Our Master Gardeners Heirloom Plant and Herb Sale was held May 23 and I was in charge of door prizes and gift bags, which means that I got to call up companies during one of the worst recessions in a long time and ask them for donations. Many have said "No, not this year." And I understand that. But a lot of them have helped out and I thought it'd be worth mentioning them here because I, for one, like to support those companies that support gardeners, not just sell to them.
Earthbox (donated TWO Earthboxes!)
Great Big Plants (door prize donation and a coupon code-- I'll share it below)
Osmocote (Oodles of samples)
Bluestone Perennials (two gift certificates!)
Potlifter (this thing is so cool)
Organic Gardening Magazine (magazines, subscriptions, books, what a great donor!)
Baker Seeds (samples)
Deer Off (samples)
Jung Seed (oodles of seed packets)
Drew's True Value in Port Washington, Wisconsin (Drew's—one of my favorite stores in the world—came through with bags for the gift bags at the last minute when another sponsor dropped out, and they even ordered special biodegradable bags!)
So Great Big Plants is awesome liquid organic compost. I use it for everything: I dip plants in it before transplanting, give 'em a good soak with it once they are in the ground, foliar feed with it, you name it. They offered this GREAT coupon through June 30. And best of all, they are really nice people.
So if you wanna give it a try to to their Web site and use the coupon code WISMG for 15% off your purchase AND free shipping!