Polling the Delegation

I love writing. I really do. But given that my day job also involves staring at a computer screen for hours on end, I need to get off my butt and do something on occasion. (Something that doesn’t involve housecleaning…)

When I had my shop open, that was easily accomplished. I’d be bagging herbs, making products, shipping products out…everything involving movement – and no computer screen. I miss that. Especially in the winter months when I can’t do anything in the garden.

A couple of weeks ago, I had an overwhelming itch to make something so I started rootling around the Internet for a project. It had to involve herbs and had to be something I found interesting. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, this is the ‘speriment I mentioned.

A lot of my ‘speriments don’t produce results but I have fun in the trying. This project actually came to fruition and I like it! Plantable gift tags are made of recycled office paper (I generate a lot of that), recycled twine and seeds. Your gift recipient simply plants the disk (after removing the string & instruction sticker on the back), waters it and in a couple of weeks, voilá! Herbs!

Original Papertag Planted Papertag

Pics are lousy, I know. I’ve never claimed to be a good photographer. There are baby seedlings in that pot that don’t show up.

I know it’s not a unique idea but… I was thinking about offering a set of 4 for $4: one each Basil, Catnip, Thyme and Sage. What do you think? Is this something I should pursue?