Germ 10-21 days
A cousin of celery that is grown in the same manner, but is harvested for the unsightly root. Less popular in the US, it is considered an estimable vegetable throughout Europe. Makes for a wonderful earthy addition to mash potatoes. Perfect for fall dishes or with braised meats. 500 seeds
Indoors- 10-12 weeks before last frost, soak seeds 24 hours, plant 1/4” deep. Keep soil at 70-75 degrees and moist. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant after last frost 8-12” apart.
Harvest- The stalks over 8-10”, from outside in. Entire plant late summer through the fall.
Tips- A heavy feeder. Add compost to planting area then fertilize regularly, mulch and keep moist.