So you've purchased you seeds from Mary's Heirloom Seeds. Now what?
Get Growing! Ok, so maybe not yet if it's still frosty outside. Right now, it is 30 degrees in Ben Wheeler, TX so I'll be planting my seeds a little later. Our last frost date is Mid March so I still have time to plan.
I did test the germination on my seeds to give you feedback for our February update. I soaked 10 seeds of each types of watermelon seeds mention in the challenge. Florida Giant and Carolina Cross. 9 out of 10 seeds germinated from each pack but the Carolina cross took 5+ days more to germinate than the Florida Giant. Interesting. This should be fun!
If you have not already sent me an email letting me know that you'll be joining us, please do so as soon as possible. Please email: MARY@MARYSHEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM
Are you ready for the prizes?
The first prize for the largest Pumpkin and the largest Watermelon is a $50 Gift Card to Mary's Heirloom Seeds
The second prize for the second largest Pumpkin and Watermelon is a $25 Git Card to Mary's Heirloom Seeds.
And there's more...
The Funkiest shaped Pumpkin and the Funkiest shaped Watermelon winners will each receive a $15 gift card to Mary's Heirloom Seeds
Just for participating, I will pull 4 random winners from a bowl and each of the winners will receive a $15 gift card to Mary's Heirloom Seeds
I might add a few more prizes as we go a long just to add to the fun. Stay tuned!
If you are joining our challenges and you would like to let everyone know, please comment below. And please consider sharing this info on your social media accounts using #marysheirloomseeds #growagiantwatermelon #growagiantpumpkin
I will post monthly updates and videos on the first of each month.
Thank you and happy planting!
If you have additional questions, please feel free to ask!
There has been a "growing" interest in new garden challenges at Mary's Heirloom Seeds. Growing watermelons in the garden is fun and easy.
But what about Pumpkins? We LOVE Pumpkins!
Did you know that the world record for the largest pumpkin in the US is 2,560 pounds? "Travis Gienger, of Anoka, Minnesota, set the record while winning the 49th World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, south of San Fransisco."
We offer 2 varieties of Pumpkin seeds at Mary's Heirloom Seeds that can grow pretty large. Big Max Pumpkin weighs up to 100 lbs. or more when well grown. Bright orange fruits with orange flesh good for pies. Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkin is a massive variety that produce 400 to 500 pound pumpkins consistently but the record for this variety is 2009 pounds!
Would you like to join us?
Here's how it works. This is going to be a fun contest with prizes at the end of the season.
-Seeds must be purchased from Mary's Heirloom Seeds
As promised we are sharing the the next announcement for 2023! There will be 2 "NEW ARRIVALS" announcements for 2023 because there's only so much awesomeness we can share in a single post.
First is a PSA...PLEASE have patience with us as we work around moving 2022 seed packs to a separate spot in the seed shop to prepare for our school garden donation program and make room for 2023 seeds. This is a huge endeavor and we are a small "mom and pop" shop so we don't have a huge team to help get prepared. Current ship time is posted on our website AND included with your order confirmation email.
We are busily preparing for the 2023 garden season at Mary's Heirloom Seeds. The first of several announcement is our list of Back in Stock varieties. Our seed shop is buzzzzzing with excitement as we set aside our 2022 seeds for our School Garden Donation Program to make way for 2023 seeds.
If you've been waiting for certain heirloom seed varieties to become available, this is for you! If you've been curious about all of the unique varieties of heirloom seeds, stay tuned for more updates.
To view the specific information about each heirloom seed variety listed, click the image or text below.