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Giveaway: Kitchen Herb Garden Seeds!

As I continue burning the midnight oil at my office… let’s have a giveaway!

Hometown Seeds has graciously offered a free Kitchen Herb Value Pack to the lucky winner. They are a sweet little family-owned company – their seeds come in hand-packed bags with planting instructions.  And the seeds smell amazing

So Get Your Free Herb Seeds!

The only catch:  you have to tell us what you’re going to do with the seeds in your comment.  You can say anything, it’s just more fun to learn a bit about you!

So, where will you plant them?  Or who will eat the lovely herbs?  Or what does your garden look like?  Anything you can think of – just a little tidbit!

I’ll draw a random winner on Sunday.  You have until 6pm April 10th to enter. Don’t forget to say a few words about your garden!!


(P.S. In case you’re curious, I don’t receive money from these reviews and giveaways.  Free seeds and books occasionally, but that’s about it!)

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52 comments to Giveaway: Kitchen Herb Garden Seeds!

  • I have raised beds in my backyard (six of them), a raspberry patch, a grape arbor, and an herb bed. I’m hoping to introduce edibles and ornamentals in another bed this year. I use seeds in a variety of places throughout those.

    We all eat the herbs as we cook from scratch one to two meals every day. “We” consists of my husband, the teenager I’m the guardian of, and my two children. :)

  • I am hoping to grow all my own herbs and spices this year and dry them. Hopefully I will have enough to last all winter! I am also going to try growing a few indoors on a windowsill through the winter. I’d love a free packet of herb seeds!

  • julie

    I have a herb spiral made from rocks right next to my raised beds. I would love to great a windowsill garden as well and grow all winter.

  • Kimberly

    Hello, I just moved to a new house in a small suburb in a larger countryside and am starting my first vegetable garden. I have a bunch of cuttings from my mom’s garden so hopefully this year I will have figs, raspberries, strawberries, cherries, vegetables herbs and eventually more…..let’s see if my garden survives! (thank goodnesses it’s not a first child that I have to say this about)

  • I have a big garden in South Carolina this year. Since I live in suburban Atlanta there is a lot of driving back and forth but it will be worth it when my pantry is full of colorful canning jars and my freezer full of good, homegrown food. I am also doing a little container gardening on my patio, and herbs are certainly part of my plan for this year. Please throw my name into the hat.

  • TracyDK

    I have a small container garden in my back yard. This year I’m growing some tomatoes and some lettuces and onions in pots. (I rent and my landlord has nixed the veggie garden. boo!)I use herbs a LOT, so it would be awesome to add some herb seeds to my garden. :) I’m also going to try my hand at lavender, but I haven’t had much luck with it in the past.

  • I have a raised garden area in my back yard and I’d love to add more herbs!! I have only grown basil, cilantro and oregano – would love to add dill, sage, lavender, chives, stevia…

  • Gabi

    I have a little backyard that gets limited sun only during the warmer months– I have a quest to get my boyfriend into food and growing herbs is the way! I will plant these guys in little tubs I can move around on wheels and spice up our life! (I am sure the cats will sample them too!

  • JGarcia

    Because I’m in the process of moving from sunny AZ back East my garden know-how is going to have to have a serious overhaul. I’m hoping to start with a kitchen garden and then graduate to a spring garden next year :)

  • I planted a small garden last year and am looking to expand it this year. I’d be in heaven if I had an entire section planted in herbs! Hometown Seeds website looks great! I love the idea of their value packs.

  • We have four raised beds (two built last year, two built this year)and several ground level beds in which we grow tomatoes, squash, corn, beans, peas, carrots, garlic, onions, spinach, lettuce, mint, strawberries and a few flowers. We also have 3 espalier trees (two apple and one pear) as well as a cherry tree and an apricot tree and several containers in which we grow anything that won’t fit in the beds. We also have 5 chickens that lay the most delicious eggs and 4 growing chicks that should soon contribute to our egg consumption as well. This year we are getting bees, planning to try peanuts for the first time and am hoping to grow a significant amount of herbs to enjoy fresh as well as to dry and use throughout the colder months though i haven’t had much luck with herbs over the past couple of years.
    I enjoy your blog and am grateful for the chance to win some herbs! Cheers!!!

  • Hailey in MT

    I continue to expand my garden every year and the first item on the list is to create a permanent herb garden.

  • we joined a CSA, and are taking this year for only herbs and experimental gardening… just a few each of some beans, beets, corn, greens, leeks, and whatever else we fancy, using some new techniques and locations.

  • Plaid Science

    We have a container garden on our patio. The herb garden would live among other pots of spinach, lettuce, radishes, strawberries and carrots. We also have lemon and lime trees, in addition to some landscaping left behind by our landlord. My four year old helps me tend to the garden. He loves to “weed” the pots as much as he loves to pick fresh leaves or berries. We would likely share our herbs with Daddy…..but I will have to “consult” with the 4 yr old first!

