Saturday, March 8, 2014

Heirloom Tomato Seed Giveaway in an RV

My yard
You all know I like to garden by now, right? Well, this year, I went a bit nuts on tomatoes. I did a blog post not too long ago about how many varieties of heirloom tomatoes that I had and that list has since grown. It still grows every single day. Last count, I had around 80 varieties.
Egyptian Walking Onions
 Bob and I were wondering what in the world we would do with these suplus tomato seeds that will be left after I get everything planted. There will be quite a few seeds. I can't guarantee exactly how many seeds there will be, but there will be quite a few seeds. There, in fact, will be more than enough to make one of you lucky people think that you've died and gone to Heirloom Tomato Heaven!!
Almost ready for tomatoes!
 Make sure to spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, G+. The more, the merrier! The contest starts tomorrow...but get a jump start by following Baked Lava.
The greenhouse and my wading pool pumpkin garden
There are 10 entries per person, if you complete them all. Enter through the Rafflecopter widget. Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor. PEACE!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

70 comments:

  1. i like any of them to try. my favorites are Yellow Tomatoes

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    1. Don't they just make the most awesome, low-acid pasta sauce ever??? I can't wait for August/September...c'mon, tomatoes!!

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    2. I am not sure how to start my own comment so i am piggy backing on this one :D

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  2. I'm looking forward to growing Great White tomatoes. The description of what it tastes like makes my mouth water. Looking forward to a BLT with a couple huge slices.

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    1. I'm thinking about white salsa...it would be so pretty (not to mention...tasty!!) making an all white salsa with only lime zest and cilantro adding a little dash of color. YUM!

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  3. I'm looking forward to trying the great white tomato too. I can't believe there's so many heirlooms. I'm happy to try new tomatos. Thx for the opportunity.

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    1. I wish you the best of luck, Laura!! Thanks for entering!

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  4. I am excited to be growing black or purple tomatoes for the first time.

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    1. Don't they just have the BEST flavor?? I love Black Krims. I would love to get a hold of some Black Sea Man, too...I may have to buy a starter plant for that at our local farmers market this year.

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  5. I'm looking forward to trying the great white tomato too. I can't believe there's so many heirlooms. I'm happy to try new tomatos. Thx for the opportunity.

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  6. Awesome! Love to read your adventures.

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    1. I love that you love to read about my (mis)adventures!! Thanks, Tenderly!

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  7. I couldn't pick just one I would love to try so my top 3 are German Striped, Stripes of Yore, and Yamali Blue.

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    1. I can guarantee that there will be some Stripes of Yore. I, specifically, saved out seeds to include. I'm really going to try to hold back 3 of the Yamali and the same with the German Striped. I'm also going to be adding a few Reisetomate seeds to the mix...google that one...they are probably one of the most unusual tomatoes that I've ever seen!

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  8. I live in an appartament and decided this year will be the year to grow my own tomatoes....I'm all set with my pots all I need is some good seeds, thank you for the opportunity :)

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    1. Yep!!! No reason not to grow a tomato plant or 4!! Thanks for entering, Carmen and best of luck!

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  9. I would love to try the great white. never grew a white tomato before.

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    1. Me, either...this is a completely new experience for me. The most I've ever grown was 15 plants.

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  10. I am enjoying your ideas. Do you preserve your bounty after harvest?

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    1. Oh, yes!! I can up whole tomatoes, marinara sauce, salsa, green tomato relish...and I'm always looking for more recipes, as well. If you have any, please...share the wealth! Good luck, Honey!

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  11. great giveaway! i would like to grow stripes of yore tomato. how does it taste? thanks for the estonian cabbage recipe. it looked so good. i will try to cook it.

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    1. This is my first year for the Stripes...so I'm not able to answer that. I will be this fall, though!! ;)

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  12. Ok, so It seems I don't have most of what you already have, so I'd be up to trying just about any of your many unusual varieties. How could I ever choose one or three or any number. That being said, I'm always grateful for a gift of seeds, and this give away is ever so generous. What ever I grow I will be saving seeds to share with my beginer gardening group next year. Pemberton Gardening on FB. I actually shared this to the Pemberton Gardening Page. Thanks for you generosity. The give away is amazing. hugs,

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    1. Awesome, Nicole!! I think the more, the merrier...thanks for entering and best of luck to you!

