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Questions About Celery Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
August 3, 2015

Q. Celery

I have 9 celery plants in my garden and have grown celery for years and they do well in my garden, but this year, I have 2 plants out of the nine that are in between others that the leaves are curling up and I am not sure what they need or are lacking or do you think it may just be something in the plant itself?? Those two also seem to have a little lighter color to them, not the bright green color the others carry. Please let me know any suggestions you may have.

Answered by
Heather on
August 3, 2015
Certified Expert
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They may have leaf spot. This article will help:
http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/r104100311.html

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 4, 2015

Q. Celery

We are trying to grow celery. How do you make them grow up tight and straight? Do you need to tie them up or put something around them like a cardboard cylinder?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 7, 2015
Certified Expert
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Cardboard milk cartons (top and bottom cut off) work great for this. And they blanch the plant as well. You can also use hair bands, like the kind that a person would use to put their hair up in a pony tail.

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Asked by
cschantz on
August 10, 2016
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Q. celery

How to grow it?

Answered by
Alisma on
August 11, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

Celery tends to be a fiddly plant that can be a challenge to grow well in a home garden. But it's definitely a fun project and worth a try! See the following articles for tips:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/celery/tips-on-how-to-grow-celery.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/celery/skinny-celery-stalks.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 12, 2016

Q. Bitter tasting celery

Is it harmful to eat bitter tasting celery purchased at grocery stores?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
November 12, 2016
Certified Expert
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No, it is not harmful. Here is an article that will explain why celery is bitter: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/celery/bitter-tasting-celery-stalks.htm

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Asked by
taherasfour on
April 3, 2017
Amman, Jordan

Q. Growing celery

How do I get nice, fat, crisp celery stems. Mine are always thin and stringy !

Answered by
Liz Baessler on
April 4, 2017
Certified Expert
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You are far from the first gardener with this problem. In fact, we have an entire article about it. Your thin celery could be due to a few problems. The most common is immaturity. It could also be too much heat, not enough water, or not enough nutrients. Take a look at this article and see if you can pinpoint which one it is: : https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/celery/skinny-celery-stalks.htm

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Asked by
kitylove2 on
April 16, 2017
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Q. Celery

Why does my celery taste salty? I just cut it today from our garden? Is it still good to eat?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 18, 2017
Certified Expert
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Garden grown Celery is best harvesting after a technique called 'blanching'.
This article will help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/celery/harvesting-celery.htm

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Asked by
bootcme on
April 16, 2017
Winter Haven Florida

Q. Why is my celery leaves turning yellow?

What has good nitrogen in it for celery?

Answered by
Alisma on
April 16, 2017
Certified Expert
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Here are some reasons your celery's leaves might be turning yellow:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/celery/yellowing-celery-leaves.htm

Low nitrogen can be one cause. Compost is a great source of nitrogen for celery. An alternative is to add 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of a 10-10-10 fertilizer next to the plant every 3 weeks, then water it in. Make sure the fertilizer doesn't directly touch the stem.

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