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Celery tall - Desi Seeds

Celery tall  - Desi Seeds
Celery is a long-season crop that can be tricky to grow, some might say, the trickiest of all. 1 packet contains 100 seeds of celery.
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Description for Celery tall

Celery will not tolerate heat and can be hard to transplant. Summer crops in the north and winter crops in the south make celery a year-round producer. All the work is worth it when you harvest crunchy, green stalks.

Common name(s): Apium graveolens(botanical name)
Flower colours: NA
Bloom time: Summer
Max reacahble height: 8 inches tall.
Difficulty to grow:: Easy

Planting and care

Because a celery plant has such a long maturity time, unless you live in a location with long growing seasons, you need to start celery seeds indoors at least 8 – 10 weeks before the last frost date for your area.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil: Sandy loam to clay loam
Water: Keep soil moist throughout the growing season.
Temperature: 55 and 70ºF
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer.

Caring for Celery tall

  • Celery is a heavy feeder. It also requires lots of water. Make sure to provide plenty of water during the entire growing season, especially during hot, dry weather.
  • If celery does not get enough water, the stalks will be dry, and small.
  • Add plenty of compost and mulch around the plants to retain moisture.
  • Fertilize regularly. Add mulch as needed, to help retain soil moisture and add nutrients.
  • Tie growing celery stalks together to keep them from sprawling.

Harvesting

 

  • The parts of celery that are harvested are mainly the stalks, which will be above ground. Harvest stalks from the outside in.

 

Typical uses of Celery tall

Special features:
There is not much flavour difference between the home grown variety and the store bought variety so most gardeners grow a celery plant purely for the challenge it poses.
vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, folate and vitamin B6.

Culinary use:

  • It is a popular addition to salads and many cooked dishes. Add celery leaves and sliced celery stalks to soups, stews, casseroles, and healthy stir fries.

 

Ornamental use: NA

Medicinal use:
Celery is an excellent source of vitamin K and molybdenum. It is a very good source of folate, potassium, dietary fiber, manganese, and pantothenic acid. Celery is also a good source of vitamin B2, copper, vitamin C, vitamin B6, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids).

  • 1. Helps Lower High Cholesterol
  • 2. Lowers Inflammation
  • 3. Helps Prevent or Treat High Blood Pressure
  • 4. Helps Prevent Ulcers
  • 5. Protects Liver Health

 

References

    http://www.almanac.com/plant/celery

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