Celery, Giant Red (Apium graveolens), packet of 200 seeds, organic

$2.45

Family:  Carrot (Apiaceae)

Overwinters Zone 5 to 9.  Biennial normally grown as an annual for the tender stalks, harvest in 90 to 100 days

(Giant Red Celery)   This is a good choice for late summer or early spring planting.  Giant Red is disease resistant and cold hardy. As a biennial, will produce seeds in the summer of the second year.  Celery requires a fertile soil and plenty of water for a good crop.  Prepare a fine seed bed and scatter the seeds thinly, then barely cover and tamp securely.  Keep evenly moist and warm until germination.  Actually this is one of the slower to germinate vegetable seeds that I have tested.  Seeds sown just prior to the full moon took 13 days to come up.  This was slower than the vast majority of other vegetable species tested–in fact it was the slowest to germinate of 63 species tested–and so you can expect about a 2 week induction period on the celery seeds, which may well mean that it will be easier to keep track of them if planted in the greenhouse as opposed to direct seeding in the garden, where weed pressure could be an issue.   Thin or transplant to 6 inches apart.

200 Seeds/pkt, Certified Organically Grown

 

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