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~ CELERY Seed and CELERIAC Seed~

When to sow celery? You need start it going early, under cover, and keep the seeds
warm until they germinate - for example in a propagator or in your airing cupboard.

Please note - celery and celeriac seed needs LIGHT to germinate well, so sow on the surface of the compost,
just pressing the seeds in lightly. Keep the seeds moist until germination.

plant picture 'Full White' Self-blanching Celery
A nice white celery. The upright plants are vigorous, and grow on well, needing little or no earthing up to give a nicely blanched & mild-tasting interior.

We are always very busy in the gardens, and so we like to grow crops that need the minimum of work to get a good result. So we were very pleased to find this self-blanching variety of celery which really is tender and mild without any attention at all.

The one Ben is holding in the picture was not earthed up at all, though we tied it loosely with a bit of hessian twine towards the end, and we think that it has come out really well for so little work! Some people like to pack straw around the plants to enhance the self-blanching effect further. Stands well, ready from October.

This variety is actually an Italian strain, but we have found that it does well in the UK.

White self-blanching var.

Order CeFW - roughly 600+ seed £


plant picture'Reselected Giant Red' Celery
After many years we have found a really good and vigorous red celery to add to our collection. This is a new version of the traditional Giant Red type, bred specially for home gardeners.

This deep red celery was bred from several traditional European red and pink varieties by Frank Morton. He let the best plants cross and selected for reddest colour , big size, cold resistance, and best flavour.

It's fabulous, with dark pink-red stems that withstand cold conditions very well. As with the Full White, ideally you should tie up with twine and pack straw around the plants to get the best tight heads for eating raw.

Deep red stems, big plants

Order CeRR - 400 seed £


" I was really surprised about how hardy the "Reselected Giant Red" red celery turned out to be.
We live in Artist's valley, about a 3/4 mile off the main road and just high enough to catch every bit of frost and snow. During the snowy weather in January we had a lot of snow, then a bit of a melt, then a hard frost, covering everything with a thick layer of ice, then that got insulated by another thick layer of snow and it then stayed frozen for about three weeks. Conditions that proved too much for most of the chards and really hammering the kales, apart from the black one. I never thought the celery would survive as after the melt it was completely flattened and floppy, but lo, it's recovered, standing up again and still growing!!! Unbelievable!"
- Ann Lamot

plant picture'Amsterdam Cutting' Celery
Cutting celery is the same plant as normal celery, but bred for lots of leaf production rather than thick stems. 

It is an easily grown and very useful garden herb, as you can just cut a few leaves when cooking.
This is a special Dutch strain chosen for dark leaves and a particularly rich flavour.

Order CeAC - lots and lots of seed, (at least 400)



plant picture'Giant Prague' Celeriac (Improved strain)
If you don't know it, Celeriac is a root vegetable derived from celery, but bred for its huge root ball that you eat. (Its very much like the relationship between Chard and Beetroot - they are the same plant but have been bred for very different uses.)

This is the well-known heirloom variety from Prague in what is now the Czech Republic, which has been grown for years in the UK with good results. We have a strain of seed that has been reselected in modern times for root balls that are a bit smoother.

To get the best results from celeriac, water in dry periods and pull away the lower ageing leaves as the plant matures. A weekly liquid feed with homemade comfrey 'tea' or liquid manure will also help get really good sized roots - though we rarely bother to do this and still get plenty of celeriac to eat!

Selected for smoother and rounder roots, so they are easier to wash and require less trimming.

Order CeGP - lots and lots of seed, (definitely hundreds, maybe thousands?) £


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Gardeners Should Save their Own Seed:
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