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  13. I have always grown the same tomatoes,I would love to try new kinds as I LOVE tomatoes! LOL

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    1. You and me, both!! Best of luck to you, Sandra!

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  14. I'd love to try the white tomatoes in my garden this year.

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    1. Whites are a new one for me, too. I've got 3 varieties, I believe...2 bigger and 1 cherry.

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  15. Any of them! The stranger colored, the better!

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    1. I feel the same way!! Google Reisetomates, Rachel...I'm hoping to be able to save a few of those to include...I should be able to.

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    1. That's why Bob and I thought to do this giveaway. It doesn't make a bit of sense, to us, to just sit on these tomato seeds after I'm done planting when they could be passed on to someone else to enjoy and trade for other things. I wish you the best of luck, barbara young!!

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  17. whoo hoo for tomato seeds!

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  18. Not sure which ones to pick, whatever ones grow well in South Texas!

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    1. I'm at a loss there. You have the extreme heat and we have enough rain daily, some days, to float an ark!

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  19. I can't wait to try those either...blacks are my favorites for taste, by far!

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  20. Boy, I must be slow today...took forever to find the tomato post for the seed names. :D
    You have a great list and you should love many of them. Just a comment...there is no "Pink Brandywine"...Brandywine IS a pink tomato, so someone has mislabeled their seeds. There are also Red Brandywine (which is a great prolific tomato) and Yellow Brandywine, one of my very favorites. Haven't heard good comments on the taste of Silvery Fir Tree but the foliage is supposed to be quite striking. I would love to try Cream Sausage. White tomatoes are very delicious, albeit not actually white when ripe, more of a light yellow...quite tasty. I love paste tomatoes and haven't tried this one yet.
    Barbara

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    1. Forgot to say that black tomatoes are my favorite and if you ever get the chance to grow Paul Robeson, you won't be sorry. :-)
      Barbara

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    2. Actually, I did get some Paul Robeson tomatoes in a trade, so I will be growing some!! I threw the colors up there with the Brandywines because a lot of people don't know that there are different strains of them. The true Brandywine is pink and is usually called Sudduth's. Then there are the red OTV (off the vine), these are what I've grown in the past. Platfoot strain is yellow. I think, at last count, there were 6 different strains with more being developed and stabilized. I'm a huge Brandywine fan!!

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  21. At this point in time, here are the seeds that I have one hand and the extras will be the prize.
    Cherokee Purple
    Isis Candy Shop
    Upstate Oxheart
    Mortgage Lifter: Radiator Charlie's
    Ledi (sometimes it's hard to read the writing, but I think that's what it says)
    Carbon
    Big Rainbow
    Red Stuffer
    Yellow Pear
    Black Krim
    White Queen
    German Johnson
    Chocolate Cherry
    Black Plum
    Amish Paste
    Mixed Brandywine
    Chocolate Stripes
    Marianna's Peace
    Amana Orange
    Costoluto Genovese
    Super Sonic
    Crimson Cushion Beefsteak
    Camp Joy Cherry
    Black Prince
    Violet Jasper Cherry
    Blondkopfchen Cherry
    Southern Belle
    Box Car Willie
    Currant Cherry
    Rideau Cherry
    German Striped
    Orange Flesh Purple Smudge
    Opalka
    Black Brandywine
    Banana Legs
    Siberian
    Pink Oxheart
    Cream Sausage
    Striped Cavern
    Reisetomate
    Stripes of Yore
    Yamali Blue
    Principe Borghese
    Silvery Fir Tree
    Large Barred Boar
    Old Timey Yellow
    Snow White Cherry
    Aunt Ruby's German Green
    Mr. Stripey
    Green Zebra
    Garden Peach
    Wapsininicon Peach
    Unknown White Cherry
    Unknown Red Beefsteak
    Unknown Pink Beefsteak
    Kellogg's Breakfast
    Tiny Tim
    Great White
    Pineapple
    Rose de L'Omio
    Polish Linguisa
    Hillbilly
    Yellow Stuffer
    Paul Robeson
    Super Souix
    Green Brandy
    Japanese Trifele Black
    Jaune Flamme
    Northern Lights
    Speckled Roman
    White Wonder
    Sweet Pea Currant
    San Marzano 2
    Bull's Heart
    German Orange Strawberry
    Minibel
    Cuore di Bue
    Debarao
    Yellow Marble
    Stupice
    Ceylon
    Amy's Sugar Gem
    Russian Pink Anna
    Rebecca Sebestian's Bull Bag
    Mortgage Lifter: Estler's

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    1. And, I still have more coming in...like Pink Accordian and so forth. There are A LOT of different types of tomato seeds here!!

