Homesweet Homegrown Gardening Giveaway!

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The giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all the participants! We’ll be contacting the lucky commenter soon.

We have some fun news to perk up your day! Robyn Jasko of Homesweet, Homegrown and is giving away a copy of her excellent gardening guide book and a selection of seeds to one lucky reader (details below)! Robyn has been getting people excited about gardening for years with her blog, her book and the community garden she runs in her town. When we interviewed Robyn earlier this year, she explained:

I want people to walk away motivated to start something, even if it’s just one container tomato outside your house or a window basil plant in your apartment—and we are going to show you how. Gardening is as complicated or as simple as you want to make it, and I tried to distill everything down so anyone anywhere has the tools they need to grow or store their own food.

Robyn is an excellent ambassador of the homegrown life, and we’re psyched she wants to share these gardening goodies with our readers. You’ll receive everything in time to help you start planning next year’s garden!

What do you have to do?

Simply answer these two gardening questions (submitting your answers in the comments below) to qualify for the giveaway, and Robyn will select her favorite entry.

  1. What’s the best piece of gardening advice you’ve ever received?
  2. What’s the strangest/funniest container you’ve ever tried planting something in?

We are accepting entries until Thursday December 20, 2012, at 11:59pm (EST). 

What do you get?

You’ll receive one copy of Homesweet, Homegrown autographed by author Robyn Jasko and illustrator Jennifer Biggs. Homesweet, Homegrown was written and designed to be a handy resource of information that can be taken right out to the garden or into your kitchen. It’s small enough to be tucked in to your back pocket, and is filled with easy-to-read tips and illustrations.

You’ll also receive an assortment of organic, heirloom, GMO-free seeds that have been handpicked by Robyn to be super easy to grow anywhere.

Seed selection includes:

  • Genovese Basil: 68 days to maturity. Perfect for pesto! This easy to grow variety of basil can be direct grown in the garden, or grown in a sunny windowsill year round.
  • Yellow Straightneck Squash: 55 days to maturity. Highly prolific yellow squash is a steady garden favorite! Very tasty variety and great for eating fresh, storing or freezing.
  • Delicata Squash: 95 days to maturity. Pretty striped heirloom winter squash that is naturally disease resistant and produces 6 to 10 squashes per plant. Great for baking and stuffing (and, you can eat the skin, so no peeling!)
  • Cilantro: 55 days to maturity. A must-have for tacos, soups and curries, this slow-bolting variety of cilantro is easy to grow and will also do great in containers.
  • Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce: 40 days to maturity. A delicate flavored leaf lettuce that can be grown from early spring to fall. Also great for containers, and quick maturing.

Official Rules
No purchase necessary. You must be a U.S. citizen 18 years of age to qualify. Limit one entry per participant or household. Recipient will receive (by mail) one copy of Homesweet Homegrown: How to Grow, Make and Store Food, No Matter Where You Live and five packets of assorted seed packets, approximate retail value of $15 (US). Recipient will be contacted by HandPicked Nation, LLC (by email) to obtain shipping address information. Personal information of recipient will not be disclosed. Giveaway expires on December 20, 2012 at 11:59pm (EST). Sponsored by HandPicked Nation, LLC., 2183 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock, NY. Void where prohibited.