Celery

Celery

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Description

Spacing

Sun Exposure

Start Indoors

Transplant outside

Direct Seed

Harvest

1 per sqft  6-8hrs+ Mar, April, May July June
Aug, Sep

 

Curated for container and raised bed gardening, each seed pack represents 1 square foot of garden space - Perfect for planning your LifeSpace Garden.

Celery is a great addition to your garden and has a much nicer flavour than anything you will find at the grocery store. Celery does very well in a self watering container as they need a constant supply of water and are very sensitive to drought.

Seeds per Pack: 2-3 | Spacing per square foot: 1

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How do I Grow Celery?

Celery seeds are small and will need to stay close to the surface (1/8 deep) to germinate. Sow your seeds 3 per pot about 10-12 weeks before the last Spring Frost and then thin them to the strongest plant once they have germinated. Keep your seedlings moist and at a temperature between 70-75 F, any cooler and the plants could bolt. When the weather is consistently above 10 C (50 F) at night and the plants are 10-12cm tall, you can transplant your plants to their outside locations.

Celery needs a bit of food at least once a month, an option is tea compost. Our self watering containers will ensure they get the right amount of water, provided you keep the reservoir full.

Companion Plants

Leeks, tomatoes, cauliflower and cabbage, beans, cucumber, garlic, lettuce, onion

Harvest

For best flavour and longer storage, water plants the day before harvest. Stalks on the outside of the plant can be harvested at any time. The entire plant may be harvested once the desired size is reached, but the home gardener should leave the plant in the garden and take only what is needed, leaving the root intact. If winter is not too cold, celery will stand in the garden until spring, allowing for light pickings for soups and salads.

Nutrition

Anti-inflammatory, Molybdenum, Vitamin K, folate, potassium, fibre

Preparing and using

Celery is a very versatile veggie! You can eat it raw or cooked. Try it with peanut butter raw or add it to soups, stews, salads or stir frys for an extra crunch. 

Helpful Tips and Tricks

Try celeriac, a close relative of celery. Instead of the foliage it is grown for the root structure. It stores for a long time into the winter months and tastes delicious in soups.


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