How to Harvest Emerald Oak Lettuce

How to Harvest Emerald Oak Lettuce

Emerald Oak Lettuce is a delicious variety to grow, and can be grown for baby leaves, or for a full head-harvest. The leaves are buttery in texture, as it's a relative of the renowned butterhead lettuce! Check out the tips below for harvesting your best Emerald Oak Lettuce. 

Tulsi

 
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Days to first harvest: 45 days baby / 75 days flower

Harvest characteristics: Fragrant flowers and foliage great for pollinators, medicinal uses and for repelling mosquitos

Climate preference: Stands up to heat, also does well in cooler temperatures. Full-sun.

Grows well with: Tomatoes, Peppers, Cilantro, Dill, and most any other herbs

Cosmic Purple Carrot

 
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Days to first harvest: 70 days

Harvest characteristics: Rich in color with deep purple skin and an orange core, sweet and slightly spicy in flavor, about 7" long at full-size.

Climate preference: Full-sun.

Grows well with: Beans, Lettuce, Onions, Peas, Radishes, Tomatoes, Fennel, Dill, Parsley


Design your own custom Purple Cosmic Carrot Seedsheet today!

 
 

Pickling Cucumber

 
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Days to first harvest: 48 days

Harvest: Small size for snacking or pickling, harvest often to encourage continuous production of even-sized fruits

Climate preference: Tolerates warm to cool temperatures (great for succession plantings), full-sun

Grows well with: Beans, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Corn, Lettuce, Peas, Radishes, Sunflowers


Design your own custom Pickling Cucumber Seedsheet today!

 
 

How to Harvest Cinnamon Basil

How to Harvest Cinnamon Basil

Did you know there is such a thing as Cinnamon Basil? It's a little known variety of the Sweet Basil you know and love, but with a spicy-cinnamon flavor. Grow your own to add this unique flavor to spring rolls and stir-frys. The flowers are a beautiful and tasty addition to meals as well! Check out the tips below for best harvesting practices. 

Recipe: How to Make Tasty Pickles out of Rainbow Chard Stems

Recipe: How to Make Tasty Pickles out of Rainbow Chard Stems

The green leaves and colorful stems of rainbow chard plants add flare to any salad or stir-fry, but did you know the entire stalk of each leaf is edible? That’s right, you don’t have to waste all of the beautiful chard stems after chopping up the greens-- these are prime candidates for pickling!

How to Start a Fall Garden in a Hot, Southern Climate

How to Start a Fall Garden in a Hot, Southern Climate

The trick to growing your own fresh food and flowers in the South, is to avoid the hottest part of the year (Southern-summer has no mercy on a vegetable garden!) and get ready to reap an autumn bounty. Once the heat starts to break (usually around August-September), this is a great time to get a fall garden planted outside.