Celery Growing Guide

Celery

Crop Rotation Group

Umbelliferae (Carrot and root family) 

Soil

Rich, moisture-retentive soil with plenty of compost dug in.

Position

Shade or semi-shade.

Frost tolerant

No.

Feeding

Weekly liquid feed in mid to late summer.

Companions

Chives, Tomato, Beans, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Leek, Garlic, Onion and Onions.

Spacing

Single Plants: 20cm (7") each way (minimum)
Rows: 15cm (5") with 30cm (11") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

In frost areas sow early spring under cover. Plant out early summer. In frost free areas, sow directly or transplant in spring.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Unless using a self-blanching type, will need to be planted in trenches, then tubes wrapped round in mid summer and/or earthed up with soil. Keep moist during dry weather.

Harvesting

Can cut frequently if required. In any case harvest before the first frost in autumn.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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