Cutting Celery (80 Days)
The Cutting Celery is a hardy annual that can be used in place of celery and is easier to grow. The fine green leaves and thin hollow stems are especially good to flavor soups and stews. Both stocks and leaves are cut at a younger, more tender stage than regular celery. Grows to 18”.
Germination: 14-21 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-75ºF.
Seed Sowing Depth: 1/8-1/4" deep
Sowing Indoors: Start 10-12 weeks before the last frost. Soaking seeds overnight aids germination. Keep soil moist and temperatures at 70-75ºF. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant after last frost, 8-12” apart.
Sowing Outdoors: Not recommended, especially in northern areas
Harvest: Stalks over 8-10”, from the outside first. Harvest entire plant late summer through the fall.
Tips: Cutting Celery needs fertile soil and consistent moisture throughout the entire season for optimum growth. Add compost to the planting area and fertilize regularly, mulch, and keep moist.