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Post  steve638 on 1/25/2015, 10:47 am

Is this the right forum to discuss the spacing of plants per sq ft regardless of plant? If not please post where I should be posting questions about it.

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Post  camprn on 1/25/2015, 11:08 am

Ask away. I can move the thread later.

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Post  steve638 on 1/25/2015, 1:25 pm

Tango celery, has anyone grown it? If so what kind of spacing per square foot?

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Post  camprn on 1/25/2015, 4:15 pm

I would put in one plant per square foot.
http://myfolia.com/plants/309-celery-apium-graveolens/varieties/17203-tango-f1<~click

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Post  plantoid on 1/25/2015, 5:26 pm

@steve638 wrote:Is this the right forum to discuss the spacing of plants per sq ft regardless of plant? If not please post where I should be posting questions about it.

albino

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Stephen,
 There are Mel's recommendations  for plant spacings  in the charts in the books shown in my strap lines , plus a lot of other interesting & useful stuff .

 If you haven't got the books , I offer that it is a sensible thing to do to get hold of them if you can afford it .

 I'd be fairly lost without the books , ending up being on the internet far more than I am now asking for help .

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Post  steve638 on 1/25/2015, 8:18 pm

@camprn wrote:I would put in one plant per square foot.
http://myfolia.com/plants/309-celery-apium-graveolens/varieties/17203-tango-f1<~click

 I followed the link you provided, how did you come up with 1 per sq ft?  The page instructs to plant seeds 1 inch apart.  There were a few pictures and it shows 9 plants per sq ft.  Did I miss something?  

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Post  sanderson on 1/25/2015, 8:34 pm

Seed packets usually instruct to sow more seeds than needed, then thin to so many inches apart = wasteful. SFG has you sowing seeds where you want something to come up with less thinning of seedlings. My one and only try at celery was 4 per square. Works fine if you occasionally trim a wayward stalk and wrap for blanching. If you have the room, 1/sq would be great.

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Post  steve638 on 1/25/2015, 8:41 pm

@sanderson wrote:Seed packets usually instruct to sow more seeds than needed, then thin to so many inches apart = wasteful.  SFG has you sowing seeds where you want something to come up with less thinning of seedlings.  My one and only try at celery was 4 per square.  Works fine if you occasionally trim a wayward stalk and wrap for blanching.  If you have the room, 1/sq would be great.

Thank you for the comments and advice, I'll give it a go this spring.  I'll be cutting stalks throughout the season to eat and juice with.  Thank you!   thanks

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Post  camprn on 1/25/2015, 10:14 pm

@steve638 wrote:
@camprn wrote:I would put in one plant per square foot.
http://myfolia.com/plants/309-celery-apium-graveolens/varieties/17203-tango-f1<~click

 I followed the link you provided, how did you come up with 1 per sq ft?  The page instructs to plant seeds 1 inch apart.  There were a few pictures and it shows 9 plants per sq ft.  Did I miss something?  

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I looked at the size of a fully mature plant to determine the spacing.

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Post  has55 on 1/26/2015, 12:09 am

Plantoid is right about using Mel's recomendation for spacing. I found it quite helpful. Later you can make adjustment as you learned about your plants, esp plants from other parts of the world that you just want to try out.

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Post  walshevak on 1/26/2015, 12:29 am

Based on the size of the big stalks I see at the supermarket, I would plant 4 to a square.  I don't grow celery, but I believe the stalks taste/look best when covered up to the leaves.  Comments on this anyone.

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Post  plantoid on 1/26/2015, 6:12 am

@steve638 wrote:
@sanderson wrote:Seed packets usually instruct to sow more seeds than needed, then thin to so many inches apart = wasteful.  SFG has you sowing seeds where you want something to come up with less thinning of seedlings.  My one and only try at celery was 4 per square.  Works fine if you occasionally trim a wayward stalk and wrap for blanching.  If you have the room, 1/sq would be great.

Thank you for the comments and advice, I'll give it a go this spring.  I'll be cutting stalks throughout the season to eat and juice with.  Thank you!   thanks

Have you  found out about making " stumplings "  as well as cutting the hand of celery leaving a 1 & 1/2 " long undisturbed stump .  They will quickly give you new celery ..... sometimes it's a bit bitter but it is great for drying the leaves and using as soup/stew seasoning etc.

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Post  sanderson on 3/16/2015, 4:05 am

Cucumbers are supposed to be 2 per square. Does anyone plant more? How many per square? They have a 5' trellis for climbing. Thanks.

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