50 packs of seed.

token28001(zone7b NC)December 14, 2009

With Trudi's permission, I'm gonna host a contest. The winner gets 50 packs of seed from my gardens. These are things I have grown myself or intend to grow this year. They will all be wintersowing candidates, depending on the season. You've seen the pictures, so now grow it yourself.

The Rules:

IN AN EMAIL TO ME THROUGH GARDENWEB, answer the 10 following questions. DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT ANSWER THEM HERE. I want everyone to get a chance to find their own answers.

The subject of the email should be Contest. That one word, and nothing else in the subject line, please. I'll use it to automatically sort the participants into the appropriate folder. Be sure to include your GW name so I can find you if you're the winner. I don't need your real name, just your screen name.

So, email me the answers to these 10 questions for a chance to win 50 packs of seed.

1. What is Trudi's cat's name?

2. Three examples of plant names ideal for wintersowing.

3. What baked good should the soil be like?

4. Name four common reasons for failure.

5. What is the suggested minimum number of seeds in a trade package?

6. What three organic methods does Trudi recommend for dealing with slugs and snails?

7. What are the four categories of seeds that Trudi sows on Winter Solstice?

8. Name 10 recycled items that can be used for wintersowing.

9. When direct sowing, there are 5 steps necessary for success. Name them.

  1. What's the most informative site on wintersowing on the internet? (Not GardenWeb)

That's it. You've got until December 21 to email me with the answers. Out of all the correct answers, I'll pick one lucky winner from a recycled milk jug. He/She will be mailed the seeds on December 22, postage paid by me. Anyone can enter, only one will win. Even Trudi can enter.

For help, visit Wintersown.org. Good luck. I hope to have many names to choose from.

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dorisl(5)

trudi, trudi, trudi.......

;>

    Bookmark   December 14, 2009 at 4:20PM
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trudi_d

I had a boyfriend that did a Cary Grant imitation of that ;-)

    Bookmark   December 14, 2009 at 4:50PM
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gardenweed_z6a

Email headed your way Token--I'm in! The contest is a great idea! And who wouldnÂt want 50 packs of seeds from you after seeing those amazing photos of your WS cottage garden?!

    Bookmark   December 14, 2009 at 5:09PM
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monkey665(6a)

Hi

Sending you an email.

Linda

    Bookmark   December 15, 2009 at 1:59AM
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token28001(zone7b NC)

Ok, #2 needs clarification. These should be plant names that indicate the seeds are good candidates for wintersowing. IE, Siberian wallflower. What are three plant names?

    Bookmark   December 15, 2009 at 7:18AM
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dorisl(5)

LOL Trudi, I wasnt thinking Cary Grant, I was thinking Marsha Brady.

roflmao!

yours is better!!!!

    Bookmark   December 15, 2009 at 7:49AM
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hdiperna(5 PA)

Token I emailed you my answers!!

Heidi

    Bookmark   December 15, 2009 at 8:02AM
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shinyalloy_5(5b IN)

I thought I'd remember all this stuff. Token, thanks for the contest, it was like a mini refresher course in wintersowing.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2009 at 8:21AM
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token28001(zone7b NC)

Heidi, I don't have an email from you yet. So far, three contestants have answered correctly.

TammyinWV
Monkey665
Gardenweed_z6a

Try sending them again Heidi. I hope you saved them. Gmail might be slow today too.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2009 at 8:21AM
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trudi_d

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha

Token, thanks for the contest, it was like a mini refresher course in wintersowing.

YEAH!

    Bookmark   December 15, 2009 at 8:39AM
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hdiperna(5 PA)

OK they went through this time!! Hope they make it to your inbox :o)

Heidi

    Bookmark   December 15, 2009 at 9:06AM
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token28001(zone7b NC)

I got it Heidi. You're in!

Here are the seeds I'm most likely to include. I hope the format is readable.

Rudbeckia x hirta "Cherry Brandy"

Petunia "Laura Bush"

Giant Red Amaranthus

Coreopsis "Mahogany Midget"

Forget -Me-Not Annual

Hyacinth Bean -white-

Nicotiana sylvestres

Salvia coccinea "Coral Nymph"

Zinnia "Dahlia California"

Agastache Mix -white/purple/blue-

Cosmos Sensation Mixed

Mixed hollyhocks

Rose campion

Rudbeckia x hirta "Autumn Colors"

Salvia splendens "YvonneÂs salvia"

Anise hyssop "Golden Jubilee"

Castor Bean Red/purple/green

Four OÂclocks -pink/white-

Melampodium

Pride of Barbados

Salvia coccinea "Lady in Red"

