Seed Phytonutrients

How to Grow Your Seed Phytonutrients Seeds

Paper packaging with a seed pack insideCongratulations! You've made it to the end of a bottle of Seed Phytonutrients body products.

 

As if luxuriating in the delicious texture and fragrance of the product wasn't enough, now you get to have even more fun by growing the seeds included in your pack.

Here's how!

  1. Identify a suitable location. All the seed packets included in Seed Phytonutrients bottles are suitable for growing in containers. If you'd like to get full-sized plants, you will need to grow outside at the right time of year: late spring through mid summer in northern locations, winter through spring in southern locations. If you're okay just having fun and harvesting a small helping of young plants, you can also grow these seeds indoors on a sunny, south-facing windowsill.
  2. Prepare the location. Garden seeds like to grow in fertile, loose soil. If growing in a container, purchase some potting soil at a hardware store or garden center. Be sure that there is a source of nutrition (such as compost or fertilizer) in the mix, or add your own compost. Water the mix gently before adding your seeds.
  3. Sow your seeds. Identify the variety you received in your bottle, then follow the instructions below:
  • Lemon Basil. Sow seeds at a depth of about a quarter inch (or roughly 1cm) below the soil surface. Keep warm, above 70 degrees Fahrenheit (22 Celsius). Seeds will germinate in 3-10 days. Basil likes as much warmth, sun, and water as you can provide.
  • Sweet Basil. Sow seeds at a depth of about a quarter inch (or roughly 1cm) below the soil surface. Keep warm, above 70 degrees Fahrenheit (22 Celsius). Seeds will germinate in 3-10 days. Basil likes as much warmth, sun, and water as you can provide.
  • Harvest Thyme. Press the seeds into the surface of the soil and sprinkle with no more than one-eighth inch (or roughly half a centimeter) of fine soil. Thyme will germinate at room temperature within 5-7 days. Thyme is a hardy herb that can handle a variety of growing conditions. 
  • Wild Arugula.  Press the seeds into the surface of the soil and sprinkle with no more than one-eighth inch (or roughly half a centimeter) of fine soil. Wild arugula will germinate within 7-10 days. It is a hardy green that can grow in the cool conditions of spring and fall (or winter, in southern locations) as well as during the main garden season.
  • Nurture your plants through their growth cycle. Do your best to keep the plant watered, especially if it is in a container, and protect from frost and freeze as well as extreme heat. All of the above varieties will grow well in either full sun or partial shade conditions.
  • Harvest your herbs and enjoy! Any of the varieties above can be snipped for eating at a young stage, starting at about 4-6 weeks after planting. If you harvest only a few outer leaves at first and let the plant continue to grow, you will be able to harvest even more after the plant has grown a bit bigger.
  • Thanks for growing with Hudson Valley Seed Company seeds! Be sure to check out the rest of our catalog for a full selection of vegetable, flower, and herb seeds.

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