Celery Growing Guide

Celery

Crop Rotation Group

Umbelliferae (Carrot and root family) 

Soil

Rich, moisture-retentive soil with plenty of compost dug in before planting.

Position

Shade or partial afternoon shade.

Frost tolerant

Light frost only, damaged by hard freezes.

Feeding

Liquid feed every two weeks throughout the season.

Companions

Chives, Garlic, Nasturtium, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Tomato and Tansy.

Spacing

Single Plants: 7" (20cm) each way (minimum)
Rows: 5" (15cm) with 11" (30cm) row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow indoors in early spring, and set out transplants when they are big enough to handle.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Garden-grown celery is looser and darker green than the supermarket version, with much more intense flavor. Provide water as needed to the soil moist in dry weather.

Harvesting

Cut individual stalks as needed in the kitchen, or pull entire plants.

Troubleshooting

Resents hot, humid weather.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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