Like it or not, my birthday is rolling around in twelve days and I can’t think of a better time to give some stuff away. But how? What’s new? What’s fun? When my brilliant friend, Pamela Price (Red, White, & Grew), suggested that I might use Pinterest, I thought that sounded like a perfectly plausible reason to hang around the social media crack that is my latest addiction.
So here’s the deal. Ya’ll create an “I’m a Suburban Farmer in (your state, your country)” on your Pinterest page and then post your new pinboard link to my FB page, or just tweet it out and copy me so that I see it (@Suburban_Farmer). Then start pinning your best small-space gardening pictures and ideas! If you want to message me on Pinterest I’m Chris McLaughlin there.
I’m talking about anything and everything that you grow in your little corner of the world: flowers, succulents, veggies, herbs, shrubs, trees, grasses, water gardens, whatever you’ve got — I wanna see it. Hint: I’m especially enthusiastic about creative vertical gardening ideas. The pics don’t have to be of your own gardens, but hopefully, you’ll find some that are surprising, fun, and fabulous anyway. So, if you don’t have pics of your own — go find them! They’re all over the place.
Here’s an example: “I’m a Suburban Farmer in…” demo board
The winner will receive “Get Growing Instant Garden Basket” that holds three of my gardening books The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Composting, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Heirloom Vegetables, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Small-Space Gardening…
…an awesome little pop-up raised garden bed, The Little Acre, for that new garden you wanted instantly…
PLUS, Authentic Haven Brand Natural Soil Conditioning Tea Bag gift set so you can feed your plants naturally and organically…
and some delicious heirloom vegetable seeds from the wonderful people at BBB Seed Heirloom Vegetables and Wildflower Seeds.
This basket holds just about everything you need to get growing this season!
On my 29th (*snicker*) birthday, March 3rd 2012, I’ll have someone who doesn’t know ya’ll choose the winner with the most badass pinboard.
Thank you, my friends, for playing along!
***The Winner of the Get Growing Instant Garden Basket is Evelyn Vincent — I’m a Suburban Farmer in Murphy, NC!*** Email me, Evelyn! We’ll get your basket mailed out right away!