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Can the Living Leaves be planted out?

August 2, 2011

You can plant them out but as they are close to full  maturity anyway they will quickly reach the flowering stage (‘bolting’) and the flavour won’t be so good.  If they are kept in a container with plenty of light (not direct sunlight) and watered regularly they should last at least a week.  The Living Herbs we are trying out this summer can be planted out, either in pots or in a sheltered corner of your garden.

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Will fresh&naked have organic products?

June 23, 2011

As growers we do have organic farms, but we don’t have any immediate plans to add organic leaves to the fresh&naked range. We think our little leaves are great quality and value as it is!

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What does ‘Various’ mean on the Country of Origin panel?

On our single product packs we put the country of origin, but the mixes may contain leaves from France, Spain or Italy, particularly in the winter when we can’t grow salad leaves in this country.  We are allowed to just put ‘Various’ but so many people have asked about this that we’re looking at increasing the overprint area so we can list each country.

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Is your packaging recyclable?

The bags are not recyclable, as although the film and paper layers could be it’s the glue that holds them together that isn’t.  However the bags do help the leaves to last for longer because they prevent dehydration, and the double layer makes a stronger bag to protect our little leaves.  Recyclable packaging is something we’re very keen on, but at the moment the cost and performance of the materials are still some way off.

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Do I really have to wash the leaves?

We do advise that you should wash your fresh&naked leaves before eating, as they are grown in open fields.  Wash them in running water and drain in a colander or give them a whirl in a salad spinner just before serving.

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Are your products pesticide-free?

May 1, 2011

Unfortunately it isn’t possible to produce plants that are free from all weeds, pests and diseases in an outdoor environment, and at times we will need to treat a crop.  We only do this when absolutely necessary and our salads are regularly tested to ensure they are safe to eat.  In fact because fresh & naked uses baby leaves they have a very short growing cycle which usually means they have limited exposure to any treatments.

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