Outdoor Garden Celery Plants
Celery (Apium graveolensis) is a cool-season crop with a long growing season and a need for constant moisture. Celery plants does not tolerate heat well, nor will it survive frost and it requires regular fertilizer applications to keep nutrient levels high. Despite these challenges for the gardener, there is nothing quite like the flavor of celery fresh from the garden, making the extra work well worth the effort. Once the temperatures outside are consistently above 50 F. (10 C.), you can plant your celery into your garden. Remember that celery is very temperature sensitive, so don’t plant it out too early or you will kill or weaken the celery plant. Unless you live in a location that is ideal to grow celery plants, plant your celery where it will get six hours of sun, but preferably somewhere that the celery plant will be shaded for the hottest part of the day. Also, make sure that where you will be growing celery plants has rich soil. Celery needs lots of nutrients to grow well.
Growing celery plants needs a lot of water. Make sure to keep the soil evenly moist and don’t forget to water them. Celery can’t tolerate drought of any kind. If the ground isn’t kept consistently moist, it will negatively affect the taste of the celery. You’ll also need to fertilize regularly to keep up with the nutrient needs of the celery plant.
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