In today’s modern world, most people don’t know where their produce comes from, and instead choose to believe it was plucked directly from Carmen Miranda’s head wear. Grow your own edible helmet with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get the All American garden kit from American Meadows (a $49.99 value). The garden kit includes the following:
- Two greenhouses with soil for sprouting seeds indoors
- 25 seed packets with vegetable and herb packets
- Step-by-step growing instructions<p>
There is an additional $4.95 shipping fee per Groupon.<p>
American Meadows, an online seed retailer with more than 25 years of experience, sources seeds from the world’s leading horticulturalists to help transform humble home veggie patches into bountiful gardens. Vegetable-pushing parents can backhand spring off their food-pyramid soapboxes to explore the suspended, animated contents of the All American kit, packed with 25 varieties of seeds such as carrots, sugar snap peas, and lettuce. After plants sprout inside one of the two included plastic greenhouses, green thumbs carefully transfer seedlings to outdoor gardens, and then watch beefsteak tomatoes grow heavy on the vine, and inhale the fragrances of cilantro, sweet basil, and italian parsley as they sway in summer breezes. Step-by-step directions help prevent rookie mistakes such as overindulging plants with water or one too many bedtime stories. Most of the plants require full sun to thrive, and yield best results when planted in the cool or warm season.
What started out as a humble operation in Vermont has become a leading online source for bulbs, perennials, and seeds of every ilk. American Meadows is a renowned resource for all things gardening and showcases more than 1,000 varieties of plantables from all over the world, such as Sarah Bernhardt peonies, red oxford Darwin tulip bulbs, and red poppy seeds. Though they stock a vast selection, each wildflower seed package is still hand-packed by their own staff. The staff serves as a knowledgeable resource in conjunction with their robust website, which offers tools and gifts for every shade of green thumb. For even more support, customers can call or chat online to discuss flowers and ask questions about their plants.
American Meadows cultivates a skilled crew in addition to a vast select of bulbs, perennials, and seeds. Four team members are alums of a 13-week master-gardener course, who now boast expertise about topics including landscape design, soil options, and controlling garden pests such as deer or hungry neighbors.