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Welcome to the vibrant world of Sow ‘n Sow! Explore our blog as we delve into the art and joy of gardening, sustainable living and the beauty of nurturing seeds to bloom. Discover insightful tips and inspiring stories that celebrate the journey towards a greener, more vibrant world.

The Garden Diaries

A Potter’s Garden: Where Food, Family and Flowers Flourish

About The Garden Diaries Step into the lush world of Australian gardens with ‘The Garden Diaries,’ our showcase series that unveils the vibrant stories thriving within backyards. From productive vegetable patches to bush sanctuaries, each story celebrates the unique journey of passionate gardeners and their flourishing green spaces. Come along as we dig deep into

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From Cold Hills to Lush Rainforests: Brenner Lowe's Journey to Creating a Thriving Edible Garden
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From Cold Hills to Lush Rainforests: Follow Brenner Lowe’s Journey to Creating a Thriving Edible Garden

About The Garden Diaries Step into the lush world of Australian gardens with ‘The Garden Diaries,’ our showcase series that unveils the vibrant stories thriving within backyards. From productive vegetable patches to bush sanctuaries, each story celebrates the unique journey of passionate gardeners and their flourishing green spaces. Come along as we dig deep into

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Gifts for Plant Lovers: 35 Thoughtful & Practical Presents

Plants have a magical way of brightening up any space and bringing a sense of calm to our lives. For the plant lovers in your life, finding perfect gifts that celebrates their green passion can be a joyous journey. Did you know, a study revealed that up to 76% of Australians enjoy gardening as a

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20 Mother’s Day Stall Gift Ideas for a Successful Event

Are you looking for creative fundraising options and gift ideas for a Mother’s Day stall? You’re in the right place! A Mother’s Day stall is a wonderful way to celebrate mothers and maternal figures while raising funds for a cause or organisation. In this blog post, we’ll explore what a Mother’s Day stall is, what

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The Garden Diaries: Wander Through Michelle’s Hinterland Oasis

Step into the lush world of Australian gardens with ‘The Garden Diaries,’ our new showcase series that unveils the vibrant stories thriving within backyards. From productive vegetable patches to bush sanctuaries, each story celebrates the unique journey of passionate gardeners and their flourishing green spaces. Come along as we dig deep into the roots of

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30 Exciting Chocolate-free Easter Gifts For Kids

Easter is a time for fun and celebration, and what better way to delight your little ones than with a selection of exciting chocolate-free Easter gifts! While chocolate is a traditional treat, not every child can indulge in sugary snacks or may simply prefer non-chocolate gifts. Whether you’re looking for sugar-free alternatives or just want

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Create Sustainable Promotional Seed Packets For Your Next Event

In a constantly evolving landscape of digital promotions and virtual engagements, there’s an undeniable charm in returning to the simplicity of tangible, eco-friendly promotional items. Among these, promotional seed packets stand out as an ingenious way to not only enhance brand visibility but also forge genuine connections with an audience. In this blog post, we’ll

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How to Make Toilet Roll Seedling Pots: 5 Easy Steps

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly way to start your garden this year, you might want to consider making toilet roll seedling pots! This simple and affordable technique not only helps reduce waste by repurposing materials you already have at home, but it’s also a great way to give your plants a head start before

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How to Grow Sunflowers from Seeds in Australia

Sunflowers are a bright and cheerful addition to any garden, and growing them from seeds can be a fun and rewarding experience. If you’re looking to add a splash of colour to your garden or outdoor space, sunflowers are an excellent choice. In this blog post, we’ll be sharing some tips and tricks on how

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20 Affordable Gardening Gifts for Kids (Under $60)

Gardening is a fantastic activity that not only promotes a love for nature but also provides children with a sense of responsibility and accomplishment. As parents and gift-givers, introducing kids to the joys of gardening can be a rewarding experience. If you’re on a budget, fear not! We’ve curated a list of 20 budget-friendly gardening

