Back in February of this year I mentioned in a post that I was growing celery for the first time in ten years and that I was following the advise received from a video by an Asian woman named Regine.  I was so intrigued that I decided to give it a try.    We started seeds back in February  as the germination period is quite long compared to lettuce and cabbage.  Also, the seedlings take a long time to mature enough to set out in the garden.

I followed Regine’s advice and spaced the seedlings approximately 8 inches apart.  We have 16 plants growing in a space that is 3′ x 4′.  Celery is happiest in near swamp conditions, so I have been watering the patch every day, sometimes twice a day.

The results have been excellent.  We harvest individual stocks from each plant and have been harvesting for over a month now.

 

MY TINY BUT VERY PRODUCTIVE CELERY PATCH.  NOTE THE SCREENING TO SIMULATE IDEAL CONDITIONS.

We are growing a variety called “Tango”.  We have been using the celery in stir fries, salad,  mirepoix, and as a salad all by itself.    The celery patch is just beginning to show some signs of playing out due to the heat.  I have already started more seeds for a fall crop.  All in all, a very good success.

Here is the link to the video I mentioned:https://www.asiangarden2table.com/video/how-to-grow-celery-from-seeds%EF%BC%88%E8%A5%BF%E8%8A%B9%EF%BC%89/

Happy gardening,

Greg Garnache                                                                                                                        gcgarnache@gmail.com