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Italian Herb Kitchen

Created in collaboration with our friends at POD, this herb grow kit is a brilliant and easy way to start growing your own parsley, basil and oregano from seed.

Each pod contains 2 peat-free coir discs and one seedball with 5-10 organic herb seeds. To use simply remove the seedball, fill the pod with warm water up to the neck and set aside while the coir discs expand.  Then, pop the seedball on top of the coir, where it will absorb water and stay nicely soaked (you’ll need to add more water if it becomes a tad dry). From here the seed balls will sprout within a few weeks and once the growth is well above the top of the pod you can transfer into a bigger pot to allow the plant to fully grow, leaving a re-usable pod for storing dried herbs. Neat!

  • Peat-free coir
  • Organic herb seeds
  • FSC-certified cardboard box
  • Re-usable recycled aluminium with cork topper
  • Ideal for a kitchen windowsill
  • Full instructions on the box

£15.00

What's Included

Each recycled aluminium pod contains a peat-free coir coin and a seed ball. Simply add water to the coin and pop the seed ball on top. Once the growth gets going the plant can be re-potted and the pod re-used or to store dried herbs. 

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Aromatic annual or biennial with bright green, elliptic leaves and small, tubular white or pink-tinged flowers.
The Latin word basileus means king: in ancient times these leaves were used to create perfumes for monarchs.

Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana)

Leaves and flowering sprigs are popular in Greek and Italian meat dishes, soups, stuffings, tomato sauces and pasta, where they are best used towards the end of the cooking process.
It was once believed that marjoram helped to nurture love.

Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)

Aromatic biennials with broad, pinnate to 3-pinnate leaves and compound umbels of small white or pale green flowers.
There was an ancient belief that plucking a sprig of parsley while saying one’s enemy’s name would bring about the death of said enemy!

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What are Seedballs? How do they work?

What is a Seedball?

A ball made from seeds, clay, peat-free compost and chili powder.

Why use Seedballs?

The ball prevents the seeds from being a tasty lunch for birds and insects, thereby increasing the chances of your flowers growing. Plus they’re super easy to use, no digging and no expert knowledge needed!

What's in the tin?

There are 20 balls in each tin, and around 30 seeds per ball.

How do I use Seedballs?

Throw onto soil or compost in a garden bed or planter in Spring or Autumn, leaving at least 10cm between each ball. Your Seedball has everything it needs to grow and, once the ball becomes moist and the temperature is right, your seeds will germinate!

What area will my Seedballs cover?

We would usually advise 20 seed balls per square metre, or 3-5 seed balls for a 35cm container.

Conservation

All seed is responsibly sourced in the UK from Flora Locale accredited suppliers, we only ever use peat-free compost and our steel tins are manufactured in London (with the help of a solar farm on the factory roof).

See our FAQ page for our full guide to growing wildflowers from Seedball.

Delivery Information

  • Free delivery is available on all orders above £25, usually 3 – 5 working days.
  • Royal Mail 2nd Class is 3 – 5 working days
  • Royal Mail 1st Class is 2 – 3 working days
  • Tracked Delivery (via DPD) – order by 11:00am for next day delivery, orders received later in the day will be delivered within 2 working days.
  • Unfortunately we’re unable to deliver outside of the UK at the moment
  • We’ll always notify you by email when your order has been dispatched
  • For any urgent requests please email seedball@mayaproject.org
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