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    Hi,

    Just wondered when is the right time to dig up celeriac?
    I've got a couple of rows growing in my allotment and was curious as to when the best time was.

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    when it's big enough to eat. No "best" time, really

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    If you leave them too long they can start to go hollow in the middle. Mine have been fine- just not very big this year. Try one now if you like.

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    Use the roots as you want during Late October and through November (bit late for telling you that now ain't it? ). Leave them as long as possible. there is no advantage in eating them young. Any time from now to mid-December lift them and store in the usual cool dry conditions in sand or peat otherwise what Nicos says will happen, will.
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    I left my celeriac in the ground last year ( covered with a fleece in bad weather ) and used them from Oct to April. They kept fine without any problem and helped even out supply of veg

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    I did the same, left mine in all winter, no protection even, and it got pretty cold here. They were fine, I used the last of mine about April too, along with mooli and mayo they made a lovely grated salad through the winter.
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    Use your celeriac when you want to Luci.
    I leave mine in the ground and just lift one when I want to. No problems and I'm in Perthshire.

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    Thanks for all the replies.
    I went down the allotment this afternoon, and dug one up.
    There wasn't anything much to write home about , so it went back in the ground.
    Will check again them later.

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