Jane Austen took a keen interest in flower gardening and gardens play a major role in her novels. The beautiful trio of flowers in this Growbar were typical for a Georgian cottage garden, and are all mentioned in Austen’s letters.
The Jane Austen Flowers Growbar is:
- easy to grow
- 100% eco-friendly
- made by a small British company
- the perfect size to fit through a letterbox
- ideal for experienced and novice gardeners alike
Each Growbar measures (in its packaging) 205mm long by 104mm wide by 15mm high and comes with full instructions.
Plant between March – June time
Start by unwrapping your Growbar and placing it into a container with plenty of space to allow it to expand. Gently pour half a litre of water into the tray and position indoors on a warm, bright sunny windowsill. The seeds will need to be between 18° and 22° to germinate. Water regularly and ensure the Growbar is perfectly moist, it should remain the colour of a rich dark ginger cake.
After a few weeks you should have a bar neatly dotted with seedlings. These will be happy growing together in the bar for a further month in their sunny location.
When the seedlings have produced 4-8 leaves you may then gently separate them, being careful to not damage the delicate roots, and plant them in a sunny weed-free spot in the garden. Plants grown in the ground with plenty of space and sunlight will produce more abundant fragrant foliage but it is possible to grow the seedlings in large containers on the balcony or patio.