Happy Easter, to those that celebrate it! I wanted to say something about sowing and sharing seeds, and why this is so important in protecting the biodiversity…
Celery is commonly grown in trenches which are deeply dug and prepared with a layer of rotted manure or compost at the bottom. Celery plants require a regular feeding and watering during the growing season.
Self-blanching varieties require much less work, but are not as flavourful as trench-grown plants which must be carefully wrapped with newspaper and tied, but not tightly. Soil is then mounded up until just the leaf tops show.
Harvesting may start in mid autumn in milder regions and may end in late autumn.
Seeds are usually sown indoors under glass and set out in spring and early summer.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Slugs, snails, celery fly, mice and voles.