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Vegetable Plant

Vegetable plants are rewarding and adaptable to growing indoors and outdoors. Not only do they produce delicious edible food to enjoy and share, but they can add gorgeous foliage to your sunny windowsill!

How to care for your Vegetable Plant

Use these instructions to care for a Vegetable Plant. This guide will tell you how to water a Vegetable Plant; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.

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LIGHT

Your Kale plant requires bright light to full sun. If grown indoors, place on a sunny windowsill or under a grow light.

WATER

Water your Kale plant when the top 25% of soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer. Do not allow the soil of your Kale plant to dry out completely.

HUMIDITY

Your Kale plant prefers a humid environment. Mist often if grown indoors.

TEMPERATURE

60°-90° F

FOOD

Feed once every month during the spring and summer with a fertilizer for edible plants.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Cut your Kale at any point to enjoy it. Cut no more than ⅓ of the plant’s leaves off at any given time. Please note: Kale is meant for humans, not pets.

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Pepper Plant

LIGHT

Your Pepper Plant will grow best in full sun, but will also do just fine indoors on a sunny windowsill, as long as it receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sun per day.

WATER

Do not allow the soil of your Pepper Plant to dry out completely. Water when the top 50% of soil is dry. If kept outside during peak growth in the spring and summer, watering may be needed every day.

HUMIDITY

If kept indoors, mist a few times per week.

TEMPERATURE

Your Pepper Plant will do best in temperatures between 60-90 degrees. If kept outdoors, bring indoors before nighttime temperatures dip below 50 degrees.

FOOD

Feed once every month during the spring and summer with a fertilizer for edible plants.

TOXICITY

Cubanelle and Sweet Banana Peppers are non-toxic and edible, but are meant to be eaten by humans — not pets. Green Bell Peppers are non-toxic to pets. 

ADDITIONAL CARE

Pick your Peppers when they begin turning color. Cubanelle Peppers are ready once red in color; Green Bell Peppers are ready once green in color; and Sweet Banana Pepper are ready once yellow-green in color. Enjoy by themselves or add them to a variety of dishes.

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Tomato Plant

LIGHT

Your Tomato plant will grow best in full sun, but will also do just fine indoors on a sunny windowsill, as long as it receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sun per day.

WATER

Do not allow the soil of your Tomato plant to dry out completely. Water when the top 50% of soil is dry. During peak growth in the spring and summer, watering may be needed every day.

HUMIDITY

If kept indoors, mist a few times per week.

TEMPERATURE

Your Tomato plant will do best in temperatures between 60-90 degrees. If kept outdoors, bring indoors before nighttime temperatures dip below 50 degrees.

FOOD

Feed once every month during the spring and summer with a fertilizer for edible plants.

TOXICITY

Pick your Tomatoes when they turn from green to red in color. They can also be picked when still green and left to ripen off the vine.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Tomatoes are non-toxic and edible. The stems and leaves are considered to be toxic in large amounts and should not be eaten.

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What's a Vegetable Plant?

Botanical Classification: Solanum lycopersicum

About

 Vegetable plants include many different types of edible plants and are native to just about everywhere in the world. In general, most vegetable plants perform best outdoors in full sun, or in a sunny window indoors. If grown indoors, choose a south- or west-facing window or supplement with grow lights. They typically need a boost of humidity while indoors and like to be watered frequently.

Fun fact

In the United States, more tomatoes are consumed than any other single fruit or vegetable!

Pictured Left: Tomato Plant
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Your veggies need as much sunlight as they can get! Six or more hours of direct sun a day is optimal.
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