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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.

10 backyard games for adults and kids
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10 backyard games for adults and kids

Spring is nearly here! The air is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and the backyard is beginning to flourish again. It’s time to head outside and enjoy your backyard and there’s no better way to do this than with a fun lawn game. We’ve put together a list of new and classic backyard

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10 activities to celebrate Father’s Day in your backyard
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10 fun activities to celebrate Father’s Day in your backyard

If you can’t leave the house this year due to Covid lockdowns, celebrate Father’s Day in your backyard with these 10 fun activities. There is sure to be an activity that will make dad’s day spent at home extra special. Backyard picnic Having a picnic in your backyard is a great way to slow down

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Father’s Day gifts that will truly impress plant loving dads
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Father’s Day gifts that will truly impress plant loving dads

With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start searching for a gift that will bring joy to your dad’s day. Every dad deserves to be spoiled on Father’s Day, but rather than giving your dad socks and jocks, surprise him with a gift that is truly unique and thoughtful. If your dad

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Where to see spectacular wildflowers in Western Australia
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Where to see spectacular wildflowers in Western Australia

Western Australia is home to one of the largest collections and most impressive displays of wildflowers on Earth. If you’re planning a trip to Western Australia, it’s worth adding a wildflower trail to your itinerary to see these spectacular super blooms. What’s a wildflower super bloom? Have you been lucky enough to see a wildflower

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Sow 'n Sow X Jackie Anderson Pop Up Pots
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Stunning Sow ‘n Sow X Jackie Anderson Pop Up Pots

When two of our favourite things come together, art and plants, it’s hard not to get excited! We’ve collaborated with artist Jackie Anderson and the results are amazing. Introducing our new Sow ‘n Sow X Jackie Anderson Pop Up Pots. Featuring hand-painted acrylic artwork by Newcastle based artist Jackie Anderson, these origami style pots, which

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Vote for us! Frankie Magazine Good Stuff Awards 2021
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Vote for us! Frankie Magazine Good Stuff Awards 2021

Frankie Magazine Good Stuff Awards 2021 Small Business Finalist VOTE FOR US HERE We’re over the moon to be selected as a Small Business category finalist for Frankie Magazine’s Good Stuff Awards! After 11 years, we’ve grown from a small seed of an idea and blossomed into an Australian brand that shares the joy of

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Gifts To Send Your Loved Ones During Lockdown
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Thoughtful gifts to send your loved ones during lockdown

Know someone who is currently in lockdown or feeling the weight of the world on their shoulders? Surprise them with gifts that will brighten their day. With Australia experiencing another wave of Covid lockdowns, the mood sweeping the nation is beginning to feel quite sombre. Approximately 13 million people, half the population of Australia is

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10 unbelievable ways to cook with nasturtiums 
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10 Unbelievable Ways to Cook with Nasturtiums 

Nasturtiums are a beautiful flowering plant that is easy to grow and wonderful to cook with. The whole plant is edible, from the flowers to the leaves and is packed full of flavour and beneficial vitamins and minerals. The flowers have been used as a garnish for many years, but there are many other ways

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How to grow billy buttons from seed
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How to grow beautiful billy buttons from seed

Native to Australia and New Zealand, this underrated wildflower is lovely to grow in the garden and makes a striking addition to homegrown floral bouquets. This plant is formally named Craspedia, but like all fun and quirky flowers, it has been given several names over the years based on its appearance including drumsticks, woollyheads, billy

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New giant sized Tulip Flower Press
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New giant sized Tulip Flower Press

Take a look at our new Flower Press. It’s unbe-leaf-ably beautiful!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’ve been keeping this little gem a secret for a few months and we’re now super excited to share it with you. Isn’t it lovely? Featuring a beautiful tulip illustration designed by Melbourne artist Daniella Germain, this sentimental flower press is ideal to

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Flower Press Cardboard Refills

Here at Sow ‘n Sow, we’re dedicated to taking care of our environment, and one way we do that is by making our flower presses from durable sustainable materials to ensure they last a lifetime. But after a few years of use the cardboard inserts can get a bit tired looking, loose their flat dense

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How to make seed bombs
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How to make seed bombs

