Today, the stalk and leaves of stalked celery are widely used in cosmetology, pharmacology and cooking. You can also grow a plant on your site, it is enough to know about some of the features of caring for a garden crop.
- What is stalked celery?
- Growing features
- Everyone should know this: features of caring for a garden crop
What is stalked celery?
Surely, each of the readers has seen the celery root in the market or in the supermarket. There are about 20 varieties of this plant, but one is very popular - stalked celery. Very often it is used to prepare first courses, and the representative of the weaker sex are sure that thanks to the juicy stem, you can lose extra pounds.
Celery belongs to the Umbrella family. It is a perennial plant. In the first year, the gardener can feast on the green leaves of the plant. In the second year, the garden culture forms a fruit from the seeds (the flowering stage occurs beforehand).
This species of the Umbrella family is grown using seeds. However, if you want to get a good harvest, we recommend planting celery seedlings. Seedlings grown from seeds of 3-4 years of "aging" are especially appreciated.
Features of celery:
- Family - Umbrella
- Leaves - pinnately dissected
- Root - stem
- Reproduction - vegetative
- Harvest - in the year of planting
This amazing cultivated plant, with proper care, will give a truly generous harvest. Experts say that stalked celery is not whimsical to care for, so a beginner in gardening can start planting seeds or seedlings.
If you like to season your dishes with various "green" seasonings, then you should definitely pay attention to stalked celery. But in order to grow this exquisitely plant, you need to get acquainted with a certain technique of growing a garden crop.
The place for planting celery should let the sun's rays pass well, but in no case "burn" them. The most suitable temperature for normal growth and development of an umbrella culture is +20 degrees.
Petiole celery perfectly withstands our climatic conditions, and even the first frost does not always frighten the plant. For planting celery, loosened soil is suitable, which has neutral acidity. In the case when the acidity of the soil is very overestimated, we recommend adding ordinary lime. For a while, the remedy will help calm the alkaline process.
Advice for beginner gardeners: Do not plant stalked celery seeds next to onions, parsnips and garlic. The plant can be damaged by a large pest - the celery fly. If possible, spray the young plant with an ash solution.
Seedling growing method:
- Soak plant seeds in warm water. Place the container of water in a warm, dark place.
- Prepare a pot of soil for planting seeds. Plant celery seeds in a small pot. Place the tray in a warm, well-lightened place (planting seeds is best done in March).
- Maintain soil moisture at all times. You need to water the seedlings every 3-4 days. Do not flood the plant - you risk not seeing the first borings at all.
- When the first leaves appear, plant the seedlings in a separate bowl (cups). Continue caring for your celery seedlings.
When real leaves appear, plant the plant in an open area. The best time for disembarkation is the end of April - beginning of May. Until that time, you should already have time to apply fertilizers and thoroughly fluff the soil. Dig shallow holes (the plant does not like deep planting) for seedlings, and place the young in the holes (the diameter and depth of the hole should literally exceed the seedling size 2-3 times).
Grind down the celery and water the plant well. The seedling method of growing will allow you to enjoy a good harvest already in the middle of summer. You do not need to ignore all the stages of competent cultivation of seedlings, otherwise the plant will threaten and not emerge at all. What measures should be taken so that stalked celery takes root well on domestic soil?
Everyone should know this: features of caring for a garden crop
As it turned out, growing stalked celery from seedlings is very simple. But along with the standard rules, there are some nuances of caring for a cultivated garden plant:
- Regular soil moisture. Celery loves moisture, you need to water the plant no later than 3-4 days. Before watering, be sure to check the soil, it should not be wet.
- Fertilizer. Fertilizing using liquid organic products is recommended every 14 days.
- You need to huddle the plant every 4 weeks or as soon as the celery bushes grow.
- Remember to weed and weed.
Weeds not only do not paint the garden plot, but can also lead to more serious problems, for example, improper development of the root system. By the way, if you are not particularly fond of physical labor, before planting seedlings, treat the area with a special substance that will prevent the spread of the appearance of weeds.
Petiole celery is an amazing and very healthy plant. Leaves of a cultivated garden plant are widely used in cooking and alternative medicine. The stalk of stalked celery is especially juicy, it will be an excellent ingredient for making fresh juices and smoothies. Consider all the nuances of planting seeds and planting seedlings, and stalked celery will give you a generous and incredibly healthy harvest!
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