Natural sunseekers, all of our Seed Pops are total sun hounds. Plant in a growing space that gets ample, direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day for the best sprouting experience.
To set up, allocate one pop per 6-inch pot to start, with a plan to transplant. Or for outdoor growers, plant 1.5-2 feet apart with a plan to separate sprouts as the growing season progresses. These growing spaces will likely see an encore performance next season if you live in a place with mild winters!
Only bury your new pops 2/3 below the surface of the dirt. If this pop were a quarter, we want to see George Washington’s eyebrows and above. No more, no less.
The seed blends in our Seed Pops are notoriously hearty growers, but they still need a bit of tending. Water regularly after planting. Little sprouts are quite fragile, and with no root system from which to draw moisture, a drought can mean the end of your Seed Pop. When in doubt, the clay should be a tacky consistency for the best results during early stages of growth. Keep sprouts top of mind by setting reminders in your calendar, or planting in plain sight as a part of your daily check-in routine like on your stoop, kitchen windowsill, or in a patio hanger.
A special tip unique to seed pops: If planting in high-traffic areas, give seed pops a buffer of sorts to keep them from getting trampled until they’re well established. Our neighbor's dog ran through our own beds and trampled this year’s Crocus Crop. A bummer, but we forgive our furry friend next door and will be sure to add a bit of garden edging next year!
Words by Nick Behr and Sydney Gutierrez