Growing Celery

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28 Apr 20 beverley Mcdowell (Australia - temperate climate)
Germinating celery seed, growing from seed this autumn. Soaked the seed overnight and then spread on damp paper towel and place in seed raising mix, covering very lightly with the mix. Result, I used the entire packet of seed and I think they all germinated. 4 weeks on I have 36 of the strongest seedlings growing on in pots.
06 Sep 21 Graeme (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi Beverley, I want to try your method, & I’ve never grown celery before. A question please, do you leave the paper towel there or do you remove it at some stage ? Many thanks, Graeme
29 Apr 20 (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Thanks for that idea. I'm trying this year. Planted into 6 cell tray, way too thick. I'm going to try and separate them this afternoon into bigger pots. Will try your way next time.

Germinating celery seed, growing from seed this autumn. Soaked the seed overnight and then spread on damp paper towel and place in seed raising mix, covering very lightly with the mix. Result, I used the entire packet of seed and I think they all germinated. 4 weeks on I have 36 of the strongest seedlings growing on in pots.

- beverley Mcdowell

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