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One seed packet filled with organic, open pollinated, heirloom seeds grown and collected by hand on our small scale farm. For expert and aspiring gardeners. A creative, environmentally conscious alternative to conventional seed.

{rudbeckia}
Rudbeckia Hirta, Indian Summer
50+ seeds

{about}
Rudbeckia are native to North-America and are most commonly found as black eyed susans. These rudbeckia are similar to black eyed susans, but with larger petals and flowers, hairier leaves and stems. Unlike black eyed susans these rudbeckia are not perennial but biennial. However, if seed heads are allowed to remain the flowers will reseed themselves and continue to grow year after year as long as the soil beneath them has not been too heavily mulched. Rudbeckia are perfect for bouquets, they are a long lasting cut flower and the more you cut the more will grow to replace them.

{planting information}
Days to Germination: 7-14 days
Lifecycle: biennial
Zone: 3-9
Sun Light: Full sun to partial shade
Height:1-3 feet
Spread: 1-1.5 feet
Bloom time: mid summer, late summer, early fall, late fall (tolerates frost)
Special notes: seeds require light for germination.

{how to plant}
Seeds can be sown outdoors in spring or early summer, or indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost. The seeds require light for germination. If the flowerheads are allowed to remain, the plant will self-seed and new plants will grow the next season. Deadhead to prolong blooming and reduce self-seeding.

image #3: bouquet featuring rudbeckia and calendula: https://www.etsy.com/listing/56327596/calendula-mixture-organic-heirloom-seeds

{more information}
Seeds are packaged in 100% recycled, 20% post-consumer waste brown kraft envelopes. Thank you for recycling again. In an effort to save on paper and ink printed instructions will be included only upon request.

Each seed packet you buy helps to support The Kirk Estate – the 19th century haunted farmhouse and surrounding property where I live that has been preserved for five generations. These photos were taken there. Our small scale farm is worked the old fashioned way; no chemicals, no petroleum intensive machines -only sustainable farming practices that help to improve the land, the environment, the wildlife, and the people. Thank you for your support of this time and effort intensive process. Your purchase is helping to make a difference. To learn more about us visit: www.thekirkestate.com

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In an effort to save ink and paper, a printed invoice is not included with your order. If you would like a receipt to be included with your purchase please let me know before your item is shipped.

Planting instructions are included under each listing. Printed instructions will be included upon request.
Because our seeds are separated by hand and not machine, expect to see some plant chaff mixed in with your seeds. This organic plant matter will break down naturally in the soil. All of our seeds and herbs are grown using organic, sustainable, and natural farming practices. No fertilizers or chemicals are ever used. Plants are only fed homemade compost, sun, rain, and limited Village water when necessary. Seeds are packaged in one of a kind handmade envelopes made from recycled paper, or in 100% recyclable kraft envelopes in order to reduce the amount of waste that surrounds our products.
Seeds are hand packed to ensure you receive only the healthiest seeds. Please familiarize yourself with growing conditions and instructions for your seeds before you plant them, as all seeds are different. Basic growing instructions can be found under each listing or by going to http://www.csrees.usda.gov/Extension/index.html to find your State's Cooperative Extension. Be sure to keep your seeds well watered after you plant them to ensure proper germination. Keep your seeds alive by storing them properly: keep your seeds in a dark, cool place (40-50 degrees F) with low-humidity. Never store seed in a warm, humid, or sunny spot. Stored properly, most seed will last for several years.
Our soap is made the old fashioned way in small batches here at the Kirk Estate, using the cold process method and a combination of natural and organic vegetable oils as well as organic herbs from our farmstead. All of our soap is free of animal byproducts and has a light natural scent.
As required by the FDA, we do not make any claims regarding the cosmetic or health related properties of our soaps.
It is normal for handmade soap to sweat lightly when it can't breathe or when it is hot and humid. Once you receive your soap, unwrap it and place in a cool, dry place to allow any excess moisture to evaporate.

Rudbeckia // organic heirloom seeds // flower seeds from our farmstead // eco friendly gardener gift // organic gardening

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