Your June knack box

Scroll down to read importance instructions about how to care for your plants before the workshop!

Inside you'll find:

  • 3 glass test tube containers

  • 3 glue dots

  • Curved tweezers

  • Spray bottle ​

  • Organic coco substrate (aka Coir) (in a white glassine bag)

  • Lava rock (in a white glassine bag)

  • Vermicast (in a white glassine bag labelled 'V')

  • Bun Moss (looking a little bit chubby its own bag and wrapped in slightly damp kitchen roll)

  • Pilea Depressa (aka Baby's Tears) (in the petri dish)

  • Peperomia Prostrata (aka String of Turtles) (the plant with leaves that look like turtle shells in the petri dish)

If you ordered upgrades, these will also be included in your box.

All project items come in a mailer box made from 90% recycled materials.

Plant care


To keep your plants healthy before the workshop, please do the following using room temperature water: 

1.  Bun Moss – You’ll find this in the biodegradable zip lock bag. Take this out and submerge it in some water for a few seconds. Then take it out, squeeze out as much of the water as possible and then put it in a closed lid container (e.g. Tupperware) to keep it from drying out. If it starts to look like it is drying out or goes brown, repeat this process.

2.  Tropical plant cuttings – You’ll find these within the petri dish. Fill the spray bottle with some water and give these a couple of squirts each day. You should keep these in the petri dish but open it up to air them once a day. 

Also, keep the coir and lava rock away from water for now!

What if something is missing from or broken in my box?

We pack all of our boxes very carefully, but accidents can happen.  If something is missing or broken from your box, please contact us as soon as possible at and we will try to resolve it - usually by sending you a replacement.

What you'll need at home

Nothing in particular except a good space to work!

The Workshop

The live stream workshop is scheduled for 1pm on Sunday 20th June and is due to last 1.5 hours, until 2.30pm

You can use the button below to access the workshop.  The webinar ID is 963 3439 4155 and passcode 302908.


More About the Workshop

  • You'll get the best workshop experience using a laptop or tablet, but you can use a phone if need be (don't forget the charger!)

  • You'll need to place or prop your device on the workspace you'll be using, with enough space to craft in front of it

  • The workshop will be held on Zoom as a webinar

  • You don't need an account to join, but you will get a better experience if you download the Zoom app (this will only take a minute or so) rather than running it through the browser

  • You'll also get a better experience if you have more bandwidth - so try to limit other people using your internet connection at the same time as the workshop as much as possible

  • Feel free to join a few minutes before 1pm especially if you're not familiar with Zoom

  • You won't be able to turn on your camera or microphone for the majority of the workshop, but will be able to add questions or comments in the chat throughout, and have the option to turn on your camera and mic towards the end

  • The workshop will be recorded - but only Ben's part - your own audio or screen will not be


After the Workshop

  • We love seeing what you make so please share pictures with us of your knack box and creations - in progress and/or finished and tag us @theknackbox on social media if that's your thing.

  • The workshop recording will be available the week after the workshop - you'll get an email to let you know when it's ready to watch (it will be on this web page)