From prepping your garden to planting and harvesting your bounty, we have you covered. Follow along with these easy ‘tricks of the trade’ we’ve fine-tuned over years of urban farming.

Prepping your Garden

Good quality soil is a crucial component to a successful vegetable garden.

Starting with existing soil?
Healthy soil is vital for your seedlings to grow successfully. Using a shovel, you will want to loosen and turn the soil until it is fluffy and uniform in appearance. Aerating the soil will allow oxygen into the mixture to benefit microbial and root health. Once the soil has been aerated, we recommend adding organic compost and either an organic fertilizer or organic potting mix designed for vegetable production as needed. You will want to evenly distribute the amendments on the surface of the soil and combine into the top 6 inches of the soil. We also recommend adding an irrigation system, ideally drip irrigation, to ensure the plants receive the water they need to thrive.

Starting a new garden?
Congrats on your new garden! If growing in a raised bed or planter, you will want to source an organic potting mix meant for vegetable production. You can find some great options at your local nursery center. We recommend growing your plants in a container with a minimum depth of 8 inches with an ideal depth of around 2 feet or deeper. Once you have built or sourced your growing container, add the soil and irrigation. We always recommend drip irrigation connected to a simple timer to ensure the plants receive the water they need to thrive. If you are planting in the ground, we recommend adding a mixture of organic potting soil and organic compost. This will ensure the native soil has the nutrients necessary for the plants to produce bountiful harvests.

 Time to Plant!

Vegetables

Butternut Squash

Planting
Plant in full to partial sun, 12 inches apart. With your hands or a trowel, dig a small hole slightly bigger than the seedling. Remove your seedling from the pot and place it in the hole slightly below ground level so that the top of the seedling’s soil is covered. Gently compress soil around the seedling. Once planted, water the seedling to ensure it takes well into its new environment.

Maintaining
The Butternut squash seedling grows a long vine that can either be grown on the grown or trellised on a support. Be sure to prune or remove any dead leaves as the plant matures. Removing these leaves helps stimulate growth and prevent pest and disease damage from spreading. We recommend adding organic compost or an organic liquid fertilizer once per month to allow for vigorous growth. Inspect your plant weekly for signs of pests or damage, if needed, use an organic pest spray once a week until the issue is resolved.

Harvesting
The Butternut squash is ready to be harvested once the fruit forms and turns a brown color. The best way to harvest is to cut off the squash from the vine. As you harvest, more squashes will form and mature. Once harvested, wash and place in a cool, dark location until ready to use. 

Broccolini

Planting
Plant in full to partial sun, 12 inches apart. With your hands or a trowel, dig a small hole slightly bigger than the seedling. Remove your seedling from the pot and place it in the hole slightly below ground level so that the top of the seedling’s soil is covered. Gently compress soil around the seedling. Once planted, water the seedling to ensure it takes well into its new environment.

Maintaining
As the broccolini matures  prune or remove any dead leaves as the plant matures. Removing these leaves helps stimulate growth and prevent pest and disease damage from spreading. We recommend adding organic compost or an organic liquid fertilizer once per month to allow for vigorous growth. Inspect your plant weekly for signs of pests or damage, if needed, use an organic pest spray once a week until the issue is resolved.

Harvesting
The broccolini is ready to be harvested once the plant produces broccoli-like florets from the center of the plant. The best way to harvest is to cut the florets at the stem a few inches below the top of the floret before they bloom with yellow flowers. As you harvest, more florets will form and grow. Wash and store in the fridge until ready to use. 

Broccoli Rabe (Rapini)

Planting
Plant in full to partial sun, 12 inches apart. With your hands or a trowel, dig a small hole slightly bigger than the seedling. Remove your seedling from the pot and place it in the hole slightly below ground level so that the top of the seedling’s soil is covered. Gently compress soil around the seedling. Once planted, water the seedling to ensure it takes well into its new environment.

