Celery is a great snack and also a vegetable that can be used in a variety of different recipes including roasts, soups, casseroles, shakes, and salsas. You can even spread peanut butter on it and eat it raw. It’s packed with nutrients and is a great snack if you are trying to eat healthily and lose weight.
You can buy celery at most grocery stores, but you can also easily grow it at home. In fact, you can grow your own celery over and over again from one plant. You can also grow it from seeds or starters. No matter how you choose to grow the celery, there are certain things you will need to do to ensure it grows properly.
Here are eight hints that can help you grow strong and healthy plants all through the growing season without any problems. Who knew growing celery could be so much fun?
1. Prepare Your Seeds Early
It takes celery a long time to mature and grow, so it’s a good idea to start your seeds early if you plan on harvesting the celery on time. If you live in a location that has a long growing time, you may not have to worry about this, but most people are limited in time.
Before you start your seeds, check the frost schedule in your area to find out when it is safe to plant the celery outside. You should start your celery eight to twelve weeks from the last frost date. Keep in mind that there is always a chance that the frost date will be slightly off, so you may need to keep your celery inside a little longer than you plan.
Plants can go well inside with the right conditions. Once the temperature outside if it is consistently warm and the threat of frost is gone, you can move the plants to your garden or in pots outdoors.