Judging from the title of this blog post you might be a little confused, and I was too when I first heard of these Amborella Organics lollipops! My aunt and uncle sent me a care package that included two of these lollipops that can be both enjoyed and then the sticks can be planted to grow various plants. They gave me two, one that will grow basil and one that will grow elderflower! *ps. be sure to eat the lollipops before planting!
When we first moved into the house we currently live in I was so excited to have plants and grow herbs especially. Turns out it was a little more difficult than I expected given that we don't get a lot of sunlight in our house. I actually spent the winter thinking about our tiny backyard and where to best put plants to get the most sunlight and found a spot that had good sunlight throughout the day. So I'm going to try growing these plants there, but for now they're staying inside until the weather gets a little warmer.
To be even *more* sustainable, my compost company actually offers to give customers bags of soil for free in the springtime. I signed up for my free bag and they actually brought me two bags. Since I only really needed one to plant these I just posted on my local Buy Nothing Facebook Group to see if anyone wanted a free bag of soil, within an hour someone had come by and picked it up!
For planters I actually had two still from my failed attempts over the summer which was perfect for planting these lollipop sticks. I did as instructed on the website which was to fill the planters mostly with soil, place the sticks down horizontally and then cover with soil and water. Hopefully in a month or two I can come back and post an update on these, otherwise I did my best :)
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