Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Sundial Farms' Living Leafy Greens.
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How should I Store my living leafy greens?
If you purchased a Sundial Farm Living plant in a plastic sleeve you should store all varieties, except basil, in your refrigerator (the ideal temperature is between 38°F and 45°F). The refrigerator is too cold for basil, which is best stored at temperatures between 50°F and 55°F. When storing basil choose an environment that is warm with access to partial sunlight. The kitchen can be an ideal place. The Living Plant you purchased comes with water in the sleeve, however, you will want to check the water ever day or so to replenish as necessary. 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch of water should be sufficient. Remember less is more. No need to over hydrate your plant. Snip off what you need and continue to store properly.
Can you plant Sundial Farm Living Leafy Greens?
Our products are intended for immediate culinary use and we suggest that you use them to create an instant herb garden in your kitchen. However, you can certainly try to replant our greens, but we don’t guarantee that they’ll transplant successfully. Sundial Farm varieties are grown hydroponically in a climate-controlled environment and many of our greens simply cannot survive the transition to a home garden. If you do attempt to replant them, here are some tips that may help in the transition:
Leave a few leaves on the plant to keep it alive, but pruning the top of the plant is ideal. This allows the plant to refocus its energy into root establishment.
Place the plant inside a pot with fresh soil and proper drainage.
Water once a day.
Since the plant was grown in a greenhouse, it’s best to keep it inside until it produces new leaves.
Avoid extreme temperature changes.
Why are the roots attached?
Sundial Farm Living Leafy Greens are packaged with the roots intact so you get the freshest greens possible. Since they are still alive they last much longer than traditional cut greens. When you use Sundial Farm Living Leafy Greens you are utilizing these plants in their freshest state which enables you to experience their rich flavor as intended.
How long should Sundial Farm Living Leafy Greens last?
Some varieties are heartier than others but, on average, our plants should last between 6 and 10 days from the time they are harvested at our greenhouse facility. Following proper storage guidelines is essential to extending the life on all plants.
What is the “dirt” in the container?
It’s not dirt! We grow our plants in a soilless media called peat moss, which is a natural growing medium that is harmless to your health. Simply remove the plant from the root ball when you are ready to use them.
Are Sundial Farm Living Leafy Greens organic?
Not currently. Since we eat this produce as well we follow as many of the organic regulations but some do not apply to the hydroponic growing methods.
All Sundial Farm Living Leafy Green products are ethically grown without the use of any harmful chemical pesticides, insecticides or herbicides.
We employ integrated pest management solutions, including biological controls such as using beneficial insects to prey on harmful pests.