Vegetables and Fruit forum: Celery & hot weather

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Name: Pittsburgh Gal
Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 6a)
Jul 31, 2016 2:12 PM CST
We have several celery plants this year, our first time to try this vegetable. With the prolonged hot spell, all but one plant are yellow and stunted. Since we are now at the end of July, is it possible to cut these stunted ones back to encourage new growth for a fall harvest? My husband keeps the plants watered and fertilized, and they are in an area that is shaded by late afternoon. You advice is appreciated! Thanks!
Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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Aug 2, 2016 1:57 PM CST
Welcome! PittsburghGal to NGA

I'm sorry no one has answered yet, and I know nothing of growing celery.

I've suggested that your thread be moved to the veggie and fruit forum. Hopefully someone there can see this and help you out.
Name: Robyn
Minnesota (Zone 4a)
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Aug 2, 2016 2:01 PM CST

I'm growing celery too. I haven't tried it, but I've heard that you can cut off outer stems as they grow to eat the celery so I believe cutting off wilted stems would be about the same.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Aug 2, 2016 4:09 PM CST
I saw this and didn't answer either as I have no clue as to the answer.

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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Aug 2, 2016 7:55 PM CST
I've never tried to grow it, but here it is definitely a winter crop. I would think that means they don't like heat.

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