How To Grow Celeriac - An Easy and Tasty Vegetable
Treat celeriac much like celery in the north, sowing indoors and
growing in exactly the same way.
The cautions about low temperatures apply equally to both.
You can start them in individual peat pots (2 seeds to the pot and thin
to the strongest) if you only want a few but the easiest is to sow the
seed directly outdoors.
Alternately, you can direct sow at three seeds to the inch and thin out
the row to six inches apart when the plants are approximately four to
six inches tall. Sow one quarter inch deep. This is a slow germinator
(15 days plus or minus several depending on weather) so it is a great
place to use radish seed as a "marker" seed and harvest the radish to
help thin out the celeriac.
Harvest the rounded small turnip-like roots when they are two inches in
They taste kind of nut-like and do not require any blanching
to make them whitish. If you let them get larger, they get woody.
You can store them if you cut the tops off and cover them with dry sand
at temperatures of 35 to 40 F.
Don't store them in the same container
or area where you have very strong smells such as cabbage or onion.
They'll quickly pick up that smell.
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