Celerie Celery Apio Staudensellerie
Soil :Rich, moisture-retentive soil with plenty of compost dug in before planting.
Position : Shade or partial afternoon shade.
Frost tolerant : Light frost only, damaged by hard freezes.
Helps: Bush beans, brassicas, cucumber
Helped by: Cosmos, daisies, snapdragons, leeks, tomatoes, cauliflower, cabbage, bush beans
Avoid: corn, aster flowers
Sow and Plant :Sow indoors in early spring, and set out transplants when they are big enough to handle.
Germination: 5-12 days
Spacing : Single Plants: 7″ (20cm) each way; Rows: 5″ (15cm) with 11″ (30cm) row gap
Feeding : Liquid feed every two weeks throughout the season.
Harvesting :Cut individual stalks as needed in the kitchen, or pull entire plants.
Yield per 10ft (3m) rows: 8-13lbs
Time to harvest: 120-150 days
Resents hot, humid weather.
Aster flowers, can transmit the aster yellows disease
Notes :Garden-grown celery is looser and darker green than the supermarket version, with much more intense flavor. Provide water as needed to the soil moist in dry weather.