Mini Fruit & Vegetables

Herb Care

Day 1 Starting a Routine
  • Check the soil every 1-2 days with your finger, and water if it’s dry.
  • Ensure 6+ hours per day of light.
  • Take note of when you planted your seeds, so you know when to expect germination.

Add care reminders to your calendar. Your garden will thank you!

Day 7-15 Germination

Peppers and Tomatoes should sprout before Strawberry, and at around the same time (7-15 days)

Not yet sprouted? Your seedlings may need more light if they haven’t sprouted by the end of week two. The more light you have, the more water you’ll need and vice versa.

Week 3 Thinning

When your pepper seedlings are roughly 3 weeks old or 1″ tall, we recommend ‘thinning’ them. This just involves removing all-but the largest one. By getting rid of the smaller seedlings, you’re allowing the biggest and strongest one to flourish by reducing its competition for water, food and space.

Month 2+ Harvesting

If you harvest your peppers while they are still green, they’ll have a sweeter and less spicy taste. Let them turn red, and the flavor will become more complex (and spicy!)

Long Term Care

The pepper variety that comes with our Mini Fruit & Vegetable Kit is called ‘Sweet Heat’. The fruit grows to about 4″ long and is only moderately spicy. This is what’s known as a perennial plant, which means that with proper care, water, food, and space it can continue to provide you with fruit for years.

The 3.5″ pots that come with our kit are a great size for younger plants, however as your plants mature you’ll want to transfer them into a bigger pot.

Day 1 Starting a Routine
  • Check the soil every 1-2 days with your finger, and water if it’s dry.
  • Ensure 6+ hours per day of light.
  • Take note of when you planted your seeds, so you know when to expect germination.

Add care reminders to your calendar. Your garden will thank you.

Week 1-4 Germination

Strawberries can take up to 4 weeks to sprout, but typically will start to sprout in the second week under the right conditions. If you’re having trouble getting them to sprout, we recommend placing a small quantity in the freezer for a couple of weeks first. The process of removing them from this cold environment is intended to ‘trick’ the seeds into thinking its Springtime. Check out our detailed Strawberry Growing Guide to learn more about how to get the most out of this crop.

Week 4 Early Growth

When your strawberry seedlings are roughly 3 weeks old or 1″ tall, we recommend ‘thinning’ them. This just involves removing all-but the largest one. By getting rid of the smaller seedlings, you’re allowing the biggest and strongest one to flourish by reducing its competition for water, food and space.

Month 4+ Harvesting

It will be pretty obvious when your strawberries are ready to be harvest – they’ll turn red and delicious looking! Use a pair of scissors to cut the strawberry from its stem, one at a time.

Long Term Care

Once going, the ‘Alexandra’ variety of strawberry that comes in our Mini Fruit & Vegetable Kit is everbearing, meaning that it will provide fruit all season long. These strawberries are smaller than standard types, but about twice the size of wild berries and they’ll have WAAAAY more flavor than the ones you get at the supermarket.

Day 1 Starting a Routine
  • Check the soil every 1-2 days with your finger, and water if it’s dry.
  • Ensure 6+ hours per day of light.
  • Take note of when you planted your seeds, so you know when to expect germination.

Add care reminders to your calendar. Your garden will thank you.

Day 7-15 Germination

Tomatoes and Peppers should sprout before Strawberry, and at around the same time (7-15 days)

Not yet sprouted? Your seedlings may need more light if they haven’t sprouted by the end of week two. The more light you have, the more water you’ll need and vice versa.

Week 3 Thinning

When your tomato seedlings are roughly 3 weeks old or 1″ tall, we recommend ‘thinning’ them. This just involves removing all-but the largest one. By getting rid of the smaller seedlings, you’re allowing the biggest and strongest one to flourish by reducing its competition for water, food and space.

Month 3+ Harvesting

Tiny yellow flowers will be the first signs you see that fruit is on its way. POLLINATION? It’s likely to be 3+ months before you’re able to harvest anything, and we recommend waiting until the fruit has turned a deep red color before harvesting them.

Long Term Care

The tomato variety that comes with our Mini Fruit & Vegetable Kit is called ‘Red Robin’. The fruit itself is cherry size, and the plant has a very compact ‘dwarf’ stature. Unlike the peppers which can go on producing for years, this tomato plant is a determinant species which means that after a few harvests you’ll have to start a new plant in order to get more fruit.

The 3.5″ pots that come with our kit are a great size for younger plants, but transferring them into larger pots will result in more fruit production.