Celery

Celery

Spacing

 Seasons

Sun Exposure

1 per sqf           Spring, Fall 6-8hrs+

 

Celery is a great addition to your garden and have a much nicer flavour than anything you will find at the grocery store. Celery does well in either a self watering container like ours or in backyards as long as their needs are meet because they can be sensitive to drought. 

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 1/2 inches apart 10-12 weeks before last the last spring frost date in a small flat.  Keep your seedlings moist and at a temperature between 70-75 F, any cooler and the plants could bolt.

Once you see your seeds start to sprout reduce the temperature to 60-70 F.  It is time to transplant them to pots or self watering trays when you see two true leaves appear.  When the weather is consistently above 10 C (50 F) at night, then 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, tomatoescauliflower and cabbage

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 or stirfry's 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.