Something that takes a lot of my time up at the moment but excites me to share, is updating Little Eco with brand new arrivals! The newest product that I am thrilled about adding to the store soon are The Little Veggie Patch Company Heirloom Seeds!
Isn't the seed packet amazing! I love the vintage design... and of course the fact that they are Heirloom variety seeds! The pair behind the Little Veggie Patch company which is based in Melbourne, are Fabian and Mat. They have released a lovely book Growing Food in Small Spaces and sell boxes in their shop for small spaces.
I decided to stock the seeds as I am so passionate about motivating and encouraging kids outdoors and starting a little veggie patch with your kids is such a simple and fun thing to do. However I think these will be just as popular with the adults too, especially those that appreciate Heirloom varieties. Heirloom plants are usually old fashioned varieties of vegetables where seeds are harvested from plants and replanted year in and out. They are generally quite hardy and tastier than most seeds commercially available. Just remember to save the seeds for replanting the following season.
We haven't planted any vegetables at all this Spring. I am going to get on top of a few things around here and then we will get back into it next year. To be honest if I did get the veggie beds up and going they just wouldn't get the attention they need. We have started preparing new beds and planted our newest fruit trees and the weeds are almost a full time occupation with all the rain and sun we have had here!
Well I assume that many of my readers are popping over here not to hear about gardening and heirloom seeds, but to see who won the Huglee's toy, so the winner is:
The winning number two comment was by Kari! Congratulations to Kari...she has chosen Woofie as her favourite! Thanks to all readers who left a comment on my blog to win a Huglee's toy. I am going to run a special on all toys in Little Eco next month, so I will let you know here when that happens.
P.S Ben's first tooth emerged last week...and no tears yet!
P.P.S There were some great suggestions made in my last post about using egg shells in the garden. Do pop in and have a read of them if you are interested in using egg shells as a natural fertiliser. Thanks to all who left a comment!