Green Eyed Peas

What could be nicer than seeing and harvesting your own vegetables growing on your own balcony? Vitamins, minerals and fiber - you can find all of this in the various types of vegetables and herbs in the Green Eyed Peas creation. You can now enjoy snack peppers, snap peas, cucumbers and strawberries fresh from the balcony and serve them as a snack or in a salad, for example. You can refine your dishes with the flowering basil or the beautiful and bright nasturtium.


1. Alice’ Tips

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2. Care tips

Snack peppers

The snack pepper is a demanding plant that needs regular watering. It is important to avoid both waterlogging and excessive drying out. To protect the plant from breaking off, you should protect it from the wind. The water requirement is quite high in this Green Eyed Peas creation. Especially in summer, the snack peppers should be watered every day. It is advisable to water early in the morning or in the evening to avoid burning the leaves. If you want to harvest ripe peppers, you should cut them off with a sharp knife or scissors to avoid damaging the shoots and the rest of the fruit.

Further use: The snack peppers are perennial! That means you can see them bloom again next year and harvest peppers. However, it has to hibernate at temperatures between 10 and around 24 degrees Celsius. At best with a lot of light at the window.


snap pea

The snap pea is a particularly easy-care plant. The plant absolutely needs a rank aid so that it can grow and climb stably. For this we recommend our rooftop, which is perfect. Unlike the snack peppers, mini cucumbers or nasturtiums, however, they don't need quite as much water - maybe you can skip watering them from time to time. Sugar snap peas can be harvested as soon as the pods are tender, fresh green and the peas are still small. We recommend processing them immediately after harvesting or freezing them for later use to preserve their full aroma.

Further use: Please note that the snap pea is not hardy and will die in autumn as an annual herbaceous plant. You could grow new plants from the seeds of the pods in spring and thus enjoy the delicious sugar snap peas again.


mini cucumber

The mini cucumber is a high-yielding and delicious plant that has become an integral part of our Green Eyed Peas. In order to achieve a rich harvest, it is first important to harvest the mini cucumbers on time. If these get too big, they lose flavor and texture. To harvest, you can use a sharp knife or scissors and cut off the top of the stalk. Another important point is regular watering of the mini cucumber. You should make sure that there is no waterlogging. Because too much humidity favors the appearance of downy mildew, a disease that can be recognized by yellowish spots on the leaves and can lead to the death of the leaves. With the right care and attention, you can enjoy a bountiful harvest and delicious mini cucumbers.

Further use: If you want to overwinter your mini cucumber, you should remove the surrounding foliage in autumn. You can then carefully dig up the storage roots, which are important for the growth of the plant in the next year, and free them from the soil. For the winter, the plant needs a cool, frost-free and dry room with temperatures between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius.



The nasturtium is not only a beautiful and colorful plant, but also a true growth miracle with many healing properties. The leaves are edible and have a spicy, hot note that is perfect for various dishes. In summer, the nasturtium should be watered abundantly. It is important to water directly on the plant ball and to protect the leaves. When the flowers fade, you should cut off these shoots regularly so that the nasturtium can continue to bloom for a long time. To harvest, you can use a sharp knife and carefully cut off the flowers and leaves. Also note that the plant can be infested with aphids. If that happens, please feel free to contact us. Overall, however, the nasturtium is an easy-care and versatile plant that is a perfect match for your Green Eyes Peas.

Further use: The nasturtium can be dried or frozen. You can also use it to create herbal vinegar or flower oil.



3. Sheep's wool

Where does the sheep's wool come from?

We source our sheep’s wool from middle European countries such as Germany, Austria, and France. The sheep’s wool is organic and sustainable. No animal has to die or suffer for it, since the wool is a natural “waste product” of sheep farming that would otherwise be disposed of unused.

  • Warum Schafwolle?

    • Organic complex- and slow-release fertilizer.
    • It consists mainly of keratin, and therefore of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen.
    • It also contains potassium, sulfur, magnesium, and some phosphorus; all nutrients that are important for plants.
    • With these nutrients, your plants get sufficient strength to grow and bloom and are given a long life.
    • Sheep’s wool is also ideally suited for transporting our creations. The plants are protected and arrive safely at your home.
    • Sheep‘s wool: The perfect water reservoir. The wool absorbs the water like a sponge and then slowly releases it back into the soil. Neverthless, it does not completely protect from drying out. It must, of course, continue to be watered sufficiently and regularly.
    • The virgin sheep‘s wool prevents weed growth without chemical additives, support fibers, or support grids.

