Step into The Groovy Garden: Red House Honey’s Bee-Friendly Garden in a Litte Red Box..found exclusively @ Green Things in downtown Prescott, ON.
Open the box and find heirloom, all-natural seeds grown and harvested from the Red House Honey gardens, cleaned, dried and packaged for you to pop into some soil…..Plant these flowers and veggies to attract bees and other beneficial pollinators to your yard. Here at the Red House, we grow all of these varieties from our own seed. Every year, the bees go simply buzzy, diving into their fragrant blossoms and flying back to the hives loaded with nectar and pollen.
You can help save the bees by planting your own bee-friendly garden at home, at work, in pots or any kind of space you can find. By so doing, you will encourage the little critters to visit your plot, collect pollen and nectar, and make honey! These seeds generally require only the most minimal intervention: use no pesticides, no herbicides or commercial fertilizers. A little well-rotten kitchen compost is almost more than they need to thrive…..
Each seed packet from the Red House Honey Hothouse comes with its own story, and has been used for centuries to help, to heal and to fill bellies with pure homegrown goodness.
. Achilea millefolium (common yarrow): used by Rocky Mountains First Nations people mashed the roots for use as a local anaesthetic. Irish bridesmaids used to carry yarrow bouquets to weddings to ensure the happy couple seven years of love.
. Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean a.k.a Cherokee Black Bean: In the summer of 1838, the Cherokee were rounded up from their farms in the Smokey Mountains, put in prison camps, then taken to Indian Territory. Some 4,000 natives died during the winter journey, which became known as the “trail where they cried.” This beautiful bean was carried by the Cherokee on that terrible trip.
. HEIRLOOM Russian Red Kale (Ragged Jack)
Brought to Canada by Russian traders, this heirloom variety was grown pre-1863. (Ok, the kale is just because…everyone should eat kale!)
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Donna at Green Things will also show you our wonderful individual seed packets of Double Bubble Pink Poppies and Russian Red Kale, packaged in a lovely little red organza holiday bag. Spring is just around the corner, for gardeners, anyway.
Red House Honey also has beautiful sachets for cooking, tea and pure enjoyment. Try our Lovely Lavender, Mmmarvellous Mint: Tasty Tea Mix or Heavenly Herbal Cooking Mix. Just add love….
Come see us and all of our fellow farmers and crafters at Prescott Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market at the Prescott Legion, Dec. 12 and 19th 9 a.m-1 p.m.
Buy @ Fort Henry Garrison Store, Rooney Feeds, Foodland, Fort Town Mercantile, Lockview Cafe, Prescott Farmers Mkt, Seed2Sausage, Rideau Bakery, Westboro Pharmasave, Ottawa Bagel Shop, MidEast Food Centre, Burchell's Home Hardware, Cardinal Good Food Boxes. ONT sales only