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GIVEAWAY: APARTMENT GARDENING

**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING ENTRIES**

First of all, thank you, everyone, who entered our third giveaway and also a big thank you to Sasquatch Books for offering up a copy of Apartment Gardening! With the help of random.org, we have a winner! The lucky gal is… drumroll please… DANA! Congratulations! Dana happened to have a little confession to make…

After nearly two years of apartment living, we know how frustrating it is to feel like you don’t have your own outdoor space — much less a space to actually do something with like grow a garden. Well, a new book that was sent across our radar, Apartment Gardening by Amy Pennington, of Go Go Green Garden, completely shatters every preconceived notion of needing a plot of land in order to have a “real” garden. And today, we’re here to give one of our lucky readers a copy!

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Now, let’s make this clear… this book isn’t just for the urban living wannabe gardener. It’s perfect for people like us who… cough, cough… haven’t grown a single thing in their entire life… with the exception of the lima bean project in 4th grade. Amy’s fun, charismatic approach to gardening makes us want to jump right in and get our hands covered with soil — actually, potting mix (we learned the difference in this book!) — and grow our own salad greens, strawberries, and lavender.

Apartment Gardening isn’t all about dirt, plants and how to grow them. Amy covers a ton of other DIY gardening projects. For instance… Ashley’s obsessed with the idea of repurposing a file cabinet for a planter on wheels. Apparently, it can be done:

The book not only covers an armful of useful DIY gardening projects, but also recipes using your own home grown ingredients. Some of our favorites include Zucchini Fritters, Thyme-Roasted Chicken Legs with Charred Onions, and Blackberry Buttermilk Ice Cream. In the book, you will also find recipes for everyday items like facial toner and lip balm.

This book has been so inspiring to us, that is doesn’t feel like we’re giving away just a book, but an experience. You will learn how to start a garden that “isn’t too high-maintenance and can fend for itself when need be, all the while offering up fresh ingredients for your kitchen.”

Time to get to the giveaway, right?! The nice people over at Sasquatch Books is giving away a copy to one of our lucky readers! Here’s the details…

PRIZE: Your very own copy of Apartment Gardening by Amy Pennington
2 WAYS TO ENTER: 1) Leave a comment on this post with the words “GO GO GREEN!”. 2) Leave a second comment telling us what you would grow (or are currently growing) in your garden. 
NUMBER OF WINNERS: One
PRIZE SHIPS: Anywhere in the US of A 
GIVEAWAY WILL WRAP UP: Friday, April 15th @ Midnight EST. As always, to keep things fair and square, up to two entries per email address. The winner will be selected using Random.org and will be announced right here on Saturday, April 17th. Good luck, everyone!

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186 Comments

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    Emily
    April 13, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    I would plant herbs first, especially basil for pesto!

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    Sarah
    April 13, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    GO GO GREEN!

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    Sarah
    April 13, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    I would really love to figure out any flowering plant that will do well indoors – I’ve killed 4 orchids since moving into my current place! I don’t know what is going on there that is so different from my last place.

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    Stefani
    April 13, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    GO GO GREEN!

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    Stefani
    April 13, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    We’ve tried growing peppers, tomatoes, and herbs.

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    Alex
    April 13, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    GO GO GREEN!

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    Alex
    April 13, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I’d like to figure out what will work in the low light of my apartment!

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    Barbs
    April 13, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    GO GO GREEN!

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    Barbs
    April 13, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Currently in the garden: Peppermint, spearmint, Chocolate Mint, Lemon Balm, Rose Heirloom Tomato, Cherry Tomato, Sugar Snap peas, garlic, carrots, radishes, green onions, parsley, chives, sage, rosemary, thyme, Strawberries, a small lilac bush, and other random flowers… and my brand new dwarf lime tree 🙂 All on a balcony about 4 ft wide and 30ft long.

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    full-life
    April 13, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    GO GO Green!

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    full-life
    April 13, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    I plan to grow basil and cilantro, two of my favorite herbs!

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    Lindsay
    April 13, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    GO GO GREEN!

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    Lindsay
    April 13, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I would like to grow some herbs, bell peppers, and lettuce. Maybe some tomatoes if I’m feeling crazy!

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    Jeff
    April 13, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    GO GO GREEN!

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    Jeff
    April 13, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    We’re currently growing peas, carrots, squash, strawberries, wild flowers, and tomatoes.

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    Emily M
    April 14, 2011 at 3:24 am

    GO GO GREEN!

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    Emily M
    April 14, 2011 at 3:26 am

    I have lots of different plants growing on our small balcony… mostly drought tolerant aloes, succulents, etc. since our balcony gets blasted by the sun and I cannot be relied on to water every day.

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    Emilie
    April 14, 2011 at 7:26 am

    Go Go Green!

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    Terri
    April 14, 2011 at 10:14 am

    GO GO GREEN!

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    Terri
    April 14, 2011 at 10:17 am

    My garden would have tomatoes, assorted peppers and cilantro….everything for fresh salsa!

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    Sheila
    April 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    GO GO GREEN!

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    Sheila
    April 14, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Have a beautiful butternut squash and black krum tomato plant growing from seed on my windowsill. Can’t wait to start planting outside!

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    Carla
    April 14, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Go Go Green!!!!!

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    Carla
    April 14, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I live in a one-room cottage with a cute but small fenced courtyard. This book would be perfect for me. I’m especially keen on creating edible cat-friendly garden spaces using reclaimed materials and starting everything from seeds. They would need to be portable in case I move someday. Thanks!

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    justine @ you're so martha
    April 14, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    go go green!

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    justine @ you're so martha
    April 14, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    i am trying to grow basil and parsley inside…and will add cilantro this weekend. we’ll see! (i also just planted some succulents, hopefully i can at least keep them alive!).

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    Noelle
    April 14, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Go go green!

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    Noelle
    April 14, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    I am growing scallions & basil for my kitchen! And some tulips too! But not for eating, just for looking 🙂

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    Ashley E
    April 14, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    GO GO GREEN!

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    Ashley E
    April 14, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    At the moment, it’s just flowers… no edibles. I’d love it if this book could help me expand my “patio garden” though!

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    Carrie
    April 15, 2011 at 7:57 am

    GO GO GREEN!

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    Carrie
    April 15, 2011 at 7:58 am

    I am growing some pansies in a hanging basket off the balcony at my townhouse right now – No yard to speak of yet, but hope to have one in a couple of years!!!

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    Heather
    April 15, 2011 at 10:01 am

    GO GO GREEN

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    Heather
    April 15, 2011 at 10:09 am

    I would love to grow fresh herbs and spices. Basil, thyme, rosemary, oregano, cilantro, dill etc. I’d also love to grow all my own fruits and veggies (within reason). (:

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    maribeth scott
    April 15, 2011 at 10:45 am

    GO GO GREEN!!

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    maribeth scott
    April 15, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Pumpkins Sunflowers Garlic Red Onions Yellow Onions Green Onions 4 types of tomatoes Carrots Rosemary Basil Cilantro Green Beans
    Wax Beans Sweet Banana Pepper Red Bell Pepper
    Orange Bell Pepper Green Bell Pepper Hot Yellow Pepper Cucumber Cantaloupe Watermelon
    Sweet Corn Zucchini Squash Strawberries

    we are so totally excited about our first garden!! i showed my hubby this post last night and he, too, freaked over the filing cabinet planter 😉

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