Bee-friendly Flower Seeds Mix, Organic, Vital Seeds

Bee-friendly Flower Seeds Mix, Organic, Vital Seeds

£3.00
(£3.00 each)
Organic Vegan

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Build up the buzz where you are with a Deluxe Bee-Friendly Flower Mix. This truly puts the ‘vital’ in Vital Seeds’ good name, providing essential petal-platforms, pollen and nectar. Each pack comes with a beautiful bounty of borage, buckwheat, calendula, crimson clover, dill, coriander and phacelia. The edibles in there can garnish your salads while the others nourish local hives and nearby bees. They’ll bring a diverse mix of colour to veggie patches and flowerbeds whilst lending your local pollinators a helping hand. Wildflowers mingle with border blooms here so scatter freely for a picture-perfect result.

This mix contains:
Borage
Buckwheat
Calendula
Dill
Phacelia
Crimson clover
Coriander

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Producer

Vital Seeds is a small independent seed company based in Devon producing and selling organic and open-pollinated seeds. Unlike hybrid varieties it is possible to save seed from these varieties year after and they can adapt to your local climate and soil conditions over time. Vital Seeds are committed to educating gardeners and growers about how to save their own seed in the hope of creating a more resilient food system."

Ingredients & allergens

Seeds, as follows: Calendula, Borage, Crimson Clover and Phacelia.

While we do everything we can to ensure the information on this page is correct, ingredients, nutritional and dietary information are subject to change. So along with the information on our website, we always recommend that you read each label carefully before enjoying your items

Storage & prep

Sowing

Firstly, fill a seed tray or shallow punnet with compost until about ¾ full, then press down to create a firm soil. Poke a few holes in the bottom for drainage if there aren’t any already.

Next, sow your seeds. With smaller seeds, simply scatter them thinly across the surface. For larger ones, make sure to space them out by around an inch. Lightly press the seeds down so they make good contact with the compost.

Cover the seeds with a thin layer of compost and label your trays so you know what is growing in each one. Lolly sticks or a strip of card from your recycling work great for this.

Stand the punnet in a tray of water or in your sink until the tray feels heavier with the water weight.

Move to a warm, sunny windowsill to germinate and keep the compost moist. After around 10 days you should begin to see the first sprouts emerging.

Potting On

Once each seedling has grown two seed leaves and two ‘true’ leaves, you can ‘prick them out’ and move into their own pots.

Push a pencil into the compost and then under where the seedling’s roots are. Hold onto one of the ‘true’ leaves and gently tease the plant out as you pull the compost loose, taking care not to damage the roots.

Pop the plant into a new pot of compost and add more compost around the plant. Pat the soil down to firm it up. Don’t press too hard so as not to damage the roots.

Give the re-potted plant some water, and leave somewhere sheltered, sunny and frost-free.

Once the plant is about the height of its pot, you can plant out into your garden, allotment or containers.

Packaging

Food Contact Material: PAPER/CARD (Recyclable - Widely recyclable)
Contais BPA: No - does not contain BPA

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