Friday, June 21, 2013

Sowing Seeds: June + Giveaway!


Hi friends- Happy First Day of Summer! Wondering what you can plant for your Summer garden right now?

How about melons, pumpkins, okra, malabar spinich and cow peas.

This is a really great time to put those pumpkins in to have your very own homegrown Halloween pumpkins! There are lots of cool varieties you can test out. We grow mini-pumpkins, white pumpkins, Cinderella can have the coolest pumpkins on the block by growing your own.
Also, it has been a year since I started writing Sowing Seeds! If you are ever wondering what you can plant now, click the Sowing Seeds link at the top of the blog and you will have a whole years worth of information at your disposal when you need it.

I often post short notes on our facebook page and twitter to let people know what they can plant in their Central Texas garden now. Growing in Texas is a whole different ball game and we are here to help!

As a thank you to all our fans, followers and readers- we are going to host a giveaway to celebrate!

Want to win a $20.00 gift certificate to Baker's Creek Seeds to pick out some fun heirloom seeds for your garden? Leave a comment telling me about your garden or plans for a future garden! I want to hear how you are growing over there.

Want extra chances to win? You can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or re-pin this post on pinterest. If you are already a facebook fan or twitter follower- thank you! Please tell me that in the comments and you will get an extra entry as well. Make sure to come back and leave me a comment telling me which additional things you did.

We will pull a rabbit winner out of hat on Friday June 28th and announce it on the blog- so please leave us a way to contact you if you win. Good luck my gardeners and Happy Summer Solstice.


  1. OH my gosh!! I have been thinking about planting a container garden here, but we are military and weren't sure if we were going to stay in San Antonio. We just found out we are staying and I can't wait to get my garden started!!!
    I would LOVE to win, I have absolutely nothing for my dream container garden.
    I also liked your Facebook page. Thanks!

  2. Yahoo! On my gardening wish list: make a bean tepee out of 5 pieces of 16ft rebar we uncovered on the side of the house and plant corn and pumpkins! (I repinned this on pinterest too! Hooray for seed money!)

  3. I would love to grow lots and lots of green beans so I can eat them straight off the vine. Also maybe some moonflower because they smell so good in the evenings.

  4. Some day when I have a house again, I shall grow lots of green beans so I can eat them straight off the vine, and also moonflowers because they smell so good in the evenings.

  5. You guys all have really wonderful ideas and a really good chance of winning some seeds! Drawing will be tomorrow at midnight.

  6. We had a garden our first year here, and I loved it. Hopefully we'll get up the energy to do it again! My kids loved picking tomatoes and zucchini!

  7. So fun! We have just a teeny tiny bit of space around our ceramic tile porch (we just moved from SA to Southern California) and we've already planted some herbs and have tomatoes, jalepenos, and cilantro growing in pots. I just picked up a grape vine and am hoping I have enough space to plant it in the ground. Otherwise, I need to get a big pot!

  8. We are actually building a greenhouse right now! I will be growing everything in there, but mainly spinach for juicing! I liked your FB and Twitter too! Thanks so much for this giveaway!