~ 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.

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= normal sowing & harvest time = also possible depending on conditions

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.

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Golden Self-blanching Celery

A good normal celery. The upright plants are vigorous, and grow on well, needing little or no earthing up to give a nicely blanched & mild-tasting interior.

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.

roughly 2000 seed £


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'Redventure' Celery RED CELERY!

This unusual variety was created by crossing Giant Red with Ventura ( one of the most adaptive and resilient celery varieties there is.)

Combining the best qualities of both parents, it has dark red stalks with emerald green leaves, and an excellent flavour.

Deep red stems, big hardy plants. Bred by Frank Morton and released as Open-source Seed.

about 1000 seed, organic £


plant picture Cutting Celery EASY

This is the same plant as normal celery, but bred for lots of leaf production rather than thick stems. 

It's much easier to grow and you can just take a few leaves as you need some celery for cooking.

This is a special strain chosen for a particularly good flavour; we had a massive crop of seed this year so it is on offer!

at least 1000 sd, organic, just £


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'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.

lots of seed, (definitely hundreds, maybe thousands?) £