Hello Texans. How's your summer gardening going? Difficult with all this heat, isn't it? I'd like to give away some seeds to one of my readers from Texas (yeah, this one is just for my Texas readers...I'll be putting up another giveaway for everyone soon). Here's what I'm giving away:
Cinnamon Basil Seeds (from my garden)
One thing I've always been able to get to grow...even in summer heat, even in pots when we in an apartment, is basil. Several years ago I was given a Cinnamon Basil plant. It grew wonderfully, but I wasn't all that pleased with the taste (mainly because I'm not that fond of cinnamon, I think...my husband liked it just fine). Anyways, I collected the seeds, and still have some. They are several years old, but I've had seeds that old sprout before so I thought I'd like to give them to someone while they still have a chance of germinating. (Picture by Living in Monrovia on Flickr)
I have not yet tried growing squash here, but I gather it does well. I decided to try another variety so I'm giving these away.
Native Tufted Grass
I have some beautiful long tufted grass in my yard. You probably do to...but most likely you keep your yard nicely mowed and weeded and wouldn't know it was there. I discovered this grass after an experiment I did where I let my back yard go "untamed" for a summer to see what wildlife I discovered. Thought I'd add some to the pack in case you wanted to try some too, without letting your yard turn into a jungle. Though this is a plant that could be considered a weed..though in my experience it spreads more slowly than some other native grasses. The three I left standing in our yard last year have only resulted in 4 more grass tufts, and I actually purposefully spread the seed in some other areas.
Another great find from my backyard wildflower experiment was Horsemint! I've collected some seeds from this years blooms that I'm adding to my giveaway package.
To enter to win these seeds, just leave your e-mail in a comment below, along with the city in Texas you live in. Only Texas residents may enter to win this giveaway, but I have another seed giveaway for non-Texans, too.
Get an extra entry for doing any of the following easy good deeds. A separate comment must be left for each.