Homegrown celery is more flavorful than typical store-bought types. This cool-weather crop requires 16 weeks of cool weather to come to harvest. Here’s our advice on sowing, growing, and harvesting celery.
Celery is a hardy biennial grown as an annual which is mainly grown for its edible 12- to 18-inch stalks.
Unfortunately, commercial celery is one of the most pesticide-laden crops available. So, not only is garden celery better-tasting, but also it’s less chemically-laden.
In cool spring and summer regions, plant celery in early spring. In warm spring and summer regions, plant celery in mid to late summer for harvest in late autumn or early winter.
Though this edible stalk has the reputation of being fussy, it’s really quite easy if you understand its specific needs:
Transplants are hard to find, so be prepared to start plants from seed.
|Botanical Name||Apium graveolens|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Part Sun|
|Hardiness Zones||2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10|