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Growing Your Tomato

Tomatoes are not that hard to grow (although they take a longer time); they’re incredibly productive, versatile in the kitchen, and so delicious off the vine. Preparing for your journey Collect yourself. Bring your kit into focus and familiarize yourself with its contents. Pick a good location. Tomatoes are heat-seeking sun lovers. Place them somewhere they can get at least 6 hours of full sun daily. If you’re planning on cooking with these plants, plant them in clean soil, use organic fertilizers, don’t use insecticides, and grow them away from driveways and busy streets so that exhaust won’t settle on the plants.  How to plant tomato Sow the seeds. Lay the seeds on the soil bed and cover. Plant at least 5 seeds about ½...

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Growing Your Lettuce

Lettuce is one of our favorite garden vegetables because it is far superior—in both taste and vitamin A content—to the store-bought alternative!  Preparing for your journey Collect yourself. Bring your kit into focus and familiarize yourself with its contents. Pick a good location. Lettuce will grow best in a location that gets 4 to 6 hours of full sun daily. If you’re planning on cooking with these plants, plant them in clean soil, use organic fertilizers, don’t use insecticides, and grow them away from driveways and busy streets so that exhaust won’t settle on the plants.  How to plant lettuce Sow the seeds. Lay the seeds on the soil bed and cover. Plant at least 5 seeds about ¼ to ½ inch deep into a single...

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Growing Your Arugula

Also known as “rocket” or “roquette,” arugula is a fast-growing, cool-season salad green that adds a tangy, mustard-like flavor to pizzas, pastas, soups, and salads. Preparing for your journey Collect yourself. Bring your kit into focus and familiarize yourself with its contents. Pick a good location. Arugula will grow best in cool weather. When planting during the cold months of late November to February, place them in a spot with full sunlight. When planting in the summer, keep them partial shade, especially in the afternoon. If you’re planning on cooking with these plants, plant them in clean soil, use organic fertilizers, don’t use insecticides, and grow them away from driveways and busy streets so that exhaust won’t settle on the plants.  How to plant arugula Sow...

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Growing Your Hot Pepper

Hot peppers add zest and heat to numerous dishes. They can be consumed red or green—fresh, cooked or dried. Preparing for your journey Collect yourself. Bring your kit into focus and familiarize yourself with its contents. Pick a good location. Hot pepper will grow best in a location that gets 6 to 8 hours of full sun daily. If you’re planning on cooking with these plants, plant them in clean soil, use organic fertilizers, don’t use insecticides, and grow them away from driveways and busy streets so that exhaust won’t settle on the plants.  How to plant hot pepper Sow the seeds. Lay the seeds on the soil bed and cover. Plant at least 5 seeds about ¼-inch deep into a single pot. Keep it moist. Leaving the...

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Growing Your Chives

Chives are a low maintenance, easy to grow perennial herb, grown for their onion-scented tasting leaves. These are a delicious addition to salads, and can be added to many other savoury dishes. Preparing for your journey Collect yourself. Bring your kit into focus and familiarize yourself with its contents. Pick a good location. Chives will grow best in a location that gets 6 to 8 hours of full sun daily, though it can perform well in partial sun, too. If you’re planning on cooking with these plants, plant them in clean soil, use organic fertilizers, don’t use insecticides, and grow them away from driveways and busy streets so that exhaust won’t settle on the plants.  How to plant chives Sow the seeds. Lay the seeds on...

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