Gardening – Seed Freebies

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 13, 2010

These great seeds from Dinner Garden arrived in my mailbox this past week!

Also, here’s another freebie for you…

Sign up to the Tomatoheirloom’s newsletter get your free basil seeds. Variety package includes 3 garden size packets: 1 each of Classic Genovese, Dark Purple Opal, and Lemon Basil. ($7.50 value)  You do have to send in a SASE (self addressed stamped envelope) to get these 3 varieties of seeds.

And if you haven’t requested your free seeds from Dinner Garden, you won’t be disappointed!!!

If you have a distribution center nearby for your Dinner Garden seeds, please stop by to pick up your free seeds. And if you can, please make a donation so they can keep sending seeds to those who need them free!

Thanks to Free Stuff 4 Free for the heads up!

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Christine March 13, 2010 at 9:48 am

Thank you…love getting free seeds to plant my first garden this year. I also signed up to receive the Gardens Alive free catalog and they sent a coupon to get $25 worth of products/seeds free.


Teri March 13, 2010 at 10:14 am

Thank you! I requested the free seeds and donated $1 :)


Jen A. March 13, 2010 at 11:15 am

Gets me even more in the mood for Spring to hurry up. Even though everytime I try growing basil or dill it gets eaten by caterpillars.


SavvySuzie March 13, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Thank you so much for this post! I’ve been tossing around starting a garden (in spite of my black thumb) and had finally decided to take the plunge this year – your post couldn’t have been more timely!!


Chelle March 13, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Thanks! I shared this on my blog. What a great organization they have going to help people out. I really think people should send them their extras as a thank you. It’s like a big trading spot for your seeds, but it’s a surprise. :)


Annise March 14, 2010 at 9:13 am

I requested seeds and made a donation! What a wonderful organization!


Holly March 14, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Thanks for telling people about our program! The Dinner Garden is a small non profit that is funded entirely by donations. Please encourage your readers to make a donation, if they can, so that we can send seeds to people in need and help end hunger. Each seed packs costs us $1.79 to ship. If there is a distribution site close to your house, please stop by there to pick up seeds!


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom March 14, 2010 at 2:24 pm


Thanks for noting the distribution site! There was not one near me, so I requested by mail. I will update the post!


Clare March 14, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Thanks so much for this post, I am in need of seeds! I kept track of your garden progress last year while I took care of my regular yard garden. Well this year we live in a bigger house with a smaller yard, so we are doing a square foot garden, I can’t wait. I will be referring to your blog a lot!


Jen March 15, 2010 at 11:58 am

I just did a post on my square foot garden. I have been reading about yours and was wondering if you had issues with bugs. If so, is there a recommended way to keep them away? I have heard about certain flowers you can plant or planting certain things by each other help. Any tips?


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom March 15, 2010 at 12:37 pm


Last year I sprayed a water-dishsoap solution on plants that had bug marks on the leaves. Seemed to work well!


Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy March 15, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Thanks for posting these freebies!


familyofthree March 15, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Thank you, thank you! I’m hoping to start my first garden this year, so I jumped at these! :)


Carole in AZ March 15, 2010 at 11:14 pm

I hope everyone donates a little bit to The Dinner Garden if they can. This is a non-profit group! And it is really easy to donate. I’m sure they have been inundated now that a “freebie” has been posted. Of note, I purchased from TomatoesHeirloom last year…12 plants. Found them due to a free basil seed offer…was supposed to get free basil seeds included with my purchased plants…nope…and I never received them later in the mail either…even though they told me they would send them…Just an FYI. Good luck to all of the new gardeners! :)


Carole in AZ March 16, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Received an email from Sean, the COO at The Dinner Garden. They had 10 – 15 requests per day before the offer hit the freebie circuit…now they have 5000 per day! Great to get the word out, but let’s pay forward a little good karma to them too! :)


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom March 16, 2010 at 3:41 pm

@Carole in AZ,

Yes! Please make a donation if you can!


Jennifer Russell March 19, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Not sure if it’s nationwide but Home Depot is having a sale this weekend Buy one get one free on all their seed packets!


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom March 19, 2010 at 2:43 pm

@Jennifer Russell,

Thanks for the info!


HGHs August 17, 2014 at 11:00 am

Wonderful post. I appreciate your attention to this subject and I learned a good deal. Well done!


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