One of my fellow Proven Winners Garden Gurus, Niki Jabbour has written the most fab book, The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener: How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year, No Matter Where You Live. If you want to extend your season and grow more food, I can heartily recommend Niki’s book. She shares her best secrets for extending the harvest, overwintering and starting the growing season early. Although Niki gardens in Nova Scotia, CA (Zone 5 a) which is a much colder climate than ours, I still found many of her ideas to be useful in Zone 7 and 8 Oklahoma.
I’m also excited to announce that Proven Winners is hosting a grand giveaway featuring The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener, along with a box of Proven Winners plants. These are 2013 cultivars and can’t be purchased yet, so if you win, you’ll be the first one on your block to grow these!
Dates: May 4- to noon PST on May 11, 2012. Winner announced by 5 pm on May 11
Location: Proven Winners National Blog
How to enter: Enter by “liking” Proven Winners page http://www.facebook.com/ProvenWinners and/or Niki’s page http://www.facebook.com/Weekend.Gardener.with.Niki.Jabbour and then going to the post on the Proven Winners site and leaving a comment so they will know. People can enter up to two times. The winning entry will be chosen at random, but it could be you!
The winner will receive a copy of Niki’s book and a box of Proven Winners 2013 plant varieties which may include some of the following:
• Superbells® Lemon Slice Calibrachoa
• Senorita Blanca® Cleome
• Luscious® Berry Blend Lantana
• Blushing Princess™ Lobularia
• Supertunia® Watermelon Charm Petunia
• Colorblaze® Marooned Coleus
My friends at the following blogs are all joining in to get the work out about Niki’s wonderful book. I hope you’ll enter. Gosh, I would if I could.
It’s a giveaway fiesta here at Red Dirt Ramblings just in time for Cinco de Mayo. I just love giving presents. Makes me feel like a mini version of Oprah. Speaking of, in my last contest, the winner chosen by random is Jennie Brooks, one of my most loyal readers and an old friend from high school Congratulations Jennie. I’ll chat with you on Facebook and make sure you get Karen’s book.