Every Thursday at noon ET we host a live social media episode on Facebook and Instagram during which we answer gardening questions from Seedsheet customers and traditional gardeners alike! We’re here to help you successfully grow from seed to supper.
Last week on Seedsheet Live, Eric in Nevada asked, “What is the fastest-growing Seedsheet?”
We try our best to choose plant varieties with fast maturation, but some varieties grow quicker than others! Greens and herbs grow faster than fruiting vegetables and you can start harvesting quickly. That means our Taco Seedsheets with greens, herbs, and radishes grow super quick, as well as our Salad Seedsheet with yummy greens for super fresh dishes. Also, all of our Mini Seedsheet Gardens grow rapidly, of which there are three different varieties-- Herbs, with basil, cilantro, and dill; Salad with kale, arugula, and spinach; and our Pesto Mini with three different varieties of basil. Don't worry, it's not too late to grow Seedsheet gardens in many areas of the country and you can always create your own Custom Seedsheet with quick-growing varieties!
Our featured customer testimonial came from Darcy in Missouri. She grew gorgeous lemon cucumbers, perfect watermelon radishes, deep purple carrots, bunches of thyme, and red hot peppers! Thanks to Darcy for sharing photos of her Seedsheet success on Instagram and as a reward, she won a FREE Balcony Seedsheet Garden kit of her choice! Don’t forget to email photos of your Seedsheet success to email@example.com for a chance to be featured on an episode of Seedsheet Live and win a garden kit!
A creamy Herbed Chickpea Salad packed with dill, parsley, scallions, radishes, and celery for crunch! Think of it as elevated potato salad swapping carbs for protein. Do you have produce at home you’re not sure what to do with, or you’ve just eggplants coming out of your ears? Let us know and we would love to develop a fresh recipe tailored to your taste!
Finally, Tory in Oregon asked, “I’m growing pumpkins for Halloween but they’re not quite ready. If I pick them now will they ripen off the vine?”
Pumpkins will absolutely continue to ripen off the vine once picked. They ripen with the sun, so as the days get shorter and grayer maturation can slow down. They can be cut from the vine (about 3 inches above the fruit) and placed in a window that receives direct sunlight to continue the ripening process if they’re still a little green. We also recommend cleaning the window well and moving any items that may be casting a shadow across them. Also, to ripen the pumpkin evenly, rotate the sides of the pumpkin that are exposed to the sunlight daily. They should be ready in a few days!
Don’t forget to tag us in all your Seedsheet social media posts and submit your Seedsheet success photos to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win a free Seedsheet balcony garden kit! We’re also available for any and all gardening assistance-- direct message us on Facebook, or Instagram, or email us a photo of your gardens with your questions to email@example.com.