Why should you plant from seed?
Then I discovered how cheap and easy growing from seed was. Some, I started indoors while others I sowed directly outside. Crops likes beans, peas and zucchini grow so well when sowed from seed right in the garden, why spend ten times the price for plants? No need to even bother growing these crops inside. Other plants like tomatoes and rosemary were nice to start ahead of time as our growing season is rather short.
The rundown on Botanical Interests...
- Over 600 high-quality varieties
- Many heirloom seed varieties
- A large selection of USDA Certified Organic seed varieties
- Guaranteed - the germination rate of every variety is tested before we package it
- All our seed is untreated
- No GMOs - we enthusiastically signed the SAFE SEED PLEDGE: We do not knowingly buy, sell or trade genetically engineered seeds or plants
How is Botanical Interests unique from other seed suppliers?
What's even better? They don't just sell seed, they enhance your healthy lifestyle because they are first and foremost teachers. I appreciate how the seed packets not only provide all the great growing info required, but they deliver some intriguing lesser known facts as well.
For example, did you know that parsley is loaded in vitamins A, B, and C and freshens your breath at the same time? How about fennel? It's fantastic with fish, chicken and tomatoes but can also be harvested as a spice. This is the type of info you can depend on Botanical Interests to yield.
Even the inside of the packets is chock-full of useful info. So you'll get a pleasant surprise when you rip open the packets only to hone your kitchen herb skills even more. I'm always eager to learn of new and innovative ways to use and save herbs so I can fuel my food with flavor and nutrition, not calories!
And I'm blown away that the germination rate is tested before they package it. That's huge! This means I can expect more of my seed to sprout successfully and less seed to be wasted. Don't you get all disappointed when your seed doesn't germinate and take root?
Let's talk about recycled paper pots from Botanical Interests
Paper pots were a completely new concept to me. In the past, I've planted in everything and anything from empty yogurt containers to those take-out dome chicken capsules turned "greenhouses" from the grocery store. But what makes these paper pots off the charts awesome is that they can be planted directly into the ground as they are biodegradable unlike the plastic versions I've used. The bottom of the cardboard container actually tears off.
Why is this so incredible? Because when I go to transplant the boxes in my garden...no root disturbance will occur. This means that seeds like zucchini and beans that hate to have their roots disturbed can be sown and grown in these nifty boxes and then transplanted without suffering the complete injustice of having those roots moved unnecessarily. Holy cow amazing.
Paper pots also have a spot to label the variety and the date that you planted, something I always seem to neglect to do! Plus, writing on black plastic even with a Sharpie marker is an impossible feat. This way you're also not wasting plant markers.
My 5-year-old daughter and I had a riot planting in these paper pots!
And I must say....they are beautifully packaged! More like receiving flowers or a gift. The seed collections were in individual boxes garnished with a green ribbon. Almost too pretty to open!
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