Sewing the seeds of love
My favourite seeds to slip into Christmas cards include: Yates “Golden Nugget” pumpkins, “Rainbow Blend” heirloom carrots (Kings Seeds), Dr Keith Hammett sweet peas, soldier poppies, annual herbs such as basil, dill and rocket, microgreens and mesclun salad mix. Remember not to send seeds to friends living overseas as they’re likely to be intercepted by border security grinches. To make natural Christmas decorations, forage for gum nuts (Corymbia ficifolia) or fill clear glass baubles with seeds to sprinkle and sow after the holiday season. I used glass baubles from Spotlight ($11 for a packet of nine). Take off the foil toppers and use a small funnel to fill the baubles with large seeds such as mustard, mung beans, beans, peas, buckwheat and coriander. Replace the toppers and hang or tie onto your tree with ribbons.