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Celery

An exalted member of the aromatic mirepoix triad, Celery, along with Carrots and Onions, helps form the flavor base for a good percentage of French, and many other, cuisines . A bit finicky to start from seed, it is best grown as transplants sown 10 to 12 weeks before setting out after all threat of frost has passed. A thirsty and hungry vegetable, Celery must be kept well-watered and fertilized throughout the growing season. You may harvest the outer stalks anytime or you may cut the entire plant off 1" above the soil level. For the best flavor and storage capacity, water Celery well the day prior to harvest.

Average seed life: 3 years.

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Celery Sowing Instructions
Planting Depth
:1/16”
Row Spacing:24”-30”
Plant Spacing:6”-12”
Days to Germination:7-21 days
Germination Temperature:65°-75°F

Celery is a bit finicky to get started but once set in the garden, the crop is relatively easy. Raise as transplants 12 weeks before the last frost. Soak the seed overnight then sow very shallowly, as light aids germination. Until seedlings emerge, pamper Celery with 65°-75°F warmth, strong light, good air circulation and even moisture. Once all danger of frost is past, “harden them off” by gradually acclimating the plants outdoors for 7 to 10 days. Celery needs lots of water and is a heavy feeder. Amend soil with organic compost and well-rotted manure as needed. Keep well weeded: do not cultivate deeply because it has shallow roots. Outer stalks can be harvested once they reach a suitable size. For best flavor and storage, water well the day before harvest. Cut the whole plant off at soil level. Cover with floating row covers for fall frost protection.