This is a little off-beat for RR, but hey, it’s about tools. I love tools.
A HUGE part of what we teach families here on RR is self-reliance and self-responsibility.
I want you to take more responsibility to for HOW you live and HOW your family deals with things outside your front porch.
And it’s that time of year again.
You know what time I’m talking about… and so does your significant other, so you better keep reading. 😉
I’m NOT talking about Bowl Games, or long, luxurious spells sitting in front of the tube eating nachos and drinking a frosty cold beverage while the world rolls by outside your front windows.
It’s time to plan that GARDEN.
You know the one… Not the begonias, or the daisies… The REAL garden that is going to help your family get through the coming bouts of inflation and produce price gouging that is assuredly still to come.
And you’d better start doing it NOW, if you want to insure that you’ll actually GET any couch time watching the games.
As in; “It’s gonna be a seed-slinging ghost town after about Jan 15th for the seed suppliers.”
Conservative estimates are that more people will plant produce gardens this year (in part to offset rising produce prices) than ever before.
So, if we want parsley, or parsnips, or even potatoes, we better start planning now.
On my other blog, THE BUBBA EFFECT, I’m talking about this in greater detail. And I’m showing off new tools and techniques that will make life easier.
Doing a job is all about the tools, right?
One of our loyal RR readers has developed a gardening tool that nobody should be without. Seriously.
I have one. IN fact, I’m going to use it to death. This really IS one of those tools that everyone should have in the toolbox.
From the Soilcube website;
Using soil cubes is the most radical thing you can do to obtain immediate and long lasting success in your garden. By using soil cubes, you will be able to control the early plant development, move them to the garden when ready, and have no consequence for having done so. The seedlings will thrive and have you will have a dramatic increase in viable plants in contrast to one who is planting seed directly into the prepared garden beds or rows.
The Soil Cube Tool makes it possible for the average gardener to access the power of massive food production made possible by seed propagation in soil blocks.
Essentially, by using this tool and premixed (as in YOU premix it easily using GOOD QUALITY materials!) potting soil materials, you end the “I need more peat pots, egg cartons, toilet paper rolls and other stuff…” – cycle forever.
Your SOIL becomes the pot.
And the guy responsible for this little gem has not only provided a discount for the Holiday Season, he’s also sponsored a Christmas giveaway for RR readers, running from now until December 18th.
The winner will get one of these beauties, for his/her very own. The winner will be chosen at random, and all you have to do to enter is respond to this post with an “I want one” kinda comment.
Convince us that you’re the “prodigal child” to own this handy little hunk of garden salvation and then pray to the produce gawds that you get “the lucky kiss on the noggin…”
Here’s the skinny on the giveaway;
You get ONE comment per email address PER day to THIS POST, from now until midnight on Saturday Dec 18th.
Want some BONUS entries? You can ALSO do any of these, to stack the deck in your favor!
2. Spread the word about this contest on Twitter.
Come back to this post and leave a comment, with your Twitter ID, so I can follow you back. You can spread the word once per day on Twitter, but make sure you leave a new comment each day with your Twitter link.
3. Spread the word about this contest on Facebook.
Leave a comment on this post letting me know you spread the word to your own friends.
And that’s it! Good luck to everyone!
The winner will be chosen by drawing on December 19th and you’ll get an email that evening, telling you that you’ve won.
Your future is in the hands of a sticky fingered little terrorist of a three year old. He’s gonna reach in and grab a number and voila! After I pry the number out of his mouth (or someplace far worse)…
Somebody is gonna win a very cool prize. 😉
For those of you who don’t win… Hah! Better luck next time. 😉
They make great gifts, and trust me when I tell you that once you’ve used one, you’ll wonder why you never had one before!
So… ready, set, go!
December 19th, 2010:
We’ve been running a Christmas Soil Cube Tool giveaway.
It ended last night (December 18th) at midnight.
And the winner is:
Walter, watch your email. You should get a confirmation from the Soil Cube Guru, to arrange the delivery!