FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Living Earth's herbs and greens. If you have any other questions don’t hesitate to contact us.
How should living herbs and greens be cared for?
Our living herbs and greens are very versatile and can be refrigerated for up to 7 days or kept at room temperature to continuing growing. To continue growing at room temperature our living herbs and greens should be placed in direct sunlight. A sunny south face window is best during the winter time. Basil is the only herb that should not be refrigerated.
Our herbs and greens should be watered every few days as shown below. To water, place the pot in a saucer or bowl with 1/2" of water. Maintain a 1/2" of water in the saucer or bowl until the entire plant is consumed.
Will living greens and herbs continue to grow after I cut them?
Our living herbs will continue to grow in a bright sunny location if the older leaves are harvested first and the newer growth (near the top of the plant) is left intact.
Our living pea shoots will often regrow if the top half of the plant is cut and the rest is left to grow in a bright sunny location. It will generally take 7-10 days for the pea shoots to regrow to their original size. Remember to check your plants daily as pea shoots use a lot of water.
Our living microgreens and lettuce won't regrow when cut.
Can you plant living greens and herbs?
Living Earth's greens and herbs are intended for immediate culinary use and we suggest that you use them this way for optimal flavour and nutrition. However, you can certainly try to replant our greens and herbs, but we don’t guarantee that they’ll transplant successfully. Our crops are grown in a climate-controlled environment with ideal lighting conditions and may not transition well to your home or garden.
How long should Living Earth Farm's living products last?
On average, our living microgreens should last 7 days from the time they are received by a customer. Our living herbs should last between 7-14 days from the time they are received by a customer. Following proper storage guidelines is essential to extending the life on all of our living products.
What is the “dirt” in the container?
It’s not dirt! We grow our greens and herbs in a nutritious soil mix that enhances the natural flavours. The soil used for our living greens and herbs is one of the most important components in creating a high quality and nutritious final product. We only use the best natural and living soil for our greens and herbs!
Are your living greens and herbs organic?
Our living greens and herbs are certified organic by Pro-Cert Organic Systems.
Check out our How We Grow page for more details on our production practices.
What can I do with my soil, pot and plastic bag when I finish my living produce?
Our living produce packaging is recyclable by the City of Toronto and our soil can either be placed in the City of Toronto green bin or composted for your garden.
There seems to be mold at the soil level of my living microgreens, is this normal?
What you are seeing is not mold, but rather a sign of a healthy root system. Most microgreens are in the brassica plant family, which includes radish, mustard and kale among many others. These microgreens grow a root system with extensive microscopic root hairs that resemble mold. Most molds will be accompanied with rot which often has an unpleasant odour and appearance. If you are not sure if your living microgreens have mold, please refer to the pictures below.