Apium graveolens - Plant
Description for Apium graveolens
Apium graveolens is a biennial growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.3 m (1ft in). Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in saline soils. Wild celery has a long history of medicinal and food use.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Wild Celery. Ajmod, Ajwain-ka-patta (Indian)||Green to white (2nd year)||Seasonal bloomer||2.00 to 2.50 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Prefers a rich moist soil in sun or semi-shade, but with some shade in the summer. It is tolerant of saline soils. The plants are fairly hardy, though they can be damaged by hard frosts.
|Full sun||well-drained soil||Medium||10Â°C / 50Â°F||Apply for organic fertilizer|
Caring for Apium graveolens
- Plants can be cut frequently, starting about 4 weeks after planting.
- It will regrow and remain productive over many months, though eventually will run to seed inspring.
- Leave a few plants to see in second season.
- Young seedlings can be transplanted to wheverver required.
Typical uses of Apium graveolens
Special features: Plants may naturalize in the landscape through self-seeding.
Culinary use: The whole plant is harvested when fruiting and is usually liquidized to extract the juice.
Medicinal use: It is an aromatic bitter tonic herb that reduces blood pressure, relieves indigestion, stimulates the uterus and is anti-inflammatory.etc.
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