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Growing Celery

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
  S S   T T            

(Best months for growing Celery in USA - Zone 5a regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays T = Plant out (transplant) seedlings

  • Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 54°F and 70°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 6 - 12 inches apart
  • Harvest in 17-18 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Not applicable as celery needs to be close together to encourage blanching.
  • Avoid growing close to: Sweetcorn

Your comments and tips

28 Jun 19, (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Look up what climate zone you are and check when to plant.
22 Jun 19, neil waterman (Canada - Zone 8a Mild Temperate climate)
can I grow celery in nfld canada
02 Apr 19, gordon mott (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
what time of year do i grow celery in the grafton district?.
16 Jan 19, Tonimarie Heron (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi. I would be really grateful if yo had any advice on to grow celery all year round. It sells all year in the super market, so I'm assuming it is possible? Many thanks, Toni.
18 Mar 19, perry (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
I have had success growing celery in the shade this summer north of Auckland. I think I planted in November where the plants needed to grow tall to reach the light.
22 Jan 19, Mike (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Supermarkets buy from different climates etc.
21 Jan 19, Mike (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
No you can't.
29 Jun 18, paul (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
i like to place 100 mil down pipe around my celery as this does two things it helps blanch and keeps the celery tight together
06 Aug 19, Shane (Australia - temperate climate)
What length do you cut the drain pipe you place around the celery
06 Nov 19, Dale (Australia - temperate climate)
450 mm exposed out of the ground will do. And don't use it until the plants are about 300 mm tall - then they will search for the sun above.
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