Saturday, June 29, 2013

Quick Tip + A Winner!


Saving Lettuce Seeds
This is a super quick post to let you know our favorite way to reuse old envelopes. We have a giant stack of old envelopes that we use to save seeds! Easy. Free. Label the envelope with the variety and date saved. Store in a dark, dry place. Enjoy free seeds next season/ year!

And who will be enjoying saving their own seeds on us? Equestrian4jc! Congrats! Please email us (contact@theaustinkitchengardener.com) your address and the gift certificate to Baker's Creek Seeds will be on its way. (This was not sponsored by Baker's Creek in any way- We just love them!)

Happy planting!

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 pumpkins...you 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.