Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What seeds are inside my Matchstick Garden?
A: Mixed Herbs: Basil, Chives, Parsley, and Thyme
A: Wildflowers: Cornflower, Shasta Daisy, Corn Marigold, and Field Poppy
A: Italian Garden: Basil, Oregano, and Tomato
A: Mixed Greens: Arugula, Garden Lettuce, and Radicchio
Q: How are the seeds mixed?
A: The seeds are mixed then applied to the tips of the matches, so each match will have a variety of seeds on it.
Q: Why didn’t my Matchstick Garden grow?
A: There are a number of reasons that you might have trouble making your Matchstick Garden grow. Here are the three most common possibilites:
Watering your matchstick garden too much will cause the seeds to mildew or rot before they can germinate. The soil should be kept moist at all times, but not too wet — water should never be pooling. By contrast, watering your matchstick garden too little will also negatively affect its germination. Putting some plastic wrap over the pot you are growing them in can help, making a mini greenhouse which helps to keep the seeds warm and moist.
Heat and Light
Your matchstick garden needs heat and light to grow. To start germination after matchsticks are planted, make sure the temperature is at least 60ºF with a some bright sunlight. Often not enough light or not being kept warm enough is the cause of a disappointing matchstick garden.
Q: Can I sow the Matchstick Garden in the wintertime?
A: Yes, just find a warm, bright spot inside and a suitable pot filled with potting soil.
Q: What is the shelf life of the Matchstick Garden?
A: In general the shelf life of the seeds is a minimum of 1 year from date of purchase.
Q: I am a retailer and wonder if the Matchstick Garden sells all year around?
A:This is a question we are asked all the time, and the answer is YES! We are regularly stocking stores all over the country with them and they find that their customers love them as impulse gifts, party favors, and stocking stuffers.
The Matchstick Garden is an affordable and attention getting promotional give away. They can be easily customized for any organizaion or institution. Minimum order is 5,000 units and a variety of seeds are available.
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