Friday, June 22, 2012

Giveaway Winner!


  Giving away a gift to a commenter was so much fun for me as I kept wondering who would it be? Well, the answer was decided last night by a random number generator found here

But first let me show you how I numbered the comments (it's not fancy at all). Since the giveaway was limited to commenters with a mailing address in the United States only, some commenters were eliminated. This meant that just because you were the 15th commenter does not mean your number is 15. Here are the numbers in chronological order of qualifying commenters. 

1. Dave
2. Judie
3. LNL
4. Tamera
5. Linda (Meadowview Thymes)
6. Gardener on Sherlock Street
7. Jean
8. Carolyn
9. Darla
10. Donna @GWGT
11. Skeeter
12. Michaela
13. Terrie
14. Lola
15. W2W
16. Pearl
17. Kathleen
18. Rose
19. DarleneS
20. Janet
21. Rebecca 

I wish I could include overseas commenters but logistically it just wouldn't be fair to the small company and its marketer that kindly offered the give away to a commenter/reader of this blog. 

So, without further ado....


The number drawn was 6! That means Gardener on Sherlock Street won the giveaway. Congrats GonSS! Please send me your address so I can forward it to the company and your owls will be in the mail post haste....

in the garden....

I thought you all might like to see we are eating fresh tomatoes here in Tiger Gardens. These are not just any tomatoes though. They are the variety 'Silver Fir Tree' which is an heirloom variety. I received these seeds along with many other older open pollinated varieties in a packet last summer from Seeds of Change. Silver fir tree is a determinate type tomato plant. I surmise this is why they are so early as I think eating fresh tomatoes on June 19th is early. 

Do you know the difference between determinate and indeterminate tomatoes? And if so, traditionally what type of tomatoes do American grow....

in the garden....?

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  1. Congrats to Gardener on Sherlock Street. It is always fun to win something, and the owls are a nice gift. The tomatoes look yummy. This is the first year I did not grow them.

  2. Congrats to Gardener on Sherlock Street! Your tomatoes look delicious--it's going to be awhile before I have any ripe ones. Now you've got me racking my brain trying to remember the difference between determinate and indeterminate--I used to know this:)

  3. Congratulations to GonSS.

    Your tomatoes look great. I have a tomato plant a friend gave me that has a couple of tomatoes, not sure what kind.

    Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

  4. Yaaaaaaay! Doing the happy dance for Gardener on Sherlock Street! I love these little giveaways. I don't know why people don't do more of them. I know some bloggers don't like the idea, but for the life of me I don't understand what's so wrong with winning a gift.

  5. Got tomatoes growing here to!! Not sure the type either.

  6. Lol,, will forever remember the difference in tomatoes since ya told me a few weeks ago,, I have some maters ripening good already,, only cause I put em out wayyyy early and babied them... mine are all heirloom,, not pretty,, but are delicious!! along with the squash and zucchinni and cukes.. bell peppers will be ready in a few days also.. just waiting on the baby watermelons and cantalopes!!!

  7. wow, lucky you for having maters. We will not have em for a good while. I do know WHAT the difference is in the tomaters but never can remember which is which. I gow both and they all get as tall as me so I really do not see the difference in them. I have to use cages AND stakes on all of em.

    Congrats to the lucky owner of the owls.

  8. Congrats to Sherlock!!! Whoop whoop, those owls will have a happy home with you.....

    No maters being grown in my gardens this year. I did not want to mess with them as it gets too hot too fast here and they just shoot to the moon some times and dont produce. So not worth me stressing over them. Your maters sure do look yummy though and I imagine a lot of people will be having ripe maters early this year! Corn is ready for picking here too...

  9. Congrats to the winner & to you all for being lucky enough to be harvesting fresh tomatoes already!! I think I might get my first one in early July which will be good for here. I just received a packet of 'Silver Fir' seeds in my goodie bag from our local garden tour. I've already got three varieties started for this year so I'll hang on to them for next summer.

  10. Thank you!!!! So exciting to win the cute owls. Nice to see so many of my fellow garden blog buddies in the running for them too. I love our little garden community. Email coming with mailing info. :-)

    The tomatoes look good. I do think it's early, but how nice to have them before Independence day to enjoy on those burgers at the BBQs.

    Thanks again.

    1. Congratulation to GoSS!
      I agree the tomatoes look good.
      Sorry Tina I have some problem leaving comments today.
      The comments section did not pop out.

  11. Congrats to the winner. I know you will enjoy those cute owls. I had Chocolate Cherry toms almost a months ago. Now red & yellow. Names escape me just now.

  12. I just think they made a mistake about our zones being the same. There is no way we could have tomatoes now even an early type.

  13. "They" must have made a mistake when they put us in tne same zone. There is no way we could have beautiful big tomatoes like that in mid-June.

  14. Congrats to the lucky winner!

    Greetings from London.