Sow on the surface of the firmed compost and cover with a
very fine layer of compost or vermiculite.
Transplant when seedlings are large enough to handle into
small pots of compost and maintain a minimum temperature of
Growing on - in Pots
Not generally recommended but there's nothing to stop you
trying provided you have very large and deep containers.
Growing on - in open ground
Harden off and plant outside in well-prepared soil once all
frost risk has passed allowing 38cm (15 inches) between each
plant. Better results are achieved planting in blocks which
assists with self-blanching.
Keep weed free. It is important to keep well watered. Feed
several times with a liquid feed during the summer.
Begin lifting from late July until October but before
any frosts. Carefully dig up whole plants, being careful not
to disturb nearby plants.
Celery Leaf Spot (Blight)
Brown spots appear on outer leaves gradually spreading to
all of the foliage.
Spray with a fungicide containing mancozeb or with a copper
fungicide at first signs of disease
Organic Never plant seedlings with spotted leaves
Celery Fly (leaf
Brown blisters in leaves
Organic Pinch out and destroy blistered leaves Chemical Spray with an insecticide containing Malathion
Grow under garden fleece or fine mesh
Young leaves are eaten - sometimes completely missing
1. Sink small pots filled with beer to ground level. Empty daily
2. Sprinkle slugs with table salt Chemical
Use slug pellets