Tips for Growing Celery

Use this reader's simple tips for growing celery to extend your celery-harvesting season.

| June/July 2012

I read the All About Growing Celery article (December 2011/January 2012). I use the ‘52-70 Utah’ variety and get celery all summer for the house and Saturday market.

I don’t find planting in trenches or flooding necessary, as the article suggests. I gently tie the stalks together with macramé yarn when they are 10 inches tall or so, then water well and mulch the soil generously. I enjoy my fresh harvests all summer.

When frost threatens, I dig up the remaining plants, heel them into the soil in the greenhouse and water well, which continues to provide me with celery until the end of December when I let the greenhouse freeze out.

Nancy Petersen
Madras, Oregon

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