Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What seeds are inside my Matchstick
A: Mixed Herbs: Basil, Chives, Parsley, and
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
A: There are a number of reasons that you
might have trouble making your Matchstick Garden grow. Here are the three
most common causes:
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
15-16°C with 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
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
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
favours, 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.
Click Here for more information on custom designs for the UK.