Seed-or-Treat Contest!

IMG_2436 (600x800) Blue Kuri Squash with a face. Artist: Stu Dorris.

In celebration of the season, we are having a seedy Halloween contest! There are 3 ways to enter. Post a photo to our Facebook page of:

  • You, in your best plant or seed themed costume

  • Your spookiest shot of Halloween in the garden

  • Or, your finest carved vegetable masterpiece

One winner from each category will receive a Day of the Dead harvest prize: Long Island Cheese Pumpkin seeds, Waltham Butternut Squash seeds, an extra special new art pack - Marigold Medley, and your photo featured on our blog!

Submit your photo by October 31st. Children and pets are encouraged to enter too!

Dia de los Muertos – Day of the Dead – is an ancient Aztec tradition of honoring the dead. Marigolds have always been an important part of the celebration and, at this time of year, adorn gravestones throughout parts of South America.

Rutabaga the dog, brainstorming how to incorporate Marigolds into her costume Rutabaga the dog, brainstorming how to incorporate Marigolds into her costume

We grew many Marigold varieties this year and fell in love with this flower for so many reasons:  its bright blossoms, longevity as a cut flower, strong fragrance, natural pest repellent qualities, and long bloom season, to name a few. We’ve also added a mix of Marigolds to our new Art Pack collection, so look for it when our new catalog comes online next month!

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