Where to grow
- A fantastic plant to grow in any kitchen garden but be warned, this can be a tricky one to grow!
- Celeriac is not too fussy about soil. As long as a decent amount of organic matter has been added it is happy.
- The key to success with celeriac is to have moisture retentive soil. For the best harvests this soil needs to be kept moist at all times.
Sowing & Growing
- I sow my celeriac inside the greenhouse in February in seed modules or small pots to get a head start . If you are not sowing inside, sow in March or April. The ideal temperature for a celeriac to germinate is no lower than 10C.
- Sow two seeds in small pots and only keep the strongest
- It is normally warm enough to plant out into its final growing position in Mid spring.
- Plant 30cm apart in rows that are 45cm apart
- Make sure not to bury the crown as this is susceptible to rot
- Mulch around the plant and keep moist at all times and remove any side shoots
- From midsummer remove a few lower leaves to expose the crown.
- To get the crown to swell up make sure to water almost every day during hot dry periods
Between each plant
Between each row
- Celeriac will take 30-35 weeks from seed to fully grown
- Normally from September onward they are ready and if the soil is well draining they will be fine to leave in there until needed.
- Remove stem roots before cooking
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