When and where do I pick up my seedling order?
You can choose to pick up from either Ottawa or Perth when you checkout. Here are the details for the pick up options:
Ottawa: Wednesday May 3, Parkdale Night Market 5 - 9PM
Perth: Saturday May 13, Perth Farmers Market 8AM - 1PM
If you prefer to pick up later than May 13, you can pick up from Perth Farmers Market on May 20th. Please send us an email to let us know.
When can I plant my seedlings out?
Frost hardy veggies like bok choy, gai lan, shungiku, lettuce, cilantro etc can be planted as soon as you receive your seedlings in May. In fact they thrive in cooler temperature.
Frost sensitive veggies like tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers do like the cold. Monitor the weather forecast and plant them out when night temperature is consistently above 10 degrees. This generally happens in late May in the Ottawa area. If you're growing in containers, you can transplant the seedlings into the containers and move the containers indoors on cold nights.
How close do I plant the seedlings?
For tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers, give them 12 - 24 inches of space in between. Leafy greens are generally planted about 6 inches apart. Aromatics like cilantro and green onions can be planted 1-2 inches apart.
Do I need to harden off the seedlings?
No, they are already hardened off.
Help! My bok choy flowered!
Is your bok choy or lettuce sending out flower heads or otherwise known as bolting? Don't panic. It's a natural and happens frequently to cool weather veggeis. If you see signs of bolting, harvest the veggie and it will still be delicious.
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