Need an activity to keep your kids busy while on school holidays? Learn how to make seed bombs. It’s a fun, planet friendly activity both kids and adults can enjoy, and best of all, it doesn’t require much adult supervision as the recipe is simple and easy to follow. What is a seed bomb? Seed

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Affordable housewarming gift ideas
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Affordable housewarming gift ideas

Housewarming gifts aren’t necessary but they’re a nice gesture that celebrates a big milestone in a person’s life. If a friend or relative has just bought or rented a new home, celebrate their big move with these six affordable housewarming gift ideas. They’re not only inexpensive to purchase but some are also inexpensive to send

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Celebrate a loved one's birthday with a Gift of Seeds
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Celebrate a loved one’s birthday with a Gift of Seeds

Need a gift for an upcoming birthday? Why not send a Happy Birthday Picnic Gift of Seeds? Specially designed to send cheerful wishes on someone’s special day, this delightful pack with its dreamy illustration of a picnic set in a field of flowers will make anyone’s heart sing. Truly beautiful and unique, this clever gift

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Send cheerful birthday wishes with a Birthday Zinnia Gift of Seeds
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Send cheerful birthday wishes with a Birthday Zinnia Gift of Seeds

It’s a time of the year when most people’s hearts are filled with love more than ever. From the cards sent from their nearest and dearest to the sweet cake adorned with candles and joyful celebrations, there’s so much to love about birthdays. Whether it is a relative’s, friend’s, or colleague’s birthday, celebrate their special

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Why it is important to grow Australian native plants
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Why it is important to grow Australian native plants

Native gardens are not only beautiful but are incredibly beneficial to our native fauna. They’re also low maintenance, easy to grow, and can tolerate Australia’s challenging climate, so if you are a serial plant killer, growing Australian native plants in your garden may be a great option. Here’s why it’s important to grow Australian native

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Start a family tradition with a flower press

Family traditions are one of the many things that shape our individual identities while keeping us connected to our families. Some families have traditions that date back many generations while other’s are just starting their first. It’s important to keep old traditions going, but if you’re looking to start a new one, why not start

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edible flowers to grow in your garden
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The best edible flowers to grow in your garden

Edible flowers are set to be the biggest culinary and garden tend this season. No longer limited to being used as a vibrant garnish, this revived trend is seeing chefs and home cooks experiment with edible flowers in a variety of sweet and savoury dishes. If you’re keen to try this current culinary trend, here

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Surprise a Friend with a Seeds Subscription Gift

Imagine gifting your friend not just a present but a promise of growth, life, and beauty that keeps on giving. It’s time to think beyond the usual chocolates or flowers and consider something truly unique – a seeds subscription. In a world where subscription boxes are all the rage, why not surprise your green-thumbed buddy

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How to attract bees and other pollinators to your garden
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How to attract bees and other pollinators to your garden

Bees provide a vital service for maintaining and preserving the ecological balance in our world. These busy insects are responsible for pollinating nearly three-quarters of the world’s food-producing plants. With world numbers in decline, it is more important now than ever to support their survival by creating bee friendly gardens. There are over 1700 species

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8 easy flowers for beginner gardeners to grow
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8 easy flowers for beginner gardeners to grow

Whether you’ve just moved out and want to create a garden oasis to enjoy or you simply want to add a splash of colour to your home by growing a pot of flowers on your windowsill, try these eight varieties of flowers. They’re low maintenance, easy to grow and produce beautiful blooms – no green

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Six symbolic and meaningful flower gifts to send to loved ones

Whether you’re celebrating a graduation or comforting a grieving loved one, there are certain moments in life when you need a gift that says and means so much more. Some flower varieties carry special meanings which make them more symbolic to give when you want to say more than just thank you, congratulations or offer

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How to grow and brew tea at home
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How to grow and brew tea at home

Most of us grow herbs in our garden to add to dishes we create in the kitchen but imagine harvesting blooms from your garden and drying them to make your own tea. Doesn’t that sound like the most delightful slow living experience? Growing chamomile and echinacea flowers is an easy and wonderful process that not

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A gift to send to someone who is grieving loss