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Blooming Wishes: 35 Beautiful Seed Cards for Any Occasion

Have you ever struggled to find the perfect card for a special occasion? Maybe you wanted to send a heartfelt thank you to a friend, or celebrate a new job with a colleague, but couldn’t quite find the right words. Seed cards are not just your average greeting card. They are a unique and eco-friendly

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Unwrap a Green Christmas: 35 Sustainable Secret Santa Gifts
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Unwrap a Green Christmas: 35 Sustainable Secret Santa Gifts

The holiday season is a time for joy, celebration, and, of course, gift-giving. This year, why not make your Secret Santa exchange not only memorable but also eco-friendly? Sustainable Secret Santa gifts are a wonderful way to spread holiday cheer while being mindful of our impact on the planet.In this blog post, we’ll explore creative

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How to Grow Everlasting Daisies from Seed
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Your Ultimate Guide: How to Grow Everlasting Daisies from Seed

If you’re eager to add enduring beauty to your garden, follow our comprehensive guide on how to grow everlasting daisies from seed. Learn the correct ways to sow everlasting daisy seeds, ideal growing conditions, when and how to transplant seedlings, as well as harvesting and drying the blooms. What are Everlasting Daisies Before learning how

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25 Easy Ways to Make Christmas More Sustainable

As the festive season approaches, it’s essential to keep in mind the impact our celebrations can have on the environment. Christmas is a time of joy, giving and togetherness, and making it more sustainable doesn’t have to mean sacrificing the magic of the season. In fact, there are numerous simple and impactful ways to reduce

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Merry & Bright: 2023 Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide

As the festive season approaches, it’s time to shift our focus towards sustainable celebrations that bloom with intention. This year, let’s make the holiday season not just merry and bright, but also kind to our planet.  We’re proud to present our curated 2023 sustainable Christmas gift guide—a delightful array of gifts that not only spread

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How To Make Fun Pressed Flower Stickers

Are you looking for a creative and nature-inspired way to add a botanical touch to your craft and personal projects? Pressed flower stickers are the perfect solution! Not only are they a delight to create, but they also add a unique, natural beauty to any project. Make Pressed Flower Stickers: Step by Step Instructions Pressed

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30 Thoughtful Sympathy Gifts For Grieving Loved Ones

Grief is a profound and deeply personal journey, and finding the right words to console a grieving loved one can often be a challenging task. However, there is a language of empathy that transcends words – the language of thoughtful sympathy gifts. In this blog post, we’ve carefully curated a collection of 30 such gifts,

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Eco-Friendly Wedding Favours: A Sustainable Gesture of Love

With sustainability being more than just a trend and evolving into an essential way of life, even cherished traditions are adapting to embrace eco-friendly practices. Weddings, often seen as a celebration of love and commitment, are no exception to this transformative shift. As couples embark on the journey of planning their special day, there’s a

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Eco-Friendly Surprises: 20 Sustainable Subscription Gifts for Every Budget

In a world where conscious consumer choices can make a significant impact, sustainable subscription gifts are a thoughtful and eco-friendly way to celebrate special occasions or simply show appreciation for the eco-minded individuals in your life. Sustainable subscription gifts often involve products or services that are designed to minimise waste. This can include items with

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7 Beautiful Ways to Preserve Your Wedding Bouquet

Your wedding day is a significant milestone in your life, filled with cherished memories and emotions. One of the most beautiful and symbolic elements of this day is undoubtedly your wedding bouquet. The flowers you carefully selected to complement your attire and theme hold sentimental value that you’ll want to cherish for years to come.

