How to Grow Celery
3 easy Steps to success
Celery grows really well in Ireland as it needs moist soil for its high water content. It likes cooler temperatures and needs a long growing season. Celery is perfect for a healthy diet - full of nutrients for shining hair and glowing skin, but practically no calories.
For best results, get started early by sowing under cover in March in seed trays. Scatter the seeds over moist soil surface as celery needs light to germinate.
It can take 2-3 weeks to germinate. Harden off before planting out.
Transplant seedlings into final growing position after all danger of frost has passed in May (or when they have 4-5 true leaves/10cm tall) with 30 cm between plants in rows 30 cm apart. Choose a moist site with fertile soil, which will be shaded from full summer heat.
Keep moist at all times by watering regularly. Applying a mulch will help to conserve water.
Feed regularly and protect from slugs.
Harvest the entire plant by gently lifting from the ground.
Best used fresh, but you can store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.