Here are some of the most frequently asked questions (and answers) I have received. Are your products environmentally friendly? What age are they best suited to? What is the best time of year for planting? How often do I have to water? All these questions and more. We also love to hear from you! If you have a question that you can’t find an answer to jump on over here and send us message!
Q. Are your products environmentally friendly?
A. Yes! We aim to keep our kits as environmentally friendly as possible. Our packaging is sourced from recycled material. We use a environmentally sustainable conscious printer who uses recycled materials. Our seed packets do have a plastic liner but this is necessary to ensure the freshness and stability of the seed. We don't want to find that when you go to plant your seeds that they wont germinate. We do suggest you keep your seed packets for any future seed saving.
Q. How can I use our affirmations
A. Add affirmations to your daily ritual, morning, bedtime, any time really. They are such a powerful and wonderful tool.
Q. What age are your products suited to?
A. Our affirmation card bundles and mindful growing kits have been designed with children 3+ to 12 in mind. In saying that both affirmations and gardening are suitable for all ages and we have found adults enjoy them as much as the kids!
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Q. How often do I water my little herb pot?
A. During the early days it is best to keep a daily watch over on how your little herb seeds are going. If you notice the pot starting to turn light brown and feel dry its definitely time for a little watering love.
Q. When can I expect to see a little herb life?
A. It’s really dependant on what seeds, where you live, what time of year. However, I have found for basil and parsley I start to see life within a few weeks. Chives are usually slower to pop their heads up.
Q. When do I plant my little pot?
A. After you have seen life your seedlings will be ready to plant in approximately 2-3 weeks, by now they should be growing nice and strong . There is no need to take the seedlings out of the pot simply pop it into your herb patch or container under the soil level and water. I find depending on how many seeds had been growing as they get a little stronger and bigger you may need to separate them in another few weeks.
Q. What do I need to know about caring for Basil?
A. Basil is an annual warm weather herb and really doesn’t like the cooler months. It prefers to be in a sunny position for up to 6 hours per day. When planting your little pot make sure it is well drained. Water when the soil is dry to touch. Harvest from the top down cutting just above another pair of leaves this will ensure your plant will continue to flourish.
Q. What do I need to know about caring for Chives?
A. Chives are a perennial herb that love to be planted in the springtime but can be planted as late as March. They love full sun but these little herbs will grow almost anywhere. When harvesting chives make sure to cut right down at the base. They grow best when they are in a well drained soil and kept hydrated.
Q. What do I need to know about caring for Parsley?
A. Parsley is a biennial herb meaning that it can last up to two years. It loves to be planted in the Autumn but can still be planted in springtime. It prefers to be in a sunny to partial sun position. When planting your little pot make sure if it is going in a well drained container that it is 20 -25cm wide. Parsley does like a drink of water often and will let you know by wilting, just make sure not to leave the roots sitting in water as this can lead to yellowing of leaves and root rot. When it’s harvest time parsley prefers to be picked like a leafy green. Trim the outer more mature leaves and stems allowing the younger growth time to mature.
Q. What is Cocopeat?
A. Cocopeat is a 100% sustainable, totally natural growing medium derived from the inner husk of the coconut. It is an ideal growing medium for our little greens as it is known for it’s fabulous ability to hold water, promote strong root growth and release unused stored minerals when needed. There is no need to add anything to the Cocopeat except a little sprinkling of water and love.