Friday

The Outdoor Planting Of The Celery

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!

.....dr momi

Linked To: Farm Girl Friday Bloghop #57
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15 comments:

Sall's Country Life said...

this sounds like fun and you are making it look really easy! Good luck with it! We would love you to share your celery growing tips over at Farm Fresh Friday! Have a great day!

TexWisGirl said...

Ok, that's pretty darn cool. :)

Jill said...

That is fantastic!

Carolyn Renee said...

I just started my celery bottom about a week ago; although it isn't dead yet (did I mention I have a black thumb), there are only two or three tiny little roots coming out.

judy said...

you are so talented ,all you homesteaders,this is so over my head at this time but can't wait to see the finished harvested celery I love celery.for now I'll stick to what i know---lol

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I agree, that really is cool--What a great idea!

Michaele said...

Looks so neat! I am so mad at myself for forgetting this. I wonder if it is too late...

annie said...

I've been folowing you on this, please keep us informed! I would love to see the results.

MamaTea said...

Celery is not anything I've ever attempted before. Great job!!!

Nancy said...

Okay, so I've never heard of blanching BEFORE picking! That's a new one on me. :)

kare said...

i've enjoyed learning how this works ...

Though now that you mention it likes cool weather...

...i think we'll stick to Nopales here in the desert;>
~k

Chatty Crone said...

Happy Mother's Day! sandie

Candy C. said...

This is sooo fun to follow along with your celery adventure!! :)

cherry said...

To warm here to try this but you are sure making it look like a lot of fun. May try in the fall.
hugs, Cherry

dr momi said...

I was too overwhelmed with Breezy to answer all my comments on this post....but...thanks everyone for all the thumbs up! I do have to mention to Nancy though about the blanching. Who knew the word blanching had another meaning? Not I in the beginning! Blanching here means to cover up the stalks so the sun doesn't get to it -- I've never done this to anything in all my gardening days, this will be my first try!