Seed Sprouter and Sprouting Seeds from Botanical Interests®
“Let Us Inspire & Educate the Gardener in You!”
From the Botanical Interests website @ botanicalinterests.com:
Introducing the Botanical Interests Seed Sprouter. Now you can grow up to 4 varieties of our healthful, delicious sprouts at once.
We designed our sprouter to work better than the rest. Our larger trays and unique removable tray dividers give you lots of options.
Do you want to grow a lot of sprouts? Our larger trays are over 6 1/2” wide and allow for bigger batches of sprouts.
Do you want to grow smaller batches of sprouts? Insert our unique removable tray dividers and grow up to 4 smaller batches. Grow 4 kinds all at the same time or start a new batch every few days and always have fresh sprouts at the peak of flavorful perfection!
There are so many fun possibilities. Mix – Match – Rotate and grow them just how you like it every time!
It’s as easy as:
1: Add seeds
2: Rinse Frequently
Homegrown sprouts are always fresh and delicious…and a fraction of the price.
Our sprouter is great for storing your sprouts in the refrigerator, too. Just cover with the lid and keep cool. Repeated rinsing will keep your sprouts fresh, crunchy, and delicious.
Don’t forget the seeds! Choose from alfalfa, broccoli, fenugreek, mung bean, radish and more. All Botanical Interests seeds are certified organic and non-GMO.
The Botanical Interests Seed Sprouter (and seeds) is a fantastic gift idea for the gardeners on your holiday shopping list!
Art Poles by Studio M and Magnet Works, Ltd.
Garden art poles are beautifully painted 4-6 foot eye-catching pieces of art for garden decor. They add a focal point to the landscape much as a sculpture would. Klein’s is happy to share that we will be carrying many of these beautiful pieces from the Studio M collection by Magnet Works, Ltd.
About Magnet Works:
It all began with a simple idea – a decorative mailbox cover that could easily be changed for each season or holiday.
When the idea first came to Sue Todd in 1988, no one had done it before. Her husband, Curt, spent about $20 on materials to make a prototype. They decided on how to make the product, but they were stuck when it came to an easy attachment method.
The solution revealed itself one evening when Curt went to the refrigerator for some ice. He noticed a flexible magnetic calendar attached to the freezer door. “I grabbed it and ran outside,” Curt recalls the moment. “It was dark, 20 degrees, snowing, and I was wrapping a calendar around our mail- box in my slippers.”
And with that, the concept of MailWraps® magnetic mailbox covers was born.
Our Magnet Works community is at the root of everything we do and every decision we make. Our community of coworkers, independent retailers, sales reps, vendor partners, and artists is what motivates us to strive for remarkable. And it’s our commitment to each of these relationships that sets us apart as a company.
With our community in mind and the creative spirit at heart, we recommit to supporting local, independent retailers – the core of our community – by developing remarkable products exclusively for them.
To view Magnet Work Art Poles, please visit: www.magnetworks.com/c-1110-art-poles.aspx#.UmbntxYsCnw
Garden Art and Birdbaths by Stone Age Creations, LTD
‘Created by nature . . . crafted by artisans’™
For the past few seasons Klein’s has offered unique and durable garden art from Stone Age Creations. Their one-of-a-kind collection of owls has been our most popular line and hard to keep in stock. We’ve expanded our collection of whimsical animals (turtles and hedgehogs) and also offer Stone Age Creation’s line of hand carved granite birdbaths. Because all of Stone Age Creation’s items are handcrafted, each has it’s own unique personality and style . . . no two pieces are alike!!
From Stone Age Creation’s website at http://stoneagecreations.com
“All our products are hand-carved from real stone as created by Mother Nature. These stones have endured harsh outdoor environments for thousands of years and will continue to do so long after you purchase them. Our competitors — who offer products made from plastic, concrete, plaster, clay, or resin — simply don’t compare. In fact, many companies that sell inferior concrete products misrepresent their products as ‘finely crafted stone’. Our competitors’ lesser quality products will often spall, crumble, blow over easily, or are very fragile and break easily.
While many of the products we offer today are made overseas, we are the largest manufacturer of natural stone garden statuary that manufacturers items here in America. We are proud of the fact that we started in business by making items here and after 10 years we make more here than we ever have.
As a family-owned business located in a small town, our focus is to support the independent retailers and small business owners that distribute our products and support us. We don’t offer any of our products through ‘big box’ stores. We also don’t compete with our distributors by marketing and selling directly to retail customers within their market”.
There’s nothing like the smell of fresh rosemary, thyme, lavender or oregano and it’s easier than you think to have these and many other herbs on hand for quick snipping year round–even during the dead of winter.
Bright light is the most essential requirement in successfully growing herbs on your windowsill during the winter. Many of our most popular herbs originate from the sunny Mediterranean, so in the home, a south windowsill works best, with an east or west sill coming in second. A north window is far too dark to grow herbs well. It’s important to be as near the light source as possible. That’s one of the reasons we refer to them as windowsill herbs. Light intensity drops rapidly even a few feet from a south window. Placing plants as near a window as possible will also help keep your herbs more compact. Not only will they not reach for the light, but the cooling effect off the glass will keep gangly growth in check. In addition, the cooler temps tend to keep any pests at bay. Most herbs hate wet feet, therefore, t’s also easier to control the watering of plants placed on a sunny sill. Herbs like to dry out a bit between waterings, but don’t allow them, especially rosemary, to get too dry. As with all plants, water thoroughly when dry to the touch, but do not allow the plants to sit in a saucer of water. It’s also important to use your herbs frequently. Your snipping acts as pruning and will make for bushier, more compact and shapely plants.
Which herbs work best for windowsill culture? Nearly all except the fast growing annuals like cilantro, basil, dill, etc. These plants simply grow too quickly for indoors and become rather unsightly. Favorites include rosemary and bay laurel, which can live for many years under ideal conditions. With thyme and oregano, a little goes a long way. Parsley looks great, though recipes usually require more than your plant will produce. But as a garnish in soups or snipped onto salads, the beautiful green color is indispensable. Mints work well, too, but be warned. They grow quickly!
Where can I get my herb plants during the winter? Why at Klein’s, of course! We have far and away the largest selection of herbs for winter culture in the Madison area. We grow hundreds of herbs in 4” pots for both holiday sales and then to sell at the Wisconsin Public Television Garden Expo at the Alliant Energy Center in February. Our selection includes rosemary, bay laurel, lavender, oregano, sage, thyme, mint, parsley, tarragon, stevia, patchouli, marjoram, lemon verbena, scented geraniums and even sweet basil. Our herbs are grown quite cool so are, therefore, compact, bushy and pest-free.
You can also purchase your herbs in the springtime and bring them indoors next fall. But after a summer of growing outdoors, size usually becomes an issue. If you have any questions on how to acclimate your outdoor herbs for their life indoors at the end of the season, feel free to ask any of our helpful staff or e-mail us your questions.
Merchandise can be returned for a full refund within 30 days of purchase; plant material within 14 days of purchase; perennials and shrubs until October 1 of purchase year; to the original tender when returned in saleable condition. A receipt is required for all returns. All sales are final on seasonal merchandise, special orders, and clearance items.