How sheep's wool decomposes?

After a time (depending on the weather approx. 1-2 months) small, white-ish holes appear in the wool sack. Please do not worry! These are not mold or other fungi. This is simply a part of the natural decomposition process of sheep‘s wool. In the meantime, your plants can even be particularly happy, because the nutrients are properly released. Depending on the weather, it takes a good year for the wool to disolve completely.


4. Proper watering

  • 1. The Finger Test
    You can easliy find out if the plants need water several times a day or if a watering break is necessary by pressing your thumb a bit into the soil and checking if it feels dry. If you want to know exactly, then you can use a moisture meter to test the soil.
  • 2. At the Right Time
    The ideal time to water is in the morning. This will supply your plants at the beginning of the vegetative phase. In the warmer months, depending on the location, another pass in the evening can be useful. Midday is not so good for watering, because that is often when the heat is at its highest, and water droplets on the leaves act like little magnifying glasses in the sun, magnifying the heat and burning the leaves.
  • 3. Full Can
    Use a watering can with a long neck and dispense the water with the spout in the front. This way you can better get between the flowers directly to the plant stems, because that‘s where you want to go so your irrigation water reaches the roots. You can also find suitable models in our online-shop. 
  • 4. Well-Targeted
    Aim the spout of the watering can at each of your plants, if possible, and now gently let water run directly into the surrounding soil. This works even better if you cut open the top of the sheep‘s wool after planting the creation and expose the soil around each plant.
Our Watering Can


5. Plant Box

Ever looked for a suitable balcony box?

What we saw out there in the garden centres and DIY stores of the world did not convince us - neither in terms of visual design, nor in terms of the sustainability of the materials used; it is really dangerous when the brackets are poorly fitted or too thin. And last but not least, conventional balcony boxes are downright waterlogging systems with a rot guarantee.

So what else could we do but reinvent the balcony box?

Raise the curtain for our Plant Box!

  • 100% bio-based
  • Made from renewable raw materials
  • 75% lower CO2 emissions with renewable PE and PP compared to new raw materials

Did you know that we also offer suitable accessories for our Plant Box, e.g. a rooftop or an irrigation system?

Plant Box & Accessories
  • Sustainable

    The plastic for the Plant Box is made from 100% recycled vegetable oils.

  • Long-Lasting

    The Plant Box is MADE IN GERMANY, solid through and through, and weatherproof. It will give you many years of loyal service on your balcony and remain in great shape.

  • Smart

    A drainage strip is built into the base of the Plant Box, saving your plants from drowning and effectively preventing rot.

  • Refined

    The no-frills design with clean lines eschews bells and whistles and stuffy ornamentation in favour of timeless elegance.

  • Integrated

    The beautifully designed holders for the Plant Box fit perfectly and ensure a secure suspension. Sheep‘s wool sock and box size are precisely matched.

Ending & New Beginning

6. Disposal

  • For A Quick Change

    The new creation has arrived, and the previous must give way. Now it‘s time for the huge paper bag that comes with each of our creation deliveries. The bag takes on the entire contents of the box in one go, and you‘re ready for a new season of blossoming.

  • Save What You Can!

    But wait a minute, some of your plants may still be in full bloom and are far too good for the organic waste bin. So how about a little transplant action? It‘s best to use a mini shovel with a sharp tip. We always have the perfect pots in our shop to give rescued plants a new home. It is important that they have a hole at the bottom and a saucer for excess water, because often it just comes from above! By the way, perennial plants are also regularly part of our creations. You can find out which ones in the Creazine or in the Plant- O-Thek on our website. 

  • Clear as a Bell?

    Bag, soil, creation, sheep‘s wool - it‘s all fully compostable and can go in the organic waste bin. Just make sure that there are no more safety pins in the sheep‘s wool. These were used to stabilise the plants for transport to you. It‘s best to remove the safety pins as soon as you receive your new creation.