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, Dana from Virginia asked, “I want to buy Seedsheets as a Christmas gift, will they be good for spring planting?”
Absolutely! Seedsheets are the perfect holiday gift because they have a two-year shelf life, so if they are gifted this winter they will be perfect for spring planting next year, or even for the year after! For more information on storing Seedsheets, check out this blog.
Our weekly Seedsheet Success photos came from Morgan in Vermont, who cooked up all kinds of gourmet meals with her Pizza Seedsheet harvests, like shrimp tacos topped with basil and a gorgeous cheesy quiche with sweet cherry tomatoes. Thanks to Morgan for sharing photos of her Seedsheet success via 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to be featured on an episode of Seedsheet Live and win a garden kit.
For our recipe of the week, we roasted some Spicy Cauliflower Bites and paired them with a creamy Peanut Dipping Sauce. These nibbles are an excellent appetizer to throw on the table for a dinner party or game night that’s actually healthy! Check out the full recipe here.
Finally, Caleb from Montana asked, “Can I leave the dead plants from this year’s garden in the garden until next year?”
We do not recommend leaving dead plants in your garden over the winter because it can encourage pests like insects and small rodents to overwinter in your garden, making a mess for you in the spring and potentially harming your spring garden. Clearing your garden also prevents the dead vegetation from molding and potentially leaving disease in your soil. We recommend clearing out all the stalks and dead leaves as soon as you are done with your garden for the year. Then you can till up your soil and add fertilizer amendments right away to refresh your soil for the next planting. We also recommend covering your garden soil with a taught tarp to prevent those critters from nesting in the soil.
Don’t forget to join us next week and also tag us in all your Seedsheet social media posts and submit your Seedsheet success photos to email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.