This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Monday, January 11, 2016

a seed give away!!

GIVE AWAY IS DISCONTINUED - We've just come across information that Apple has started removing apps that offer incentives for reviews. Sorry. (1-13-2016)

I have a lot of seeds that I saved from last year. Perfect for a seed give away. Just leave a comment on my calendar app at Apple or Google Play, and I'll send a sample of seeds of your choice, until my collection runs out.

Our apps really are worth trying. There's nothing else like them on the market. Simple, easy-to-use and uncluttered, with no in-app adds or purchases. Enter your frost date and your crops and you get a nice weekly calendar of your planting tasks on your mobile device. There's sowing, transplanting and succession sowing information. The Flower & Herb App will also have instructions for plants that require special sowing conditions. Over 50 vegetables to choose from and over 70 flowers & herbs.

The Vegetable App is here: Apple and Android. When our new Flower & Herb Calendar App will comes out any minute now, and I'll post the link here. (all are $1.99)


The seeds I have are:
Pink cleome
Magenta cleome (one of my favorites)
White New England asters (these are the small wild ones that bloom late in the fall)
Tithonia (Mexican marigold, a giant plant with brilliant orange flowers)
Anise Hyssop (the bees LOVE this)
Judy's Giant marigold (3 ft tall with single orange flowers)
Tromboncino squash (named after a trombone for long curly shape, use as summer or winter squash)
Shung Wang pole beans (a crisp blocky white bean given to me years ago, one of my favorites)
Thai hot pepper (dries easily, nice and hot)
Basil Eleanora (basil downy mildew resistant - I bought a giant package last year)

After you leave  your comment, email your address to me at and I'll mail out the seeds. Thanks!!



Anonymous Auntie beak said...

nice app! unfortunately, my first task, sewing onion seed, is scheduled for february 9, and i'm not home then. but i am guessing i can plant seed as soon as i get home, which could be within a week of that.

January 12, 2016 1:38 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Thanks for leaving a comment! I'm not scheduled to plant onions until Feb 22. You are in a chilly zone! And yes, a week later will be fine.

January 12, 2016 3:05 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Well, I got that backwards. You're in a warmer zone than me...

January 12, 2016 3:07 PM

Blogger Judy said...

Judy's Giant Marigold is African Marigold. Stately, abundant.

January 20, 2016 4:42 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Thanks Judy! I didn't know the name, only that you collected it. I've grown it a couple years now. I will now label this one Judy's African Marigold. Though I do think "Giant" should be somewhere in the name - who expects a marigold to be waist high!

January 20, 2016 4:48 PM


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