How to Grow Celery at Home

I love getting out in the garden when the Perth weather suits. Let’s talk about vegetable growing, in particular how to grow Celery in your Perth backyard.

(Whilst most of this guide suits anywhere in Australia, check local conditions for growing months if you live outside Perth.)

Your vegetable garden can feed not just your body, but your soul. It encourages you to ask for more out of your garden, seeking variety and adventure every day.

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When should you plant Celery?

The best months to plant Celery in Perth are Sep-Feb. You can plant using Transplant, ideally when the soil temperature is around 10-20 degrees celcius and the air is around 10-25 degree celcius.

Seeds or Transplant? Transplant

Ideal air temp: 10-25c

Ideal soil temp: 10-20c

Can Celery grow in pots?

Yes, they can grow in pots. Be mindful of the size they grow to.

The great thing about planting Celery in pots is that you can move them around easily, should they need more or less sun, or are getting attacked by pests. In some cases, you can even grow Celery indoors, as long as the position can get enough sun.

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How much sun should Celery get?

You will discover that Celery thrives on Full sun.

Some gardens get more shade than others, and your direction north etc varies. Try the ideal position first, and if the Celery isn’t growing well enough, maybe try a more or less sunnier spot.

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.

Robert Breault

How often should you water Celery?

Celery really enjoys when it gets Regular watering.

They prefer soil that is Well-drained.

When can you harvest?

Being a Monthly vegetable, the ideal time to harvest your Celery crop is around All Year. Play it by ear though, and just see how your plant(s) do this season.

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Growing Celery in rows

If you are getting serious with your vegetable garden, you may wish to grow Celery in rows. You’ll need to allow around 30-40 centimetres between rows, and 30-40 centimetres between each seedling or seed.

Space between rows: 30-40 cm

Space between seedlings: 30-40 cm

Keep the seeds!

Did you know that you can keep Celery seeds for up to 5 years, and use them to grow more next season?

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables plays a role in reducing the risk of all the major causes of illness and death

Walter Willett

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Enjoy delicious Celery in your Perth garden

You can save so much money by growing Celery in your own backyard.

Did you know that working your hands in the soil has been proven to improve your immune system and your mental health? Studies show that gardeners are less stressed, and live longer.

Enjoy the taste of your own homegrown vegetables – enjoy!

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