Congratulations on your new plants!
We know you’re going to fall in love with how easy it is to grow food with our proven system.
As promised, here’s some additional information for you regarding your plants:
Water is the most critical input for your plant. We recommend checking your plants every other day (temperatures below 75F) for moisture content by feeling the bottom of the bag for moisture or using the finger method explained on the bag tag. If the temperature is above 75F, the plants need to be checked every day.
Johnny Jump-ups (Viola)
This is primarily a cool-season flowering plant, but we’ve found it will continue to bloom throughout the summer if given partial shade. Encourage new flowers to grow by pinching or cutting off finished flowers.
Harvesting (The best part of the process!)
Simply cut or pinch off flowers to use in cooking recipes if desired
Here’s a link to a recipe you may like to try featuring Violas:
“Victorian Posy” Pansy
This is a cool-season plant and may finish its lifecycle when the sustained hot days arrive. Just like violas, if you shade them in the afternoon heat, their life expectancy may be increased.
Remove dead flowers to encourage more blooms.
Here’s a link to a recipe you may like to try featuring Pansies:
My mission is to help you become successful at growing food. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call, email or text. Be sure to check out the website for updates on plants coming out in the near future as well as useful information for growing food.
Keep your calendula plant watered regularly, and it will reward you will flowers throughout the growing season!
Helpful tip on Calendula: once your plant flowers, be sure to remove dead or dying flowers by cutting or pinching the flower heads off the stems. This will encourage the plant to create new flowers for a longer season.
Here are a couple of links with information for harvesting your Calendula plant:
Nasturtiums are an excellent summer edible flower choice. The leaves and flowers are edible. Leaves will have a peppery, radish or nutty flavor. Make sure they have plenty of sunlight and keep them consistently watered. Harvest leaves at any time. Remove faded flowers to encourage more flower production. These are great in salads or eaten raw
Thanks again for your purchase! Cheers to growing food!
Andy — aka MEG’s dad aka “Plant whisperer of Minnesota”