The celery Vegetable Gardening Made Easier will be using as its model is the Tango.
I am starting these indoors for the 2019 Fall/Winter season.
Celery must be kept well-fertilized and watered throughout the season. Do not let the soil dry out, indoors or out. Ensure fertile soil for s`ize and mild taste.
To start indoors, plant seeds in early March or 10-12 weeks before transplanting outdoors. Sow about 6 seeds, 1/8\” deep, in cow or Dot Pots. Keep soil moist and temperatures 70-75°F. Seedlings emerge in 2-3 weeks and then the temperature can be reduced to 60-70°F.
Transplant outdoors late-May to mid-June when weather is warm and settled. Set plants 6-8\” apart in rows 24-36\” apart. Irrigate to keep soil moist.
Bolting can be caused by exposure of young plants to temperatures below 55°F for 10 days or more. When hardening plants before transplanting out, reduce water for 7-10 days. Do not harden off celery plants by lowering temperatures!
DISEASES And PESTS: For leaf blights, rotate crops.
STORAGE: After harvest remove field heat by dunking plants in cold water. Store sound heads/roots at 95-98% humidity and near-freezing. Days to maturity 80.
Organic Seeds and Supplies
For seeds, OG means \”organically grown\” and signifies seeds harvested from plants grown organically, without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides and according to National Organic Program standards.
For supplies, OG signifies products that are approved for use in growing certified organic crops; supplies are listed by OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) when noted in the product description.
Celery can be eaten raw, or filled with a filling of some sort. I have eaten them filled with peanut butter and pimento cheese.
It can also be chopped up and added to your favorite salad. My mother used to chop up celery and put it in her turkey dressing.