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I have been having so much fun with my own sempervivums (see my little mint box and picture frame) that I am thrilled to share this news: Arrowhead Alpines is offering to send one lucky person (in the U.S. who is at least 18 years old) six of their very own named sempervivum varieties. Keep reading for how to enter…

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Wormalicious Giveaway!

by Fern on March 19, 2012

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UPDATE: Congratulations Anna, you’re the winner!

Now that I have my own worms composting away on my balcony, I think everyone (okay, “almost” everyone) should have worms composting their food scraps and junk mail too. Just call me your friendly vermivangelist. Get it? OK. Sorry for all the bad worm jokes these past few posts. But I have exciting news!

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Want to Win This Cute, Mosquito Repelling Snail?

September 2, 2010
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Send me a tweet (my twitter account is @lifeontheblcny) about mosquitoes I’ll pick one of the entries to win this cute snail carrying a mosquito-repelling citronella candle. You have until Sunday at midnight California time to enter. You must live in the continental United States to win.

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A Little of This, A Little of That 8/22

August 22, 2010
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Great Container Gardening Info & Ideas: Beautiful photos and great tips on creating a beautiful balcony container garden from Isabelle Palmer on Fennel and Fern aHa Modern Living is having a seed sale. There’s still time to sow plenty of fall and winter veggies, check it out! Andrea has a great list of and info […]

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Container Gardening Grab Bag 8/1

August 1, 2010
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Jim McCausland over at Sunset Magazine’s Fresh Dirt blog has discovered that Asiatic lillies grow great in containers without any special treatment. Mike has been brewing manure tea. I know it sounds weird, but your plants will love it, I promise. Check out these unusual–I’m not sure what to call them?–plant orbs featured on Planet […]

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Container Garden Grab Bag 7/23

July 23, 2010
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Are you a fan of gazing balls? Garden designer Jenny Peterson is. Check out how she has used gazing balls in containers. Adriana Martinez has got some great advice on growing peppers. If you’re growing your tomatoes in a small space, you’ll want to check out Mike Lieberman’s tomato training tutorial. Gayla Trail has got […]

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Container Gardening Grab Bag 7/9

July 9, 2010
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If you’re in Southern California, I hope you’ll join in a meetup group Adriana of Anarchy in the Garden and I have created. Eat Me is a group for Southern Californians who want to meet other gardeners who like growing their own food. It should be a lot of fun to meet in person and […]

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Triscuit Home Farming Giveaway

July 6, 2010
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Have you seen some unusual looking Triscuit boxes in the grocery store lately? Wanting to support the the home farming movement, Triscuit has included plantable herb seed cards in 4 million boxes of Triscuits. They have also created a website that includes information about growing vegetables at home, a crop guide, community forums, and lots […]

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Congrats Megan!

July 3, 2010
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Earlier this week I announced a new contest with a beautiful self-watering container from Clean Air Gardening. To win you had to leave a comment on Facebook or Twitter sharing how you’d use the container if you won. I assigned each entry a number and used Random.org to pick a winner. Megan of Far Out […]

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Speaking of Budgets, How About a FREE Self Watering Container?

June 29, 2010
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Since we’re talking budget-friendly containers today, check out this self-watering container. It’s like a stylish, Italian upgrade to the ubiquitous Earthbox. It isn’t normally free, I would imagine that the folks at CleanAirGardening.com couldn’t feed their families if they always gave their products away. But they have generously offered to send one LOTB reader their very […]

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