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|Ferry-Morse Seed Company indoor tote|
Now is the time to think about planting a garden! With the rising costs of food and not to mention the dangers that constantly plague us with salmonella outbreaks to a bombardment of chemicals, eating these days has become challenging. Naturally, you can buy a safer choice of organic fruits and vegetables, but they are quite a bit more expensive, which I’m not nuts about. To save money and your health, I always like to grow vegetables and herbs in every available space in my yard.
Two years ago was my first experience using Ferry-Morse seeds, which I am reviewing now with a variety of their other herbs and vegetables from my wonderful butternut squash and tomato experience. I have tried the cheap dime seeds to the other name brands and never had as beautiful and healthy plants than with my Ferry-Morse.
That beautiful butternut squash in my picture is my last one of my last Ferry-Morse crop. This tells you how hearty those seeds are! As you guess, I’m already nuts about their quality seeds!
|Ferry-Morse Seed Company outdoor tote|
This year, I’m going to tackle beets, spinach, corn, tomato, squash, basil, and sage, and even if I resort to moving my herbs to the front yard. I’m also going to try growing a tomatillo, which is good for making salsa, and by now everyone knows my fondness for hot, spicy food. Beet tops are great greens to cook up like spinach in addition to eating the beets themselves. Squash of any kind can keep long into the winter as long as you don’t damage the stem when cutting it off.
Basil and sage are my two favorite spices. You can have fresh dried spices all year even without a dehydrator. All you do is clean the herbs and place on a cookie sheet in a 150-degree oven for a few hours until they dry out.
|my butternut squash|
If you never planted anything, you can rest easy with Ferry-Morse, a shovel, water can, and pair of gardening gloves to protect your hands. Any package will explain the time, location, and depth to plant each according to your location in the country.
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Thanks to Ferry-Morse, three lucky Nuts 4 Stuff readers win both indoor and outdoor totes shown plus an assortment of seeds ($100 value for each winner)!
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This giveaway ends April 9, 2011 at 12 PM Eastern Standard Time. The winner will need to respond to my email with name and shipping address within 48-hours or another winner will be picked.