Maintaining
Be sure to prune or remove any dead leaves as the plant matures. Removing these leaves helps stimulate growth and prevent pest and disease damage from spreading. We recommend adding organic compost or an organic liquid fertilizer once per month to allow for vigorous growth. Inspect your plant weekly for signs of pests or damage, if needed, use an organic pest spray once a week until the issue is resolved.

Harvesting
The broccoli rabe is ready to be harvested once the plant produces broccoli-like florets from the center of the plant. The best way to harvest is to cut the florets at the stem a few inches below the top of the floret before they bloom with yellow flowers. As you harvest, more florets will form and grow. Wash and store in the fridge until ready to use. 

Di Ciccio Broccoli

Planting
Plant in full to partial sun, 12 inches apart. With your hands or a trowel, dig a small hole slightly bigger than the seedling. Remove your seedling from the pot and place it in the hole slightly below ground level so that the top of the seedling’s soil is covered. Gently compress soil around the seedling. Once planted, water the seedling to ensure it takes well into its new environment.

Maintaining
Be sure to prune or remove any dead leaves as the plant matures. Removing these leaves helps stimulate growth and prevent pest and disease damage from spreading. We recommend adding organic compost or an organic liquid fertilizer once per month to allow for vigorous growth. Inspect your plant weekly for signs of pests or damage, if needed, use an organic pest spray once a week until the issue is resolved.

Harvesting
The broccoli is ready to be harvested once the plant produces broccoli-like florets from the center of the plant. The best way to harvest is to cut the florets at the stem a few inches below the top of the floret before they bloom with yellow flowers. As you harvest, more florets will form and grow. Wash and store in the fridge until ready to use. 

Belstar Broccoli

Planting
Plant in full to partial sun, 12 inches apart. With your hands or a trowel, dig a small hole slightly bigger than the seedling. Remove your seedling from the pot and place it in the hole slightly below ground level so that the top of the seedling’s soil is covered. Gently compress soil around the seedling. Once planted, water the seedling to ensure it takes well into its new environment.

Maintaining
Be sure to prune or remove any dead leaves as the plant matures. Removing these leaves helps stimulate growth and prevent pest and disease damage from spreading. We recommend adding organic compost or an organic liquid fertilizer once per month to allow for vigorous growth. Inspect your plant weekly for signs of pests or damage, if needed, use an organic pest spray once a week until the issue is resolved.

Harvesting
The broccoli is ready to be harvested once the plant produces a tight floret head (~8 diameter) from the center of the plant. The best way to harvest is to cut the main floret at the stem before it blooms with yellow flowers. Wash and store in the fridge until ready to use. 

Snowball Cauliflower

Planting
Plant in full sun, 12-18 inches apart. With your hands or a trowel, dig a small hole slightly bigger than the seedling. Remove your seedling from the pot and place it in the hole slightly below ground level so that the top of the seedling’s soil is covered. Gently compress soil around the seedling. Once planted, water the seedling to ensure it takes well into its new environment.

Maintaining
Be sure to prune or remove any dead leaves as the plant matures. Removing these leaves helps stimulate growth and prevent pest and disease damage from spreading. We recommend adding organic compost or an organic liquid fertilizer once per month to allow for vigorous growth. Inspect your plant weekly for signs of pests or damage, if needed, use an organic pest spray once a week until the issue is resolved.

Harvesting
The cauliflower is ready to be harvested once the plant produces a firm, crisp head about 6-7 inches across. The best way to harvest is to cut the stem a few inches below the head. As you harvest, more florets will form and grow. Wash and store in the fridge until ready to use. 

Flamestar Cauliflower

Planting
Plant in full sun, 12-18 inches apart. With your hands or a trowel, dig a small hole slightly bigger than the seedling. Remove your seedling from the pot and place it in the hole slightly below ground level so that the top of the seedling’s soil is covered. Gently compress soil around the seedling. Once planted, water the seedling to ensure it takes well into its new environment.

