Seed GiveAway #2!

It’s time for the next seed giveaway!

All of these seeds are annuals with some that are re-seeding. This is a first-come/ first-serve giveaway and I have a limited supply so please leave your request in the comments section below. These are the seeds I have available:

Red Burgundy Okra (Heirloom)  Sorry–all gone!- Direct sow in the garden after all danger of frost has past.  I make a long, shallow furrow (about 1 inch deep) down the row and place each seed about 4-5 inches apart.

Red Burgundy Okra

Red Burgundy Okra

Tomato- (cherry) ‘Mexico Midget’–This tomato is packed with flavor and will last in my zone 6b-7 garden until November.  I plant only two plants as they are prolific producers.  Tomatoes are one of the easiest to grow from seed and I start mine inside around the first to second week of March and they are ready to go outside around the middle to end of April depending on the weather.  Average height–5 feet.

from internet

from internet

Yellow Watermelon (Heirloom)  Sorry!  All Gone  I guess I have never taken any pictures of this watermelon because it’s always eaten quickly!  Yellow on the inside and very sweet.  Produces about an eight to ten pound melon.(?) Not really sure as I have never weighed one.  I direct sow these when the ground warms up.

Broom Corn (Sorghum sp.) This corn will grow about 10 ft. tall and produces an abundance of seed to save for the next year.  I have never made brooms because it takes about forty stalks to make one broom!  I use it mainly to make fall decorations.  I also direct sow these when the ground warms up.

Broom Corn

Broom Corn

Broom Corn

Broom Corn

Mirablis jalapa  (4 o’clock) –this is a reseeding annual for me.  It comes in a variety of colors.  Sometimes there are three different colors on the same plant!  You can actually sow these when you get them or wait until the ground warms up.  They are really not fussy. They are very fragrant and the flowers open up in the afternoon (hence the name).  The seeds are very large and easy to see and save for the next year.  Average height–2 ft.

Four o'clocks at top of photo

Four o’clocks at top of photo

Outhouse Hollyhocks-this is a biennial which will not bloom the first year, but the second.  It will reseed freely for me and makes hundreds of seeds for sharing and saving.  There are as many as 4 colors (light pink, dark pink, white, and combos of listed colors) and I have no idea what color you will get.  They are called this unusual name because they were planted next to the outhouse so refined young ladies would not have to ask where it was.  They will eventually reach 8-9 feet tall.

photo from seedsavers.org

Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia rotundrafolia)–Sorry! All gone.  An annual that I sow every year to attract hummingbirds and butterflies.  This flower can get about 4-5 feet tall and loves the heat and sun.  Direct sow when the ground warms up and plant in a 1 inch furrow or hole. I use these to border my vegetable garden.   When the flowers turn to seed, the seed pod will be spiky and sharp.  I cut off the entire pod and put in a brown paper sack and let dry.  When I go back (usually a couple of months later), I gently crush the pods (leave in the sack while doing this)and extract the seeds.  The only trick is beating the birds to the seed.

mexican-sunflower

Cosmos-orange- this is also a reseeding annual for me.  To get a head start, sow in potting soil under grow lights for 4-5 weeks before last frost date, or sow directly in the ground when the soil warms up.

photo from seedsavers.org

photo from seedsavers.org

Old-Fashioned Petunia–this is also a reseeding annual for me.  When started from seed, it is best to sow in potting soil 8-10 weeks before your last frost.  Once the plants  are about 8 inches tall, cut them back to about 5 inches.  This will help them have a fuller appearance.  Otherwise they will be very leggy.  These are very fragrant and in the evening are frequented by moths, bees, and other beneficial insects.  The best thing about these petunias is they are not eaten by the deer!  Average height with pruning–8-12 inches.

Old fashioned petunia

Old fashioned petunia

Celosia–I got these seeds from our office plantings.  These are great for vertical dimension in the flower bed.  The stems are red along with the flowers.  They are very heat tolerant and grow to about 1-1/2 to 2 feet.  One of my favorites!

Celosia

Celosia

celosia

celosia

Also, I still have some perennial seeds left from my first giveaway: Garden it Forward–Seed Giveaway #1  if interested.

