Friday, December 02, 2011

Your First Gift of the Season

I'm giving away TomatoFest heirloom tomato seeds.
Spent a good bit of time standing in line at the post office yesterday. They're holding my brand new cowl neck sweater hostage, claiming they don't have my package, when Athleta swears they do.

I'm pretty sure they do, too. It's a RARE situation when our local postal service does anything right. And, I'm not just mad about the sweater. They sat on my hiking boots for 5 months before admitting the package was in their back room.

Have you ever grown tomatoes indoors? It's easy!

While I was standing in line, I sorted through the rest of the stuff retrieved from my PO box...

Gary Ibsen, of TomatoFest sent me these goodies.

And, look what I found!!! 

An oh, so, generous stack of heirloom tomato seeds from Gary Ibsen, owner of TomatoFest. I'm happy to call him a 'friend,' now. As in friends on FB.

Leave a comment for a chance to win yummy heirloom tomato seeds.

Do you Facebook? People can be very passionate about Facebook. Either they love it or they hate it.

I like the fact that it connects me with people like Gary, King of the Heirloom Tomatoes. I've ordered from him before. I order from lots of plant companies. But, what a great treat to be able to talk to the guy.

He sent me a whole stack of heirloom tomato seeds. Indoor container collections (I grow small tomatoes in winter, in my sunny window.) He included a stack of outdoor heirloom tomato seeds, as well.

12 packs in all. 
I'm giving away 10. 
To random blogging friends who leave me a comment.

Now Gary didn't realize I was going to give these away. He just wanted me to have a bunch. But seeing as how it's the holidays and all... I thought it would be good to share the love.

So, back to my question. Do you Facebook? If so, go buddy up to TomatoFest. You could pop over and say hello to me, too.
Simply leave a comment to participate.
10 randomly selected commenters will receive a packet of
TomatoFest Heirloom Tomato Seeds.
Winners selected by my darling daughter (who claims she cannot be swayed by bribes.)



Liz said...

I would love some new Heriloom seeds!

Unknown said...

I am sooooo bad at Facebook. Will stop by and say "hey".

I have quit using USPS as I never receive items on time. If I want to get something there on time I use one of the "express" guys.

Carly said...

Aww that's awfully sweet of you to share all those seeds. (I would like some ;)) Also, I can't believe the post office held onto your boots for five months! That's pretty crazy.

joey said...

Good luck with sweather! Yes, so enjoy FB and connecting both here and there with you. Friends are special and you are a joy!

Bonnie K said...

I am not a fan of facebook. I am a teacher and couldn't wait to see "the rest of the story" and where my children ended up. Well, all they wanted was my purple eggs. I discontinued. I was looking for meaningul conversations, not; my day sucked.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I look on FB to see what my Granddaughter and other family members is up to. I don't do much else and I don't go there but about once per week. I can't grow tomatoes inside. I can barely keep anything alive in my house since I don't have much light. WHINE.

D said...

Kate, I've been to his site due to your suggestion on FB and see several heirloom cherry tomatoes I'm going to order. Thanks lady!

Marguerite said...

Can't say I'm a fan of facebook even though I have an account. Would much rather spend my free time on blogs than look at one line 'updates' but then I'm a bit of a technophobe. No twitter or texting for me either.

loverstreet said...

i would love some heirloom seeds for our high altitude garden in laramie, wyoming!

Liza said...

Kate, do you have to choose the winners at random? Or can I suck up the most to win?

You look pretty today.

Bren Haas said...

I followed you here from Monica's ( garden fairies) blog post. Your blog is beautiful and I'm gonna follow your facebook link because I love sharing over on that social network site.

Melanie J Watts said...

Kate how annoying that your post office is sooooo slow at letting you have packages:) I have never grown tomatoes indoors but it would be fun to try. I wonder if there would be enough light from my south facing but very northern windows. I'm sure they would do well as we move away from the winter solstice tho. I'm not on facebook.