New Wigan eco-friendly seed business launched
Window Lovely has been started by husband and wife team Stacey and Sam Hughes from their home in Standish Lower Ground.
Subscribers receive a box of seeds each month allowing them to grow flowers, vegetables and herbs, although boxes can also be paid for individually.
Ecologist Stacey is also ensuring that Window Lovely has the smallest-possible impact on the environment, with no plastic used and the packaging all being recyclable, reusable or able to be turned into compost.
The new company sent out its first boxes last week, having originally intended to launch in October.
Stacey said: “It came about because Sam and I just got chatting one night. I’m an ecologist who’s very keen on gardening and Sam works in PR and marketing so we thought it would be great to do something we could both contribute to.
“I love collecting and growing seeds.
“All our boxes are eco-friendly and we’re UK sourced as well, trying to support other local businesses.
“A lot of gardening products can have a lot of single-use plastic and waste, so that’s something we wanted to avoid. We’ve also provided peat-free compost discs in the boxes because the use of peat is really bad for the environment.
“It’s going well. There have been a few little hurdles to get across but we’ve got a few subscribers and had some single purchases. They are quite good little stocking fillers.”
Stacey says it was important to her that Window Lovely’s seeds do not need huge gardens to grow into greenery.
She said: “They can be grown in any space because we’re offering compact varieties. They can be grown on windowsills or in pots.
“That was something we really wanted to offer because not everyone is lucky enough to have an allotment or a lot of space.”
To find out more about the new business, visit www.windowlovely.co.uk/
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