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    2. I just started san marzanos. but would love to add Bull's Heart, Oxheart, Amish Paste, Amana Orange and Box Car Willie.

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    3. I can't wait to try those Box Car Willies myself!! ;)

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  22. The beefsteak for BLT and canning are my favorite.
    Theresa N
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Mmmm...I like to make BLOTs or BLOATs...LOL! Bacon, lettuce, onion and tomato or bacon, lettuce, onion, avocado and tomato!! ;)

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  23. We are just getting my garden spot picked out and cleared. What fun.

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    1. Awesome!! Let me know when you're ready and I can send you some various seeds!

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  24. Thanks for linking this up, Laurrie! I so wish I could grow me some tomatoes! I love them! I am not sure I have the proper conditions to do it or I'd so join in this giveaway. One of these days, though, I want to have a small garden of herbs, tomatoes and a few other things. That would be great!

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    1. The easiest way to find out, Julie, is to go and buy a small starter plant. Put it in the ground. It's only a couple of bucks and that will let you know if you can or not. I'd recommend a short season one like a Siberian or Alaskan Fancy.

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  25. I've had Black Plum and Cheroke Purple before and liked those. I bought a Kellogg's Breakfast seedling from the garden center last year, but it got blossom rot and I wound up having to pull it out so it wouldn't spread to my romas. :(

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    1. I would be absolutely POed if that happened. I would have taken it out of the ground and back to the garden center. They probably made a ton of money off those tomatoes and the lot of them probably had blossom or bloom rot. Sorry you didn't get the chance to enjoy it, Edward. I've never had one and I've never seen them around here, so I'm anxious for this dude to grow!!

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  26. I just wanted to let everyone know that on the 13th, 3 days ago...I put in 120 different seeds of over 100 varieties. There were only a few that I didn't have left over, like OSU Blue and Old Timey Yellow. There are going to be a TON of awesome seeds left for this giveaway...I'll say at least 70 varieties. Spread the word...the more the merrier!! Make sure to sign up to follow Baked Lava and the other entries, too...I am going to verify...if you're not properly entered, the prize will go on to the next person who is. Thanks to everyone who is participating in the contest...you are all awesome!

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  27. My fav. That I have tried so far, are the yellow pear, pink Brandywine.I haven't tried any of the others, but would be fun to!!

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    1. I've grown both of those in the past and they are delicious.

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  28. Not sure WHICH to try. I've never had heirloom tom's so I'd be happy to have anything.
    Oh and I have GOT to plant some Egyptian walking onions. Interesting.

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    1. If you've never had an heirloom, you're in for a treat!

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  29. Not sure WHICH to try. I've never had heirloom tom's so I'd be happy to have anything.
    Oh and I have GOT to plant some Egyptian walking onions. Interesting.

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    1. I have a bed of Egyptian walking onions growing...they wintered over and we just ate some of them last night.

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  30. I would love to try a variety of the different heirlooms as this is my first year growing heirlooms or vegetables as I am a flower kind of girl...I want to try different varieties to choose my favorite for slicing, salsas, drying, canning and making a rich marinara sauce also..Thank you for this contest...

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    1. You are most welcome and I wish you the best of luck, Rocktlady!

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  31. Just an update...I planted 120 seeds on the 13th of March and today, I have had over 30 of them sprout up!!! YEA!!

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  32. Today's count is 57 up out of the soil!

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  33. Please remember that every entry will be verified, so if you don't follow the steps and your number comes up and I can't verify your entry, the prize will go to the next person that can be verified. Thanks!

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  34. It won't let me sign-in to be a fan, although I'm already signed in so will try that later. This is an awesome giveaway! I will definitely share it on my wall.. =)

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  35. It won't let me follow for some reason so I will try that again later. Awesome giveaway! I will definitely share on my wall. =)

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