These seed necklaces provide just enough moisture and warmth, thanks to a little one’s heart, to sprout a seed. Once you have roots, and a couple of leaves, your seed is ready to transplant to your garden.
Here’s how to make your own seed necklace:
- Start with a jeweler’s plastic bag — the small ones.
- Moisten a cotton ball with water and insert into bag.
- Add a seed of your choice. This one is a loofah gourd seed.
- Close plastic bag, and make a hole just big enough to push twine through.
- Run twine through hole, and adjust length and knot twine so that the seed packet falls right about where the heart is.
- When you see roots and sprouts, your necklace is ready to transplant. A friend reports that she has let hers go for a month in this sprouted state in the bag, and the seed continued to thrive in the garden, after the transplant. So no rush, no worries.
He who cultivates a garden, and brings to perfection flowers and fruits,
cultivates and advances at the same time his own nature.
- Ezra Weston, 1845