Some gardeners will find growing celery difficult, as it has a longer growing season, and can be a bit finicky with a high level of temperature sensitivity. Celery needs ample sun, plenty of water, and balanced nutrients for fast growth. Celery can be started indoors before the season, or sown directly as a summer crop. It may require some additional support to keep the bunches together while growing. While celery is hardy to light freezes, daytime temperaturess should ideally stay moderate. To prevent pests, use insect netting early in the season. Celery diseases are rarely an issue in home gardens. Once harvested, celery should be used rather quickly. Enjoy as a crunchy snack with veggie dip or sunbutter. To use your harvest at a later time, it is best to incorporate your celery in some broth-based soups which can be frozen or canned.
COMMON PESTS: Aphids, Wihteflies
SUSCEPTIBLE TO: Bolting, Mosaic Virus, Fusarium Wil
|Lighting||Partial, 2-4 Hours|
|Water||Heavy, 6 Gallons/Week|
|Maturity||Moderate, 80-100 Days Harvest|
|Plant Placement||6 Plants, 3 Per Row|
Packet: 9-10 grams of seed