Blooming Garden Grow Kit

While our primary focus is helping plant parents keep their plants alive, we also want to share the gift and gratification of growing fresh herbs and blooms with you. After researching the best and easiest varieties of greens that you can grow in your window garden, we chose to work with Hudson Valley Seed Co. to help us with this mission. They are a values-driven seed company that practices and celebrates responsible seed production and stewardship. Much of their seeds are produced in their certified organic farm in upstate New York.

This kit contains - 

1. Flower Mix, German Chamomile and Echinacea seed packets

2. Three Hand painted 4" terracotta pots with saucers

3. Three peat moss pots and dehydrated soil discs

About the Blooms:

Everlasting Flower Mix - While there is no hiding from the universal truth of impermanence, there are places to find respite. Everlasting flowers are one such foothold: they are something beautiful that lasts. The blooms delight us in the garden from mid-summer on, and when harvested and dried they keep their bright, cheerful tones throughout the colder months. Alas, after a year or two of exposure to ambient light, the blooms begin a slow process of fading: everlasting in name only, they, too, must eventually cede to impermanence.

German Chamomile - Our era is twitchy: our senses are hammered by ringtones, vibrations, alarms, and sirens. The resulting society-wide anxiety is the affliction of our time. Need relief? Try some little apples. This is the name given by the ancient Greeks to the spherical, golden, highly aromatic centers of chamomile blossoms. The ancients realized these morsels had healing properties and used them to treat fever, improve mood, and induce relaxation, in addition to using them in beer-making. In your own garden, you can experience these qualities simply by walking through a patch of chamomile in full bloom: its aroma is both heady and soothing, its profusion of tiny blooms a visual delight.

Echinacea - Echinos, the Greek word from which Echinacea is derived, means "hedgehog" or "sea urchin." While this accurately captures the bristly head of this coneflower, it does little to place the plant in space and time. Echinacea is actually native to eastern America, home to neither aforementioned creature. A widely known immune booster, it is most often grown as an ornamental. It also attracts and feeds important native pollinators, making Echinacea a healer both for us and for the environment.

Important note: Growing plants from seeds can seem intimidating, but it is not that difficult. If you do not succeed on your first try, please do not give up, as each bag comes with plenty of seeds to experiment with.