Ring in the New Year with Seeds!

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may your seeds grow true 

**Being named a “Top 10 Gardening Blog” by Better Homes and Gardens this past year was definitely a highlight of 2014, but it’s the regular support and encouragement that I’ve received from you here and on my Facebook page that’s meant the most to me. To thank you, I’m sponsoring a seed giveaway! Read on to learn more.

 

If you agree that preserving biodiversity is important, are you doing your share? Not just for some far-off ecosystem alone, but in the small speck of the planet that you inhabit — your backyard, patio, or apartment balcony. What are you doing to promote biodiversity in your own gardening space?

Certainly our gardening practices impact the number and diversity of organisms that reside there. But if you’re only thinking about your garden’s pollinators, beneficial insects, microorganisms, and wildlife, which are largely out of your control, think again. You can be more intentional about conservation, starting with your seed order.

Have you considered that different garden vegetables and fruits are also a precious genetic resource? Each distinct variety is an important reservoir of favorable traits, beyond just attractive appearance or flavor. Some plants tolerate disease, pests, or environmental stress better than others, or are better adapted to certain soils or climates. Since we never know Agriculture’s next big challenge, it just makes good sense to preserve plant diversity for our own future food security.

What can you do about it?

1) Diversify

Even though my garden is only 6/100ths of an acre, I still pack at least 60 different vegetable varieties into it, no matter the season of the year. Through my constant experimentation with vegetable varieties, I’ve discovered incredible things that have benefitted my garden and table — the amazing difference in cold tolerance of crops like turnips or cabbage, how bugs ignore some mustards and not others, and the watermelon that stores to Thanksgiving. Since most varieties have different maturity dates, my harvests are also more spread out over time, insuring that I always have something fresh on hand. And it’s just so much darn fun — I just love the anticipation of waiting for a new-to-me vegetable to mature.

Yes, I still have my “favorites” when it comes to vegetable varieties, but I grow others for more reasons than just the fun of it. Monoculture can be risky, after all. What if I plant 30 tomatoes of the same variety, and I happen to be hit with a disease or environmental stress to which it just happens to be very susceptible? And if I plant that same favorite variety year after year, am I unknowingly selecting for a pathogen in my garden that is infects it more easily than others? Having a diverse vegetable garden is great insurance.

2) Buy organic
If diverse vegetable varieties are an important pool of disease and pest resistance, then it makes sense to grow them under conditions in which they aren’t coddled by synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. And if you garden without using synthetic chemicals, you’ll get better results from a variety that has proven to be a winner at organic farms. To learn more, and even make a donation that will help organic plant breeding efforts, check out the fine folks at the Organic Seed Alliance.

3) Grow local
Plant breeders aren’t limited to seed companies, but can be found in many backyard gardens and small farms. Locally-produced seed is more likely to be adapted to your area’s unique soils and climate, so make it a point to connect with other gardeners at community seed-swaps or at your local Cooperative Extension office. Alternatively, check the Seed Savers Exchange catalog for potential seed sources near you.
One downside to growing multiple vegetable varieties is the expense — it’s tough to diversify when seed packets cost $3 to $5 each. So let me help you by introducing you to a FANTASTIC seed company — one that offers quality seeds in smaller packets.

The Sample Seed Shop does just what the name implies, but don’t let the name fool you — these are generous samples. Tomato seed packets contain a minimum of 15 seeds, and cost only $1.50! Want to grow three different types of peppers this year? You can buy them all, for the same price as a single standard packet from most other companies.

Just because you’ll pay less at The Sample Seed Shop, don’t think these seeds are subpar. They are guaranteed to grow true, and The Sample Seed Shop is ranked by Dave’s Garden among the Top 5 seed companies for both tomatoes and perennial flowers.
I discovered The Sample Seed Shop at a seed swap hosted by friend and renowned seed-saver, Bill Best. The owner, Remy, is both knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the seeds that she grows and sources. She has introduced me to some outstanding seeds, such as Dixie Speckled Butter Pea and Amsterdam Cutting Celery, and she has many other hard-to-find or unique varieties from across the country. I’m happy to introduce her to you, and to help you get to know her and The Sample Seed Shop a little better, I’m sponsoring a giveaway of her seeds!

One lucky reader will win a $50 gift certificate towards a purchase at The Sample Seed Shop. Remy also graciously offered to add seeds of some of her favorite varieties, which include:

Stump of the World’ tomato
Earl of Edgecombe’ tomato
Beaver Dam’ hot (but not too hot) pepper
King of the North’ sweet pepper
Alma Whitaker Cornfield’ bean
Caserta‘ summer squash
Merveille de Quatre Saisons’ lettuce
Tsakoniki’ eggplant
Nero di Toscana’ kale
Northern Lights’ Swiss chard

Interested in winning? First, please visit The Sample Seed Shop and Mother of a Hubbard on Facebook and consider giving us a “like” while you’re there — liking our pages is NOT required to win, but it’s good karma and we’d sure enjoy your company. Next, just submit a comment below that you’d like to enter the giveaway, and let us know what your 2015 gardening resolution will be. That’s it! The winner will be randomly selected one week from today and notified by email. Good luck!  The submission period for contest entries is now over. Good luck everyone!

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 My Wish for You in the New Year

A garden that’s green,
Plant diseases unseen.
Weeds that don’t grow,
Only plants that you sow.
Seeds that grow true,
Insect pests few.
Gentle winds,
Gardening friends.
A garden that bears,
healthy harvests to share.
This is my wish for you.

~Cathy Rehmeyer

516 Comments

  1. tpescdoc

    December 31, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Would love to win these seeds. Hoping to continue to improve the soil in my garden this year and also add a lot of flowers to keep the vegetables company.

    • Teresa S

      January 5, 2015 at 11:36 pm

      I did visit the site and made a nice long “wish list”. They really do have some interesting seeds.

    • Ken Weber Jr

      January 7, 2015 at 2:50 pm

      Please enter me in this, I would love to win some seeds, starting a few in doors already, even though it is 2 degrees outside right now and the snow is blowing all over, I am sooo looking forward to spring and getting started outside, thanks for a chance.

  2. marslizard

    December 31, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    I would like a chance to win the seed sample give away. My gardening resolution for 2015 is to be more ruthless in removing plants that don’t do well where I plant them. This is mostly a problem with some of my perennials. I plan on removing some of these culprits and using the area to grow some annual flowers interplanted with annual veggies.

  3. Melissa McHenry

    December 31, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    I would love to win. My goal for this year is to build raised beds. My husband and I have already planned it, we are justing waiting on the weather to permit the building. I cannot wait. I could really use these seeds to complete my project.

  4. Stephanie Bateman

    December 31, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    My 2015 resolution is to be more diligent about how I plant, and what I plant. Planning to open a farm stand this year 🙂

  5. Dani

    December 31, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Hi there, I love your blog and I really appreciate your insights in gardening. I would like to enter the giveaway please. Have a wonderful New Year, full of positive energy. Best wishes in 2015
    from your neighbor from central Kentucky 🙂

  6. happi green

    December 31, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Please consider me for the give-a-way. 2015 will find me making more cold frames.

  7. lindsayannemarie

    December 31, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    I would love to enter the give away, my gardening resolution is to grow more plants than I did last year, and to be that much closer to self sustainability.

  8. Amanda gearhart

    December 31, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Would love to win some seeds

  9. Elisha Goulet

    December 31, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    I’ll be adding a new winter garden season with hoop houses in 2015. Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway!

  10. Brown Thumb Mama (@brownthumbmama)

    December 31, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    What a fantastic giveaway! My resolution is to *cough* not plant 20 tomatoes in our backyard again next year. *cough*

  11. Jan Hardy

    December 31, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    2015 resolution: almost 100%
    heirloom/ open pollinated garden

  12. karenarnett2013

    December 31, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Ahh, I need that new year’s wish about “weeds that don’t grow” for my 2015 gardening efforts! i am already apprehensive about beds of weeds outcompeting any veggies I sow, since I let too many go to seed in my fallow garden last year. Hmm.. I always think of the benefits of the weeds, in the moment, and allow them to get to the seed stage.

    Consider this an entrance to the seed giveaway.

  13. Cynthia Bader

    December 31, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Hello! I am happy to “like” you. I would like to enter your giveaway. My gardening resolution this year is to extend our veggie and herb growing into the front yard, and more seeds will surely help. Thank you 🙂

  14. obeeha

    December 31, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    I would love to try these seeds! Please enter me in the draw. Next year will be our second year at this house and my second year as head gardener. I am hoping to extend my growing season with my small unheated greenhouse and some of your lovely tunnels next year.

  15. Brian Griffith

    December 31, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    I would love to win some seeds and love your FB page and blog….Happy New Year!

  16. a Bredstrup

    December 31, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    I woulD like to win. My goal this year is to expand my children’s taste for different veggies grown in our garden.

  17. Lisa Boyd

    December 31, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Thanks for sharing seeds! I am teaching my kids about gardening and I would love to try these seeds with them!

  18. Bonnie Jameson

    December 31, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I would love to win this! We are hoping to ramp up our food production this year, and heirloom seeds sure can be expensive. My 2015 garden resolution is to win the war against squash bugs.

  19. Kathy

    December 31, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Thanks. It’s great to know about The Sample Seed Shop. So often, I want to give a new crop a trial run to see if it’d work in our climate or experiment with different varieties of favorite veggies, but hesitate because of the cost of seeds. It’s good to know a source for interesting, inexpensive, small-quantity seeds.

    My gardening resolutions are to be more on top of weeding early in the season and to get my family more involved. I also want to grow trombocino squash again! (That’s how I first found your blog two years ago, looking for recipes about what to do with this crazy squash that we’d grown on a whim… the pots de creme were a hit with everyone.) I tried unsuccessfully to save seed and had only weird fruits that were nothing like trombocinos last season, so we’re planning to buy seed this year and give it another go. It’s our favorite squash of all time, both eaten young or saved for winter. Happy gardening and thanks for the chance to win some seeds.

  20. Melissa Maenle

    December 31, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    I would love to enter the giveaway. My resolution this year is to grow a bigger garden, using companion planting methods, and as always, organically! I am also making a resolution to do a better job of preserving my garden this year. Last year I didn’t get as much of it used or saved as I meant to, so a lot went to my cousins chickens…which isn’t ALL bad.. but, I want more for my family this year!

  21. Christi Brandenburg

    December 31, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    This is my entry! My 2015 garden resolution is to grow enough heirloom produce to share, and spread the word about our favorite varieties.

  22. Krista Taylor

    December 31, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Want to enter the seed giveaway please.

  23. mistymeadow

    December 31, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    My 2015 garden resolution is to increase production enough to have enough food to see us through until the next growing season and still have enough to donate to the homeless shelter and/or the local “pay what you can” community kitchen.

  24. Genelle Tucker

    December 31, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    My gardening resolution here in north Ga .is to start as soon as possible with greens and peas and other cool weather veggies ..as opposed to starting in April like everyone else does …I just know I can grow more and longer ..for instance I still have collards growing now ..

  25. Felicia Gaon

    December 31, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    My gardening resolution is to work WITH my husband in the garden instead of just telling him what to do.

  26. Sharon Daniels

    December 31, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    I would love to enter the giveaway. I would love to grow tomatoes and more so that I know exactly what is on/ in them. Fresh from the garden always beats store bought.

  27. Myka

    December 31, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    I would like to enter the giveaway, my resolution is to have more things live this next year.

  28. Judy Balmer

    December 31, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Very happy to find the Sample Seed shop. This will give me an opportunity to try a few things that I may not have tried before. We do a lot of container growing as bending is getting difficult. I am already excited to begin thinking, planning out our gardens for 2015.

  29. Janet Wilkinson

    December 31, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    I have purchased heirloom seeds from several different companies over the years and every new seed catalog is exciting. I would love to try seeds from The Sample Seed Shop if I were to win your giveaway.

  30. cathy marshall

    December 31, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Yes, it would be a blessing and good fortune to start to New Year by winning seeds. Our garden commitment for 2015: increase volume of potatoes to feed those in need from our church & home garden. And second, to learn better turnover for our composted. Thanks!

  31. Ginger Hobbs MacLean

    December 31, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    I would love to win the seeds!!!! My gardening goal is to increase production. I would like to get at least 500lbs. from my backyard.

  32. Samantha Sheppard

    December 31, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    I would love to enter, and my 2015 gardening resolution is to expand my early spring/winter gardening-thanks for the inspiration!

  33. Cindy

    December 31, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Looking forward to trying new to me veggies and fruits. Planning a new garden is so much fun!

  34. Cary Bradley

    December 31, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Cant wait to explore this new to me seed company. Thanks so much for the introduction!

  35. alisa gebauer

    December 31, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    My 2015 gardening resolution is to get our garden/homestead started at our new home! We will be starting from scratch and the plan is to have a fully sustainable homestead in 5 years.

  36. Anna

    December 31, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Love your rhyme Cathy! What a great give away! ‘King of the North’ sweet pepper is my favorite! Happy New Year to you and happy growing!

