Thursday, April 25, 2013

Home Farmer and Giveaway




I'm super excited to be working with Home Farmer this year on a garden.

We've been wanting to grow a garden for a long time, but by the time we think about it, it's way too late. This year we got a good head start though and I can't wait to see what the year brings us produce wise.
I was very lucky to be sponsored an entire garden by Home Farmer though. They sent me a TON of seed packets to get my garden started.

 I got a ton of loose seed packs as well as 5 reusable shopping bags!
 The 6 boxes above? Each one of those had 4 kits for gardening!!! So I got 24 kits like this below :)
Each box had 4 kits of one kind in it. The 6 kits I got were Veggie, Salsa, Herb, All American, Super Greens and Tomato. 
Each one of the boxes in the kit has 4-5 seed packets in it. 
It is a bit overwhelming at first because there's so much to choose from and what you're going to plant and when and where. But it got easier as I went along. 
We don't have enough space to grow each variety unfortunately, but We can do different ones next year as these seeds will still be good then. 

So in the house this past weekend I got started Lettuce, Green Pepper, Sweet Peppers and Cucumber. Lettuce and Cucumber can be direct planted straight in the garden, but I figured I'd give them a head start inside. Once they sprout I will brush the leaves with my hands to simulate wind and so they can get used to being in an outdoor environment. 


We got one 4X4 raised garden bed where most of this lovely stuff will go!
I have since planted 1 row of carrots in here as well on the right side.

You can see we have a big bare space around this bed as well. This is where our gazebo was last year, the grass all died under it, but the gazebo was torn down by high winds so we have this big bare space, makes things a bit easier because we don't have to kill the grass first :)

I have planted onions in the bare ground and I will plant my cucumbers there ultimately since they're way too big for the raised bed. 
I need to try and find a way to keep the animals away from this too because otherwise we won't have ANY produce this year. 

Home Farmer guarantees their seeds will grow and you only need 1 to do so, a lot of seed packets say plant 4-6 seeds and then thin out all but the strongest sprout. Home Farmer says you only need 1 seed and it's guaranteed to sprout! I sure hope so, it will make this process that much easier! 
I'm also growing 2 tomatoes (I figured it would be easier to buy plants for these, they're more established and will produce food faster)



I intend to also plant Zucchini, Spinach, Kale and possibly a few other things!

You can find these seeds at most Wal-Mart! 

Overall: ***** so far!! I can't wait to get my garden growing and I will be updating with my garden when it starts growing!
*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Home Farmer in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Home Farmer for allowing me to review this product and for offering a giveaway



98 comments:


mascaraordie said...

would love to try the herb kit. a great way to save money over buying expensive herbs at the grocery!


matt0701 said...

I like the Vegetable Kit most. I really like the Salsa Kit too.

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scottsgal said...

I'd pick the salsa kit


sue said...

My family loves tomatoes so that would be my first pick but any pkg of seeds would be enjoyed.Living in south Florida some of the veggies would have to wait till next season to plant. Thanks


BowieTip said...

I like the Casper Pumpkin. I've never ween a white pumpkin before.

Hope to win!

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peg42 said...

I like the Vegetable Kit. Thanks so much.
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Sonya Sanderson said...

I would like the salsa kit.
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cupcake mama said...

I love the Super Greens kit and the Vegetable kit!
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Kimberly said...

I would love the Tomato Kit


anny32 said...

Fanfare Cucumber

pickles anyone!


Danielle said...

either the Kale or the Cucumbers


budtaz said...

cucumbers and tomatoes


Carrie Phelps said...

I like the tomato kit!


Heather S. said...

I'd like the Salsa Kit.
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Julia Baxter said...

I would love to do an herb kit!


psnyder said...

Love the Spring Salad Kit!


lucy roberts said...

Jester Basil! I love the smell of fresh basil.


Colleen M said...

My favorite is the Sun Sugar Tomato.

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Anastasia said...

Love the vegetable kit!


dannili said...

my mother love Tomato so i would like the Tomato Kit to plant for her


aperry said...

I like the super greens kit


IMFERFER said...

I'd like to have a Salsa Kit. Also would love to grow my own cucumbers yummy! Thank you for sharing this giveaway :^)


Andrea said...

Tastypeel Carrot!


bison61 said...

Super Greens Kit

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cp1935 said...

I would love to have the tomato kit.


kay said...

tomotoe kit


EMMAHORTON said...

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Beefmaster Tomato


Cserafini said...

I like the cucumbers.


Amanda Kinder said...

I really like the Herb Kit.


Laurie Bolduc said...

I like the All-America Selections Kit


SharonAnne said...

