I’ve seen a few seed and book packs but none so cool as the visually delightful treats from the Secret Seed Society. Tapping into the desire to educate your child about food through stories as well as through planting and watching things grow, their ethically produced kits turn create a fun experience for 3-7 year olds. We love the faces created from different fruit and veg, and details like cress hair, pea shell helmets, and the way elements of the character of the vegetable (grooves, bumps, leaf veins etc) are subtly used to form facial features.
There’s individual kits with beautifully put together collage effect illustrations in the story book which not only tells an engaging story about the vegetable but includes a recipe (Mission Eat) as well as detailed instructions (Mission Grow) for how to plant and harvest with plenty of tips. Printed on 100% recycled paper with vegetable oil based inks, the kit also contains organic seeds and any extras needed to help grow – Our Carla Carrot pack, for example, had two wooden row marker sticks.
For extra coolness, join the Secret Agent Club online (free) where eager beaver grow your own’er’s can share growing tips, recipes, and experiences.
You can also purchase a subscription for Â£20 which gives your child five story and seed packs over the course of the year with an extra Â£5 worth of seeds with the first pack, in all saving Â£7.50 over the course of the year – this makes a great treat to look out for in the post and get excited about planting their arrival.
Individual kits are Â£5.50 each plus their are bulk bundles as well. The site is gorgeous as well and well worth a visit with lots of eco treats in the shop! Even for me who’s not a mega gardener, I found these kits thoroughly engaging and enjoyable.