Sunday, July 28, 2013

Ready for August

August is exciting for me because even though I cant stand to be outside for more then 20 minutes I do get to start seeds for plants. Everything that can be planted in September can and should be started in early August. Giving them a great start and 4-5 weeks of growth before being planted out in September.

Ill be starting:

Eggplant
Peppers
Tomatoes
Broccoli
Cabbage
Celery
Collards
kale
leek
Corn

Easy direct seed plants dont need to be started early like:

Beans
Squash
Lettuce
Corn
Cucumber

As you see above corn is on both lists that because you don't NEED to start it early as it is easy to direct seeds and have it grow but sometimes that couple extra weeks gives the plants a good boost and quickens how fast the grow to maturity in the ground. 

Everything will be planted and set outside in partial morning sun. Ill be sending my hubby out with the weed eater to get all the weeds down as far as we can then we will get in there and start pulling by hand. The garden plan posted HERE will be put into work within the next couple weeks. :)

2 comments:

  1. Have you had any luck with celery? I heard that you can't grow it in FL.

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    1. Yes, BUT it never is as big as the stuff in the store sadly. I am thinking about trying it in pots this year.

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