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Seed-Starter Valentine

Propagating seeds is a little like nurturing relationships: The more attention and care they get, the more likely they are to flourish and thrive.




  • Flower seeds
  • White coin envelopes
  • Eraser stamp or a rubber stamp


  1. Step 1

    Put seeds in plain white coin envelopes available at stationery stores.

  2. Step 2

    Label with an eraser stamp or a rubber stamp, or make a heart with thumbprints.

  3. Step 3

    Put growing instructions on back, noting when seedlings need to be transplanted.

Martha Stewart Living, February 1998/1999



Reviews (4)

  • Sheryll 7 Feb, 2011

    I found this difficult, less you pay for a stamp. And to write instructions on a stamp in mirror image is just too much for me to do. I recommend typing it out and printing it. But then again the difficult part is to end your sentences in a small area.

  • NatashaNoel 10 Feb, 2009

    I am using this Idea with "Aster" flowers they are a symbol of dantiness and love. When buying the terracotta pot I got the idea to really customize it by painting it myself ! I got some beads and a hot glue gun. UNSTOPPABLE.

  • UUjerri1 21 Jan, 2009

    Do you think these Cardiosperum seeds are available now? This time of year, January?

  • Katie_Moor 19 Jan, 2009

    "love in a puff" , Cardiosperum, is an annual vine which would be perfect for this... The latin name means heart seed, and indeed, the seed is an amazing little black orb with a perfect white heart...