I'd like to try their Commander Zucchini seeds. I use zucchini in desserts, and salads, as well as main dishes, so use a lot of them! Your raised bed looks like mine, and you're going to love it! As far as keeping critters out, I ended up having to use the chicken wire with the small holes. Good luck!


Carol said...

I like the vegetable kit.
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Nadine Larsen - ToBeFitByFifty said...

I really like the Vegetable Kit, but I also like the Tomato Kit and the All-American Kit...so hard to choose,lol


steve stone said...

Casper Pumpkin looks cool
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Aline Grigorian said...

Love the tomato and pumpkin kits


Chelle W said...

The pumpkin kit would send the kids to cloud 9. They want to own a pumpkin farm :)


meredith m said...

super greens!


Amanda said...

I would love to try the Spring Salad Kit


Anne N. said...

I love the Sun Sugar Tomato! So sweet!


Linda said...

The salsa kit


Carrie said...

Salsa Kit


April M said...

I like all the lettuces


Abigail said...

Id love a salsa kit!


Ace5123 said...

I would love the salsa kit!


calvad said...

My favorite is the Salsa Kit


Pat said...

I like the Sardinia Spinach


Erika P. said...

The Gypsy Sweet Pepper


a8dfea56-aee4-11e2-a919-000f20980440 said...

I love the tomato kit


debbie said...

I like the jester basil.


Ronda Patrick said...

Cucumbers or Salsa Kit, can't pick between them! : )


Dawn Monroe said...

I do not have a green thumb. I have murdered plenty of plants over the years but if I win I will have the grandkids help, maybe it will bring me some luck. I like the pumpkin kit and the vegetable kit.


cpage2323 said...

herb or supergreen
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Breanne said...

Fanfare Cucumber


Kristy Moon said...

I would love to get the vegetable kit. It has all the vegetables we love best.


James Coyne said...

All American Selections Kit

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Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster said...

I can't decide between the Herb Kit and Spring Salad or Super Greens Kit. I guess I'd have to flip a coin or draw straws to decide! Thanks
!

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Debra said...

i like the Spring Salad Kit


mom2gabnnat said...

I like the All American Selections kit.
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Becca Ann said...

I would choose the all american kit


Renee G said...

I'd love to try the herb kit.
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Timshaun said...

I would like the All America kit.
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brendaelsner said...

Zucchini!!


Kim (Randominities) said...

I love the Salsa kit.


Amanda McCabe said...

Herbs!! We use so many!


Aleksandra Nearing said...

Love the herb kit!


Laura Rendler said...

This would be awesome to win I have just started a garden with my boys!


Jen said...

The salsa kit


Wendy Rozema said...

the salsa kit!


deniseyweesy said...

Tomato Kit


Hard Line said...

http://www.homefarmer.com/products/salsa-kit/

Salsa Kit because I love my husbands fermented salsa and well home grown ingredients would make it even better!


Melanie Montgomery said...

the vegetable kit, my hubby would love that


bbrittbrat1398 said...

Super Greens Kit

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demmi said...

the salsa kit


laurasloves said...

I like the Candy Onion Seeds.
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Lisa Garner said...

I like the Big Beef Tomato seeds.


Sylvia said...

i'd love the salsa kit


Gianna said...

Commander Zucchini.


AEKZ2 said...

I like the Herb Kit


Claire said...

I like the Spring Salad kit!


peppersalt said...

I like the Veggie Kit. saltpepper1_2000@yahoo.com


barbara stenby said...

Fanfare Cucumber or Big Beef tomato!


ladyvon5845 said...

The Herbs are always a favorite. ladyvon2013 at hotmail dot com


amy16323 said...

i would pick zuchinni
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heymissvirginia said...

I would love to grow the Champion Parsley. I am always in need of fresh parsley.
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kat said...

The beef-master tomatoes.
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lorraine said...

I like the Salsa Kit.
I like Sun Sugar Tomatoes


daveshir2005 said...

I like the tomato kit

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jules mcnubbin (buttmuffin) said...

Spring Salad Kit


Connie Black said...

I have never tried growing herbs so I would say the herb kit.


Candace Barrow said...

I really like the vegetable kit I also like the salsa kit :)


cassandra mccann said...

http://www.homefarmer.com/products/beefmaster-tomato/


Carmen said...

i like the Spring Salad Kit


Candie L said...

I would like cilantro. Thank you

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Buddy Garrett said...

I would like the Better Boy Tomato Seeds.


lmurley2000 said...

tomatomo kit

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bev said...

I would choose their tomato kit. I love ripe tomatoes fresh from the garden. Thanks for the contest!


cassandra said...

i would love to try the gypsy sweet pepper!


candy said...

Not to copy but I would love to try the Gypsy Sweet Pepper wilcarvic
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