This giveaway is going to be set up a bit differently than the others. I will be randomly selecting three winners, each of who will get to pick out four types of seeds of their choosing. I will divide the seeds into individual baggies with detailed planting instructions, to be delivered to each of the winners. Easy peasy! All of the seed varieties are listed below. I have chosen varieties that lend well to container gardening, as well as the temperamental summers of the Pacific Northwest. Most should thrive in other growing conditions as well.
If you're interested in winning yourself or someone else a sweet little mix of organic and heirloom seeds, just in time for spring- all you need to do is comment on this entry- letting me know which four types of seeds you'd prefer. I will randomly pick three winners next Thursday, March 11th around 5PM Seattle (Pacific Standard) time, and announce them here. You should be able to comment via your Google account- unregistered users please be sure to include your real name and a means to contact you. United States and Canada only, please!
Organic Heirloom Genovese Basil from Irish Eyes- easy to grow indoors or out, and most commonly used for pesto.
Heirloom Prairie Coneflower Echinacea from Botanical Interests- potent, and prized for its healing properties. Yes, this is a flower, rather than a vegetable!
Mixed Combination of Hot Peppers from Irish Eyes- this guy is going to be a bit of a surprise. The packet contains 5-7 different varieties, that the company changes every year. We actually had great luck growing hot peppers in Seattle last summer.
Heirloom Siberian Tomato from Seed Savers Exchange- these are a dwarf sprawling variety with early onsets of 2-3" fruits.
Heirloom Combination of Tomatoes from Irish Eyes- this is the same idea as the combo of hot peppers. A blend of 5 heirloom varieties that changes from year to year. Tomatoes were another winner for us last year.
Heirloom Red Russian Kale from Seed Savers Exchange- beautiful purple-veined blue green leaves that overwinter easily.
Organic Spicy Mesclun Mix from Irish Eyes- another mix! This one contains: Verte Mar, Sierra and Rouge Grenobloise lettuces, Verte de Cambrai Mache, Arugalu, Red Giant and Kyona Mustard, Tres Fine Endive, and Ruby Swiss Chard. I can't guarantee which ones you'll end up with!
Udumalapet Eggplant from Seed Savers Exchange- I think these might be my favorite. Consistent heavy producer of teardrop shaped green and lavender fruits, 2-3" long.