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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.


Quick Reference Guide

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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