So, to get free seeds, please leave me a comment with the seeds you would like or if you know of other gardeners that would like free seeds, please send them to my blog via this website or Facebook.

Thanks so much!

Brenda

p.s. 46 days until spring!!!

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I'm an Arkansas girl born and raised. I garden in the beautiful Northwest part of the state (zone 6b or 7) surrounded by the Ozark Mountains. My favorite part about the area is we have 4 distinct seasons and are able to enjoy a variety of activities. My main passion is gardening but I also enjoy hiking, birding, 4-wheeling and motorcycle trips. Basically anything outside. Thanks for stopping by! Brenda
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58 Responses to Seed GiveAway #2!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Man, I wish I and a place to plant lots of these. You know, I have no clue where my Holly Hock seeds ended up that we picked along that road side where we stopped to eat or get gas. I can’t even remember where it was. Just that we got them. Hum…. Now where would I have out them. :(

  2. Lisa Becker says:

    Oops I left out some instructions, like my name. Let me try this again.
    Man, I wish I and a place to plant lots of these. You know, I have no clue where my Holly Hock seeds ended up that we picked along that road side where we stopped to eat or get gas. I can’t even remember where it was. Just that we got them. Hum…. Now where would I have out them.

    • Wow I forgot about those! I wonder what I did with those? they were so pretty!

      • Lisa Becker says:

        I know. Do u even remember where we were? I just remembered the yellow ones is what I grabbed the most of.

      • we were at that store at the intersection where the road we were going to take was closed. Haha-does that help??
        The little fire pinks that were on the side of the road was just outside Angel Fire. Not sure where those are either. Who knows where they are after what we went through that trip.

      • Lisa Becker says:

        Ok Terry just reminded me. We were at that store that had all the stuffed animals on the walls and the little house that was next to it. And it was after we had talked to those two guys on the dead end road for so long. Yes, that trip is really foggy. We need a redo sometime. :)

      • Lisa Becker says:

        BTW, I still have your rocks. I will give them to u next time we meet up.

  3. I love everything, but I would love to try the broom corn and mexican midget tomatoes! They look awesome!

  4. Bobbi says:

    ooo000 I would love some yellow watermelon seed….never grown that before..really cool :D

  5. Tammy says:

    I would love to try them all. I am going to have a full garden this year. Is that too much to ask for?
    Tammy N

  6. Alison says:

    So glad I found this blog! I’m just starting out and would love to try the yellow watermelon, the pretty tomatoes, the 4 o’clocks, and the gorgeous Mexican Sunflower. Do you have any of those left?

  7. lexifiles says:

    You’re awesome!

  8. manda says:

    My husband loves okra. :) But I would like to try the Cosmos and the celosia. We just bought a house and trying our hand at gardening… so anything you have and are able to give from either giveaway would be great! (but i dont want to deprive anyone else). I live in Kentucky so I am not sure whether everything will grow as well here. Thank you so much.

    • You should not have any problem growing cosmos or celosia. I usually start these inside my little greenhouse by the end of February. Our average last frost date is mid April. You can direct sow these in the ground after your soil warms up a bit and no danger of frost. Just send a self addressed stamped envelope to: Brenda Embry PO Box 149 Hindsville, AR 72738. So excited you are giving gardening a try! Brenda

  9. Rob Wolfe says:

    I would love to try the yellow watermelon, the broom corn, the mexican sunflower, and the four o’clocks. Thanks so much for doing this!

    • Sure, Rob! Just send a standard self addressed stamped envelope to Brenda Embry PO Box 149 Hindsville, AR 72738.

      • Rob Wolfe says:

        Got the seeds today! Thanks so much. The post office destroyed the envelope so I am not sure how many of the seeds survived. I am not sure what part of “hand stamp” they didn’t understand. It appears they charged you a lot of extra postage. I am not sure why. I really can’t stand the post office. Thanks again though. I will put these seeds to good use!

      • your welcome! Hope the seeds are ok. They really are pretty tough so I bet they will be ok. Enjoy!

  10. Tracy Scott says:

    Hey Brenda!! Do you still have any hollyhock seeds left? That was my grandfather’s favorite flower.