Maintaining
Be sure to prune or remove any dead leaves as the plant matures. Removing these leaves helps stimulate growth and prevent pest and disease damage from spreading. We recommend adding organic compost or an organic liquid fertilizer once per month to allow for vigorous growth. Inspect your plant weekly for signs of pests or damage, if needed, use an organic pest spray once a week until the issue is resolved.

Harvesting
The cauliflower is ready to be harvested once the plant produces a firm, crisp head about 6-7 inches across. The best way to harvest is to cut the stem a few inches below the head. As you harvest, more florets will form and grow. Wash and store in the fridge until ready to use. 

DePurple Cauliflower

Planting
Plant in full sun, 12-18 inches apart. With your hands or a trowel, dig a small hole slightly bigger than the seedling. Remove your seedling from the pot and place it in the hole slightly below ground level so that the top of the seedling’s soil is covered. Gently compress soil around the seedling. Once planted, water the seedling to ensure it takes well into its new environment.

Maintaining
Be sure to prune or remove any dead leaves as the plant matures. Removing these leaves helps stimulate growth and prevent pest and disease damage from spreading. We recommend adding organic compost or an organic liquid fertilizer once per month to allow for vigorous growth. Inspect your plant weekly for signs of pests or damage, if needed, use an organic pest spray once a week until the issue is resolved.

Harvesting
The cauliflower is ready to be harvested once the plant produces a firm, crisp head about 6-7 inches across. The best way to harvest is to cut the stem a few inches below the head. As you harvest, more florets will form and grow. Wash and store in the fridge until ready to use. 

Bilko Napa Cabbage

Planting
Plant in full to partial sun, 8-12 inches apart. With your hands or a trowel, dig a small hole slightly bigger than the seedling. Remove your seedling from the pot and place it in the hole slightly below ground level so that the top of the seedling’s soil is covered. Gently compress soil around the seedling. Once planted, water the seedling to ensure it takes well into its new environment.

Maintaining
Be sure to prune or remove any dead leaves as the plant matures. Removing these leaves helps stimulate growth and prevent pest and disease damage from spreading. We recommend adding organic compost or an organic liquid fertilizer once per month to allow for vigorous growth. Inspect your plant weekly for signs of pests or damage, if needed, use an organic pest spray once a week until the issue is resolved.

Harvesting
The cabbage is ready to be harvested once the plant produces a large tight head. The best way to harvest is to cut off the whole head at the base of the plant. Wash and store in the fridge until ready to use. 

Pak Choy 

Planting
Plant in full to partial sun, 6-8 inches apart. With your hands or a trowel, dig a small hole slightly bigger than the seedling. Remove your seedling from the pot and place it in the hole slightly below ground level so that the top of the seedling’s soil is covered. Gently compress soil around the seedling. Once planted, water the seedling to ensure it takes well into its new environment.

Maintaining
Be sure to prune or remove any dead leaves as the plant matures. Removing these leaves helps stimulate growth and prevent pest and disease damage from spreading. We recommend adding organic compost or an organic liquid fertilizer once per month to allow for vigorous growth. Inspect your plant weekly for signs of pests or damage, if needed, use an organic pest spray once a week until the issue is resolved.

Harvesting
The pak choy is ready to be harvested once the plant reaches about 18 inches in height. Alternatively it can be harvested when plants are still young and small. The best way to harvest is to cut off the whole head at the base of the plant. Wash and store in the fridge until ready to use. 

Bright Lights Chard

Planting
Plant in full to partial sun, 8-12 inches apart. With your hands or a trowel, dig a small hole slightly bigger than the seedling. Remove your seedling from the pot and place it in the hole slightly below ground level so that the top of the seedling’s soil is covered. Gently compress soil around the seedling. Once planted, water the seedling to ensure it takes well into its new environment.

