Planting Kale and Lettuce Where Celery Was

Posted on Oct 2 2009 - 4:00am by Mike Lieberman

Since I harvested all of my celery last week, I had two containers that were empty. I wound up planting kale and lettuce in those containers.

Having the gardening itch and fall already upon us, I had to plant something.

In the one container I had a few celery plants. Some of the roots were still in the soil. When planting the kale, I did my best to plant around the roots.

The other container that had the celery had a single plant in it, but the root was pretty large. The lettuces were planted around the large root.

Not sure if the roots are going to get in the way of the kales and lettuces growing, but worth the shot. What’s the worst that’s going to happen?

Your thoughts on this are welcomed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/duane.romanell D. Romanell

    If there are roots in the soil from a previous planting, I usually pull them out, give the soil a re-condition with some compost, put in the new plant and then add the old roots to the compost to break down.

  • Mike Lieberman

    That's what I thought would be best and would likely do next time. Will see what happens this way.

  • dawnkelly

    Did you start the seeds yourself Mike?

    OT but—-Hey— is that a Flip in your hoodie pocket?

  • Mike Lieberman

    Did not start from seeds this first go around. Will likely start some from seed next season.

    Yes, It is a Flip in my pocket.

  • Mike Lieberman

    Did not start from seeds this first go around. Will likely start some from seed next season.

    Yes, It is a Flip in my pocket.

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  • Sales

    One tip here: This is something we do here in Curacao
    1. You plant some corns.
    2. When they are 30cm high, you add soil to the stem and plant some beans in that soil. So they can climb up on the Cornplant. And around that you plant Melon, Pumpkins, Etc etc
    3. When you’ve harvested corn, you also kill the beanplants. Because when you’ve cleaned where you’ve planted the corns, you are going to plant beans again.
    4. Plants dead? No problem! Beans leave Nitrogen in the soil. So in that soil, you plant some Tomatoes. And we also plant a herb that give better taste to the tomato and with help from that herb, there won’t be insects in the area. I don’t know it’s name in English.

    That’s the tip I had for you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=577454729 Victoria Sanchez

    Mike what are the tubes in ea. container…I am pretty sure it has something to do with watering but is there some other system in place under a layer of dirt???