Completing my Bucket List

Ostrich Egg – Grow Your Own

In today’s Christmas gift recommendation I bring to you the grow your own in an ostrich egg (or you could pretend its a dinosaur egg from Primrose.

Grow your own chive, basil or parsley in this brilliantly quirky Ostrich Egg Planter.Simply crack the top of the egg to make a small opening, add water onto the soil and seeds and then wait for the herbs to grow. Fun for little gardeners and old pros alike!

Step 1Tap the top of the egg with the back of a spoon to crack it open. Be sure to only make as big an opening as needed to add water to the soil and seeds (soil and seeds already mixed inside the egg).

Step 2

Use a tray or pot (or exceptionally large eggcup, should you have one handy) to hold the egg. Add water until the liquid trickles out of the bottom of the egg and onto the tray. Water once a day to keep the soil moisturised (excessive water will weaken the plant).

Step 3Do not leave the egg in direct sunlight. The product is best placed in bright spots with indirect sunlight. This stops the soil drying out and protects delicate seedlings from withering.

Step 4

Once your plants are filling the egg, you can move it to a bigger pot with good soil. Simply crack open the egg and plant directly into the soil of your plant’s new home. Fertilize every 3 weeks to keep your plants happy and thriving.

For Best Results with Basil

  • Sow the seeds thinly in the pots provided between March to July
  • Place on a warm sunny windowsill, in a propagator or heated greenhouse
  • Keep the top of the compost moist by standing the pot in a saucer of water for about an hour as required
  • Pinch out the top of each seedling when it has formed about 3 pairs of leaves
  • Keep in a warm sunny position and water only so the compost is moist
  • Pick the leaves as needed usually after about 3 weeks

For Best Results with Chives

  • Sow the seeds thinly in the pots provided between March to June
  • Place on a warm sunny windowsill, in a propagator or heated greenhouse
  • Keep the top of the compost moist by standing the pot in a saucer of water for about an hour as required
  • Keep in a sunny position and water only so the compost is moist
  • Snip the leaves near their base as needed and this will encourage more young growth
  • Pot into a larger pot or plant in the garden when the plant fills the pot

For Best Results with Parsley

  • Sow the seeds thinly in the pots provided between February to June
  • Place on a warm sunny windowsill, in a propagator or heated greenhouse
  • Keep the top of the compost moist by standing the pot in a saucer of water for about an hour as required
  • Once the seedlings start to appear place in a sunny position and water only so the compost is moist
  • Can be moved outside when the risk of frost has passed
  • Pick leaves as required and remove any flowering stems as they appear

This would make a great stocking filler for the gardener in your life.  To order yours, head over to primrose.co.uk

 

 

**I was provided this in exchange for this post, but as always all opinions are my own**

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