So what CELERY? I have been planting celery in packs for a few years now, and this is one vegetable maybe you will give a try. Yes, love growing celery and here is what you can expect from that.
- Celery is a long season crop, so growing stalks like we get in the store will not happen but it will grow stalks that are just LOADED with flavor. So use as an herb in cooking, canning, it is wonderful. Give it a try.
- In early June, at long last the celery seedlings sown in February are ready for the vegetable garden bed
- The challenge is waiting until all threats of night temperatures dropping below 55 degrees have passed!
- If the plants are set in while the nights are still chilly, the celery will go to seed instead of producing succulent stalks.
- Celery requires moisture, organic matter, and fertilizer.
- Plants grown without this helpful trio are liable to be tough and stringy.
- Set the plants in at 8 to 10 inch spaces and water them to get them off to a fast start. (You have waited long enough!)
- Side-dress the rows of growing celery with 5-10-5, once in mid-July and again in mid-August.
- Think out of the box, the foliage is great, so use as a foliage thriller in a container for a different look with our flowers.