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Celery Stat Summary

Plant Spacing: 6-8" (152-203 mm)
Row Spacing: 18-24" (457-609 mm)
Planting Depth: 1/8" (3 mm)
Plants Per Person: 4
Soil Temperature: 55-70°F (13-21°C)
Days to Emergence: 10-20
Recommended Soil PH:
Seed Indoors: 10-12 weeks before transplanting
Earliest Outdoor Planting: After Last Frost
Tick Can seed indoors

Planting Celery

Celery is grown for a fall harvest, not mid-summer. In February sow seeds indoors 1/8 inch deep in sterile seedling mix; keep soil moist. Transplant 6 to 8 inches apart in rows 18 to 24 inches apart when the weather is warm enough and no chance of frost exists.

Growing Celery

Heavy feeder; use a complete fertilize to provide adequate nutrition.

Harvesting and Storing Celery

Harvest celery as soon as the root-ball reaches about 2 inches in diameter or is large enough to use. Remove from the ground with a garden fork rather than pull them. To store celery, cut tops off 2 inches above the root and place in plastic bags to retain moisture; refrigerate. You can store the roots for up to 4 months by burying the roots in damp sand or sawdust at 32-38 degrees F and high humidity.

Celery Insect and Disease Information

Use a row cover to help deter carrot fly larva.

Celery Yield Information

Celery is harvested over most of the season.
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