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Anonymous on
January 2, 2011

Q. What to Feed Celery

What fertilizers do you use for growing celery plants?

Answered by
Heather on
January 11, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

When you plant them, give them balanced and complete fertilizer and again in about 6 weeks. Another month after that, fertilize them with a nitrogen rich fertilizer.

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Asked by
johnmichael on
February 10, 2011

Q. Celery.

Does celery seed need light to germinate?

Answered by
johnmichael on
February 11, 2011
A.

Thanks for your advice.

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Answered by
CaptainAng on
February 11, 2011
A.

Hi johnmichael~
Celery does not require light to germinate. However, they are a bit finicky and can take up to three weeks to sprout. Just barely cover the seeds and be sure to keep them moist. Celery seeds also have a higher percentage of germination when a lower temperature is maintained.

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Asked by
odessaforde on
March 3, 2011

Q. Can Celery Be Planted From the Stalk?

Can you plant celery from the stalk?

Answered by
Heather on
March 5, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

No, unfortunately you cannot root the stalk. You need to start it from seed.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 10, 2011

Q. Celery Temperatures

I read the article on growing celery and it says not to plant out until temps are over 50 degrees. Is that daytime, nighttime, or both? Also, is there a preferred temperature for the soil to reach before planting out?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 10, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

That is the daytime temperature. Also, celery requires at least a soil temperature of around 59-60 degrees F.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 4, 2011

Q. Celery Plant Has Yellow Blooms, Do We Pick Them Off

We planted celery and it’s getting pretty tall and has yellow blooms, but we don’t know where they should be picked off or just left alone. We don’t know what it is supposed to look like and when is it ready.

Answered by
Nikki on
May 5, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Your celery has bolted. Harvest celery as soon as it's large enough to use. Either cut off individual stems as they develop color or pull the entire plant and cut off the roots. Celery should be harvested when the petioles (stalks) from the soil line to the first node are at least 6 inches long. These articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/celery/tips-on-how-to-grow-celery.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/what-is-bolting-what-it-means-when-a-plant-bolts.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 17, 2011

Q. Celery Planting Temperature

For the temperature, is it that it should be above 50 for the low of the day before putting out the plants? I have grown celery before, but it got very bushy and leafy.

Answered by
Nikki on
May 18, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Celery does best in cool weather when nighttime temperatures are around 50 degrees F. and average daytime temperatures stay between 60 degrees to 70 degrees.

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