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A bar for the bees

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At the time of writing, it’s early days of lockdown and I don’t know how long it will last or whether it will get even worse than it is now. Like many people, I have a lot of worries about it but I’m aiming to live in the present and make much use of my time indoors and in my garden.

Today I decided to grow my Bee Bar Grow Bar. It’s a bee-friendly coconut fibre bar of hyssop, verbena and lavender seeds. I received it as a Christmas present and have been planning to plant it for the last three months.

Happily all packaging can be recycled and the coconut fibre is a sustainable alternative to peat.


I grew this in March, the instructions say to start it between February and June so this is good timing hopefully.


I placed the bar in a container and then poured half a litre of water into the tray. When it was nearly dry, I poured more water into the tray and have left it next to my patio door where it should receive sunlight and heat.


Apparently in a few weeks my bar will have little seedlings and these will grow for a further month before being ready for separation and planting. So I will be keeping a careful eye on both my kitchen herb seeds and this bee-friendly bar of lavender, hyssop and verbena.

P. S Thank you very much Caroline for this thoughtful present! πŸ˜€

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7 thoughts on “A bar for the bees

  1. Hello, this is my first time on your blog and I loved it. I hope that you and your family are safe all the time. God Bless you all.
    By the way, I made a challenge for myself to do blog visits to different blogs for 21 days. I hope you can support me by visiting my blog and leaving your footprint too.

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  2. Very interesting – I’ve never seen anything like this before Clare. Years ago I remember trying to grow wildflowers in the yard with a “guaranteed mix” and not much happened and someone suggested to get a “roll-out carpet of wildflowers” which you place in the garden dirt, water and forget. I’ve still not tried that idea, but I like this idea better.

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