Maintaining
It’s best to continually prune or harvest to keep the plant producing new, younger shoots. Be sure to prune or remove any dead leaves as the plant matures. Removing these leaves helps stimulate growth and prevent pest and disease damage from spreading. We recommend adding organic compost or an organic liquid fertilizer once per month to allow for vigorous growth. Inspect your plant weekly for signs of pests or damage, if needed, use an organic pest spray once a week until the issue is resolved.

Harvesting
The chard is ready to be harvested once the leaves grow to be about 8-12 inches tall. The best way to harvest is to cut off the larger, outer leaves leaving the inner, smaller leaves to continue to grow. As you harvest, more leaves will form and grow. Alternatively, you can cut off the whole head at the base of the plant. Wash and store in the fridge until ready to use. 

Tango Celery

Planting
Plant in full to partial sun, 8-12 inches apart. With your hands or a trowel, dig a small hole slightly bigger than the seedling. Remove your seedling from the pot and place it in the hole slightly below ground level so that the top of the seedling’s soil is covered. Gently compress soil around the seedling. Once planted, water the seedling to ensure it takes well into its new environment.

Maintaining
It’s best to continually prune or harvest to keep the plant producing new, younger stalks. Be sure to prune or remove any dead leaves as the plant matures. Removing these leaves helps stimulate growth and prevent pest and disease damage from spreading. We recommend adding organic compost or an organic liquid fertilizer once per month to allow for vigorous growth. Inspect your plant weekly for signs of pests or damage, if needed, use an organic pest spray once a week until the issue is resolved.

Harvesting
The celery is ready to be harvested once the stalks grow to be about 8-12 inches tall. The best way to harvest is to cut off the larger, outer stalks leaving the inner, smaller leaves to continue to grow. As you harvest, more stalks will form and grow. Alternatively, you can cut off the whole head at the base of the plant. Wash and store in the fridge until ready to use. 

Arugula

Planting
Plant in full to partial sun, 3-4 inches apart. With your hands or a trowel, dig a small hole slightly bigger than the seedling. Remove your seedling from the pot and place it in the hole slightly below ground level so that the top of the seedling’s soil is covered. Gently compress soil around the seedling. Once planted, water the seedling to ensure it takes well into its new environment.

Maintaining
As the arugula grows it may begin to bolt and shoot up flowers, while the flowers are edible, it’s best to remove them before the entire plant bolts and becomes bitter. Be sure to prune or remove any dead leaves as the plant matures. Removing these leaves helps stimulate growth and prevent pest and disease damage from spreading. We recommend adding organic compost or an organic liquid fertilizer once per month to allow for vigorous growth. Inspect your plant weekly for signs of pests or damage, if needed, use an organic pest spray once a week until the issue is resolved.

Harvesting
The arugula is ready to be harvested once the plant grows to be about 5 inches in height. The best way to harvest is to cut the larger leaves, leaving the smaller leaves to continue to grow. Wash and store in the fridge.

Corvair Spinach 

Planting
Plant in full to partial sun, 3-4 inches apart. With your hands or a trowel, dig a small hole slightly bigger than the seedling. Remove your seedling from the pot and place it in the hole slightly below ground level so that the top of the seedling’s soil is covered. Gently compress soil around the seedling. Once planted, water the seedling to ensure it takes well into its new environment.

Maintaining
As the spinach grows be sure to prune or remove any dead leaves as the plant matures. Removing these leaves helps stimulate growth and prevent pest and disease damage from spreading. We recommend adding organic compost or an organic liquid fertilizer once per month to allow for vigorous growth. Inspect your plant weekly for signs of pests or damage, if needed, use an organic pest spray once a week until the issue is resolved.

Harvesting
Harvest the leaves once they reach desired size. The best way to harvest is to cut the larger outer leaves, leaving the smaller inner leaves to continue to grow. Wash and store in the fridge. 

Komatsuna 

Planting
Plant in full to partial sun, 3-4 inches apart. With your hands or a trowel, dig a small hole slightly bigger than the seedling. Remove your seedling from the pot and place it in the hole slightly below ground level so that the top of the seedling’s soil is covered. Gently compress soil around the seedling. Once planted, water the seedling to ensure it takes well into its new environment.