  37. Nancy Dusko

    December 31, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Would love to win! Never can have too many seeds! Liked both pages. My New Years gardening resolution would be try more lettuce varieties.

  38. Bruce Garrison

    December 31, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    My 2015 resolution: Since I am now in my 70th year of life and have gardened about 60 of those, I resolve even if I have to crawl on hands and knees to garden this year.
    In the spring, I will grow peas, greens, onions, cabbage, lettuce.
    In the summer, I will plant more black tomatoes than last year to accompany the red, pink, yellow, and striped tomatoes I love; I will grow silver queen corn, rattlesnake beans, greens, squash, cucumbers, potatoes, peppers, blackberries, grapes, and raspberries, and a multitude of lovely flowers.
    In the fall and winter, I will grow lettuce, radishes, greens, peas. I will continue my personal battles against bugs-potato, bean, Japanese beetles, and grubs. I will encourage each blue tail lizard I find in the garden. I will continue my experiments with low tunnels (hoop houses). I am looking forward to a new year of growing wonderful vegetables and flowers.

  39. Erin

    December 31, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    These are great suggestions! We recently rented a new place, so I will be exploring container gardening this year. I would love to add some of these new varieties to my collection.

  40. Amy Czisz-Maliborski

    December 31, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    I would like to enter the giveaway .thanks:)

  41. melinda

    December 31, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    I’m interested in the seed giveaway. It would be great in starting a new garden in my new home.

  42. Kristin

    December 31, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    I’d like to enter the giveaway! You can never have too many seeds. My 2015 garden resolution is to practice fall/winter gardening and season extension. Row covers worked so well in spring, but I didn’t get plants started or covers out early enough to beat the cold weather.

  43. Kelly Scott

    December 31, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Thank you for all I have learned from you in the past, and I am looking forward to applying what I have learned in our own garden in 2015.

  44. sandra

    December 31, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Happy New Year to you and yoirs. I have enjoyed the posts from your FB page. I have so many things from you bookmarked and shared with my family and friends. You are an inspiration to dig up my whole yard. I love the hugh veggies. I love your lifestyle. I don’t live where I have garden space right now but we are moving and i will make sure there is extra land to use all my book marked posts from you. I love the small greenhouse idea to get a garden started in cool weather. May you continue to be blessed with your love of gardening. I hope to have mine in 2015. Thanks for all the knowledge and a very Happy New Year to you and yours. Sandra Robb Sanderford.
    PS: I support all the local farmers here at the NC coast and can hardly wait for their stands to open. I know I’m eating good local food.

  45. Jess

    December 31, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    My resolution is to grow foods in the winter, inspired by you! I’m both jealous and in awe every time you show us all the veggies that are in your winter garden and I want the same. I’ve been researching both your website and others to prep myself for what I need to gather this year to do it. I can’t wait. Thank you!

  46. LeaAnn Lemons

    December 31, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    My 2015 resolution will be to control my weeds from the start 🙂 no waiting till their outta control.

  47. Regina G.

    December 31, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Four of my wish list seeds are on this list. All of them would be very appreciated if I won! Thanks for the chance!

  48. robin ronquillo

    December 31, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    I would like to be entered in the giveaway. I am a vegan in the south and it is hard to find quality organic produce that doesn’t cost a fortune. So I want to start my own vegetable garden.

  49. Regina G.

    December 31, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Oops, my resolution for this season, is to find homes for all the extra seedlings. I try to give the extras away since I have such tiny space, made new friends this way as well.

  50. Rosalie Wagenknecht

    December 31, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    ‘This is my year to blossom’
    I would love to enter your competition

  51. Melinda Hagen

    December 31, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    I want to increase my garden yield to more than double and be able to make all my winter stock of veggies, juices, salsas, jellies and everything to not have to buy any veggie thing at the stores!

  52. Melinda Hagen

    December 31, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    I forgot to say I wanted to enter the giveaway! LOL!

  53. Lisa Newitt

    December 31, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    I would very much like to win! I plan on at the very least, tripling the amount of vegetables, fruits and flowers in the coming year. I did well last year and an excited to do better this coming year.

  54. Miriam Halbrooks

    December 31, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    I’d like to enter, and my 2015 resolution is to actually get my seedlings into the ground instead of letting them waste away in their seed trays 🙁

  55. Pamela Goess

    December 31, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    I would like to enter the contest for the seeds. I am going to increase my small back yard garden and go totally organic in 2015

  56. gabrielle

    December 31, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    I’d LOVE to enter! I spent the latter half of dinnertime daydreaming about seed varieties while I waited for my little ones to finish up… My resolution for next year’s garden is to try “hugelkultur.” We’ve got one bed built and ready to go!

  57. Amy Lambert

    December 31, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    I’m a seed a holic. Crossing my fingers to win.

  58. Libby

    December 31, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Would love to win some seeds! In 2015 I will grow more flowers and try to not have so many bean bugs!!

  59. chefjulsowings

    December 31, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    my 2015 garden resolution….variety variety variety…and fingers crossed…a winter garden here in OH. Love your site…going to check out the sample seed shop now 😉

  60. rich lather

    December 31, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    I hope to have a more organized garden in 2015.

  61. Cowgirl America

    December 31, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Wow I’d love to win!

  62. Ellen Keller

    December 31, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    I’d like to enter the giveaway, please! My 2015 gardening resolution is: Don’t forget to preserve some for the winter!

    • Alexandra B.

      December 31, 2014 at 11:31 pm

      Yayyy

  63. Torrey

    December 31, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Please enter me in the giveaway. My resolution involves enlarging my garden! : )

  64. Sarah Redford

    December 31, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Thanks! This year I will have raised beds so I can garden standing up. Yea!!

  65. John M.

    December 31, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    I’d like to enter the giveaway! I hope to grow enough to sell some at the farmers market this year.

  66. Pam S

    December 31, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    2015 seeds would be wonderful for me! Moving to the country!!

  67. Tracy Charles

    December 31, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    I would love to win the seeds. My goal is to plant a small garden for salad greens and veggies. Last year we had some tomatoes a blueberry bush, and a small Meyer lemon tree.

  68. ashleydcrouse

    December 31, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    I would like to enter the giveaway! My resolution is learning how to greenhouse garden.

  69. Patricia Gauthier

    December 31, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    I would love to win a new collection of seeds! We hope to enlarge our garden in 2015 and use only organic fertilizers:) Thanks!

  70. Laura

    December 31, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    I want in! My resolution is to plant more than once in the Spring. I WILL have a rocket fall garden!

  71. Trisha

    December 31, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Good evening! Please enter me in the giveaway as well. My 2015 gardening resolution is to expand the butterfly and rain gardens I began in 2014 in our new home, and to add a vegetable garden, pumpkin patch and more hummingbird food. 🙂 Thank you very much for the opportunity, and Happy New Year!! :OD

  72. Tara Lindsay

    December 31, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    i’d love to win your giveaway for many, many reasons! the number one of those being that i am resolved to engage my children in my excitement in gardening, and this would be an exciting way to get them into it! happy new year:)

  73. Lindsey Kay

    December 31, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Enter me please! My resolution is to set up a drip irrigation system.

  74. Corrie Barling

    December 31, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Yes please! It would be amazing to win. I want to make my garden one my mom and grandpa (both heartful lifelong gardeners) would be proud of.

  75. Tammy Spain-McBee

    December 31, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    I would love to be entered. I’m learning and researching on going all heirloom on my veggies/fruits. I’m learning about companion planting, as well as learning to plant certain things to boost my soil. Gardening for me is my spirituality.

  76. Christina

    December 31, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    I would like to enter the giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity! My gardening resolutions are to get started early and to keep up with the weeding throughout the season.

  77. Heather McMillin

    December 31, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    I’d love to win some seeds-what a great way to try something new, having someone else pick things you may not have thought to try before.

  78. Christy

    December 31, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    We just finished our planning board for this year-old continuing to increase our production from the garden and the barnyard were high on the list…we have a lot of vesting to share with others and just keep trying to find more ways to give…. would love to incorporate your seeds in our gardens. Best of the new year to you!

  79. Joy

    December 31, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    My resolution is to plant things at the correct time for a fall garden- too late last year!

  80. Ingrid Curry

    December 31, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    I would love to win this prize! Please enter me into the drawing. Two of my resolutions are to have a good cool weather vegetable crop thanks to your inspirational example of winter gardening with low tunnels….and to try deeper deep-mulching 🙂

  81. Nichole Solt

    December 31, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    I would love to win this! I just bought a home with a sunroom and I’m excited to start my garden early this year! I would also love to be in a position where I can share my started plants with my friends this year.

  82. Jess

    December 31, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    I am hoping to learn more about succession planting this year.

  83. chanchanscrochet

    December 31, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    This year, I just want a garden. This would be such a huge help to get it going. I’d love to be able to grow and eat and put away my own produce.

  84. Tina McAnallen Huba

    December 31, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    I plan to get back to gardening seriously this year after not planting for over a year! I’d love to win!

  85. Shannon O

    December 31, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    I have a townhouse and what little bit of garden I have is in my front yard… I would like to get better at moving from one season to the next… and keep the stupid grasshoppers away from my kale… grrrr… and since my little backyard is so shaded to see what I could plant there….

  86. Nicole

    December 31, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Please enter me. My New Years gardening resolution is to try permaculture this year.

  87. Ann

    December 31, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    My resolution for 2015 is to figure out how to keep the deer and bears away from the garden!
    I have been blessed by your website this year. Thanks for sharing!

  88. Deanna

    December 31, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Please enter me in the giveaway!!!! This year, I resolve to get my garden planted…along with a lot of other landscaping goals…

  89. Amber Bourland

    December 31, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    I would like to enter the giveaway.
    I have my home garden and also run the garden at church that we use to help feed people in need in our community. I plan on doubling the size of each this year so there will be enough to can for winter.

  90. Alicia from Walking Softly Upon the Earth

    December 31, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    This past year I was able to can a few jars of tomatoes and salsa. My gardening resolution for this coming year is to produce a little more so that I can put up more tomatoes, a lot more salsa 🙂 and some cucumbers. Great giveaway!!! Happy New Year!!!

  91. Rosalinda Baldwin

    December 31, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Thanks for the entry in your contest. I am a Sample Seed Shop fan and friend of Remy 🙂 This year my resolution is the same as every year – to grow lots of fruits and veggies and install more flower beds.

  92. Ginny Barrett

    December 31, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    I appreciate your offering of a giveaway. My garden is what saved me last year. I needed to work out some personal issues. Everyday that garden gave me a reason to get up and and be outside enjoying God’s creations. It is winter in Wyoming right now with wind chills as low as -39 last night…and all I can think about is what I am going to plant a soon as I can. I have everything ready to start seedlings and can’t wait be outside ago. That is my gardening goal for 2015. To make it outside again and watch those things grow so I can feed my family is what 2015 will be. I hope that you will please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you.

  93. Susan

    December 31, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Love seeds and want to enter giveaway. My plan for my garden is to grow enough items to preserve and to eat fresh. There is always something new to learn about gardening. My intent is to start many of my own starter plants, make my own seed tapes next month for tiny seeds and to extend my growing season, some how, some way!

  94. Jacqui Elmore

    December 31, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    I’d love to win new seeds. My resolution it to add more raised beds and work on cold frame to extend the season here.

  95. Molly Petersen

    December 31, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Would love to win these seeds! My resolution is to move my garden so it’s not as likely to be sprayed by the aerial sprayer this year! I am excited to provide my family an organic garden!!

  96. Vickie Wiseman

    December 31, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    My 2015 resolution is to can a lot of my garden produce this year.

  97. Angie

    December 31, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    My 2015 gardening resolution is: to grow my own garden so our family can be more connected to our food sources, to eat a plant-based diet, and minimize our family’s footprint on the earth. Would love some sample seeds!

  98. susan

    December 31, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    Ho! This is really cool! We are just learning to grow things and are in the high desert. Our dirt is not very good yet so we planted in pots mostly last year. This year we are going to try to do more and in more places. We planted some rhubarb and an artichoke and also some Jerusalem artichokes! Our potato towers did OK considering going they were planted late. Anyway, would love to be entered and hoping to win so we can try some new stuff! Thamks!

  99. syndie

    December 31, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Winning isn’t everything. ..but it sure helps 🙂

  100. Sarah Heller

    December 31, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Would LOVE to win some seeds! Gardening is what keeps me motivated & moving despite degenerative disc disease & arthritis.

  101. Rachel

    December 31, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    I would love to win and start a garden next year! 🙂

  102. Sophie

    December 31, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    I would love to use the knowledge I’ve observed in the seasons to hack into my micro climates more. My yard had very very hot and very cool. I’ll be putting in a new chicken coop and different runs to have the chickens do all the work for me in the yard. My goals are to grow more extended crops now that I can focus funds toward that. Plus I always try new seeds every year!

  103. riversidecattle

    December 31, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Pick me! My resolution is to start planning garden earlier so don’t have to rush!

