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Posted on 16 April 2009 by

The $25 Victory Garden Challenge

Jump Start Your Garden - Urban GardeningBy Vanessa Richins

It began with a simple message on Twitter from @joegardener:

Interested in seeing me do a daily vid blog of starting organic food garden from seed? Goal 2 feed my fam of 4 on only $25 of supplies! Yes?
10:57 AM Mar 12th from TweetDeck

@joegardener happens to be the Twitter ID of Joe Lamp’l. He is the host of TV garden shows – Fresh From the Garden on DIY Network and GardenSMART on PBS, as well as the author of Over the Fence with joe gardener and The Green Gardener’s

That single post bloomed into the $25 Organic Victory Garden Challenge. He’s committed to showing people that it doesn’t have to be expensive to have an organic garden, even if you don’t have any tools or supplies.

His ideas are creative – he took an empty Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 05 February 2009 by

All American Selection Winners for 2009

Seed Magazine Review - reggieCasualBy Vanessa Richins

Every year the All American Selection committee announces the newest winners in its testing programs.

Their mission? “To promote new garden seed varieties with superior garden performance judged in impartial trials in North America.”

They test new varieties that have not been available for sale yet, then choose the most promising ones as winners.

This year, there were 4 winners announced:

– Viola F1 ‘Rain Blue and Purple’ (Viola cornuta) was named as the 2009 Cool Season Bedding Plant Award Winner. This viola was bred Read the rest of this entry »


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