Vegetables and Fruit forum: Too late for celery?

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Name: Mac
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McCannon
Mar 5, 2017 1:43 PM CST
I was late getting celery seeds this year. I'm wondering if I can grow them to maturity indoors. It can get pretty warm, pretty quickly, in my location near St. Louis. I have Tall Utah 52-70R variety. Any suggestions, for or against, would be appreciated.
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Mar 6, 2017 9:46 AM CST
I would think you could still grow them, but I don't know if it gets too warm there, and do they bolt to seed?

Immature celery plants are still useful---as cutting celery.
Name: Mac
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McCannon
Mar 6, 2017 10:07 AM CST
Thanks Caroline. Assuming the indoor starts were planted outside after last frost, we would be into mid-July, with average high temps in the low to mid 90's and lots of sun, before they would reach maturity. I think the optimum range is 60 to 70. We would take some stalks early but still want many to reach full maturity. They will probably be a better late season crop, unless I can grow them to maturity indoors.
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CarolineScott
Mar 6, 2017 10:51 AM CST
These are the cutting celery:
Golden Kin Tsai cutting celery.
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And Amsterdam Seasoning celery which seems much slower to grow or maybe the seeds were older. The seeds were purchased fresh this year.

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Name: Mac
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McCannon
Mar 6, 2017 11:37 AM CST
Thanks. Those look real good. I'm still mulling over which way to go. I may plant some now and take my chances and save some for later to see how they do late-season. We use most of our celery for flavoring in soups and stews.
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Mar 6, 2017 2:02 PM CST
Mac ! Hoe ! there ! Ha ha ha !!!
Celery !!! A pain ! without cool climate.
If i don't have celery, i'll use celery seed.
Come on and join me with trying out celeric this year. Its a root thats a celery substitute.
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Name: Mac
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McCannon
Mar 6, 2017 2:05 PM CST
Thanks Philip. We like celery and use it quite often. But I'll look into celeriac. I'll get Mrs opinion too.
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Philipwonel
Mar 6, 2017 2:31 PM CST
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Mar 7, 2017 8:42 AM CST
Actually I have seeds for celeriac.
But cutting celery is less work too.
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Mar 7, 2017 9:06 AM CST
Hi there Caroline ๐Ÿ˜
True true !!!
I've allways, just for fun , wanted to try it. See if it really tasted like celery !
I belive ! It will store under ground all winter.
How long can you store celery ??? Shrug!
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Mar 8, 2017 1:06 AM CST
It may stay over winter where you are , but not here.
Cutting celery can be grown in an indoor container for the winter.
Name: NebraskaVickie Alexander
Franklin, NE (Zone 5b)
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NebraskaVickie
Mar 9, 2017 8:51 AM CST
Thanks for the reminder on cool weather crop situation with celery. I have Tall Utah seed myself but just getting a new garden started this year. How many days til harvest on celery anyway, now that I am thinking about it?
Heirloom seeds and plants only!
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Mar 9, 2017 9:31 AM CST
About 80 days?
Name: Mac
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McCannon
Mar 9, 2017 9:36 AM CST
Vickie, my Tall Utah packet says it germinates in 15 to 21 days and 90 to 100 days to harvest. I would guess that it may vary by zone. I hope you have good luck with it.
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Name: Philip Becker
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Philipwonel
Mar 9, 2017 11:23 AM CST
Mac !
I was just thinking. Sticking tongue out . Maybe you could try some celery somewhere that it gets shade in afternoon. Shrug! . Being your getting late start. I'd give it a shot. You can allway eat the leaves.
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Mar 10, 2017 12:51 PM CST
It does need a long growing season to get the full-size stalks (or heads? what is a whole celery plant called, anyway?), but the good news is that they don't have to be full-size to be usable. It needs LOTS of water, or the individual stalks will be hollow. I haven't been overly successful with it in the past, but am determined to get it right -- hopefully this year!

Celeriac is great in soups and other cooked dishes (it definitely tastes like celery). Thumbs up
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Name: Philip Becker
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Philipwonel
Mar 12, 2017 9:22 AM CST
Sandy ! Good question. Thumbs up
I'll be making a new recipe, for a small pot of soup. 4 servings. Recipe calls for 3 to 4 stalks of celery. WHAT # Grumbling #!!! I'm not making celrery soup !
The whole celery, is a stalk.
Individual peices are called ribs.
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Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
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McCannon
Mar 12, 2017 9:25 AM CST
Semantics, Philip, semantics. Don't get yer dander up Hilarious! .
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Mar 12, 2017 9:56 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Philip !

I really hate recipes that call for "3-4 stalks (or ribs) of celery." There's a LOT of variation in size of the ribs, why don't they say something like "1 cup of sliced (or diced) celery" Grumbling

I really like celery in recipes and always throw more in than the recipe calls for anyway...
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Name: Philip Becker
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Philipwonel
Mar 12, 2017 11:16 AM CST
Ohh !!! Ahh !!! Errr !!! What you talkin bout Mac ### Dander ??? What dander ??? Where's my dander ? ๐Ÿ‘น
All i got coming up is my sciencematics and vegetable seeds.

Hecka yea. Sandy ๐Ÿ˜ more celery. More celery. Hurray! If im making a big pot of stew, and dont have a soon use for celery. Opps ๐Ÿ˜ฎ In goes the whole thing. Hurray! Hilarious! Thumbs up
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