The first one I won was from John's blog An Obsessive Neurotic Gardener where I won a $100 gift certificate to Santa Rosa Gardens. What a treat!! I like Santa Rosa Gardens, use them quite often. I already had a wishlist going on their website, so filling the order didn't take too long. I now have to wait for my plants to be delivered. Will share a posting when they arrive.
Garden Rant had 'Worms --a love affair',....Amy Stewart's book, The Earth Moved, On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms and a stacking worm bin were being offered. Yes, out of almost 200 people, I was chosen!! Today my Worm Factory arrived from Nature's Footprint. This is a serious worm bin!
I was excited to open it and get my worms shifted over to their new home. Upon opening the box I found a booklet and a CD with information about setting up your bin.
I will have to take some time to get the new bin set up. This is great, my bin is full and they need to move to a new container. This one has a spout at the bottom to harvest the liquids.
This is the single level bin, you add more levels (which are included in the box) as the worms eat up what they have in the lower levels. After more levels are added, you harvest the castings from the lowest tier. I will work on setting this up tomorrow. I am not sure all my worms will fit. Think I may be a two bin home for a while.
I started feeling pretty good about all these winnings. I had a bit of a dry spell and this was a flood of great winnings. We had a concert in Newberry, SC at the Opera House and I wanted to check the availability of an extra ticket for our next concert, Nanci Griffith. Our youngest is coming home for Spring Break and since Charlie and I had tickets for the show, I was hoping we could get another one for her. Our tickets are front row, center and I wasn't going to give up THOSE tickets. Well, my Mojo must still be working! I was able to buy one ticket, RIGHT NEXT TO OUR SEATS for her!! Sweet! The next morning I went and bought a lottery ticket for the Mega Millions drawing...you know the one, the BIG ONE. Well, yes, I won......$3. I spent $5. haahahaaa oh well. Figured I had already reached the trifecta plants, bin and book, and a great ticket.
Imagine my surprise when I get a message from Julie at Growing Days, you guessed it! I won Julie's blog give away. What a great bunch of goodies from her! Since we live close by and use the same local farmer market, we arranged for me to pick up my plants, seeds, book (the other is on order), and tub this afternoon. What great looking plants!!! I was able to get tomatoes and a pepper and a Snail plant, Vigna caracalla. We will be watching the sun for the next few days to see where the best spot will be for these beauties to get 6 -8 hours of sunlight.
And here is the tub full of seeds and one of the great books!
I promise to stay away from the next few contests, giving all of you a chance to win.
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