  104. melody Marino

    December 31, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    I would love to win! My gardening resolution is to rotate crops this year to get the most out of my soil.

  105. Alexandra

    December 31, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    I would love some wonderful seeds! How does my garden grow… 🙂

  106. brenna i

    December 31, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    I would love to win, please enter me! My goal is to grow more herbs next year, I’ve not had the best of luck due to poor garden planning, so I guess part of this goal would also be to plan my garden better in order to be successful with growing my herbs 🙂

  107. laura mccubbin

    December 31, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity to win such an awesome spring project! Since we’re moving to a place with a larger area for gardening, I want to experiment with more heirloom varieties than I have did this past year.

  108. Justin L.R.

    December 31, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    I would love to win these seeds, so that I can add some more diversity to my garden and feed even more people fresh produce grown locally.

  109. peacefulperspective / Rhonda C.

    December 31, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    would love to win, having to start from square one after having everything stolen in a home robbery Sept of 2014. Now living 5 states away and starting over.

  110. Sharla

    December 31, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    I would love to enter the giveaway!! Since I am so new to gardening (2015 will be my very first garden) my resolution is to jump in with both feet!!

  111. Melissa Isbrandtsen

    December 31, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    please consider us…..our garden gets to double this year

  112. Cassie Reynolds

    December 31, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    I would love to win! I am planning a garden this year, to eat healthier and cut cost.

  113. Denesia Weldy

    December 31, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    I would love to win this giveaway and this years garden hopefully will be aquaponics, to grow my garden and fish together with each fertitilizing the other can’t wait!

  114. michelle Rinas

    December 31, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    It would be great to win the seeds to increase the size of my currently ver small garden

  115. michelle Harrington

    December 31, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Thank you for the intro to the sample seed shop!

  116. Maxime Fiset

    January 1, 2015 at 12:16 am

    To start a seed vault =) like in Svalbard

  117. Brooke Tokanang

    January 1, 2015 at 12:43 am

    Love to be entered…and my goal is to take a spot in my mom’s garden.

  118. Scott Armstrong

    January 1, 2015 at 12:47 am

    Please Enter me in the Giveway! I live in an Apartment and would Love to Get a Healthy Garden Growing!

  119. Kyle Coviak

    January 1, 2015 at 12:53 am

    My green resolution is to grow more beneficial fungi in my gardens!

  120. Kyle Coviak

    January 1, 2015 at 12:55 am

    And yes, i would love to win more seeds! Again, green resolution is more beneficial fungi in the garden to help my plants grow to their fullest

  121. Marcia Ballard

    January 1, 2015 at 1:10 am

    Please enter me in the giveaway. My resolution is to plant more than last year. Thanks!

  122. Brooke C

    January 1, 2015 at 1:36 am

    I want to grow and can enough for a whole year!

  123. Rachael Perney

    January 1, 2015 at 1:53 am

    Would love to win. Growing food for us and our friends is awesome and rewarding

  124. Lrs

    January 1, 2015 at 2:20 am

    Please enter me in the giveaway. My goal for 2015 is to add new vegetables to our garden.

  125. Freida warren

    January 1, 2015 at 2:22 am

    I would like to enter this contest and if i win to begin my health for life organic non gmo garden instead of growing a grass lawn. This is my effort at raising community awareness, to teach children about gardening and to combat my type 2 diabetes.

  126. Jacqueline

    January 1, 2015 at 2:28 am

    My focus this year will be on installing an effective irrigation system! I love the Sample Seed Shop!

  127. bpflybaby

    January 1, 2015 at 2:37 am

    I would love to win these seeds.
    My 2015 gardening resolution is to help an old guy with his garden. He has the space but can’t work it because of a heart problem. Hubby (age 81) and I have not as good soil as he does, but we are more able to work in the garden. I see it as win/win for all of us.

  128. Kim Reiss

    January 1, 2015 at 2:50 am

    I am excited about this giveaway and look forward to trying new varieties this year.

  129. Frankie Hensley

    January 1, 2015 at 4:03 am

    I would like to enter your seed give away and would be tickled beyond measure if I should be chosen because my 2015 resolution for my garden is to try to have a good variety of organic seeds to plant.

  130. Anna

    January 1, 2015 at 4:06 am

    I’d love to win the give away! We just moved into a new house with absolutely no gardens on the property – at all – so my resolution is to remedy that!

  131. jay

    January 1, 2015 at 5:26 am

    I would like to enter contest. I am just starting to do raised bed gardening.

  132. Carolyn Webber

    January 1, 2015 at 6:11 am

    I am just planning my garden this week so this would be a real treat to win!

  133. Bob Wolfe

    January 1, 2015 at 6:28 am

    Resolution for my garden for 2015 – Grow more heirloom and organic plants.

  134. Barb Kavanagh

    January 1, 2015 at 6:48 am

    A couple years ago my dear daughter created a garden for me for Mother’s Day! What a Blessing to have fresh veggies just a few steps away in the backyard! I resolve to try some more new plants this year and continue to share any extra food with my neighbors.

  135. Heidi

    January 1, 2015 at 7:17 am

    We hope to actually be able to harvest our tomatoes this year! Our chickens got into our garden last year and annihilated all of our tomatoes. What a great opportunity this is!

  136. Dianne Koehler

    January 1, 2015 at 8:28 am

    would love to win the seeds. My resolution is to try even more varieties and to increase the number of people I give seedling to.

  137. rita

    January 1, 2015 at 9:18 am

    I would love to win ,Gardening is my passion, to give of my bounty is my reward, my resolution is to recognize more of any ones needs and try to help them if I can …

  138. Jay G

    January 1, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Count me in for the seed giveaway! Looking forward to a new garden this spring at our new place here in Iowa!

  139. Gail Sandoval

    January 1, 2015 at 9:20 am

    It would be sweet to win because my family and friends would be blessed too from the win.

  140. Julianna Griffin

    January 1, 2015 at 9:25 am

    I need more seeds like I need a hole in the head (Remy’s a friend and kindred spirit), but I will say that I resolve to try landscape fabric in the raised beds in an attempt to get a handle on the perennial weed stronghold. I also resolve to get the outside chores done by the end of November.

  141. Irene Achor

    January 1, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Please enter me in your seed give away contest. I’m hoping to get my grown children and grandchildren to eat healthier.

  142. Kris Ty

    January 1, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Would like to win

  143. Charlene Stack

    January 1, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Just starting with seeds hoping to make this new year a growing year with new adventures in gardening.

  144. Juanita Herrington

    January 1, 2015 at 10:17 am

    I’m trying two new (to me) gardening methods this spring: straw bale and lasagna gardening! Of course, I’ll still be gardening on a crazy scale and giving away plants, seeds and produce to anyone who asks. New vegetables would be ever so much fun!

  145. terri

    January 1, 2015 at 10:18 am

    I would love to be entered in the drawing! My 2015 goal is to HAVE a small garden!

  146. Kathy Lewis

    January 1, 2015 at 10:22 am

    I would like to be entered in the contest… Happy new Year! My garden resolution is to plant and nourish something new this year, that I can share with family and friends.

  147. Genevieve M

    January 1, 2015 at 10:26 am

    It seems selfish but my gardening resolution is to work in my garden this year, not my friends. After spending tens of hours last year helping two friends with their massive gardens and feeling completely burnt out at the end of the season I’m ready to focus on my own patch of soil this year. Gardening should be enjoyable and last year it wasn’t!

  148. Katie Fowler

    January 1, 2015 at 10:30 am

    My gardening resolution this year is to NOT crowd my pumpkins and squash like I do every year! And to weed more often.

  149. Spence

    January 1, 2015 at 10:39 am

    LoBe the give away.

  150. Wilderness Dave

    January 1, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Please get me in this giveaway! 😉 My resolution this year in the garden is to be better about my timing. Learned a lot of lessons last year about missing my seed starting windows and planting windows, a lot of missed opportunities. This year I intend to be much more diligent about my planting schedule.

  151. C Edwards

    January 1, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Thank you for telling us about this great resource! I’m new to gardening, and have SO many goals…I’m in Colorado and our frost date is May 15, so our season is relatively short. My goals include to finish building a few more raised beds before March, establish a good watering system for them (in our dry, high elevation one size does NOT fit all!), set up an indoor grow system and start seeds in March, build hoop covers to protect against excess sun and hail, reinforce the fence to keep the dogs out, plant early pollinators for the butterflies and bees…and keep my full time job. 🙂 If you would please enter me in your drawing, I could venture into a few different plants and increase the diversity of my plantings. Thank you, and Happy New Year!

  152. Auntie Olwen

    January 1, 2015 at 11:18 am

    My motto for 2015 is “Enough”. I am excited to hear of The Sample Seed Shop, but must temper my addiction to the blandishments of titillating catalog descriptions and ripe, voluptuous harvest photos, especially at this time of year. Tromboncinos also did very well in my garden this year:productive is an understatement.

  153. Erika

    January 1, 2015 at 11:19 am

    I would like to enter! My goal is to use up all the land I´ve got this year, and grow edible things 🙂

  154. jessica Herselius

    January 1, 2015 at 11:19 am

    LoBing this!!!!

  155. Danielle

    January 1, 2015 at 11:40 am

    I would like to enter the give away. In 2015 I plan on having a more effective and green weed management. Thanks !

  156. Amy

    January 1, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    I would like to enter the contest! We are trying to add more heirloom veggies to our garden!! And hopefully less weeds!!

  157. Danielle Cloward

    January 1, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Please enter me in this AMAZING giveaway! I’m just beginning to learn about the benefits of organic gardening and this would help me greatly in establishing a beautiful garden this year!
    Thanks again for the opportunity! 🙂

  158. wendy duncan

    January 1, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    I would like to win this because I am just starting gardening and am going to have a raised garden bed this spring.

  159. Teresa Lynne

    January 1, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Thanks for all your good sharing. My. 2015 resolution is to find more veggies that will grow in my limited sunlit yards.

  160. nancy

    January 1, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    I would like to enter the giveaway. My resolution for this year is to try new veggies varieties. I recently relocated from Oregon to Virginia, so gardening is different here.. Love your page and will be sharing on my gardening & healthy food page. Thanks for all the great information!

  161. Dominic

    January 1, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Would love to win the seeds. My resolution is to incorporate more perennial vegetable and fruit options into our garden in 2015.

  162. Michelle H

    January 1, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    I’m so excited for my garden this year. Not only will it be bigger but I’ll be trying to grow new veggies like celery. And I plan on starting my plants from seeds so this would be an awesome contest to win.

  163. Billie Boedeker

    January 1, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    I would love to win this giveaway. I have retired and have more time for a bigger garden and there is nothing like having great seeds to plant and keep them going year after year like my Dad did!

  164. eva

    January 1, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    I would like to win. I need to plant more than potatoes, peppers, and tomatoes

  165. Susan Beckwith

    January 1, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    If I win the contest I will pass the prize to my daughter and son-in-law. They have 4 kids and homeschool. Last year was their 1st garden and the kids can’t wait to do it again!

  166. Sam

    January 1, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    I would like to be entered in the giveaway. My garden resolution for this year is to grow more veggies throughout the year and also to start earlier.

  167. jeannine

    January 1, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Great giveaway! My resolution is to finally add a greenhouse to my garden.

  168. Pat

    January 1, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    I would love to win your seeds 🙂 My 2015 Gardening Resolution is to plant something new. Something I’ve never tried before 🙂 Happy New Year !!!!!!

  169. Bonnie Scollon

    January 1, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    I’d like to enter the seed give away. I have trouble finding these kinds of seeds. I am partially disabled and have a raised garden bed and several raised boxes.

  170. Susan Hartwig

    January 2, 2015 at 12:32 am

    My resolution is to plant more milkweed for the monarchs. I love The Sample Seed shop! Glad I found your site now too.

  171. Lane Nichols

    January 2, 2015 at 1:00 am

    I’d like to be entered, please! Happy New Year!

  172. erin klatt

    January 2, 2015 at 5:47 am

    I would love to win the seeds, last year we built up our soil with seaweed from the beach and had bumper crops of pea, broccoli , kale. This year I want to buy even less veggies, add a little greenhouse and a new veggie bed…eventually I want the whole property to be useful in feeding/healing my family and friends

  173. Ryan

    January 2, 2015 at 6:37 am

    I’d like to enter the contest. My resolution is to grow a decent crop of lettuce that is not tough and bitter. I think my problem in past years has simply been planting too late. One would think I would be eager to plant as soon as the ground thaws. But then I go outside and there is the mud and the rain and early spring chill… and the mud, heavy clay mud, so much mud. After learning of this sight from Sample Seeds Facebook. I think I am going to try winter gardening.

  174. corey fischer

    January 2, 2015 at 9:34 am

    I am new to this site….So excited to read further…no more shopping for just any seed!!!! Thanks for the fabulous information, and, I surely hope I win!!!

  175. Chris

    January 2, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Thank you for such a great opportunity! I would love to win some seeds!

