Growbar is a compressed coir bar shaped like a large bar of chocolate - this one contains seeds to grow Marigold, Viola and Borage.
These petals will beautify and infuse flavour to syrups, cakes, cocktails, tarts, desserts, salads, vinaigrette, soups and breads, and may be crystallised or dried.
Growing plants from seeds is hugely rewarding and Growbar makes it so simple. All you’ll need is a small container on a sunny windowsill, some water and a little patience. Within 6-8 weeks your healthy seedlings will be ready to plant in pots or in the garden.
Pot marigold: flowers will impart a golden colour and a peppery, citrusy taste to your cooking. (Annual)
Viola crown blend: petals have a slightly sweet lettuce and grassy flavour. (Perennial (short lived))
Borage: makes the classic Pimms Cup garnish, beautiful floating in the glass or frozen into ice cubes. (Annual)
Start growing February — June
Each Growbar is carefully made and beautifully packaged by a small team in South London.
- 100% eco-friendly. Coir is made with coconut fibres and is a sustainable alternative to peat. The recyclable film wrap is made from sugar cane.
- 20 x 10 x 1.5cm
How Do You Use A Growbar?:
Start by unwrapping your Growbar and place it with the brown protective paper facing upwards, into a container with plenty of space to allow it to expand; a takeaway food tray is ideal. Gently pour half a litre of water into the tray and position indoors on a warm, bright sunny windowsill. Water regularly and ensure the Growbar is perfectly moist, it should remain the colour of a rich dark ginger cake.
After a few weeks you should have a bar neatly dotted with little seedlings. These will be happy growing together in the bar for a further month in their sunny location.
When the seedlings have produced 4-8 leaves you may then gently separate them, being careful to not damage the delicate roots, and plant them in individual pots or a sunny weed-free spot in the garden. Plants grown in the ground with plenty of space and sunlight will produce more abundant fragrant foliage but it is possible to grow the seedlings in large containers on the balcony or patio.