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    Was thinking about growing celery next year but a bit put off by what I've read so far. Anyone had success with celery? Any tips?

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    Found this https://www.quickcrop.co.uk/learning/plant/celery which gives me some encouragement. Most sites are saying that celery us very difficult to grow.

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    I've found it very difficult - managed to grow on some from supermarket bought 'roots' - well sort of - but had no success with celery really. Celeriac is easier I think - though its not a like for like replacement once you've got it to the kitchen
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    The modern self blanching varieties are easy to grow.
    Plenty of manure & water & 9" apart in blocks, not rows.
    If they do get short of water they tend to get a bit stringy (fibrous).
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishpond View Post
    The modern self blanching varieties are easy to grow.
    Plenty of manure & water & 9" apart in blocks, not rows.
    If they do get short of water they tend to get a bit stringy (fibrous).
    Ok will do a bit of reading up on "self blanching" and give it a go next year.

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    I grow self blanching celery. Never let them dry out I use soaker pots (there is a very old thread which explains them). I have never managed huge heads but they do fine.
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    I grew some self blanching years ago and the kids Guinea pigs got the lot, I intend to have a go at growing proper trench celery once, just to see how I get on, might be next year.

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