We’ve teamed up with our favorite local seed company, Oakland’s own Kitazawa Seed Co. (est. 1917), to offer you hree different collections of our most in-demand vegetable varieties to sow for delicious Spring and Summer crops. All of the varieties in these collections can be sown NOW, as well as over a longer season for multiple crops. Some can be started in an indoor windowsill, while others prefer to be planted directly into your garden – each packet includes complete sowing instructions.
Most veggies want to be in the sunniest spot in your yard, so choose a place where they will thrive. Prepare beds by turning over the soil and amending with a good quality planting mix if it's too clay-ey, rocky, or sandy. Well-draining soil will provide a root environment where plants can establish a solid foundation for strong growth. Mix in a good amount of organic compost – most veggies grow fast, so they'll need extra nutrients to get started, and then will need to be fed regularly. While any 16-16-16 fertilizer works well, we recommend MaxSea All Purpose Plant Food.