CHARITY BLOOMS PLANTING GUIDES

This guide is intended to provide a database of basic information about vegetable care.
This information is sourced and summarized from books, the internet and fellow gardeners.
We use this info as a quick reference in the field.  Feel free to send us your tips and tricks!

Asparagus

Asparagus

Planting- Mid-May.  Add compost when planting.  Set in trench 6" below surface.
Fertilizing- 10-10-10 only early spring before spears emerge.
Mulching- Use hay

Green Beans

Beans

Seeding-Direct. 1" deep
Planting- Mid-May. 
Fertilizing- Unnecessary.  Can use low Nitrogen once a month.
Mulching- Use hay

Beetroots

Beets

Seeding- Mid-March, 1/2" deep
Soil-very loose
Planting- Early April. 4" apart
Fertilizing- Unnecessary.  Can use 5-10-10 every 4 weeks.
Mulching- Use hay

Sun- Ok in partial shade. 

Blueberries

Blueberries

Fertilizing- Once in spring before growth starts.  Only use highly acidic fertilizer for blueberry plants.
Mulching- Use hay

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Broccoli

Seeding- Early March.  1/2" deep
Soil-Add compost before planting
Planting-Late April
Fertilizing-10-10-10 every 4 weeks starting Mid-June.
Mulching- Use hay

Carrots

Carrots

Seeding- Direct. 1/4" deep
Soil-very loose
Planting- Mid April
Fertilizing- 5-10-10 once a month after 3" tall.
Mulching- Use hay

Cauliflower

Cauliflower

Seeding- Early March.  1/2" deep
Soil-Add compost before planting
Planting-Early May
Fertilizing-10-10-10 every 4 weeks starting Mid-June.
Mulching- Use hay

Cucumbers

Cucumbers

Seeding-Mid-May. 1" deep
Soil-Add compost before planting
Planting-Mid- June
Fertilizing-10-10-10 every 4 weeks Mulching- Use hay

Aubergine

Eggplant

Seeding- Early March.  1/4" deep
Soil-Add compost before planting
Planting-Mid-May
Fertilizing-5-10-10 every 4 weeks starting Mid-June.
Mulching- Use hay

Cabbage Field

Cabbage

Seeding- Early March. 1/2" deep
Soil-Add compost before planting
Planting-Late April
Fertilizing-Heavy Nitrogen every 4 weeks
Mulching- Use hay

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Celery

Seeding- Early March.  On soil surface. Transplant when 2" tall into bigger pots.
Soil-Add compost before planting.  Keep moist
Planting-Early June
Fertilizing-5-10-10 every 4 weeks.
Mulching- Use hay

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Garlic

Fertilizing-10-10-10 early spring.
Mulching- Use hay

Kale

Fresh Kale

Seeding- Early March.  1/4" deep
Soil-Add compost before planting
Planting-Mid-April
Fertilizing-Unnecessary.  Can use high nitrogen after first harvest
Mulching- Use hay

Lettuce

Fresh Lettuce

Fertilizing-10-10-10 every 2 weeks.
Mulching- Use hay

Leeks

Soil-Add compost before planting
Planting-Late April
Fertilizing-Unnecessary.  Can use high nitrogen every 4 weeks
Mulching- Use hay

Beetroots and Leeks

Okra

Okra

Seeding- Mid-April  1" deep
Soil- 
Planting- Early June.  
Fertilizing- 10-10-10 every 4 weeks
Mulching- Use hay

Spring Onions

Onions

Seeding- Early Jan.  1/8" deep, no more than 10 hrs of growlights.  
Planting- Early April.  Add compost when planting.  Set no more than 1" below surface.  Protect from snow.
Fertilizing- Nitrogen rich, every 3 weeks until bulb formation starts
Mulching- Use hay

Peas

Seeding- Direct. 1" deep
Soil-Add compost before planting
Planting-Early April
Fertilizing-Unnecessary or 5-10-10 after they emerge
Mulching- Use hay
Sun- OK in partial shade

Green Peas
Capsicums

Peppers

Seeding- Early March.  1/4" deep
Soil-Add compost before planting
Planting-Late-May
Fertilizing-5-10-10 every 4 weeks starting Mid-June.
Mulching- Use hay

Russet Potatoes

Potatoes

Soil-Add compost before planting
Planting-Mid- April
Fertilizing- 5-10-10 after planting, then every 4 weeks
Tips- Mound with compost blend every 6" of growth.

Pumpkins

Pumpkins

Seeding- Direct.  1" deep
Soil-Add compost before planting
Planting-Late May
Fertilizing-10-10-10 first 2 months.  5-10-10 for remaining season.
Mulching- Use hay

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Rasberries

Fertilizing-10-10-10 once in early spring before growth starts.
Mulching- Use hay

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Seeding- Mid-March.  1/4" deep
Soil-Add compost before planting
Planting-Mid- May
Fertilizing-10-10-10 only once in early spring.
Mulching- Use hay
Sun- OK in partial shade

Butternut Squash

Squash

Seeding- Early April.  1" deep
Soil-Add compost before planting
Planting-Late May
Fertilizing-5-10-10 every 4 weeks.  1 tsp per plant
Mulching- Use hay

Strawberries

Strawberries

Fertilizing-10-10-10 once in July after fruit production has stopped.
Mulching- Use hay

Swiss Chard

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Seeding-Early April.  1/2" deep
Soil-Add compost before planting
Planting-Mid-May
Fertilizing-5-10-10 when first planted
Mulching- Use hay
Sun- OK in partial shade

Cherry Tomatos

Tomatoes

Seeding- Early March.  1/4" deep
Soil-Add compost before planting
Planting-Mid-May
Fertilizing-5-10-10 every 4 weeks starting Mid-June.
Mulching- Use hay

Turnips

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Seeding- Mid-March, 1/2" deep
Soil-very loose
Planting- Early May. 4" apart
Fertilizing- 5-10-10 every 4 weeks
Mulching- Use hay

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