Celery (Apium graveolens)
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|2||Grow Bag (4″)|
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Celery is a hardy biennial grown as an annual. It has a rosette of 12- to 18-inch stalks, topped with divided leaves. Celery is grown for its stalks, leaves, and seeds. Celery can be grown in an 8-inch container. Set celery on 10-inch centers in large containers. To blanch celery growing in a container, tie paper or cardboard cylinders around the stalks.
|Common Name||Celery,Shalari, Ajmud.|
|Maximum Reachable Height||24 inches|
CARING FOR CELERY
Watering and Feeding
Keep celery well-watered during all phases of growth. Lack of water will slow growth, cause stalks to become stringy, and encourage plants to send up flower stalks. Celery is a heavy feeder. Add aged-compost to planting beds before planting and side-dress plants with compost at midseason.
Keep celery pot weed-free to avoid competition for moisture and nutrients. Keep cultivation shallow so as not to damage roots. Blanch celery to enhance its sweet flavor and whiten stalks. Celery that is not blanched can be bitter tasting. Blanching is achieved by covering the stalks with soil, straw, or paper cylinders rolled up to the top of the stalks to protect them from the sun, which encourages them to produce chlorophyll and turn green. Blanch celery up to 10 to 14 days before harvesting. Celery that sits too long after blanching will become pithy and may rot.
Celery usually encounters no serious pest problems but can be attacked by celery leaf miner and slugs (during blanching).
Pink rot, black heart, and blight can attack celery. Make sure there are adequate magnesium and calcium in the soil to discourage these diseases.
Time from planting to harvest is 100 to 130 days from transplants about 20 days longer from seed. A 10-foot row should yield about 20 heads of celery. Start harvesting before the first hard frost when the head is about two to three inches in diameter at the base. Cut off the head at or slightly below the soil level.
Storage and Preservation
Celery will keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Leaves cut for use as an herb will keep in the refrigerator for up to one week. Celery can be dried, canned, and frozen. Seeds can be used as an herb.
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