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Free lettuce seeds from Earthbound Farm

It’s not quite planting weather yet in most of the country, but in four to six weeks, it most certainly will be. And, thanks to a Twitter message from Dina of Nutritious Feast, I learned today that Earthbound Farm Organic is giving away free seed packets to anyone who provides them a modicum of marketing information. If you’re willing to give up your address, you, too, can grow a little lettuce this spring on their dime.

It’s the 25th anniversary of this organic farm, which, to be fair, is about as industrial as organic farms get. But that doesn’t mean you can’t take the seeds and grow them in a sustainable, organic manner.

I’m hoping that by the time my seeds get here, I’ll have some dirt to put them in. But if that’s not the case, I’ve got a plan that involves a windowsill. I’ve had about enough of this not-growing business.

4 Comments on “Free lettuce seeds from Earthbound Farm”

  1. #1 http://theconservativegardener.blogspot.com/
    on Mar 7th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    What a great web-site! My wife is a vegetarian (not me, though!) and really loved the homeade veggy stock. Thanks.

  2. #2 inadvertentgardener
    on Mar 9th, 2009 at 6:39 am

    Dennis, I’m glad she liked it! The nice thing about the stock is that you can use it as a base for veggie or non-veggie dishes…whatever fits your personal fancy!

  3. #3 Gudrun
    on Mar 9th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    oh, darn it, I got there too late! All the seeds were gone :-(

    But, they did have a cute idea – Earthbound farms suggested taking one of their clamshell containers that fresh, organic greens come in, and use it to get your seeds started. My daughter and I are going to get started this weekend. Spring is here, spring is here!

  4. #4 inadvertentgardener
    on Mar 9th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Gudrun, already? Redonkerous. Although I agree — that idea to reuse their containers for seed starting is quite brilliant!

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