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We here at Pretty Things & Cool Stuff believe everyone should learn how to grow an organic, sustainable garden — small or large, indoors and/or outdoors — for these reasons, and more:
1. First-hand experience with how everything is connected, and how one element can impact others, from seed to harvest and from soil, to water, air and the surrounding living ecosystem — your own microcosm of the planet.
2. Growing your own food organically is good for your health and pocketbook. It is more nutritious and also tastes better, and you can grow varieties not available in grocery stores.
3. It's good for your mind and brain. There is so much to discover about growing things if one wants to learn. It can be an endless and very fulfilling and rewarding lifelong journey!
And, growing things can be good for your mental health and help to reduce stress. The more we connect with Mother Earth the better, for all kinds of reasons!
So, we have put together what the Grow Your Own Indoor / Outdoor Bee & Bird Friendly Gardening Kit with Botanical Interests Seed to make it easy to start growing plants that are good for you, your family and for our precious ecosystems and Mother Earth.
We also are very proud to offer as part of the Kit, very high quality, organic and Non-GMO Project Verified seeds from Botanical Interests!
Here is a list of all of the goodies included in the seven-piece kit:
Seeds for Microgreens and Baby Greens
1 — 20 gram packet of Early Wonder Beet Microgreens Seeds - Heirloom
Early Wonder Beet Microgreens are a popular choice among chefs and home cooks alike. Their mild flavor is the perfect complement atop grilled meats, mixed with salad greens, or eaten like a sprout.
This packet sows up to two 10" x 20" flats.
1 — 6 gram packet of Red Russian Kale Baby Greens Seeds - Organic and Heirloom
How do you make a nutritional powerhouse even more nutritious? Grow it as a baby green! Loaded with vitamins A and C with big boosts of calcium, protein, iron, and fiber.
Kale baby greens can be grown indoors at any time of year and are a nutrient-packed way to get your "green fix" in winter. Move containers as needed for best light exposure and temperature. Harvest when 2"–4" tall and enjoy!
This packet sows up to three 10"x20" flats.
1 — 50 gram packet Pea Shoots Baby Greens Seeds - Organic
Before they are full grown plants, pea shoots are a nutritious, leafy green to add to almost any of your favorite recipes. Extremely versatile, enjoy them in salads, sandwiches, soups, and stir-fries, use them for a pizza topping, or serve as an edible garnish.
This packet sows up to 1 1/2 10"x20" flats.
1 — 6 gram packet of Market Day Lettuce Mesclun Baby Greens Seeds - Organic
Why go to the grocery store for pricey mesclun? It's so easy to grow your own indoors any time of year.
This perfect blend of five lettuce varieties has a beautiful range of leaf shapes, textures, and colors with mild flavor. Begin harvesting leaves in just 2 to 3 weeks!
Move containers as needed for best light exposure and temperature. Harvest when 2"–4" tall and enjoy!
This mix includes: 34% Buttercrunch lettuce, 25% Red Salad Bowl lettuce, 17% Parris Island lettuce, 17% Red Sails lettuce and 8% Rouge d'Hiver lettuce
1 — 8-gram package of Botanical Interests Perennial Bloom Flower Mix Seeds.
Gardeners love perennials because they provide gorgeous color, shapes and sizes for years of enjoyment. You, too, can create the lovely flowerbeds that you've seen on the glossy pages of catalogues and garden magazines.
It will be a joy to watch your garden "spring to life" each season. Botanical Interests designed this mix to take the guesswork out of planning a perennial garden.
You'll be delighted with the successive show of blooms from this packet that will last from spring into fall.
AND, a perennial garden has the added bonus of providing nectar for bees, food for birds, which we love!
The Perennial Bloom Mix includes:
Basket of Gold Alyssum
Spring Beauty Dianthus
Alaska Shasta Daisy
Rocky Mountain Penstemon
1 — High quality, three-piece, reusable plastic growing tray which includes a base tray, a seed tray that fits inside the base tray and has slits to allow water to drain into the base tray, and a sturdy lid to place on top to keep in important moisture for germinating seeds and growing sprouts.
You can add light soil or seed growing medium to the tray, then seeds, follow directions on the seed package, and water lightly daily until sprouts are established. Enjoy watching your mircogreens grow and enjoy eating them!
Or, you can add the Perennial Bloom seeds to light soil or seed growing medium in the tray, mist and water as needed, provide sunlight and grow the seeds into seedlings that can be transplanted to pots, raised bed or soil.
1 — Set of 12 1 1/2" Botanical Interests Recycled Paper Pots with Tray (You can place these in the seed tray mentioned above if you like.)
Botanical Interests Recycled Paper Pots are an eco-friendly way to grow your seedlings.
Simply "pop" open the paper pot, fill with soil, and sow your favorite seed! Note the variety and date sown in the label section right on the pot.You can put them in the include recycled paper tray and then place in the seed tray mentioned above.
When the plants are mature enough, you can plant it in the pot directly in the ground or soil in a pot, as the pot will biodegrade in the garden or a compost bin. Just water the plant, tear away the perforated bottom and transplant!
These Recycled Paper Pots are ideal to use for plant varieties that are sensitive to having their roots disturbed. And, they provide a convenient way to share your seedlings with friends and other gardeners!
Some other good reasons to use these Recycled Paper Pots: