Giveaway: $1354.83 worth of fresh produce

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Ok there is a little catch, you have to plant the seeds and grow the produce yourself and have perfect weather and unlimited space to do it.  Over the past season I have intentionally harvested more seeds than I needed just for the purpose of sharing them so here is your first chance to get some of CVG’s seed stash.  This should be a good addition to your current selection of seeds or great for a person just starting out next year.

The harvest values were calculated using my most profitable vegetables in your garden post, so numbers are estimated but I tried to be as accurate as possible.  Below are also links to my harvesting techniques of most of the “Self” seeds below (just realized I never wrote up cilantro and radish seed harvesting so expect to see these soon).

CVG’s Seed Stash (Variety Pack)

Seed Seed
Type
Seeds (Est.) Harvest Value
(Est.)
Jalapeno Pepper Self Collected 10 $ 45.00
Radish Self Collected 30 $ 11.66
Lavender ? 50 $ 10.00
Cilantro/Coriander Self Collected 100 $ 525.00
Bhut Jolokia pepper Self Collected 10 $ 150.00
Sunflower (Big) Self Collected 20 $ 10.00
Spinach Self Collected 25 $ 11.25
Carnation ? 30 $ 5.00
Onions (White) Self Collected 50 $ 12.94
Tomato (Early Girl) Hybrid 15 $ 233.55
Corn (Sweet Yellow) Self Collected 25 $ 31.25
Pumpkin Self Collected 15 $ 150.00
Carrots (Finger) Hybrid 70 $ 15.58
Sunflower (Evening Sun) Hybrid 10 $ 10.00
Cucumber Heirloom 30 $ 116.10
Peas Self Collected 30 $ 12.50
Mint (Spearmint) Hybrid 50 $ 5.00
Total     $ 1,354.83

As always just enter a comment and a winner will be randomly selected using my patented “CVG’s Contest Winner Pickorama” on Jan 1st, 2010.  This contest is open to everyone inside/outside the United States pending any export/import of regulations of sending seeds, which I am still doing some research on.

47 Responses to “Giveaway: $1354.83 worth of fresh produce”

  1. HydroMan76 Says:

    I am always up for free stuff and I would love these seeds


  2. Carpenter183 Says:

    I'm in.


  3. bcolflesh Says:

    Free seeds, come to me!


  4. David Says:

    I hope I win!


  5. mark at willgardenforfood.com Says:

    I'm feeling lucky 😉


  6. alizardinthegarden Says:

    As I prepare for my 2nd season as a gardener, I would love to have your seeds to give me an extra boost!!


  7. Trypd Says:

    I could definitely put those seeds to good use! Count me in.


  8. Mike Says:

    I feel the need for seed


  9. Shanan Says:

    This will be only my second year planting a garden. I would love some good seeds to start out with!


  10. Robj98168 Says:

    count me in!


  11. Angela Says:

    I'm in!


  12. allison o. Says:

    Of course I'm gonna leave a comment! I run a garden at a Philly high schools and this would be awesome!


  13. Tiffany Says:

    Count me in! Started a small vegetable garden eight months ago and would love to sample new vegetables!


  14. GloriaB Says:

    What a great way to start the year!


  15. Mariah Says:

    I love free seeds!


  16. Linda Says:

    I would love these to share with my family!


  17. Fred Says:

    I am certainly in! Seeds to help start my garden would be great!


  18. Mel Says:

    Very nice giveaway. I am always up for trying new seed varieties.


  19. Ragnar Says:

    Yay! Worldwide! I'm so in!


  20. The Elliot Family Says:

    Come on free seeds!!! Woo Hoo!


  21. Gehl Says:

    I would love these seeds. I am hoping to start a community garden in my neighborhood next season.


  22. Matt_Middleton Says:

    Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂


  23. Anonymous Says:

    Hope they grow in Texas


  24. Theron Says:

    thanks my 10 yr farmer boy would love to experiment with these


  25. kate Says:

    Just cleared an acre on our new property, seed catalog in hand it's expensive, ready for some seeds! Oh and an Arduino- soil sensor aaaand a pony. P.S. I have some seeds too are you interested in setting up a CVG loyal reader seed swap?


  26. David Says:

    I'm in.BTW. The seed form Cilantro is called Coriander (and in England the entire plant is called Coriander)


  27. Tammy Says:

    Sign me up! I need free seeds.


  28. Nikki Says:

    would love some seeds! thanks!


  29. Honeybee Says:

    I love getting new seeds to plant!


  30. NEOne Says:

    I love your blog! Enter me in your seed giveaway, please!


  31. The Cheap Vegetable Gardener Says:

    Kate, funny you mention that I have thought about having a CVG seed swap maybe we can start one in the Winner/Loser notification. I have plenty of more seeds to trade as well (some of which in the above giveaway).


  32. leifer Says:

    Thanks, count me in!


  33. Eric Says:

    getting ready to plan my spring garden at my new house and would love these seeds to get it going.


  34. jkoby Says:

    Count me in!


  35. stonecold11 Says:

    Mee too!


  36. eLIZabeth Floyd Says:

    count me in!


  37. Chris Says:

    I'll take them ! 🙂


  38. Jason Says:

    I love cheap gardening!Merry Christmas to you all


  39. Heather M Says:

    Yay! I can't wait to start the new growing season already! 🙂


  40. Kurt Says:

    I have swiss chard, curly kale, radish, bloomsdale spinach, flat leaf parsely, cilantro and many more for trade! I will give you mine if you give me yours…


  41. Emrikol Says:

    I'm in on this one.


  42. Aly Says:

    my husband and i just started gardening last year. We would like to become much more self sustaining and these would get us off to a great start


  43. Chris Says:

    wow this is a awesome idea. Starting out my garden this year.. any good ieas how to control the rhizome grasses for a new garden?


  44. Jen Says:

    Count me in too. What a wonderful giveaway idea. 🙂


  45. The Cheap Vegetable Gardener Says:

    Kurt, the drawing will be random. Though if you happen to win, I am all for free seeds as well. If you don't I have plans for a CVG reader's online seed exchange so keep those seeds close.Chris, Not sure about rhizome grasses though persistence usually is the best strategy. May also try smothering the area with a thick much (cardboard leaves)


  46. And the winner of the CVG seed stash is... - The Cheap Vegetable Gardener Says:

    […] me an email using the contact link at the top of the page with your name/address and I will get the seeds sent out as soon as […]


  47. Linda Carrella Says:

    Wish I saw this sooner! I spent $150.00++ on seeds this year, yet my results are poor :~(
    I have a radish question: I got all excited about radishes and bought several different kinds, including black, german giant, and mardi gras mix. All I got were tops, so I’m letting them go to seed. Will there be a problem with crossing pollination? They are all next to each other. Should I abandon ship, and just use fresh seed, or will I still be able to plant these mixed up seeds? Thx,
    Linda


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