The City Girl's Garden


We can't boast about having green thumbs, though Jacklyn is  a pro when it comes to reviving hydrangeas. But having a garden is something Stephanie always dreamt of as a child. Each spring she would eagerly buy seeds from White Rose only to drown them in water or dry them out in the sun. After living in a loft and moving into her new home with a small patch of grass in the back (builders call this a backyard apparently), she was excited to give this garden idea another shot. And then she found the perfect solution, these adorable vegetable garden kits by SF Organics Canada from Toronto. Each kit contains a planter, soil pellets and seeds provided by local Canadian farmers. Love! It's a no fuss garden that allows you to enjoy all natural vegetables all year long. And the kits range from flowers, and herbs to fruit and vegetables. Stephanie picked up the onion, green beans, asparagus, yellow and green pepper kits. Plus watermelon and cantaloupe for the summer and pumpkin for the fall.


The packaging is so incredibly beautiful that Stephanie was sold the minute she spotted them. But even better is that they are FSC packages, printed and made to high environmental standards. And the planters are even biodegradable. We love that the company is environmentally responsible through and through.


In each kit, there is a terra cotta planter, soil pellets and a packet of seeds with planting instructions. No gardening gloves or shovel required!


The soil pellets in the kit are a nutrient rich soil mix that has been compressed. By simply moistening them with warm water, the pellets expand to fill the terra cotta planter. And they smell so earthy and fresh.


After fluffing up the soil with a fork, you simply make a hole in the soil three times the depth of the seeds, drop the seeds in and cover with the soil.


The final step is to place the identifying pick in the planter, place the planters near a window for natural sunlight and water daily. The whole process is simply and easy as 1, 2, 3. And if you have any questions, there's tips from a horticulturalist on their website. The plants take a week to two weeks to sprout, so we'll keep you posted on their growth!