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Win A Gift Collection From Sow True Seed

My favorite seed comapny-Sow True Seed has 17 newly designed gift collections-each of which would make the perfect Christmas gift for someone on your list.

A few of my favorites:

Children’s Garden Collection – What a great way to get a child interested in gardening and teach them the joy of eating something they grew themselves!

Cool Season Garden Collection – A great way to be ready for spring before it ever gets here.

Cut Flower Collection – This one promises 3 seasons of flower blooms. With it your kitchen table will always be blooming!

Herbal Tea Infusion Collection – Got someone who loves herbal tea? This is the gift for them-I’m think Chatter needs this one in her stocking.

Three Sisters Garden Collection – This one is based on the Cherokee Indian’s method of planting corn, beans, and squash together-and it’s only $6.95!

Urban Container Garden Collection – Perfect for folks who don’t have room for a large garden-or who don’t have time to take care of one!

The generous folks at Sow True Seed have donated the Pizza Garden Collection for me to giveaway to a Blind Pig & the Acorn reader. To be entered in the giveaway-all you need to do is leave a comment telling me which collection is your favorite-be sure to jump over to their website and look at all the collections. Giveaway ends Thursday December 11, 2014

Sow True Seed has a great newsletter-it’s free; it’s always full of interesting gardening information; and it lets you know about any special discounts they may be offering. Best of all-you can get a 15% discount code for signing up for the free newsletter-so be sure to sign up first if you plan to buy a gift collection.

Tipper

 

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27 Comments

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    Mark Mojado
    December 13, 2014 at 1:18 am

    The true story of Rudolph, the red nosed Reindeer By Robert.May http://www.Snopes.com>homes>holidays>christmas,Robert’s brother in-law Johnny Mark made a song adaptation to Rudolph ,turned down by Bing Crosby,Dinah Shore it was recorded by the singing Cowboy,Gene Autry in 1949 .I sent it again to make sure you got it. Don’t know how to use the Computer to good.

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    Tamela
    December 10, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Granny Norma is right – gardening is an adventure! And Jackie obviously knows any adventure is better when shared!
    The options profferred are tantalizing; and each an adventure in themselves. Sign me up. Thanks!

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    patrice
    December 10, 2014 at 9:25 am

    HI Tipper,
    I have ordered several times from Sow True Seeds and have never been disappointed. The staff is helpful and very knowledgeable.
    I would like the Cut Flower collection.

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    Rhonda
    December 9, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    You have to admire a company that is preserving and selling heirloom and non GMO seeds.
    My conscious says, Pollinator Garden Collection. We need to plant more pollen producing plants for the bees and butterflies.
    I’m like the Sunflowers, where’s that Sun.
    The Purple collection just sounds so pretty.
    But I love tomatoes, cucumbers and green beans too.
    I hope their business thrives. We need them.

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    Granny Norma
    December 9, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Dear Tipper,
    Like Jim Casada, My eyes got bigger when I saw the Whole Garden Collection. That would make a wonderful Christmas gift for any serious gardener. I have created my own seed bank so I don’t really NEED it. Every year my seed bank grows as I plant new varieties to test and save. Last year I tossed out my seeds from the 1970s. Yes, I actually hung onto them for all those years. The earliest ones were dated for 1973 and were in “Life Lock” foil packages. Who knows, some of them might have sprouted. I’ve heard tales of some REALLY OLD seeds that sprouted like that Judean Date Palm from Herod the Great’s palace that is growing after 2000 years of being extinct. Next spring I will be opening a canned “Survival Garden” that I bought from Walnut Acres in 1980 just to see if the seeds are still viable after 35 years. Gardening is an adventure – might as well have some fun with it.
    Like b. Ruth, I thought the Cut Flower and Herbal Tea Collections looked great. And like her, I’m already thinking spring and winter hasn’t even begun.
    BUT… the collection I thought best was the Purple Garden Collection. Sow True is a great place to visit. Not so long ago, they hosted a Garlic Fest with their half price seed sale. We went and had a blast sampling such odd treats as garlic cookies, garlic fudge and garlic ice cream. Who would have thought? And of course, I had to buy a bunch of seeds I didn’t already have.
    How lucky you are to have such a great sponsor!

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    Amy McCaslin
    December 9, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I have shopped Sow True Seed for a couple of years now. Never been disappointed. I use the 3 sisters planting each spring, but I think I would like to try the Urban Container garden. Looks like fun.

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    Nita
    December 9, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    I would love to have them all! The cut flower collection would have to be my fave! There is nothing quite like having fresh flowers all summer!

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    Nacole Lyle
    December 9, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    My favorite collection would probably have to be the heirloom tomato collection. I love tomatoes of any kind. I live off tomato sandwiches in the summer. My mom and I also spend the better part of summer canning salsa, spaghetti sauce, soup mixture, tomato juice, and just whole tomatoes so we can enjoy there goodness all winter!

