Growing your own vegetable garden is a great idea, especially if you have some free time on your hands and wish to spend it on something useful. Not only will you save some money, but it will also allow you to have much tastier and flavorful vegetables than you can find on the market. One of the best vegetables you can have in your garden is celery, because this plant is full of nutritious values and vitamins. In what follows we’ll take a look at how to grow celery and what you can do to maximize its potential.

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However, the first thing you need to know about how to grow celery is that it is among the most pretentious plants because it needs a long growing season in order to reach maturity in full health. It can be grown in colder areas as well, but then you need to start it indoors, some eight or ten weeks before the frost period ends. Moreover, there isn’t much difference, at least taste-wise, between homegrown celery and celery bought from the market, so the challenge may not be worth it unless you’re doing it for the challenge itself.

When learning how to grow celery you need to start with the seeds which, as mentioned above, must be potted and kept indoors if your climate doesn’t allow for a long growing season. And since it can be quite tricky to handle celery seeds, you may want to mix them with some sand and then gently sprinkle them over the pot; don’t shove them too deep into the soil, but rather shallowly, so it is easier for them to sprout. When they have, take each seedling and plant it in its own pot or directly in the bed you have prepared for them. Yet you must avoid planting them in your garden before you are sure the frost is gone and the weather is temperate enough.

Another important point when finding out how to grow celery is that it needs a lot of sun, so make sure you plant it in a spot where it has at least six sunny hours. If the weather can get too hot though, plant them someplace where they also get shade during peak temperatures. The soil has to be rich in nutrients for the celery to grow well, but it also needs a lot of water, so make sure you don’t forget to water them daily, or to have their soil always damp, otherwise the celery will taste bad.

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