Monday, June 01, 2009

400th Post - and a Giveaway

Oh my - 400 posts snuck up on me when I was not looking.
To celebrate -oh I think I will give away 4 hanging tomato bags- 2 each to 2 lucky winners.

Leave a comment with your favorite gardening tip and/or horror story to be entered.
Contest closes midnight on Friday, June 5th so I can get these out in Saturday's mail - as we are rapidly running out of planting season!

9 comments:

Moneik said...

Congrats on 400! I hit 500 while we were at retreat. My gardening story happened when I was a kid. We had a huge garden and our "job" while mom was at work was to weed the garden. I always waited till right before she got home to do it. Well one day I waited and just as I was going to do it, it poured rain and there was a tornado warning and mom caught me not doing it in the morning like I was supposed to be doing.

Higgins Design Studio said...

Oh, the years of growing up with a veggie garden... probably lots of stories to tell... but my favorite gardening tip... admire the hard work someone else has done ;-D... I just cannot get into the gardening groove... but Mom would love those hanging tomato bags...
Love you sis!

CatQuilter said...

My favorite gardening story: My grandfather took tremendous pride in his tomato plants. Every year he'd plant dozens of them in his garden and take painstaking efforts to make sure each and every one of them was staked, tied and producing. One year, it seemed to him that his plants were taking entirely too long to produce a red tomato. (He dearly loved fried green tomatoes but he refused to pick even one green tomato before getting a red one.) So my mom and aunt decided play a trick on him. They went to the A&P and bought ten pounds of red tomatoes and gently placed them at strategic points on the plants. The next morning, Papap saw all those red tomatoes and was ecstatic - that is until he started to "pick" them. He was a good sport about it though.

Barb said...

While I love plants and have always wanted a garden I have an absolute brown thumb. It's actually so bad that I bought some really good fake plants ~ and they were so realistic my daughter was watering them! I haven't given up on growing something though. I've got a Christmas cactus that I've brought back from the brink of death and I've got the perfect place to hang a tomato plant or two!

Trish said...

I like to garden, but I really dislike the weeding part. So a few years ago in the spring, my son decided to do something nice for me and weeded the front flower bed.... yes, he 'weeded' everything out of it.... even the perennials.... LOL... I never even told him, just said "thank you very much, sweetie! What a great job!"

jillquilts said...

I don't really have a gardening story. I guess my tip is to watch that you get your mulch from a reputable place. My parents got a load with weeds from hell and every single bed got them. They were awful to get rid of ... Especially when let to grow to a half inch in diameter stalk. Ouch!

Congrats on 400!! Here's to 400 more!!

Bebesboutique said...

I quilt growing a garden a few years ago. I got tired of being the little red hen doing all the work and everyone else eating it. Plus no kids at home anymore and my daughter works at a huge local produce barn. So I can get almost everything there Free. DH got the gardening bug last year. He is home all day with MS so more power to him. This year he planted tomatoes early and the goats got out and ate them down to stumps. lol and ate all his see potatoes lol. Bless him his heirloom tomatoe stumps have come back and have flowers. My gardening tip is make sure the goats ( g get o out a any t time ) can't get out. lol

Holly said...

Okay my tip is don't plant things so close together. I did this my first time. It was bad. Things got way out of hand.

jill said...

my mom ends up planting her tomatoes and training them to grow up cattle panels. this would such be easier on her. also, train your dogs to NEVER run through the garden, always around it! smooshed plants, yikes!