Looking to grow celery in the comfort of your own home? We’re here to help. Lamattina has been growing veggies for Aussie families since 1955, after all. To start off, there’s a few types of celery. Some of them are easier to grow (like Chinese celery), others can be a bit trickier. It’s been called the ultimate vegetable gardening challenge by some people, but (to us anyway) there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing a fresh crop of these green, delicious, and super-healthy beauties.
- Celery’s favourite time of year is when it’s cool and temperate. Not too hot, not too cold. Try sowing celery seeds in the late winter or late summer.
- Don’t plant those seeds too deep! Celery is a shallow-rooted plant.
- Celery is fine in the sun, as long as it doesn’t get too hot.
- Make sure the soil is nice and rich.
- Celery needs lots and lots of water. Try mounding the soil to improve drainage. Fertilise regularly and keep that soil moist.
- Before sowing, soak the seeds in warm water for a day.
- Seeds too difficult? You can try seedlings from a nursery, especially if you’re a beginner.
- Bunches can be harvested after 14 weeks. Alternatively, you can cut stalks as and when you need them.
Still not working? Don’t get discouraged. We know it’s tough. That’s why we supply Woolworths and Costco with our fresh celery in various pack sizes. From harvest to on the go in 6 hours, we ensure our celery’s fresh, crisp, and in the case of our 90g Snackin’ Stix packs, ready to eat. Get crunching, or if you’re looking for a little inspiration, check out our recipes page.