The perfect gift for gin lovers, our new giftpack contains an easy to use herb planter crafted from our iconic bottle. The self-watering herb planter can be used to grow garnishes from seed or to house pre-potted plants for a plentiful supply of local, seasonal garnishes for your Botanist and Tonic.
Giftpack includes: The Botanist Gin 70cl, herb planter & a foraged cocktail booklet.
What you need: Water / Potting soil / Seeds or pre-potted plant
Unpot the plant and uncover the root ball. Make 3 or 4 incisions one third of the way up the ball then gently untangle the roots.
Place in the planter pot and fill the surrounding space with soil, then gently, but firmly press the soil around the root ball so that it stays in place.
For best results, germinate your seeds before planting. Dampen a paper towel and place on a dinner plate. Spread out a few seeds on the towel. Place another damp paper towel on top of the seeds. Cover with a second plate to provide a dark environment the seeds need to germinate.
Germination time will vary but seeds should start to sprout within 2-3 days. Monitor their progress and ensure the paper towels don’t dry out. When the sprouts are 2-3mm long they are ready to plant.
Place potting soil in the growing area at the top of the planter. Carefully set the the sprout in a hole in the soil, 5-10mm deep (again refer to packet) with the root facing down.
Fill the planter base with 350ml of tap water or bottled water. Place the planter top onto the base. Top up with new water when water levels are low.
Place on a sunny (south facing) window ledge in a heated room. Let your pre-potted herb plant settle for one week before use or 3-4 weeks if growing from seed.
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