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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Burpee Seed Company giveaway

Anyone who has grown up around a garden or farm knows the name of Burpee. I grew up in rural central Illinois where gardens and farms are everywhere. My father loved burpee because he said he could trust it. I can remember as a young child helping my father plant the garden and him telling me that Burpee was like a trusted friend you could always trust on. As I grew up I can remember hearing this story several repeated times. Burpee to me means beautiful flowers and vegetables. Oh what wonderful childhood and adult memories I have with Burpee.

Burpee would love to offer 5 of Annies Home readers a special surprise. No I do not know what it is so please do not ask. After all it is a surprise LOL.

To enter you must: Join the Burpee email list.

Extra Entries:
  • tell me a gardening story (2 entries)
  • grab my button (2 entries) let me know where you placed it
  • follow my blog (3 entries)
  • follow me on twitter (2 entries)
  • tweet about the giveaway (1 entry each time) leave link in comment
  • blog about the giveaway (5 entries) leave link in comment

Contest will start now and run through June 30, 2009. Open to U.S. and Canadian residents. Email must be on blog or in comment. Each entry deserves a comment of it own

112 comments:

  1. I remember helping my grandmother in her garden. I especially remember shelling butter beans. It was summer and always hot and humid outside, but I loved being with her and listening to her and my mom and the other ladies "talk". It is a great childhood memory.
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    zippieee@msn.com

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  2. I remember helping my grandmother in her garden. I especially remember shelling butter beans. It was summer and always hot and humid outside, but I loved being with her and listening to her and my mom and the other ladies "talk". It is a great childhood memory.
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    zippieee@msn.com

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  3. I have your button
    http://zebastyandylan.blogspot.com
    (right hand side under Great Sites)

    zippieee@msn.com

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  4. I have your button
    http://zebastyandylan.blogspot.com
    (right hand side under Great Sites)

    zippieee@msn.com

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  5. I follow #1

    zippieee@msn.com

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  6. I follow #2

    zippieee@msn.com

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  7. I follow #3

    zippieee@msn.com

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  8. I follow on twitter
    zebastyandylan
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    zippieee@msn.com

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  9. I follow on twitter
    zebastyandylan
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    zippieee@msn.com

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  10. tweet
    http://twitter.com/zebastyandylan/statuses/2201211184


    zippieee@msn.com

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  11. Subscribed to the e-mail list.

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  12. I remember my mom going away one summer to take a course. My father and I were supposed to be taking care of her garden. A few days before she returned, we took a look and realized that her flowers were all fried (it had been a very hot and dry July). We watered them repeatedly but couldn't save them... I hope my gardening's improved since then...

    melacan at hotmail dto com

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  13. Story entry #2 (am I supposed to retype the story again?)

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  14. follower #1

    melacan at hotmail dto com

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  15. follower #2

    melacan at hotmail dto com

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  16. follower #3

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  17. I joined the burpee e-mail list. Even when I was a very little girl I loved to garden. The summer that I was three I harvested my carrots and washed them in the bathtub when my carrots were only about 1/2 inch long. They were just the right size for my dolly.

    rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

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  18. I have signed up for the Burpee email list.. Thanks!

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  19. I always have loved gardening, it was laways family fun for all of us, Mom, and the 6 of us kids would work out in the garden weeding, harvesting, and having a great time. The harvesting always led to canning time. We all learned a lot working in the garden over the years.
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  20. When I was young we had a neighbor who we all called Grandma, I used to go down to Grandma's each afternoon to see if she needed any help with anything and also because it was nice to go there and get to be an "only" child for a few minutes. I have 5 siblings at home.
    Grandma had a beautiful garden and I enjoyed helping her work in it. One day she introduced me to something new.. Rhubarb. I had never had it.. She taught me how to cut it off, take it in and wash it, cut it up and sprinkle it with sugar and then eat it.. hmmm it was different, I wasn't sure I liked it but I loved spending time at Grandma's..
    She also taught me about Swiss Chard and I love it.
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  21. I have your button on my blog, check it out
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  22. I have your button on my blog,
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  23. I follow on Twitter,
    JustAuntrene
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  24. I am a twitter follower
    JustAuntrene
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  25. I tweeted on Twitter
    http://twitter.com/JustAuntrene/status/2205019197