  11. charaty says:

    I would like the Mexican sunflower, Mexican cherry tomato and the yellow one and then the outhouse hollyhocks oh and the celostia please!!

  12. Rose says:

    I would like the cherry tomatoes and some cosmos. Thank you so much for your generosity!

  13. Savita says:

    Hey Brenda
    I would like the outhouse Hollyhocks, Broom Corn and Red Burgundy Okra.
    Thanks for your generocity.
    xxx

  14. Pam says:

    I would love to have some “Mexico Midget” cherry tomato seeds as I eat tomatoes every day. I used to grow them, but have recently moved and would like to start again. You are so kind to give these away. Thank you!

    • You will love these tomatoes! They are very sweet and easy to pop in your mouth. Just send a self addressed stamped envelope to the address listed and I’ll get those out to you. Thanks for visiting my blog! Brenda

  15. amanda tomas says:

    i am having to deal with breast cancer at the age of 30 and my yard is so blane i am unable to work so it makes it hard to buy the seeds to better the yard and make me happy i am researching free seeds so maybe i could get help with the flowers and vegatables i love all flowers and love butterflies

  16. amanda tomas says:

    i wrote earlier and i was wanting to ask how do you get clippings of daffodils and roses
    and i would like a packet of everyone you got

    • Amanda, so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I truly believe that flowers can brighten a life. I don’t have any roses or daffodils to give away, just seeds. I can put 4 seed packets in one envelope with one stamp, so just send a self addressed stamped envelope to the address listed and I will get those out to you. Brenda

  17. sheila says:

    I would love to enjoy some of yoir free seeds from things I’ve never grown:
    Mexico Midget
    cosmos
    corn
    outhouse ????
    4 oclocks
    verbosia

    Now pls tell me how i go about getting them.
    thank you!!
    sheila miller in SC

  18. justin says:

    hi could i have some veg Seeds please, 80 dickens ave
    corsham wilts
    sn130aq
    p.s think i done it right
    thanks justin

  19. sheila miller says:

    I didnt get a reply, but can I send you a SASE and get the ones I listed above/???
    thanks, Sheila (I see my post above, but no comment_

    • Oops! I guess I replied to the other email. If you want several packets of seed, it’s best to send a 5×7 padded envelope with $3.00 for postage. If you just want 4 packets, 1 envelope and 1 stamp is all that’s needed. Also, if you would write a note which seeds you want and put in the envelope that would be great. I will send what I have available. Thanks for checking back–Brenda

  20. Misty says:

    I would like the Celosia again please :) :) :) :)

  21. Linda Harris says:

    I would love the hollyhock and cosmos seeds. Thank you.

  22. Angela says:

    I would love to try to grow some of your ‘Mexican Midget’ tomatoes if they are still available. My husband and I are trying to loose weight so we can start a family so a garden would be a good way to get us started on our new healthy lifestyle.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Trying my hand at growing vegetables this year! Any extra veggie seeds you could send my way would be much appreciated.

    • I do have some left. Just send a self addressed stamped envelope(s) with the seeds you want to: Brenda Embry po box 149 Hindsville, aR 72738. I can put 4 seed packets to one envelope. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  25. gentry says:

    Have any of the mexican tomato seeds left? if so drop me an email! gentry.seagraves@gmail.com

    thanks heaps!

    • I do have some left. It takes about 6-8 weeks after you plAnt the seed before you can transplant though. They usually don’t germinate by just direct sowing. If you still want them just send a SASE to po box 149 hindsville ar 72738. Thanks, Brenda

  26. cheryl rackley says:

    I would love to receive some free seeds. Please send to:
    Cheryl Rackley
    PO Box 132
    Mineral, Va 23117

    Thank You!

    • Cheryl, thanks for visiting my blog. I do require a self-addressed stamped envelope and you can send that to Brenda Embry po box 149 Hindsville, ark 72738.
      I don’t have many seeds left but will send you what I have. Thanks!

  27. lisa roller says:

    My name is Lisa and I was wondering if you had any of the tomato mexico midgets left? I would love to try these i have not gotten the chance.

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