Seasonal Garden Restart

It’s time to get your garden in gear for Spring!

Make your garden refresh a breeze with the Restart Pack!

If you’ve been paused awhile or getting back into the swing of growing after taking some time off, it’s important that your soil is refreshed and ready to go. We have created a product bundle specifically for you to help take care of the soil. 

There are 3 kits to choose from: 6, 12, or 18 plant kit! Each garden restart kit includes enough supplies to support your plants and comes with:

  • Living soil
  • Worm castings
  • All purpose fertilizer
  • and much more! 
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Ready to dive into a new garden season? It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

Step 1: Gather all of your potted plants and your plants from the wall. 

Assess and group your plants into the following categories:

  • Plants that are overgrown or past their prime
  • New seedlings that need to be planted
  • Mature plants (primarily your perennial herbs) that would benefit from being potted up
  • Plants that are doing great but would benefit from the soil being amended 

Step 2: Work your way through each grouping of plants, caring for them as needed. 

  • For plants that are overgrown or past their prime:
    • Remove the spent plants and toss or compost them. 
    • Dump the soil into a large container or tub. You can break it up, add worm castings, new soil and regenerate it to be used again. 
  • For new seedlings that need to be planted:
    • Pot them up as usual!
  • For mature plants (primarily your perennial herbs) that would benefit from being potted up:
    • Spring is a great time to pot up your perennial herbs like sage, oregano and rosemary. Select a pot that is at least 20-40% larger than the existing pot. Place a couple handfuls of soil into the bottom of the new pot. Then, slowly loosen the plant’s roots from the felt pot by pulling the pot back away from the root ball. Once the plant and root ball is free, place it into the new pot. Fill with soil and adjust the placement of the plant as needed to keep the soil level consistent. 
  • For plants that are doing great but would benefit from the soil being amended: 

Step 3: Clean your supplies! 

  • Clean up your old pots and get them ready for a new garden season! Soak them overnight in a tub of water with a couple tablespoons of baking soda. Rinse thoroughly and let them air dry in some sunshine!
  • Clean your garden tools using a 1:10 bleach to water solution. This will help eliminate any fungal issues that can remain on our tools even over winter!
  • If you are using a Planted Wall, you may also want to clean your water tank. To remove any hard water build-up, you can mix up an apple cider vinegar and water solution in a spray bottle. Spray it on the areas with build-up and let it sit for a few minutes before scrubbing it with a brush or sponge.
  • How to clean out irrigation lines and filters: This is a maintenance task that is important to do at the beginning of a big growing season. We created this video to demonstrate exactly what to clear out the lines and the filters. 
Take a peek at how Kaylee, our garden guru, refreshes her Planted Wall each season here! Or watch the videos shown.

Check out our full member workshop for more tips and ideas to get your garden ready for Spring!

Stock up on Soil Refresh Supplies

Get ready for soil refresh time!  It may be time to purchase more soil and worm castings to freshen up soil that has been lost to root clumps and depleted over time.