Free Book Giveaway – Rocks, Dirt, Worms and Weeds

Rocks Dirt Worms Weeds at Happy Simple Living blog

If you love to garden and are looking for ways to share the joy with the kids in your life, you will love this book! Rocks, Dirt, Worms & Weeds by Jeff Hutton is packed with fun vegetable and flower gardening ideas for kids and adults.

Hutton is a writer and master gardener, and he clearly knows his stuff. The book has easy-to-follow directions and photos for kid-friendly projects like starting garden seeds indoors, transplanting seedlings, creating a strawberry pot, planting a sunflower maze, composting, attracting beneficial bugs, and keeping the garden free of weeds.

He also shares directions for fun crafts like pressing flowers, keeping a garden journal, creating a butterfly garden, painting ladybug rocks and making stepping stones.

Rocks, Dirt, Worms and Weeds is 136 pages and retails for $14.95. Skyhorse Publishing has generously provided a complimentary copy for one lucky HappySimpleLiving.com reader. To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment below and answer the question “What are you looking forward to growing in your garden this summer?” The giveaway will close this Wednesday evening February 27 at midnight MST, and is open to US residents.

It’s snowing here in Colorado today – a perfect day to daydream about digging in the dirt. Good luck, and I look forward to hearing your gardening plans.

Hugs,

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About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of 15 books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

30 thoughts on “Free Book Giveaway – Rocks, Dirt, Worms and Weeds”

  1. We are looking forward to growing pumpkins, lovely flowers, making a sunflower house, and a grass maze by mowing/not mowing certain areas of our lawn. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  2. I am looking forward to growing spaghetti squash. I love the taste, but to buy one in the store breaks the budget. I last bought one and the cashier weighed it (not very big mind you) and asked if I still wanted it because it was just over $9!! I almost said no, but I really wanted it.

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  3. We’re looking forward to anything that we get to eat–we have 4 legged garden trimmers in large numbers (oh, deer). Beets, leeks, and so forth with no small amount of luck!

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  4. We are looking forward to growing tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, green peppers and green beans! In fact, I need to get our indoor seeds started soon, thanks for the reminder. 🙂

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  5. We love kale! We’re also planting plenty of strawberries, snap peas, carrots and tomatoes. This is the first year that my daughter is old enough to look forward to planting/growing/harvesting, so I’m excited to have her input in the process. We also live in the Denver area, and it seems impossible to think about gardening today – stay warm!

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  6. I can not wait to grow lots of great
    veggies and fruits! We are all so happy to have
    Fresh fruits and veggies to munch on for the whole
    Summer!

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  7. I can’t wait to plant flowers to attract butterflies, , sweet potatoes, tomatoes and strawberries. Today smelled and looked like spring at my house! Hooray!

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  8. Kale! I don’t know if we will like kale, but I have heard it is easy to grow and gets very big!! AND good for you. Of course, tomatoes are a must.

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  9. we just got our raised bed together yseterday! looking forward to trying carrotts, onions, and garlic for the first time this year!

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  10. We are looking forward to growing heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, green pepper, and irises. It is definitely not warm enough in Indiana to begin yet though! Warm wishes.

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  11. My favorite things to grow are tomatoes and green beans! The tomatoes are SO yummy and the green beans just fascinate me, hanging by their little tails!

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  12. We’ve never had a garden before and are excited about planting a butterfly garden and a vegetable garden! We are also getting chicks this spring! Would love this book- we will be busy busy!!

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    • You are the winner, Deborah! Random.org chose comment #19, and that’s you! Congratulations, and I will e-mail you separately so we can coordinate shipping.
      xo

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  13. We will be moving to a new home this week that has no backyard put in yet, so we are looking forward to planning out a whole new yard/garden!

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  14. As much as I love flowers, I am hoping to transition many of my potted plants to edible herbs and vegetables this year. In general, I’m just looking forward to learning more about growing edible plants as my girlfriend is studying to be a counselor and wants to incorporate what I’ll call “garden therapy” or “grow therapy” into her future practice with children. Great site you have here, btw!

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  15. I am just planning my first garden in over 15 years I can’t wait to grow all the ingredients for salsa!! I started my compost in the early fall.

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  16. I’ve already promised my 6-year-old that we will plant radishes this year–she loves them. We’re also planting tomatoes, bell peppers, lettuce, potatoes, and strawberries.

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