|Remember the "starting of the celery" |
from the end of a celery stalk?
|It got planted in the garden a couple days ago.|
(It's a lot taller than the picture lets on.)
|Along with 2 other just started ends.|
They all handled the transplanting with no problems at all! After doing more reading on growing celery I learned that celery loves the cool weather. I'm in the process of making a "shade shelter" to give it a break from the very hot sun coming up.
You should have seen all the roots on the one I planted in the house. There were no roots at all when I planted it in the dirt, but when I transplanted it -- wow! Keeping the celery well watered is important, otherwise the celery will be stringy and try to bolt. (go to seed) Blanching 10 - 14 days before picking is important so it won't be bitter. I'm going to try blanching one stalk with dirt and the others with a cardboard cylinder and then comparing taste.
Here is a great article by Master Gardener Steve Albert that answered every question I had about growing celery. I hope to get a celery yield this year!
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