt and they will just keep pumping out new little cukes.

    This year, I am dying to try growing the Mexican Sour Gherkin – the most adorable variety of cucumber I have ever seen.

  21. Brenda Dvorachek says:

    Love growing tomatoes for canning. Making salsa and spaghetti sauce along with past for cooking

  22. Tina K says:

    I like cucumbers , love to make my own pickles, and also love them with a salad or even by them selves mmmmmmmmmm

  23. Melissa says:

    This is our first year growing artichokes (technically not a vegetable I suppose). They are such beautiful plants and I love eating artichokes so I’m excited to see what we can do with them.

  24. Doug says:

    As the song says, “There’s only two things money can’t by. That’s true love and home grown tomatoes.” I grow over 10 heirlooms and can always use more.

  25. marcia says:

    okra! i love growing okra! pretty much pest free and deeelicious when they are young. the best thing is being able to pick them right off the stalk and eat them raw right in the garden! yum!!

  26. Bruce Roberts says:

    We are still new to the heirloom/seed saving/gardening adventure, but we are excited to try saving seeds from some of our goodies this year. The reality is, we are new to gardening, but why learn how to do it wrong and then learn how to do it right…I guess we are just trying to do it right the first time…

    Thanks for the comments,


  27. Rodger Channnell says:

    I really enjoy gardening. since be at mother earth fair in Pa. I try something new every year this year I a plantin 3 sisters garden

  28. Stacey says:

    I love growing snow and sugar snap peas. 5 years ago I planted my first pea vine along one length of fence in my back yard. One morning I could not find my little girl in the house and looked in the back yard. I found my then 4 year old daughter standing in front of the peas, picking and eating them right off the vine. She now loves to help me plan and plant and we are out in the garden every planting season together.

  29. Nan says:

    I love to grow

  30. Judy M says:

    I love growing summer squash and peppers! Really, I like to garden period. I’m so sad though that the woods around my house is creating more and more shade every year. So, this year I’m trying to do all container gardening. I’ll have to keep ya posted!

  31. Nick says:

    I love growing and eating brussel sprouts!!

  32. Melinda says:

    tomatoes and summer squash- the best!

  33. liz Ellis says:

    I love to pick a cherry tomato off the vine and pop it in my mouth while it is still warm from the sun. Sweeter than candy!!

  34. pam says:

    Asparagus! I have a local nursery that has varieties for our cold, Northern climate. I am hopeful that I will be able to eat fresh asparagus for years to come!

  35. pam says:

    Asparagus! I have a local nursery that has varieties for our cold, Northern climate. I am hopeful that I will be able to eat fresh asparagus for years to come! Boy, just making it by the skin of my teeth! No lottery but, I’d love to win one of these seed collections!

  36. Martha Waugh says:

    Last year was my first in trying Botanical Interests seeds. The tomatoes were the best I’ve ever grown. I would love to win more seeds to use in my garden this spring.

  37. Tonya says:

    Pumpkins have always been a big favorite-we loved to watch the vines take over and all the pumpkins grow! We would then give them away to the neighbor kids, day cares and of course to carve our selves at Halloween. But we have not done this for a long long time! Maybe this year!

  38. Dee & Chuck Anderson says:

    We love to try different tomatoes and peppers. Also sugar snap peas. We can eat while gardening and our grandkids love it also!

  39. We live in an apartment but have a little pot of spinach and radishes. We are starting to see the first green poke through the soil. Yay spring!

  40. Nancy Velovic Murphy says:

    In all honesty, I’ve never tried to grow Botanical interestd seeds. I tend to get my heirloom vegetates and tomatoes from gardening suppliers. And I tend to stick to very colorful vegetables and fruits. I truly enjoy eating and seeing all the beautiful colors of the different tomatoes. My favorites are black, purple, yellow. Don’t know why. Cherry tomatoes rarely make back to the house. They’re like chips, you can’t just have one.
    I love working on my vegetable garden and sharing all wonderful taste and colors with family and friends. But, unfortunately last year all my gardens, raised beds and fruit trees got devoured by all the deer, raccoons, and groundhogs in my area. It was horrible. I got something in store for them this year. I lined all the bottom of my beds with biodegradable vegetable bed lining & chicken wire and i’m going to fence in the whole area.

  41. Kathy Opsasnick says:

    I really enjoy gardening and look forward to March when I can start my tomato, pepper and eggplant seeds indoors. I grow about 18 different vegetables in my home and community garden and this year I am trying Botanical Interests Pickling Cucumbers. All my vegetables are my favorites because I grow what I like to eat–but my very favorite is my small sugar pumpkins that I use for pies and pumpkin muffins. It is fun to watch them grow all summer and the reward is in the fall.

  42. Jessina Holloway says:

    It’s hard to pick my favorite vegetable because playing in the dirt is the fun part and watching something growing is amazing. Every time I plant seeds I think of the different possibilities I could do with what I grow.

  43. Linda D. says:

    It is so hard to choose a favorite! I have recently been experimenting with growing veggies indoors for the winter, and green beans are really producing well! So for year-round, indoors as well as out, I would say green beans – thjey look so pretty in a hanging pot!

  44. Kristin says:

    TOMATOES! By far, my favorite! Yellow pear 🙂

  45. Pattie says:

    I like growing lots of cucumbers because I love pickles!