Sunday, April 27, 2008

Gardening with Matches


A few weeks ago I ran across a neat little invention called "matchstick garden". It is a little book of paper "matches" that contain seeds on the ends. When planted, they grow into herbs or wildflowers (as specified on the packaging).

This is info from their website:

There are two styles of Matchstick Garden available, either four herbs or wildflower seeds already mixed on the end of each matchstick. The Mixed Herb Matchstick Garden contents Basil, Chives, Parsley, and Thyme. The Wildflower Matchstick Garden contains Cornflower, Shasta Daisy, Corn Marigold, and Field Poppy. Each matchbook is 3" W x 2" H with 10 matchsticks. Easy to follow instructions are printed inside. The Matchstick Garden a great party favor, stocking stuffer and surprising gift!

My preschool-aged son loves gardening, and I thought something like this would be a fun and manageable way for parents without gardening skills (myself included) to start growing with their children.

This is easily more useful than growing "magic rocks". Hydrated Silica, anyone? Most likely NOT organic.


DaRcI said...

Very cool I totally want to try these, I am taking a herbal course right now. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Nic said...

These are a great idea! Thanks.

Mighty Mama Molly said...

I LOVE that you are instilling "green" values in your household! I am trying to myself! So far I have switched to reusable grocery bags, the good light bulbs and quit shopping at Wal-Mart. yay for Eco-friends!!

Toystory said...

The Plantarium Single Vial Garden Lab - esp. basil and marigold, and then I'd like the herb garden matchstick ones.... what a neat idea.