Maintaining
As the komatsuna grows be sure to prune or remove any dead leaves as the plant matures. Removing these leaves helps stimulate growth and prevent pest and disease damage from spreading. We recommend adding organic compost or an organic liquid fertilizer once per month to allow for vigorous growth. Inspect your plant weekly for signs of pests or damage, if needed, use an organic pest spray once a week until the issue is resolved.

Harvesting
Harvest the leaves once they reach about 12-18 inches in height. The best way to harvest is to cut the larger outer leaves, leaving the smaller inner leaves to continue to grow. Wash and store in the fridge. 

Green Globe Artichoke

Planting
Plant in full to partial sun, 18-24 inches apart. With your hands or a trowel, dig a small hole slightly bigger than the seedling. Remove your seedling from the pot and place it in the hole slightly below ground level so that the top of the seedling’s soil is covered. Gently compress soil around the seedling. Once planted, water the seedling to ensure it takes well into its new environment.

Maintaining
Be sure to prune or remove any dead leaves as the plant matures. Removing these leaves helps stimulate growth and prevent pest and disease damage from spreading. We recommend adding organic compost or an organic liquid fertilizer once per month to allow for vigorous growth. Inspect your plant weekly for signs of pests or damage, if needed, use an organic pest spray once a week until the issue is resolved.

Harvesting
The Artichoke is a perennial plant and can stay in your garden season after season. It is ready to be harvested once the plant produces the artichokes at the end of long stems. The best way to harvest is to cut the the artichoke at the stem before the leaves begin to seperate. As you harvest, more artichokes will form and grow. Wash and store in the fridge until ready to use. 

Lacinato Kale

Planting
Plant in full to partial sun, 12 inches apart. With your hands or a trowel, dig a small hole slightly bigger than the seedling. Remove your seedling from the pot and place it in the hole slightly below ground level so that the top of the seedling’s soil is covered. Gently compress soil around the seedling. Once planted, water the seedling to ensure it takes well into its new environment.

Maintaining
Be sure to prune or remove any dead leaves as the plant matures. Removing these leaves helps stimulate growth and prevent pest and disease damage from spreading. We recommend adding organic compost or an organic liquid fertilizer once per month to allow for vigorous growth. Inspect your plant weekly for signs of pests or damage, if needed, use an organic pest spray once a week until the issue is resolved.

Harvesting
The kale is ready to be harvested once the plant reaches about 12 inches in height and has multiple sets of leaves. The best way to harvest is to cut the larger, outer leaves leaving the inner leaves to continue to grow. As you harvest, more florets will form and grow. Wash and store in the fridge until ready to use. 

White Russian Kale

Planting
Plant in full to partial sun, 12 inches apart. With your hands or a trowel, dig a small hole slightly bigger than the seedling. Remove your seedling from the pot and place it in the hole slightly below ground level so that the top of the seedling’s soil is covered. Gently compress soil around the seedling. Once planted, water the seedling to ensure it takes well into its new environment.

Maintaining
Be sure to prune or remove any dead leaves as the plant matures. Removing these leaves helps stimulate growth and prevent pest and disease damage from spreading. We recommend adding organic compost or an organic liquid fertilizer once per month to allow for vigorous growth. Inspect your plant weekly for signs of pests or damage, if needed, use an organic pest spray once a week until the issue is resolved.

Harvesting
The kale is ready to be harvested once the plant reaches about 12 inches in height and has multiple sets of leaves. The best way to harvest is to cut the larger, outer leaves leaving the inner leaves to continue to grow. As you harvest, more florets will form and grow. Wash and store in the fridge until ready to use. 

 

Herbs

Icterina Sage

Planting
Plant in full to partial sun, 6-12 inches apart. With your hands or a trowel, dig a small hole slightly bigger than the seedling. Remove your seedling from the pot and place it in the hole slightly below ground level so that the top of the seedling’s soil is covered. Gently compress soil around the seedling. Once planted, water the seedling to ensure it takes well into its new environment.

