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Growing Celery
January 8, 2011
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Emilie
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Update on my clery plant  My celery plant now  has 2 stalks that are about 6 inches tall and several more stalks about 1-3 inches The stalks are about 1/2 wide.

August 4, 2011
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Does any one know where to find the original post to growing celery.  I can't seem to find it.

August 4, 2011
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It's in the Country Garden Forum-----  yes

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August 4, 2011
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There's a post on Farm Bell Recipes by runningtrails..."Re-growing Celery".

August 4, 2011
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Miss Judy said:

There's a post on Farm Bell Recipes by runningtrails..."Re-growing Celery".

Thanks,  I had looked everywhere but there.  Courtneyb and I have been chatting and I couldn't remember exactly how to do it.  I have it saved now.  Thanks again.

August 4, 2011
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My celery grew beautifully. When the warm weather came it bolted, and I just let it keep growing.  I was surprised at how tall it got (about 3.5').  The flowers were very pretty, like Queen Anne's lace, and long-lasting.  Now it has gone to seed, and I've been using the seeds in my cole slaw. They have more of a celery taste and less bitterness than the store-bought celery seed.  Altogether a successful experiment, and one that I will repeat when the weather cools off again.  It's been fun and I never would have thought to try it if I hadn't read it here on CITR.

August 4, 2011
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I just bought a half pound of celery seed for my cooking and sausage making. I shall plant some when the weather breaks.

August 14, 2011
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I'm curious - about how long does it take for the celery to grow big enough to use - like from the cut off plant like in runningtrails post?

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December 26, 2011
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I don't know how long it takes to grow a full stalk, but would like to know. Mine never get that far. I cut them off and just keep using them as they grow. I should leave some to get big and go to seed. I'm going to in 2012!

 

I can respond to Buckeyegirl's post. Commercial celery is "blanched" to make it lighter with a milder flavour. The stalks are wrapped or covered with something to prevent exposurse to the sun. You can do this with your own celery by wrapping something like bulap around the stalks. I think it needs to be air permeable and the top leaves need to be in the sun.

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December 26, 2011
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A gal on another board wrapped hers w/paper bags on some & newspapers on others.  She just used big rubber bands to hold the stuff in place.

 

I quite frequently grow pineapples but have never done celery...I will now! yes  My problem is that down here the pineapples can get HUGE!  I have one right now that is about 4' tall and just as wide and those "leaves" hurt if you run into one.  I don't have a place in the house where I can put them...soooo, if they won't fit in the green house, they just stay out in the weather...live or die!

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February 25, 2012
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RE strong celery taste? I've been buying plants for the past few years and using them as is. I've gotten where i really LOATHE the wimpy anemic celery that comes from the market. But if that's what you want, you need to blanch it. You can find directions for doing that (as above) and others in older gardening books. People used flat rocks and boards mostly as far as I remember. I can look through my older books and either post the content or just give the titles if that would help.

 

But for me? Hah! With replanting celery like this, I NEVER have to have wimpy, anemic celery again! (And of course, you use less when you're cooking too!)happy-flower

 

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February 25, 2012
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We always loved being able to grow celery.  At first we thought our celery should look like the celery from the store.  So we would tie up all the outside leaves aroung the plant.  It worked great.  Then we did like TeaCup, we quit doing the blanching and let it be.  We really like the way it tastes, so much better.  Celery dehydrates really well especially the leaves.

February 25, 2012
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You guys are SO right!  I actually consider the two 'versions' of celery as if they were two different vegetables, one more of an Herb to be used in recipes and to dry for later use, the other store bought version what I might buy to cut up for a relish tray with ranch dip or to munch on with peanut butter etc!

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February 25, 2012
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I have been meaning to try this. Now I definately will after seeing the pictures of Sheryl's success. My favorite part for soups are the leafy greens anyway.

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March 11, 2012
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I have success with the celery!  I chopped off the bottom last week and put it in a bowl of water and I now have a couple of little stalks growing and some green leaves (there are also a few roots growing on the bottom).  Today I planted it in a pot with potting soil, but living in northern NY I won't be able to plant it outside until at least the end of May.  In the meantime I plan on starting more little plants whenever I buy celery at the supermarket.  Thanks so much for this post, it's been such fun, not to mention it's a joy to see a veggie growing this time of year. 

November 15, 2012
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I just put my celery stump in water. Hoping for good results. I plan to let it develop some white roots and then put it in a pot. We don't always find celery in Nairobi, but they do carry it during the holidays. If I can grow my own...yipee!

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November 16, 2012
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Mamajoseph, I started only one celery plant this past summer and it grew quite large outside in the garden.  When the weather started getting cold I cut it down, washed the stalks, cut them in pieces and they're now in the freezer.  So far I've used it to make soup stock and it was delicious.  Good luck, I know you'll have success and it's a fun thing to do. 

November 16, 2012
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Ross, did your celery seed ever grow? I just bought some in a jar to use in pickles etc. and was wondering if you could plant it. Of course it would be in the spring.

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November 23, 2012
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The celery stump is showing top growth, but no roots in the water. Is that normal? It's been a week. Should I go ahead and put it outside in the dirt? My instincts say to wait for roots. What do you say?

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November 30, 2012
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I'm not sure if it's normal or not mamaJ, I've only done this once and I think I got both at about the some time, some nubbley white roots at about the same time as I got some sprouts of green growth at the top... just not sure what normal is in so many situations!  smile

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