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Bachelor Button, Basil, Borage, Calendula, Tiny Tim Tomato
TessaGrows template with tomato, bachelor button, borage, basil, calendula

Bachelor Buttons or Cornflowers

Planting Season: In mild winter areas, plant in the fall; In cold winter areas, plant in the spring through early summers

Germination Time: 7-10 Days

Days to Harvest: 85-95 Days

Height: 36-42 inches

Sun/shade: Sun

Tips: Deadhead (remove the dead flowers) to keep the flowers blooming.

Flower fun: The flowers are edible and have a sweet, cucumber-like taste.

 

Basil

Planting Season: Spring to early summer

Germination Time: 5-10 Days

Days to Harvest: 50-60 Days

Height: 12-24 inches

Sun/shade: Full Sun 

Tips: Water regularly. Basil likes to stay moist.

Flower fun: Basil has edible flowers that can be added to salads.

 

 

Borage

Planting Season: Spring to early summer

Germination Time: 7-14 Days

Days to Harvest: 55-75 Days

Height: 12-24 inches

Sun/shade: Full Sun

Tips: Great companion plant for tomatoes.

Flower fun: Known as starflower because of its star shaped leaves. Many parts of this plant are used for medicine.

 

Calendula

Planting Season: Early spring/late summer/early fall 

Germination Time: 5-15 Days

Days to Harvest: 42-48 Days

Height: 12-24 inches

Sun/shade: Full sun to partial shade

Tips: Pull out any weeds growing near the plants because they fight for water and nutrients.

Flower fun: Commonly referred to as the herb of the sun, Calendula is associated with joy and optimism.

 

Tiny Tim Cherry Tomato

Planting Season: Early spring/late summer 

Germination Time: 6-14 Days

Days to Harvest: 40-50 Days

Height: 10-16 inches

Sun/shade: Full sun

Tips: Disease resistant, perfectly suited to growbag gardens.

Flower fun: What did the one tomato say to the other tomato? "You go on without me, I'll ketchup!"