  • Judi

    I find myself disabled this year due to MS and I finally have the time to put in a small raised garden with the help of my family. I love to cook and plan to put in an herb garden along with easy to raise veggies like tomatoes, peppers, and squash.

  • Mindy

    I would use these seeds to start an herb garden on my balcony. I’m just learning to garden and am sharing a plot in a community garden in my neighborhood with an experienced gardener. I thought it would be great to grow some kitchen herbs on my balcony in addition to the veggies we’re growing in our plot!

  • Stephanie F.

    I love cooking with fresh herbs so I will definetely be adding them to my recipes once ready to be used! Thank you for the chance to win.

  • Anthony G.

    Thanks for the chance for the free Herb seeds!!! If I win I have a nice 5ft x 25ft raised bed I would section off for all the different herbs!!!

  • Jennifer

    I’m planning to plant herbs both outside in my garden and in my kitchen window for easy access while cooking. I would love to win these seeds!

  • Mark Ruhl

    I would like to supplement my meals with herbs fresh from the Earth, I am teaching my 5 year old daughter the wonders of nature via gardening and cooking from scratch. Please sign me up !!! Have a splendid day!

  • Deidre

    I just bought a condo in November, and there is a big bay window just off of my kitchen that is begging for some window boxes! It gets great morning sunshine, and I’d love to grow lots of different kinds of herbs to accent my cooking.

  • Stormy R

    We live in an apartment- so can’t have much of a garden- but would love these to plant in some pots on the window sill and use them for cooking!

  • This is the year I am finally going to construct my herb spiral that I’ve been wanting. We ended up having to have our entire septic system replaced last year (ouch!) and it didn’t get finished in time to construct my spiral. I do have a large garden, a newly planted orchard (last spring’s project) and a small kitchen herb bed by the house. We’re still working hard to bring our new place to what we have envisioned. Wow- I guess it’s not that new anymore- we closed on this property 2 years ago this month. Of course, it took 3 months to get the house livable but we love it.

  • Nora

    I’m going to put them in the garden space right off the kitchen window! It’s the only place that gets sun.

  • We have been struggling to get our veggie garden up and running for a couple of years now. Finally this year we have decided to actually plant out garden beds rather than sticking to growing in pots, which I feel has hampered our successes due to our dry climate. Sadly the poor plants just dried out way too much in pots. Herbs are the one thing that I have yet to try. We have rosemary plants doing well but other than that nothing. I yearn for the day when I can just wander outside and pick some fresh herbs to use in my cooking. I am trying new recipes from my recipe collection daily, trying to get through my hundreds of collected recipes from the past few years. Now all I need is the fresh herbs to complete them. All our money has gone on the actual fruits and vegetable seeds and seedlings and nothing has been left over for the herbs. So what I am trying to say lol, is that I would love to win some herb seeds to give my cooking and our garden that little boost :-)

  • Cindy

    It was only two days ago I sat down to plan our balcony garden for this year. I was ever so excited! We live on the third floor of a apartment building, I like to say up in the tree tops, as we literally are. We currently have 4 window boxes and plan on installing more, along with hanging baskets and a couple of large pots.
    Our balcony is best suited to leafy greens and herbs as there is not enough sun to sustain big vegetables.
    I just love stepping outside our back door and picking fresh greens, can’t get more local than that!
    Coriander, parsley, baby spinach, arugula and mint are some of our favs!

  • Laura Z

    We have raised beds, but this is the year that I’ve been aiming to grow herbs for drying and herbs for tea, so I hope I win!!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • What would I do with a collection of herb seeds? Better to ask. “What wouldn’t I do with these seeds?” My wife and I have yet to settle down (buy a home and rent an apartment/house for more than 2 years), and as such our gardening is limited to “window boxes.” Instead of buying planters, we’ve saved up a collection of milk and olive oil jugs. Lately I’ve begun planting basil cuttings in wine bottles for a hydroponic garden. Or mint, marjoram, thyme, and lavender were killed by drafty windows. I digress… With these seeds I shall have the power to season my meats, pizzas, soups, sauces, and anything else I cook (rosemary-basil sorbet…hmmm…) with the wonderful goodness of home grown herbs – yet another thing money can’t buy (don’t get me started on the tomato crop we have planned.)

  • Oh, I will be attempting to create a hydroponic herb garden, an aesthetically pleasing one. Though, I’ll probably also put some out in the raised bed that has all the lettuce and spinach.

  • I love growing and cooking with herbs – and really love purple basil, so I’m glad to see it in there!

  • Jessica P.

    My husband I just moved into our first home, and are garden newbies! I love to cook with a lot of herbs, and would love to grow them in our soon-to-be garden!