Giving a gift to someone who has lost a loved one is one of the most difficult gifts to give. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Aside from spending time with a grieving person, a gift can provide some comfort during a deeply emotional time. The right gift can show that you’re thinking of them and you care, especially if

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5 thoughtful, sustainable and affordable Mother’s Day gifts
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5 thoughtful, sustainable and affordable Mother’s Day gifts

Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be an extravagant and lavish experience that drains your bank account, sometimes it’s the small, more thoughtful gifts that make the biggest impression. This year, surprise your mum or that special person in your life with any of these five thoughtful but affordable gifts. All gifts cost no more than

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Flowers from Catherine Hamlin’s garden to yours
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Beautiful flowers from Catherine Hamlin’s garden to yours

Earlier this year, we had the pleasure of designing a truly touching custom Gift of Seeds for the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation. Over 60 years ago Catherine Hamlin and her partner Reg embarked on an unexpected journey of a lifetime. They signed a three-year contract to work as obstetrician-gynaecologists and set up a midwifery school

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Tomato and lettuce seeds for Live Well Logan program
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Tomato and lettuce seeds for Live Well Logan program

We enjoy working with organisations that promote healthy living, so when the City of Logan reached out to us in need of custom-designed Gift of Seeds for their Live Well Logan program, we jumped at the chance to help them. Live Well Logan is an active and healthy program offering residents free or low-cost activities

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Trending indoor plants and how to keep them happy
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Trending indoor plants and how to keep them happy

Indoor plants not only make your home feel tranquil with their vibrant green foliage, they’re also great at cleaning and purifying the air by filtering out harmful contaminants. When shopping for an indoor plant, it can be overwhelming finding the right one for your home. With the volume of plants that pass through Aloe Flora’s

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15 pressed flower crafts and activities for kids
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15 Pressed Flower Crafts and Activities For Kids

Pressing flowers is a craft that has been around since the Victorian era when it was used for preserving plant specimens. Today, pressing flowers is mostly used to preserve flowers which have a special meaning such as blooms from a wedding bouquet, flowers from Grandma’s garden or flowers given to you from someone special. They’re

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Learn how to make a pressed edible flower cake

If you own a flower press, you may use it for creating all kinds of beautiful items from adorning homemade cards to decorating your home, but have you ever thought to add your pressed creations to a cake? Learn how to make a pressed edible flower cake so you can spoil a loved one with

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Christmas shipping cut-off dates

To ensure we can deliver to you before Christmas, please take note of these delivery cut off dates: To Australian Metropolitan areas:  Order by Friday Dec 11 To WA and regional areas: Order by Friday Dec 4 For Express Post parcels, if sending to areas within the Australia Post Express Pot Network, order by Thursday Dec

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Our Giant Flower Press in action with Heart of Blooms
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Our Giant Flower Press in action with Heart of Blooms

The lovely Andrea Lind from @heartofblooms_ on instagram has been documenting her Flower Pressing journey using our Giant Flower Press. We can hardly believe how beautiful these photos are, or how she achieved such fantastic colour retention in her pressed flowers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I think these are just perfect, and really appreciate Andrea sharing her journey with us.

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Wildflower Children Gift of Seeds
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Wildflower Children Gift of Seeds

Create memories and instill a joy of gardening with our new vintage inspired ‘Secret Garden’ and ‘Wildflowers’ Gifts of Seeds. A greeting card containing a mix of three easy to grow seeds, Secret Garden contains Marigold, Sunflower & Zinnia while Wildflowers contains Californian Poppy, Cosmos & Alyssum. Designed to promote a connection with nature and enjoy simple pleasures, these

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Giant Flower Presses
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Giant Flower Presses

Introducing the newest edition to the Flower Press family! At 30cm tall and 20cm wide, this Giant Australian made Flower Press is TWICE the size of our standard large Flower Press and three times bigger than our mini Flower Press. This is the perfect press for serious crafters and ecologists or for preserving special floral

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New Pop Up Pot collaboration with Emilio Frank Design

We are so thrilled to have our Pop Up Pots back in stock, but even more excited to present our latest designs! We teamed up with Shana Danon from Emilio Frank Design to create this vibrant, colourful artwork especially for our pots. Shana’s artworks are known for their bold emotive colour and vibrant modernist style,

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Sunflower Design Refresh & Plastic Free
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Sunflower Design Refresh & Plastic Free

A long time favourite Gift of Seeds for being bright and cheerful, we decided it was time for Sunflower to get a design refresh! We are also excited to add Sunflower and Trio of Herbs to our plastic free range. These varieties no longer include a plastic plant label. The plant labels are now incorporated into the recycled kraft packaging

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New Poppy & Sweet Pea, Plastic Free!
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New Poppy & Sweet Pea, Plastic Free!

