Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Green Ice Leaf Lettuce
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:33 pm

» New England January 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:11 pm

» Gardening Australia
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:05 pm

» New Forum Feature
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:56 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by yolos Yesterday at 9:45 pm

» Hi from Acworth GA
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 9:40 pm

» 2017 Burpee seeds are already on display at HD
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 9:38 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by yolos Yesterday at 6:49 pm

» N & C Midwest: January 2017!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 6:14 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:46 pm

» Making Smoothies
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 4:05 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing January 2017
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 10:54 am

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by has55 Yesterday at 3:32 am

» heirloom seed companies around a lot of the world
by ralitaco 1/18/2017, 10:58 pm

» What about ink on newspaper and cardboard for mulch?
by Scorpio Rising 1/18/2017, 9:23 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan 1/18/2017, 7:20 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson 1/18/2017, 4:17 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 1/18/2017, 10:22 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 1/18/2017, 9:23 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by AtlantaMarie 1/18/2017, 8:13 am

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by ralitaco 1/17/2017, 11:23 pm

» Daikon radishes?
by Scorpio Rising 1/17/2017, 9:49 pm

» Anyone want walking onions??
by Scorpio Rising 1/17/2017, 9:22 pm

» How much to plant?
by trolleydriver 1/17/2017, 2:48 pm

» January: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals 1/17/2017, 2:22 pm

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by sanderson 1/17/2017, 2:00 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals 1/17/2017, 1:49 pm

» Show us your kitchen compost container
by CapeCoddess 1/17/2017, 1:23 pm

» Some of our Gluten-free Cajun Recipes
by sanderson 1/17/2017, 12:34 pm

» Crop rotation
by sanderson 1/17/2017, 12:02 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Celery Info?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Celery Info?

Post  bonnie0128 on 4/1/2010, 6:55 pm

Does anyone have any info on celery? Esp: how many per square. My seed says to start indoors - but can you direct sow too? The pack says to thin to 2 inches apart...does that mean 12 per square? I'm so bad at that!

bonnie0128

Female Posts : 110
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 40
Location : Lake Milton, OH (zone 6A)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Celery Info?

Post  WardinWake on 4/1/2010, 9:53 pm

@bonnie0128 wrote:Does anyone have any info on celery? Esp: how many per square. My seed says to start indoors - but can you direct sow too? The pack says to thin to 2 inches apart...does that mean 12 per square? I'm so bad at that!

Hi Bonnie:

I had to go back to square one as it were to refresh my memory. On page 16 of the, "ALL NEW Square Foot Gardening" book Mel states "If plants should be thinned to 12 inches apart, plant one per square foot. If plants should be thinned to 6 inches apart, plant four per square foot. If plants should be thinned to 4 inches apart then you can grow 9 within the space of that one square foot. If plants are thinned to 3 inches apart, you can grow 16 in that same square foot.

God Bless, Ward.


Last edited by WardinWake on 4/2/2010, 9:14 pm; edited 1 time in total

WardinWake

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 935
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 66
Location : Wake, VA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

more info

Post  chocolatepop on 4/1/2010, 10:16 pm

heres all the info on the back of the packet:

Start indoors 10 weeks before outdoor planting date. Broadcast evenly on well-watered soil and cover lightly. When 2 inches tall, thin to 2 inches apart.

Transplant outdoors when the plants are 4 inches tall. Place in well-cultivated soil and keep watered.

plant spacting is every 8 inches. so about 4/sf.

Sorry I must have missed putting some of it on the packet

chocolatepop

Female Posts : 768
Join date : 2010-03-11
Age : 37
Location : Flint Area, Michigan (zone 5a-5b)

View user profile http://chocolatepopsurbangarden.wordpress.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Celery Info?

Post  gridgardener on 4/2/2010, 1:06 am

chocolatepop check your math 8inches per plant is 9 plants per 2ftx 2ft area.
Crowding 4 celery in 1ft will give you poor results.

gridgardener

Posts : 67
Join date : 2010-03-11

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Celery Info?

Post  eerwah on 4/2/2010, 7:02 am

G'day boninie0128,

Grow celery 1 per square foot. Celery has a large root system and is a heavy feeder so feed it plenty of compost during it growing time.

Cheers, Peter.

eerwah

Male Posts : 13
Join date : 2010-03-31
Age : 54
Location : Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia. Sub Tropical.

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Celery Info?

Post  bonnie0128 on 4/2/2010, 8:17 am

chocolatepop -

You're fine...for some reason I just can't wrap my head around spacing - and I was really good at math. I think it has something to do with multiple numbers to choose from...ie "thin to" vs "plant spacing"

Also, the packet didn't have the plant spacing part...but no worries!

bonnie0128

Female Posts : 110
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 40
Location : Lake Milton, OH (zone 6A)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Celery Info?

Post  chocolatepop on 4/2/2010, 10:51 am

@gridgardener wrote:chocolatepop check your math 8inches per plant is 9 plants per 2ftx 2ft area.
Crowding 4 celery in 1ft will give you poor results.


gridgardener, I'm actually a little confused on your math of 9 plants per 2x2 box. Have you grown celery before? what spacing have you found successful?

Check THIS site, which is where I am getting my info. If you plant one in each corner, they would be more than 8" apart. BUT as I said, I haven't planted it before.

Mel suggest 4/sf.

Celery
(a "high rise" crop)

You're adventuresome to want to grow celery. Celery is a difficult crop to grow and not many people try it. If you do try it, space the plants 4 per square foot. If you desire nice white stalks, try the system Mel devised for double deep leeks. You can read all about it by clicking the "High Rise" tab below or in Mel's Column on "High-Rise Gardening".

SUBJECT: Growing Celery
Q: I've been reading your book and web site and spent part of last weekend preparing some 4x4 squares for next summer. The only sunny yard area is on a slope, so I've been doing a bit of terracing.

I've also been planning layouts. I saw lots of salad vegetables in your book, but I didn't see any information on spacing for celery. From the information at a seed web site, I would guess six inch spacing.
Adam

chocolatepop

Female Posts : 768
Join date : 2010-03-11
Age : 37
Location : Flint Area, Michigan (zone 5a-5b)

View user profile http://chocolatepopsurbangarden.wordpress.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Celery Info?

Post  bonnie0128 on 4/2/2010, 10:56 am

Maybe I'll just give the seed to my aunt to put in her traditional row garden... I'm not much for things that don't have a large yield but take up space (ie 1-4 per square...depending on who you listen to...only yields 1-4 bunches of celery). Not sure that's worth it for my tiny garden!...esp when it's relatively inexpensive at the store (though home grown DOES taste better with most crops!).

bonnie0128

Female Posts : 110
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 40
Location : Lake Milton, OH (zone 6A)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Celery Info?

Post  chocolatepop on 4/2/2010, 1:35 pm

If your still wanting to plant it, what about putting it in a container? Either way it goes GOOD LUCK!

chocolatepop

Female Posts : 768
Join date : 2010-03-11
Age : 37
Location : Flint Area, Michigan (zone 5a-5b)

View user profile http://chocolatepopsurbangarden.wordpress.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Celery Info?

Post  Megan on 7/2/2010, 11:04 pm

Does anyone know when is a good time to start celery for a fall crop? My packet (Tendercrisp) says it needs as much mild weather as possible, and that is certainly not the case now... just not sure how long it needs to mature.

Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 49
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Celery Info?

Post  Sponsored content Today at 4:46 am


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum