I’m not sure why I put myself in the position of having to choose a winner of the latest cookbook based on merit instead of a random drawing. As reader Vickie commented, it seems just about everybody who entered had a compelling reason for wanting a copy of “The Vegetable Gardener’s Container Bible” by Edward C. Smith.
But I went ahead and chose Mike and Carol Sowder, who wrote that they volunteer for an organization in Floyd County called Plenty! and would donate the book to the non-profit’s library if they won it. I like the idea of a number of people or families sharing and getting some use out of one book. So congrats to Mike and Carol and thank you for thinking to enter this contest so you can share the book with others. E-mail me at email@example.com with your shipping address.
Those of you who asked where the book can be found if you don’t win this giveaway can rest assured that it’s easy to locate a copy. The book is on all the major online book sellers’ websites I checked (the title above is a link to just one), and I’d be very surprised if you could not find it at your favorite book store. If they don’t have it, I’m sure they’ll order it for you. Looks like you can get it for about $13, if not less.
Thank you to everyone who entered to win this contest. As you might have noticed, I’ve been giving away a lot of books lately, so stay tuned! It won’t be long before I’m giving away another great food book.
So far, I’ve tidied up my herb bed, planted a new thyme (the old one didn’t last the winter for some reason) and put in mixed lettuce and spinach. Looks like it’s going to be a decent week to put in plants, with temps in the 60s and 70s. Tim Belcher, who sells seedlings on the Roanoke City Market, told me the other day he planned to go ahead and put in his tomatoes.
What gardening have you been doing?