*Update March 2021 – All of our Gifts of Seeds are now plastic free with the exception of Love in a Mist, Hooray Zinnia & Swan River Daisy. We are still running down the old stocks of these after which they will be discontinued* Introducing our newly refreshed designs for Poppy & Sweet Pea! It

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We are still Open!
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We are still Open!

Despite a lot of change in the world at the moment, we are still open, still in stock and still shipping orders as usual from our Maleny studio. If you’d like to reach out and connect with an old friend, a family member, a colleague or a member of your community then we’d love to

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A Gift of Thanks, On Us
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A Gift of Thanks, On Us

In light of the bushfires, we wanted to do something a little different to give back and make a small difference. Our Gifts of Seeds are the perfect token of appreciation so we decided to use them for exactly that to make a small difference. Some of the things people are doing are momentous while

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Christmas Delivery Dates
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Christmas Delivery Dates

STANDARD DELIVERY WITHIN AUSTRALIA (free shipping) Order by Tuesday Dec 17 if you are in a metro area. If you are unsure please check with us, or check Australia Post’s delivery times calculator here. We are based in Maleny on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, 4552. STANDARD DELIVERY TO REMOTE LOCATIONS At this stage you

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Sow 'n Sow in Country Style Magazine
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Sow ‘n Sow in Country Style Magazine

I never thought I’d see myself in a stylish magazine but when one of the feature writers, Samantha van Egmond approached me to do a piece for Country Style Magazine I couldn’t turn down the opportunity. The photographer Marnie Hawson came to our place in terribly bright & challenging conditions and requested the linens. Bonnie had

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Sow 'n Sow Pop Up Pots
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Introducing Pop Up Pots!

A designer, portable plant pot that pops! Pop Up Pots are something that I have had in mind for many years. It started as an idea to find a way to easily post a pot. One reason our Gifts of Seeds have done well is that they’re a gift that is so easy to post

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Reducing Plastic One Seed Pack at a time
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Reducing Plastic One Seed Pack at a time

When I started Sow ‘n Sow 9 years ago, being an eco friendly business was at the forefront of my vision. I wanted to produce products in Australia with a low carbon footprint, using recycled materials where possible. Our Gifts of Seeds are printed in Australia on 100% post consumer waste recycled card and we

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Sow 'n Sow at Life Instyle Melbourne 2019
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Sow ‘n Sow at Life Instyle Melbourne 2019

For all our trade customers, we are back at Life Instyle again this year and we’ll be in the same location as last year – downstairs at stand 1334. We are super excited to be introducing some new products including something COMPLETELY FRESH and never seen before! Think gardening, think innovative & think eco. Watch

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How to Make a Pressed Flower Frame
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How to Make a Pressed Flower Frame

If you’re wondering what to do with all of your gorgeous, delicate pressed Flowers, here’s an idea. Arrange them in a picture frame so you can admire them every day.  We made a little video to show you how easy it is. To create this you will need pressed flowers! Check out our ‘How to

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Sow 'n Sow at Life Instyle Melbourne 2019
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About Sow ‘n Sow & how it all began

We are now 9 years into Sow ‘n Sow’s life and what an adventure it has been. I realised that there may be many new members in our community that do not know me and I wanted to introduce myself as well as explaining why and how Sow ‘n Sow came to be. First of

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Customs Designed Seed Packs
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Seed Packs for Healthier Happier

One of our biggest projects in 2018 was producing a whopping number of these seed packets for the Queensland Government’s Healthier Happier campaign. The custom designed Gifts of Seeds form part of a Kitchen Garden Pack which include an instructions booklet, gardening tips and tasty suggestions. We produced five seed packets for each pack including

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