Click HERE to view our quick-start Zine. Below you'll find details that relate specifically to the small veggie garden.
If you are new to Leaf’d Box: Welcome! You are receiving our small veggie box that comes with 10 beautiful little plant babies!
When it comes to setting up your garden space, make sure you choose a location that gets lots of sun and try your best to leave anywhere from ½ to ⅓ of the garden space empty for the next box since there is a slight overlap.
When it comes to the leafy greens being sent in your box like the red loose leaf and the kale, those can be harvested through the year if harvested from the outside in leaving the growing point in the middle intact.
The squash and cucumber are very susceptible to pests like cucumber beetles and squash bugs. Larger pests like birds, squirrels and rabbits will jump at the opportunity to take a bite of your veggies so I would highly recommend putting up some netting!
For the squash, the more you harvest when they are young, the more it’ll produce and continue to produce! The size to harvest the squash is when they are about 4-7 inches long and the flower is still attached.
The cucumber on the other hand will produce its first harvest but is unlikely to grow more by the next season so that may be one of the plants that get pulled out come summer time. To get the cucumber to harvest more, harvest when they are 5-7 inches long as well.
The sweet pepper will take about 2 months to grow and will be ready to harvest when it is 3.5-4 inches in length! The sweet pepper will produce more than one pepper at a time but once they’ve been harvested it’ll take a while before more start to produce. It’ll be up to you to keep it in your garden come the summer season or if you would rather like to pull it out to make room for what’s next.
You can download / print our layout guide if you need help laying out your plants!