  176. David

    January 2, 2015 at 11:34 am

    This is our first year homesteading. We’re committed to heirloom/organic. The goal this year is to become self-sufficient in terms of our fresh produce/vegetables and expand from there into marketable produce. My resolution is to add new varieties of vegetables to my children’s dinner plates! Beets, Asparagus, Radishes, etc. I’ll be starting everything from seed this year. Very excited!

  177. Barb Nadler

    January 2, 2015 at 11:57 am

    I love this site! I have a small raised bed and would like to grow something different than my normal go to veggies this year.

  178. Christy Curtis

    January 2, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    I would LOVE to enter the contest.

  179. Sadie Brunfeldt

    January 2, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Who doesn’t love to win? It would be greatly appreciated, shared amongst friends and neighbors and put to very good use!

  180. Anita

    January 2, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Would love to win, about a year ago I started learning how to really live off the land…stopped the processed foods and have dropped 30lbs…

  181. Jackie Hudson Wesson

    January 2, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    I would LOVE to win! Can’t wait to start seeds this year! Such a hopeful and forward-looking time!

  182. Judith Jackson

    January 2, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    I would LOVE to win some seeds so please enter me in the contest! My goal for this next gardening year is to actually finally HAVE one for the first time in years. 🙂 Now that I have the room and can grow delish things for myself and family, I can’t wait to get dirty. Good luck everyone!

  183. Kim

    January 2, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    I would like to enter the giveaway. My gardening resolution is to plant a fall harvest garden…maybe try a winter garden.

  184. Stephanie Wiedenhoeft

    January 2, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    I’d love to know my victory garden is underway by winning these seeds!

  185. KrisBordessa

    January 2, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Resolution? Grow more food! 😉

  186. Debbie

    January 2, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Recently retired and looking to turn my 1/8 acre back yard into a food forest. Will need lots of seeds!

  187. Loretta Sharbono

    January 2, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    It may be snowing outside right now, but I am already planning new boxed gardens for my back yard.

  188. Tiffany

    January 2, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    I would Love to win because in spring my sister and I are reviving our family farm lands to become self staining and hopefully have enough to contribute to those less fortunate and the homeless in our area. Please and thank you! Tiffany Golding

  189. Mary Ann

    January 2, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    I would love to be entered in the contest. this year I hope to continue to improve the soil in my greenhouse and to extend the beds the full length of the greenhouse.

  190. Darcy

    January 2, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    I would love to be entered for the seeds 😉 My gardening plans for this year are too expand my garden and grow enough to be able to can from my own produce rather than just from the farmer’s market.

  191. Freedom M

    January 2, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    I would love to win! My goal is finally having a “true” garden the last 3 years I have had a few plants in pots that I could move around due to us still not finished with the bare land we bought, we now have a small mobile and the goats moved to a more permanent pallet fenced area so the hubby promises I get the small enclosure they were in before.

  192. Em Smeltzer

    January 2, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    I would love to win the contest and expand my garden varieties! My 2015 Gardening resolution is to grow more and get it preserved in the kitchen for the long cold winters here. Last year 90% of our garden went straight to our bellies, so obviously I need to get bigger!

  193. Stephanie

    January 2, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    We rent a community garden plot. This year I’d like to build some raised beds at home with removable covers for season extension.

  194. djsmeltzer

    January 2, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    I’d like to enter the giveaway and I want to get my lettuce production working a bit better. We had some nice sporadic harvests last year, need to smooth it out and grow a bit more.

  195. Karin

    January 2, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    I plan to have 2 gardens, in 2 different zones, this year! Wish me luck!!

  196. Victoria Kietzman

    January 2, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Being part of a Community Garden in Oakland, Oregon is the reason it would be greatly appreciated to win the seeds. The garden is tended by volunteers and the middle school Garden Club. The children are enthusiastic and are chomping at the bit for the weather to permit us to soon be working in the garden….we learn so much from this garden. The children are delighted to take home the fruits of their labor. 🙂 All of the harvested veggies, berries and flowers are given to any person in the community…none is sold. We survive on donations of tools, seeds and plants.

  197. LaDona Lee

    January 2, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Like everybody else I would love the free seeds. Grow a garden every year but hope to encourage a group of children to help this year and learn the benefits of what a little work can bring.

  198. Shawn Garrett

    January 2, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    I would love to win and try some of these varieties. My resolution is to build some raised beds and use some tunnel coverings to extend the growing season on this very cold property.

  199. Jennifer Dixon

    January 2, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    I would like to enter. This would change our whole garden strategy for this year!!! We’re expanding our garden for more raised boxes and started a greenhouse. 🙂

  200. shawn wright

    January 2, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    I would like to win these. It goes with my plan to try more varieties this year

  201. Morag

    January 2, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    What a wonderful contest in the middle of a snow storm! This will be our second year having a garden in our new home. Our resolution is to put in more rain barrels and some wind breaks.

  202. shelly

    January 2, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    Enter me in the giveaway! I want to have more diversity in my garden this year!

  203. maria turner

    January 2, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    I would love to win these seeds! My gardening goal this year is to harvest enough to can some for the winter for the first time. Will be my third year planting all container vegetable garden!

  204. Jacqueline Parkman VanCamp

    January 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Thank you and know I am grateful for the diversity suggestion pertaining to harvest. I am going into my third summer following a horrid flood and am so hopeful of a healthy garden once again. Winning a variety of seeds certainly would expand my knowledge.

  205. Ron Miller

    January 2, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    I am planning to continue improving the soil in my garden patch and to find the best varieties for my area. To win this would enhance the diversity of plants I am currently saving seeds for.

  206. Estle Schipp Farm

    January 2, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    What a great giveaway – I hopped on over and liked both sites. My goal this year is to plant an extra row or plant of everything I grow in order to donate fresh produce to our local food pantry. These seeds would sure help.

    http://estleschippfarm.blogspot.com

  207. Sarah

    January 2, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    I would like to grow a more diverse crop this year with a focus on year round gardening. I would love to enter to win.

  208. mainewaves

    January 2, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Please enter me in the giveaway. My gardening resolution this year is to expand my garden.

  209. Jennifer Volk

    January 2, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Awesome giveaway, thank you!! My new years resolution (when it comes to gardening) is to find a rental with space and sunlight to grow. Our current landlords do not allow us to plant or grow anything in the sunny areas, only in the back where it’s super shady. I wasted about $40 worth of seeds and over $100 worth of dirt, cinder blocks and truck hauled soil last year because I was determined to make it work. I ended up with a handful of cherry tomatoes and 2 cucumbers. Bummer. We’re currently on the lookout for a new home with growing potential and a $65 jump start on seeds would be amazing!

  210. Veronica

    January 2, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Would be great to win. My resolution is to actually have a garden this year. Been doing herbs in pots, but I actually want to have fresh produce this year!

  211. Jen Cleaveland

    January 2, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    I would be so grateful to win! We just moved to our 3+ acre suburban homestead and are starting from scratch with everything – turning this property back to the earth and giving it new life!

  212. Joyce Avans

    January 2, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    My resolution for 2015 is to raise most of my garden from seed . I am also going to make and plant 4 raised beds so seed samples would be a great help in accomplishing these goals.

  213. Joanna Whitmire

    January 3, 2015 at 12:40 am

    I would love to win the seed giveaway 🙂 My resolution this year is to grow enough food to feed our family of four for an entire year. Starting my planning now… 🙂

  214. Suzanne Arslan

    January 3, 2015 at 2:14 am

    You’ve been quite an inspiration! Thanks for all that you do! I’ve learned a lot from you! Keep growin’!

  215. Rhonda Michelle Smith

    January 3, 2015 at 3:00 am

    Thanks for the great info. I did a test garden..and was pleasantly surprised. Not as hard as I thought it’d be, but the sun in SE Texas is difficult to “manage”. And I heartily wish I had an Elder to teach me…not giving up. Plan to try Canning and more. Happy Gardening to Everyone.

  216. Jennifer Tippetts

    January 3, 2015 at 3:56 am

    I would love to win free seeds. We quite literally live off of what the garden produces. If we have a low yield year, we do without things (such as new clothing or Christmas and birthday gifts) in order to buy food at the store
    My goal this year is to find a variety of tomato that does well in the CA heat, has high yield, produces large fruits, and doesn’t have to rely on bees for pollination. Last years tomatoes gave us a total of 4 fruits off of 10 plants… and then about 30 each plant when fall came. I finally gave up hope of their ripening today, and picked everything. Looks like I’m putting up green tomato salsa this weekend.

  217. Jenny Jenkins

    January 3, 2015 at 4:00 am

    Seeds!!! My resolution this year is to get those carrots past the size of my thumb.
    We are moving houses this year. I hope this year I can aquire more sunshine on my soil. And maybe, just maybe if we can get more than 10×32′, I might just have enough land to share! Eek! #findingthedream

  218. Christina Rodriguez

    January 3, 2015 at 6:28 am

    I would like to be entered in the giveaway, please. My gardening resolution is to eat mostly from my garden this year, in all four seasons.

  219. Heather Smith

    January 3, 2015 at 7:11 am

    I need to try new varieties. I tend to get stuck on my favorites and not branch out.

  220. Molly Stotts

    January 3, 2015 at 7:31 am

    Hope for a productive season and the energy to enjoy it!

  221. Amelia

    January 3, 2015 at 8:01 am

    I would love to win some seeds! My boyfriend and I are saving up and preparing to start our own small farm, and any little bit helps!

  222. Sharon's Snippets

    January 3, 2015 at 8:03 am

    Thanks for the giveaway…looking forward to a spring garden and the bounty.

  223. Susan

    January 3, 2015 at 8:25 am

    I love Remy’s seeds, and order from her regularly. Great person, great seeds, great prices!

  224. Amy Schmelzer

    January 3, 2015 at 8:29 am

    I am not the resolution type, so I haven’t made one for the garden or otherwise. However, I did a good job last year with staying on top of the weeds. This year I want to do even better. I have a small area in the garden where I grow horseradish that has become overrrun with creeping charlie out of neglect. Without chemicals, it’s impossible to eradicate creeping charlie. I just want it under control.

  225. laurie hill

    January 3, 2015 at 8:29 am

    I Would love to win these seeds. I am gardening with my daughter and we are excited for spring to begin.

  226. Kin Singh

    January 3, 2015 at 9:09 am

    I Hope to win some seeds…..my gardening resolution for 2015 is to reconnect with the soil and my garden…..to heal myself and my soul…..can’t think of a better way to start then with genuine soulful seeds to kickstart this journey…..thank you…

  227. Robin Tomaz

    January 3, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Wow! It’s great to see that so many are joining the grow your own revolution! Thank you for inviting us to join your pages full of great info. For 2015 I want to be bold and creative in our growing. The front lawn is gone and beds of plants that give back will take it’s place. I also want to pass the love of growing onto our children.

  228. Mad Poulterer

    January 3, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Two of My Favourite Facebook pages, Mother of a Hubbard and The Sample Seed Shop. One can Never have enough seeds !

  229. Amy Friends

    January 3, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Wow, it would be awesome to win this! Off to look up both your facebook pages..

  230. April from Ohio

    January 3, 2015 at 10:35 am

    My resolution is to get rid of the cabbage worms & moths that attacked my garden last year. Thanks for the giveaway!

  231. Kate

    January 3, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Please enter me for the seed bundle. I will donate them to The Common Unity Project in northern BC.
    Thanks for this opportunity.

  232. Autumn

    January 3, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    Would love to win this. We just moved this past fall and I am having to start a new garden plot. Goals are getting the soil amended so it can flourish. It’s seems to be high in clay so wish me luck!

  233. Jaimee

    January 3, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    I would love to win a sample pack, trying new seeds always excites me!

  234. erin durkee

    January 3, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Yes please enter me to win. My 2015 garden goal is to just get it going. we just bought a house this past may and every year before that we moved. So I have left lots of edible plants behind. This year marks the first full year in a house on a property we own. I am determined to grow as much as possible to feed my family. Every bit helps. Especially since my long term goal is to feed others,

  235. julie

    January 3, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    I plan on growing more so I can put even more away for the winter!

  236. Billie Jean Keough

    January 3, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    How can I enter to win seeds?

  237. Jake Reed

    January 3, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    I’m really looking forward to this up-coming growing season.I just started growing small amounts of veggies and herbs in containers,the past couple of years.This spring I’m planning to put in a small raised bed,hope to expand just a little bit every year.

  238. Donna Wingfield

    January 3, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    I’m always interested in learning and trying new things in my garden. It’s an ever evolving process, and one I never tire of.

  239. Wendy

    January 3, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    I would love to be entered to win some seeds. I just discovered your blog from pinterest. I live in northern Utah and am excited to utilize the plethora of information that you have on your blog. I have a garden the size of a large tennis court. I has unfinished log fencing on 3 sides and a large chicken coop on the forth. My gardening goals for 2015 are to finish my fence around my garden and plant Berries along 3 of the sides. That way I can allow my chickens to free range in the fall and winter on my garden leftovers. (and I’ll get a little fertilizer)

  240. Rebecca Cash

    January 3, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    I would love to win the seeds!

