Another fabulous company that I met at Toy Fair in NYC this year was Dunecraft and I fell in love! Dunecraft has all sorts of amazing grow your own plants & veggies kits! And I do mean ALL sorts of them! And I’m not just talking about your typical tomato plant or wildflowers (they have those too!) but I’m talking your exotic ones like cattails, carnivorous plants, catcus and more! They sent us the Hydroponic Fly Traps to check out which I was SO excited for because not only had I never grown anything hydroponically but I was quite enthralled with the idea of growing Venus Fly Traps from seeds!!
Set up was really simple.We soaked our rock wool cubes overnight in distilled water, rinsed them, then placed one rock wool cube into each “basket”. Then we placed the fly trap seeds into each one. We covered our dome with the lid and left it in a sunny window for about 4 weeks or so until it started sprouting. Once it started sprouting we were able to move to the next step. We placed distilled water in the base of our dome container and mixed in the nutrient packets as per instructions that came with the kit.
In case anyone was just as curious as I was below you can see the Fly Trap seeds – they are T.I.N.Y.!!!
Our family focus this spring is centered around gardening and planting new things to grow. It’s an incredible hands-on learning experience for kids and that’s why I love Dunecraft so much! As a kid I LOVED bring my own things to “life” through growing kits and such and Dunecraft certainly has quite a variety to offer – I’m amazed at how many different things there are! You can even buy themed planting kits like fairies and dinosaurs!
One thing I will note about this kit is that as you can see it is NOT your typical “plant a seed and see a sprout a few days later”. Ours sat for about a month before we saw any sprouts so make sure if you are planting these with your kids they understand it will take a while before they see anything. My kids, however, would check on their plants every single day while we were waiting for sprouts.