Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: What should I do when my plant arrives?

1. Remove Packaging Take each individual Bonnie Plant out of the box before carefully opening each individual plant’s packaging. Be cautious of soil that may have shifted during transportation.

2. Check the Soil Your plants were watered right before shipping, but they may have become thirsty during travel. If the soil is dry to the touch, give your plants a good drink before planting.

3. Adjustment Period Let your plants get used to their new environment. Set them in a warm, sunny spot for 24 to 48 hours so they can recover from their trip before being planted.

Q2: When should I transplant my plant?

To learn the best historical time to transplant each of your plant, visit the associated product page and enter your ZIP for your transplant window. Of course, weather varies from year to year, so always check local conditions.

Q3: What does "transplant" mean?

Transplanting is simply the act of removing your Bonnie starter plants from their pots and planting them in your garden or a container/planter.

Q4: How do I know if a plant is suitable to grow in my area?

Most of the vegetable and herb plants we sell on this site can be grown outdoors throughout the Continental US – however it is important to transplant your starter plant at the right time based on the weather and climate in your area. To get your transplant window, visit the associated product page and enter your ZIP code.

Many of our herb plants can also be grown indoors so long as you have sufficient light and water. If you grow herbs indoors, you will still need to transplant your herb plants into properly sized containers with added potting mix.

Q5: What is a USDA Hardiness Zone?

The 2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones. To learn more, visit https://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/

Q6: How do I care for my plants once I receive them?

Your plant will come with both a care sheet and a plant tag, which gives you information on plant spacing, watering, sunlight and other important considerations to get you started.