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Celery & Celeriac Growing Guide
Celery & Celeriac Growing Guide
Soil Temp for Germ. Days to Emergence Seed Depth Soil Temp. for Trans. Plant Spacing Row Spacing Min. Germ. Seed Life Seeds per 1/2 gram Fertilizer Needs
55-70°F 10-20 1/8" 60-65°F 12" 18-24" 65% 3 years ≈ 1000 High

Apium graveolens var. dulce Long known as an unsurpassable diet food, celery stalks contain 94% water and only 15 calories in 2 medium stalks. Surprisingly, celery contains about a dozen antioxidants as well as about 37% daily value of vitamin K in 1 cup. Enjoy it in 3 forms: its leaf, the stalks, and the swollen rootstock we know as celeriac.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of transplanting.

Culture
• Celery and celeriac are water loving plants and do best in fertile, well-drained soil, with a pH of 6.0-7.0
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 5 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• For consistent growth, fertilize regularly with Age Old Grow, and maintain even soil moisture
• Mulch around plants with clean straw to preserve soil moisture
• Weather fluctuations and temperatures below 55°F can cause celery to bolt

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

Transplanting
• Sow indoors 10-12 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Avoid planting too early before weather has stabilized

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Carrot fly
• Insect control: Row covers at planting
• Disease prevention: Crop rotation, adequate water supply, and insect control

Harvest & Storage
• Pick individual stalks as needed
• Store at 36°F and 95% relative humidity

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