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Celery

Botanical Name
Apium graveolens var. dulce
Hardiness
Biennial, grown as an annual
Light
Full sun to part shade
Soil
Moist, rich in organic matter, tolerates damp conditions
Planting & Care
  • Celery should be started indoors, with soil temperatures between 70°F and 75°F
  • Celery is difficult to germinate. It doesn't tolerate heat and a stretch of cold temperatures after transplanting outdoors can cause the plants to bolt (flower and form seed)
  • Harden plants off by reducing water, not lowering exposed temperatures
  • Space transplants 6 to 12 inches apart in rows spaced 18 to 36 inches apart
  • Set out in the garden 2 weeks before the last expected frost date
  • Use a floating row cover to moderated soil and air temperatures around the plants and protect plants from insects
  • Mulch soil around plants to retain soil moisture and suppress weeds
  • Do not let plants dry out as they become bitter and fibrous
Problems
Aphids, cabbage loopers, cutworms, whiteflies, tarnished plant bug
Varieties
  • Tall Utah 52-70R - resistant to bolting and disease, compact 12"
  • Redventure - ornamental stems sporting red interior

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