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  26. we used to have a huge garden and loved not having to really shop all summer long- our little scottie dog would go and pull the tomatoes off and make a pile- too bad he could not tell the difference between green and red tomatoes

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  27. we used to have a huge garden and loved not having to really shop all summer long- our little scottie dog would go and pull the tomatoes off and make a pile- too bad he could not tell the difference between green and red tomatoes

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  28. signed up for Burpee email list

    fhartman@frontiernet.net

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  29. entry 1 garden story

    I remember eating so many tomatoes right out of the garden. I just hung around by the garden and ate and ate. Garden tomatoes are so much better than store bought of any kind.

    fhartman@frontiernet.net

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  30. entry 2 garden memory My husband's Mother, who is in heaven now .. She planted her gladiolias at the same time as her sweet corn. Every year almost right on my birthday, the flowers would be in full bloom. She brought me nearly all of them in a huge birthday bouquet, along with plenty of sweet corn, green beans, and cucumbers from her abundant garden. Keep these memories in my heart. I want our garden just like hers.

    Blessings

    fhartman@frontiernet.net

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  31. 1 follow blog

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  32. entry 2 follow blog

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  33. 3 follow blog

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  34. 1 follow you on twitter id keepsakebaby

    fhartman@frontiernet.net

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  35. 2 follow you on twitter id keepsakebaby

    fhartman@frontiernet.net

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  36. tweeted id keepsakebaby

    http://twitter.com/keepsakebaby/status/2205518913

    fhartman@frontiernet.net

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  37. tweeted again id keepsakebaby

    http://twitter.com/keepsakebaby/status/2205583708

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  38. tweeted again id keepsakebaby

    http://twitter.com/keepsakebaby/status/2205583708

    fhartman@frontiernet.net


    I LOVE BURPEE SEEDS!!

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  39. I joined the Burpee e-mail list!

    spitfyr323 at hotmail dot com

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  40. I can remember late winter each year, helping my grandfather turn the soil for the spring. The ground was still pretty hard then, so it was tough but I did it! We'd put coffee grinds, egg shells, carrot and potato peels and other garbage in there, too, and I could never understand why. Then, when all the plants finally grew - I got it. He had the BEST garden - gorgeous eggplants, tomatoes, the tallest most golden corn, the juiciest strawberries, green beans, peppers, cucumbers. Grandpa left us 25 years ago. I still miss all of that. #1

    spitfyr323 at hotmail dot com

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  41. I can remember late winter each year, helping my grandfather turn the soil for the spring. The ground was still pretty hard then, so it was tough but I did it! We'd put coffee grinds, egg shells, carrot and potato peels and other garbage in there, too, and I could never understand why. Then, when all the plants finally grew - I got it. He had the BEST garden - gorgeous eggplants, tomatoes, the tallest most golden corn, the juiciest strawberries, green beans, peppers, cucumbers. Grandpa left us 25 years ago. I still miss all of that. #2

    spitfyr323 at hotmail dot com

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  42. I signed up for their e-mail newsletter.

    pong7@comcast.net

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  43. This spring my 3 year old helped me plant all our pots with pretty flowers we had picked out. A week later she came inside and yelled "Mommy I have some pretty flowers for you!". Yep she picked every single flower off!!! I'm happy to report that they have all grown new blooms and they have not been picked since.

