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Growing celery quick reference guide



Growing Celery Guide

The growing celery quick reference guide below is designed as a quick overview of growing celery. For more details on the different stages from seed to harvest go to the related pages link.

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Veggie Garden Dairy
Vegetable Celery
Also Known As
Botanical Family - Apiaceae, Genus - Apium, Species - A. graveolens
Plant Type Cool season - biennial - stem vegetable
Frost Tolerance Tender
Planting Position Sunny - Will tolerate some shade - requires a minimum of 4-6 hours of direct sunlight daily.
Seed Viability 3 years
Germination 14-21 days at 60-90 F (16-32 C)
Growing Temp 70-95 F (21-35 C)
Seed to Transplant 8-10 weeks
Planting Method Seedling transplants
When to Plant Spring
Time to Plant Wait until at least 1-2 weeks after the last average 32 F (0 C) freeze in your area but not before soil temperature are consistently 60 F (16 C) or above.
Seed Sowing Due to seed size (tiny) and temperature requirements it is best to sow celery seeds indoors
Plant Spacing Transplant seedlings 6-10 inches (15-25 cm) apart in rows 2 -3 feet (60-90 cm) apart.
Soil Conditions Consistently moist soil- High organic matter - Rich fertility
Fertilizer High fertilizer needs, 5-6 quarts per 100 sq feet (5.5-6.6 liters per 9.3 square meters) preplanting of All-Purpose 5-5-5 Organic Fertilizer icon, same rate for each side dressing
When to Fertilize 2 weeks before planting - at time of transplanting
Days to Harvest 120-140 days - depending on conditions and variety
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