Sewing the seeds of love

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - LYNDA'S PROJECT -

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.

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