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  44. This spring my 3 year old helped me plant all our pots with pretty flowers we had picked out. A week later she came inside and yelled "Mommy I have some pretty flowers for you!". Yep she picked every single flower off!!! I'm happy to report that they have all grown new blooms and they have not been picked since.

    pong7@comcast.net

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  45. I signed up for the Burpee e mail
    sylviawhit@gmail.com

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  46. I love planting tomatoes, banana peppers. My children and I always have such a great time carrying for the plants.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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  47. #2, I love planting tomatoes, banana peppers. My children and I always have such a great time carrying for the plants.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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  48. #1, I am a follower.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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  49. #2, I am a follower.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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  50. #3, I am a follower.
    tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

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  51. add myself to the mailing list!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  52. hmmm, a gardening story... well last year was the first ever that I had a garden, and hubby went to Guatemala to visit family for a month. I let the stuff go to seed lol... he was not pleased when he got home

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  53. blog follower entry 3

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  54. twitter follower @micaela6955 #2

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  55. I signed up for their e-mail list. sito50[at]live[dot]com

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  56. I have always loved fresh peas. When I was little, my dad had a fairly large garden with rows and rows of peas. When he'd head out with his bucket to harvest, I'd go along to "help." I ate every single pea out of every single pod I picked, and there is photographic evidence that gets brought out regularly. To this day, though, I grow peas with the intent of eating them fresh in the garden.

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  57. I have always loved fresh peas. When I was little, my dad had a fairly large garden with rows and rows of peas. When he'd head out with his bucket to harvest, I'd go along to "help." I ate every single pea out of every single pod I picked, and there is photographic evidence that gets brought out regularly. To this day, though, I grow peas with the intent of eating them fresh in the garden.

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  58. Tweeted, http://twitter.com/sito50/status/2214523563

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  59. my dad and I would love picking out which burpee seeds to order. I was always so excited when we opened the box and started planting in the spring

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  60. Tweeted, http://twitter.com/sito50/status/2223805343

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  61. I joined the Burpee email list.

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  62. This year, I decided to build a raised bed for strawberries. I already have a large raised bed for my veggies. I planted 24 strawberry plants. My 3 year old son was picking them while they were still green and eating them while playing in the yard. I think we finally convinced him you have to wait until they are red. ha ha.
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  63. This year, I decided to build a raised bed for strawberries. I already have a large raised bed for my veggies. I planted 24 strawberry plants. My 3 year old son was picking them while they were still green and eating them while playing in the yard. I think we finally convinced him you have to wait until they are red. ha ha.
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  64. Your button is on my blog.

    http://msgiveaway.blogspot.com/

    #1

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  65. Your button is on my blog.

    http://msgiveaway.blogspot.com/

    #2

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  66. I'm following you on twitter.

    matt101279

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  67. I'm following you on twitter.

    matt101279

    #2

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  68. I Tweeted.

    https://twitter.com/matt101279/status/2238637508

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  69. I signed up for the Burpee email list, thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway!

    Eloise
    furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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  70. Follow your blog (furygirl3132) #1

    Eloise
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  71. Following your blog (furygirl3132). #2

    Eloise
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  72. Following your blog (furygirl3132) #3

    Eloise
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  73. Following you on Twitter (furygirl3132) #1

    Eloise
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  74. Following you on Twitter (furygirl3132) #2

    Eloise
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  75. Tweeted, http://twitter.com/sito50/status/2262029035

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  76. Tweeted - https://twitter.com/sito50/status/2281824184

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  77. I joined the Burpee email list.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  78. I have happy memories when I was a child helping my grandmother in her garden. I remember hat she loved Peas. We used to eat them in the garden right out of their pods.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  79. 1. I follow - janetfaye

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  80. 2. I follow - janetfaye

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  81. 3. I follow - janetfaye

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  82. 1. I follow on Twitter - Janetfaye

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  83. 2. I follow on Twitter - Janetfaye

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  84. I've subscribed to their newsletter.

    And this is the first year I have gardened since having my kids. I bought them each their own tomato plant to nurture themselves. My sons plant is about 2 feet tall and has two really good sized tomatos on it already. My daughters, on the other hand, is about 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide and has one marble sized tomato. She's getting very frustrated but I keep trying to tell her that her plant is much bigger and will probably bring more fruit. But my sons plant is just an early bloomer. Its fun to garden with them!

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  85. Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/2382409571

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  86. Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/2390326422

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