Celery petiolate, leaf and root characteristics of growing in the garden
Celery is a spicy vegetable known to man for a long time.
Dishes prepared from this culture was served rulers before our era.
And its healing properties were widely used in Ancient Egypt.
At the moment there are several varieties: leaf celery, petiolate, the root.
All of these species are grown in gardens our gardeners and summer residents. About features of cultivation and care of this plant, experienced gardeners share.
Leaf celery is known for lush, fragrant greenery, for which it is grown, and a short root that is not used in food. The place of the cut leaves and grows new ones.
Petiolar celery on the contrary, has a large (35-50cm), well-developed and fleshy root, and a weak sheet outlet.
The most popular among gardeners uses celeriac.
It is grown for its leaves and for roots. The stem reaches 12-15cm in diameter. Celery is a biennial crop.
In the first season actively developing sheet outlet, and the second it flowers and gives seeds.
To grow this plant better seedlings, as it has a great growing season. Celeriac, depending on the grade 120-210 days. Petiolate
The leaf can be grown by seed, but the harvest will be only closer to the fall. The gestation period is 80-90 days. Seeds can be sown before winter or early spring in April.
Soil for seedlings are prepared from a mixture of several components. Garden soil, peat, humus, sawdust. The mixture should get crumbly.
Before sowing the seeds should be kept in room temperature water for three days, periodically changing the water (8-9 hours). After they have dried.
Celery seeds are buried to a depth of 1 cm and Then sprinkle the earth, pour, cover with plastic and place the box in a dark warm place (22-25OC). After germination move them up to the light in a cool place (+15-17 ° C).
When the seedlings grow to two true leaves, they need to be transplanted in individual pots with a peat-humus mixture, which is sold in specialized stores, or box scheme 7h7sm.
Fourteen days you fertilize seedlings of celery with phosphate– potash fertilizer. An exemplary flow rate 5g/l water.
In permanent cultivation, the seedlings are planted in mid-may. By this time will have five true leaves.
Seedlings are planted at a distance of 15 cm apart and 35 cm between rows. Petiolar and leaf celery are planted according to the scheme 5 cm between plants and 25 cm between rows.
To obtain good harvest the crops need tending. So do not forget about watering, weeding and fertilizing fertilizers.
Greens can be cut as regrowth, and the roots are dug in October – November, weather permitting and not frost.
For seeds, leave a few roots should not be damaged by roots and growing point.
By spring, you can store them in the cellar in a box, covered with sand. In the spring they are planted in the garden, to autumn, there will be seeds.