Earlier this year I tried out the Espresso Mushroom Company’s Kitchen Garden Mushroom Growing kits, I was so impressed with both of the mushroom kits I tried. The more I have found out about the Espresso Mushroom Company, the more I have liked them, I am always delighted to see companies using recycled materials and thinking ethically, principles I fully support.
I spotted the Espresso Mushroom Company’s Wild Flower Tea Seedbombs on the Espresso Mushroom Company’s website and thought that they would make a fun gift, ideal to give to a family, to new or experienced gardeners, or as a lovely gift for a tea connoisseur.
Each Espresso Mushroom Company Wild Flower Tea Seedbombs pack contains six, hand-made, individually wrapped seedbombs. The seedbombs are comprised of Espresso Mushroom compost, clay and hand-harvested seeds. The Espresso Mushroom Company Compost used in the seedbombs is made from recycled coffee grounds, the compost has been carefully mixed with clay, to bind and hold everything together as a ball. These seedbombs are filled with almost 400 seeds of Cornflower, Chamomile, Yarrow, Fever Few and Red Clover, all of which can be used make delicious, home-grown teas. The company also sell ‘Bumper Garden Veg Seedbombs’ and ‘Hot Leaf Salad Seedbombs’ if you’re looking for something different.
Traditionally you might think of seedbombs as a useful mechanism for sowing seeds in hard to reach places, or sown by Guerilla Gardeners needing to sow seeds quickly, out of sight, in order to create a floral surprise and remain undetected. With these seed bombs, you definitely don’t want to throw them into an inaccessible area, if you do, you’ll miss out on the delicious teas you could make from your flowers, and the pretty posies you could pick. You could sow these seedbombs direct, onto the soil in your garden or at your allotment, or into a container, but do choose somewhere accessible so you can watch and enjoy the flowers you grow.
The Espressso Mushroom Company’s Wild Flower Tea Seedbombs are best sown from spring to autumn. Sow in the spring if you can, and ensure you sow your seedbombs within a year of purchase, to ensure maximum germination.
I usually look out for larger seeds – pumpkins, runner and broad beans for example, when I am gardening with young children who are new to sowing seeds – as the larger the seed is, the easier it is to handle. The Espresso Mushroom Company Wild Flower Tea Seedbombs would be so easy for a very young child or toddler to throw into a special area of the garden. The seedbombs would also be a super present for someone new to gardening, who I am sure would be by delighted by the sight of the these pretty flowers blooming in their window box, allotment or garden. The fact you can make delicious and relaxing teas with the flowers you grow from these seedbombs, makes this both a fun, thoughtful and soothing present.
NB. If you’re pregnant or suffering from ill health, please check with your doctor before prescribing your own herbal tea.
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To visit the Espresso Mushroom Company’s website and find out more about their Wild Flower Tea Seedbombs, please click here.
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