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.
Parsley and Cilantro
Both parsley and cilantro are super easy to grow. Consistent watering is the key to success with these plants. The best part is you can keep cutting on these plants for months. Parsley is a biennial and shouldn’t go to seed this year. However, it may if it’s stressed. If it looks like it’s struggling during the hotter months, simply give it some shade in the afternoons. Cilantro on the other hand is an annual plant. The fresh leaves are referred to as cilantro, but the plant is the coriander plant. When this plant goes to seed, it will produce seeds which result in the commonly know coriander spice.
Fun fact!: Herbs typically refer to fresh greens and spices refer to the dried parts of plants (i.e. seeds, roots, bark, etc.)
Harvesting (The best part of the process!)
Simply cut or pinch off the amount of fresh parsley or cilantro you need.
Catnip is easy to grow and is native to most of the states. It’s a member of the mint family, and you may have some growing in your yard!
These plants are easy to take care of and don’t require a lot of fuss. However, if you have cats, make sure the plants are not accessible to your feline friends. They will most likely destroy the plants! We’ve tested it for ourselves and can say your plants are not safe when cats are nearby.
Simply pinch or cut off leaves from the plant.
Here’s a recipe for your feline friend:
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.
Thanks again for your purchase! Cheers to growing food!
Andy — aka MEG’s dad aka “Plant whisperer of Minnesota”