Giveaway: $1354.83 worth of fresh produce


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
Seeds (Est.) Harvest Value
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 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:

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  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,

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