Plants in the Garden
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Varieties of color, orange, purple, black, red or white
4 in spacing in rows and side spacing
61-70* F soil temperature for growth
Grows in spring
Companion Plants: Rosemary, sage, onion, and leek
Harvest: Baby carrots are usually ready to harvest 50 to 60 days from the planting date. Mature carrots need a few more weeks and are usually ready in about 75 days. Most carrots are ready to harvest when the shoulders are 1/2 to 3/4 inch in diameter, but again, there is much variation depending on the variety.
Preparation: As long as you wash and scrub them well to remove dirt and any debris, unpeeled carrots are perfectly safe to eat
Varieties of color, red, pink or orange
12-18in spacing on side and in rows
75*F Soil temperature
Grows in spring and summer, requires lots of sun
Companion Plants: cucumber and pumpkin
Harvest: You can start digging up the potatoes as soon as they are big enough for a meal. Often, this is 3 to 4 months from when you planted the slips. Usually, sweet potatoes are ready to harvest when the leaves and ends of the vines have started turning to yellow, but you can leave them in the ground up until the fall frost.
Preparation: Wash each potato under warm running water. Use a vegetable scrubbing brush to remove any residual dirt on the skin. Rinse the potatoes thoroughly to wash away any vinegar. You can also place them all in a strainer to rinse them together.
Varieties: celery, celeriac, or leaf celery
12in in spacing on side and in rows
55-70*F soil temperature
Winter /early spring growth
Companion Plants: leek and onion
Harvest: The parts of celery that are harvested are mainly the stalks, which will be above ground. Harvest stalks from the outside in. You may begin harvesting when stalks are about 8 inches tall. Celery can be kept in the garden for up to a month if soil is built up around it to maintain an ideal temperature.
Preparation:Use a good cutting board and a sharp knife. Use a chef's knife for the best results. The basic way to chop celery is to simply slice celery into half moon shapes. Chop off the leafy ends of the celery stalk (down to the “joint” in the stalk), but leave the base of the stalk intact.