Plant Setup Instructions

Growing your own food can seem really heavy, but when you have the right stuff, it’s pretty simple and forgiving. Isn’t that nice?

All your materials should be labeled with the plant to which they belong. These instructions are for one plant at a time.

 

 

1. Put the SOIL in the POT

Fill your pot with soil about 3/4 of the way up – there will be a good bit of soil leftover. Mix the soil around with your hands – it’s good for you! Dig a hole the size of the base of your plant. Guess what comes next?

 

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2. Put the PLANT in the SOIL. 

Grab your plant. Make sure its container soil is damp. Hold one hand over the top of the soil, one hand under the container, and flip it upside down. Gently squeeze and slide the plant out. With your fingers, loosen the roots at the bottom of your plant base. Center the plant in the hole you’ve dug in your pot.

Add remaining soil from your soil bag and level the top of the soil about 1” from the brim of the pot. Have extra? Save it for later.

 

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3. Add the MULCH if ya got it. 

Mulch is just stuff that goes on top of the soil to keep in moisture (so you water less), keep soil temperature regulated, and prevent weeds. You love mulch now. Remember that 1” gap from step 2? Fill it with all the mulch you got.

 

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4. Seal the deal, it's PARTY time. 

Once the mulch is on, water the soil (not the leaves) lightly to seal the deal — it’s partytime! Check out your plant care card for best placement, but it’d be a lot cooler if you downloaded the Gardenio app for members. 

 

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