The compost is growing! – JD, 5
We love our house. Really love it, especially since we started on the finishing touches such as switching up the lampshades and applying wall stickers for the kids. It really feels like home.
However, the garden is pretty small, so there’s not really any room for a green house or vegetable patch. Nevertheless, we love growing, so we were really pleased when Seed Pantry got in touch, offering to send us a starter kit and help us get a herb garden going on our window sill.
The Herb Seeds Starter Pack (£24.99) is generously filled. It contains:
- Herb Pantry seed pack, including:
- Step by step instructions
- 500 Sweet Genovese Basil seeds
- 350 French Flat Leaf Parsley seeds
- 100 Coriander Leisure seeds
- 250 Chives seeds
- 50 wooden markers for labelling your pots
- 1 coir seed tray for adding compost & sowing seeds or storing small seedling pots
- 1 dibblet made from FSC sustainable oak for making holes to plant in or for easing seedlings out
- 1 Seed Pantry pencil for making notes
- 6 coir compost disks for starting seeds like basil
- 6 mini pot for starting seedlings like parsley
- 3 8cm coir pots for starting your chives in
- 4 9cm rice husk pots for starting some coriander in
- 2 1 litre rice husk pots for growing parsley in a pot
- 1 6-cell mini propagator for starting basil in
- Help and advice:
- 1 growing advice booklet for getting your seeds started, with room for notes
- A season of online tips and advice
- Expert advice available at the Seed Pantry forum
The only extra things you’ll need are:
- A window sill, balcony, roof terrace or veg patch
- 4 pots or 2 window boxes
- 1 or 2 bags of peat free compost (if growing in pots)
We hadn’t realised we’d need to buy anything extra to get started, but luckily the kit contains everything we needed to start the basil, so JD had a great time expanding the compost discs in warm water, sewing the seeds and putting them in the propagator to grow. We are now commencing *drum roll* SEED WATCH.
All in all it’s a lovely product, great for helping children learn about where food comes from and while it might work out cheaper to buy the products individually from a superstore, I think it’s worth paying a premium for the convenience, quality and support you get with the Seed Pantry starter kit. It would make a great Christmas gift and I can’t wait to be able to put fresh herbs into our cooking.
Disclosure: we were sent a Seed Pantry starter kit free of charge for review. No payment was received for this post. All posts are 100% honest.