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
» What are you eating from your garden today?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 9:50 am

» CHALLENGE - Smallest possible footprint
by sfg4uKim Today at 8:48 am

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:41 am

» Gardening Australia
by IrishDigger Today at 3:07 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing January 2017
by Kelejan Today at 12:33 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:37 pm

» N & C Midwest: January 2017!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:35 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:23 pm

» Friday Rookie Topic X: Marigolds
by MeghanSTL Yesterday at 9:12 pm

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by MeghanSTL Yesterday at 7:28 pm

» How much to plant?
by camprn Yesterday at 6:39 pm

» Winter Rye Grass
by camprn Yesterday at 6:31 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 6:10 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan Yesterday at 4:35 pm

» Crop Rotation Involving Nightshades
by Turan Yesterday at 4:23 pm

» Show us your kitchen compost container
by Zmoore Yesterday at 4:00 pm

» Sad News from Jimmy Cee
by Turan Yesterday at 1:04 pm

» Some of our recipes
by Cajun Cappy Yesterday at 12:51 pm

» Hola from Southern Ecuador
by Cats Yesterday at 11:51 am

» Cover Crops??
by camprn Yesterday at 11:20 am

» Crop rotation
by camprn Yesterday at 10:55 am

» Anyone want walking onions??
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 7:43 am

» My rapini is scaring me
by Scorpio Rising 1/15/2017, 10:42 pm

» Creamy Basil Pesto
by MeghanSTL 1/15/2017, 10:35 pm

» who has chickens
by countrynaturals 1/15/2017, 9:05 pm

» Zera (TM) Food Recycler - kitchen composting
by Scorpio Rising 1/15/2017, 8:04 pm

» "Virtual" Roadtrip of the Desert and Old West
by countrynaturals 1/15/2017, 11:39 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals 1/15/2017, 11:33 am

» What I learned this year
by countrynaturals 1/15/2017, 11:32 am

» Mustard recipe
by llama momma 1/15/2017, 8:24 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

up-potting celery

View previous topic View next topic Go down

up-potting celery

Post  curio on 3/10/2012, 11:40 am

WOW... that was eye-crossing work. Shocked
I sowed a group of celery seed (red and green) earlier in the year, and today it was time to select the plants I wanted to up-pot.
I used an old fashioned potato peeler as my "shovel" to pry up the selected seedlings and move them. This tool is small, curved and has a nice size for working. Once I had the root ball free, I was able to put a finger on the other side of the root ball and move it over to a small peat pot with MM in it. I'd previously made a hole to accept the root ball (or root if the ball crumbled away) with the same little potato peeler, as it made a nice workable hole.
Once moved, the MM was gently pushed against the root ball or roots, and a little of the dry seedling mix (it's finer than the MM) placed on top to help brace the little guys up until they adjust.
The next step, when they are bigger and have root systems to match, I will either up-pot the entire peat pot (with bottom gently removed) or plant it directly into the ground (depending on the temperatures)

curio

Posts : 388
Join date : 2012-02-22
Location : Maritime Pacific Northwest zone 8A/B with ugly heat scale

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: up-potting celery

Post  GWN on 3/10/2012, 1:19 pm

I did the same thing several weeks ago however I had so many celery plants that I only potted up about 30 of them and the rest are still growing in the initial tray.

They are looking great now, seems to take FOREVER for them to grow.

GWN

Posts : 2719
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 60
Location : british columbia zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

up-potting celery

Post  curio on 3/10/2012, 1:53 pm

I'm only up-potting 6 stalks, since hubby and I don't use a ton of it during the year. I too have a bunch that haven't been moved over. I wanted to make sure these took before I tried any more.

curio

Posts : 388
Join date : 2012-02-22
Location : Maritime Pacific Northwest zone 8A/B with ugly heat scale

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: up-potting celery

Post  Lindacol on 3/10/2012, 2:03 pm

The potato peeler has become my 'trowel' for all seedlings. Works wonderful for up potting seedlings from the vermiculite germination pot or tray.
Think I need to get a new peeler just for the kitchen.

Lindacol

Posts : 777
Join date : 2011-01-23
Location : Bloomington, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: up-potting celery

Post  GWN on 3/10/2012, 2:23 pm

My husband and I cannot eat onions, and so every recipe that calls for onion, I use celery and garlic, and so we eat tons of celery.
I found it great in the past, it was a plant that I could cut enough for tonites meal and then it would keep growing, much like spinach.
What do you call that cut and grow??

GWN

Posts : 2719
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 60
Location : british columbia zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: up-potting celery

Post  Sponsored content Today at 10:00 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