  241. Kathy Henderson

    January 3, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    I love trying new varieties of seeds to see which works best in my garden. I plan to incorporate my compost into my soil this growing season.

  242. brandi reilly

    January 3, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    So looking forward to Spring!!

  243. sue rutter

    January 3, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Thank you and a green future…

  244. Heather

    January 3, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    I would love the chance to win these seeds… my garden resolutions are to take better care of the one I have, to build a few hugelkultur beds for berries, plant an apple tree, and grow enough tomatoes to get us through an entire year/winter. It’s our second summer on our new farm, so I just want to improve on our first year.

  245. Brende Douglas

    January 3, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    I resolve to cultivate a place in my yard to grow some veggies

  246. Crystal B

    January 3, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Would love to win some seeds and start container gardening!

  247. kate C.

    January 3, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    I completely agree about planting more variety types. another way I save on the cost is to keep the seeds I don’t use one year and plant them again the next year. It doesn’t work with all seeds, carrots are especially notorious to try to get to germinate, so why have one extra variable? But I’ve had great luck with tomatoes, especially because I start them inside in flats, so if the germination rate is slightly worse the next year or the one after that, it doesn’t really matter. I would love to try these small packs of seeds though. Happy new year!

  248. Ellie

    January 4, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Hoping to win these seeds, they’ll go a looong way toward my 2015 goal of starting a roadside produce stand to support my family as we work towards living off the grid!

  249. bunkie

    January 4, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    What a wonderful giveaway! This year I will be working to incorporate more herbs and grains for pollinators, like buckwheat and clovers, in between the veggies and flowers.

  250. sarah wilson

    January 4, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    If the seeds can handle zone 3 conditions, I’d love to win. We are expanding Pops garden, and growing more in pots this year. Our goal is to donate more fresh veggies this year.

  251. Krystina

    January 4, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Enter me please 🙂 My 2015 gardening resolution is to FINALLY put nets up this year to keep the cabbage butterflies off my brassicas.

  252. Carole

    January 4, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    I would love to win the seeds.

    My goal is to get me fall garden started in a timely manner. I have lots of personal activities that time of year…..and before you know it I have waited too late.

  253. Dee Fedor

    January 4, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    I would LOVE TO WIN some seeds. With no income, hub’s stroke in 2008, I need to grow as much as I can. Seeds are expensive! I am hoping to grow more this year, starting with winter sowing and a grow light!

  254. Robert Taylor

    January 5, 2015 at 7:22 am

    My 2015 garden resolution: to have one! I’d like to enter the giveaway please.

  255. littlesproutslearning

    January 5, 2015 at 8:05 am

    What an awesome giveaway! I hope I win! My 2015 resolution is to grow more with my kiddies and teach them more and feed them more good stuff! 🙂

  256. Jane Jenab

    January 5, 2015 at 8:21 am

    How fun! Can’t wait to try a bunch of new seeds this year. Is it spring yet?!? 🙂

    • Jane Jenab

      January 5, 2015 at 8:23 am

      Oh, and my resolution is to grow at least 80% of my household food from heirloom seed in my garden, to continue to donate to the local food banks and to friends and neighbors in need.

  257. Rhonda Minch

    January 5, 2015 at 8:24 am

    I plan on making the garden bigger and grow more beans and corn.

  258. Sarah Miller-Kramer

    January 5, 2015 at 8:26 am

    I would love to win some seeds! My 2015 gardening resolution is to put in a medicinal herb garden and expand my veggie garden!

  259. Debbie Thompson

    January 5, 2015 at 8:30 am

    I would love to win this! I want to be more proactive in my garden this year, i.e. squashing those squash bug eggs efore they have a chance!

  260. Loretta

    January 5, 2015 at 8:40 am

    I have sooo many gardening resolutions! I guess the biggest one is MORE GARDEN!

  261. Makisha N

    January 5, 2015 at 8:43 am

    I would love to win the seeds! This year will be spent finishing my new garden space, and learning new varieties I can grow. My kids each get there own space in the garden to grow anything they want, this year I’m giving them more space!

  262. Heather

    January 5, 2015 at 8:44 am

    What a great idea for a giveaway!
    For me, my garden resolution this year is to grow a separate ‘food is free’ garden. My hubby and I decided since we had the land, we would like to plant a vegetable garden, not for us, but our community. Our plan is to grow fresh and organic veggies that will be donated to the local food shelters and soup kitchens, and anyone in the community wanting fresh veggies. We’re not looking to make profit, just to share our veggie abundance with everyone! 🙂 these seeds would be a GREAT addition to our family gardens and our new project. 🙂 *fingers crossed tight!

  263. karryb73

    January 5, 2015 at 8:59 am

    I would love to win these seeds – I am planning a big garden enlargement this summer 🙂

  264. ruralreality

    January 5, 2015 at 8:59 am

    I would love to win seeds! Everyone needs more garden seed, right? I don’t have a resolution but I have a goal. I want to grow more greens and enough beans and tomatoes to can. I really enjoy your winter gardening posts and I would like to try and grow some things to overwinter this year.

  265. Deborah Reichman

    January 5, 2015 at 9:01 am

    My 2015 resolution is to experiment with sunken beds; I live in the arid southwest. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

  266. Brandi Greening

    January 5, 2015 at 9:07 am

    I would love to win this giveaway! My 2015 garden resolution is I’ve moved so really wanna get this soil turned into something great, and continue using strictly organic.

  267. Tami B.

    January 5, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Please enter me in the contest. Would love to have this variety of seeds. My resolution for this year is to get a “complete” garden in, even if it has to be small 🙂

  268. Evie Brown

    January 5, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Just to start a garden will be a huge accomplishment for me. I’d love to win the seeds.

  269. April N

    January 5, 2015 at 9:17 am

    This year I would like to utilize the space in my raised beds more effectively. This will be their third year, so there is still some trial and error.

  270. Brandy Heath

    January 5, 2015 at 9:21 am

    I would love to be entered in the giveaway!! I have three tweenies Im trying to instill my love of gardening!

  271. Amy Crawford

    January 5, 2015 at 9:22 am

    My garden Resolution is to finally finish the gravel paths around my raised beds!

  272. Katie Lujan

    January 5, 2015 at 9:26 am

    We are moving out of the arizona desert where I have had very little luck growing anything besides a cactus. I would love to grow a beautiful garden and help teach my kids the value of good soil, water and self sufficiency!

  273. Kimmy Pierson

    January 5, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Resolution

  274. holly

    January 5, 2015 at 9:34 am

    I would love to win these seeds! My resolution is to start cold weather crops early and late in the season to enjoy my garden and fresh food longer!

  275. Lisa Snody

    January 5, 2015 at 9:36 am

    My husband and I are working to be completely self sufficient our garden grows bigger every year. We love all of the fresh veggies and fruits that we grow, can and save seeds for the next year. We are planning for the 2015 and following years to incorporate a perma culture on our property as well. Winning this give away would be an awesome start

  276. Casey

    January 5, 2015 at 9:39 am

    This would be great! Perfect for my garden planning!

  277. Kimmy Pierson

    January 5, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Resolution for up coming season is longer rows of each vegetable planted. Also adding different types of vegetables. Califlower, 2 types of corn and carrots. Last summer my husband and I bought a new home. 10 acres of farm field. The soil is of great quality. We moved in beginning of July 2014, so we weren’t feeling very positive about garden yield. Excited to say the soil is so rich that the little bit that we planted yielded large amounts of different types of peppers, cabbages, squash, pumpkin, tomatoes. So this coming season were adding onto the list. Would be a blessing to win the seeds.

  278. Kellie Garrett

    January 5, 2015 at 9:40 am

    I’d love to win these seeds! My resolution is to continue moving toward full organic, fully-sustainable gardening. For the first time, last summer’s production was a huge success, and I experimented with seed saving after the growing season. I have also put in a winter garden of leafy greens for the first time.

  279. Nat

    January 5, 2015 at 9:43 am

    I would like to enter. This year I am determined to learn more about companion planting and plant beans, squash, and corn in the traditional 3 sisters style.

  280. Kris

    January 5, 2015 at 9:43 am

    We will be in a new house this spring. I am super excited about being able to have a garden!

  281. olivia

    January 5, 2015 at 9:48 am

    I would love to win! This year I will be starting my very own garden for the first time.

  282. Cheryl Roy

    January 5, 2015 at 9:49 am

    I would like to win the seed for last August I got a small greenhouse and llok forward to starting seeds abd heirloom are the best. Thank you.

  283. Tina Caryl

    January 5, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Please enter me in the giveaway. My resolution is to plant more vegetables and flowers. To start a beehive and to better use the space to the fullest. Oh and to plant corn on time! I’ve missed out two yrs in a row and the first yr the deer ate them. Thanks.

  284. Carla

    January 5, 2015 at 10:00 am

    I built a small greenhouse to be able to do my own starts, finally. My goal is to become a more effect gardener, so that I can learn to grow (at least) 80% of my family’s produce, every year. In turn, I hope that it will help my children to be more self sufficient and knowledgable about where their food comes from and what it takes to get it to the table.

  285. frontiergal

    January 5, 2015 at 10:07 am

    I have big plans for gardening this year and many challeges ahead. We are moving on to our property that is on a river bed and is very sandy and basically no soil. First part of plan is to build raised beds and add compost and soil. I plan to add to the beds a drip watering system in order to water evenly. Next plant flower beds….I need lots of flowers. Being in the Northwest everything is green but color seems to be sucked into the green so I need to plant tons of bright flowers for my sanity and for my bees. Next and heres the big one I plan to put in a 70 foot aquaponics greenhouse buy the end of the summer that will keep us and our animals in food for the winter. Big plans but very exciting.

  286. vicki kler

    January 5, 2015 at 10:10 am

    I’d like to enter the giveaway.:) My goals for 2015 are expand my garden & do a better job of winter gardening.

  287. Jessica R Kenney

    January 5, 2015 at 10:11 am

    I would love a chance to win! My big gardening resolution this year is to get my carrots to grow. I have tried a new variety each year in a different bed, but nothing grows bigger than a pencil. Argh! Of all the veggies my kids love, it is the one that won’t grow.

  288. Jennifer

    January 5, 2015 at 10:13 am

    What a great giveaway. I would love to expand my garden this year.

  289. Tim Brenner

    January 5, 2015 at 10:14 am

    My garden resolution for the year — to work harder at growing more of my own Herbs & Spices. And getting the rabbits under control so they don’t eat all my Beets again this year.

  290. angie

    January 5, 2015 at 10:15 am

    For the new year I’m hoping to try a strawbale garden. I have tried triditional, raised and now on to strawbale.

  291. Sharon Zwald

    January 5, 2015 at 10:20 am

    thanks for the opportunity to win this giveaway! My gardening goal this year is to increase my vegetable garden and canning twice as much as last year. These seeds would help!!

  292. Mary Lynn Nelson

    January 5, 2015 at 10:21 am

    I would like to enter the seed giveaway. My resolution is to mulch heavier to control weeds and to grow heirloom plants to save good seeds. Thanks.

  293. Julie Jones

    January 5, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Thank you for the chance to win some seeds! We started our first garden last spring and had much success. Amazing, I did not know tomatoes would keep for so long and still ripen on the window sill. We picked a whole bunch of small green ones right before the first frost and still are eating on them. Only a few more left. We love the whole garden experience. It is very therapeutic and the best food you’ll ever eat. Good for our environment and our daughter loves to play and explore. A wonderful learning experience for all. We would love to mix things up for our 2015 garden and have something more for winter months.

  294. Angel Fetty

    January 5, 2015 at 10:26 am

    I would love to win the giveway. My garden resolution is to try growing some new things!!!

  295. Aamitrd Nuncad

    January 5, 2015 at 10:27 am

    I would love to win the seeds, and my resolution for this year is to start a worm composting bin out of an old freezer. I am so ready for spring 2015!!!!

  296. Judy Lucker-Mierzwa

    January 5, 2015 at 10:27 am

    We are greatly expanding our garden, this year, and plan to can all of the produce to provide for our needs for the coming year.

  297. Paula Frances Bradford

    January 5, 2015 at 10:28 am

    My garden resolution this year is to complete a few more raised beds. I have back issues and having raised beds allows me to use a chair and move around the bed to “take care of my plants.” Where there is a will there is a way. Nothing is going to stop me from getting that dirt under my fingernails. My husband and I have already began laying out our plans on what we want to plant and this years resolution is plant nothing but heirloom seeds. We would love to win and know that they would encourage us to make more beds and more garden plots to fill and watch in amazement what we are able to grow and stock out pantry for next winter.

  298. K Wong

    January 5, 2015 at 10:31 am

    I would love to be entered into this giveaway! My 2015 gardening resolution is to install the rain barrels and gutters on the barn!

  299. Kathy Curtis

    January 5, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Hi Cathy. My garden resolution for 2015 is to grow small but intensive plots of things I can’t get from the farmers’ market or Todd’s CSA. Thanks and have a wonderful day.

  300. Phyllis

    January 5, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Please enter me in your seed giveaway. I want to grow enough vegetables to can & freeze & not have to buy them during the winter.

  301. Lori Laddd

    January 5, 2015 at 10:36 am

    I would love to win this giveaway! We try very hard to grow our own veggies and feed ourselves and dogs all natural raw diets and my gardening plans this year are to include more foods that I didn’t think I could grow in this climate in an extended growing tunnel.

  302. Beth S

    January 5, 2015 at 10:40 am

    We would love to win the seeds! We love gardening! My kids always compete with their Great Uncle who’s garden get the first veggies, the most, and the biggest! The we jar all that we can! We also give away tons of veggies to others that need them! This year we also want to grow more herbs!

  303. Kathy

    January 5, 2015 at 10:42 am

    My resolution is to start my own plants from seed. Please enter me into the contest. Thx!

  304. Teresa Shively

    January 5, 2015 at 10:43 am

    I would love to try and grow some Heirloom Seeds in this area!

  305. berraserry

    January 5, 2015 at 10:43 am

    I’d love to enter this giveaway. My 2015 gardening resolutions are to get a decent herb garden going this year!

  306. Michelle

    January 5, 2015 at 10:44 am

    The seeds would be great, because my fiance and I are buying our first home, and we both enjoy gardening, and are planning on using a good portion of our yard to grow our own food.

  307. Erica Arnold

    January 5, 2015 at 10:46 am

    I would love to win! My resolution is to pay more attention to my soil, and get smaller plants for my small gardens. I have a tendancy to “go big or go home”. That doesnt work in our small yard.

  308. Vickie Newton

    January 5, 2015 at 10:51 am

    I try to grow organic but the bugs are about to take over. For the first time ever, my Spring garden will be planted with companion plants, both for vigor and for deterring pests. I am so excited to see how this works!

  309. Melissa McDaniels

    January 5, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Would love to win!! My 2015 garden resolution is grow more, make my own sauces from my tomatoes and can a bunch of veggies!!

  310. Elaine wilson

    January 5, 2015 at 10:54 am

    2014 was our first fall garden? Wow! It was fabulous even though we planted a bit late. Cabbage, radish, turnips, kale, Bibb lettuce, broccoli, and cauliflower. Great fall harvest. It’s January in SC and were still harvesting. Would love to try some heirloom seeds, can’t find around here and a bit expensive for us to order online. WOULD LOVE TO WIN!

  311. Melissa Logan

    January 5, 2015 at 10:55 am

    My garden resolution is to figure out why in heaven’s name that I can not grow corn! I can grow anything else under the sun but corn! Very frustrating…but it’s a learning process 🙂

  312. shar burdick

    January 5, 2015 at 10:58 am

    I would love to enter the giveaway! This year my plan is to expand my garden into raised bed garden areas in my yard. last year, I had 3 rows. Soil is extremely rocky and not really great for gardening.

  313. Jennifer Perry

    January 5, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Hi, I would like to be entered into the giveaway. My gardening resolution this year is to grow enough in the garden so that we only have to buy a minimal amount at the store or farmers market and to can a bunch of it as well. Thanks for the awesome giveaway and good luck everyone!

  314. shelly moore

    January 5, 2015 at 11:03 am

    I want to start raised beds so it would be easier on my bad back also want to grow organic seeds. I need these. GodBless and have a JESUS filled day.

  315. Karin

    January 5, 2015 at 11:04 am

    for 2015, I hope to plant enough produce to actually be able to do some canning this year. It’ll be my second year gardening 🙂

  316. Rachel

    January 5, 2015 at 11:06 am

    I would like to be entered in the seed giveaway. My garden resolutions for 2015 are to add two more raised beds to my garden this winter and install soaker hoses in all of the beds prior to planting time.

  317. Tracy

    January 5, 2015 at 11:07 am

    My 2015 goal is only heirloom seed gardening, organic and buy local! Thank you for the opportunity to win the seeds 🙂

  318. Jodi Lynn Snader

    January 5, 2015 at 11:08 am

    I would love to enter the giveaway! Our goal this year is to finally produce at least half of our own… well… produce. 🙂

  319. Isela Ramirez

    January 5, 2015 at 11:08 am

    I started gardening this past year and it’s becoming more than a hobby. My future goal is to live off my fruit and vegetable garden. This is a great giveaway, thanks! 🙂

  320. brenda Walters

    January 5, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Would love to win these seeds. Have a great garden plot and improving it every year. Great kale for the first time. Love to try new things.

  321. brooke cooper

    January 5, 2015 at 11:15 am

    What a blessing this would be for our family!

  322. Marilynn Britton

    January 5, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Please enter me in the giveaway for the seeds. My resolution is to improve my hardpack clay soil for a gardening area.

  323. Toni R

    January 5, 2015 at 11:20 am

    How wonderful it would be to win this prize! I began saving seeds the year before last. Started with tomatoes, no one told me they were one of the hardest to save. But luck was with me and I had a approx 90% germination when I started seeds last year. Yeah! I also saved seeds from many other plants in the garden. This year I have even more. My kids tell me I have become addicted to seed saving, could be worse right? My resolution is to try new varieties and save their seeds too.

  324. Susan McConnaghy

    January 5, 2015 at 11:20 am

    I plan to increase the size of my garden 2 fold this season since I just started gardening last last with a few raised beds. Can’t wait to add more variety this season.

  325. Nikki C.

    January 5, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Would love to win! It would be wonderful to rely solely on our garden for produce and not have to supplement at the farmers market.

  326. Andrea Manuszak

    January 5, 2015 at 11:25 am

    I would love to win! I am helping set up a neighborhood garden this year with a girl scout troop and this would help so much!

  327. tpreviti

    January 5, 2015 at 11:37 am

    This would be a great package to win! I’ll dreaming of what to plant right now 🙂

  328. Terri Lee

    January 5, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Winning this would be amazing. I will be moving later this year and starting a new garden. What a great way to start.

  329. Ramona Hope

    January 5, 2015 at 11:39 am

    I would love to win. I resolve to have an actual garden this year. Untill now my plants have been grown in pots.

  330. Jill Graves

    January 5, 2015 at 11:40 am

    I would love to win so I can get some amazing new varieties!!

  331. Matthew

    January 5, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Would love to win this, and diversify my current gardening attempts.

  332. Rachel Ackerman

    January 5, 2015 at 11:50 am

    This giveaway would be a great help for our Farm to School program! We are starting up brand new gardens at 5 of our Perry County schools this year for the kids to dig into and learn in and the variety of seeds offered would be a great help. Also-thanks for the resources!

  333. Leslie Joyner

    January 5, 2015 at 11:52 am

    I’m always looking for new and interesting things to plant! The variety locally is kinda limited 🙁

  334. Deb Newell

    January 5, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Would be thrilled to win some seeds. I am only able to container garden at this time and have some seedlings started for transplantation later. Right now I have jalapeno peppers and tomato growing. Always wanting to grow more. =)

  335. Lynn Adams

    January 5, 2015 at 11:54 am

    I would love to win this seed collection. New varieties are a lot of fun to try. My resolution for gardening this year is to keep better records, so as to have a better idea of what to keep and what to change in the coming gardening seasons.

  336. eivymama

    January 5, 2015 at 11:54 am

    I’d really like to win — my garden ambitions are far outpacing my wallet! 🙂 My resolutions this year are to 1) nip all gophers in the bud, and 2) keep my dogs out as well, and 3) grow as many wildflowers as I can. 🙂

  337. Kimberly Norman

    January 5, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Would love to win giveaways as our churchb is starting a community garden this spring

  338. Donna Rennison

    January 5, 2015 at 11:58 am

    I would love to win this sample pack of seeds!
    My garden resolution this year is to try use more heritage / heirloom seeds.

  339. Lindsey Zeiset

    January 5, 2015 at 11:58 am

    I would love to enter to win heirloom seeds. My 2015 resolution is quite simple, grow more than I did last year and preserve as much as I can. Last year my garden gave me plenty of tomatoes, a few peppers, some carrots and some peas. This year I hope to expand and grow so much more!

  340. Brenda Alreck

    January 5, 2015 at 11:59 am

    I would love to win seeds! My plan for 2015 is to plan my space better, study the companions and move some edibles into the flower bed. And maybe contain the mint!

  341. Summer Balderas

    January 5, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Hi! I would like to be in the giveaway. We have just moved out of our apartment and into a home with a yard. I am excited to have more than just a small patio to garden. We enjoy our gardening and it gets bigger every year. Thank you

  342. Sheri

    January 5, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    I would love to win this wonderful giveaway! I am finishing putting in my garden beds this year, hoping to reach a point where we no longer need a CSA to cover the summer. 🙂

  343. Christina Arnold

    January 5, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    I would love to win! We are planning a whole acre this year. We homeschool 6 kids and it would help tremendously!!

  344. katie kahn

    January 5, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    I would love to win seeds We just made bed to a 10 acre farm so my goal is to find the perfect spot for the garden and plant lots of good food for the family!

  345. shalea pinnt

    January 5, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    i would love to win the seeds. my two year old is a tomatoes fanatic. I’m excited for him to grow his own plant and enjoy eating the tomatoes he grows.

  346. Sandi Nelson

    January 5, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    I would be very excited to win!! I planted most of my garden last year from seeds I started in a small greenhouse for the first time. I was thrilled at the success I had and am looking forward to increasing what I can and possibly sharing my plants at our local farmers market.

  347. Summer

    January 5, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Would love to win. My gardening resolution for this year is to do a raised bed garden all on my OWN!! 🙂

  348. Justine h

    January 5, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Would love these for my garden!

  349. Joy Huffstutler Huhman

    January 5, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Thank you for the chance to enter to win! Would love to win this. I am planting nothing but heirloom this year. I can’t wait until Spring!!!!!

  350. Valerie

    January 5, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Our family would love to win! We have finally found a piece of property to live on where we can garden and are hoping to start raising all our food there. This would go a long ways in helping us realize that dream in 2015!

  351. Catherine Bradley

    January 5, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    I would love to enter the give away! My gardening resolution is to grow a more diversified garden than I did last year, and to be that much closer to self sustainability. I’m sick of the aged, unappetizing, poison laden “vegetables” offered at our only grocery store, Walmart.

  352. Heidi

    January 5, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    I would love to win these seeds! My 2015 goal is to improve my soil so that I get a better yield in my small spaces.

  353. Lisa

    January 5, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Seeds. I would love to plant more seeds. To that end winning this seed collection would be a great start. My garden resolution for this year is to plant more varieties of climbing beans to climb my lovely hills of flint corn.

  354. LeAnn Richardson

    January 5, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    I would LOVE to win seeds in my quest as a single parent to teach my children gardening techniques! My resolution: get the kids out in the garden and work on the blossom rot on those tomatoes!!

  355. Amanda Farr

    January 5, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Hoping to win this seed giveaway. I come from a long line of those who love growing new things and enjoying the gardening life. Hoping to integrate more and more heirloom seeds and start my own seed swap here in our area of Montana.

  356. Emsy Aoife Mulherrin

    January 5, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    i’m a beginner homesteadder in the wilds of ID, and i’ve been eating up your wisdom here and on fb! thank you so much for sharing…I have great hopes for this year’s crops. I would cherish these seeds as they would be a lifetime and beyond of good food!

  357. Thalia Miller

    January 5, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Great contest! Would love to win! I’m hoping to try a raised garden this year. It will be my first garden since moving to our new home. I have to worry about more wildlife like deer now which I’ve never had to deal with before.

  358. needinc

    January 5, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Can’t wait for playing seasons and these seeds would help a bunch!

  359. Amanda

    January 5, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Would love to win and get better at cold frames and tunnels for year round gardening.

  360. craftyheart

    January 5, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    My resolution? To start my seeds earlier this year – a resolution every year!! *grin* Please enter me in your contest.

  361. Natalia Gunnary

    January 5, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    def would love to win some epic seeds!!! all I can do during cold winter days here in MN – think about my GARDEN!!! (on my free time from the family 🙂 : Planning out the beds for the next season (rotating – thinking what will go where:-), planning a spot and size of my future dream greenhouse, already lined up a bunch of decomposed organic cow manure, getting sweet ideas from pinterest… it is only 24 below today, but I am ready to start some plants indoors 🙂 – that will probably be alpine strawberries – yam! Good luck to all the happy gardeners this coming season!

  362. Rick Melin

    January 5, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Would like to enter . I plan on starting my 1’st ever garden this spring

  363. Cassie Reynolds

    January 5, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    I would love a chance to win. I want to have a garden this year.

  364. Claudia Pearson

    January 5, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Would like to win this with my kids. It just tastes better.
    How do I go about getting a catalog?

  365. Linda Z.

    January 5, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Winning these seeds would be like winning a stockpile of hope.Seeds = hope; and they are so nice to dreamily reflect on, and hold in the hand this time of year. We just moved to growing zone; so this is the year I “start over” learning to garden in a new place.