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30 Father's Day Gifts for Gardening Dads
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30 Green-Thumbed Delights: Father’s Day Gift Guide for Gardening Dads

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation for the special man in your life. Whether he tends to vibrant flower beds, meticulously prunes bonsai trees or cultivates a bountiful vegetable patch, our Father’s Day gift guide is designed to help you find the perfect gift that

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Celebrate Australia’s Spirit with these 15 Australian Made Gifts and Souvenirs

When it comes to finding unique and meaningful gifts or souvenirs that capture the spirit of Australia, nothing beats choosing products made by local artisans. Australian made gifts not only showcase the country’s rich culture, natural beauty, and artistic talent but also contribute to supporting local businesses. According to new research by Roy Morgan, Australians

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The Significance of Australian Made Certification: Supporting Local Industries and Quality Assurance

In today’s world, we all know how important it is to support local industries that contribute to our country’s economic and social well-being. That’s why the Australian Made certification is such a big deal. It’s a symbol of quality, authenticity, and ethical manufacturing practices that help promote products made within Australia’s borders. Getting this certification

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15 Thoughtful Gifts for Event Attendees

Hosting or exhibiting at an event means creating a positive impression on your attendees. When done thoughtfully and creatively, event giveaways are a unique way to make your special function memorable, and to ensure your attendees feel valued. In their 2019 Consumer Study, Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) researchers found that 80% of consumers have

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15 Meaningful Client Gifts that Show Your Appreciation

Gifts for clients are a thoughtful way of showing your appreciation and strengthening your customer relationships. Gifting is a nuanced form of thanks and recognition, and you’ll want to give something that reflects both your own business values and your clients’. There are many unique ways of showing your care for clients while also making

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Gifts for Staff: 20 Thoughtful Gestures to Show Your Gratitude
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Gifts for Staff: 20 Thoughtful Gestures to Show Your Gratitude

Gift-giving in the workplace can be challenging, especially when finding the right gift that shows appreciation and doesn’t feel awkward or impersonal. However, thoughtful gifts can be a powerful tool for building a positive workplace culture and creating a sense of camaraderie among colleagues. As Inside Small Business notes, “The more gratitude a company has

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23 Sustainable Teacher Gift Ideas (Under $50)

We can all agree that teachers play an indispensable role in society. And even when the world turned upside down during the pandemic, they continued to work hard and displayed a strong determination to positively nurture the next generation. So why not show them some appreciation by saying thank you? A gift is a meaningful

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Find a great range of gifts for gardeners in this gift guide
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26 Gardening Gift Ideas for Every Budget and Occasion

Looking for the perfect gift for the gardener in your life? Whether it’s for a birthday, Christmas or just because, our guide has got you covered. This comprehensive list includes gift ideas for any type of green thumb, whether they’re looking for something unusual, luxury, eco-friendly or budget-friendly. But, we didn’t stop there. We asked

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How to grow Californian poppies from seed
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How to Grow Californian Poppies From Seeds

If you’re looking to add a splash of vibrant colour to your garden, Californian poppies are a great choice. These beautiful flowers are easy to grow from seed and can add a cheerful touch to any landscape. With a little bit of care and attention, you can enjoy a stunning display of these bright orange

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6 unique Valentine's Day gifts for gardeners and plant lovers
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6 unique Valentine’s Day gifts for gardeners and plant lovers

What’s better than chocolate? Gardening, of course! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start hunting for the perfect gift to show your loved ones how much they mean to you. From flowers with special meanings to keepsakes and gifts you can send in the mail, we’ve covered every gift, especially for

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How to write a thoughtful sympathy card message
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How To Write a Thoughtful Sympathy Card Message

Writing a sympathy card and sending your deepest condolences to a grieving loved one is a task most people find difficult to complete. Your written words may not take away the pain your loved one is experiencing, but they’ll take comfort in knowing they’re in your thoughts and supported by those near and dear to

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8 last minute gift wrapping ideas using household items
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8 last minute gift wrapping ideas using household items

Last minute gift wrapping. Some of us love it (me!), and others despise it. You can usually tell the difference by looking at how people wrap their gifts (no judgement here, though). Regardless of how you wrap your gifts, there’s nothing worse than realising you have less wrapping than you initially thought. We’ve all experienced

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Make these beautiful dried flower Christmas baubles
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Make these beautiful dried flower Christmas baubles

