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There’s Still Time for Free Seeds

February 13th, 2009

fg-logo-shield-300x299-web4Many of you have commented on the Freedom Seeds for Free post. There is still time to comment if you’d like and one of my loyal readers generously donated money so I can choose an extra winner (so now we’ll have 2 winners – THANKS generous reader). Since Lucy is still on bed rest I had to come up with a great way to choose a winner, I didn’t want to do the number in a hat thing again. Yesterday it hit me, this is a gardening blog so I should do something that pertains to gardening. Since the contest is for seeds, I decided to let seeds choose the winner. How am I going to do it?
I filled a seed tray with planting mix, added some seeds and whichever cell germinates first is going to be the winner (actually the first 2 cells). I numbered all the cells so they correspond to the number of the commenter. I chose lettuce seeds since they germinate in 3-5 days (originally I was going to use onion seeds, but they take 10-20 days to germinate).
In order to give you all the same odds, I added 3-4 seeds to each cell. I also chilled the soil on the back porch for a couple hours since lettuce likes cooler temps to germinate. I’ll be patiently checking the seed flat every couple hours for the next 3-5 days to make sure I see which seeds germinate first. There are plenty of cells in the seed tray so we still have room for a few more comments. So head on over to Freedom Seeds for Free and make a comment, you have 3-5 days. Once two seeds germinate the contest is officially over. Good luck to you all!

Anyone care to guess which number will be the first to germinate?

7 Comments to “There’s Still Time for Free Seeds”
  1. Patrick on February 13, 2009 at 10:55 am

    I couldn’t be more excited about what I’ve read on Path to Freedom and Chiot’s Run!!! I live in Cincinnati which isn’t blessed with the same wonderful weather as many enjoy in CA. We’ve also got a lot of naysayers that think California, Mexico or Florida is considered local as long as they’re not going overseas for their food.

    I’m hoping to change a lot of minds by growing locally in my back yard and sharing my harvest as well as knowledge.

    Please put me in the “raffle” for seeds. I could use all the help I can get.

    Many thanks,

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  2. warren on February 13, 2009 at 11:45 am

    Well the one with my name on it of course!

    warren’s last blog post..Recycling you can take to the bank

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  3. Chicago Mike on February 13, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    That is a really cool idea!!

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  4. Lee on February 13, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Your method of choosing the winners sure sounds like lots of fun. I say number 1 will germinate first. That’s the one that got the seeds and water first right?

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  5. Mangochild on February 14, 2009 at 5:27 am

    I say number 7 – no reason, just seems like a good number :-)

    Mangochild’s last blog post..Bits and Pieces – Local In The News

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  6. Annie's Granny on February 14, 2009 at 10:30 am

    I say “good luck”. I only planted four tomato seeds (it’s still way early for me), but when I awoke one morning all four of them were peeking out at me! So I’m guessing you might end up picking a number out of a hat.

    Annie’s Granny’s last blog post..February 12, 2009: Rabbits *Heart* Radishes

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  7. Christine Brooks on February 22, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    My family comes from the Ozarks, and given that I have an amazing resource in my Granny.

    This year, my fiancee and I have decided to hedge our bets against the coming economic calamity. We are planting a massive garden on my family’s few acres on the Mississippi River bluffs, in IL outside of St. Louis. I am currently learning how to safely can and preserve veggies and fruits, so that we can have a nice stockpile and enough food to help out other people who aren’t as lucky as we are, in terms of arable land.

    I am excited to get back into the dirt!

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