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Sow Delicious Slab of Seed Italian Herbs

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There's nothing more satisfying than eating food you grew yourself, and with Sow Delicious, you can do that anywhere. Each pack contains a slab of soil, organic fertilizer, and heirloom, non-GMO seeds. They are designed to work perfectly in pots, so no matter how little space you have, you can grow your own food, and eat a garden that's Sow Delicious!

  • Italian Herbs
  • Slab designed to enable you to snap a block off and plant it separately from the rest, in a pot, or alongside other plants in the ground
  • Handmade from a special blend of organically enriched super-soil and infused with rare heirloom seed (the purest & oldest seed on earth which is also non-GMO)
  • Secret formula keeps the seed moist 3 x longer than the soil:
    • Helps grow bigger seedlings and root systems
    • Protects it from scorching sun
    • Improves the taste of your harvest
  • All parts fully bio-degradable and made in South Africa
  • Companion plants (when two plants are grown together for the benefit of one or both of those plants): Chillies, Leafy Greens, Peppers, Tomatoes

This Slab of Seed will grow you 3 delicious heirloom Italian herb varieties:

  • Genovese Basil is associated with the area of 'Genovese' in Italy, but the species originated in areas of Asia and Africa and made its way to the Mediterranean via the ancient spice routes. The flavourful plant was introduced to the Liguria region by the Romans who enjoyed an early version of pesto as a bread spread. To this day the most prized pesto comes from this area made with this specific variety of basil. This variety of basil has a lower tendency to become bitter after cooking. The plant is also less likely to bolt, meaning it is less likely to flower quickly in hot weather. It has large soft bright green and mildly crinkled leaves
    • Tasting note: Aromatic & minty
  • Oregano can be traced back to as early as 3000 BC when it was used by the Assyrians. During Greek and Roman times, it was one of the most commonly used herbs for health and medicinal purposes. Oregano's name can be credited to the Greeks. It is a combination of the Greek words "oros" and "ganos" which together mean "joy of the mountains". It is a shrub-like herb with multiple-branched stems with narrow, arrow-shaped, soft, fuzzy textured leaves. As the plant grows, the more mature stems become woody at the base. It is a perennial plant and is often grown for 3-4 years, but in cooler climates, it is often grown as an annual. In the late summer, small white flowers bloom from the flower spikes (bracts) at the top of the stems. Typically, Oregano is harvested just before the flowers bloom, when the flavour and aroma is at their peak
    • Tasting note: Woody & camphor notes
  • Sage is a herb that is prized for its strong herbal aroma and earthy flavour and can be used fresh or dried. This evergreen shrub is part of the mint family. It has oval, dusty grey-green leaves with woody stems. Because of the fine, velveteen hair-like projections on sage leaves, they have a slightly fuzzy or fluffy appearance. It is a perennial plant that grows about 60cm tall. The flowers are borne in spikes that will attract bees & butterflies to your garden. It originated in the Mediterranean and has a long history of medicinal and culinary use. Sage is often mentioned as the herb of immortality, domestic virtue, health, and wisdom. Sage was a sacred ceremonial herb of the Romans. It has been cultivated for both culinary and medicinal purposes for many centuries in Europe
    • Tasting note: Hints of earthy pine

About Sow Delicious

In 2013, Vanessa Jacobs set out to find the simplest way to grow a garden fit for a foodie, giving people the opportunity to proudly plant a garden that is Sow Delicious! She came up with the idea for the ‘Slab of Seed’ which might look like a slab of chocolate, but is made from a special blend of organically enriched super-soil and infused with rare heirloom seed – the purest & oldest seed on earth which is also non-GMO. The slabs are handmade in a unique little chocolate factory in the heart of Eden in The Garden Route.

Specifications

  • 12-block slab
  • 1 block yields: 800g+ Herbs
  • Dimensions: 8cm L x 20cm W x 2cm H
  • Weight: 100g
  • Sprouts in: 12 - 18 days
  • Harvest in: 8 - 12 weeks
  • Pick for: 10+ weeks
  • Full sun 6 - 8 hours
  • Spacing: 20cm apart
  • Watering: Daily until sprouting, then every 3 to 4 days

Care Instructions

How to plant:

  1. Snap the slab of seed into single blocks
  2. Before planting, soak in water until the block sinks
  3. Plant 2mm below the surface of the soil. Crush the block lightly as you plant it

Warranty Info

This product has a shelf life of 12-months from date of production.

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