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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.

{black eyed susan, goldsturm}
Rudbeckia fulgida
50+ seeds

{about}
Black eyed susans are a North-American native flower. Perfect for cutting, the more you cut the more will grow. Black eyed susans are easy to grow and need little to no attention or watering, even in drought. Come fall, birds are drawn to black eyed susan’s tiny seeds, providing them with much needed winter food. When grown from seed black eyed susans may need one season to establish roots before flowering. Black eyed susans spread both from roots and seeds. Be sure to plant in a part of the garden where they will have ample space and won't crowd other plants.

{planting information}
Days to Germination: 7-14 days
Lifecycle: perennial
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, seeds require stratification (see below)

{how to plant}
Black Eyed Susan seeds need to be stratified. Stratification is a process where winter conditions are simulated so that germination may occur. Seeds may be sown in fall for natural stratification or simply store seeds in an airtight container in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours before sowing. Like many perennials black eyed susans sometimes require one full season of growth to establish root structure before flowering.

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

{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

Frequently asked questions about TheKirkEstate

Complementary gift notes are available upon request.
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.

Black Eyed Susan // organic heirloom flower seeds // from our farm // eco friendly gardener gift // organic gardening // wildflower garden

US$3.75
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