Stir Fry Garden 2' x 8'

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Enjoy a feast of fresh bok choy, broccoli, scallions, carrots, beans, peppers, zucchini and eggplant for healthy stir-fries, soups and spring rolls all summer long.

Planting Guide:

 

Asian eggplant

  • Start seeds 1/4" deep indoors eight weeks before last frost. Seeds germinate faster in 80 degrees soil.
  • Transplant seedlings when soil reaches 70 degrees F. or three weeks after last frost.
  • Spacing: one per sq. ft.
  • Days to harvest: 55 to 70 days from transplant. Harvest frequently to encourage more fruits. Not frost-hardy.
  • Hints: Bugs love eggplants. Protect with garden fabric (row cover) even after flowering. Avoid high-nitrogen fertilizers.

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Peppers

    • Start seeds indoors 1/4″ deep 10 to 12 weeks before last frost.
    • Transplant into garden three weeks after last frost or when soil reaches 70 degrees F.
    • Fruits are edible from early green to full-color maturity.
    • Spacing: one plant per sq. ft.
    • Days to harvest: 50 to 65 days green, 80 to 85 days to full color. Not frost-hardy.

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Broccoli

  • Sow seeds 1/4″ deep indoors, six weeks before last spring frost.
  • Transplant into garden when seedlings have two sets of leaves.
  • Spacing: one plant per sq. ft.
  • Days to harvest: 50 to 70 days from transplant. Frost-hardy.
  • Plant a second broccoli crop eight weeks before first fall frost.
  • Hint: Row covers are an effective control for cabbage worms.

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Kale

  • Sow seeds 1/2″ deep indoors eight weeks before last frost or in garden six weeks before last frost.
  • Transplant seedlings into garden up to six weeks before last frost. Very frost-hardy.
  • Spacing: two plants per sq. ft. Can be planted midsummer wherever early crops are removed.
  • Kale continues to grow and produce leaves until late fall.
  • Days to harvest: 60 days. Very frost-hardy.
  • Hint: Kale can be grown in part shade. It needs plenty of moisture, so mulch well.

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Patio zucchini

  • Plant seeds 3/4" deep indoors or outdoors two to three weeks after last frost, or when soil is 70 degrees F.
  • Transplant two to three weeks after last frost, or when soil is 70 degrees F.
  • When picked frequently, plants will produce continuously until frost.
  • Spacing: one plant per two sq. ft. for patio-type varieties.
  • Days to harvest: 30 to 40 days from transplant; 40 to 50 from seed, depending on variety. Not frost-hardy.
  • Hint: Start under garden fabric (row covers) to protect from insects.

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Beans

  • Sow seeds 1″ deep directly in garden after all danger of frost.
  • Spacing: four plants per sq. ft. for bush beans, six to eight plants per sq. ft. for pole beans
  • Plant second crop of bush beans (if needed) two weeks after first planting
  • Days to harvest: 50-80 days from seed, depending on variety. Not frost-hardy.
  • Hint: Add a legume inoculant when planting to increase vigor and yield.
  • Buy organic bean seeds

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Carrot

  • Sow seeds in garden 1/4″ deep three weeks before last spring frost.
  • Spacing: Plant 30 seeds per sq. ft.; thin to 16 plants per sq. ft.
  • Replant six to eight weeks before fall frost for late crop.
  • Days to harvest: 55 to 70 days from seed. Frost-hardy.
  • Hint: Before planting, loosen soil to 12″; remove stones and add compost.

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Bok choi

  • Plant seeds 1/4" deep indoors or outdoors four weeks before last frost.
  • Transplant a week or two after last frost, or when soil is 50 degrees F.
  • Harvest outer leaves or cut down whole plant an inch above the roots when plants are 12" to 18" tall.
  • Spacing: 2 to 4 plants per sq. ft., depending on desired harvest size.
  • Days to harvest: 45 to 50 days from transplant; start a fall crop in late summer. Frost tolerant.
  • Hint: Grow under garden fabric (row covers) to protect from flea beetles. Fertilize every 2 to 4 weeks.

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Scallions

  • Start seeds 1/4" deep indoors 6 weeks before last frost; plant 5-10 seeds per cell
  • Transplant plants into garden a 2 to 3 weeks before last frost. If planting sets, plant them 1" deep.
  • Spacing: 16 plants per sq. ft.
  • Days to harvest: 60 days, pencil-sized or larger. Frost-hardy.
  • Hint: Flavor gets hotter as scallions mature. Plants require consistent moisture.

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