Maintaining
It’s best to continually prune or harvest to keep the plant producing new, younger shoots. Be sure to prune or remove any dead leaves as the plant matures. Removing these leaves helps stimulate growth and prevent pest and disease damage from spreading. We recommend adding organic compost or an organic liquid fertilizer once per month to allow for vigorous growth. Inspect your plant weekly for signs of pests or damage, if needed, use an organic pest spray once a week until the issue is resolved.

Harvesting
The sage is ready to be harvested once the plant is established and has many leaves growing. The best way to harvest is to cut short lengths of the stems. As you harvest, more leaves will form and grow. Wash and store in the fridge or dry the herbs and store in a container for later use.

Garden Green Sage

Planting
Plant in full to partial sun, 6-12 inches apart. With your hands or a trowel, dig a small hole slightly bigger than the seedling. Remove your seedling from the pot and place it in the hole slightly below ground level so that the top of the seedling’s soil is covered. Gently compress soil around the seedling. Once planted, water the seedling to ensure it takes well into its new environment.

Maintaining
It’s best to continually prune or harvest to keep the plant producing new, younger shoots. Be sure to prune or remove any dead leaves as the plant matures. Removing these leaves helps stimulate growth and prevent pest and disease damage from spreading. We recommend adding organic compost or an organic liquid fertilizer once per month to allow for vigorous growth. Inspect your plant weekly for signs of pests or damage, if needed, use an organic pest spray once a week until the issue is resolved.

Harvesting
The sage is ready to be harvested once the plant is established and has many leaves growing. The best way to harvest is to cut short lengths of the stems. As you harvest, more leaves will form and grow. Wash and store in the fridge or dry the herbs and store in a container for later use.

Purple Sage

Planting
Plant in full to partial sun, 6-12 inches apart. With your hands or a trowel, dig a small hole slightly bigger than the seedling. Remove your seedling from the pot and place it in the hole slightly below ground level so that the top of the seedling’s soil is covered. Gently compress soil around the seedling. Once planted, water the seedling to ensure it takes well into its new environment.

Maintaining
It’s best to continually prune or harvest to keep the plant producing new, younger shoots. Be sure to prune or remove any dead leaves as the plant matures. Removing these leaves helps stimulate growth and prevent pest and disease damage from spreading. We recommend adding organic compost or an organic liquid fertilizer once per month to allow for vigorous growth. Inspect your plant weekly for signs of pests or damage, if needed, use an organic pest spray once a week until the issue is resolved.

Harvesting
The sage is ready to be harvested once the plant is established and has many leaves growing. The best way to harvest is to cut short lengths of the stems. As you harvest, more leaves will form and grow. Wash and store in the fridge or dry the herbs and store in a container for later use.

Flashback Calendula

Planting
Plant in full to partial sun, 6-12 inches apart. With your hands or a trowel, dig a small hole slightly bigger than the seedling. Remove your seedling from the pot and place it in the hole slightly below ground level so that the top of the seedling’s soil is covered. Gently compress soil around the seedling. Once planted, water the seedling to ensure it takes well into its new environment.

Maintaining
The Calendula seedlings will grow tall and eventually produce flowers. Be sure to prune or remove any dead leaves as the plant matures. Removing these leaves helps stimulate growth and prevent pest and disease damage from spreading. We recommend adding organic compost or an organic liquid fertilizer once per month to allow for vigorous growth. Inspect your plant weekly for signs of pests or damage, if needed, use an organic pest spray once a week until the issue is resolved.

Harvesting
The Calendula is ready to be harvested once the flowers have formed and bloom. The best way to harvest is to cut off the flowers at the stem. As you harvest the flowers, more will soon form and bloom. Wash the petals and store in the fridge or dry the petals and store in a container for later use.

