Celery in a SFG

kr222(6b)September 21, 2008

Has anyone tried to grow celery in a SFG? I'm considering my first attempt at growing celery (and square foot gardening) next season, but Mel's book doesn't address the topic of celery. Should I avoid growing it in a SFG then? I'm worried that the bed will dry out too quickly.

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anniesgranny(6b)

Dan at Urban Veggie Garden Blog grew lovely celery. He blanched his by putting nursery pots, with the bottoms cut out, around each plant. He has photos posted on his blog, entries May 7, June 26, July 14 & 20, August 26 that I see, maybe more.

Here is a link that might be useful: Dan's Excellent Blog

    Bookmark   September 21, 2008 at 12:20PM
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reba_nc(z 7)

I looked up celery on the FT2gardening website and planted accordingly. Looks great so far!

Here is a link that might be useful: plant spacings in a Ft2 garden

    Bookmark   September 21, 2008 at 2:31PM
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kr222(6b)

Reba,
Thanks for the website. I have Mel's book, but there are things left out. This site will help fill in some gaps.

Anniesgranny,
Thank you for directing me to Dan's Blog. I don't think I've ever seen such an awesome gardening blog before. So detailed with fantastic pictures. I wonder what kind of celery he grew, because it looked perfect. I love the pot idea. Simple to do and I always have lots of pots from the garden center that need a new purpose.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2008 at 8:53AM
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anniesgranny(6b)

kr222, why not leave a comment on his blog and ask him what kind? He's a great guy, you'll get an immediate answer.

Granny

Here is a link that might be useful: Annie's Kitchen Garden

    Bookmark   September 23, 2008 at 12:30PM
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reba_nc(z 7)

This is my first season growing celery and I'm trying a red stalked variety because I read they were easier to grow and have a more intense flavor. They are quite ornamental too! John Scheepers has Redventure celery and Seeds of Change has a variety called Giant Red Stalk. Good luck!

    Bookmark   September 24, 2008 at 11:58AM
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kr222(6b)

Two celery cultivars in particular I am curious about are Tango and Tall Utah 52-70 Improved. Has anyone tried growing one of these cultivars? I'm interested in your impression of it. If you can think of a cultivar that you really enjoy growing I'd love to know what it is. Thanks.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2008 at 8:34AM
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