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Celery in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Apium graveolens

 

Celery

Celery is a long-season vegetable, and is quite difficult to grow. It likes rich and moisture-retentive soil, and cool conditions. The plant is grown mainly for the stalks, although the leaves can also be eaten - added to salad, for example.

 
plant Features
  • Celery likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Celery likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Celery is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Celery likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Celery

Latin name

Apium graveolens

type

Vegetable

family

Apiaceae

ph

6.5 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Celery likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Celery is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Celery likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    Celery likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Celery is 0.15meters x 0.60meters 0.15 M 0.60 M

Apium graveolens

Celery is a long-season vegetable, and is quite difficult to grow. It likes rich and moisture-retentive soil, and cool conditions. The plant is grown mainly for the stalks, although the leaves can also be eaten - added to salad, for example.


Planting

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Soil should be prepared for planting celery by digging in plenty of well-rotted manure. The traditional method for growing celery is in a trench, about 15" deep and 30" wide. The trench is dug in Autumn and filled with organic compost. The seedlings are then planted in the trench in late Spring, kept moist, and then, when about 1' high, the plant tied up loosely, and then gradually earthed up - to blanch the stems. If blanched stems are not required (and these days many people prefer their celery green!) - the trench is not needed - just plant 12" apart.

 

Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Sow seed indoors in early Spring 8-10 weeks before the last frost in your area. Harden off the seedlings before planting them outdoors.

 
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