Monday, April 18, 2011

COOL NEW TRISCUIT HOME GARDENING MOVEMENT

Triscuit box front
WOW!  This is SO cool!  Kraft Foods has used it's Nabisco branded "TRISCUIT" crackers to get involved in the home gardening movement.  I love seeing something like this.  What they are doing is including "seed cards" in over 8 million packages of the popular snack cracker.  Their campaign slogan is "Plant a Seed, Grow a Movement" and I couldn't have said it better myself.  They are apparently partnering with a non profit group called "Urban Farming" and are pushing home farming.  Visit their website here.

Triscuit box back
When you open the box, there is a cut out section, with, what looks like a piece of cardboard stuck to it.  You simply remove the seed card and soak it in water for a few hours, peel the card in half (the seeds are inside), place both cards seed side up in an 8" pot and cover with 1/4" of soil.  Place in a sunny spot, keep watered and in about 10-12 days you should have sprouts.

The package I bought had basil seeds.  There was another that had dill seeds.  Not sure all the varieties they are offering.  A home farming tool is available at www.triscuit.com/homefarming.

At this website you can also enter a contest and learn much more about home gardening.  How cool would if be if more and more companies did something like this?  Just to expose more people to the joys of gardening at home?  It could truly be a whole movement.




So grab a box of Triscuits, they made it easy for you.  Or get a packet of seeds at the store.  Or a small vegetable or herb seedling at a garden center. All you need after that is a container, soil, water, light, and a little patience and before you know it, you will have joined the home gardening revolution!

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