Echinacea -purple/white-

Coreopsis grandiflora

Morning glory Light blue

Zinnias Mix

Hibiscus"Red Texas Star"

Rudbeckia hirta -yellows-

Siberian Wallflower

Cleome -pink/purple-

Datura inoxia

Red hibiscus -green/red leaves-

Milkweed "Tweedia"

Queen AnneÂs Lace

Sunflower

Giant peony poppy mix

Monarda Double Red blooms

Gaillardia Collected from"Gallo Red"

Petunias

Salvia elegans "Pineapple Sage"

Creeping Thyme

Convolvulus

Orange cosmos

White hibiscus

Monarda citriodora

Mealy Blue Sage

Salvia subrotunda

Shasta Daisy "White Knight"

Marigold "Cottage Red"

Malva Zebrina

Lantana camara yellow/orange/pink

Depending on recent trades, there might even be more. Some traders are very heavy handed when sending seeds. A few packs are commercial seeds that I have bought or been given as extras. Most came from my own plants though. So, some might not come true.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2009 at 9:36AM
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shinyalloy_5(5b IN)

If that doesn't motivate, nothing will.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2009 at 9:59AM
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sewobsessed

Sent - I think.
It said 'error', so I'm not sure.

    Bookmark   December 16, 2009 at 11:28AM
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dusty314(7 TX)

Hi, newbie here, How did you know I have been reading and studying REALLY hard so I could winter sow this year??
And now a TEST?? :)
I will email my answers in...
Dusty314

    Bookmark   December 16, 2009 at 4:26PM
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token28001(zone7b NC)

I've got 10 people who are entered to win. I'm sure this weekend we can get a few more, right? I'll be working on sorting them all Sunday to get a better idea of how many extras I really have. So many people sent stuff to me for the swap that I need to weed out things that I grew last year that have either reseeded, or likely will by spring. Going to try to only sow new varieties this year.

    Bookmark   December 17, 2009 at 7:57PM
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dusty314(7 TX)

Is my name in there after all my studying?

    Bookmark   December 17, 2009 at 8:35PM
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token28001(zone7b NC)

Yep. I've been responding via email. Didn't you get one, Dusty?

    Bookmark   December 17, 2009 at 8:44PM
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dusty314(7 TX)

I looked here first...yes I did.. just got too excited..

    Bookmark   December 17, 2009 at 9:34PM
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sandysgardens

Tom - I've never been able to limit myself to only sowing new varities. Too many that I like to grow and give away!! Good luck keeping to only new varieties.

Sandy

    Bookmark   December 18, 2009 at 7:40AM
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bashful_gardener(5b)

Woo-hoo! What a fun idea (and a great incentive to review all the great ws info Trudi has out there)! I'm e-mailing you my list.
Sandra

    Bookmark   December 18, 2009 at 9:32AM
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luv2gardeninga

Thanks for the opportunity to participate in your contest. I visit your site almost daily to gain information and inspiration in gardening.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2009 at 3:05PM
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token28001(zone7b NC)

15 have entered. Only one will win. The winner will be drawn Tuesday morning. I will email him/her and post the winner here in this thread. I'll need the address to send the seeds.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2009 at 3:59PM
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token28001(zone7b NC)

The seeds are all packaged and ready to go. Information is for zone 7b, so your mileage may vary.

I'll choose the winner from the pool of entries on Tuesday morning, posting here and sending an email. You've got today and Monday to enter.

    Bookmark   December 20, 2009 at 8:20AM
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token28001(zone7b NC)

I'll be doing the drawing at 4:30am in the morning before I head to work. If you want to enter, there's still time.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2009 at 8:46PM
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token28001(zone7b NC)

Congratulations Doris!

Be sure to send me your address so I can get rid of these seeds.

Thanks to all who entered. There were 17 entries as of 4am this morning.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2009 at 4:25AM
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hdiperna(5 PA)

Congrats Doris!

Heidi

    Bookmark   December 22, 2009 at 7:21AM
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shinyalloy_5(5b IN)

Congratulations Doris! What a great holiday surprise.

    Bookmark   December 22, 2009 at 7:33AM
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tammyinwv(z6/WV)

Congrats Doris. What a nice Christmas present.And thank you token for the fun.
Tammy

    Bookmark   December 22, 2009 at 7:50AM
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dusty314(7 TX)

Congrats Doris

    Bookmark   December 22, 2009 at 5:41PM
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dorisl(5)

Wahooooooooooo!

Yabbadabbadooooooooooo!

Thanks Token!

    Bookmark   December 22, 2009 at 6:28PM
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kathy645(4 VT)

Good job Doris! Thanks token for a fun and educational contest!
Kathy

    Bookmark   December 23, 2009 at 1:07AM
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