Think of This as a “Seed Meal Kit”

The Lempert Report
June 19, 2017

These should be in every supermarket produce department.

This is so cool. Seedsheets are made of weed-blocking fabric, a thick layer of soil and four or eight dissolvable pods with different crops in each pod. So you can grow the kind of fruits or vegetables that you would consume or cook in the same dish. They are sold in salad, herb, caprese, hot sauce, tacos and cocktail “kits.” The cocktail kit for example contains seeds for Thai Basil, Cutting Celery, Pea Shoots, Purple Basil, Lemon Balm, Tulsi, Borage, and Bronze Fennel Greens. The Hot Sauce kit has four seed varieties that grow together: the Ring-O-Fire Cayenne Pepper, Dragon Red Carrot, Napoli Carrot and Purple Bunching Onions. The kit comes with recipes for spicy carrot juice and hot sauce. 

Cam MacKugler is behind Seedsheets and he told NPR  "Up here in Vermont, we don't have a lot of time to grow our food, so the goal is to get as much as you can as quickly as possible." He goes on to say "I was looking at the companion planting [an agricultural system for maximizing space and crop productivity] and how well it was designed — the arrangement of tomatoes and basil and zucchini. The idea for Seedsheet almost immediately came to me." 

A 2017 gardening industry survey produced by shows that 1 in 3 U.S. households now produces something edible at home, whether it's a pot of herbs on the windowsill or a raised-bed kitchen garden. A lot of it driven by Millennials and Gen Z who want to know the source of their foods and growing it themselves is a viable solution. And also offers them a variety of fruits and vegetables that compares to a farmers market. 

MacKugler is a bit of a star since he made his debut on Shark Tank and got $500,000 to make his dream come true. He sells them on his website and in Home Depot now, but these should be in every supermarket produce department.