Celery Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Plant Type:
Typical Season:
Cool season
Typical Zones Grown In:
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Growing Difficulty:

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
Start Indoor
When to Direct Sow:
When to Start Indoors:
March, April, May
Sprouting Time:
20-30 days
Soil Temperature (C):
Spacing (cm):
Row Spacing (cm):
Sun Exposure:
Full Sun, Part Shade
Maturity Time:
When To Harvest:
June, July, August, September
How to Harvest:
For best flavour and longer storage, water plants the day before harvest. Stalks on the outside of the plant can be harvested at any time. The entire plant may be harvested once the desired size is reached, but the home gardener should leave the plant in the garden and take only what is needed, leaving the root intact. If winter is not too cold, celery will stand in the garden until spring, allowing for light pickings for soups and salads.

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
Edible Parts:
stalk, leaves, seeds, root
Potential Health Benefits:
Nutrient-Dense, Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory, Digestive System

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
Bean,Cauliflower,Broccoli,Kale,Collards,Cucumber,Garlic,Leek,Lettuce,Onion ,Tomato
What Plants to Avoid:
Common Pests:
Aphids, Whiteflies, Cutworms, Tarnished plant bug, and Cabbage loopers.
Common Disease:
Celery mosaic, Leaf blight, Black heart (calcium deficiency: add lime)
Bonus Grow Tips:
Use floating row covers early in the season, and put up collars if cutworms are present.

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