  366. Christine Cox Montgomery

    January 5, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    I would love to win. I’m also a northern gardener in wisconsin zone 3. I started saving seeds two crops ago with beans and squash. I would love to practice with more varieties. The only heirloom seed I was able to even find local was radishes and they were far better than hybrids.
    Our goal is to eventually be able to grow enough produce to substain our large family’s needs with out the store. Besides some meat. But hopefully we can get some venison next year luck wasn’t with us this year. We are raising four kids and every penny counts.

  367. Mitch Estep

    January 5, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Would love enjoy trying some new seeds. This year we will expand our companion planting and trying to grow half a years worth of chicken feed as well.

  368. Connie

    January 5, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Please enter me in the giveaway. My garden resolution is to go completely organic. I am going to try to start a whole foods/plant based way of living this year and want to be as free of chemicals as possible. I didn’t have a garden last year as my spouse put round up in my garden as well as some other stuff. So here is to a New Year and a New way of living and gardening. Thanks for the chance. 🙂

  369. Kim Eldridge

    January 5, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    I’d like to enter the contest for the seeds!
    My resolution for the garden is to grow more diverse vegetables than last year.

  370. mountainsunshinewyo

    January 5, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    I grow at least one new thing every year so am excited find thiscompany! Thanks…I hope I win and can try lots of new stuff this year!

  371. Karie Cleveland

    January 5, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Please enter me……we want to have the best food garden yet!

  372. Rebecca

    January 5, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Would love to win! I want to do more indoor planting. I live in zone 2 so it’s a long dark winter with no tasties or colour to be had… I just need to find some indoor lighting to run!

  373. sharon

    January 5, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    My plan is to try growing year round , now that I have the space.
    I hope to win the seeds as well 🙂

  374. Melissa Haynie

    January 5, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    I would LOVE to enter the give away… and My Garden resolution is to Can and dry more… because I have already run out of the stuff I put up.

  375. Sarah

    January 5, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    I would use these seeds to grow food not lawns and help make sure our pollinators have some good food. 🙂

  376. Elisa Jones Mohrmann

    January 5, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    I would love to win this contest. My main garden resolution this year is the same as the last two — find a way to plant more in the limited space allowed my our landlord. I really miss owning my own home.

  377. Caroline

    January 5, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    I would love to win. This year I am trying square foot gardening this year seems like you can grow so much more.

  378. Angie

    January 5, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Would love to win the seeds! My resolution would be to be practical with planting only what I will have the ability to harvest and put up so as not to waste any, and to keep up with controlling the weeds better.

  379. thepaintedtiger

    January 5, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Thanks for the new place to drool over seeds! I’d love the certificate. My son is just getting into growing things, and we plan to expand our hillside garden this spring.

  380. sandys5

    January 5, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    I would like to win those seeds because I am trying to eat healthy and get the rest of my family to do the same. My granddaughter last year started to hang around our garden and she finally started to eat cherry tomatoes. You might not think that is weird but she was under 2 years old and she was plunking them off the vine faster than they were ripening. Winter was coming and living in Iowa, I think she was more sorry that our garden had to be dismantled than we were. I also have a daily headache which I have lived with for over 14 years and I am hoping that eating fresh foods without chemicals will someday cure me.

  381. The Belvedere-Alyssa

    January 5, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Awesome giveaway! My gardening resolution is to grow more (as always) and to stress less about things that don’t work.

  382. Hayley Baumgartner

    January 5, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Happy 2015! My gardening resolution this year is to share organic, non gmo seeds and information with people around me! This would be a wonderful start! Thank you for sharing and helping better the environment, the soil and our bodies 😉

  383. Marilyn Wall

    January 5, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    would love to win I am hoping to have a great garden next year for healthier choices for me family and grandchildren for years to come thanks for the chance

  384. Cassie

    January 5, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    I would love to win as we are making the big change to becoming more self-sufficient

  385. Rebecca Burk Boissonneault

    January 5, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    What an awesome prize package. My resolution for Gardening would be to improve on planting cycles and trying to grow new vegetables.

  386. Sally Tillman

    January 5, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    This would be an incredible windfall for me and my family.

  387. Krystle Townsend

    January 5, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    I would like to enter the giveaway. My 2015 gardening resolution is to successfully garden in my new elevation and gardening zone!

  388. Jeanette LeMarr

    January 5, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    I woukd love to win your seed giveaway!

    My resolution this year is to grow more variety this year, plant in the greenhouse to extend our season, improve our soil, build 10 raised beds for grow outs, and try my hand at crossing for new varieties of tomatoes.

  389. Lorraine Springer

    January 5, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    After years without a spot to garden…last year I had my first organic garden in years 🙂 I would absolutely love to win these seeds <3

  390. oregonhippiemom

    January 5, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    I would love to win! Thank you for your wonderful seed knowledge. I would like to continue to seed save as well as grow a medicinal herb garden. I plan to grow beans\legumes for the first time this year! HNY

  391. Nicole Ray

    January 5, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    What a great giveaway!! I was just pulling out my catalogues to start making my seed orders, I would love to try a new company! Our goal as a family is to learn how to produce the most we can out of our garden space and then enjoy each other’s company as we bottle our fresh good so we can benefit from it all year!

  392. Kelly

    January 5, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    My resolution is definitely to be as food-self-sufficient as possible as we start our new garden on our brand new property in Oregon! It will be a huge year for us! I would so love to win to have some wonderful seeds to kick off with!

  393. Mary Ann

    January 5, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    I would love to win. I garden in both ND and Mn. In ND I have two 20 X 20 plots, another 20 X 30 plot and in nooks and crannies around our home. In Mn. I do several 20 X 50. I can/freeze most of what my husband and I need to survive for the year. My favorite heirloom seed is Lakota Squash. Wow, what a tasty meal it makes! Spring must be going to come in 2015 since I’ve already received five garden seed catalogs…now for a normal spring and good moisture and I will be set to swat the mosquitos and pull those weeds! Have a wonderful year!

  394. damon rose

    January 5, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    i would love to win your seeds . my goal in 2015 is to make the most of my 20x 40 ft. back yard ,by trying to plant shorter plants in front to maximize my limited sun light. while i would like to win ,i see that andrea ,who posted this morning is helping to teach children to garden ,something i believe is very important to this country and the world and i would not be upset if she won .

  395. Courtney B

    January 5, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Looking forward to another growing season and would love to add some more heirloom varieties to the mix!

  396. Kristi Jaro

    January 5, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    I would love to win this! My goal in 2015 is to plant a garden.

  397. kim

    January 5, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    I am finally getting a nice plot to garden in this year 10×30. Im not sure what I’m going to do with all that space, but I’d love to win your seeds to plant in this wonderful new space.

  398. Nanci Dickerman

    January 5, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    This is awesome. I am just getting into seed saving and growing my own veggies. My minecraft bound son also got excited about growing the food he is eating. Anything that pulls him from his computer is amazing. For Christmas I gave seeds and gardening info to my friends. I figure its the gift that lasts forever if they give it a bit of effort. I love finding new seed sites and exchange info. I honestly believe this will become extremely important as time moves on.

  399. Emily Stahowiak

    January 5, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    I would love to win! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  400. PaPaw

    January 5, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Seeds that grow truth!

  401. Kim R

    January 5, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    I would like to enter the seed giveaway. This year…I hope to keep up on weeding and canning. Good grief!

  402. Melissa l

    January 5, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    I would love to win seeds, we have a large garden every year to feel our family of nine soon to be ten!!!

  403. Peggy Dietz

    January 5, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    This will be our first year to garden. I would love to win your seeds to plant in our garden. Thank you for the chance to win.

  404. Matthew

    January 5, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Would love to win! My resolution is to stay on top of my succession plantings.

  405. Tanya Zwick

    January 5, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    I’d love to win the seeds. My garden resolution isto be prorganized enough this year to finally do some succession planting and put in a fall garden.

  406. Tammy

    January 5, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    We’d love to win these seeds. This year we are putting in two more beds. We also are going to can more food than we did last year. Thanks for all the info and inspiration you share all year long.

  407. Maria Ballon

    January 5, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    I would love to have my pick at some new seeds. Thanks for your blog.My 2015 goal for my garden is to spend more time out there! And, I would love to have at least one cold frame going next year. You are very motivational!

  408. Delacey von Busse

    January 5, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    I would love to win this seed package. My goal for my garden is to start off some seeds in the house. Parsley for sure, maybe a cucumber, pumpkin and marigolds. Space is limited and I have a preschooler and toddler so hopefully they will remain unscathed, but you don’t know until your try 🙂

  409. Diannalynn

    January 5, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    My resolution is to plant early and stay on top of weeds.

  410. Judy Smith

    January 5, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    Would love to win these. My resolution is to repair my garden fence so my chickens don’t eat my mustard this year 🙂

  411. Tracy Livingston

    January 5, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    This would be a wonderful way to expand on my cottage garden concept! New Year’s resolution … better use of the garden that I plant and harvest!

  412. margaret Goodrow

    January 5, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    I would love to win. My daughter-in-law has gotten e into heirloo seeds. thank you

  413. Gina Futrell

    January 5, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    I would really love to win these seeds! I love my heirloom vegetables and love obtaining more seeds to try and keep them going. My 2015 gardening resolution is to expand some more to my garden with more boxes and to freshen up the old boxes. Love square garden, gardening also.

  414. Danielle Cloward

    January 5, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Love gardening, but learning is just as important and I thank you for teaching me more! 🙂 Please enter me in the seed giveaway.

  415. shannon

    January 5, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    I would really appreciate being entered in this contest. Last year I started my first garden to help feed my family fresh and healthy produce and this year I’m expanding the garden and planning to plant more heirloom veggies as my budget allows.

  416. Kristina

    January 5, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    I would love to be considered for the giveaway. My 2015 gardening resolution is to establish a rather large garden in our new, rural property. Eventually, I want to grow just about all our vegetables and fruits!

  417. Louise Medlen

    January 5, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    My resolution is to plant enough to help end my family’s dependence on purchasing produce.

  418. Jim Wyant

    January 5, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    I would like to enter the contest. I resolve yo do a much better job controlibg weeds this season!

  419. LindaW

    January 5, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Planning to plant some organic seeds from last year’s Baker’s Creek order. I have a small garden, and never use many of the seeds in a pack. The Seed Sample Shop sounds like just the thing for me after next year. For changes, I’ll probably be adding a board to make the raised beds higher, and be adding compost to improve the soil. And getting the grapes out of the pots they moved in. And… And… Sigh. Yeah. Not much at all. *Laugh*

  420. freshsamanthaaa

    January 5, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    Nice giveaway! My gardening resolution is to amp up my compost bin and hopefully find a local source of manure. I also plan on converting my flower beds to more edibles.

  421. Diana Bickford

    January 5, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    I would love to win this giveaway. My goal for my garden this year is to follow Eliot Coleman’s lead and grow veggies all winter long. I would love to put up a greenhouse so that can eat fresh salads all year!

  422. aubrey

    January 5, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Love to win my resolution is to figure put how togrow sweet taters

  423. LINDA

    January 5, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    i would love to be entered in your gaw, I like to try new plants when ever I get the chance, thanks

  424. melissa couch

    January 5, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    I would love to win the seeds. We are always trying to grow more and more of
    our food desiring to become more aelf sufficient.

  425. Nikole M.

    January 5, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    I’d love to win this. My resolution this year is to plant my garden. Last year, I was 8 months pregnant and our family of four was moving to our new house in the country. Between moving, baby, and the older two’s ball schedule there was no planting of a garden, even though I did by a few plants,I ended up giving then to my Mom. This year, I will once again have an awesome garden!

  426. Sheryle G

    January 5, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Enter me in the giveaway! Would love to win. I want to try some new varieties this year. And try to add to my herb garden.

  427. Becca Riley

    January 5, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    I’d love to win some great seeds. This will be my second year of having a garden. Last year was tomatoes and a few peas. I really want to do more this year.

  428. LH

    January 5, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    would love to win love food from the garden

  429. Patricia Brannan

    January 5, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    I’d like to enter the giveaway and learn more about raising veggies and herbs in arid SE New Mexico. My garden resolution is to order ladybugs to eat the aphids that ate our vine plants this year and avoid using pesticides. We’re trying to eat as healthy as possible to combat toxins and alkalize our bodies for health and defeating my husband’s prostate cancer.

  430. Dawn C.

    January 5, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Please enter me in the giveaway. Had a tough year with family health issues that set me back. New Years resolution is to get diggin again.

  431. Jazz

    January 5, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Would love to win! Containers!

  432. Cindy

    January 5, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    Please I would love to enter the drawing.Thank you for the chance to win. My garden resolution for this year is to double the size of my garden with raised beds.

  433. Rose Duncan

    January 5, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    I would like to enter to win these seeds! I love heirlooms! My resolution for my garden is to ammend the soil with organic matter and fence it in! Thank you!

  434. Dawn Mosley

    January 5, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    I’d love to win this giveaway! This year I plan on having my first garden. It’s always been something I wanted to do, and this year is going to be the year I do it!

  435. Martha Waugh

    January 5, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    My 2015 gardening resolution is to be self sustained with vegetables all summer. This is the first year I’ll actually have a good-sized garden area. I’ll be canning summer veggies to extend the fruit of my labor into winter.

