Not once, but twice the Canadian peat pellet in the above sunflower seed planting thingy crossed the Pacific ocean. Last year this item came from somewhere, presumably an inexpensive spring impulse purchase. It was lost for a year in the clutter but the sticker on the bottom of it is striking.
This little gardening toy is globalization in action. American sunflower seeds braving a trip across the Pacific to meet up with some Canadian peat before getting encapsulated in a Chinese plastic egg and shipped back across the Pacific. Thousands of miles. Probably a couple of bucks. Lost in clutter for a year and likely headed for a landfill.
Some are speculating about the end of cheap Chinese products. We’ll see.