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Celery is popular in salads and delicious braised, as a warming soup or super-healthy smoothie, but is not the easiest crop to grow well. KG editor Steve Ott offers some top tips for success

SOW: Feb-Apr

PLANT: May-June


Celery seeds are small. Light aids successful germination

Ask gardeners for the veg they find the biggest challenge to grow well and many will say celery. It certainly takes its time – heads or sticks can take up to eight months to fully mature (although can be harvested as smaller plants before that) and any growth checks can cause them to bolt (flower prematurely) or to become tough and stringy. But get it right and you can harvest some wonderful sticks for much of the summer and into the autumn, plus you will have the choice of some great varieties that you won’t see in the shops.

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In this month's issue of Kitchen Garden... - Free 2018 Gardener's journal - 6 Recipes to warm up your winter - Grow a pear! with our pick of the top varieties - Veg made simple 4 easy steps to perfect crop rotation - Onion sowing explained - What's i store? Fill your larder for free in 2018 - Make your own cold frame & gutter garden - How-to guide for spuds, chillies, celery & yacons - 5 DIY Tipples to get the party started - Meet the young plotters - Savings on great products