Monday, July 25, 2011

The Garlic Giveaway is Underway!

Freshly harvested Chet's Italian Garlic grown right here in Illinois and one lucky winner will win 1/2 lb. of this deliciousness just for leaving a comment here and/or at the RunningGarlic blog.   There will be 2 winners - one winner from each blog.   You can post a comment at both to double your chances of winning.   Make sure to leave your contact information (email address or website) so I can find you if you win.   The winner will be announced on August 26, 2011 and will have 48 hrs. to send their contact information, otherwise, another winner will have to be selected.

There have been happenings in the garden - the Cherokee Trail of Tears beans are doing quite well.   These are a pole bean as well as a dry bean.   I will leave them on the vine until they dry and at that time I will harvest and easily open the outer shell revealing the dark black beans inside to save for winter eating.   I also have Tiger's Eye and Jacob's Cattle growing - these are dried beans but grow in a bush manner or plant much like your typical green bean plant.
The Pumpkin Pie pumpkins are making their grand appearance and I am excited.   This is the first year and I can see they are quite a bit smaller than the typical pumpkin so this should be fun to harvest and make pumpkin pies with ..... stay tuned for that first time experience!

Another first - the Cushaw Squash, a winter squash which grows from 12-18 inches long, averages 10 to 20 pounds and is roughly 10 inches in diameter at the bowl.   These are also used to make pumpkin pies so it is looking like there will be a whole lotta pies in my kitchen this fall.

Don't forget to leave your comment for your chance at winning the Gourmet Garlic!   Best of luck to you!


  1. your veggies look beautiful & healthy. I would love to try cooking with fresh garlic (I am a neighbor in WI - lol) ~Faythe @ GMT
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    (found through WW on Running Garlic)

  2. Oh my gosh your veggies are beautiful. Fresh garlic is heavenly!

    Found you blog via twitter! @WomanMomFriend
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  3. I would love to win some garlic! I LOVE garlic and your garlic blog!

  4. What an awesome giveaway! I love garlic, I use it a lot. I'd love to grow my own.