Photography By Ashtin Paige, Storefront Studios, & Kelly Savoca
If you've been keeping us with us on the socials you may have caught that we are starting to shift our stories so that we can create a better space for sharing our process, insights, and tips in the garden. We will still share a special feature showing our favorite correlations from plants to products, but more than anything it'll be dedicated to the garden process. These will be snapshot-like post and we'd like to open up comments and questions as well so there is more room for sharing. There's no one way to do something and we are always learning ourselves. Ok, let's talk about January!
I've been stoked to start using our Garden Planner to keep track of what inventory we have and what we need to order. It's a great tool for this.
Right now, I'm focusing on great spring veggies like Dino Kale, Gem Lettuce, Watermelon Radish, Pole Beans, Herbs and so on. I'm looking forward to trying out some Edible Flowers this year as well - keep you posted on that.
If you are looking for a good spring start I'd recommend our Herb Basket or Salad Friends Crafted Seed Set.
January is the perfect time to give your houseplants some love. I've taken some time to remove dead leaves, prune stalks that don't look healthy, review soil, and feed our plants. If the soil in your pot looks spent and you've noticed your plant has grown quite a bit then repotting with some fresh soil can go a long way.
Also, I like to provide some additional nutrients. I've used both Gro-tone & Dr. Earth Pure Gold for some examples of natural plant food. These can be used for a variety of plants and are pretty simple to use.
We transplanted these in fall. They went from planters to going in-ground. That being said where we mounded the soil at the base wasn't providing the best environment for water getting to the roots. I simply made a moat or a ring at the top of the mound to make sure the water wasn't just running off. Take a look below to see what I mean.