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    Kerry in GA
    December 9, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    I’m running behind today & just checked my email. What a nice surprise. Thanks so much! 🙂

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    b. Ruth
    December 9, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Tipper,
    and PinnacleCreek, I’ve made my salsa, spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, paste, etc. from Roma tomatoes for years. They have more meat in the tomato so are great for sauces. Sooo, when they cook down it makes for a thicker sauce not as liquid. We like substance to our sauces. Just thought I would let you know how much we love the Roma tomato. As far as the sandwich, we love a big round tomato also, but when in a hurry we slice several lengthwise for the sandwich.
    Thanks Tipper

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    Suzy J
    December 9, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Thank you so much for all the wonderful stories!
    I am having to move and leave my garden behind, but I still have my containers! The pizza garden sounds delicious, as do all the others 🙂

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    Keith Jones
    December 9, 2014 at 11:02 am

    The children’s collection sounds good, but what I’m really interested in is an excuse to go to Asheville in March to get some asparagus crowns!

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    Ken Ryan
    December 9, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Ye-haw! First drawing I’ve ever won in my life! Thanks a million. It’s certainly nice of these folks to donate for your drawings. They will be remembered.

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    Jackie
    December 9, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Since I plant a wide variety of things The Whole Garden Collection would probably be most useful to me. If I were buying one though I would probably get the Heirloom Tomato collection among several others.
    I have seven kids from our neighborhood that usually get involved in my gardening each year. All of them like cucumbers and tomatoes. I set aside a section for them and just offer guidance as they do the planting and harvesting. The youngest is 3 and the oldest is 9. I can’t seem to get them interested in hoeing yet.

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    Barbara Gantt
    December 9, 2014 at 9:38 am

    They all look really nice for gifts or to plant. I really like the herb collection. I am a big fan of herbal tea for my morning drink. Hope you are staying warm. Have a wonderful Christmas month, Barbara

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    PinnacleCreek
    December 9, 2014 at 9:08 am

    The Pizza Garden collection would be my favorite. I have grown tomatoes for ages, but I never really considered the Roma tomato because it is not the best for a sandwich. I have been canning pasta sauce for last few years. After reading about this tomato being best for sauces, I will make growing these a priority. We always need to be open to new ideas. My family loves Italian food, so these seeds will work well around here.

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    Lisa Snuggs
    December 9, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Wow! I don’t like to shop, even online, but I look forward to signing up for the Sow True Seed newsletter tonight and cruising through their website. What super Christmas gifts these collections will make. Thanks for the tip, Tipper!

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    wayne smith
    December 9, 2014 at 8:47 am

    in far east alabama, where i live, i have so many wild animals that vegetable gardening is difficult. maybe the salsa collection would work.

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    dolores
    December 9, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Ah! Thinking about planting already! I think I would like the tea collection. I have never tried to grow tea related plants and that sounds like it would be a good thing for a tea person. I like tea, especially in the late afternoon or early evening. Gives me another boost to cook dinner.

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    Krystee Ervin
    December 9, 2014 at 8:04 am

    the three sisters garden is my favorite

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    Cheryl
    December 9, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Just received a seed catalog in the mail and already looking to Spring for planting here in Kentucky. The Three Sisters collection interests me. The seed catalog I received has a type of bean that originally came with the Cherokees on the Trail of Tears and I want to give it try. To think of how the native americans and pioneers had to take great care to save their seeds and take them on their journeys makes me grateful all I have to do is order from a catalog. Thanks Tipper

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    Jean
    December 9, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Hi Tipper,How I wish I could have a garden!But I live in an apt. building on the 2ed floor,but I do have a lanai so could use the container garden or herbal tea.God Bless.

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    Jim Casada
    December 9, 2014 at 7:46 am

    Tipper–A whole bunch of these collections are really interesting. Obviously the whole garden one (a much higher value than most) had appeal to someone like me who plants dozens of different vegetables and herbs every year. I was also intrigued by the heirloom tomatoes and the three sisters. Most of all though, thanks for the tip on signing up for their newsletter. I’m going to do so forthwith.
    Jim Casada
    http://www.jimcasada.com
    P. S. Congratulations to Kerry on winning the book. I hope he uses and enjoys it.

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    Jackie Jentzsch
    December 9, 2014 at 7:42 am

    I love the sound of all of them but the most practical for me is the container. I have a system of planter boxes on my deck. I’m looking forward to spring.

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    Barb Wright
    December 9, 2014 at 7:28 am

    Boy, these all sound like great collections..but I think I’d go with either the children’s or herbal tea collection. Who can pick just one? I had never heard of this company before I saw it here. It is a great company and very fairly priced.We have enjoyed it!

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    Bob Dalsemer
    December 9, 2014 at 7:23 am

    I have a container garden on my deck which is convenient to the kitchen and inconvenient for critters. The urban container collection has a lot of the seeds which I have usually ordered form STS.

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    b. Ruth
    December 9, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Tipper,
    Congratulations to all the winners of the books!
    I jumped over to Jim’s website the other day and looked over his books that he cleaned out. There were certainly some interesting titles. There are so many listed that I put them on hold until I could get back and go through more of the books…I’d say one should get busy if wanting to buy for Christmas as a lot are selling out, especially the one of a kind rarer books.
    I get the Sow True Seed catalog and saw the collections you mentioned today. I had put gardening thoughts on hold with the holidays etc. but now is the time to start thinking Spring with all the catalogs start arriving. I especially liked the Cut Flower collection as well as the Herbal Tea collection, even though we have Lemon Balm Mint growing everywhere here. The rain, sun and warm up brought back the beautiful green leaves of the Lemon Balm this week at our house.
    Thanks Tipper

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