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Growing Celery.

Celery is a mainstay in many kitchens. It is a healthy after school/work snack filled with peanut butter or cream cheese. In soups, stews and salads, a necessity. This common place, crunchy vegetable has been taken for granted and its’ impressive nutritional benefits are often overlooked.

In a garden, celery is often considered the ultimate challenge. Celery does not like extreme heat or cold and requires a long season. Celery seedlings are most often started in inside 8 to 10 weeks before the last frost date.   Starting tiny celery seeds takes care. Mix them with a small amount of sand and sprinkle on top of a good potting soil. Once large enough (6″ tall), and the soil temperature reaches 50º, transplant individual plants outdoors. Space 6″ to 8″ apart,  in rows 2′ to 3′ apart. Keep moist throughout the entire growing season. Celery does not tolerate any drought. Soil should have a high content of organic matter with plenty of composted manure.

Good companion crops are beans, leeks, onions, tomatoes and spinach. Bad companion crops are corn, asters and potatoes.

Growing Celery.

Celery is a mainstay in many kitchens. It is a healthy after school/work snack filled with peanut butter or cream cheese. In soups, stews and salads, a necessity. This common place, crunchy vegetable has been taken for granted and its’ impressive nutritional benefits are often overlooked.

In a garden, celery is often considered the ultimate challenge. Celery does not like extreme heat or cold and requires a long season. Celery seedlings are most often started in inside 8 to 10 weeks before the last frost date.   Starting tiny celery seeds takes care. Mix them with a small amount of sand and sprinkle on top of a good potting soil. Once large enough (6″ tall), and the soil temperature reaches 50º, transplant individual plants outdoors. Space 6″ to 8″ apart,  in rows 2′ to 3′ apart. Keep moist throughout the entire growing season. Celery does not tolerate any drought. Soil should have a high content of organic matter with plenty of composted manure.

Good companion crops are beans, leeks, onions, tomatoes and spinach. Bad companion crops are corn, asters and potatoes.

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