Free Vegetable Plants from Burpee Home Gardens

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Earlier I blogged about the national expansion of the Burpee Home Gardens program that is geared to first time gardeners, younger gardeners in particular, who are interested in growing some of their own food. To offer support for this new crop of gardens Burpee Home Gardens set up a  website with gardening tips, a Twitter and Facebook account. 
To promote the Burpee Home Gardens program there will be a vegetable and herb garden plant giveaway tomorrow at Chicago's Union Station. West Chicago-based Burpee Home Gardens will line Riverside Plaza with racks of vegetables and herbs, the same plants you've probably seen in garden centers around Chicago. The plants will be distributed outside the north entrance to Union Station between Madison St. and Monroe St., on the west side of the river. The plants will be given away on Friday from 7 to 9AM, or until the plants are gone.
If you've wanted to grow some of your own vegetables and herbs this year stop by and get some free plants for your own urban farm in Chicago.


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  • OK, that settles it. I'm moving to Chicago. You guys have the best deals... free tulips and now this. I even got a free thyme at Chi Bot 2 years ago when I first met Linda (she's my gateway Chicagoan, lol). It's blooming. I'm sun-burned.

  • In reply to gardenfaerie:

    LMAO at Linda being your gateway Chicagoan. Chicago does do gardening right. I can't argue there.

  • In reply to gardenfaerie:

    It would be awesome if you moved here Monica! I killed my thyme, but have since started more. I'm glad yours survived.

    MBT, the veggie giveaway is so cool! I have plenty of plants and seeds here, but if were close, I'd definitely check out the herbs. I'm curious if you made it there to get some plants.

  • In reply to ssgardengirl:

    Hey, I didn't make it to the plant giveaway...been running around like a chicken with my head cutoff to finish a couple of projects. But I really wanted to go.

  • In reply to ssgardengirl:

    LOL, Linda--you just want a division of my thyme, huh?! But, be careful what you wish for, it just could happen. Economy is crap here and I'm going to need a "real" job again soon. Sam has been campaigning for me to move to Denver for past 2 years. I love the dry heat but their gardening season is even shorter than ours, so...

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