Adorning the home with festive decorations is a Christmas tradition that spans centuries. While it’s nice to decorate the home with traditional Christmas decorations, sometimes red, green, silver and gold tinsel and baubles can be a bit bland year after year. If you’re keen to spice things up and add a splash of colour to

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The ultimate 2022 Christmas Gift Guide
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The ultimate 2022 Christmas Gift Guide

This year, share the magic of Christmas with our range of unique, sustainable, Australian-made gifts. Whether you’re shopping for presents for a teacher, friend, your kids or grandparents, our 2022 Christmas gift guide will help you find the most perfect gift for everyone on your list. Our 2022 Christmas Gift Guide Love the smell of

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28 tips to reduce your environmental impact this Christmas
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28 great tips to reduce your environmental impact this Christmas

While Christmas is a magical time of the year, sadly it’s also one of the most wasteful with rubbish volumes increasing in Australia by 30% during this holiday period. The good news is you can reduce your environmental impact this Christmas and enjoy all the wonderful aspects that make this time so special, you just

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6 unique Christmas gifts to surprise someone who loves to garden

As Christmas approaches, there’s guaranteed to be a person on your shopping list who loves nothing more than spending their spare time pottering around in their garden. If you’re keen to surprise a gardener with a unique Christmas gift, then check out the list below of Australian-made festive greeting cards, stocking stuffers, gift sets and

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Australia Post Christmas shipping cut-off dates
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Australia Post Christmas shipping cut-off dates

Christmas is just around the corner! While you might be busy making a list and checking it twice, one important aspect to remember when shopping for Christmas gifts online is the shipping cut-off dates. To ensure you receive your order before Christmas day and avoid an uncomfortable conversation with a loved one about how their

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Sustainable seed fundraiser
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Sustainable seed fundraiser

Raise funds for your school or a charity and support the wider community with minimal impact on the planet by hosting a Sow ‘n Grow seed fundraiser. A Sow ‘n Grow fundraiser gives schools or charities the opportunity to sell our signature product, a Gift of Seeds, to raise funds for their cause or project.

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How to make a fun 12-day seed Christmas advent calendar
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How to make a fun 12-day seed Christmas advent calendar

Celebrate the most magical time of the year by making a seed Christmas advent calendar for you or your kids. It’s fun, easy and sustainable! DIY seed Christmas advent calendar Many wonderful facets make Christmas the most magical time of the year. From the spirit of giving to the amount of love and joy that’s

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How to grow zinnia flowers from seed
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How to grow beautiful zinnia flowers from seed

Zinnias are truly marvellous flowers that are incredibly easy to grow and come in an array of colours, shapes, and styles. They’re a perfect plant for beginner gardeners as they require minimal care but will bloom generously throughout the summer, decorating your garden with colour and providing you with beautiful cut flowers to brighten your

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Meet Australian artist Laura Horn
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Meet Australian artist Laura Horn

Do you love the artwork that features on our new Giant Gumnut Flower Press? We recently sat down with artist Laura Horn to learn more about her art and her journey to becoming an artist. Find out what sparked Laura’s creative career and what fills her heart with inspiration. Q&A with abstract botanical artist Laura

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10 Sustainable fundraising ideas for schools, charities and individuals
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20 sustainable fundraising ideas for schools, charities and individuals

When it comes to raising funds for a school or charity, there are many wonderful fundraising ideas to help you achieve your goals. But unfortunately, not all fundraising suggestions are environmentally friendly. Some create excess waste, contain plastic or offer gimmick prizes that may end up in landfill. If you’re interested in raising funds without

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Create beautiful custom designed promotional seed packets for your next event
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Create beautiful custom designed promotional seed packets for your next event

Whether you’re searching for promotional items for event attendees, employees, customers or to include in media kits, custom designed promotional seed packets are sustainable merchandise recipients will adore. We provide an option to create sustainable custom designed promotional seed packets for event merchandise, corporate gifts, fundraisers or to sell to your customers. What are custom

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