Chinese Pink Celery (Organic 60-80 Days)
The Chinese Pink Celery offers slender and stunning cotton candy pink stalks that are earlier and easier to grow compared to the large stalked European varieties with more crunch and flavor; herbal with a hint of salty notes. Use both the leaves and stalks, try it raw or pickled, or add to stir-fries, soups, stews, and stocks.
Germination: 14-21 days, soaking seeds overnight aids germination
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF.
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 the entire plant from late summer through the fall.
Tips: Chinese Pink Celery needs fertile soil and consistent moisture throughout the entire season for optimum growth. Add compost to the planting area and/or add organic fertilizer. Mulching will help retain moisture and control weeds.