Step 10: Celery,Watering,Feeding,Planting,Growing Climates,Soil
Celery is a biennial and a member of the carrot family.
This vegetable is a tight collection of green stalks reaching up to
10” tall. Stalks, leaves, and seeds are edible. Note: Celery
is not one of the easier vegetables to grow though, as it requires
a fair amount of attention and space.
You should have Alkaline or neutral soil
this is needed for growing celery.
Mix lime in your garden bed
this will reduce the soil's acidity.
For best growing results use
compost or manure well rotten.
Celery grows best in mild or cool weather,
it does not grow well in cold weather.
Celery tolerates light shade ,wet weather
and Light frost only, damaged by hard freezes.
Plant your celery seeds into garden bed
temperatures are consistently over 55 degrees (F).
(the seed won't germinate well below this temperature).
Sow your celery seeds very shallow (about 1/10” deep)
cover with light soil, it is very importanten to keep the soil moist whlie
its in 3 weeks of germination. Keep the roots moist by
mounding soil around the young plants.
For an earlyer start plant the celery seeds 12 weeks berfore planting outside.
When you are growing your celery keep the soil moist not wet.
During the dry days water daily, Lack of water causes celery to
grow slowly and makes the stalks stringy.
Celery is a shallow root plant which means
it can not dig its roots deeper for more nuritions.
Fertilize every three weeks with liquid fertilizer
after the celery seedlings are well and established.
For faster germination, try soaking the
celery seed in room-tempeture water for 1-2 days. Plant at once.