CROPS OF THE ZODIAC
Long ago people used to watch the sky and the constellations to ascertain when they should sow their seeds.
Inside the kit you will find a seed bomb, a substrate tablet and a biodegradable germination pot.
The seed bombs are made by hand, using the Nendo Dango method, developed by Japanese Masabonu Fukuoka over 70 years ago. This natural technique consists of encapsulating the seeds with clay and organic matter. This is how we keep the seeds for a long time and achieve successful germination.
Its use is very simple, just bury the pump halfway, water daily and let nature do its magic.
CORIANDER GROWING KIT
This is a very easy plant to grow at home. It is resistant to frost, but you must grow it in the ground. It needs a lot of light. Can also be grown inside the house all throughout the year, provided it gets a lot of sunlight and an approximate temperature of 18ºC. Very moderate watering needed, not resistant to flooding. Does not require specific nutrients. Place in loose soil. Use mature compost or humus, does not like fresh fertiliser. We recommend harvesting first thing in the morning on cloudy days.
BASIL GROWING KIT
To be sown in the middle of spring, taking about 10-15 days to sprout. Can also be grown inside the house all throughout the year, provided it gets a lot of sunlight and an approximate temperature of 18ºC. Needs direct exposure to the sun, but while protected, as it can tolerate a little shade. At the start of its growing and towards the end of the summer, we should add some nitrogen-rich compost. Needs plenty of water, always keep the soil wet but without flooding it.
ROSMARY GROWING KIT
An aromatic perennial shrub used as a condiment to meat and fish. Sow in spring or indoors throughout the year. Germination is slow, so we advise that you keep the soil wet without flooding until the seedlings appear and place in a spot where the plant will get enough sunlight. Once germinated, water when the ground is dry, as the plant will not tolerate excess moisture. Once the plant reaches about 10 cm, transplant directly into the ground or to a pot, adding natural fertiliser or compost, and place in full sunlight. Harvest the young shoots twice a year.
PARSLEY GROWING KIT
Sow from the end of winter to the end of summer. Can take 3 to 6 weeks to germinate. It can also be grown inside the house all throughout the year, provided it gets a lot of sunlight and an approximate temperature of 18ºC. Needs at least 2 hours of light a day, tolerating both shade and full sunlight. It really likes the heat, although it can adapt to wet climates and resists the cold well. Place in loose soil, better in humid and nitrogenous soils. Needs plenty of water, always keep the soil wet but without flooding it.
STRAWBERRIES GROWING KIT
Sowing in late summer or early fall, although it can also be done indoors throughout the year. Always keep the soil wet, and the sprouts will appear after one month. Transplant to a 30cm-diameter flowerpot stand when the plants reach 5-7 cm. Place in a spot where the plants will get 6-8 hours of direct sun to make sure they flower. This plant resists low temperatures very well. Avoid soaking and drying out the soil. Harvest from May onwards.
MARIGOLD GROWING KIT
This plant is not fussy and is easy to grow. Sow in summer, inside or outside. You can plant it indoors throughout the year. Always keep the soil watered until germination occurs, approximately two weeks after sowing. When the plant reaches about 10 cm, transplant to a 30 cm pot or directly into the ground, in a sunny spot. Only the petals are edible. Their flavour varies from spicy to bitter, similar to saffron, and they can be used, cooked or raw, in soups, stews and rice dishes.
NASTURTIUMS GROWING KIT
Sow in autumn or spring, outside or inside, taking into account that the plant does not tolerate frost. You can plant it indoors throughout the year. Keep the soil wet without flooding until germination occurs, after two weeks. When the plant reaches about 10 cm, transplant to a 20 cm pot or directly into the ground, in a sunny spot or half in the shade, and water when the ground is dry. Both the flowers and the leaves are edible. Can be added to salads or cheese boards, bringing a spicy and fresh note.
LAMB´S LETTUCE GROWING KIT
Easy to grow both inside and outside. Sow preferably at the end of summer or autumn in 10 cm-diameter pots. You can plant it indoors throughout the year. Does not tolerate heat or drought well. Can be exposed to light or in partial shade. Needs to be constantly watered, without being flooded. Harvest is carried out 6 weeks after sowing, by cutting the biggest leaves off so that the rest of the plant can continue to produce. In the spring, the plant flowers and can no longer be consumed. After harvesting the leaves, consume within 2-3 days.
THYME GROWING KIT
Sow inside at the end of winter and keep the soil wet without flooding until germination occurs, after approximately 15-30 days. When the plant reaches 15 cm, you can transplant to a pot or directly into the ground. You can plant it indoors throughout the year. It needs a good few hours of sun to grow and does not tolerate excess watering, so water only when the earth is dry. Harvest the leaves from the end of spring until the start of autumn, leaving enough leaves so that it can resist the winter.
ROCKET GROWING KIT
This plant is easy to grow and grows quickly. Sow the seeds at any time during the year. Does not tolerate excess heat or drought. For optimal growth, the plants require 3-litre pots. Keep the soil watered during the germination period (8-10 days), then reduce the watering frequency. At the end of a few weeks, you can start to cut the outer leaves, leaving the rest of the plant intact so that it can continue producing until it flowers. The flowers are also edible. After harvesting the leaves, consume within 2-3 days.
CHILLI PEPPERS GROWING KIT
The best months for sowing are February and March. You need to choose a very sunny spot, taking into account that it doesn’t resist frost. Must be very well watered during the 15-20 days that the sprouts take to come out, and then moderately watered, avoiding both drying out and flooding or soaking the leaves. Once the plants have grown to a reasonable height, transplant directly into the ground or into a 10-litre pot, adding natural fertiliser or compost for them to develop correctly. Fruits can be harvested between the middle of summer until the end of autumn.
TOMATOES GROWING KIT
Ideal for beginner vegetable growers as it is a very easy plant to look after. Choose a very sunny place, as its optimal temperature is 15-20ºC and it doesn’t tolerate frost. Begin by watering often and the first sprouts will appear after a week. Then, water only once or twice a week, as the excess humidity may give rise to fungus. After germination, transplant directly into the ground or into a 20-litre pot, adding natural fertiliser or compost for it to develop correctly.
HOW TO USE YOUR KIT
Half bury the seed bomb in the pot with the previously hydrated substrate.
They will germinate in a few days.