One of our goals when creating this calendar was to make it as useful and helpful to you as possible. That started with planning out the monthly order of seed paper pages, so that when the months were done, it was the perfect time to start planting them!
Want to know more? Here's a quick breakdown of each month of the Grow-A-Garden Plantable Seed Calendar, what it will grow, and how to plant it. I also included the afternoon of fun I had with my niece and nephews, as we planted some of the seed paper pages. We had a blast!
January and February: Grow tomatoes
Tomatoes! Mmm, salsa, sandwiches, and so much more - easily one of my favourite garden crops. We made January and February out of tomato seed paper so you can get a head start on growing the plants inside.
Plant the tomato seed paper under a thin layer (about 0.25"), keep it moist and in full sun. Once the sprouts develop, and start to look a bit crowded in their pot, transplant them to individual small pots, and keep watering. Once the weather warms up, they'll be ready to transplant to your outside garden.
March and April: Grow lettuce
Even though "cool as a cucumber" is a popular phrase, lettuce actually grows best when planted in cooler months! For best growing conditions, plant your lettuce seed paper when temperatures are between 4-24ºC. When planting, keep the soil moist, and in a spot that allows them to get sun, but that won't get too hot through the day.
May and June: Grow carrots
Garden carrots are just so sweet and delicious. I remember being a kid and sneaking a snack right from my mom's garden, they were just so good. And they're really easy to plant too. As soon as June is done, just tear the paper into strips, and plant under a thin layer of soil. Keep it moist, and under full sun, and come fall, you should have a bunch of home-grown carrots, just like we had when we planted carrot seed paper last summer!
July and August: Grows dill
Nothing finishes off a fall dish quite like some fresh grown dill. Even though fall is on its way by the end of August, dill (and most herbs) can still be grown indoors - that's why we saved the herb seed paper months for the second half of the year. To plant your dill, just place the seed paper under a thin layer of soil. Keep it moist and in full sun, and use it all winter as a perfect added touch for all your homemade dishes.
September and October: Grows Basil
Basil is so fragrant and delicious, and ideal for pizzas, pasta sauces, salads and more. You'll love having this handy herb around - and again, it's easy to grow inside! Just plant under a thin layer of soil, keep moist and in full sun, and enjoy.
November and December: Grows Parsley
This subtle-tasting herb is actually really good for your health! Parsley contains more vitamin C than most citrus fruits, and is also rich in iron, calcium, potassium, copper, magnesium and iodine. What an easy way to load up on vitamins and minerals, and a great reason to add it to almost any dish. Grow parsley seed paper inside or out, just plant it under a thin layer of soil, keep moist, and in full sun.
There's so many reasons to love the Grow-A-Garden Plantable Seed Calendar, and this is just the beginning. Keep checking back, as we give you more hints about how to harvest, store, and cook with all the vegetables.