Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I won! "Don't Throw It, Grow It"

I won!  I won!  

I never win anything!  But, I have to say, I never play games much either.  Probably that is why I never win anything, BUT.... I WON SOMETHING!  One of my favorite blogs "Little Homestead in the City" (actually the Freedom Gardens blog by the Dervaes family in Pasadena, California) had a giveway.  I was actually interested enough in the prize for this giveaway that I was going to buy the little book if I didn't win it, but now I don't have to do that because I WON and I cannot believe it really!  

This is the book:

Its a great book about planting roots, spices (seeds), tubers, that you have in your kitchen.  You know, FREE seeds!  My mom has always planted sweet potatoes in glasses of water with toothpicks (we all did that, right?), avocado seeds, the tops of pineapples, etc. and my husband's grandma actually planted a peach tree with a seed (WOW, did she have the touch or what!). This book really goes into depth about all the different kinds of things you can plant, from beans to mustard seeds, with descriptions of what the flowers might look like and how easy/hard they are to have success with.  The author says that most things will always produce a beautiful house plant even if your climate won't let you plant outside.  This stuff is right up my alley!

I'm so anxious to get started planting and growing.  January in Missouri can be a little or a LOT depressing and a little growth in some area other than my waist or my rear end might be a good thing LOL.

Thank you Dervaes family for this great prize!  I love it and promise to really use it and grow good stuff with it.  I also hope to share this with some of my teacher friends who can include this information in their classrooms.  What a valuable little book!  Kids are going to love this stuff!  THANKS AGAIN!

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