Functional Seed Packs
Each Functional Seed Pack contains an herb or flower that provides an array of functions to enhance your daily life. Check out the front of each seed packet to find our what functions each seed provides. Some of our botanical offerings include Comfrey, Calendula, Chamomile, Lemonbalm, Motherwort, Poppy, Valerian, and more. Choose your favorite Functional Seed Packs and start growing your own wellness garden today!
What is a Functional Garden?
A Functional Garden is designed with a specific purpose in mind, rather than just for aesthetics or ornamental purposes. These gardens provide practical benefits to the gardener, such as food or medicinal plant production, or natural pest control, while often still incorporating visually appealing elements. Some examples include edible gardens, medicinal gardens, wildlife-friendly gardens, pollinator gardens, rain gardens, native plant gardens, and therapeutic gardens. Many gardeners choose to combine various elements from these categories to create a multifunctional space that offers several benefits. Something small and compact, like a few pots on a window sill or a small patio can be a functional garden. As long as the process brings a sense of joy, nourishment and purpose, whether through nutrients digested in the form of leafy greens, medicinal plants turned into topical oils or teas with calendula or lemon balm, or even cut flowers like sweet peas or dahlias, every garden has the potential to be functional.
How do you start a Functional Garden?
Just do it! Dive in with a plant that piques your interest. Start small with culinary herbs or medicinal plants or flowers that are common and easy for beginning gardeners. Parsley, cilantro, or chives are great to have around to throw into your favorite dishes in the kitchen and are generally easy to start, and they do well in containers. Medicinal plants like calendula, lemon balm (plant in a container or it will take over your garden!), or chamomile, are also user friendly. And we can’t forget flowers! Flowers that are native to your area are a great way to work with plants that are common in your region and are adapted to growing in your climate. We love flowers for the brightness and beauty they bring, as their essence fills the heart, soul and garden with joy. Not to mention the abundance they provide for pollinators, which many other plants will gladly have around.
Do you want to learn more about how to start your functional garden? Check out our blog post!