French Thyme

Planting
Plant in full to partial sun, 6-12 inches apart. With your hands or a trowel, dig a small hole slightly bigger than the seedling. Remove your seedling from the pot and place it in the hole slightly below ground level so that the top of the seedling’s soil is covered. Gently compress soil around the seedling. Once planted, water the seedling to ensure it takes well into its new environment.

Maintaining
Over time the plant can become very woody. It’s best to continually prune or harvest to keep the plant producing new, younger shoots. Be sure to prune or remove any dead leaves as the plant matures. Removing these leaves helps stimulate growth and prevent pest and disease damage from spreading. We recommend adding organic compost or an organic liquid fertilizer once per month to allow for vigorous growth. Inspect your plant weekly for signs of pests or damage, if needed, use an organic pest spray once a week until the issue is resolved.

Harvesting
The thyme is ready to be harvested once the plant is established and has many shoots growing. The best way to harvest is to cut short lengths of the stems. As you harvest, more offshoots will form and grow. Wash and store in the fridge or dry the herbs and store in a container for later use.

Italian Parsley

Planting
Plant in full to partial sun, 6-12 inches apart. With your hands or a trowel, dig a small hole slightly bigger than the seedling. Remove your seedling from the pot and place it in the hole slightly below ground level so that the top of the seedling’s soil is covered. Gently compress soil around the seedling. Once planted, water the seedling to ensure it takes well into its new environment.

Maintaining
Be sure to prune or remove any dead leaves as the plant matures. Removing these leaves helps stimulate growth and prevent pest and disease damage from spreading. We recommend adding organic compost or an organic liquid fertilizer once per month to allow for vigorous growth. Inspect your plant weekly for signs of pests or damage, if needed, use an organic pest spray once a week until the issue is resolved.

Harvesting
The parsley is ready to be harvested once the plant is established and is about 5-6 inches in height. The best way to harvest is to cut the larger stems near the base of the plant, leaving the smaller inner leaves to continue to grow. Wash and store in the fridge.

Cilantro

Planting
Plant in full to partial sun, 6-12 inches apart. With your hands or a trowel, dig a small hole slightly bigger than the seedling. Remove your seedling from the pot and place it in the hole slightly below ground level so that the top of the seedling’s soil is covered. Gently compress soil around the seedling. Once planted, water the seedling to ensure it takes well into its new environment.

Maintaining
Be sure to prune or remove any dead leaves as the plant matures. Removing these leaves helps stimulate growth and prevent pest and disease damage from spreading. We recommend adding organic compost or an organic liquid fertilizer once per month to allow for vigorous growth. Inspect your plant weekly for signs of pests or damage, if needed, use an organic pest spray once a week until the issue is resolved.

Harvesting
The cilantro is ready to be harvested once the plant is established and is about 5-6 inches in height. The best way to harvest is to cut the larger stems near the base of the plant, leaving the smaller inner leaves to continue to grow. Wash and store in the fridge.

Chives

Planting
Plant in full to partial sun, 6-12 inches apart. With your hands or a trowel, dig a small hole slightly bigger than the seedling. Remove your seedling from the pot and place it in the hole slightly below ground level so that the top of the seedling’s soil is covered. Gently compress soil around the seedling. Once planted, water the seedling to ensure it takes well into its new environment.

Maintaining
As the plant matures, edible flowers will form and should be harvested or cut to encourage a longer growth cycle. Be sure to prune or remove any dead leaves as the plant matures. Removing these leaves helps stimulate growth and prevent pest and disease damage from spreading. We recommend adding organic compost or an organic liquid fertilizer once per month to allow for vigorous growth. Inspect your plant weekly for signs of pests or damage, if needed, use an organic pest spray once a week until the issue is resolved.

Harvesting
The chives are ready to be harvested once the plant is established and is about 5 inches in height. The best way to harvest is to cut the chives in bunches near the base of the plant. As you harvest, more chive shoots will form and re-grow. Wash and store in the fridge.

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