heirloomfan, I had Tango a couple years ago, because that's the one the nursery had. From there I was hooked. Planted the Utah Tall last year from seed and this year also. Both did very well. I have 2 plants in the basement, after cutting the main stalks in the Fall, new shoots appeared so dug up 2 and brought them in. They are about 10" tall now. I'll put them in the ground this Spring as an experiment. If I don't use all the leaves before then.
I'll be reducing the population by 75%, and I'll pull them out before they get too big. That way I won't feel so guilty about sacrificing so many. Haven't decided if I will do driveway plant selling this year.
I planted some old tall Utah celery seed. Maybe some will come up. Put 2 or 3 seeds in each cell. Cant remember how old it is. I had intended to try this stuff one day but haven't gotten around to it yet. www.growitalian.com/celery-dorato-gigante-2-124-19/ Was recommended by "train" a gardener on another website years ago that I can't remember right now. Has anyone grown this stuff before? I like the gigante part of the name.
Post by lilolpeapicker on Jan 31, 2021 11:12:09 GMT -5
Just finished staring celery seeds. I am trying 2 methods. I have a 6 cell flat that I started 2 seeds(I hope) in each. I placed some on a white dish to pick up individual seeds at a time. The second is I have small container with a cover where I sprinkled them over the top of the soil and sprinkled them with a tiny amount more dirt. Each are covered in plastic.
Have a great gardening day! hoe, hoe, hoe Pea Upstate NY, zone 5
lilolpeapicker, I just sprinkled them on top of soil and pressed them down and like you did, covered with a small amount of soil and covered in plastic. I also put them under light for the heat. I'll be pulling out a bunch of them, but the seed packet had enough for several years!
Post by desertwoman on Jan 31, 2021 22:53:09 GMT -5
I have celery envy. Reading this thread almost has me starting some. Almost. They need more water than I am willing to allow for them. I have to limit the high water needs veggies that I grow, especially with our extreme drought conditions of the past couple of years. So I my lettuces and greens get first dibs.
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