Celery

Celery

Celery is a root and stem vegetable that is commonly grown for its conical shaped, edible fleshy leaf stalks that give not only a crisp texture, but distinctive flavour, making it a popular addition to salads and many cooked dishes.

  • Plant & Growing Tips:

    Celery requires a soil that is rich and one that retains moisture but is not too heavy. So friable loamy soils are preferred, but celery will basically grow in almost any soil type even sands but with much more nutrition and water required. 

    Celery has shallow roots and needs frequent watering to prevent drying out.

    Mulch should be used in the warmer months to preserve moisture within the celery patch.

    Celery tends to not like hot temperatures, especially dry summers or the harsh cold of winter. However, leafy celery tends to be a hardier variety and will overwinter, but self blanching celery is prone to frost.

    Seeds can be sown into pots or modules on or only just below the surface of the soil.

    Planting celery in blocks of plants encourages the stems to grow longer, fleshier and slightly lighter making them less bitter.

    Avoid planting the stems of young seedlings too deeply in the soil as this can lead to rot.

    Seedlings should be spaced 25cm apart and deep enough for the crown of the plant to be level with the soil surface.

    An almost year round supply can be achieved in cool climates by planting during late winter and early spring and then again in late summer and early autumn. In frost free, subtropical climates celery is best grown during the cooler months of the year.

  • Fertiliser Applications:

    Stage: Pre Plant

    Product: Dinofert Organic Fertiliser, Dinofert Standard Pellets

    Gardener Use: ½-¾ cup (80-160g)/m²

    Commercial Use: 1-2kg/10m row

    Comments: Incorporate into the top 20cm of the soil 1-2 weeks before.

     

    Stage: Side Dress  

    Product: Dinofert Organic Fertiliser, Dinofert Standard Pellets

    Gardener Use: ½ cup (100g)/m²

    Commercial Use: 0.8-1.2kg/10m row

    Comments: The first is applied about 4 weeks after planting out and subsequent dressings at monthly intervals.

Disclaimer

Please note that the above information and recommendations are provided in good faith and are given without liability for loss or damage suffered as a result of their application. Optimum response to fertilisers will only be achieved when weeds, insect pests and diseases are controlled and adequate soil water is available.

Fertiliser use recommendations are presented as a practical guide to good agronomic practice under most situations. Local soil, climatic and other conditions should also be taken into account as these could affect plant response to fertiliser rates and applications.

For further information we recommend you seek advice from your local agronomist.