How to Grow Your Own Tacos Garden

 
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Grow your own tacos?! Okay, so we're definitely not growing a tortilla shell right out of the ground, and seasoned beef doesn't sprout from a seed, but every food-lover knows that to make a taco really pop, you need the freshest of ingredients.

We're talking about cilantro, scallions, radishes, & greens to give your loaded shells the satisfying crunch and flavor that only the best quality produce can provide. Nothing beats growing your own and harvesting from tabletop-to-taco!

No more of that wilted, moldy cilantro or pesticide-ridden greens from the grocery store. Grow a garden in a bucket and produce your own fresh ingredients for the most decadent taco bar (and save your grocery list for the margarita supplies).

Grow Your Own Tacos Kit Ingredients List:


Arugula

Arugula

Arugula

  • Fast-growing greens
  • Baby greens are more tender, larger/older leaves have more of a "kick"
  • Harvest outer leaves of each plant for continuous growth
  • Healthy for bones, eyesight, and may lower risk of cancer

Harvesting arugula greens


Cilantro

Cilantro

Cilantro

  • The necessary fresh herb for a variety of culinary uses!
  • Harvest when 6" tall by cutting outer leaves (take 1/3 of plant at a time for continuous growth)
  • High in antioxidants 

Harvesting cilantro greens to keep plants from producing seeds


Baby scallions sprouting

Baby scallions sprouting

Scallions

  • Scallions will take a little longer to mature completely, but all parts of the plants are edible
  • Harvest just like chives to use in recipes--the scallion bulb will form later
  • High in vitamin K (great for strengthening bones), vitamin A (good for vision), and vitamin B-6 (mood-booster)

Ruby Streaks mustard greens

Ruby Streaks mustard greens

Ruby Streaks

  • A fast-growing purple variety of mustard greens
  • Nice fresh addition to tacos, as well as salads and scrambles
  • Harvest outer leaves of each plant for continuous growth
  • Mustard greens are considered "superfoods" because they significantly detoxify your liver and blood, and are high in fiber & vitamin C

Harvest mustard greens just like other cut greens--in this case, it is very similar to arugula


Radish roots close-up

Radish roots close-up

Valentine's Day Radish

  • Red, pink, purple & white roots
  • Pull out extra sprouts (even if there are a bunch) leaving just about 2-3 so the bulbs have room to grow out of the hole in the Seedsheet fabric
  • Greens are edible too!
  • Harvest when bulb is showing, about 3 weeks after planting

How to Thin Radish Seedlings


Purple Plum Radish

Purple Plum Radish

Purple Plum Radish

  • Purple-root variety
  • "Thin" extra sprouts leaving just about 2-3 so the bulbs have room to grow
  • Flash-cook greens in a hot pan to wilt (similar to spinach)
  • Harvest when bulb is showing, about 3 weeks after planting
 

White Icicle Radish

White Icicle Radish

White Icicle Radish

  • White-root variety resembling a mini-daikon
  • "Thin" extra sprouts leaving just about 2-3 so the bulbs have room to grow
  • Greens are edible too
  • Harvest when bulb is showing, about 3 weeks after planting
 

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Get fancy at your next dinner party or give the gift of a taco garden:

Think of "tacos" as a blank canvas for the ultimate crowd-pleasing dinner party. Cook up your favorite fillings and brag about these homegrown, colorful additions to line up on your toppings bar (really making it photo-op ready). 

Pro-tip: This is the kind of gift you give someone who has everything. Welcome to gardening made fun (this ain't your grandma's garden).

 
Grow Your Own Tacos Kit at about 2 weeks old.

Grow Your Own Tacos Kit at about 2 weeks old.

 

Recipes for your Tacos Seedsheet harvests:

 
 

Taco Seedsheet growing tips:

  • The Tacos Seedsheet can be grown outside in full-sun during your climate zone's frost-free parts of the year. All 7 varieties will be ready to harvest after about 4 weeks, so count backwards at least a month before the first frost if planting outdoors. 
  • Herbs and greens will grow back so you can come and cut again each week, depending on how much you harvest.
  • Use organic fertilizer for optimal production and growth.
  • Keep the growing-going! Move your container garden to a sunroom or south-facing window when the temperatures start to dip too low.
  • Get a jump start in the spring: plant your Tacos Kit indoors in a sunny window right around your last frost and move it outside once the temperatures are consistently above freezing.
  • Not ready to plant right now? Seedsheets have a 1-year shelf life! Plan to plant yours, of give the gift of a garden to share this DIY fresh herbs hack with a friend. 

Growing inside?

Check out our blog post with the essential tips you need to grow taco ingredients year-round in the comfort of your own home!

Grow your own fresh ingredients indoors all-year round.

Grow your own fresh ingredients indoors all-year round.