Thursday, March 10, 2016

Introduction to Seedles

A while back I was browsing various wildflowers, hoping to find some seeds native to my area that would benefit the honeybees as well. Though I'm sure most of you are well aware of how important the honeybee is, I'll throw a few facts* your way:
  • 1 in 3 mouthfuls of food we eat benefit (indirectly or directly) from honeybee pollination
  • 40% of honeybee colonies in the U.S. are dying each year
  • The food (seeds, berries, etc.) consumed by other animals rely on pollination from honeybees
Everyone depends on honeybees, and I wanted to plant some pretty flowers that would help the bees out. Flowers are important to me, bees are important to the world, why not plant something that would be great for everyone?


That's when I found Seedles. Seedles are a fun way to help kids help the bees. The seeds in these little balls are native seeds, and non-gmo, and the balls are made from compost, clay, and biodegradable earth-based pigments. These little balls hold the seeds and nutrients for them, but they help protect them from being consumed. To get the Seedles growing, you just need to give them water and light!



You can use your Seedles a few different ways. You could have your children push them a little bit in to dirt in a pot to grow inside, push them half way into the dirt outside, or you could just seed bomb. (If you don't know what seed bombing is, it's when you essentially throw the seed balls in hopes of them establishing, often in places that are not very pretty like fenced off and abandoned areas or the side of the road... since these can be thrown, you don't end up trespassing, either!)



Worried about the Seedles not being native to your area? Don't! Seedles took care of that for you already! Using their region map, you can make sure you order the Seedles that are native to your area. Seedles sent me a pack of their Wildflower Seedles to review, but they have more than just wildflower options. They also offer (organic) herb Seedles, hummingbird and butterfly Seedles, and more. Check out their products page to see all they have to offer!

Because these are sent by region, I was sent the Midwest Wildflower Seedles pack. The kids were super excited to see the colourful little balls, and even more excited when I told them we could grow flowers from them.

I was surprised to see a bar of their honeycomb soap and a little hard honey candy in the package. I have no idea what the honey candy tasted like, as Bobble swiped it quickly, but he said it was good. I'll have to take his word for it!



We set up a little pot and let the kids each plant one Seedle inside, and we will plant the rest of them outside. There will be more posts about Seedles as they grow.


Of course, we don't want to make you wait until later this summer to see how awesome they are, we want you to try them now, too! Planting season is quickly approaching, after all!



Enter below for your chance to win a wildflower pack for your region! Due to the regional availability, this giveaway is for the continental United States only. If you live outside this area, you can still enter to send to a friend that is within that region, it will just be shipped directly to them! 

To make it even more fun, there will be two giveaways! The first giveaway will be for the Midwestern Wild Flower Seedles, and will only be open to the states shown in their region map as "midwestern" (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin). The second giveaway will be open to the continental US!


GIVEAWAY #1: Midwest Wildflower Seedles (winner/recipient must reside in one of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin.)

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GIVEAWAY #2: Wildflower Seedles (Winner/recipient must reside within the continental US.)


Disclaimer: Thoughts of Fluff was sent the above product to facilitate the review. This did not sway my opinion in any way, and all opinions in this review are my 100% honest opinion. All opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own.


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