  436. Martha Waugh

    January 5, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    I would love to win 🙂

  437. crystal kelso

    January 6, 2015 at 12:22 am

    I woUld love some new seeds, My old ones are getting..old! My new year garden resolution is to grow more strawberries & greens damnit..always way to many tomatoes & cukes

  438. Lucinda Powell

    January 6, 2015 at 1:29 am

    I have just recently started gardening but I have been limited to seeds purchased at Lowe’s or Wal-mart. I would love to explore the excitement of planting some heirloom seeds in this upcoming gardening season. We are making the journey to become more independent and sustainable without having to spend thousands of dollars at the local grocery store. Please consider us for the variety of seeds.

  439. Michelle Hathorus

    January 6, 2015 at 1:30 am

    I would like to enter to win the seeds because my new year’s resolution is to start a food garden!

  440. Gloria C

    January 6, 2015 at 1:34 am

    Would love to win too. I resolve to rotate some of my plants and begin my indoor seeds earlier this year.

  441. Tammy Smothers

    January 6, 2015 at 2:29 am

    Adding a new raised garden bed to my garden area this year would love to try some new seeds this year!!

  442. LindaW

    January 6, 2015 at 2:51 am

    Sorry if duplicte entry – having computer/fb trouble.
    Next year more of the same, trying to improve the soil and making the raised beds a bit higher. Hope to plant the grapes I’ve grown out from cuttings. I don’t have a huge garden, so the Seed Sample Shop sounds right up my alley. I hate having a lot of seed carried over from year to year (to year to…) not knowing how much will germinate.

  443. cindy caudle

    January 6, 2015 at 3:02 am

    I hope to do a much better job planting what we will need

  444. sarah

    January 6, 2015 at 3:26 am

    My gardening goal for 2015 is to expand. Another is to grow more herbs.

  445. Misty Smith

    January 6, 2015 at 7:20 am

    I would love to enter the giveaway. For 2015 I’m going to build a raised bed, improve my soil and grow some new veggies….like kale.

  446. dotmandesign

    January 6, 2015 at 7:30 am

    I’d like to win! I love growing tried and true and learning about new.

  447. Shelly C

    January 6, 2015 at 7:57 am

    I would like to enter! We are going to try straw bales this year and work on improving our mountain soil. Thanks for the giveaway!

  448. Kerry Autry

    January 6, 2015 at 9:07 am

    We’re hoping to expand our home garden this year. We’re definitely novices but have been thrilled with our results these past two years. Here’s to an amazing 2015 gardening season!!!

  449. Jeannette Olton

    January 6, 2015 at 9:50 am

    I would love to win! This year I am determined to add a cold frame to my garden.

  450. Angela S.

    January 6, 2015 at 10:33 am

    I would LOVE to be entered in this giveaway!!! This year I would like to expand my garden area & have a bigger garden!

  451. Jessica Buller

    January 6, 2015 at 10:42 am

    I’d love to win these! My garden resolution is to have a bigger, more comprehensive garden than last year since we’d just moved to our property and had nothing prepared.

  452. Terra Slusher Rogers

    January 6, 2015 at 11:41 am

    I would like to enter the giveaway :). I am going to be building tall raised beds this year because a population of voles (or some other related creature) decimated my garden last year. Looking forward to the added benefits of the great soil it will be growing in.

  453. Chesna Ellis

    January 6, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    My resolution is to start a container garden! Thank you for the chance to win!

  454. lilaeve

    January 6, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Hello and Happy New Year! Our gardening resolution is to grow more to feed our chickens, rabbits, and goats – we’d rather produce their feed than buy it! 🙂

  455. Mary Kniskern

    January 6, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    My plan for this year is to learn to extend the growing season. We’re on a new property and building soil while learning our new climate in Madison County, KY. I’ve really appreciated your tips for this climate and would love to try your favorites.

  456. gammatesa

    January 6, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    Glad I found your site. Would love to win your seeds. My gardening goal this year is to keep ahead of the weeds with MULCH, MULCH, MULCH!!!

  457. Kathy in VA

    January 6, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    I would love to win this! One of my goals this year is to add 2 more 4 x 8 raised beds.

  458. Karen Collins

    January 6, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    I would love to win some new varieties of seeds. This gardening year I would like to break out of my comfort zone and grow some new types of vegtables. I also want to better my composting and continuing moving toward more sustainable living.

  459. Kelly Wood

    January 6, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    To actually accomplish a garden this year. We have tried in the past and failed. Im gonna work really hard this year at it and use the time in the garden as extra exercise that I so need.

  460. littlehouseonthesandpit

    January 6, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Winning these seeds would be awesome! This year I want to grow more spinach.

  461. Brittany

    January 6, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    I would very much like to enter the giveaway! My 2015 Gardening Resolution is to grow something edible in every possible area of my new yard. Veggies, as usual, of course, but I really hope to amp up the amount of herbs and berries. I also hope to make even better use of locally growing “weeds” such as dandelions, clovers, kudzu, etc. to create products such as teas, wines, remedies, etc.! 😀

  462. Rachel

    January 6, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Would love to be entered! I’m getting my broccoli this year! Third years a charm 😉

  463. Anne Simon DeBroux

    January 6, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    I would sure love to win! I am starting a raised bed vegetable garden at the high school that I work at. I won a grant to build the beds and fence, but I’m going to have to rely on donations for the seeds and plants

  464. Myrna Legate

    January 6, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Need to win these seeds to be able to feed my family and elderly neighbors this year. Lost everything last year. Starting from scratch.

  465. William Mixson

    January 6, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    I would love to enter the for the giveaway. This year i resolve to add a new bed or three, turn my compost every week, and to not let my cucumbers grow to two feet long.

  466. Jeff

    January 6, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    I’d like to enter, my resolution is to grow more of my own food.

  467. fayme stringer henry

    January 6, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    would love a chance to win!! My resolution is to learn to permaculture!

  468. melinda wenger

    January 6, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    I would love seeds! We are homeschooling this year and our garden is one of the kids projects! We are going to start mapping out our plot and what to plant in Feb!!! This would be amazing!!! Thank you!

  469. Helen Connelly

    January 6, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    Please enter me! My gardening goal this year is to increase production to a high enough level that I can donate my veggies to a local group home

  470. sun4izzi

    January 6, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! For 2015, my gardening resolution is an effort not to overcrowd the plants.
    Cheers,
    izzi~avis

  471. Barb Speir

    January 6, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    We are excited that we Just found your pages! We’ll be planting tomatos, onions, garlic, an assortment of beans and peppers, greens and squash this year (so far). As we become more familiar with our new country home, we will be adding more spices and such! 🙂

  472. drew

    January 7, 2015 at 12:19 am

    Please enter me to win seeds! My gardening resolution is to not over do it this year. I don’t need 24 tomato plants. 16 is plenty 😉

  473. Sean Foster

    January 7, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Please enter me in the giveaway! I plan to plant more this year.

  474. Janis Gibbs

    January 7, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Please enter me to win. My gardening resolution is to grow GMO-free vegetables and provide healthy alternatives to my family and friends.

  475. kristie kinney

    January 7, 2015 at 8:56 am

    i would like to enter. goal for this years garden: raised beds

  476. Theresa Queen

    January 7, 2015 at 10:09 am

    My resolution for our garden this year: Is to convince my husband to only plant foods that I can save/can/dehydrate etc., and a reasonable/manageable garden : ). He loves to plant different and unusual items and as many as possible. It should be enjoyable and not an overwhelming chaotic frenzy ; ) And also to put up a fence so my cows cannot trample through should they happen to get out! Our bull last year near destroyed my strawberry patch when he ran amock : ) Love your site, take care.

  477. Barbara Gay

    January 7, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Ii would love to win seeds.I’m excited to get gardening! Thank You.

  478. Barbara Gay

    January 7, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Would love to win seeds. I’m excited to get gardening. Thank You.

  479. Lisa

    January 7, 2015 at 10:33 am

    This will be my third year gardening. I haven’t been very successful, but I will keep growing and learning! I would love to win this! Thanks!

  480. Heidi

    January 7, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Thank You For the Introduction to this wonderful seed company! I am always looking for new varieties but hate that I have so much left over from unused packets every year. Makes me feel guilty if I just toss them so I try to give them away but don’t always find “takers”.

    • chefjulsowings

      January 18, 2015 at 5:22 pm

      If any one has seed they don’t know what to do with they can call their local Master Gardener’s club, there is usually someone willing to take the extra seed

  481. Debra Meyer

    January 7, 2015 at 11:41 am

    Is this good for Canadians or is it U.S. based only, I am on disability so can use all the help I can get to get free seeds.

    • Cathy

      January 8, 2015 at 6:18 am

      Canadians are eligible.

  482. Roxie

    January 7, 2015 at 11:41 am

    I would LOVE to win your seed giveaway!!! My gardening resolution this year is to be more diligent about weeding!!!!

  483. Melanie

    January 7, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Would LOVE to win these seeds, if this contest is available to Canadians! 🙂

  484. teri hobbs

    January 7, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Yes please and thank you! My 2015 garden resolution. . Help ALL the pollinators more with bettet plant selection protection and water. And of course Organic GMO free. . 😉

  485. Kate

    January 7, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Entering the seed sample giveaway!
    I have a very small outdoor space but we try to make the most of it! My ‘workforce’ expanded again in 2014 with the addition of my third son. The best part about gardening and growing food is involving, and learning with, my children. And then, of course, enjoying the fruits of our labour!

    • Kate

      January 7, 2015 at 11:53 am

      Ooh and my 2015 resolution is to convert our front yard into a useful and productive space!

  486. susan

    January 7, 2015 at 11:53 am

    What a great opportunity, thank you! My 2015 gardening goal is to produce enough tomatoes to can for a year 🙂 Pretty lofty, I know!

  487. Coralie

    January 7, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Who wouldn’t want to win all these seeds? What a great idea

  488. Kayla Pedersen

    January 7, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Would love to win these seeds! This year I need to amend my soil and I would like to grow twice as many tomatoes (300+ pounds) and try a few new varieties of dried beans.

  489. Michael Swanson

    January 7, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    I would like to enter the drawing. My 2015 gardening goal is to source all of my family’s produce needs for three seasons. Last year, we were able to go from June through October completely home grown.

  490. candice heinen

    January 7, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    I will grow my first winter garden this 2015!

  491. Loretta Frank

    January 7, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    I would like to enter the contest. My 2015 resolution is to grow more herbs and teach my younger brother about planting from seed

  492. Kim

    January 7, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Oh how I would love to have these seeds! We just moved to ten acres and I am dreaming of all the things I will be canning!

  493. Ann Crum

    January 7, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Would love to win seeds! Hoping to expand my raised beds and solar aquaponics setup!

  494. brooke

    January 7, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    My gardening commitment this year is to bear proof my patch, and to take the time and money to protect my investment. I would live to win these seeds.

  495. Leona McEachern

    January 7, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity! My new years resolution is to use more heirloom varieties and do more fall/winter gardening. Thank you!

  496. joanne Romel

    January 7, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    I would love to win some seeds! My resolution for my garden this year is MORE! I love canning, freezing and drying from my garden so I can enjoy clean food all year long!

  497. Angela Baldwin

    January 7, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Would be a blessing to win. Thanks

  498. Spastic Dragonflys

    January 7, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    I’d love to win! My resolution this year is to double my harvest (atleast!) and to learn how to can so my son and I have access to food from my garden year round!

  499. claudia rayne

    January 7, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Using my garden space more efficiently so I can grow more!

  500. Susan Tappin

    January 7, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    would love to win some seeds for our Community garden!!!!!!!!

  501. Sara

    January 7, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    New house, new garden this year. Would love to be entered to win these seeds for a great start. I resolve to take it step by step and not over-do.

  502. tony

    January 7, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    We finally got some land this year, a whole 6 hectares of pasture. We’ve started to put an orchard and raised beds in and plan to try out some permaculture in parts while most of the land will remain for animals this year is about experimenting and seeing what works!

  503. Linda Sanderson

    January 7, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    I would like to win the gift certificate so I can buy new seeds for my organic garden I have, I also grow greens for my chickens and donate excess to our church panrty

  504. Sara Catface

    January 7, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    my 2015 gardening resolution is to grow a good amount of food for living on a suburban lot… hopefully more than last year. i would love to win these samples. would work alot better than 200 tomato seeds for $2 🙂

  505. Jen Smith

    January 7, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    These seeds would help me to expand my edible landscape!

  506. Ann Marie Mones

    January 7, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    I would love to win this! My resolution is to keep the voles out of my garden this year!

  507. Jenny Yamagata

    January 8, 2015 at 2:03 am

    My gardening resolution is to grow juicy red tomatoes instead of lush tomato plants with tiny green ones!

  508. lora

    January 11, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    I would love to win the seeds. Ive just learned about your site from a friend. She tells me that your seeds are very compatible with our high altitude. My goal is to put more fresh produce on our table and in our freezer.