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Fall Box 2021

We are ecstatic to announce the plant varieties for Fall 2021! These Fall plant varieties are designed to thrive in the Fall weather and to produce great vegetation throughout the season. Click HERE to view our Zine with gardening tips. 

 

Dill

Dill is an easy herb to grow. It will grow and bolt upwards if you leave it unattended and unharvested. Harvest often, and do not harvest more than a third of the plant at a time to prevent shock. Dill can grow fast, if it is overwhelming your garden, harvest and dry the herb. 


Cilantro

The cilantro grows upwards and can get tall if left unharvested. Harvest often, and do not harvest more than a third of the plant at a time to prevent shock. 


Parsley

You can harvest your parsley as it grows, as long as you harvest from the outside in and do not harvest more than a third at a time. Parsley is great for garnishing and adding bountiful flavor to your recipes. 


Fennel

Fennel is a great herb  because it doesn’t have common disease issues. This plantling can have the springs cut for garnish and recipes once it has time to mature. As long as less than a third of the plant is harvested, it can be harvested as it grows. The bulbous stalk of the plant can be harvested when it is 3 inches or more in diameter. 

Spearmint 

Harvest 1 month after planting and always leave 2/3 of the plant alone so the plant doesn't go into shock. Harvest the mint as needed but the longer you leave them the more flavorful and larger the leaves get! When harvested, pull from the outside to the inside and remember to not harvest more than ⅓ of the plant at a time. 

 

Artichoke

Artichokes take a long time to mature, and are absolutely delicious. Once artichoke plants are fully grown, they are very large plants. Artichoke plants need nearly a 4 foot radius spacing. If space is a concern, plant your artichoke next to your lettuce and kale. Lettuce and kale will grow and be harvested before the artichoke reaches full maturity. This will leave space for the artichoke to grow out and wide. It will reach maturity and be ready to harvest in February/ March. 

 

Cabbage

There are lots of different factors at play when it comes to the full maturity of your cabbage. The cabbage variety, the weather it grew up in, etc. So, a cabbage could be ready for harvest and look pretty small or it can be huge and ready to harvest. The way to tell is to grab the head and squeeze, if it’s solid, it’s ready to harvest! If you give it a good squeeze and you feel your fingers go in a good amount, wait another few days. 

 

Cauliflower

Cauliflower and broccoli are similar. They need lots of water to grow well and can handle cooler weather. The cauliflower will grow to its largest size and be ready to harvest but be smaller than the cauliflower you usually see at the grocery store. The main things to look for when harvesting are compact bulbs. As soon as you see separation in the bulbs it's time to harvest, no matter what size the cauliflower head is! The smaller size can be caused by many different things: not enough water, not enough sun, pests stunting it's growth, it wasn't hardened properly, the weather being too cold at night and so on! Just keep an eye at the bulbs and make sure to harvest as soon as you see the separation come. 

 

Pea: Sugar Daddy 

Our Sugar Daddy Peas are a kid favorite! With a crisp crunch and a sweet taste, these peas will be your family’s favorite garden-to-table snack this Fall season. Peas should be just about ready for harvest 3 weeks after the flowers appear. After those 3 weeks, pick and taste each day until they are just right. Once you taste what you like, harvest and enjoy!


Kale

A fan favorite! Our kale isn't like the usual kale you see at the store, it's a purple variety that grows upwards and outwards. Harvest regularly, you can harvest when the kale is young and have yourself some baby kale. Remember to only harvest a third of the plant to avoid shock and leave the growing point in the middle untouched. Aphids love kale and can camouflage well in the creases so keep an eye out! Neem oil is a good way to prevent an aphid infestation. 


Multi-color Lettuce

This red lettuce grows outward, and is very easy to maintain. Give it plenty of water, ample sun, and harvest from the outside in for a successful plant. Always check for caterpillars and if you see that it starts to bolt prematurely you can stop the bolting by cutting the long stem growing upwards. 

Green Lettuce

This variety likes full sun, cooler temperatures, and plenty of water. It is a perfect variety for the Fall and Winter for its growing pattern. Harvest from the outside in to prevent bolting, and harvest a third of the plant at a time. 


Broccoli

When harvesting, look for compact bulbs. As soon as you see separation in the bulbs it's time to harvest, no matter what size the broccoli head is! The smaller size can be caused by many different things: not enough water, not enough sun, pests stunting it's growth, it wasn't hardened properly, the weather being too cold at night and so on. Just keep an eye at the bulbs and make sure to harvest as soon as you see the separation come. 

Brussel Sprouts

Brussels sprouts are ready to harvest when the tiny heads are firm, green, and 1 to 2 inches in diameter. Remove sprouts by twisting them until they break away from the plant. As you remove the lower sprouts, you can also remove yellowing leaves; the plant continues to grow upward, producing more leaves and sprouts! 

 

Wild Arugula

Arugula is pretty fast growing just like lettuce. You want to harvest leaf by leaf when they get to be 3-4 inches long. You want to pinch the outermost leaf from the bottom of the stem one by one. Take what you need and your plant will reproduce in just a couple of days! 

Butternut Squash

Nothing says Fall like butternut squash! Our Waltham Butternut Squash delivers an excellent sweet and nutty flavor. Watch out for cucumber beetles, squash vine borers, and squash bugs early in the season. This squash should ripen as long as possible on the vine, but remember to harvest the fruit before frost. Cut squash from vines and leave the stem intact attached to the squash for the most successful short and long term storage. 

Spaghetti Squash

Like the Waltham squash, spaghetti squash needs to be on the vine as long as possible. To test if the squash is ready, scrape your fingernail against the skin of the fruit. If your fingernail punctures the skin of the spaghetti squash, it will need more time to grow and mature. To store your harvested squash, place them in a cool dry place and do not wash them before storing. Make sure squashes do not touch each other and remember to turn them.

 

Herb Box: Dill, Cilantro, Parsley, Fennel, Spearmint 

Small Box: Artichoke, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Pea, Kale, Green Lettuce, Multi-Color Lettuce

Medium & Large Box: Artichoke, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Pea, Kale, Green Lettuce, Multi-color Lettuce, Broccoli, Bok Choy, Brussel Sprouts, Arugula, Spaghetti Squash, Butternut Squash