Celery

Celery

Celery


Celery is a root vegetable, which stores nutrients in the lower part of the stem; the two main varieties are celery-rapa and ribbed celery. The celeriac is grown at the beginning of the rotation, when the soil is moist and rich in nutrients, after fertilization that lasts from the autumn. Celery seedlings should be definitively planted only when the risk of frost is over, planting them at a distance of 40 cm from each other: they are tall plants that seem to waver as soon as they are transplanted, but burying them more deeply will stop their development of the ball. Water the crop weekly and make a mulch between the rows, leaving the balls uncovered; from October to November then you can pick up before the arrival of the frosts. The ribbed celery does not differ particularly for the cultivation from celery-rapa, it simply has to be sown at the end of April in 2 cm deep furrows, spacing the plants between them of about 30 cm. To whiten the ribs you can wrap them in a dark plastic sheet or wrap up the earth. The harvest takes place after September-October and to protect the celery from frost you will have to repair it under a tunnel of plastic sheets.