  • Carrie

    I have an urban garden that seems to expand yearly (will soon max out the sunlight) in which I grow tomatoes, peppers, rhubarb, bok choi, kale, lettuce, leeks, onions, beets, swiss chard, brocoli, brussels spouts and peas. I would love to add some herbs to enhance the flavour of the other veggies I’m cooking.

  • Elizabeth

    I would like to grow my kitchen herbs inside this year and start a window garden. I want to dedicate the space I normally use for herbs in my raised beds to more tomatoes and cucumbers for salads. I’ve learned through trial and error (mostly error) that new herb plants will easily get taken over by the larger vegetable plants in a smaller garden like mine.

    My other big project this year is to try to use plastic sheeting in a dome over one of the beds to extend the growing season. Normally I can’t plant tomatoes, eggplant or squash until the end of May because of the snap of frost we get around Mother’s Day.

  • andrea

    This is good timing as I have just been reading about herb spirals and decided to add one to my garden this year. I’ve grown herbs over the years with some success and some failures, so I’m hoping that the spiral will enable me to boost those successes! I haven’t grown many of the herbs from seed, though, so it will be fun to try that! Thanks so much for the giveaway. Off to check out Hometown Seeds.

  • Angie

    My personal garden is a couple of box planters and a few pots on my porch. Not enough space to grow all the veggies we eat in a season, but fun and great for herbs. I’m really excited to be planning the garden at a friend’s house. It’s a good size so I think we be able to grow a good chunk of our produce. I can’t wait to get in the dirt!

  • Felicity Pratt

    I’ve just got my second no dig veggie garden ready. It’s made from recycled materials from around my property. It’s Autumn in Brisbane, the best time of year for a subtropical climate to get stuck into gardening.

    I’m planning on making this bed a herb bed and would absolutely love to try out these seeds.

    woot woot!
    cheers
    Felicity Pratt

  • I would plant some of the herbs in small planters on my deck (about the only part of my yard (other than the driveway) that gets a decent amount of sun). And then I would plant a larger amount in our garden in my mom’s back yard. That’s where our veggies grow. I would also pot up some of the excess and give them to friends to try to get them into growing some of their own food – herbs are an easy way to start.

  • Kate

    This is my second year gardening on a community plot a few block from my apt and I’d love to grow more herbs. I tried planting some in containers on my patio last year but my cats decided that those pots would make perfect beds…. :)

  • S Jones from Atlanta

    I live in an apartment and will grow the herbs on my balcony. I love to cook so Im excited about growing fresh herbs.

  • I am expanding my herbal garden…I’d love to have a medicinal plot, but but I’d also love to expand my culinary skills with herbs as well for my family.

  • Parsley, dill and fennel are host plants for butterfly larvae in my garden. Other herbs with nectar laden flowers are there for butterflies’ feeding delight.

  • Jenny

    I live in a small apartment, so all my plants are either on my balcony in the summer, or crowed around the balcony door/window in the winter. Some extra herbs would fit right in there, especially since I’ve had a whitefly infestation and got rid of several plants (including my basil) to try and get it under control.

  • Suellen

    I’m going to create a mini herb garden on my deck for use when I cook. This way it’s close at hand, away from the weeds, and pretty to look at!

  • Jennie

    I have a small between-the-sidewalk-and-the-house garden (about 3′x6′) and love to grow herbs there, packed in with a bunch of veggies & flowers. Since my garden is so small, I would probably have to share my seeds with the older lady next door – I’m helping her make a little sidewalk garden of her own this year!

  • Amy

    My husband built me new raised beds and I have 2 for herbs. I also would like to plant some indoors just for the beauty – well besides eating them.
    He also built 3 large beds for other veggies and I’m thrilled to plant this year!

  • liz gardener

    My garden is growing like crazy! It started out a year ago as a meager 20 by 50 plot, and is now exoanded to four times that size. I just finished planting some Kueka Gold and All Blue potatoes and they are in need of some herbal companions. I love to cook with fresh herbs. Cilantro for some black bean salad, thyme on some Rainbow Trout, Basil on Fresh Tomatoes…yum , I’m hungry!

  • Brandi Jo

    It is our household’s goal to grow and preserve enough produce from our garden this year to get through (most) of the winter. Since I am a chef, it will be a fun challenge to see all the different homemade ‘convenience’ foods I can make to use later…

  • I’m trying to get a little garden going on my patio this year (beyond last year’s single tomato and basil), so some extra herbs would be ideal. Nothing like fresh herbs out of the garden on a fresh, homemade pizza…

  • As of five minutes ago, I have decided to take the Growing Challenge. ;)

  • I would use my seeds to grow some plants that I will enjoy making homemade breads. Yummy!!! I love summer!

  • Congratulations, Brandi Jo! And thanks again to all of you for writing about your gardens. So much fun to read!

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