Celery loves deep fertile soil that is very moist but not boggy! Plenty of organic matter is essential. It prefers acid to alkaline conditions, so never give it lime.
Can be grown in....
Raised beds or pots/containers.
How far apart?
When your plants arrive....
Your baby plants will arrive carefully packed in straw. They may look a little tired from their travels. This is quite normal but, as soon as possible, carefully unpack them all.
Each type of plant will have an identification label to help you spot which they are. Lay them out into their respective plant types (e.g. lettuce, cauliflower, peas). Then, stand them upright, being especially careful with the ones that aren’t in bio pots. The roots may be dry, so give them all a good drink of water by submerging the roots for a few minutes in a container of clean water.
Now you are ready to plant your Rocket Garden. Try to do this within 24 hours of the arrival of your plants.
Looking after your plants....
We’ve deliberately chosen a variety that is easy to grow. Follow these few golden rules and you should get a good crop.
Remove side shoots
As the plants develop cut off the side shoots so that they shoot straight upwards.
Feed them if growing in pots
If your celery is growing in containers or pots, it’s best to add a liquid feed every 2 weeks.
Keep them well watered
Celery needs moist soil to grow successfully, so make sure you give them plenty of water and don’t let them dry out.
Watch out for....
They're ready to harvest when....
Celery will reach its full size in the Autumn, between August and October. When your plants are big enough, you can simply cut them off at the stalk.
Celery will keep well in the fridge but it’s best to harvest as you want to use it.
Ways to cook
As well as being good in salads, celery is great for making stock – make a mirepoix by roughly chopping celery, carrots, onions and leeks, and boil these either on their own for half an hour for a veggie stock, or add them towards the end of chicken stock.
When we deliver
We usually deliver these plants through into July/Aug, although it’s a little dependent on the weather.
You can order from…
These plants are available to be ordered now and we’ll despatch them as soon as they are big enough to both handle the journey to your garden and handle life outside the poly tunnel.
Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.
We will keep you posted
You will receive an email to let you know that your order is ready to be dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us, so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.